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  1. A Dance with Davos

    Bran Truly Was The Best Possible Choice To Rule

    Tyrion and Sansa seemed the best choice. That is essentially what happened anyway. Bran doesn't seem to care at all which isn't a good thing. He shows up to the council for a minute and then leaves?? He's basically Joffrey or Robert minus the cruelty or whoring. Tyrion and Sansa are still married. As far as succession goes isn't Tyrion technically king? Sansa being Queen keeps the North happy and Tyrion is basically actively ruling already. I really do wonder if Bran will be king in the books.
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    Dany CAN (And Shall???) Rise Again!!!

    "No one's ever really gone" Perhaps Syrio Forel will be her hand. I suppose the speculation is fair game, but I feel like this type of ending was just a troll move. They know people will speculate till the end of time with this kind of ending and you can't blame them. This is a world where people can be brought back from the dead. I expect nothing though.
  3. No. One of my biggest issues with this season hasn't been what has happened, but the pacing and execution. We barely see Jon and Daenerys together between S7/8, but were they meant to truly love each other? I never bought it. We spend so long building up to the dead and they are gone in one episode? Daenerys execution throughout most of the show was poor. I'm glad Tyrion made the point that she has punished evil people so no one cares, cause I've been saying that for a while. So I think the evidence was there that she'd burn KL, but overall Daenerys in the show was never likeable and that is a major issue. I like book Dany, if this happens it would feel tragic, but show Daenerys has always been awful.
  4. Let me get this straight... Jon the Honourable Fool 2.0 at first takes issue with killing Daenerys despite her burning down a city full of people, cause "She's my Queen". I don't think Ned would have killed her Jaime style, but more likely called for a war or at least directly confronted her. So he then does kill her, fine. I mean it does make sense she just burnt down a city full of innocent people. Here's where things get pretty darn stupid... So Jon has to join the Nights Watch, cause Greyworm wants him dead? Greyworm should be thankful he hasn't been slaughtered. Why is there still a Nights Watch anyway? So Jon takes the black, cause he's honourable, but then in the final scene he abandons the Nights Watch. Why not cut out all the Nights Watch stuff and have him go North, cause he wants to leave it all behind?
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    Daenerys has always been a killer

    I certainly have had my issues with the show since they had to make up their own material when they no longer had the books to go off of, I mean some things have just been handled so poorly. In regards to this whole Daenerys fiasco I must say though... I feel like they did a decent enough job. The evidence of her being a bit of a nutter has been present for a while now. She wanted to burn Hizdahr Zo Loraq alive with no evidence and it later turned out he was innocent. Even when she executes guilty people she either goes to a crazy extreme like crucifying them or never shows that much inner conflict. Contrast her executions with characters like Ned or Jon. Yeah, Ned and Jon have executed people, but you get the sense they aren't too keen about it. Then of course we've had some pretty heavy handed foreshadowing this season which I won't go through. Simpy put I think what happened made sense and what I believe is what they were conveying is this: When Daenerys conquered Yunkai or Meereen she was met with overwhelming praise. What made her snap in Kings Landing is the fact that no one was cheering. She isn't a saviour. No one wants her. She knows how awful Cersei is, Tyrion has told her. Despite that the people are scared of Daenerys and seemingly have no issue with Cersei. So she punishes the people for not appreciating her. Her dialogue about fighting the dead shows how warped she is. She makes comments like "fighting his war" to Sansa. She doesn't view defeating the army of dead who want the death of all living creatures as her battle. That is insane. She wants to be thanked for helping them, but is in her interest to help. I've had a lot of issues with the show, but I really feel like this is one situation where D&D have done an ok job.
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    Why the bells?

    She did threaten to burn Hizdahr Zo Loraq alive with no evidence or trial. That is insane.
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    Rant & Rave without Repercussion: Burn It All Edition

    Yeah, I mean what season was it when she threatened to burn Hizdahr Zo Loraq alive, cause she thought he was part of the SotH? When he was totally innocent.
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    Rant & Rave without Repercussion: Burn It All Edition

    Agreed. I've made the point a fair few times now that anyway you slice it Daenerys goal was always to invade Westeros. I never really understood why some people were reluctant to acknowledge that. Whether the ruler of the Seven Kingdoms was good or bad she was always gonna start a war.
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    GRRM and the 3 twist.

    Burning Shireen was meant to be a twist? Really?
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    Rant & Rave without Repercussion: Burn It All Edition

    Nah, if she does survive I imagine her being executed by Daenerys in some awful way. I mean as far as pushing the plot along it would be pointless. It's not like they can portray Daenerys as any worse after this, but who knows.
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    Rant & Rave without Repercussion: Burn It All Edition

    I kind of hope Cersei is alive. It could be they have Jaime parallel The Mountain and he somehow kept her safe from tons of falling debris.
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    Rant & Rave without Repercussion: Burn It All Edition

    The main focus of the episode felt well accomplished. Yes we can argue about the build up, they really could've done a better job of leading Daenerys to this place. However I guess she is meant to be "mad". This always felt like her path. It is established pretty early on in the story that Daenerys wants to invade Westeros, so I am baffled as to why people are surprised she is now a villain. My biggest issue has to be the massive inconsistencies in the writing. It is almost like each episode is written in a total vacuum. My major complaints are: Episode 3 we see the Dothraki charge and get obliterated and the Unsullied overwhelmed by the dead, but now in the EP 6 preview she seems to have a formidable force of both. Why establish the scorpions as some supreme dragon killing machine if by the next episode one of them can't even hit Drogon? She should've lost a dragon in the fight with the dead. Euron... aw man, poor Euron Greyjoy. Why was he ever in the show? If D&D don't like the magical stuff why add the most magical man? Why were his last words his joy in seemingly killing Jaime and not "What is dead may never die"? Varys caught a bad case of "Little Finger Syndrome". LFS being when a super intelligent character who has plotted and schemed for decades ends up getting killed for the dumbest reason. The writers literally can't think of a good way to outsmart these characters so they just get rid of them. Even the action has its issues. Cleganebowl is undermined by an awful conclusion. When The Hound began to stab him whilst held up against the wall you'd think his first thought would be to stab him in the head. Afterall he thrust his sword through his torso and it did nothing. Rather he repeatedly stabs at his arms and torso before going for the eye?
  13. That is what is so annoying about the showrunners. Is it Daenerys being dumb or the writing being poor? The fact that they acknowledge it would suggest the former, but if she did forget would Tyrion or Varys or Greyworm?! Isn't a more logical explanation that they remembered Euron, but felt confident due to them having two dragons?
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    Why are they plotting a coup?

    To be fair... do the Seven Kingdoms even exist anymore? I gotta work with what I've got. The show boils down to KL, the North and Daenerys forces.
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    Why are they plotting a coup?

    How people view Cersei or Daenerys isn't the point though. Ultimately it doesn't matter if anyone believes Jon is a Targaryen or not. Once the Throne is open for someone to sit on, it will go to the person most people want and it is clear that a lot of people like Jon. The main reason for the Jon being a Targaryen plotline is to push things along with Daenerys. I understand that it is silly that Tyrion or Varys just believe it, but at the end of the day it isn't like anyone apart from Daenerys cares about a Targaryen being on the Throne. +In all fairness to Tyrion and Varys there is clearly something "odd" about Bran. It is plausible that they'd take Sansa's word for it if she told Tyrion Bran can see the past. Afterall they just witnessed a battle between the forces of the living against the living dead.
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