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  1. I think the idea is to make it seem as though everyone thought that everything was great until Daenerys's heel turn and the underwhelming finale. Obviously, that couldn't be further from the truth, as the show was in decline long before these last few straws.
  2. I don't understand how a show with such a high budget could be so sloppily written. Were those two goofs really the only ones responsible for ensuring that the narrative remained consistent throughout? Considering all that's gone on since S5, I don't know why HBO never bit the bullet and paid Martin whatever he wanted to just write the scripts.
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    What was your personal GoT breaking point?

    I couldn't put my finger on one particular moment, but I know that it was very early in S5 when I began to feel as though I was watching The Office post-Michael Scott.
  4. Like a lot of people, I wish I'd just stopped watching at the end of S4. It's been unrelentingly rancid since then, and has somehow managed to become worse than ever during this final season. I was all set to call it a day following 8.03, but then I realised that after the not-so-Long Night was brought to an end by Melissandre telling a teenage girl, 'We need the old Stone Cold back!' I simply didn't care anymore, so why not just watch it and laugh. The worst part is, they actually had everything in place to bring the series to a palatable climax. If, for example, Rhaegal had died in the act of protecting Jon from Viserion (instead of being one-shotted by Bluto), allowing him to deal a fatal blow to the Night King while he was choking Arya, it would have made sense for Daenarys to resent the man who everyone else was hailing as a hero. Instead, Jon is suddenly being lauded for things he did two/three seasons ago, and Arya has shrugged off killing humanity's greatest threat like it was all in a day's work. Only after the BoW should Daenarys have learned of Jon's parentage, which would reasonably add to the paranoia and grief she was rightly experiencing, ahead of this being further exacerbated by his inability to deal with their relationship being incestuous. That's where Tyrion and Varys would impress upon Jon the importance of him putting his uneasiness to one side and marrying Daenarys for the good of the realm, which, Jon being Jon, he would agree to. This could perhaps have involved Tyrion having Jaime talk to Jon about the joys of incest, prompting ol' Kingslayer to chase after Arya and attempt to thwart the mission to assassinate Cersei, which obviously everyone would have suggested as the logical next step. Maybe, after Arya has killed Cersei and Jaime, she executes Sansa's secret order to sit Jon on the Iron Throne after the gates are opened to the Northern army. Cue Targaryen CGI meltdown. Instead, what we have is an unsalvageable mess with virtually no satisfying conclusions to any character arc. The only thing that stood out for me in the last episode was how funny it would have been if, using the Star Wars battle droid logic from 8.03, the Undertaker had inadvertently killed himself when he brained Qyburn in order to get to his younger brother Kane.
  5. For a while now, I've been wondering why they gave him that weird Last Samurai hairdo. He looked much cooler with the tussled locks look.
  6. I don't know why they don't just hire the Waif to wipe out Cersei and her goons. Judging by Arya's prowess, the girl who effortlessly beat the breaks off her every day must be Achilles reborn.
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    Speculation for fun: How will Arya be rewarded?

    Jaqen shows up and awards her a black belt, and then she strangles him with it.
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    [Poll] How would you rate episode 803?

    I disliked it so much that I'm not going to watch next week, so I guess a 1 is the only choice here. I'm grateful that the show introduced me to the book series, which in turn encouraged me to read more fantasy than I would have otherwise, but virtually everything post-S4 has been an insult to the audience's intelligence. Even the battle choreography, cinematography and music - things that you could always rely on, even after they ran out of source material - were completely underwhelming.
  9. It's been obvious since the end of the fourth season that the plan is to use liberal pandering and fan service as crutches to limp across the finish line, but what I don't understand is how the people this is aimed at don't feel completely patronised. I'm not sure that I'll bother watching the final three episodes. I couldn't care less about Boris Yeltsin and her ribald, Ricky-from-Trailer-Park-Boys-looking lover. It's one thing to take a character as psychotic as Euron and basically write him as Bluto, but quite another to expect us to see his demise as a fitting climax to a journey that's been eight years in the making. The most frustrating thing is how pointless so many of the characters' arcs now feel, especially Jon and Bran. It would have been better if the whole Night King/Bran 'I am Quaid' theory had been true.
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    [Book Spoilers] R+L=J, A+J=T and other theories on HBO V.4

    Having recently come around to the idea of AJT - and taking into account the frantic pacing that the show has adopted - I'm now expecting to see it happen in Season Eight. What has convinced me is the decision to have Varys planted like a benign tumour on Dragonstone. My prediction is that Tyrion will mount a dragon in a moment of desperation, which prompts the Spider to offer detailed exposition regarding Aerys and Joanna. I doubt there could ever be the sort of concrete proof that we'll eventually get with Jon, but then the fact that Tyrion would only be a bastard reduces the need for it anyway.
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    References and Homages

    I doubt any of the references/homages I spotted within the books are ones that haven't been picked up and mentioned here before, but (as my username suggests) I do have a theory which goes the other way. I believe that the WWF/E writers of the late '90s based the story of the Undertaker and Kane on that of the Mountain and the Hound. For those who don't know, Kane's kayfabe back story was that he was horrifically burned as a child in a house fire caused by his older brother, the Undertaker, leaving him permanently scarred both physically and mentally.
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