Game Of Thrones 6-7-2015 The Dance of Dragons

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  1. Jun 7, 2015 #1 of 324
    wedgecon

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    Well I saw it coming and still could not believe it. But on the bright side all of the Stanis lovers on Reddit are now abandoning him in droves. I never understood why so many of them thought we was so great.
     
  2. Jun 7, 2015 #2 of 324
    gossamer88

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    Da boogie...
    Davos was/is right. Nothing good comes from this witch! This will haunt Stannis for the rest of his life. I knew she was doomed once he made sure Davos wasn't around.

    I thought when Dany closed her eyes, she was summoning Drogon, but it looked more like he sensed his mother was in danger.

    Gotta love Tyrion giving it to that annoying "King". Glad he's gone. Maybe she'll marry Tyrion!
     
  3. Jun 7, 2015 #3 of 324
    Ereth

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    Stannis has burned any shred of sympathy he might have garnered. (pun intended).

    Dany, however, really looked great on dragonback for the first time! Hooray!
     
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    Robin

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    Whoa. I'm supposed to go to sleep after THAT?

    And right on the heels of them telling us how excruciating death by fire is. Damn. Will his soldiers be disgusted and turn away from someone who would sacrifice his own daughter or will it prove his devotion?

    I guess Jonah is back in Dany's good graces now.

    Fun watching Jamie maintain his poker face with the talk about his daughter.
     
  5. Jun 7, 2015 #5 of 324
    Rob Helmerichs

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    Yeah, I never liked Stannis, but I never fully despised him until tonight.

    We all saw it coming, but until Ramsay's raid worked I hoped in the end he would do the right thing. Then again, this is a George R. R. Martin story, where the worst things often happen to the people who deserve it least...
    I suspect it won't be what they think of Stannis's actions that make up their minds, but rather what results he gets.
     
  6. Jun 7, 2015 #6 of 324
    gossamer88

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    Da boogie...
    And can Trant sink any lower?! I have no doubt that Jaqen knew she was lying about the gambler not being hungry. But man I hope Arya checks this dirtbag off her list.
     
  7. Jun 7, 2015 #7 of 324
    pjenkins

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    Damn Game of Thrones .... Dad of the year award is soooo not going to Stannis
     
  8. Jun 7, 2015 #8 of 324
    BeanMeScot

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    I'm surprised some of the soldiers didn't help Shireen.
     
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    Robin

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    Is Trant the pedophile? (Or hebephile, I guess.) I expect Arya will be the fresh girl for tomorrow and it won't end well for him.

    What's his story? (From the show, not asking for spoilers.)

    And yes, her mentor definitely knew she was lying.
     
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    Rob Helmerichs

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    Trant's the one who killed Arya's "dance instructor."
     
  11. Jun 7, 2015 #11 of 324
    john4200

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    It is funny that Jon Snow decided to land north of the wall instead of south, so that he had to rely on Thorne opening the gate.

    Maybe he figured it would test Thorne's loyalty, and even if Thorne refused to open, it is such a poorly designed gate that Jon could still dismantle it and get in. :D

    In the scene where Stannis' tents got set on fire, I watched it twice but I could not find a single sign of people near where the flames were springing up. They just sprung up from nothing, like magic. I've seen no indication that Ramsay has access to magic, and there were no flaming arrows. So how did the fires start?
     
  12. Jun 7, 2015 #12 of 324
    BeanMeScot

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    The distance is shorter to land where he did, is my impression.
     
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    Robin

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    Ahh, thank you.
     
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    john4200

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    It is the same overland distance. Slightly shorter water distance to land north of the wall, obviously. But a negligible difference, unless there is some obstacle to sea navigation near the wall that is not shown on the maps.

    Given how long the overland distance is, it would have been smarter to land south of the wall if at all possible. Much less danger from the White Walkers that way. Also, that way he avoids parading the Wildings past the disaffected Nights Watch members.
     
  15. Jun 7, 2015 #15 of 324
    LordKronos

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    Plus Stannis is going to need those ships. Seems better to get them to a better position further south, rather than north where the weather is worse and the white walkers are a concern (probably not a concern for the ships as long as the ice doesn't freeze, but who knows...why risk anything unnecessarily with them.
     
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    Jonathan_S

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    Now in the original plan, with way more Wildings to move, it might have made sense to shuttle them a shorter distance so the boats could more quickly return for the next load. Trade-off the water distance moved for any one group against the total rate of advance for all of them.
     
  17. Jun 7, 2015 #17 of 324
    Jim_TV

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    The last two episodes have been crazy! Stannis sacrificing his daughter by burning her at the stake was brutal. Ser Davos is going to be furious if and when he returns from The Wall. And the scene in the arena was nuts. Drogon to the rescue!
     
  18. Jun 8, 2015 #18 of 324
    MikeAndrews

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    Once he hears what happened Davos is teh gon.

    Was Drogon injured? His furnace got put out?
     
  19. Jun 8, 2015 #19 of 324
    wedgecon

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    I don't think so, in the books the duration a dragon can spew fire increases as they get older. Dragons never stop growing and can live for centuries. I suspect he just needs a little rest before spewing more fire.
     
  20. Jun 8, 2015 #20 of 324
    DevdogAZ

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    In the "Previously On" segment, they showed Mellisandre using the leeches on Gendry. I was soooo hoping that's how Stannis would decide to access Shireen's kings blood. I still don't understand why that wasn't an option. Effing Stannis. :thumbsdown:

    Bet that Meereenese champion feels like a chump for saving Jorah only to then get killed by Jorah. :D

    If boats can simply sail from North of the Wall to South of the Wall without encountering any difficulty or resistance, then what's the point of the Wall at all? Are White Walkers magically confined to land? I've assumed that Jon took the Wildlings overland because there's something preventing them from sailing boats full of Wildings from North to South and bypassing the Wall.
     

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