Game of Thrones - S07E04 The Spoils of War 8/6/2017

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  1. Aug 6, 2017 #1 of 385
    BeanMeScot

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    Loved the cave scenes. Loved Arya and Brienne. Loved Arya coming home. Finally, dragons in battle!
     
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    TonyD79

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    Mine said "The Spoils of War"

    Mockingbird was season 4 episode 7.

    I think you got your numbers transposed.
     
  3. Aug 6, 2017 #3 of 385
    BeanMeScot

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    You're right. In looking it up, it Google gave me Season 4 episode 7 instead of season 7 episode 4. I watch through HBO Go and it doesn't show the titles, for some reason. Just the numbers.
     
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    TonyD79

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    I see hbo Go takes a while to get episode names. They had 64 for tonight. It the right titles for the rest.
     
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    heySkippy

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    I can't believe how quickly the last half of that episode went by.

    No way Jamie is dead. If they were going to kill him they'd have roasted him and his horse in a ball of dragon fire. He'll be back.
     
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    photoshopgrl

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    That was a LOT. I was so stressed during that battle. I was literally pacing my living room saying "not Bronn! not Jaime!" the entire time. Wow. I was honestly less stressed during Battle of the Bastards than this. I liked Jon's speech to Dany although I'm not sure she listened. No she didn't attack the red keep but she did take Drogon and roast a whole lot of people. I guess they don't consider any of them innocents though.

    Also was it just me or did Sansa not look thrilled at how skillful Arya has become??

    BRAN for the first time I was like OH SNAP when he quoted Baelish "chaos is a ladder" thing at him. I think he might have pooed himself a bit too. I don't want him to die but I fear he's walking a thin line here since Bran clearly knows all the evil deeds he's done. Why hasn't he told Sansa??

    I have more but I just had to come say that was a fantastic episode!
    Also didn't love Dany in the cave. "I'll help you fight the north .........when you bend the knee".
     
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    BeanMeScot

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    It's odd that it takes a while to update. I've asked a Mod to change the name.
     
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    heySkippy

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    And we don't know what his answer was.
     
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    Indeed, "Mockingbird" was the title of season 4 episode 7. I guess I can sort of see how someone somewhere may have screwed that up, but it was definitely called "The Spoils of War" on Hulu.

    Still, the title made me a littler nervous coming into this thread and posting. Can we get a mod to fix the title?

    Another great episode. I think anyone who felt a bit shortchanged about the way the previous weeks battles were just skimmed over can feel a little satisfaction this week.

    I knew Dany was going to get desperate and use a dragon. I predicted last week she was going to get one killed. Damn close this week. I didn't know they were carrying one of those crossbows around with them, but the minute Jamie mentioned it I though "oh crap". When it hit Drogon and he fell, that was a heart wrenching moment. Glad to see he landed and still could serve up some fire, so probably a good chance he's still alright. If it were Viserion or Rhaegal then there'd be some suspense over just how badly it was hurt, but since it's Drogon I'm sure he'll recover, but she'll have to be more careful...especially if Jamie makes it back to Cersei and tells her it was fairly effective and they ramp up production of those crossbows.

    Jamie charging at Cersei was a pretty predictable outcome...but at the back of my mind I kept thinking "or is this a Ned moment". It's nice the way they've built this show...even with key characters you really learn to never get too comfortable, so even when it's predictable you can't really be sure.

    I did find it odd that the gold made it all the way back to Kings Landing already. It seemed like they were still a ways away, and with that much gold, I figured they'd want to keep the army nearby to protect it instead of sending it on ahead with just a handful of riders.

    Poor Bronn...gets screwed again. No castle, and now no gold.

    Did I sense a bit of regret as Tyrion watched on?
     
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    TonyD79

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    That was a lot of fun.

    I think Dany did take John's advice. She used the dragons in open battle. She also used the dothraki as he hand advised.
     
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    photoshopgrl

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    I think if he had said yes, Davos wouldn't have been so quick to correct Missandei when she called Jon "Lord".
     
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    I suspect his answer didn't change, and if it didn't, then I think Dany just lost a lot of her bargaining power now that Jon knows she's getting her ass kicked. I'm not sure if the outcome of this battle puts her in a better or worse position in that respect.
     
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    TonyD79

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    And how many of them big cross bows did they build? It looked like they had just one and they sent it with the army? Kings Landing is not protected?
     
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    heySkippy

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    Assuming Drogon survives, this battle is a clear win for Dany.
     
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    BeanMeScot

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    I doubt that was the only one. Cersai ordered more made when Qyburn proved to her what it could do. We are getting a lot of time compression this season. The sad and happy part about GRR not having written this far is that things are going much faster now.
     
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    TonyD79

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    They have to move faster. We are down to a handful of episodes and have to settle the white Walker issue and the battle for the iron throne. That's a lot.
     
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    BeanMeScot

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    They didn't have to end it in two seasons though. I bet if we were still following the books, we would get another 3-4 seasons, minimum, the way GRR writes.
     
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    LordKronos

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    Cool to see the issue of the knife come back up again. I was anxious to see what Bran knew about its origin. I'm just not buying into this new cold, distant, unfeeling Bran. Clearly they're trying to throw the answer at you before you can ask the question ("he died in that cave"), but still that story doesn't work for me. Probably little surprise though since his entire story line was always the least interesting to me (and I didn't miss him for an entire season either). He is a semi-interesting plot element so far as he can answer for viewers all those other unanswered plot questions (rather than leaving it for speculation), but I'm still not into him.
     
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    I was amused during the Arya-Brienne tussle how much Arya looked and moved like her former tormentor in Braavos (did she ever get a name?).
     
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    LordKronos

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    Right. I don't think we fast progressions because there are only 13 episode. We have 13 episodes because that's the story they've written. Yes, they're following GRRM's outline, but that outline has a heck of a lot of detail in the middle that's probably being left out.
     

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