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Rant & Rave without Repercussion: Burn It All Edition

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This time, I don’t think I have as many ranting points as before. I liked some of the episode, mainly on the imagery side. That being said:

  • The ruination of Daenerys Targaryen is now also complete.
  • After the Night King, y’all were mad about Cersei being the final boss. Haha, who knew Dany would be it. Subversion!!! I really don’t know what else to say about this. Thoroughly disappointing.
  • But why be mad about this? Missandei’s last word was “Dracarys”. You gotta respect your friend’s dying wish, right?
  • What’s the point of still seeing Last Hearth in the intro, but not Dragonstone? Ran over budget with all that stuff? Ooo, are we going to be subverted again?
  • Varys did some stuff, he got himself killed. Check! Who’s next?
  • St. Tyrion was in full force this episode, and Jon did some stuff, too.
  • Brave Ser Davos was in the front lines. And he must have borrowed one of those jetpacks that he had time to arrange for the dingy, and still be by Jon’s side.
  • The ironborn must have gotten pissed drunk the night before. None of them could hit the side of a barn. I’m going to assume that in this week’s Inside the Episode, Benioff will say that Euron kinda forgot he had control of the Blackwater Bay, and allowed all the Unsullied with Grey Worm to sail pretty much next to King’s Landing.
  • All those scorpions looked mighty pretty on the city walls, not firing at Jon’s approaching army or at the forces encamped below the walls. I guess those Imperial Lannister weapons technicians really had shite training (unlike the drunkard ironborn) No one thought to add scorpions on the inner walls of the Red Keep?
  • Is the Golden Company a sellsword company, or a national standing army? Whatever, in the end, the Golden Company was bullshit. Subversion!!! If only they had the elephants.
  • Harrenhal’s towers were literally melted by the heat of Balerion’s fire. Drogon’s fire, on the other hand, is almost as hot, but also hits with the force of two 747 engines and just blow a building down.
  • Jaime was mortally wounded by Euron in a pointless fight, and Euron died gloating about it. Not that it mattered, Jaime decided to die with Cersei. Subversion!!!
  • While I liked Cleganebowl, Sandor shoving his sword all the way through unGregor’s armor was yet another example in the long line of armor-is-for-suckers mantra. And mind you, that armor just held without a scratch against blocks of falling stone.
  • If only we had gotten as much screen time of Arya sneaking through the wights to get to the NK, as we got of her trying to escape the city. And now we got to see library Arya again, only upped a notch. Three times she nearly died, but what can you do when subversion and plot armor join forces? What can anyone do in the face of such reckless writing?

Shit, I guess I did have plenty of points. Subversion!!!

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2 hours ago, Corvinus said:

This time, I don’t think I have as many ranting points as before. I liked some of the episode, mainly on the imagery side. That being said:

  • The ruination of Daenerys Targaryen is now also complete.
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This pretty much. I mean, the bells were ringing and Danys would have the greatest claim as Mother Theresa on the throne. With the recent civil wars in mind, nobody would support Jon's claim - especially when he is most content with being Dany's servant. She had just also completed her revenge by burning Euron's fleet and forcing upon the Lannister soldiers the greatest of humbleness. She would be the greatest ruler had she followed the repeated advice of nearly every Westerosi that was on her side (to be fair, they were wrong a lot but they were right when it comes to the ideal rules of engagement in Westeros). Yet, she was still so 'impatient' that she decides to make herself a known tyrant.

Edited by HighAndMightyBrightness

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Terribly disappointed in Cersei’s exit. She was not properly held accountable. I mean, yeah she died, but so did everyone else. She deserved a special kind of horrible torturous death for the ages. The walls and ceiling crumbling down on her while her love held her kind of let her off the hook. Way more pissed about that than Dany going apeshit and killing innocent women and children. 

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And to think I decided to start watching this stupid show again to get some closure on ASOAF...What a great idea that turned out to be :rolleyes:

Seriously the bells WTF???? Why does the bells make Dany go crazy?? 

Jon is the embodiment of nipples on a breastplate. 

Shadowfax showing up out of nowhere to pick up Arya the queen of plot armor at the end. Why not? 

Jaime and Cercei...they really played that as some tragic love story huh? Oh well, what is character development?

Whatever the hell Euron is supposed to be about

 

 

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I'm not sure I like how it was executed but I honestly wasn't surprised re: Dany going mad. I think it's been something we've been building up to slowly and not actually as out of the blue as it appears at first glance.

 

However Jon was and continues to be a spineless idiot. 

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I guess Robert Baratheon was right about Daeny.  White dress Daeny had a nice run saving people until black dress daeny Vader decided to kill innocent people  for no good reason at all.

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Is it me or when Frankengregor lost the mask for a moment he look like purple Varys?

For one crazy moment I even thought hey how did Qyburn got a hold of Varys' body? :lol:

Is lucky the Dothraki in the series do not seem to wear bells in their heads or they may accidentally turn Dany's crazy mode on. 

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this is really minor but I cannot get over the Unsullied's northern costumes. It looks like they're wearing onesies under their armor.

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Just now, -Winterfellian- said:

Is it me or when Frankengregor lost the mask for a moment he look like purple Varys?

For one crazy moment I even thought hey how did Qyburn got a hold of Varys' body? :lol:

Is lucky the Dothraki in the series do not seem to wear bells in their heads or they may accidentally turn Dany's crazy mode on. 

It reminded me of when Darth Vader took off his mask during Return of the Jedi

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So in the show universe Robert Baratheon turned out to be one hell of a king. Atleast he managed to keep the kingdom united during his reign and did not do any stupid nonsense like his predecessor or his successors.

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6 minutes ago, Jabar of House Titan said:

Euron has been a complete joke in the show.

Absolutely atrocious.

Euron’s death was the worst part of the episode, which is saying something.

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19 minutes ago, Rockroi said:

IF that episode were a metaphor

[...the rant is on...]

Because in the end, it doesn’t even matter…

That was awesome and to the point.

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2 minutes ago, BradDoty08 said:

Yikes, that was really bad. Now I know what the writers meant when they said the ending is going to be bittersweet. Thankful it's finally over after how bad it's gotten. 

This isn't bittersweet.

This has the makings of a tragedy.

I would be okay if they were going for a King Lear or a Hamlet vibe. But no, this is poorly conceived and haphazardly written. The special effects are nice but LOL at the fact that it took them two years to plot this out. I feel so cheated.

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