Game of Thrones 8x05 "The Bells" 5/12/19

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  1. Jstkiddn

    Jstkiddn Shutity up up up

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    I know. I'm sad.
     
  2. tlc

    tlc Active Member

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    IMO, the Red Priestess and the Lord of Light only cared about the battle with The Dead. That's why Jon was resurrected. All this squabbling among the living is just noise to the LoL.

    Davos: "We fight his war and win, and then he f**ks off."
     
  3. smak

    smak TV MA SLV

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    HBO commissioned up to a dozen GOT spinoffs, and it looks like they were going forward with more than one, and GOT is their highest rated series ever.

    So yah, HBO didn't want to end it this way at all. And especially not in LESS episodes. They'd much rather have 10 50 minute episodes than 6 80 minute ones.

    -smak-
     
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  4. Anubys

    Anubys All About Footwork

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    Someone did? I must've missed it...darn...ok...you heard it here second!

    I drink to eat the skull keeper.

    I want to eat the skull keeper.

    I want to see the...

    nevermind.
     
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  5. smak

    smak TV MA SLV

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    I don't really know why the hubbub about that line is. She planned around the Iron Fleet, but once in the air, forgot about them.

    I don't think that's a contradiction.

    -smak-
     
  6. nirisahn

    nirisahn Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    What will we talk about after GoT is over?
     
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  7. tlc

    tlc Active Member

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    Be a dragon:
     
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  8. photoshopgrl

    photoshopgrl Nerd Fashionista TCF Club

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    Saw this on reddit and laughed then frowned.
    [​IMG]
     
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  9. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give 'em Hell, Devils

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    It was Grey Worm's act of throwing his spear at the Lannister army that reignited the battle in the streets after the Lannister army had surrendered. And they made a point of showing how the Lannister soldiers were trying to help the innocent civilians get to safety while it was the Unsullied and the rest of Dany's forces that were committing the atrocities.

    Except it wasn't Cersei ringing the bells. It was the people, who had abandoned Cersei and decided they weren't willing to fight for her any longer. So it made no sense to keep slaughtering the people after Cersei's army had surrendered.
    Well, I think everyone agrees this show could have used more episodes leading up to the ending. Everyone except Benioff and Weiss, who were the ones that decided the show could be finished in two more seasons and to have the final two seasons total 13 episodes rather than 10 each like all previous seasons.
     
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  10. MacThor

    MacThor Not Pictured

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    Euron takes out allied Tyrell and Martell fleets by surprise: Shame on him.
    Euron takes out Targaryen fleet off Casterly Rock by surprise: Shame on her.
    Euron takes out Rhaegal and your remaining fleet by surprise: Shame. Shame. Shame.
     
  11. MikeekiM

    MikeekiM Palindromer

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    I know... There aren't many shows that drive this kind of thread/topic volume!
     
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  12. TAsunder

    TAsunder Debates Ghee vs Gi

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    It supposedly is. There was a lot of discussion about this online. Something about fur and motion capture and inserting motion captured fur into existing scenes or some such.

    I guess you could blame Greyworm, but it seemed to me he only did so once Dany had decided to burninate.
     
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  13. photoshopgrl

    photoshopgrl Nerd Fashionista TCF Club

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    Just saw this on Reddit and I found the read and the comments after quite interesting.
    This guy gets it

    ETA I hate that it inserts reddit as media every time!
     
  14. smbaker

    smbaker Well-Known Member

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    They went out of their way to personalize the destruction with Arya, including having her try to save the a child and mother who were killed with intentional dragon fire by Dany. I can't think of any other good reason for all that time spent on Arya, other than to set her up to take on Dany.
     
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  15. uncdrew

    uncdrew Annie 2.0

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    Yes, I agree it wasn't Cersei ringing the bells - she wasn't going to surrender. And since people in Kings Landing know ringing bells means surrender, Cersei wouldn't have the bell towers accessible to anyone but her soldiers. She wasn't going to leave that up to a bunch of peasants she's using at meat shields. So her people did not ring the bells. Her soldiers did.

    Like others, I thought we'd see Jaime either physically ringing the bells himself, or finding a captains guard and telling him to do it.

    Without seeing any communication or signaling of ringing the bells, I'm not exactly sure how it went down. Not hugely important, but I'm curious. Perhaps one of them was smart enough to see a dragon destroying everything and made an executive decision.
     
  16. uncdrew

    uncdrew Annie 2.0

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    Back in the good ol' days you just got a wolf.
     
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  17. zordude

    zordude WDW Fan TCF Club

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    He's really not much of a hero, hasn't he pretty much failed at every opportunity?
     
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  18. uncdrew

    uncdrew Annie 2.0

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    They wanted to show us that destruction through one of our favorite character's eyes. It needed to be someone who was going to Kings Landing. She was really the only choice that made sense.
     
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  19. photoshopgrl

    photoshopgrl Nerd Fashionista TCF Club

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    Depends on your point of view. I don't think he's failed. I'm not sure I'd quite call him the hero of the story though either.
     
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  20. uncdrew

    uncdrew Annie 2.0

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    I think he's kind of a putz.
     
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