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4 hours ago, chirorob said:

They've done such a good job of growing characters.

I was watching season 1 again.  I forgot what an amazing a$$hole Jamie was, how smug.   How naive Sansa was.  All of it.   This season has been fabulous, Khaleesi acting like a queen for the 1st time in what seems like 2 years.  

I was thinking, if Jon and Ramsay go at it, what will the show do next.  "Oh yeah, the freaking white walkers".  Jon + Littlefinger vs Boltons

Then (my thinking) after Jon and Littlefinger win, Littlefinger wants to solidify the north and marry Sansa, making him Lord of the North.

I have a feeling she owns the world by the time its all said and done.  

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17 minutes ago, Integrity28 said:

Also, for those of you questioning why Rickon didn't zig-zag... here's a better one... 

Why didn't Ramsay put that arrow through Jon Snow's heart, rather than the Giant's eyeball?

I mean, Jon let his guard down and was easy-pickens at that point. Ramsay's proclivity for tormenting people, was his ultimate undoing. He could have ended Snow right there, but seeing how Jon was emo about the giant being taken down... Ramsay chose to hurt Jon emotionally, rather than taking the easy kill shot.

Because thats what Ramsey do...

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Wow, after battle of the bastards I didnt think it was possible for the finale to be such over the top awesomeness!  I cant think of a single episode of any show that was front to back, that amazing!  I kept pausing it to see where I was in the episode thinking it had to be over just to be blown away by the content of the next 10 mins over and over again.  fantastic!

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On 7/21/2017 at 2:32 PM, JiF said:

Agreed.  It was my biggest beef when I started watching the show.  They seemed focused on the eye candy, shock stuff (nudity, gory killings, vulgar material) rather than the meat of the details that make the story great.

In general, I'm not a huge fan of wizardry, dragons and sh*t like that.  I like sci-fi but that's a little too much for me.  Like for example, when the Red Witch released her Vagina on Renly, I legit almost stopped watching.  The dragons scenes, kill me.  The face Dany makes no matter the situation.  Some of it I just cant get over but the story has just become so involved and intense that I'm completely hooked.  However, I agree, I wish they'd have spent a little more time diving deeper into not only what is happening now (white walkers, etc) but also expand a little more than 1 vision from Bran on the Mad King, Roberts Rebellion, who was Rhaegar, Ned's brother and sister, etc.  

Another example, Varys plays a huge role in this story.  His past, would be seriously cool to explore. 

IDK - nit picking but I agree, they could probably drop some of the silly sh*t and get a little deeper. 

there are only like 11 episodes left. rumor is that there will be spin offs after that and one of those spin offs will be the timeline before the current show picks up so it would be about the mad king and the rebellion etc.

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On 7/24/2017 at 8:44 AM, T0mShane said:

Best news to come from the episode: elimination of those awful actresses playing the Sand sisters, and the promise of getting rid of Grey Worm, who sucks, but who just fell into the fur trap.

With knowing that there are only so many hours of this show left, i was legit pissed that they took all of 10 mins for a soft porn scene including a guy with no dick...  Other than that, this second episode kicked mucho ass.  Loved Rob grabbing little finger by the throat even more violently than Ned did in season 1 but Ned did it in front of little fingers own business in public. 

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2 hours ago, JiF said:

They're starting to get dangerously close to the Walking Dead with their attention to characters who just flat out suck, boring and dont do a damn thing for the plot.  Granted, they dont take entire episodes off to focus on them, they still give you 5 unnecessary minutes of what I guess they think is entertaining or interesting or cool but it's not and its stupid and they could have done more with the time they have each week.  That scene with Grey Worm was completely pointless.  We get it.  They love each other and are going to ****.  She did have a fantastic body though but what a waste of time. 

And yes, the Sand Sisters were terrible.  How many times do you think the audience wants to hear them have a dick measuring contest about how many people they'll kill and who is badder than the other blah blah blah.  I was very depressed when they kept 2 of them alive.  I mean, they kept the hottie so hopefully she's get naked again but otherwise, they're terrible.  I didnt need to know the Queen wanted to go all lesbo with ugliest bitch on the show either.  Another pointless use of 5 minutes.  

If Theon doesnt have some sort of amazing twist about how he helps the North or something, I'm going to be completely confused on his existence in this show other to show that he's a stupid coward traitor with a big dick that was tortured for no apparent reason.  I actually thought we'd finally see the Greyjoy's die and they didnt and that sucks.   

Both episodes have been very meh, thus far.  The fight scene was one of the worst we've seen too, stupid and cheesy.  I'm on the fence about Euron.  I enjoyed his jabs at Jamie but if that scene was a peek into who he is, then he's going to be stupid and boring.  Nothing on Bran.  Nothing really on Arya other than learning her bastard brother is King of the North and her Wolf is around somewhere.  Basically, the only thing that came out of this episode is; Snow is meeting Dany, Euron has the Sand Queen and Sam is picking scabs off Jorah and that Snow's mentor in the Nights Watch was Jorah's father (not sure if we knew that or not till last night).  I guess to a lesser extent Sam's father aligning to the Lannisters is intriguing.  Otherwise, very meh from the first 2 episodes.  

Theon has no dick lol I thought Reek was bound to resurface and had to rewind a couple of times and watch how he bailed overboard when the ax was to his sisters throat.  That form as he jumped overboard was ******* hysterical, like a true gimp that he is.  In real life, Theon's sister is a popular british pop singer, so there is that.

On a separate note, loved the cameo of "Billy" from Black Sails in the episode as lord tully's right hand man. love me some black sails.

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49 minutes ago, JiF said:

Well yeah it was big dick to no dick.  lol  Either way, a lot of effort to remind us of both.  That whole fight scene was just cartoonish cheesy.  Might as well just bring in Capt. Jack Sparrow and have a ball but whatever.  The interesting thing about that moment where Theon is, it was actually the right decision.  He wasnt going to defeat Euron.  Euron would have certainly killed him and there was no guarantee Euron wouldnt have killed his sister too.  If that happened, there are no ties to the Iron Throne other than Euron.  We already know that wasnt their entire fleet, so technically, Theon could be the person who leads the remaining Iron Throne not associated with Euron again now that his sister is prisoner. Making him essentially be the person to go back to the Queen, tell her what happened and once again save the day in a weird cowardly way. Otherwise, I just dont understand the purpose of his character at all. 

Yup, that is so GoT style. Some relatively new character steps in and whoops up on established characters like he was their dad(or dad's brother). Part of what I like about it. At least this time they gave you some history of that character.  With this series it isnt surprising to have someone step into a huge moment in one episode and not learn who he is until the next episode. I havent read the books so I have a couple of go to people with my questions.  I was sure that Jon and Khallissi would wind up ruling all as king and queen until i was informed that Rob is her nephew.  Not sure if that will prevent them from getting together but bran knows so if Jon knew he may not be on board with it.

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16 hours ago, T0mShane said:

It'd be pretty shanky if he ends up being the guy who kills off any of the Stark children. It'd have the same feel as True Detective Season One where you follow along the whole time and it turns out that Some Dude who walks in the door with five minutes left ends up being the bad guy 

Ugh that show was so dark yet i couldnt stop watching it. 2nd season was just as dark and left my stomach in ropes. not sure which season i liked better.

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1 minute ago, section314 said:

It's Jon Snow who is her nephew..... Khallissi's brother is his father.

Yeah, i tried to edit it. rewatching the first season so Rob is not so much an afterthought to me at the moment.

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On 1/12/2017 at 10:35 AM, JiF said:

I want to rip his throat out.  He's so annoying.  The way he talks, the way he walks, the way he dresses - he's a great character but he's just so damn annoying. 

lol this almost happened :P 

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On 7/18/2017 at 7:58 PM, T0mShane said:

Long story short, a chick I was dating brings me to watch GoT at her nerd friends' place, which is filled with dudes who all read the books and would spend the whole time bitching about inconsistencies between the books and show. At some point, they become aware that I have not read the books. One of them goes, "so he doesn't KNOW? Oh my GOD he's gonna freak OUT." Then as the scene starts, the dude goes, "RAINS OF M@THERF£CKING CASTAMERE HERE WE GO" or some sh*t. Then it happens, and the whole room is looking at me for approval, as if it was these ******* geeks who wrote the books themselves. True dicks. Then they consoled themselves by arguing the scene was bullsh*t anyway because that wasn't REALLY Robb's wife from the books anyway.

legit lol

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@T0mShane

 

I may just scream this moments before kick off of our football season.

 

 "RAINS OF M@THERF£CKING CASTAMERE HERE WE GO" 

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33 minutes ago, JiF said:

Well, they also talk about in the show that the Targayen's practiced incest for years to keep their blood lines pure.  Cersi referenced that numerous times back when it seemed like she had some moral compass and questioned if her and Jamie were a mistake.  Not saying that they'll use that logic and get together but I guess it is possible. Or, like what's going on in the North, they rule side by side as brother and sister or Aunt and Nephew.  That said, I dont see this ending at all because it seems to reasonable and appealing to all and I doubt GoT goes that route. Of all the houses/people, I dont think that Jon would go for it, the rest of the world seems to accept it.  If he didnt know about it then all bets are off(only Bran knows as of now, i think).  He currently does question who his mother is and it is especially prevalent in season 1, asks Ned on his way out to the wall and then he tells Sam the reason he is still a virgin is because he didnt know who his mother is.

Their meeting is definitely an interesting one.  I got a feeling they dont unite.  I dont know how though or why, I just do.  Of all the story lines, that one I have the least feel for because I think they're going to do something nobody was expecting.  Maybe she kills Snow before realizing he was her nephew.  I dont know but I dont think they're going to do predictable. Cant see her killing snow with all the common ties they are aware of let alone all the common that exist that they may find out about soon.

The only predictable thing I see happening is Jamie or Tyrion kill Cersi.  And that's only because that was her prophecy as a child and thus far, that prophecy has been spot on. absolutely can see jamie killing Cersi and reuniting with Tyrion.  Jamie was questioning/wanting to talk about Tomin and really didnt get an answer/closure imo.

 

 

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1 minute ago, southparkcpa said:

 

I like GOT as much as the next guy but you guys have certainly taken it to the next level................

dick!

:P

I keed I keed

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IDK, i think a lot has been accomplished thus far this season.  Sides are lining up for the showdown all the while, the larger enemy looms.  That would be my only criticism, wtf are the white walkers doing all of these months?  Seems like they are waiting for the other side of the wall to get their sh*t together.  If they are waiting for the long winter, it is already snowing in the north so they could at least decimate that part of the 7 kingdoms.

Cercie has 3 kingdoms(including her own) now aligned with her while Khalessi has 2 (including her own). To me the rest are undecided and to me that is the "story".  Who will sit atop the iron throne.  Everything else is prologue to that.  Characters push toward that end. If you are tired of littlefinger, sh*t.... he is just biding his time imo.  there are 2 wars coming, no reason to reach to push an agenda now when things could be upside down in a short while.  Even if he somehow was able to court the stark girl and unify the north and aerie as king of those 2 realms, he still needs to conquer cersie and slay the whitewalkers while remaining in power.  better to let others handle that, save his strength for the big prize.

 

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also, Bran has just been through a ton of non stop sh*t!!!  most people cant survive on the other side of the wall.  he has been there how many seasons? as a cripple? lost all of his group save for 1? became the 3 eyed raven? He admits he can only see parts of the past and future, pieces. give him some quiet time by the fire, let him recuperate and regroup, collect his thoughts, harness his power.

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and then there is arya.  she thought her whole family was dead and her whole purpose in life was to kill and make others pay.  You see her choose a different path that she has been on for how long when she finds out Jon and Sansa are ruling the north? When she gets there, she will realize that Bran is still alive!  that is 4 stark children that have survived 

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3 hours ago, T0mShane said:

I've got a few thoughts:

1. Either there's a spy on Team Khaleesi, Tyrion is intentionally sabotaging them, or Tyrion is getting worked over by Team Cersei, because he's now sent two major elements of his team directly into traps. I don't believe that GoT would decide to make Tyrion a moron at this point, so there's either a spy in his camp, or he's intentionally undermining Khaleesi. He and the spider could def be up to something. Varys was the one that brought him to team khaleesi.

2. As annoying as Euron is, he's still so one-dimensional that it's likely he exists solely to be killed by another character as a means of proving that character's mettle, or charting his redemption. Which is great, because he won't be around much longer. Euron's the guy in every western who shows up about a quarter of the way in to the movie wearing a black hat, throwing bottles around the saloon and grabbing at the whores--and then gets shot in the spleen by Clint Eastwood. This character type has been used a few times in GoT already--the crazy dude that magically appears in Kraster's Keep after Kraster dies (he says, "**** em till they're dead, boyyyys. **** em tile they're dead") whom Jon ends up stabbing through the back. The other one I can remember was the tracker guy who cut Jaimie Lannister's hand off and eventually gets his neck broken by Hodor (who was being controlled by Bran). Def voted most likely to die before this is all over. Just some ruthless muscle for Cersei to use until she has no use for him.

3. Should be noted that Olenna Tyrell joins a list of people who are supposedly dead whom we never actually see die. She joins The Blackfish, Stannis Baratheon, Sirio Ferrell, and a few other people I can't recall right now. I was waiting for her to put her finger down her throat as soon as he walked out.  could have happened but i doubt it.  she has nothing to live for anyway, oh, except to kill lannisters.

4. I'm curious to see how they avoid the Gandalf Problem with Bran. In LOTR, Gandalf basically solves every problem by waving his magic staff, and by being nearly omniscient, which led to a lot of derpy resolutions in those otherwise great movies (Oh yeah, I could have just called these supereagles that would have been better). If Bran can see the future and the past, it's going to take some really clever writing to explain why he doesn't, or can't, tell people what to do. I get that the Three Eyed Raven likely represents the Holy Trinity, and God would likely stand back and let the idiot mortals learn their lessons, so I'm interested to see how much theology goes into it, and whether that leaves us saying, "oh, Bran could have just called the SuperEagles in and put this sh*t to bed eight hours ago." I think they will mute Brans powers for the rest of the show save for a couple of important tidbits.  I dont think he will control a dragon by the end of the show, or will he????

 

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7 minutes ago, Integrity28 said:

Good points. Littlefinger, and to @T0mShane's point about Tyrion, maybe Varys have always functioned in the shadows - not as lords, but as manipulators of power. What we're seeing now with Snow going to Khaleesi, leaving the North to Sansa... while Khaleesi is perpetually walked into traps by Tyrion's advice... it kind of brings you back to all the dark-ally / brothel schemings of early seasons between Varys, Tyrion and Littlefinger. Will be interesting to see if there's something to it... these 3, in a lot of ways, have represented one of the only persistent power structures in the shows arc.

As soon as Bran is able to harness his power, I guarantee they kill him. Just to avoid all the holes in the writing. LOL

By the time she gets there, they'll all have run off in different directions... except Bran, he can't run. LOL I just feel like Arya gets there and they're all gone. Thus, she chose the wrong path... and should have stayed the course of revenge tour 2017.

That would be one solution lol

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Good stuff here.  Goes into how Euron fits in the books for all us illiterate sobs :P

 

http://theconcourse.deadspin.com/game-of-thrones-is-only-just-starting-to-burn-it-all-do-1797656200

Game Of Thrones Is Only Just Starting To Burn It All Down

 

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There is a tension at the heart of both Game of Thrones and A Song of Ice and Fire, a contradiction which threatens to swallow the world and our heroes whole if they don’t manage it properly: How do you save the world without breaking it in the process? If you burn everything down to win, what’s the point of winning?

Indeed, fire has always proved an excellent vessel for this question, from Melisandre urging Stannis on to messiah-dom at cost of his soul to Tyrion defending King’s Landing by unleashing hell on the sailors below. I wrote about this recently with regards to Quentyn Martell, a Dornish character in the books sent by his father (the dead-on-the-show Doran Martell) to marry Dany. After Dany turns him down, he is haunted by his failure and the thought that his companions who died along the way gave their lives for nothing, Quent tries to tame one of Dany’s dragons to impress her, and he burns alive for it. Quent took the big foolish romantic risk you’re supposed to take as a fantasy protagonist, but died horrifically because the dragons don’t care about character arcs. As a companion notes just before Quent gets crisped up, “They’re monsters, not maesters.” You can’t tell them riddles, you can’t flatter their egos, and they have no treasure you can steal. They are nuke-armed helicopters with teeth.

 

Yet without the dragons, the Seven Kingdoms would still be eternally at war, as they were before Balerion’s black wings were seen over Westeros. Without the dragons, thousands upon thousands of people would still be in chains in Slaver’s Bay. Without the dragons providing their ever-regenerating flame, the white walkers might win and slaughter everyone. And as Jon points out in this week’s episode, the dragons aren’t merely flesh and blood in the minds of the people who see them. They’re religious icons, and not just for the Dothraki who knelt before the Unburnt last season. They exist, Jon says, as living proof that rules can be broken and anything is possible.

So how much is too much? There’s an “all the protagonists are turning evil, which ones of them are still OK to like” instinct in both book and show fandoms that I think obscures the more interesting questions of ambiguity. Can fans accept Dany as a savior figure after she burned a bunch of soldiers alive on this week’s episode? Well, Tyrion burned a bunch of soldiers alive at the Battle of Blackwater in order to keep Joffrey on the Throne, and remains a fan favorite. So, yes, clearly we can! Reconciling it all isn’t simple, and this sort of Faulknerian “human heart in conflict with itself” theme is central to the source material. Ultimately, this is what the dragons are for:

That night she dreamt that she was Rhaegar, riding to the Trident. But she was mounted on a dragon, not a horse. When she saw the Usurper’s rebel host across the river they were armored all in ice, but she bathed them in dragonfire and they melted away like dew and turned the Trident into a torrent. Some small part of her knew that she was dreaming, but another part exulted. This is how it was meant to be. The other was a nightmare, and I have only now awakened.

Dany will eventually have to save the world; the story is about whether the costs are worth it.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Speaking of the end times, many of the same issues apply to Bran, and this is where the question goes psychedelic. It’s easy to get frustrated that all we’re getting from the story’s ultimate seer is gnomic bits and pieces instead of a full-on battle plan for dealing with the White Walkers, but Bran is new at this, and his training was rather fatally cut short. Moreover, what his POV is like right now can’t really be conveyed visually without going full Brakhage or invoking the last act of 2001: A Space Odyssey. In the books, GRRM has only begun to touch on what it looks like to take the step from humanity to divinity:

“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies,” said Jojen. “The man who never reads lives only one. The singers of the forest had no books. No ink, no parchment, no written language. Instead they had the trees, and the weirwoods above all. When they died, they went into the wood, into leaf and limb and root, and the trees remembered. All their songs and spells, their histories and prayers, everything they knew about this world. Maesters will tell you that the weirwoods are sacred to the old gods. The singers believe they are the old gods. When singers die they become part of that godhood.”

Bran’s eyes widened. “They’re going to kill me?”

“No,” Meera said. “Jojen, you’re scaring him.”

“He is not the one who needs to be afraid.”

“Men live their lives trapped in an eternal present, between the mists of memory and the sea of shadow that is all we know of the days to come. Certain moths live their whole lives in a day, yet to them that little span of time must seem as long as years and decades do to us. An oak may live three hundred years, a redwood tree three thousand. A weirwood will live forever if left undisturbed. To them seasons pass in the flutter of a moth’s wing, and past, present, and future are one. Nor will your sight be limited to your godswood. The singers carved eyes into their heart trees to awaken them, and those are the first eyes a new greenseer learns to use … but in time you will see well beyond the trees themselves.”

After that the glimpses came faster and faster, till Bran was feeling lost and dizzy. He saw no more of his father, nor the girl who looked like Arya, but a woman heavy with child emerged naked and dripping from the black pool, knelt before the tree, and begged the old gods for a son who would avenge her. Then there came a brown-haired girl slender as a spear who stood on the tips of her toes to kiss the lips of a young knight as tall as Hodor. A dark-eyed youth, pale and fierce, sliced three branches off the weirwood and shaped them into arrows. The tree itself was shrinking, growing smaller with each vision, whilst the lesser trees dwindled into saplings and vanished, only to be replaced by other trees that would dwindle and vanish in their turn. And now the lords Bran glimpsed were tall and hard, stern men in fur and chain mail. Some wore faces he remembered from the statues in the crypts, but they were gone before he could put a name to them.

It’s worth noting here that as much as I’m coming to enjoy the glam-swagger take on Euron that the show is presenting, what you lose with that is the vital role he plays in this dynamic. In the books, Euron “Crow’s Eye” Greyjoy is basically Evil Bran and Evil Dany, a sorcerer-king set up as a dark mirror for our heroes in the realms of both Ice and Fire. He returns home tripping on the warlocks’ drug and bearing Dragonbinder, a gigantic twisted devil-horn that makes a sound straight out of a nightmare, and sets out to steal Dany’s children with it.

 

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GRRM drops strong hints that Euron, like Bran, was visited in his dreams by a magical bird, but when Euron’s third eye was opened, he chose the white walkers over humanity: he shows up in Dany’s dreams with an ice-cold schlong, and declares at the kingsmoot that “a crow can spy death from afar, and I say that all of Westeros is dying.” The red priests have a mind-searing vision of him as a “tall and twisted thing with one black eye and ten long arms, sailing on a sea of blood,” Sam arrives in Oldtown just ahead of Euron’s invasion of the city while bearing a horn that might be able to bring down the Wall, and Euron force-feeds the aforementioned warlocks’ drug to the brother he’s been abusing since childhood to induce the mother of all nightmares, in which Euron unveils his eldritch apocalypse:

He showed the world his blood eye now, dark and terrible. Clad head to heel in scale as dark as onyx, he sat upon a mound of blackened skulls as dwarfs capered round his feet and a forest burned behind him.

“The bleeding star bespoke the end,” he said to Aeron. “These are the last days, when the world shall be broken and remade. A new god shall be born from the graves and charnel pits.”

Then Euron lifted a great horn to his lips and blew, and dragons and krakens and sphinxes came at his command and bowed before him. “Kneel, brother,” the Crow’s Eye commanded. “I am your king, I am your god. Worship me, and I will raise you up to be my priest.”

“Never. No godless man may sit the Seastone Chair!”

“Why would I want that hard black rock? Brother, look again and see where I am seated.”

Aeron Damphair looked. The mound of skulls was gone. Now it was metal underneath the Crow’s Eye: a great, tall, twisted seat of razor sharp iron, barbs and blades and broken swords, all dripping blood.

Impaled upon the longer spikes were the bodies of the gods. The Maiden was there and the Father and the Mother, the Warrior and Crone and Smith...even the Stranger. They hung side by side with all manner of queer foreign gods: the Great Shepherd and the Black Goat, three-headed Trios and the Pale Child Bakkalon, the Lord of Light and the butterfly god of Naath.

And there, swollen and green, half­-devoured by crabs, the Drowned God festered with the rest, seawater still dripping from his hair.

[...]

The dreams were even worse the second time. He saw the longships of the Ironborn adrift and burning on a boiling blood­-red sea. He saw his brother on the Iron Throne again, but Euron was no longer human. He seemed more squid than man, a monster fathered by a kraken of the deep, his face a mass of writhing tentacles. Beside him stood a shadow in woman’s form, long and tall and terrible, her hands alive with pale white fire. Dwarves capered for their amusement, male and female, naked and misshapen, locked in carnal embrace, biting and tearing at each other as Euron and his mate laughed and laughed and laughed.

Pretty ******* metal but, hey, a lot of that ain’t plausible in the show. However, what you lose when trimming away Euron’s more outlandish tendencies is a strong sense of what Dany and Bran are pushing against on the metaphysical end of things. As it stands, Bran comes off as aloof and detached more than he does someone who’s fighting the war on a different plane, and Dany’s use of the dragons is so asymmetric that it cuts into our sympathy for her, to the extent that writers had to have Tyrion show up for no earthly reason other than to maintain our concern for people on both sides of the battle.

 
 

But the show still proves extremely adept at grounding the larger issues in interpersonal actions, as when Bran simply does not understand why he should feel sad about Meera leaving. Watching this revelation, in all its anger and sadness, course across her face was absolutely heartbreaking, and interrogates the Hero’s Journey spine to Bran’s story: How does it feel to realize all at once that you’re just a supporting character, that in the wars to come it doesn’t matter all that much that your little brother died to get the protagonist where he needed to be? Jojen had powers, but he wasn’t the Unblinking Godhead-Eye at the center of time and space, struggling to remember that It was once called Brandon Stark and loved to climb. The Reed siblings are left to fade sadly and quietly into the background. They, too, are casualties of apotheosis: gods don’t have friends. This is how that above vision-cluster of Bran’s ends in the books:

Then, as he watched, a bearded man forced a captive down onto his knees before the heart tree. A white-haired woman stepped toward them through a drift of dark red leaves, a bronze sickle in her hand.

“No,” said Bran, “no, don’t,” but they could not hear him, no more than his father had. The woman grabbed the captive by the hair, hooked the sickle round his throat, and slashed. And through the mist of centuries the broken boy could only watch as the man’s feet drummed against the earth … but as his life flowed out of him in a red tide, Brandon Stark could taste the blood.

Gods eat people, whether they be gods of ice or fire, water or tree, and the gods ate Bran. “You died in that cave.” Again: was it worth it, if he can save the world? It’s definitely true that parts of the show feel like they’re spinning their wheels while they wait for an endgame (Littlefinger especially feels blatantly extraneous to the drama at this point), but it’s worth it to give that endgame some real meaning. Not that watching flying hell lizards set fire to half a continent full of ice demons wouldn’t be enthralling in a vacuum.

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4 hours ago, RaoulDuke said:

Two words: Awe Some

 

Watched it last night, couldn't fall asleep until 2 I was so amped.

I didnt see it but i have heard the same, like mind blown 

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I guess I am in the minority here, thought last weeks episode was better.

Thought Jon deserved to die(would have been a shocker and sent ripples throughout the kingdom much like neds death in S1).  Him surviving takes away from Sansa's storyline big time. He will return to the north now and everything that has has transpired with Arya and Sansa is pretty much moot in the grand scheme of things for the north not withstanding Sansa's fate.

 

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I did like Tormund professing his love for Brienne.  Epic ending to this season is him doing Brienne GoT style(aka doggie style) scene fades to black; lol

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Here's Everything You Probably Screamed At The TV During "Game Of Thrones" This Week

Everything is bad.

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1. I know we have lots of stuff to worry about, but you know what's been bothering me?

2. There's no Targaryen banner on the little model of Dragonstone in the opening credits.

3. Like, c'mon, it took Dany years to get back here.

4. I do like seeing Joe Dempsie's name in the credits though. WELCOME BACK, GENDRY.

5. "Winterfell is the South." Hahaha Tormund is every Northerner who thinks that, like, Missouri is the South.

6. I like that we're just getting Tormund and Jon bro talk during this little hike.

7. "This one's been killed six times — you don't hear him bitching about it." He has a point.

8. More like Brotherhood Without Manners, amirite???

9. There is a lot of complicated sh*t going on here. "Your father wanted to execute me, you know." Awkward.

 
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10. Aww, this Arya story about Ned.

11. Arya, you're smarter than this.

12. Arya DO NOT bring Lyanna Mormont into this!

13. I CANNOT WITH THIS CONVERSATION BETWEEN TORMUND AND THE HOUND.

14. Please, neither of you can die, we need a Tormund–Hound spinoff show.

15. It'll be called Ginger & The Hound and it'll be about them having to split a studio apartment in New York.

 
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16. Even Tyrion ships Dany and Jon.

17. "He's too little for me." Wow Dany, way harsh.

18. I don't like it when they fight 🙁

19. Oh god now there are ******* wight BEARS?

20. Well, the redshirts are dead.

21. Dammit, it's so cool when they light up those swords.

22. Holy sh*t, Thoros is a badass.

23. Dude got mauled by a zombie bear and he's just like, "Cauterize that sh*t and let's roll."

24. Sansa, you've learned not to listen to Littlefinger, come on now.

25. I CAN'T WITH THIS STORYLINE.

26. Well that explains why it's taking so long for the army of the dead to get to Eastwatch. They walk SO slowly.

27. Convenient that this one wight didn't collapse into ash.

28. Wait, does that mean he belongs to another White Walker?

29. Oh shiiiiiit.

30. Now a frozen lake?!

31. This is not good for my blood pressure.

32. Oh god oh god oh god.

33. Jesus, it's like when Glenn got stuck on that dumpster on Walking Dead.

 
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34. RUN BETTER, GENDRY.

35. Aww, Davos going to get his baby.

36. Poor Thoros. He died as he lived: as a drunken badass.

37. OK, so Dany is gonna show up with Drogon, right?

38. Oh sh*t, they're gonna go straight for the Night King.

39. Little bit of a parallel to Jaime charging at Dany, there. In short, it's a bad idea.

40. Don't charge the opposing general when there is a dragon and/or giant army of zombies between you.

41. YES DANY'S FLYING OUT!!!!

42. I really thought maybe Tyrion was gonna get on a dragon for a second there.

43. Too early.

 
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44. Way to ruin EVERYTHING with rocks, Sandor.

45. Another redshirt bites the dust.

46. FALL BACK WHERE, JON????

47. NO NOT TORMUND.

48. NOT ******* TORMUND.

49. Oh thank god.

50. We can't lose another.

51. **** YES DANY.

52. I don't care if it's plot armor or a deus ex machina, THANK GOD for this show's warped sense of travel time.

53. I don't like what's happening with the ice spear here.

54. You keep that thing away from the dragons.

55. No.

56. NO.

57. Oh my ******* god.

58. NOT JON TOO.

59. TOO MANY FAVES DISAPPEARING INTO WATER.

60. OK but he's gonna ride the remaining dragon out of there, right?

61. Rhaegal is coming back for him, right?

62. Right?

63. OH THANK GOD.

64. He must be freezing his ass off, but he's alive.

65. UNCLE BENJEN!!!!!

66. Dammit, Starks are such badasses.

67. Holy sh*t, Arya, chill a little.

68. Poor Sansa, two out of her three siblings are sociopaths.

69. OH MY GOD JON CALLED HER DANY.

70. OH MY GOD THEY'RE HOLDING HANDS.

71. Oh no.

72. Oh god they're pulling out the dragon.

73. OH ****.

 
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1 hour ago, RutgersJetFan said:

There are probably at least 100 different hypothetical answers to every question you posed. All would make complete sense. Maybe they have a reconnaissance team of scuba zombies. Maybe the Night King was hoping they'd all start blowing each other to keep warm so he could watch. Who the **** knows. It isn't real.

you are on a roll today buddy!!!

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12 minutes ago, T0mShane said:

I just watched the episode and I had some issues with it. Thrones does a lot of mirroring, and it's what we got here with the dragon wiping out a bunch of chaff and a major character going into the water as in a baptism, from whence they emerge with some humility. Problem is, the dragons v white walkers was something being set up for years at this point, and it ended up feeling like a recycled visual because we just saw the same effect two weeks ago. If they did this as a narrative choice (employing dragon rage as a precursor to Jamie and Jon Snow having a baptismal awakening), it better pay off huge or it'll have been a waste. 

 

One of the pitfalls with moving beyond the books is that Benioff, etc might lose patience for, and interest in, some of the more clever plot elements from the books. Consider the discipline it took to carry out the Hodor/Hold The Door storyline, for instance. Is that kind of stuff going to fall off as we move forward, with no one beholden to any text? While this season has been pretty good, it doesn't feel as clever(?) as past seasons. Instead, it feels like Lord of the Rings. Could just be that I'm spoiled by previous seasons.

 

 

all i got from your post

 

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21 hours ago, JiF said:

My fist was raised as high as possible when she said "Lord Baelish"

gave me goosebumps fo sho

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11 hours ago, Jet_Engine1 said:

Great payoff with Arya, good to see Sansa playing the game at the big league level. Solid stuff. This was awesome, gave me the good feels

 

We all knew who Jon was, but to find out he is Aegon Targaryen VI.......WHAAAAAT!? LoL. I thought we did know this

 

 We knew Cersei was lying and the NK was waiting for those Wyrms..... everyone but Jamie?

 

And we knew Aegon IV was going to **** his aunt. so true

 

But did Jaime defect? Good stuff. Loved the ep. I thought he was dead fo sho, still might be

Great finale imo.  so many ups and downs and to pretty much finish with the incest scene most of us called. baby targaryen coming in the last season!!!  idc if she thinks she cant have children, something has to replace her lost dragon.

Also, when the WW showed up and you hear a dragon in the background... I guess i was the only one that thought it was one of Khaleesi's showing up to lay down some flames.  then i saw that blue flame and was like... ohhhh sh*t, the wall is done right meow

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holy sh*t...

 

How can anyone be surprised that Cersi slept with that ****.  It is just about every characters back up plan on the show to get on a boat leave westeros if the white walkers take over.  If the whitewalkers win,  who better to ally your self with than the doosh with the greatest fleet of ships in the world.  As for her sleeping with him, she is already pregnant and the "who's the baby daddy" portion on the maury povich show doesn't exist. Is there a better way for her to keep power?

 

As far as Jon riding the dragon, that dragon has always had a connection to Jon.  He isn't driving the dragon as much as holding on for dear life to a dragon that is accepting him.

 

While the episode did lack the all out action and amazingness of the last 3-4 episodes of last season, it was pretty cool having all of these characters coming back to the north in different roles.

 

At the end of the day, Cersi has managed to gain the upper hand outside of the dragons.  She has amassed a large army and is aligned with the largest fleet on earth while her enemies are fighting death/protecting her north.  If her enemies win, their numbers will be greatly depleted without her losing a single soldier outside of her brother. If they lose, westeros is lost and she hops a boat to figure sh*t out with her baby daddy.  The gold army is just there to clean up the scraps should the whitewalkers be defeated by her enemies.

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