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  1. Jenksismyhero

    Game of Thrones

    Accurate:
  2. Jenksismyhero

    Game of Thrones

    I didn't have a problem with this because Tyrion has been her closest ally through the show. It was going to be a tough decision. She said as much to Jon. If we're going down this road, what makes no sense is Grey Worm keeping Tyrion or Jon alive long enough to have that leadership summit. His Queen was just killed. He answers to no one. He would have killed those two (for the same reason he killed the remaining Lannister soldiers - they were enemies of Dany) and then taken off with the Unsullied. He had zero reason to negotiate with anyone.
  3. Jenksismyhero

    Game of Thrones

    The endings for the major characters were for the most part fine and made sense (save for Jon being the savior of westeros but then being banished to the north by two small armies)....the execution to get there the last two seasons...Ugh. Like that Jon and Dany scene just typifies the whole thing. Not one fucking word from Jon about why he did it? And no further words from Dany? Underwhelming is the word. Over and over again. Underwhelming.
  4. Jenksismyhero

    2018-2019 Official NBA thread

    If the Bulls trade for Lonzo Ball and his bozo family I would immediately cease being a Bulls fan. That would be a clear indication that this franchise has given up ever trying to be relevant again.
  5. Jenksismyhero

    Game of Thrones

    Also, someone may have pointed this out already, but LOL at Jaime telling Tyrion he never cared about the people... Didn't he kill the Mad King precisely to save the people? wtf?
  6. Jenksismyhero

    Game of Thrones

    Jaime's was the worst "arc." I don't think they had any idea what to do with him. He was bad to start, and then when he lost his hand, had his hot tub scene with Brienne and was good to her, you thought he was turning a corner. Then he fucks Cersei again and tells everyone he'd burn the world to the ground to be with her. Then Cersei goes too far and he flips back to Brienne and fighting humanity and blah blah, only to then turn around and want to be with Cersei again. The dude flip flopped too many times to count and each time it was not very believable.
  7. Jenksismyhero

    Game of Thrones

    A good watch. Gives a little more background for what they were intending with certain scenes, including Dany deciding to burn the city.
  8. Jenksismyhero

    Game of Thrones

    I don't disagree with you that there didn't seem to be a good reason for her to suddenly burn the entire city. I just rewatched the scene. The bells ring and she seems to calm down but then sees the Red Keep. The rage starts to build and then she flies off. IMO losing her second dragon wouldn't have been enough justification for me either. So, I think at the end of the day, "cuz she's mad and wants the world to pay" is the only satisfying answer to this. The Greyworm stuff is not signalizing premeditation, from my second viewing. I think it's pretty clear he sees her continuing to fight and then decides himself to also get his revenge and kill everyone in sight. The Double D's in the post-show comments also said this - she crossed that moral line and that allowed everyone else, even some of Jon's men, to do the same.
  9. Jenksismyhero

    Game of Thrones

    If the realization is for her to kill Dany instead of Cersei, that comes well after her decision to turn around. The Hound tells her that Cersei is going to die anyway and to not become him (e.g., a monster with a single minded goal of revenge). There is no connection between her decision to turn around and her realization that Dany is now her target. IF they had written the episode better and IF it was clear that Arya recognized this, then sure, it would be a great reason for her to turn around. And BTW, Arya killing Cersei is not a "twist." It's literally what everyone has been expecting for years now.
  10. Jenksismyhero

    Game of Thrones

    She's been saying for 4 or 5 seasons now that her entire purpose was to get revenge against the people who killed her family. She traveled all the way to King's Landing from Winterfell just to do that. And steps from her goal she stops and suddenly realizes that because of the risk of death she shouldn't do it? That's weak. And I think they set up that the Hound was becoming more "human" and cared for others, in his own way, the last 2-3 seasons. They didn't need another example of that. The problem with the Clegane Bowl was that it was for nothing. Who won didn't matter. The Mountain wasn't protecting Cersei or anyone else. It was just someone was going to die, and then the other was going to die from the fire/falling debris. I don't have a problem with the Hound killing himself to kill his brother, but without any stakes behind the fight it felt pretty hollow to me.
  11. Jenksismyhero

    Game of Thrones

    What would be a good explanation for her to do that though? Not sure there is one other than because she's pissed/crazy.
  12. Jenksismyhero

    Game of Thrones

    Yeah I really wish they would have set this up a little better. They were offered 10 episodes and chose to do less. The couple of extra hours would have really helped sell the Dany gone Mad Queen angle. The more I think about it though, the bread crumbs are all there. She worked her entire life to regain the throne. She gets to Westeros and immediately her closest friends and allies either fuck things up, die, or stab her in the back. She loses two of her dragons. And then the one person she loved not only has a better claim to the throne, but is loved by everyone. And then the last straw is that he no longer wants to be with her. She has nothing left. There needed to be more build up to that moment with Jon to make it more believable, but I understand why they didn't want Jon to tell the audience what was going on. And I think this arc for her is 100% GoT. Her being the prophesized good guy and then actually winning at the end of the story is more Tolkien than Martin. There were plenty of bigger problems in this episode IMO. Suddenly those ballistas aren't shooting 100%. Dumb. Euron surviving dragon fire. Dumb. Jaime really coming back to be with/save Cersei. Dumb. Cersei having the least satisfying death for a show villain ever. Dumb. (The two of them dying at the same time was nice, but a little too cute). Arya getting 99% of the way to her goal and then stopping just because the Hound tells her to not be stupid. Dumb. The Clegane Bowl was fun to watch, but had zero stakes. Dumb.
  13. Jenksismyhero

    Game of Thrones

    It's not the tension that his true identity creates for them, I get that. It's that Jon is supposedly a better leader than Dany and so now Varys and Tyrion are talking about removing her. Based on what? What has she done to show that she would be a bad leader? Because she wants to kill Cersei? Because she got mad and wants revenge for losing her dragon and Missandei? So, Dany can't be irrational, but Jon, committing the North to suicide in battle when he goes after Rickon out of a fit of rage, makes him a good leader? The dude's put his life on the line multiple times (needlessly) but that makes him a better option? What's the point of being a good leader if you're constantly needing to be saved by others? I don't buy any of it. Yeah, Dany's pissed. I would be too. Jon would be too. The whole storyline is weak. IF Dany had gone off about killing Cersei, screaming that she doesn't care how many innocent people die, MAYBE the "Dany is actually a bad guy" storyline would be earned. But she didn't. So far all she has done is stick to her goal of winning back the throne (after a lengthy and costly side mission to save humanity!), a goal that she has been open and honest about for several seasons now.
  14. Jenksismyhero

    Game of Thrones

    Why didn't he do that before the 2nd dragon was killed?
  15. Jenksismyhero

    Game of Thrones

    He does. I agree, I think killing his sister and their unborn child seems like a big ask of him at this point. It's kind of funny that most people seemed to dislike like last week's episode but liked this one and I'm the opposite. Whereas a lot of battle strategy/convenient plot armor points were no a big deal to me in the first episode, some of the stuff this week was just beyond stupid. Euron being able to hit the dragon, not once, but like three times, while on a ship bobbing up and down in the water? Dany not seeing Euron's fleet despite being hundreds/thousands of feet in the air? Dany really thinking she and her 45 person army can take King's Landing? Dany continuing to think her one dragon can take on all of those crossbows (which again, apparently have heat seekers on them)? I like Sansa playing the Littlefinger role and telling Tyrion about Jon to get Dany out of the way. I like Arya and the Hound leaving together. Everything else? Meh. We're two episodes away and Bran is still the most useless character in the show. Is he really not going to play a significant part of the end of the story? His role was to worg into some birds during the Battle of Winterfell and act as bait for the NK and now he can just spend his days in Winterfell? Sam has no further role? He confirmed what Bran already knew, told Jon, kept himself from being killed and now he's just going to be a dad? Ugh, and the whole main end here - Dany v. Jon. So fucking stupid. Absolutely none of that is earned at this point.
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