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A Game of Thrones: OMG!!! George RR Martin's fantasy set for HBO!!!

Wiseman

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Im thinking at least one of the brothers is gonna die. I havent settled on Tyrion vs Jaime yet. But ya, probably Jaime.
Jamie basically had a talk with everyone he has had conflict with. all of that is wrapped up. So much more for Tyrion to do.
 

justin surdit

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Yeah, I feel as if Jamie wrapped up his stuff a little too neatly...I think the real question is this: Which character will end up surviving as a result of some "heroic" act by Jamie that costs him his life...

Is it Brienne (too obvious maybe)? Dany? One of the Stark gals? Tyrion?

If there were Vegas odds I would probably splash a little dough on Tyrion or the Stark sisters....
 

praktik

TRIBE Member
Yeah, I feel as if Jamie wrapped up his stuff a little too neatly...I think the real question is this: Which character will end up surviving as a result of some "heroic" act by Jamie that costs him his life...

Is it Brienne (too obvious maybe)? Dany? One of the Stark gals? Tyrion?

If there were Vegas odds I would probably splash a little dough on Tyrion or the Stark sisters....
Or maybe does something with Bran/Night King as part of their trap - could be balancing his attempted murder there maybe
 

justin surdit

TRIBE Member
Can you spot the book readers that somehow feel morally superior to others because they have spent many more hours hours living in a pretend fantasy world than someone who is just watching the show?

:)
 

praktik

TRIBE Member
Just saying, people who see the names on the written page would write "Jaime" - i made no moral judgment - just proffered this observation. but perhaps TV watchers have an inferiority complex? ;P
 

Klubmasta Will

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Wow. That was amazing. What an incredibly well made episode of this battle toward which the show has been building for 8 years.

Arya Stark's 'dropping the dagger into her other hand' move reminded me of Rey dropping her lightsaber into her other hand to kill that crimson guard dude in The Last Jedi.

Lady Mormont killing the zombie giant was badass.

I lost track of who died, but I think Jorah Mormont was the only *major* character to die. I'm not sure if both dragons survived.

As amazing as this battle was, I am surprised to see the series' Big Bad finished off in a single episode. I can't help but feel the remaining three episodes, over the fate of the iron throne, will be anti-climactic.
 

CiG

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Wow. That was amazing. What an incredibly well made episode of this battle toward which the show has been building for 8 years.

Arya Stark's 'dropping the dagger into her other hand' move reminded me of Rey dropping her lightsaber into her other hand to kill that crimson guard dude in The Last Jedi.

Lady Mormont killing the zombie giant was badass.

I lost track of who died, but I think Jorah Mormont was the only *major* character to die. I'm not sure if both dragons survived.

As amazing as this battle was, I am surprised to see the series' Big Bad finished off in a single episode. I can't help but feel the remaining three episodes, over the fate of the iron throne, will be anti-climactic.
Also Theon. Great episode. I think it's too be expected they have to wrap things up and it won't be to everyone liking. I'm going to be very forgiving with everything since i really just want the series to end and see it through. It was the same for me with Breaking Bad, Sopranos, The Wire, pretty much every show I really liked.
 

SneakyPete

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Awesome episode of the battle. The beginning of the battle where the army with the lit weapons marches forward and then disappears. Chills.

Wasn't too surprised it was Arya that killed the night king.

Yeah I agree I thought more characters would die.

Who do you guys think is going to get the throne? If it's Jon Snow or Dany that would make it an unsatisfying ending, that's be too easy and obvious.
 

praktik

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Lots of people online complaining about it being "too dark" but the real issue is everyone is watching through service provider signal paths that are compressed between the source and our set top boxes. Even downloaders/streamers will be impacted / doubly so - since the original would be compressed signal from a TV provider somewhere and it may be compressed again for the stream!

All that blowing snow - all those shadows and darkness - well standard MPEG compression really does go heavy on the shadows (reducing shades of black/darkness to only a few).

We will not get our best version of this episode til the blurays are out - unless there is a service provider in the world that didnt have a high amount of compression on it....

EDIT: if people are watching on LCDs - the shadows and blowing snow are murder on that display tech (for popular/less expensive LCS models) - so thats another layer making this episode particularly challenging for digital display.
 

Klubmasta Will

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Lots of people online complaining about it being "too dark"
I thought the battle scenes were purposely "too dark" and chaotic, to help drive home the fact that the fighters could not tell what was happening in the darkness, and also to save cost on what was already perhaps the most expensive television episode of all time. They managed to show the slaughter of the entire Dothraki army - one of the best scenes of the episode/series - by simply showing their flames being extinguished in the distant darkness.

The concept of being on the verge of defeat and then stealing victory by killing the head vampire (thus causing all the other vampires to die) has been used in the past, and feels a bit too easy.

I'm sorry we didn't get to learn the Night King's identity/background. Is he a Stark? A Targaryen (which would explain why dragon fire doesn't hurt him)? Can he talk? Why not? What does he want? What about the other Front Giant dudes? Some of this may be explained in the upcoming prequel series, but will we even care about his background now that we know he and his entire army get killed by a Valyrian steel dagger to the stomach?

We didn't see Ghost die, although he didn't run back with Jorah after the Dothraki got smoked. I'm still holding out hope that Nymeria, Ghost and perhaps some other Dire Wolves will return to help the Starks before the series ends.

p.s.

 

SneakyPete

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When Bran said he was leaving and turned into ravens where did he go and what did he do? He just kind of came back later in the episode.

I'm sorry we didn't get to learn the Night King's identity/background. Is he a Stark? A Targaryen (which would explain why dragon fire doesn't hurt him)? Can he talk? Why not? What does he want?
It was brought up in season 6 apparently.

Night King
 

Wiseman

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It was fun to watch but the more I think about it the more it is disappointing. So much was done in the service of cool visuals and moments for minor characters rather than story and lore.

What was the point of light the Dothraki swords on fire if they die immediately? Cool visual.

Bran Warged into his Ravens for no purpose at all except to fly them by the Night King. He literally did nothing that entire battle.

And what about all that lore that seemed to set up Jon as the one to challenge the Night King. Like what did Jon actually contribute to the battle?

Seemed like they structured the battle around fan service and cool things they wanted to put on the screen (Dragon Dogfight for example).

It was definitely cool to watch but I think a let down when it comes to the build-up to the Night King over 7 seasons. [\Spoiler]
 
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