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  1. In a sequel series Gendry will embrace his Targaryen heritage and get together with Drogon to depose Bran the Broken and restore the dynasty!
  2. It was fan service when Jon Snow, definitively revealed to be the Prince That Was Promised, defeated the Night King in single combat before going on to marry Daenerys and take the Iron Throne jointly with her and the two of them ruled well and wisely for the rest of their long lives, and so did their son Nedrogo and all of his successors (as confidently foretold by Bran), and also when Arya assassinated Cersei after getting close to her disguised as Jaime (the look on Cersei's face when Arya said "For Lady!"!), and when Jaime went off to live on Tarth happily ever after and with a thoroughly complete redemption arc. The rest, not so much.
  3. After Episode 2, Joanna Robinson asked Bryan Cogman (in a podcast interview) whether we're supposed to believe Bran's account of the Night King's aim (to erase humanity, etc.). The question was followed by a deathly silence, some nervous laughter and then a non-answer "Bran has said what he said...that's all I can say...". It may well amount to nothing, but it was interesting that he didn't just say "Yes".
  4. Meera's departure in The Spoils of War was supposed to be permanent. If Sam doesn't have something of genuine significance still to do, it may very difficult to think of a good excuse for not having him as a fatality during the battle at Winterfell. (Being the author of "A Song of Ice and Fire" won't cut it for me.) I wonder how they deal with Drogon...
  5. Jorah's point was that the Unsullied would strictly obey their instructions, not that they were incapable of violence aganist civilians.
  6. Nice though it would be to suppose that all of the goody soldiers would behave with honour and decorum during the sack of a city, I don't think that Game of Thrones has ever been guilty of operating on that assumption. If you'd like a specific example illustrating that soldiers working for the Starks behave like any others in warfare, recall Brienne and Jaime's journey through the countryside when they found the bodies of three women who had been hanged by Stark soldiers (and at least one of them raped or otherwise tortured beforehand) on account of an allegation that they had "lain with lions". He had a vision of a dragon flying over King's Landing (while on his way to the cave). That shot was alluded to during Daenerys's rampage, so that's presumably what Bran was witnessing.
  7. I've been hoping for tonight's episode to be titled "Beloved Aunt".
  8. I feel that if I were to daub graffiti over someone else's property, and subsequently decide that I didn't want my work to be displayed any more, the property owner shouldn't be obliged to remove what I'd done. I don't see why my posts on someone else's message board should be viewed in a significantly different way.
  9. I think the primary explanation is that he would have been making her complicit in treason.
  10. I didn't feel deprived of much by that particular omission since there wasn't much to expect from their reactions in the first place. Any tension there might have been in the scene was down to the question of whether Jon was going to let the cat out of the bag. Other than Jon and Daenerys, Catelyn Stark was the one character whose reaction to the revelation would have been relevant.
  11. It still is, but the first season is the one with the most consistently high quality. I think the average quality has been decreasing in general (perhaps not strictly with each season better than the next), but the high points of each season so far have been reaching a consistently high level.
  12. I think you could reasonably say that it's been in decline since the first season!
  13. But surely (insofar as he could be said to owe it to his legacy) what he owes is to get the story right according to his own taste and judgement. And if what's holding him up is not creative problems but simply a lack of effort, it's up to him how much he values his legacy versus living his life!
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