Game of Thrones

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  1. OSUBasketballJunkie

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    She has been moving towards the mad queen for the past two seasons...……….just think about all she experienced just this season:

    Most of the Dothraki -
    Most of the Unsullied -
    2 dragons -
    Her oldest friend, Jorah -
    Her best friend, Missandei -
    Her advisor's trust (Varys, Tyrion) -
    Love of Jon Snow -

    Jon has always been my pick to be last man standing...……..I have always felt he would have to kill her due to him being a threat to her and the throne....

    Absolutely agree. It would have been much better if Arya cut her throat.0

    Lazy writing IMO.

    Agree.

    Also, how did the Dothraki mulitply? Were they not pretty much wiped out?
     
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    Interesting comments...….

    Showrunners D.B. Weiss and David Benioff provided some explanation in a making-of video. Although the Mother of Dragon behaved in an unexpected way, Weiss contends that it’s building up for quite a while.

    “I think that when she says, ‘Let it be fear,’ she’s resigning herself to the fact that she may have to get things done in a way that isn’t pleasant,” said Weiss. “And she may have to get things done in a way that is horrible to lots of people.”

    “Even when you look back to Season 1 when Khal Drogo gives the golden crown to Viserys, and her reaction watching her brother’s head melting off,” added Benioff. “I mean, he was a terrible brother so I don’t think anyone out there was crying when Viserys died. But there is something kind of chilling about the way that Dany has responded to the death of her enemies.”

    Benioff also spoke about about a scenario in which Daenerys wouldn’t have taken such honorific steps.

    “If circumstances had been different, I don’t think this side of Dany would have ever come out,” proposed Benioff. “If Cersei hadn’t betrayed her, if Cersei hadn’t executed Missandei, if Jon hadn’t told her the truth, like if all these things would have happened a different way, then I don’t think we’d be seeing this side of Daenerys Targaryen,”

    “I don’t think she decided ahead of time that she was going to do what she did,” continued Benioff. “And then she sees the Red Keep, which is to her the home that her family built when they first came over to this country 300 years ago. It’s in that moment, on the walls of King’s Landing where she’s looking at that symbol of everything that was taken from her, when she makes the decision to make this personal.”
     
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    I have a bad feeling we will all not be satisfied after the last episode...….

    There are some crazy spoilers out there...….
     
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    She has stated previously that she was going to burn Westros to the ground. Let's not forget that these are also the same people that did not stick up for her family when they were over thrown
     
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    The writing this season has not been perfect, but I think people are upset that fan theories they had did not come true. I also heard on a podcast that RR Martin has stated that his books will only vary with minor character stories, that the main story lines from the TV will also be the man story line of the books.
     
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    I’ve just been very underwhelmed this season. Just feels like they are rushing to get to the end. We had one full episode of war that you could barely see and one full episode of the dragon burning down the city.

    I just feel that they could have done a lot better. Let me have Tyrion or Dani personally kill Cersi. Let me see Aryia jump in and kill the Mountain, or even Missaneai’s boyfriend!

    Just entirely too much buildup for what we have seen so far, imo.
     
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    The issue (I have) isn't the end results, it's the suddenness that these things happen-- especially compared to what took place to get us to this point.

    Every book reader could see Danny's turn since the second book and the show has had plenty of foreshadowing for some kind of Mad Queen ending. If you asked me in season 5 or 6 if I could see Danny eventually becoming a mass murderer of children, I'd say it's possible. If you asked me after episode 4 this season, I say no way. This season did not give us enough time to make a believable turn from Dani the abolitionist who cried for days and locked up her dragons when they killed one child, to Dani the maniac who decided to kill 100,000 non combatants even after the war was won.

    Same for Jamie. It makes sense on a macro level for Jamie's story to be a tragic one that ends with him still addicted to his sister. However, this season gave us no meaningful explanation as to why he could abandon who he was in episodes 1-4. His sudden revelation that he doesn't care about anyone but her makes no sense after he just traveled all the way to Winterfel to fight alongside the Starks and had some of the most emotionally charged scene in the shows history with Brienne. The show built Jamie's character arc to an empathetic tragic hero over the course of seven seasons, then reverted back to episode 1 Jamie in a single episode.

    I still hold out hope that Tyrion will have some sort of redemption. If he doesn't have a good final episode, what they've done to his character over the last two seasons is infuriating. He's done nothing but screw up and get out-smarted. He for some reason, decided to care about his sister again. It just makes no sense.

    Most of the problems stem from their need to wrap it all up so quickly. The others, I suspect, is that they haven't had George RR Martin to write the story for them since Jon's resurrection.
     
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    The leaks involving the last episode...………...if true...………..I may vomit in my mouth if that is the way it ends...……..:mad:
     
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    I've been saying a character we have not even met yet takes throne, I still think there is that possibility
     
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    I am not real excited to watch the last episode based on what I am hearing...………...:(
     
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    The acting and production has been 10/10....

    The writing has sucked.

     
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