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

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  1. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give 'em Hell, Devils

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    It's very much the case. David Benioff and Dan Weiss have been the showrunners since the beginning, and they also co-wrote the vast majority of the episodes. They get credited with writing all 73 episodes because they're considered the "creators" but the other credited writers only wrote a handful of episodes.

    Edit: According to IMDb, Benioff and Weiss are credited with actually writing 50 of the 73 episodes.
     
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  2. krkaufman

    krkaufman TDL shepherd

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    Ditto. I even thought Jon might have gutted himself.
     
  3. TonyD79

    TonyD79 Well-Known Member

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    Disagree. She has shown if they disagree with her, she burns them. They are not liberated. They just had a new capricious master.
     
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  4. smbaker

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    That would have been in character for typical Jon Snow behavior. ;)

    I remember speculating in that last episode that killing one Jon Snow to ensure there were no challengers to Dany's rule would have been better than killing thousands of King's Landing civilians, and that Jon Snow would have happily volunteered.
     
  5. sharkster

    sharkster Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    I don't watch this show, but just wanted to share - if you haven't seen the finale yet, don't watch 'The View'. I'm pretty sure that most here don't watch that show, but Meghan McCain actually spewed out spoilers from the finale before they shut her up. Just an FYI, FWIW :)
     
  6. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give 'em Hell, Devils

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    Since when has John Snow ever looked pleased about anything?
     
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  7. getbak

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    I suspect the in-story reason for Brienne to join Bran's Kingsguard rather than stay in the North with Sansa is because she isn't a Northerner.

    For Sansa, trying to re-establish the North as a strong independent nation, it would be politically beneficial to not have a Southerner as her bodyguard. If Sansa does have a Queensguard, it would make sense for it to be made up of members of the other strong Northern houses.

    Keep in mind that the Kingsguard isn't just there to provide protection to the royal family from outside threats, but it can also be used to ensure the lords remain loyal to the king/queen by having their sons serving in the Guard. One of the reasons Tywin didn't get involved in Robert's Rebellion until the end was because Jaime was in the Kingsguard and was essentially being held hostage by the Mad King.
     
  8. mooseAndSquirrel

    mooseAndSquirrel Well-Known Member

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    Didn’t the last 3ER live for thousands of years? Bran could be around a long time!
     
  9. mitkraft

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    First off, I was satisfied with the ending. It might have worked better though as a 2 hour finale because last week we epic (in terms of action) and this week was more drama. They would have worked well together because when it was over my wife said, "Well that was uneventful"...lol. I do think some folks think WAYYYY too hard about this and maybe that's the way some enjoy an epic show like this but when I can I prefer not to nitpick it to death like these thread seem to. I'm glad I only recently started reading them.
     
  10. mooseAndSquirrel

    mooseAndSquirrel Well-Known Member

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    Dany may be fireproof, but her ability to shrug off a stab to the heart really pales in comparison to Jaime.
     
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    Also, if you haven't seen the finale yet, don't read this thread. Oh yeah, and thanks for spoiling The View :)
     
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  12. smbaker

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    Reading the complaints and nitpicking is half the fun. Maybe not quite half, but there is fun.

    Oh, and the end of the world happened again. There's a water bottle partially obscured by a cast member's leg in one of the scenes. Ruined the whole damn series for some folks, according to the 'net.
     
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  13. uncdrew

    uncdrew Annie 2.0

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    Arya didn't really vote. I guess Bran didn't either. Only Sansa?
     
  14. nirisahn

    nirisahn Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    I don't think Sansa actually voted. I think she just declared the north as independent. Now I have to rewatch that.
     
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  15. uncdrew

    uncdrew Annie 2.0

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    If you google "Jon Snow smiling" there are lots of images of it.
     
  16. Beryl

    Beryl Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    I knew this would happen and it was the reason I binge-watched the last season yesterday. People need to be more careful.

    (I never watched more than one episode of Lost and since the finale was spoiled, I never will.)
     
  17. TAsunder

    TAsunder Debates Ghee vs Gi

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    Hard to believe it wasn't spoiled for you before that. Most episodes this year were all over the media and certainly all over social media.
     
  18. allan

    allan Just someone TCF Club

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    I don't watch the View, but I knew this thread would be in my face today, so I made sure to watch the show yesterday evening, even though I got a late start and was later than normal getting to bed.
     
  19. mooseAndSquirrel

    mooseAndSquirrel Well-Known Member

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    I think a lot of people have GoT's 'hangovers' today.
     
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  20. TAsunder

    TAsunder Debates Ghee vs Gi

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    Some who imbibed to ease the pain might also have real hangovers.
     
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