Game of Thrones (HBO)

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  1. Dback Jon

    Dback Jon Killer Snail Contributor

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    Arya on the horse, multiple possibilities:

    1) There were multiple gray horses - Dothraki had them
    2) Since the Lord of Light favors Arya, could he have revived the horse? Or even her?
    3) Bran warged into a horse
     
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    Was Varys trying to poison Dany? Was the poison in the ring he took off?
     
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    I was curious about the rings too. They didn't focus on that by accident.
     
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    Yeah. I was thinking it might be the same poison used to kill Joffrey. He left it for someone to find. Maybe Tyrion?
     
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    I think that he thought he was going to get killed so he left his valuables for whomever was his heir.
     
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    Chaplin Better off silent

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    That was my thought.

    My biggest question with Varys is about the little girl he spoke to. It seemed like such a throwaway scene that was never elaborated on. Didn't know what it meant. What kind of information was that little bird trying to get for him?

    And again, why exactly did Dany execute him?
     
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    Perhaps but I can’t recall Varys ever having a conversation about his heirs. They made a point to focus the camera in on him taking the ring off, so I’m wondering if there is more there.

    Watching those scenes again and you definitely get the impression that he was using the little girl to try and poison her, at least I did.
     
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    I do recall Varys telling her to get back to the kitchen so that would be a good place to enact the plan. Then, Varys tells Jon that the Queen hasn't eaten yet, which is certainly another hint towards the poison angle.
     
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  9. Stout

    Stout I gave my cards a victory...

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    Dear God, no. I'm thinking the time is off if that's when it said I posted it. Unless that's...yeah, I bet it's because you're 3 hours behind me.
     
  10. crisper57

    crisper57 Open the Roof!

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    Ha ha! Okay good. I thought this episode was really starting to get to you.

    I had one more thought about the episode, with Dany's turn. I wish they had spent more time on Cercei plotting for battle. Instead of having Euron out with his fleet, have him leading a guerrilla effort within the city. Hide among the innocents. Use them as human shields. Slow down the advance of Grey Worm and Jon just enough for Dany to get frustrated and impatient, so she just decides to torch everything in her path to root out her hidden enemies. Similar to her other most frustrating life experience, when the Sons of the Harpy could not be corralled until she just started lighting things on fire.

    It would have been justified in her mind, 100%. It would have been a callback to her lessons learned (the wrong ones) in Essos. But her new followers, or at least some of them, would see it as too extreme.
     
  11. oaken1

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    the mental snap was rushed. but it was clearly foreshadowed when she was speaking to Jon and said...."Nobody loves me here"
    she had been raised up on being a hero, being loved by the masses....MISA and all that ****.
    then she gets to westeros and nobody could give two shits about any chain breaker...they just dont wanna get burned alive... but she had been told you need one of two things to rule...love, or fear...so it was logical since she didnt have the love of the people that she needed to have their fear
     
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    Covert Rain Father smelt of elderberries!

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    Just not that shocked at the turn for the character. I mean they have been foreshadowing this for sometime and being who she is I figured she would cross the line at some point. Having said that going all scorched earth was hard to watch. Even more so from the "people's" view.

    One thing I just read is that those GREEN EXPLOSIONS that were present during the scorched earth scene when the dragon was lighting everything on fire were what was left of the substance skattered throughout the city used to destroy the Great Sept of Baelor.
     
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    Yep. Wild Fire. Also the same stuff deployed at the Battle of the Blackwater. Stashed away by her father, of all people, decades earlier. When he wanted to ignite it to incinerate his subjects, that was when Jamie Lannister stepped in and became the Kingslayer. It kind of comes full circle.
     
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    HBO and GRRM wanted 10 seasons (and maybe a movie) to finish this story.

    The talked D&D into a shortened 8th season.

    You’re seeing why the former were correct.
     
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    A shame. Ten seasons would have been perfect.
     
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