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  1. Not just difficult to escape. Difficult to survive in. And I'm not talking about the monsters because I'm sure Hopper could find a way to deal with them (up to a point). But there is no food or water in the UD as far as we know so Hopper would be dead in a week or so from hunger/thirst.
  2. Hard to leave behind a body when you evaporate. Watch the scene again, the Russian scientists in their red suits literally disintegrate from the blast of the laser exploding, leaving nothing behind. Hopper was even closer to the center than them.
  3. Why not make Robin bisexual? It would have fit much better with the setup during the Season than her coming out as gay. Which as you said made no sense. It's tiring only seeing gay/lesbian in shows/movies. Bisexuals (or even asexuals) should get more time on screen. They could have had her elaborate on the story of being jealous (a fake out that in hind-sight made no sense) by having her tell Steve that she was both jealous of him and fond of him on account of the fact that she was into him but also into some of the girls throwing themselves at him. And they could still have had her reject him because she got over her high school infatuation with him. I was hoping if they were going to kill someone off, it would be either Nancy or Jonathon. God they are both so boring on screen (sorry actors). It seems like the only reason they killed him off is because they wanted Eleven out of Hawkins which wouldn't have happened if Hopper was alive. And that's frankly a dumb reason to kill a vital character like him off. I'm not even sure if he's the American in Russia because it seems too obvious. It also makes no sense. How did he get there? It can't be the laser because that would be stupid (since everyone else exploded from it). So the only other way would be for him to be sucked or whatever into the Upside Down world. And I'm supposed to believe he traveled across the ocean or flew a plane from America to Russia, in the Upside Down and having absolutely no reason to make this journey to begin with? There is no way I would buy the American in Russia being Hopper. Much as I would love for him to still be alive. It would be much smarter to have him be sucked into the Upside Down and being stuck in there. I would love a S4 story of a character surviving inside the Upside Down for a prolonged time (however unlikely due to lack of food and water).
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    Sansa Stark: A Direwolf In Sheep's Clothing?

    As much as I don't want to give D&D credit (I think they lucked out), Starks are pretty insular, as is the North, and not supposed to go South. So having a Stark King in the South, even if he's the ruler of all 7 Kingdoms, wouldn't do anything for them. In the books there was one Stark who went South and was given power and he bounced back North as soon as he could. So the North asking for independence despite having a Stark King in KL sort of matches what it might be like in the books. And yes the North is markedly different from the other Kingdoms, something even Cersei comments on. 'The North can not be held by an outsider.' I personally found the xenophobic notions to be as bad as the shows portrayal of people of color. The North fearing and distrusting strangers is all well and good but why make it about skin color? When Dany rode into WF the people were giving her the same looks as they gave Missandei and Grey Worm. And then it took this xenophobic turn later on.
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    Sansa Stark: A Direwolf In Sheep's Clothing?

    That's Olenna. Most high born women are bartered away with marriage betrothals because of political alliances. Margery was too, several times, difference is she knew exactly what was up thanks to Olenna. That's why when Sansa asked him what 3ER means, he couldn't bother with an answer. When she asked about the dagger, he couldn't bother with an answer. And it can't be reluctance, even in Tyrion's case, because Bran doesn't have those feelings. If you don't care about anything, you can't be reluctant because again, that means you care. You mean because the writers muzzled everyone because only St. Tyrion the Great knows how things should be done. See also Yara and the Prince of Dorne. And everyone. Only Edmure got to speak because they love making him a joke. Why should she? Everyone in the South used and abused her. And she kind of had her hands full running both WF and the North with an oncoming apocalypse to also care about the rest of Westeros. None of the other characters cared about the rest of Westeros either. Why single out Sansa who had enough on her plate getting people in the North through it all? Sansa has greenseeing abilities and knew that would happen? I never noticed she had them. Could have seriously helped her out previously and she wouldn't have ever had to endure Ramsey. And I don't remember the last time someone equated execution (Sansa's word) with going nuclear. When did Tyrion ever care about the people? Considering he is complicit in the mass murder of a million people. Varys cared, that's why he pre-emptively tried to stop Dany before Tyrion ratted him out. Tyrion did nothing to stop Dany which makes him guilty. And I don't remember any scene of Tyrion caring beyond what we see most good characters on this show do. He gave a woman with a baby in her arms a coin once while in Mereen and that's it. Bran probably named him Hand because Tyrion is colossal failure and Bran is all about ruining the lives of people. Just ask all the dead from the Long Night and the KL bombing which he actively brought about. So did Tyrion. Stay in her lane? Like a good girl? Wow that is sexist.
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    S08.E06: The Iron Throne

    Not in the story I saw. In my headcanon, which we all have to use because D&D can't tell a story, my way of viewing it ties that part of the story together. Same difference since Tyrion is running the show. Bran is too busy getting high to concern himself with that stupid stuff. Like ruling and all that nonsense a King is supposed to do.
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    Sansa Stark: A Direwolf In Sheep's Clothing?

    It doesn't make sense for the world they live in. Hasn't for Seasons but this Season was a giant WTF for me. It's like D&D changed the rules when it comes to marriage/romance/sex to our modern times. Arya and Brienne are highborn ladies, they can't just sleep around like that in the world GoT takes place. I give the Arya one a little leeway since they all thought they were going to die but still. Dany and Jon openly showing they are together without being married. And then we get proposals, complete with getting down on one knee. And even Davos proposes a proposal. Since when are proposals a thing in this world? WTH am I watching? It's not Tyrion I have a problem with. Bran had insured that Tyrion would pick him earlier in the Season when Tyrion went to sit down with him. Bran never talks and he never explains anything to anyone. But he made sure to tell Tyrion his entire journey? Not a coincidence. My problem was more with someone like Royce. Sansa was the only one in a position of power that we have seen for the past 2 Seasons to actually care about the people. How to feed them, to cloth them, where to put them, logistics and caring about an exhausted army. Yes it was hamfisted and came out of nowhere but it was consistent for 2 Seasons. Meanwhile Branbot sacrificed a lot of the people Sansa tried to take care of and LittleFinger-ed everyone to become King. He literally did nothing to help anyone out (except I guess to help his sister with LF but maybe that was just self preservation for him) and used people and moved them around like chess pieces to get himself a crown, even though he supposedly can't be the ruler of anything and doesn't care about anything. So how is it that Royce for example didn't put Sansa's name forth? What was the point of showing us Royce and Sansa in constant conversations and meetings (almost like he was her Hand) if nothing comes of it? That pit scene should have been the payoff. But nope, only Tyrion gets to talk and put a name forth.
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    S08.E06: The Iron Throne

    I can't get over Bran becoming King in this way. They have known for years that he would be so why did they turn him into a creepy robot? It makes NO sense for the story they were telling. If Bran is supposed to be a signal for positive change...how does that work with his persona (or lack thereof)? If you want to make the world better you have to care. Because wanting to make it better means you do care. But Bran has said several times that he doesn't care about anything, which would include not caring about humans. How does that make him different from the previous rulers? Robert Baratheon didn't care, Joffrey didn't care, Cersei didn't care and in the end even Dany didn't care. Bran showed for 2 Seasons that he is just as bad as those guys by sacrificing people to get a crown. He played the game of thrones just like everybody else. And here I thought they wanted to smash that. But this is a 'person' who cares about nothing, talks in pseudo-intelligent one liners, is creepy as hell, has the appeal of a pile of shit and is completely unapproachable for any human. And he got his crown by mass destruction, using everyone around him as a means to an end. He's LittleFinger with magical abilities.
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    S08.E06: The Iron Throne

    He was Dany's freaking hand and the Lords/Ladies know this. And he didn't stop her from destroying KL. How could they ever allow him to basically be the ruler of the 6 Kingdoms now (since Bran peaces out constantly it's Tyrion who rules)? It makes no freaking sense. Any of it.
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    Sansa Stark: A Direwolf In Sheep's Clothing?

    Baby steps IMO. First of all, NO BLACK. She has been wearing mostly black since the end of S4, with few exceptions (like the virgin white during Ramsey brutalizing her, dark blue dress in S6). Also her choker necklace was gone which was supposed to symbolize more than anything how closed off she was.
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    S08.E06: The Iron Throne

    No one asked a question at the pit meeting when Tyrion said 3ER which was bonkers. They've clearly all watched the show or are just well versed in the Old Gods and Children of the Forest and know what it means. /s The 3ER doesn't care as long as Westeros is ruled by the Children in some form or another. The Starks have Children blood. Sansa has the North, Jon has beyond the wall and the rest of Westeros is controlled by the 3ER, every corner of Westeros is back in the hands of the Children. And the 3ER will have decades to fix the rules of succession. The Kingdoms might just get to vote on whose body the 3ER inhabits next. Push comes to shove (and more likely), 3ER will get everyone killed who remembers the deal they made about voting for a ruler. Same way 3ER got all the claimants to the throne killed in order to become King.
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    Sansa Stark: A Direwolf In Sheep's Clothing?

    Not even. Sansa is barely 18 as far as I'm concerned. I know 1 Season is supposed to be a year but that's bs. Look at Little Sam. That baby didn't grow much in like 3 Seasons and still looked maybe 5 at most in S8. It's nice that some things never change and the patriarchy is one of those things. Women were never really on top in this show despite so many complaining in the last few Seasons that D&D were caving to the 'feminists'. Dany needed to be reigned in by men constantly and the latter half of S8 is 'see what happens when Dany stops listening to men'. Missandei was literally fridged. Sansa was always punished for being feminine. Notice how the patriarchy doesn't exist for some women though, namely Arya (the manly girl), Margery (the sexual manipulator) and Olenna (the sassy one) and even Cersei once she gets the crown (though plenty patriarchy for her before then). Sansa is the only prominent female on the show who was hit with the patriarchy but more like patriarchy on overdrive. Arya and Brienne, the masculine coded women, get to have consensual sex for their first time. Sansa is the only women in S8 to never have consensual sex. Brienne gets used and then tossed aside by Jamie but she still has to write only nice things about the guy. But at least they gave her command of the Kingsguard and a seat in the council. I'm sure D&D would have loved to not have her there, after all it's pretty much an all male council. Sansa not even being mentioned as an option for Queen, just like in S6, didn't surprise me at all. Just like Yara gets to be leader of the Iron Islands but not Queen and she can't even voice her discontent because everyone at the pit meeting is just window dressing for St. Tyrion and Stoned Eyed Raven.
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    S08.E06: The Iron Throne

    Seasons seem to be even crazier now. KL was in the desert when Dany rolled up. A few days later, after she burned the city down, KL was covered in snow (and ash). A few weeks later, at the pit meeting, everything was dry again.
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    S08.E06: The Iron Throne

    I don't think the Vale is in any danger. They are on the other side of the map and while they lost a lot of soldiers helping the North, they haven't lost most of them. The Vale was the only Kingdom sitting out all the battles and wars prior to Battle of the Bastards. Who does Yara have right now? All the Iron Islanders with Euron got killed by Dany. Yara herself had only a handful of people with her (yes I know people respawn like crazy on this show) when she went and took the Iron Islands back. It will be a long time before Yara can mount anything. Never going to happen. The 3ER is not going to give up that crown. He will ditch Bran's body eventually when it's too old but he worked too hard and long to get the crown to just give it up. Only way the 3ER takes away Northern independence is if a ruler in the North is a danger to his plans. Or a future ruler wants back into the unified Kingdoms, he would grant that.
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