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Old 29-08-2017, 18:07   #581
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Don't think the cast of Big Bang Theory would get out of bed for a mere $500k an episode
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Old 30-08-2017, 08:37   #582
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Good episode, but feel letdown for some reason. I guess in previous seasons it’s always led up to one MASSIVE action setpiece in the penultimate episode, but this seaon hasn’t had the buildup because the whole thing’s been so rushed, and instead we’ve had a few big but shorter action sequences. Nothing that would rival Battle of the Blackwater for example, when all the threads of the season were moving towards it.

The dragon was great, as was Jaime's scene (thought he would be the surprise goner), but I felt a little let down in how quickly the wall came down. However, they can’t avoid the stupid clumsy writing…2 glaring examples:

-Euron’s faked walkout etc….how on earth are they supposed to have conspired to form that plan before they’d even known anything about the living dead?

-The exposition about Jon…Bran sets out his parentage and then says he should be a surname of Sand and not Snow….Sam points out he saw a scroll about an annulment, so Bran does a quick rewind and corrects himself?!

-As for Theon…that whole scene…’Oh no, I’m kicking him but he’s got no balls…now the tables are turned!!’. If I was one of those other crewmen I think I’d be less enthusiastic about swapping captains.

On the whole, a season of rushed pace and great individual scenes, but very concerned that the plot seems to be hanging together by a thread in the scramble to tie everything up.
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Old 30-08-2017, 09:02   #583
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Re Jon - Bran knew he was Rhaegar/Lyanna's son so assumed he was merely a barsteward, born in Dorne and not the North, hence he was Sand not Snow. When he found out they had married in secret he updated that to say he was a Targaryen and in line to the throne.

The Euron thing bugged me too. Only way it could have been staged was that they planned for him to walk out at some point, given the earliest opportunity.

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Old 30-08-2017, 09:43   #584
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Re Jon - Bran knew he was Rhaegar/Lyanna's son so assumed he was merely a barsteward, born in Dorne and not the North, hence he was Sand not Snow. When he found out they had married in secret he updated that to say he was a Targaryen and in line to the throne.
I got that - just seemed very clumsy; isn't he supposed to be all knowing, all seeing etc?...half expected him to say "D'oh, my bad - seen it now"
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Old 30-08-2017, 09:54   #585
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I got that - just seemed very clumsy; isn't he supposed to be all knowing, all seeing etc?...half expected him to say "D'oh, my bad - seen it now"
I don't think he knows everything, rather he has access to everything, if he chooses to look. He's like a Westerosi Google.

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The Euron thing bugged me too. Only way it could have been staged was that they planned for him to walk out at some point, given the earliest opportunity.
Yeah, it would have been better if he'd genuinely ****** off.

Regarding the Iron Bank and these mercenaries, it doesn't make sense for them to back Cersei any more. They have their money, so they have no vested interest in her. Why lend her more money to hire more dragon fodder? Better to back Daenerys, as she obviously has the stronger force. They said they always back the stronger side.
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Old 30-08-2017, 12:21   #586
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Cercei has a better credit rating (seriously). She's already proved she can repay with interest. Danni has nothing like that.
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Old 30-08-2017, 13:17   #587
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Weren't they annoyed at Dani because of what she'd done to them in Slavers Bay? Would be glad to see her out of the picture all together.

I can see Euron getting stopped early on next series, they might not be able to swim but they've now got an undead dragon which I strongly doubt his ships have got any way of stopping.
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I was curious what the scene with Jamie looking at his hand and a spot of blood appearing was all about...
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I was curious what the scene with Jamie looking at his hand and a spot of blood appearing was all about...
It was a melting snowflake. Presumably signifying that winter has arrived in King's Landing as well.
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Also I think he took off his hand to hide it, so he wouldn't be so easily recognised on the road.
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Cercei has a better credit rating (seriously). She's already proved she can repay with interest. Danni has nothing like that.
While that may be true, it's no good if you are dead. They may back Dany by not backing anyone.


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Weren't they annoyed at Dani because of what she'd done to them in Slavers Bay? Would be glad to see her out of the picture all together.
Braavos is a free city, founded in opposition of the masters, so I doubt they care about what she did in Slavers Bay. It might even warm them to her.


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Also I think he took off his hand to hide it, so he wouldn't be so easily recognised on the road.
I thought he just put a gloves on to hide it? But yes, he's travelling incognito, hence no Lannister colours either.

I expect Bronn to join up with him.
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Season 8 seems to have been delayed to 2019

https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2018/...-final-season/
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Game of Thrones: 18 Secrets, Easter Eggs, and Revelations Hiding in 7 Seasons of Scripts
A cache of scripts from the show help clear up long-held questions—and blow several theories wide open.
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