Game of Thrones 5/29/16 Blood of My Blood S6E06

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  1. May 29, 2016 #1 of 184
    Robin

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    So The Children saved Benjen the same way they created the white walkers. But he's not one. What is he?

    No Sansa and Brienne this episode. Bummer. He scene with Littlefinger was chilling.

    Margarey made a deal with the devil a little too soon?

    Glad to see Arya reunited with needle. The other girl has been kicking her ass in training so will they fight or will Arya escape first?
     
  2. May 29, 2016 #2 of 184
    Rob Helmerichs

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    When Mace Tyrell showed up, all I could think of was how much he looks like Ferdinand Lyle from Penny Dreadful (the flamboyantly gay Egyptologist).

    Except I suspect Ferdie would be better at leading a revolution... :D

    Nice to finally see Benjen again. So if you stab a White Walker in the heart with dragonglass blade, it becomes human again?

    I'm not sure I buy Sam stealing the sword...yes, he was provoked, but it just seems to me he's better than that. I guess the writers must have a really important reason for him to have a Valyrian steel sword... ;)

    Man, this season is moving like a rocket...stuff just keeps HAPPENING!
     
  3. May 29, 2016 #3 of 184
    heySkippy

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    I'm disappointed that Arya is seemingly going to bail out on the whole Faceless Man thing.

    Drogon has grown! :eek:
     
  4. May 29, 2016 #4 of 184
    john4200

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    From her point of view, I don't think it is a deal with the devil. Or if it is, it is the lesser devil. Cersei and the Lannisters are her true enemy, and her alliance with the Sparrow weakens Cersei (and Jaime).

    Jaime is not much of a Kingsguard if he did not know that Tommen was in the church (or that Tommen had been meeting with the Sparrow several times). Of course, some may say he already proved to be a poor Kingsguard when he became Kingslayer.
     
  5. May 30, 2016 #5 of 184
    BitbyBlit

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    Even though I've defended the High Sparrow before (not his actions, but the fact that I didn't think he had a hidden agenda), I do have to question that given the events of this episode.

    He was willing to compromise on the Walk of Shame in exchange for a public endorsement by the King. Without knowing their religious texts, it's hard to say whether or not a genuine follower would do that or only someone trying to play politics. But it does seem suspicious.

    I am also doubtful that Margaery has truly converted. Either the High Sparrow made a deal with her to convince Tommen to go along with this, in which case he does have a hidden agenda, or Margaery thinks she can manipulate him. And even in the latter case, it's possible that the High Sparrow knows she is trying to manipulate him, and is allowing her to do so in order to further his agenda.

    On the other hand, when Cersei found him, he did seem to be truly following his religion. I wonder if what he told Margaery about his past was only a half-truth. Perhaps he did truly turn away from wealth and power back then, but Cersei giving him a taste of it has turned him back toward the person he once was.

    I think that only worked because he hadn't completely transformed, and the Children were able to use their magic before it was too late.
     
  6. May 30, 2016 #6 of 184
    BitbyBlit

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    I don't even know why he was not only there, but leading the charge. I thought the whole point was for it to be a Tyrell-only action that didn't involve the Crown. Maybe the Tyrells insisted that he be there to ensure that it wasn't a setup, but it would have been nice for the writers to have included a scene mentioning that.
     
  7. May 30, 2016 #7 of 184
    john4200

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    I would have expected Benjen to become a wight, not a White Walker. IIRC, we have only seen two White Walkers made -- one an infant who was touched by the Night King, causing the infant's eyes to turn blue. The other was the making of the Night King himself, when the Children of the Forest stabbed a piece of dragonglass into his chest.

    So, if Benjen had an ice spear stabbed into his gut, I would expect him to die, or die and reanimate as a wight. Maybe the Children of the Forest found him just as he was about to die and they could not prevent his death, and maybe the White Walkers had put magic on him to make him become a wight after he died. So the Children stabbed him in the heart with the dragonglass while he was still alive, so he never became a wight but the wight magic (and/or nearness to death) prevented him from becoming a White Walker, and he became something else. Not White Walker, not wight, not exactly human.
     
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  8. May 30, 2016 #8 of 184
    DavidTigerFan

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    For book readers:

    i wonder if this proves that cold hands is benjen
     
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    DUDE_NJX

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    "I have to go. My father is waiting for me".

    Ouch
     
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    Rob Helmerichs

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    For some reason, it has never occurred to me that he was engaged in anything but a power grab. Guess I'm just cynical... ;)
     
  11. May 30, 2016 #11 of 184
    Robin

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    Yep. I never thought she'd converted.
    Same here.
     
  12. May 30, 2016 #12 of 184
    wprager

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    Chekhov's sword.
     
  13. May 30, 2016 #13 of 184
    ADG

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    Actually, when they were still at the table I thought Sam was going to get up, take the sword down and kill his father.

    Hard to believe the season is more than half over :(
     
  14. May 30, 2016 #14 of 184
    billypritchard

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    I think Martin has setup every Valyrian steel sword as a possible Chekhov's sword. We know about a lot of them, and only one will eventually kill the Night King (spoiler alert!). I'd put my money on Jon's.

    How many do we know of?

    Jon
    Brienne
    Tommen
    Sam
    the dagger?
     
  15. May 30, 2016 #15 of 184
    RegBarc

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    The most significant part I saw with the Kingsguard is their new armor. Notice the breastplates now have the symbol of the new gods.
     
  16. May 30, 2016 #16 of 184
    Rob Helmerichs

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    The Godsguard?

    By the way, it strikes me that it wasn't as much of a win for the Sparrow as he would have liked. He was obviously going to pardon Margaery anyway, but now it looks like Mace and Jaime forced his hand.
     
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    whoknows55

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    I assume this is one of the the things that the TV show is doing to simplify the plot. We will need to wait till winds of winter to find out.
     
  18. May 30, 2016 #18 of 184
    cheesesteak

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    Thank the gods that No One is going back to being Arya Stark and I hope she opens up a can of Whoop-Ass on the waif on her way out of town.

    I hoped a little bit that Arya would tell lady Crane who she really was.

    Margery switched sides a bit too suddenly but man, Tommen is an impressionable, cowardly idiot.
     
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  19. May 30, 2016 #19 of 184
    heySkippy

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    Hmmm, what if the waif kills Arya and for the rest of this show when we see Arya we'll just be seeing her face being worn by someone else?
     
  20. May 30, 2016 #20 of 184
    Rob Helmerichs

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    On Margaery, I agree with those before who say she's playing the Sparrow (or trying to). On Tommen, yes. At least we have the satisfaction of knowing that if his siblings are any indication, he will die horribly by poison.
     

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