Game of Thrones Season 8

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  1. ISUChippewa

    ISUChippewa Well-Known Member

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    Yeah. I agree totally with your prediction on Arya; there's a reason why there was a focus on the young girl and her mother throughout the episode, and then having Arya come upon their burnt bodies in each other's arms at the very end. And, it wouldn't even be revenge IMO; it would be justice to have Arya kill Dany for that. I hope that happens next week.

    I'm also sensing a Jon vs. Grey Worm showdown in the finale as well.

    I wonder if Dany would have gone full blown evil/mad this episode if Jon had just boinked her like she wanted one last time. Not really even trying to be funny with that; I really do wonder if that one last moment of rejection from a man she loves (loved?) is what really pushed her over the edge.

    I'm not "disappointed" with the episode, so to speak, as I had no expectations of it going into watching it, and the "battle" (more of a rout; so much for the prowess of the Golden Company), while visually spectacular, was a bit of a letdown.

    I never cease to be amazed by the acting chops of Lena Headey; she did the impossible for me this episode and made Cersei a sympathetic figure, at least compared to Dany. Just an awe-inspiring performance on her part.
     
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  2. Bigman38

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    Not disappointed in her going mad, but I didn't think the way it happened worked.

    I kind of figured she'd go mad and kill thousands in collateral damage when the battle is desperate, but that was just murder. I don't get the motivation.

    And yeah, Arya is killing the **** out of her next week. I thought it might happen by the end of the episode tonight.
     
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  3. Al_4_State

    Al_4_State Well-Known Member

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    They started setting Dany’s heel turn up last season.

    They rushed a lot in the last couple of years. The Mad Queen arc isn’t an example
     
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  4. alarson

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    If its jon, you end up with a ruler that is basically Ned Stark. He'd never know when to keep his mouth shut and we can be pretty sure that within a couple years someone would have taken him out. (Almost like Ted going back to Robin in HIMYM)

    If its sansa its bitterbitter to me. Because to me she's still the same ****** person she was in season 1, just with some skills. She's on the Cersei track.
     
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  5. Al_4_State

    Al_4_State Well-Known Member

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    She’s mad. Like her father. There is no motivation.
     
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  6. jdoggivjc

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    Valonqar wasn't part of the TV series. Maggy the Frog never made that prophecy on TV.
     
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  7. pulse

    pulse Well-Known Member

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    Jeesh guys watch the after show.
     
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  8. ISUKing

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    You could say that Tyrion is the reason they were beneath the red keep, he told Jamie how to get her out. So indirectly he caused her death. He also helped Dany get to Kings Landing in the first place, and gave her information that pushed her further into isolation making it more likely to go mad. So in a round about way, Tyrion killed Cersei....prophecy fulfilled.
     
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  9. 3GenClone

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    Tyrion is going to kill Dany and become the new “Queenslayer”
     
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  10. ThatllDoCy

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    It was excellent if they had set it up better, but the Dany going mad and killing thousands doesn’t ring true to me.

    I think they wanted to burn a city, and they wedged it in.

    Aside from that, great episode.

    I just can’t logically think why they had Dany burn the ironed throne and red keep to the ground. Now what will she rule. Aegon didn’t Rule from dragonstone for a reason, but I am sure I am overthinking it for the show.
     
  11. Bigman38

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    Oh boy, I hope that wasn't the intention. They haven't been building towards that at all. They've been using her desperation for the throne as the reason, just snapping when the battle was clearly won is out of nowhere.
     
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  12. pulse

    pulse Well-Known Member

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    With the crossbow. I mean really what is the point of the little Bronn story then.
     
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  13. discydisc

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    Pretty sure Tyrion is toast, it's gonna Arya.
     
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  14. brianhos

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    Arya will
     
  15. CloniesForLife

    CloniesForLife Well-Known Member

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    Well she can now rule over a pile of rubble and 10 people.
     
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    I'd say Arya is a solid choice at this point.
     
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  17. burn587

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    A heel turn only would’ve worked if it was set up over a number of seasons. It took 5+ seasons for Walter White to become the villain on Breaking Bad (and even then he was probably at most an anti-hero). Instead Dany gets a couple episodes in a truncated season.
     
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  18. cycloneG

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    The Bronn story was Jamie's motivation to head back to Cersi.
     
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    Did it seem odd to anyone else that previously the ballistas were such formidable, well operated weapons and now tonight they can hardly get a shot off? I know initially there was the element of surprise but with the sheer numbers of them they should still have been somewhat effective.
     
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  20. jdoggivjc

    jdoggivjc Well-Known Member

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    My wife and I are rewatching the episode. For whatever reason (madness), the surrender pissed Dany off. Almost like "no, you don't get off that easy". But then, take it out on Cersei and burn down the Red Keep. Don't murder tens of thousands of those that are going to be your subjects.
     
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