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    Destiny of Jon Snow

    With Jon alive, he has the chance to find some peace and purpose in his new life. If he had died or been executed, he would have died miserable. If Jon lives long enough, he might see Free Folk and Northerners mingling more and strengthening the North together; and he will have played a major role in that direction. He will also see the children of the Free Folk live to grow up, which probably would not have happened without him. I see Jon and Sansa's last exchange indicating that while he is hurt at her betrayal of his trust, and cannot forgive her, he will always love her, whether or not he sees her again.
  2. I think the surviving kindred of the Northerners murdered by Freys on Lord Frey's orders would not be appalled at all; they'd probably smile.
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    Wheely? Discussing the "breaking of the wheel"

    In the next 25 years, Bran can advise Sansa and Gendry to marry their children; and the resulting firstborn of that union could be the next ruler of the six kingdoms (or seven if the North eventually wants back in). But seriously, Gendry is not going to become a powerful lord unless he gets the acceptance of the remaining Baratheon bannermen; which is unlikely (he's an illiterate bastard from Flea Bottom) unless he marries one of their daughters or sisters. Possibly Bran (and Davos) can slowly bring in some representatives of merchants and guilds (middle class) onto the council; and hire more "new men" (i.e. men, or women, of humble origins, as Henry VII and Henry VIII did) in the crown's administrative duties; so that a parliament might eventually be formed, not immediately, but taking steps toward it.
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    [Spoilers] Episode 806 Discussion

    Arya freed him (if he was being held at the Twins) in one of those scenes D&D forgot to write.
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    The Six Kingdoms

    I think Jon realized that Dany intended to mow over, by Unsullied sword or Drogon's fire, anyone who disagreed with her or who stood, however innocently, in castles or towns she planned to conquer. Sooner or later she'd have wanted to execute Davos and Sam as well as others, lords and smallfolk, not to mention Sansa and Arya.
  6. When did the show indicate that Sansa is definitely incapable of having children?
  7. I think that Bronn will become smug and think that he would make a better king than a crippled weird boy...Hopefully Bran will see Bronn's attempted coup coming and have him thrown out the Moon Door in the Eyrie.
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    [Spoilers] Episode 806 Discussion

    I think Jaime and Cersei will both die; but maybe in different ways from the books. I actually liked their last scene in the show; all their arrogance and pride gone, their love being the only thing left and only for a few more seconds. But GRRM might well do it differently and probably better. TV-Euron was a brutish teddy bear; we already know he is much more dangerous in the books.
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    [Spoilers] Episode 806 Discussion

    From a recent (April 19) interview in Rolling Stone (interviewer in bold): So you’re gonna be somewhat surprised by their ending then, perhaps … Well, to a degree. I mean, I think … the major points of the ending will be things that I told them, you know, five or six years ago. But there may also be changes, and there’ll be a lot added. And I've heard/read the same thing elsewhere. So at least some of what we saw tonight will very likely be at the end of the books.
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    [Spoilers] Episode 806 Discussion

    I hadn't heard that GRRM gave them a rushed panicked list; I'd heard that he told them the ending but said that he didn't know how he was getting to that point. Anyway, there's no reason why he can't keep the ending (with better buildup) or change some of it or do a completely different ending including who lives and who dies among the main characters. But for now, I can be glad that Sansa and Davos and Jon made it out alive. (I always believed that Arya and Tyrion would live)
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    [Spoilers] Episode 806 Discussion

    What happened to the Dothraki? Are they merrily pillaging and raping their way across Westeros, or did they return to Essos?
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    [Spoilers] Episode 806 Discussion

    GRRM never had veto power over the scripts. I think he was given the option to write some of them, which he did; but stopped because he was supposedly trying to catch up on The Winds of Winter.
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    [Spoilers] Episode 806 Discussion

    I'm wondering how long it will take before Bronn swindles himself some of that Coin. I'm also wondering where the Coin is coming from. The crown owes a debt to the Iron Bank; House Lannister is bankrupt; isn't Highgarden out of wealth as well? Maybe there's a secret stash in a secret chamber in the depths of RiverRun? Or will Dorne become the new backer of the crown?
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    [Spoilers] Episode 806 Discussion

    I thought the episode was the best of this season; which isn't saying that much...I thought Daenerys' last scenes were very good; especially the one with Jon; she was in full Daenerys Uber Alles mode and to heck with what anyone else might think, her idea of 'liberating' includes destroying those who don't want to be liberated; and Jon can see that includes Winterfell and Sansa and Arya as well as thousands of others. If GRRM is indeed heading for this ending, I'm sure he will write the path and journey's end much more convincingly. He can always change his mind about who lives or dies at the end, I think, at least for a few characters. And he would hopefully be more aware of the plotholes/logic fails: The Song of Ice and Fire, a huge book, was transcribed and gorgeous calligraphy and illustrations in a couple of months or less; Sam becomes Grand Maester also in a couple of months; Bran isn't bothering to attend his own council, said council is talking about funding this and that project with no money (they're all broke, as far as I know, unless Highgarden and RiverRun had a secret hoard stashed in some cavern under their keeps), and is Jon now a man of the Night's Watch or running away with the Wildlings? At least Jon seemed fairly happy, or at peace, at the end. (he hugged Ghost!) And Sansa survived and is Queen In the North - hope she survives the Winter.
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    [Spoilers] Episode 806 Discussion

    I liked the episode. Definitely the best episode of this season; which isn't saying a lot. But Davos, Tyrion, Sam, Arya, and Sansa are alive and well; so I'm fairly happy. And no more White Walkers. Peter Dinklage was terrific; Jon and Daenerys' last scene was good; Drogon didn't fry anyone; and Bran can talk in cogent sentences. I'm pleased that the North has its independence; hope they can get food from somewhere. (but how the heck did Sam become Grand Maester in the time it took for Jon to get to the Wall?)