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  1. Talking Hodor

    [Poll] How would you rate episode 806?

    Jon to Dany: "You went full Idi Amin. Never go full Idi Amin." Dragon did what I was hoping someone would do - burn that stupid Iron Throne to the ground. I gave the episode a ten. I think they did an amazing job with no book to guide them. Yes, it would have been better if GRRM hadn't bitten off more than he could chew and had finished his story before them, but this episode felt like it had more of his influence than others. Jon never wanted a crown, and the smile on his face as he traveled north with the Wildlings was proof that he was where he wanted to be. Sansa got what she, and the North, wanted. Bran as king was a surprise to me, but the more I think about it, the more I like it. Jon would have never been a good king, whereas Bran is perfect for the job. He doesn't even need a master of whisperers; he has Weirwood.net in his head.
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    [Poll] How would you rate episode 803?

    Yeah, I punted that one.
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    [Poll] How would you rate episode 805?

    I gave it a 10 for the exact same reasons. One moment of unbridled emotion and rage just undid an entire life's work of liberation and conquest. Ice tried and failed (Night King) Fire tried and failed (Daenerys) Now it's finally Jon's turn. Now the continent is finally ready to accept the true heir to the Iron Throne, who, incidentally is also the best suited to sit on it if it wasn't melted in that nuke fest. I can't wait until next week's finale! I bet one of the first laws Jon passes is that incest is forbidden, even for Targaryens.
  4. It's entirely possible she's faked the entire pregnancy to secure her power. Each person she told eventually granted her concessions or felt more obligated to protect her. If they specifically mentioned three children on the show, they might not have made a mistake. Or she could miscarry. Either way, no fourth child. I agree completely. This is new territory, and very hard to predict how it will finally end. I actually gave it a 9.
  5. She's playing her cards close to her chest. The last thing she wants is for Ser Gregor to mid-air choke-grab her like the Night King did. His reach is a bit more than NK's. She and Sandor are going to attempt to assassinate Ser Gregor and Cersei, and I see Jaime or Tyrion (Valonqar) helping out, likely dealing the killing blow to his sister. Isn't it entirely possible that Varys, one of his little birds, or Tyrion were simply crouched behind a bush while Jon, Sansa, Arya, and Bran were having their family pow-wow? Arya and Sansa swore an oath before a heart tree, which as keepers of the old gods means they're highly unlikely to break it.
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    [Spoilers] Episode 803 Discussion

    Are people still comparing the show to the books? They're two different stories. Just try to enjoy what you have. Otherwise the books are going to be awfully boring if or when they finally arrive. Moreover, the books don't have a Night King yet. We have no idea what's in the Land of Always Winter. The books do mention Night's King, the Great Other, the Drowned God's nemesis, etc., and both show and book have Craster sacrificing children to the Others a.k.a. White Walkers. Plus if GRRM has any hope of finishing his story before he turns 130, he's gonna have to create an antagonist capable of being brought down by a deus ex machina or a Maguffin, as the shows did, seeing as how they're on a much tighter schedule than he is. I think the story told in the show so far has been great. All the prophecies GRRM wrote don't necessarily have to be about the same person. Arya could be the last hero, Daenerys could be Azor Ahai, and Jon could be the Prince that was Promised. That's the thing with prophecy. It's much more enjoyable once everything has happened and the prophecy becomes obvious. The last three episodes are going to be awesome for those who keep an open mind.
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    Samwell Tarly stole the spotlight.

    Nah. He's just seeing what a bunch of big dumb trees have seen. Otherwise, his last words to Theon would have been 'don't rush into a wall of White Walkers, idjit! I have a good feeling about our chances.' Instead, he kinda took off his warg glasses and told Theon he was a good man, fully expecting both of them to eat it really soon.
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    [Poll] How would you rate episode 803?

    I also don't think Daenerys is going to turn into an evil character. She was altruistic and had Jon's back the entire time. She even did a little fighting herself to help out her friend Jorah at the end.
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    [Poll] How would you rate episode 803?

    On a far sadder note, zombie Hodor is now definitely dead. RIP, big lovable doorstop.
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    [Poll] How would you rate episode 803?

    I'm amazed at how many people here thought that what they went through was easy. Except for a few main characters, they lost pretty much their entire army, and nobody came out of that uninjured. Now, they have to face another army: one that isn't slavishly bound to the will of their creator but one where each person can think and act for themselves. If, for example, Arya pops out of a cardboard box and spinning ninja-kills Cersei in the middle of the fighting, the rest of the Iron Throne's army will continue to fight, and likely win given the odds. The best thing the survivors can do now is seal the Neck (Howland Reed will be happy to oblige, and bear witness to Jon's claim to the throne), ignore the southern half of Westeros with their silly politics, and rebuild the North. After a decade, they might have enough power to press for the Iron Throne while Cersei mismanages her half of the continent.
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    [Poll] How would you rate episode 803?

    There is no source material. There's an outline or some musings of GRRM at best. I don't think either living dragon died. They were seriously injured, but we didn't see any die. As for the darkness and inability to see anything, I thought it was perfect. It's not called the fog of war for nothing. Besides, that's how the army of the dead fights. The Others bring the cold with them, or attack when it gets cold.
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    [Poll] How would you rate episode 801?

    Now I realize how subjective the statement "[so-and-so] can't act" really is. Moreover, all actors at one time or another were unknown, possibly even living on the street. These were good enough to beat all their competitors for the role at their casting call, and ended up on the hugest TV show on the planet, so I'm pretty sure they're good at what they do.
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    Samwell Tarly stole the spotlight.

    It's possible that his access to anything past and present makes him good at predicting what will happen next, but I seriously doubt he can see into the future with the same clarity he can see in the past. He accesses tree's memories, allowing him to see what they saw. If he could see the future, he could tell everyone exactly what to do in the upcoming battle to ensure victory. Next episode will show whether he can or not. One common writing technique is to describe in detail a plan that will eventually fail, but don't describe the plan that will work. The fact that they showed them planning the battle means that the fighting will not go as they planned. Bran's central role in that revelation means his plan will go awry, meaning he can't see the future with clarity.
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    [Spoilers] E801 Discussion

    Probably the latter. The characters that demonstrate they can learn from their mistakes and setbacks tend to survive, whereas those who remain stubborn, or don't have a lot of significance to the plot, get ganked. I guess we'll see in the coming weeks! Is Daenerys like Robespierre and try to hold onto her throne like Jaime trying to hold onto his fleshy hand, or will she give it up for the greater good?
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    [Spoilers] E801 Discussion

    Or it's just psychological warfare. The White Walkers are freaking out and demoralizing their enemies. Worked for me. I sure as hell wouldn't want to fight that mutha.
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