Game of Thrones S8E6 5/19/2019 "The Iron Throne" Series Finale

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  1. uncdrew

    uncdrew Annie 2.0

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    People aren't that black and white. Greyworm not killing Tyrion for betraying his queen and not killing Jon for killing his queen was absurd.
     
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  2. brianp6621

    brianp6621 Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    No the melting of the chair was the symbolism. The election of a new King and the agreement that going forward the rulers would be chosen by the Lord's and ladies of the realm is the embodiment of the end of the iron throne/game of thrones. It couldn't have been more obvious. The move entirely to a democracy was too much progress in such a short time and was rightfully shot down/mocked.

    Dany broke the wheel, just not in the way she had hoped.
     
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  3. uncdrew

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    At least Davos said "I'm not sure I get a vote, but Aye."

    Brienne should have said "I'm not sure why I'm even here".
     
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  4. photoshopgrl

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    I think that was Brynden aka Blackfish that callback was about.
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  5. brianp6621

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    I disagree. I'm in the camp that it was entirely in character but the execution was rushed.

    I also didn't have that take on Tyrion's speech. It was to clearly lay out for Jon, when Dany crossed the line to help Jon with his tough decision. It was council to Jon.
     
  6. ct1

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    Is Bran going to turn into a tree at some point?
     
  7. DavidTigerFan

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    The thing that got me was that if you take Tyrion's speech and then change Bran's name to almost any other, it still works. Sansa....great story, Jon...great story, Sam...great story. Hell even Arya could have fit in there. They didn't give any compelling reason for Bran to be king. Not only that, but with Bran's comment "Why do you think I came all this way", that means he knew he'd be chosen, but he could only be chosen if Jon killed Dany. Jon would only kill Dany because she burned kings landing. So therefore Bran knew that King's landing would burn and thousands would die. Stupid reasons to be king.
     
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  8. uncdrew

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    Nah, the houses will be jockeying for position in short order. They know Bran has no heir and greed and power will drive their actions.
     
  9. markp99

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    Bran is about as dynamic as a block of wood; I'd say the transformation has already begun!
     
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  10. Azlen

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    I'm curious to see if this is going to be the only conclusion we get on this story. I think GRRM gets the next book out but the one after that is iffy at best.
     
  11. mooseAndSquirrel

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    all of this "winter is coming" and I've seen worse November's in NY. What with all of the battles and dragon fire, you would think their crops are mostly wiped out. I thought the whole urgency of winter (aside from zombies) was having enough food saved up to get through. Certainly Winterfell and Jon's merry band north of the wall are going to have a hard time subsisting on rabbit meat.
     
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  12. ct1

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    I assumed he was representing House Tarly. A shame he left Gilly at home and she missed the finale.

    I think the attendees were chosen by their show prominence rather than actual Kingdom/great houses.
     
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    Edmure. Technically he's Tarly's family.

    And as for what right Sansa had for saying it, she's taken over from Jon as the Warden of the North; at the time there was no Queen or King so she had the highest position at least in the North.
     
  14. TAsunder

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    Robin and Edmure and the un-named Dorne representative mentioned barely in passing once meet this criteria?
     
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  15. wprager

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    That was my immediate thought.
     
  16. photoshopgrl

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    Tully not Tarly, two different houses :)
     
  17. wprager

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    Hasn't he, already?
     
  18. cheesesteak

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    Which will eventually lead to war. As the wheel turns...

    I never paid attention to Kit Harrington's (lack of) height but Greyworm was significantly taller. How short must Emilia Clarke be?

    I'd hate to be the next green eyed person Arya meets. She's due for a killing.

    Apparently, regicide is just a misdemeanor in Westeros.
     
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  19. brianp6621

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    The progress will be slow and certainly there will be hiccups but this was a decided change in a new direction. That was the point.
     
  20. Martin Tupper

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    Kings Landing was under martial law at that moment. Grey Worm was, for all intents and purposes, the acting ruler of the city.
     

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