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    Season 8: Speculation and Spoilers Discussion

    Why is Arya front-and-center? I would have expected Jon and Dany to be there. Or at last, having Jon adjacent to the three siblings. Are there hints in here (thinking of the Battlestar Galactica last supper poster).
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    Season 8: Speculation and Spoilers Discussion

    Why doesn't Jamie have a sword? I really expected him to be holding Widow's Wail.
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    Season 8: Speculation and Spoilers Discussion

    Regardless whether Jaime is wearing Stark-style armor, he's most likely at Winterfell -- those depressingly dark interiors are unmistakable.
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    Season 8: Speculation and Spoilers Discussion

    True dat. And yet it combines with the existing theory Bran = NK, but with a twist. Instead of warging into the NK during the fight or actually warging into the original NK, Bran instead is able to raise the Stark dead (or warg them?) to defend his home from the NK. Not sure whether this would be a last stand, so much as making the Stark dead "hold the door."
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    Season 8: Speculation and Spoilers Discussion

    I squeeeeed* when The Mountain appeared. Because in the 1st Quarter, I'd had this exchange with a friend on FB: *Squeeeeeed like a 50 Shades of Grey fan watching Adam Levine strip at a Super Bowl half-time.
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    Season 8: Speculation and Spoilers Discussion

    Why has no one commented that Jon is prominent in both the S1 Ep1 "Winterfell is yours" scene as he is in this S8 teaser? (or did I miss that comment). He's the only Stark child to be in the scenes with the Stark who's offering up WF.
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    Season 8: Speculation and Spoilers Discussion

    oh thank god. y'all have stopped arguing about Sansa.
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    Season 8: Speculation and Spoilers Discussion

    Can someone please just email/tweet/call NCW to find out what he said...in English?
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    Season 8: Speculation and Spoilers Discussion

    I've been mulling over this for a while, and finally decided to post (usually I lurk). Danaerys likes to talk about breaking the wheel. But I was most interested in the tidbits about the Targaryen line being nothing without the might of their dragons. They came to power only because of their dragons. And then lost their power as their dragon became no bigger than cats. She said something like, "We diminished." So if the only way to stop the WW and NK is the end all magic (including the dragons), then the GoT ending would be a world without magic. Which is bitter for many there and yet brings hope of a real life without the Wall and worries about a future Winter coming that could destroy them all. How can a Targaryen rule in such a world? How do Starks live in such a world? The people, including the remaining Targs and Starks, all start over. Maybe that's the true breaking of the wheel. Bittersweet ending In thinking about the GRRM's fondness for the bittersweet ending of LotR: The bittersweetness reflected the huge change in the world: the end of the Third Age. The Elves (magic) departed / diminished, leaving Middle Earth to the realm of Men. A similar ending for Westeros would be the loss of mystery and wonder, and the move toward an average-man's life. That is, no more magic: dragons, CotF, WW, NK, the Wall, and maybe even the Lord of Light / Red Priestesses. Westeros won't be the same Seven Kingdoms, and the Iron Throne would no longer matter (probably won't even exist). Westeros that was becomes history, similar to Valyria. (What goes around comes around.) So, Jon and Dany might survive but they won't be ruling Westeros because it pretty much no longer exists as a kingdom or a kingdom of little kingdoms. Most of the little kingdoms are wiped out. Jon & Dany's ending If you're a major character, you often get what you need not what you state you want in the beginning of the story. Because you're supposed to grow over the course of the story. And usually realize that your early wishes were unfounded immature beliefs. Once she learns to take charge of her destiny, Dany wants to live with her husband and child. She thought that was all lost when Drogo and her son died. When that dream ended, she spent a lot of time and effort trying to get her birthright. It's a lot of work (and several TV seasons) to get even close to the Red Keep but she won't complete that quest because of the WW & NK. So she'll end up with what she really needs: husband and child in the form of Jon and boatsex-baby, possibly more kids. With a changed world, she won't need to be Queen of the Andals, [insert a million titles a la Aragorn here]. From the start, Jon never expected to be a leader or important, but he became both and wasn't exactly happy. [Dany: 'We all like to do what we're good at.' Jon: 'I don't."] He wanted to know about his parentage -- well, he'll learn that but will it make him happy? Throughout the story, he is moved closer and closer to the center of the primary conflict, eventually becoming a major player for the climax. And yet, Jon is most like the Samwise Gamgee of GoT -- a nobody thrust into huge events who does what needs to be done for the good of everyone.* And like Sam, he most likely will return to a simple life, with the sad knowledge of how the world has changed and how much he or those he fought for and protected have lost. He'll always feel the pain of knowing that he couldn't save them from those losses. But be happy with what he has: knowledge of who he is and having loved ones around him. *Sam takes on the burden of the Ring when he believes Frodo is dead. He contemplates gathering an army, raising his flaming sword, and challenging Sauron, then realizes that he couldn't win that fight. He 'knew he was not large enough to bear such a burden... The one small garden of a free-gardener was all his need and due, not a swollen garden to a realm; his own hands to use, not the hands of others to command." Instead, he determines to fulfill the quest and enters the scariest place in Middle Earth. A few chapters later, he willingly returns the Ring to Frodo. Then he literally carries Frodo up Mt. Doom. He gets that garden in the end, and honors that are due to him. But he's sad that it came at such a huge cost to his friends and his world.
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    Lost In Space (2018)

    Why the heck didn't the mom and Judy take each of the chariots? That way, they wouldn't have given the doctor a chariot AND at least one of them would have escaped. Stupid people. Also, how did the doctor wake up so quickly? is Judy that incompetent?
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    Season 8: Speculation and Spoilers Discussion

    I've always been a lurker here. But all this talk about a potential baby from Jon & Dany got me thinking about the babies that the WW took from Craster. What if the Ice+Fire baby has something to do with that? He's the lightbringer, sure. But what if the WW get him? Does he become one of them or destroy them (without even doing anything)?
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    S03.E13: Til Death Do Us Part

    Fabulous episode. Literally. And Lucifer in a speedo as he pretends to be part of a gay couple = perfect behavior for a gay guy. Now, Lucifer in a speedo while playing with a bikini babe in a sprinkler as he pretends to be part of a gay couple = not the norm behavior for a gay guy.
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    S07.E07: The Dragon And The Wolf

    *fewer (Davos made me do it)
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    S07.E07: The Dragon And The Wolf

    What if the three heads means a True Stark (the NK), a Stark-Targaryen (Jon), and a Targaryen (Dany)?
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    S07.E07: The Dragon And The Wolf

    It was a wonderful scene. I loved that Jon was willing to forgive Theon for most of the things that he had done...which helped Theon get his figurative balls back. I also got hit by a lot of anvils regarding which way Jon should lean now that it's canon he's the heir to the Iron Throne. Like Theon, he's Ned's son...doesn't matter who his biological father was. He'll be both a Stark -- by training and love -- and a Targaryen by birth. That's a fabulous heritage.
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