Game of Thrones Season 8

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  1. runbikeswim

    runbikeswim Well-Known Member

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    Has anyone really found the Grey Worm/Missandei story line compelling? It's never been that interesting to me, although, to take part in slaughter like that did seem very out of character for the unsullied in general, not just Grey Worm.
     
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  2. Tre4ISU

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    Is it a challenge to make everything into some sort narrative on social norms? Half of these things aren't even true and the ones that are would be gender dependent. Cersei was going to die pregnant, Dany was snapping because she was a Targ and it's been talked about dozen's of times in the past, Arya just killed the ******* night king and they made a point to point out that Brienne was a virgin.
     
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  3. runbikeswim

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    Not to mention, the Red Keep is the house HER family built. It is basically the symbol of her legacy.
     
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    Tyrion had the whole place saved. No one else did what they were supposed to do and there's not much he could do about that.
     
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  5. CloniesForLife

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    How? Cersei wasn't listening to anyone. She has shown that time and again. It took until the Red Keep was falling on top of her to admit defeat.
     
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    I have. They're learning how to live outside of slavery, and slowly getting more comfortable in it. Especially Grey Worm, even someone who grew up in the most horrible upbringing imaginable still kept his humanity.
     
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    Was Grey Worm out of his mind - or was he following orders explicitly?

    I tend to think it was more of the later - her orders, and her example, was to raze the city. Grey Worm followed those orders.

    I think Arya kills Dany - and probably dies doing it. I think Jon ends up on the throne at the end at this point.
     
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  8. State43

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    I loved them personally. I was really worried about the Long Night because I was sure Grey Worm was dead.
     
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    That was awesome.

    And that's how you utilize a freaking dragon!! Glad Dany learned some Dragon use lessons from the Battle of Winterfell.

    Very happy Cersi, The Mountain, Qyburn and Euron finally died.

    I think Arya seeing gruesome wide spread death of innocents changed her, see's no longer the assassin mindset. I think see will have one more kill in her and then retire with Gendry.

    I liked seeing Greyworm use his feeling for Missandi fuel his fighting.
     
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    I loved them personally. I was really worried about the Long Night because I was sure Grey Worm was dead.
     
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  12. Trice

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    I do not understand the criticism of Dany killing civilians because that's out of character for her, she's already won, and so on.

    That she is now acting out of character is the entire point. She's gone mad! Insane people don't think rationally, don't make good choices, and do things that aren't typically in their character. She is now essentially a different character than the one she has been up to this point and you can't evaluate her on the same terms. Her coin flipped, you might say.

    There are legitimate criticisms of how the show has handled her descent into toward madness, but once she went mad anything is on the table. She's a total wild card now.
     
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  13. MartyFine

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    Yes, I find it odd that people are personally offended by what went down last night. I read criticism that expressed sorrow over people who named their child after Dany. When I think of them, this song plays in my head...

     
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    I guess the Valonqar ended up being... the Red Keep roof?
     
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    That prophecy was never part of the show story line.
     
  16. BoxsterCy

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    Pretty much what that one soldier said when Arya ate on the trail with them that one season. People remember the scene because of the douche singer cameo but I remember it for the comments by the soldiers (and, of course, that Arya didn't kill them all).
     
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  17. ThatllDoCy

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    Guys, it’s an incredible show from the technical standpoint. Acting, cinematography, costumes, etc. The writing of the characters has deteriorated to an astounding degree. Watch the first four seasons, and tell me the dialogue or characters are anywhere near that in the final three seasons.

    In particular, Tyrion has been reduced to penis jokes, Jon has been the dumbest character by far, they are now just writing Sansa as Cersei. Jaimie’s arc was completely ruined.

    Last night’s show delivered on action, but they’ve destroyed the characters and made them completely one note and inhuman to do it. They wanted done with it, when there was more than enough material for 10-12 seasons. That’s their right.

    The characters matter. I now feel completely detached from the show, and may as well just watch a movie about a disaster. Characters IMO shouldn’t be used to deliver stunning visuals, or just to subvert expectations for that sake alone.
     
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  18. MartyFine

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    Yes, Dany has always been very merciful to those who do not bend the knee to her...

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  19. BoxsterCy

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    "Piloted" dragon versus one that is free flying with only the brain of a dragon.
     
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  20. ISUChippewa

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    Dude, I get it that you love Dany's character and think everything she does is justified, but you're tying yourself in knots bending over backwards to defend her at all costs and making yourself sound nonsensical in the process.

    Eliminate their will to fight? They had already surrendered! The battle and the war was over with! Destroy the city and the center of power that she was supposed to rule from? C'mon man.
     
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