Game of Thrones S8E1 "Winterfell" 4/14/2019

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  1. Apr 14, 2019 #1 of 379
    astrohip

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    S8E1 "Winterfell"

    What a start. I will definitely be watching this again before next week.

    Reminder: No discussing the previews for next week, not even in spoilers.

    My wife, at the end: "It's over?!? It can't be over, it just started!"
     
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  2. Apr 14, 2019 #2 of 379
    astrohip

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    Reunions! Jon & Sansa, Jon & Arya, Arya & Gendry, Jon & Sam. And the best of all... Jaime and the boy formerly known as Bran. That look!
     
  3. Apr 14, 2019 #3 of 379
    Anubys

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    So now everyone will think Sam is lying to get revenge for his brother and father?

    The only thing I didn't like is Arya and the Hound should have been secretly happy to see each other but the actors didn't portray that at all.

    And what happened to Brienne? was she there? if so, I missed it.
     
  4. Apr 14, 2019 #4 of 379
    madmari333

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    I loved the reunions as well. It is going to be interesting how Jon and Danerys story line progresses
     
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    Rob Helmerichs

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    I got it from the Hound...just a hint at the end. Arya still wants to kill him. I think they were both just about perfect.

    Hail, hail, the gang's (almost) all here! But one thing I really miss from when they were still following Martin is that Martin understood the scale of the world, and these people really don't. Things happen, and people get places, way faster than they should. Relatively minor quibble, but I was spoiled by the early seasons when travel actually took time. E.g., Cersei should have given birth or at least be big as a house by now considering how far Jaime has traveled since knocking her up (many months' if not years' worth).

    I didn't before, but now I'm starting to accept that the only real solution for Jon and Daenerys is marriage. It really solves all their problems (except for the incest thing).
     
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    gossamer88

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    I don't think Jon thinks that Sam is lying. And Jon will act differently towards Dany. If I recall, Sam's father and brother were pretty mean to him when he arrived with Gilly.

    So is Arya getting a love interest finally...LOL...
     
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    kdmorse

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    Oh, poor Sam. Heck of a way to find out your family's dead, straight from the Queen who killed them. "Good job, you should be rewarded, by the way, I had my dragon murder your father, and brother".

    I think Jamie genuinely thought he'd just be able to show up and change sides like his little brother - until he saw Bran waiting for him.
     
  8. Apr 14, 2019 #8 of 379
    Rob Helmerichs

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    I wouldn't be surprised if Bran (or should I say the Three-Eyed Raven) just doesn't care very much. Which would no doubt take everybody else aback...

    I suspect his siblings will continue to care very much, however.
     
  9. Apr 14, 2019 #9 of 379
    astrohip

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    And for a minute there, it felt like a Harry Potter movie. Soaring thru the air on dragons!

    "So keep your Queen warm"
     
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    getbak

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    Assuming she was ever actually pregnant to begin with.

    I don't remember, does anyone other than Bran, Jaime, and Cersei know that Bran fell because Jaime pushed him out the window? Come to think of it, did Bran even remember what had happened to him? I assume he knows now because he can see everything, but I believe he had no memory of it when he regained consciousness.

    Of course, pretty much everyone at Winterfell (except perhaps Brienne and Tyrion) have reason to want to kill Jaime anyway.
     
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    astrohip

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    And how could I forget... Sansa & Tyrion. First time since the Purple Wedding.
     
  12. Apr 14, 2019 #12 of 379
    Anubys

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    Agreed. I think Bran is there precisely for that reason; to tell Jaime it's ok. Tyrion will be overjoyed to see his brother and Sansa will be satisfied that she was right about Cersei.

    I can't think of his name now...but the sellsword is soon to join Tyrion and Jaime at Winterfell with 2 wagons full of gold :)
     
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  14. Apr 14, 2019 #14 of 379
    Tony_T

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    Great start to the end...
    Gotta say, I knew the answer to "What does a dragon eat?" and "What do you hold on to?" (when riding a dragon) ;)
     
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    SullyND

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    Yes, she was in the background at one point.
     
  16. Apr 15, 2019 #16 of 379
    cheesesteak

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    If I remember properly, Sam's father was pretty mean to him. I thought Sam should have broken into the happy dance when he found out Dany had killed his father. I can't remember how Sam's brother treated him.

    My assumption is that Jon will order Sam to be quiet about the Aegon Targaryen VI thing until later. But somebody should already be curious as to why the dragons like Jon.

    Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen is smokin' hot.

    I have a feeling that Cercei's mercenary army will turn on her somehow.
     
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    DevdogAZ

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    I was surprised to see Tormund and Beric. I was pretty sure they died when the dragon destroyed the Wall at Eastwatch last season.
     
  18. Apr 15, 2019 #18 of 379
    DevdogAZ

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    Yes, they were awful to him. When Dany told Sam she had killed his father, Sam said, "Well, at least I'll be able to go home now." But even though they were dicks to him, they're still his family and it's still natural to feel some emotion when learning about their deaths.
     
  19. Apr 15, 2019 #19 of 379
    wedgecon

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    Sam's father was very cruel to him, but he did get along well with his brother, sisters and mother.
     
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    Rob Helmerichs

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    Indeed.

    And I wonder if some of his sorrow is in realizing he's now the heir..? :D
     

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