The Targaryen family tree is full of inbreeding.There is lots of online speculation that Dany and Jon will hook up, which seems odd as viewers now know they are aunt/nephew.
House TargaryenGenerations of compound inbreeding have preserved in the Targaryen bloodline the classic Valyrian features of silver-white (platinum blonde) hair, and very fair, pale skin. Allegedly, this also preserved in their bloodline the ability to successfully bond with and ride dragons. They also seem to be somewhat more tolerant of extreme heat and high temperatures than other people, though they are by no means invulnerable to fire – or at least, not all of them. Unfortunately, some believe that this practice of inbreeding has also caused the trait of insanity to plague House Targaryen; though some members are known to be perfectly normal psychologically-speaking, other Targaryens throughout history have displayed bizarre, erratic and sometimes violent behaviour, succumbing to the so-called 'Targaryen madness'.
Depends if you're a gap filler or a gap finderYeah the time/distance thing was really difficult to set aside. I mean even if you accept they weren't really that far from The Wall so let's say Gendry made it back quickly. And let's say Dragons are crazy fast. There is just no way a raven could be that fast.
I actually really hate the Arya vs Sansa bullshit. Arya has seen enough in her travels to understand weakness and how it can be manipulated. I could be turned around on this if they go with Arya going off the deep end and becoming more and more mentally unstable. But she has been too smart for that so far.
Emilia Clarke was amazing in that last scene.
I think we're seeing the benefit of real years accruing on the real actors to give the younger generation of actors here some real examples of growth over 7 years. They were all pretty young when it started - I just imagine the real Emilia loved and lost or had some life experience she can channel into great scenes now.Emilia Clarke was amazing in that last scene.
Agreed. That scene should completely turn around opinions of her as an actor (it won't actually though). She conveyed so much with her face without the dialogue. The hand holding was great too. If I am remembering correctly Jon took her hand first as a comforting action over the loss of a dragon and then she took his hand next and there was some thumb caressing going on. It should be a major turning point for her character and hopefully achieved a lot of what Tyrion was trying to but failing.I think we're seeing the benefit of real years accruing on the real actors to give the younger generation of actors here some real examples of growth over 7 years. They were all pretty young when it started - I just imagine the real Emilia loved and lost or had some life experience she can channel into great scenes now.
Hope the talk of her being a shitty actress is put to rest this season finally??
If we were nit-picking, we might ask why, if the Night King is able to hurl ice spears capable of killing a dragon, he did not hurl a few spears at Jon Snow and company while they were sleeping, or why the ice lake was not fully frozen but then froze up again, or why Gendry managed to run all the way back to the wall only to collapse a few feet away from his destination, etc.Depends if you're a gap filler or a gap finder
We were aware that timing was getting a little hazy. We’ve got Gendry running back, ravens flying a certain distance, dragons having to fly back a certain distance…In terms of the emotional experience, [Jon and company] sort of spent one dark night on the island in terms of storytelling moments. We tried to hedge it a little bit with the eternal twilight up there north of The Wall. I think there was some effort to fudge the timeline a little bit by not declaring exactly how long we were there. I think that worked for some people, for other people it didn’t. They seemed to be very concerned about how fast a raven can fly but there’s a thing called plausible impossibilities, which is what you try to achieve, rather than impossible plausibilities. So I think we were straining plausibility a little bit, but I hope the story’s momentum carries over some of that stuff.
- I don't think the sisters planned it from the start, I think that was a genuine interaction between the sisters in the previous episode. I think when Sansa said she's a slow learner but she learns eventually suggested this. Bran may have explained things for Sansa.It was unclear whether the Stark Sisters had planned this from the start. The awkward scene between the Stark Sisters in the previous episode (when Arya pulled the knife and threatened Sansa) did not take place in Littlefinger's presence, so that scene was a genuine interaction between the sisters. Who knows what happened after that scene to make them both realize that they were being played by Littlefiinger?
Now that Jon/Dany have consummated their alliance, will they freak out upon discovering that Dany is Jon's aunt, or will they just shrug it off because incest is so commonplace in Westeros? Will Dany give up her claim on the throne if it is revealed that Jon is the next Targaryen in line? Will Jon want the title, or will he honour his bending of the knee?