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  1. anamika

    Season 8: Speculation and Spoilers Discussion

    I get the feeling it's because they want to show how isolated Jon/Dany are as the idiots complain about him bending the knee. If Arya was there, I would assume she would stick up for him. After Jon asks that Arya help could be when she starts getting involved. As an Arya fan though it sucks to see her entirely removed from these plots considering she learned just as much as the boys from Ned about how the North is run and the lords and the armorers and the accounts and she learned more than just killing from the FM. But since she's not there, hopefully Arya is atleast having some fun interactions and sexual tension with hot Gendry in the forge. Probably more fun than sitting in the great hall listening to everyone once again complain about Jon for the 100th time.
  2. anamika

    Season 8: Speculation and Spoilers Discussion

    I agree that we will end up with some kind of constitutional monarchy. The question is who leads it. I don't think Jon and Dany die at the end. But considering how strong the theme of wanting home, peace, family, house with the red door has been for both of them, I would not be surprised if they don't want to rule anymore at the end of it. BoatsexBaby has indicated their baby is what's important in the endgame. I am not sure how exactly - could be the baby is the prince that was promised. Could be that's whom the NK is after. Maybe Jon/Dany arrange for a regent and leave? That would also be them abdicating their duty considering they are the most qualified to run the 7K - so I am not sure if they will do it. The show also seems to be pushing the idea that Dany can be impulsive and make the wrong decisions first with Tyrion and now with Sam if what Friki is saying is right. Now we may agree with Dany's decisions to take out the Tarlys, but it's what the show thinks that's important - and we had that entire conversation with Tyrion and Varys where they compare her to her father. Varys says that Tyrion needs to make Dany listen to him. We see Tyrion try, but Dany increasingly turns to Jon's advice instead. And now we have Sam. As per Friki's leak of episode one: Now the idea that the impulsive woman needs to be restrained and tempered by the wiser man is inherently sexist - but this is GOT and ASoIaF written by GRRM in the early nineties. So I could very well see them making the argument about Jon+Dany being a good team rather than Jon alone or Dany alone - together. If you look at the videos of the cast members being asked who they want to sit on the Iron Throne, I noticed a couple of things. The older cast members argue against characters like Sam or Davos sitting on the Iron Throne - because they are too good! This sort of jives with what GRRM has been saying all along - that it's not enough to be a good guy to be a good ruler. That would also then rule out Jon. Again, morally grey Dany would fit in here better. So I think the show is pushing for a Jon/Dany combined leadership at the end. I am a bit disappointed that Arya is once again excluded from the council scene in episode one. But considering that Jon is asking Arya's help to smooth things over for him - maybe this is where Arya enters the fray in episode two and tries to bring everyone together.
  3. anamika

    Season 8: Speculation and Spoilers Discussion

    It's funny because NCW points out how incompetent Tyrion has been with regards to everything he has done when Jerome Flynn says that Tyrion should sit on the Iron Throne. We already know that's he a major part of both battles in eps 3 and 5. NCW has filmed a lot this time around and a lot of the time with Gwen. Jaime's story does not revolve around the NK/Others. The resolution of his story will be with Brienne and Cersei. And Brienne will finish it by writing his deeds in the white book. I think there will be a final show down with Jaime/Brienne/Cersei/Hound/Mountain in KL in episode 5.
  4. anamika

    Season 8: Speculation and Spoilers Discussion

    No, I get that. But the reason the lawsuit caught the eye of many folks was that in the first page it was mentioned he was getting paid for four episodes and then in a second page - additional residues for two episodes. Why this separation if he was in all 6 episodes? And now we know that Jaime is not in the first episode. It therefore tells me that he is going to be missing in another episode as well. So either Jaime shows up in episode 3 and lasts till the finale. Or he shows up in 2 and finishes with 5. I think the latter scenario is more likely. First episode (54 mins) - some reunions and arguments. Second (57 min): Jaime gets there, everyone bands together and starts planning. Now that Jon knows his parentage - time for brooding and angst. Dany and Jon discuss stuff - maybe her pregnancy is revealed. Third episode (80 min): Big battle. GC/AOTD attack and are defeated but the NK flies off on Viserion Fourth episode (80): Survivors regroup and mourn the dead - plan on how to take down Cersei and NK. Maybe go north of the wall to take down NK? Fifth episode (80): The big KL battle. Jaime faces off against Cersei. Both die Sixth episode (80): NK attacks KL with Viserion. Jon/Dany on dragons battle NK and defeat him . Denouement.
  5. anamika

    Season 8: Speculation and Spoilers Discussion

    There's noh time for that. I think there will be some Arya-Gendry scenes and they will reconnect making Gendry's inevitable death even more painful. So if Jaime is not present in this episode, the number of episodes he is in - 4 - named in that lawsuit could very well be true. In which case Jaime will be absent in one more episode. Since he gets to WF in episode two, I think it's possible Jaime is not going to be in the last episode. If the Cersei plot is resolved in episode 5 with the big battle in KL, it's possible Jaime bites it in that ep taking down Cersei. And then in the final episode the good guys deal with the NK on Viserion at KL and the last 20 minutes will be the denouement. I am still not sure what they are doing with Tyrion. His support for Cersei continues to be baffling. One interpretation of Friki's vid stated it this way: I remember some leaks a while back of Tyrion opening the gates to the GC and letting them in etc. I am not sure how all this works if Jaime gets there. Or it could be that this entire Tyrion betrayal plot - which the show seems to be pushing - is not actually what it seems to be and is not happening and Friki is wrong about what was filmed in Seville. https://www.radiotimes.com/news/tv/2019-03-11/game-of-thrones-season-8-tormund-and-beric-survive-ice-dragon-attack/ I think Beric is giving the kiss of life to someone next season. Possibly Jon given their developing relationship last season and all their conversations on life, death, the Lord of light and what their purpose was.
  6. anamika

    Season 8: Speculation and Spoilers Discussion

    The problem being that Ghost is missing in episode one and for two seasons and apparently Jon is too busy riding Rhaegal to bother with introducing Dany to him or spending some time with his doggy. As for Dany being excited about the Starks - Given their cold reception of her in the North, I am not sure why she should be? Bran and Arya don't meet her. Sansa is cold, snarky and disapproving. None of the Starks stand up for Jon in the great hall and he is left alone to defend his actions. Dany is more supportive of Jon than the Starks at this point. I don't think Dany will be having a high opinion of his family and she's met more dangerous mystical counterparts in Essos. I am hoping there's more to episode one than what Friki has told us. There seems to be big gaps between choppy scenes and important character interactions left out.
  7. anamika

    Season 8: Speculation and Spoilers Discussion

    Well, Bran could have got ravens from CB telling them the wall has fallen. Remember how Sam assumed that Bran magically deduced that Jon/Dany were on their way there when it was from a raven scroll? But again, even if Jon/Dany are informed about Bran's abilities, they think that everyone is headed their way to fight the AOTD. Why are they going to ask Bran to spy on Cersei for them? They would think of using him for fighting the AOTD. Arya seems to be uninvolved in this at least in this episode. She is busy having her reunions. The only character who doubts whether Cersei is holding true to her word is super smart, genius player, true leader/warrior of WF, Sansa Stark. We are constantly reminded by other characters of how much more smarter she is than her dolt brother and everyone in Westeros. In which case, instead of asking Cersei's brother if Cersei is being honest, my opinion is that Sansa could instead ask her own brother who is now the 3ER and request that he check up on this little matter for her. BTW, did Friki say anything about any Arya-Tyrion scenes? I would think this is a big deal and a main highlight of episode one since these characters have never shared a scene despite being main characters.
  8. anamika

    Season 8: Speculation and Spoilers Discussion

    Jon/Dany do not know what Bran can do, Tyrion has nefarious plans, Arya is totally uninvolved in this plot, Sam is distraught about his brother. Sansa is the only one who is currently suspicious of Cersei and wants to know whether she is really sending help AND she knows that Bran can access/get to information that no else can. So instead of asking Tyrion LANNISTER if Cersei LANNISTER is being true to her word, the more logical choice would be to ask the all seeing 3ER to look it up, don't you think? I get that. It's just a bit annoying is all. So did Friki mention anything about the Sansa/Tyrion relationship? Is she cold towards him? Friendly? Does she distrust him? I think this will be an interesting relationship to watch if Sansa is doubting Cersei and Tyrion is secretly plotting with his sister.
  9. anamika

    Season 8: Speculation and Spoilers Discussion

    Last time, sansa thought that bran was weird and did not know what he could do and so kept consulting with LF and fought with Arya. At the end, she has Bran at the trial who tells them things about LF. Now, Sansa knows he is legit and she knows what he can do. Therefore following this plot to its logical conclusion, now that Sansa is aware of what Bran can do, would it not make sense for Sansa to use him and figure out what Cersei is upto? They even have Sam there who knows how to access the Bran bot. Instead she asks Tyrion. Once again, no one is going to ask/consult with Bran and he wont say anything until the GC is at their gates. So we get the unnecessary drama of every one being suspicious of everyone when its so easy to clear the air. The plot demands that Sansa be unable to use info she now has and for Bran to do nothing useful. Thats the issue with show Sansa who comes off as an idiot despite being supposedly smart. She's restricted by the plot in terms of what moves she can make.
  10. anamika

    Season 8: Speculation and Spoilers Discussion

    Bran continues to be absolutely useless on this show. Other than monotonously annoy people, what's his frigging use. Like why is Sansa asking Tyrion if Cersei can be trusted? Why not ask the 3ER? She asked Bran last season towards the end about LF for information. Why cannot she do the same now? Why can't Bran look up what Cersei's doing in KL and be like - yeah, she's not coming. It's just Jaime. Sorry. Why can't he send some ravens to see if an army is coming and then tell the Stark-Targ alliance that Cersei is not coming? Why can't Bran just tell everyone the danger - they used him for LF's trial. If his words hold importance then, why not now.
  11. anamika

    Season 8: Speculation and Spoilers Discussion

    What did Dany do to the North as opposed to Tyrion, Jaime and Cersei?
  12. anamika

    Season 8: Speculation and Spoilers Discussion

    This seems to be true. Apparently there are different translations of Spanish 🙂 This seems better: Now THIS makes sense. Considering everything the North has suffered because of the Lannisters, Cersei, Tyrion and Jaime - this reaction I can understand. I would have thought they will be more angry about Tyrion being there than Dany. So Sansa accuses Jon of all this in front of a council of Northern houses instead of privately? That makes it even worse. Ugh. Regarding Sam's response to the Tarly burnings looks like there are different versions.
  13. anamika

    Season 8: Speculation and Spoilers Discussion

    Maybe because he does not realize how utterly idiotic people are when an existential threat is marching on them. The last he knows, they were nearing Eastwatch. They are getting there. He's like - they are getting here. Dany has offered to stop her campaign and help me. From everything I have seen, she's a good queen. She wants help to defeat Cersei - my bitter enemy. Right now, defeating the AOTD is the priority - which idiot is going to argue about me bending the knee when there are more important things at stake? This is reflected in Jon's note to Sansa He's like - well, we are all going to be busy trying to survive and this is the right thing to do. I will deal with this later - if we survive. But as usual the morons up North want to fight about this now. The problem for Jon Snow is that he is a sensible man surrounded by idiots. That's been pretty much his story for some time now. This was what happened at the Wall - where he tries to convince the crows about the AOTD - and they fail to listen to him and murder him because their hate of the Wildlings was more. That's the same here - where their hate of Dany is more than impending death. And yes Jon/the North does owe Dany. She could have sat it out like Cersei. After the fight with the AOTD is over and they survive, is Jon/North going to fight against Dany when she re-starts her campaign - which she halted to help them? Or would the more sensible decision be unite under Dany and take out Cersei. Like I said. Jon keeps making decisions that make sense - with the information he has. Unfortunately, apparently the lot up North are more worried about being independent than death. Also, if this is true, then fuck off Sansa. Like seriously. After everything Jon has done - to accuse him of this. Ugh. As for the rest: Looks like the Dickon burning has Sam trying to push Jon to be king? The Jon-Arya reunion sounds lukewarm. Not impressed but well, this is D&D and that's all I can expect from there. Instead, here have more scenes of Sansa whinging at Jon about something. Bran continues to be boring. No Ghost and Jaime. Surprising. That could be why NCW is in 4 episodes. So Jon is busy riding Rhaegal and has no time to meet Ghost? Ugh. The betrayal. Tyion's trying to be sleazy standing up for Cersei. Very little Arya - why is she not in the council with the rest. But we will get some fanservice Arya/Hound, Arya/Gendry moments. No Sansa meeting with the Hound? Ep 1 looks to be rather as expected, I guess.
  14. anamika

    Season 8: Speculation and Spoilers Discussion

    There was a nice interview of Kit in Variety. Some quotes on season 8. https://variety.com/2019/tv/features/kit-harington-game-of-thrones-finale-jon-snow-1203165896/ So looks like Peter, then Kit and finally Maisie were the last actors to wrap in that order.
  15. anamika

    Season 8: Speculation and Spoilers Discussion

    It's definitely filler, but does not mean it does not happen. I think the reason for why they are talking about it and teasing it is because it's a continuation of what happened last season - Sansa not pleased that Jon bend the knee. Nothing spoilery here. It's expected. The same way the actors talk about the effect of R+L = J. Everyone knows it's going to create drama - actors also talk it up. Maybe she is passionate about being in charge 😀. Maybe she sees Jon/Dany as a threat to the Starks and is passionate about defending her family. He could be. He could not be. People think that Sophie tattooed the Stark ending on her forearm for everyone to see. I don't think Tyrion is dying by the way. I am starting to really doubt Friki's leaks now.
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