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  1. Raachel2008

    S08.E02: A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms

    But it is not only that. Yes, Jon is a male, but he is the heir of the throne because he is Rhaegar's son. Jon doesn't jump ahead Dany primarily because he is a man -he jumps ahead her because he is the heir of the Crown Prince and the line of sucession follows the first born. A poor analogy would be the Windsors: Prince Charles is the Crown Prince, he is the heir of Queen Elizabeth. If he dies before becoming king, the next in line is not Princess Anne, or prince Andrew. The next in line is Princess William and, if something happens to him, George, then Charlotte, then Louis, not Harry. Something happens to George, if he has children, his children come ahead Charlotte. So basically, Jon is Prince William and Dany is Princess Anne.
  2. Raachel2008

    S08.E02: A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms

    Chemistry is the eye of the beholder. It doesn't work for you, but I'm sure there are shippers out there who think Jon and Dany are fine. And honestly, it doesn't matter that much. It was pretty obvious from ASOIAF that it was going to happen one way or another. The problem - if it is a problem is how it is done.
  3. Raachel2008

    Season 8: Speculation and Spoilers Discussion

    True, but show Robert - and show Ned, show Dany, show Cersei, show everybody - believed that she was kidnapped and raped. On TV there is no doubt that this is what everybody believes.
  4. Raachel2008

    S08.E02: A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms

    I would agree with you IF the characters in those scenes weren't Misandei and Greyworman. Danny is a Targ, there was no way the Northerners wouldn't give her the stinky eye, Jamie and Tyrion are Lannisters, and Tormond is a wildling, three things the North *hates*. Yes, Misandei and Greyworm are part of Dany's group, but I don't see the Northernes giving Jorah the stink eye, and he sold slaves, was disowned and banned from Ned himself. Heck even Davos, who fought side by side with Stannis. So yeah, I think D&D are making a point here, albeit in their usual awful way. It's a shame because the North is awesome in the books, and on TV they are just idiots.
  5. Raachel2008

    Season 8: Speculation and Spoilers Discussion

    Yup, I had already edited my post; Jon is Prince William, Dany is Princess Anne.
  6. Raachel2008

    Season 8: Speculation and Spoilers Discussion

    It is not that she needs her, but that Arya has always been written, both in the books and the show, as tirsty for adventure and very very curious. It is kinda of baffling that she has no interest whatsoever in a woman who rides a dragon and commands an army. But that is not true. He's a head of her in line for the throne because he is Raegar's son. He is the heir of the Crown Prince. Jon is Prince William here, while Danaerys is Princess Anne. Now I'm not saying that the fact he is a male doesn't matter in this world, but that is not why he is the first in the line to that crown.
  7. Raachel2008

    S08.E02: A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms

    I think it was a reminder that those are *people*, with feelings and stories and other stuff she knows nothing about. They are not just the North, they are people.
  8. Raachel2008

    S08.E02: A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms

    He is Jon Snow. There was no doubt that he would tell her. Also what good would come for him not telling her? Bran or Sam or even Jon himself could spill it later and Dany would be pissed - and rightfully so.
  9. Raachel2008

    Season 8: Speculation and Spoilers Discussion

    When Bran said “the things we do for love” during Jamie’s trial they cut right to Dany’s face.
  10. Raachel2008

    Season 8: Speculation and Spoilers Discussion

    I don’t think so, because Jon looks clean and put together while there are other shots of him without his cape, hair a mess, etc.
  11. Raachel2008

    S08.E02: A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms

    Wolves >>>> dragons. I loooooathe how D&D can GCI the fuck of three dragons most regular viewers can’t even tell one apart the other, but can’t spare a few bucks for Ghost.
  12. Raachel2008

    S08.E02: A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms

    I didn’t see any romantic feelings between Sansa and Theon. They survived Ramsay, they share something not a single one of the others characters do. It is like Jon and the crows, Dany and Misandei, etc. I kneeewn Dany would be pissed. I didn’t like try Arya/Gendry thing, but I get it. You are 15-16-17 and you are virgins and you can die soon? Why not give it a shot? Loved Brienne. Loved Jorah/Lyanna and Jorah/Sam. Never change, Tormund. Also, don’t die. NCW doesn’t get enough credit for the fine actor he is.
  13. Raachel2008

    Season 8: Speculation and Spoilers Discussion

    I love spoilers as much as the next person, but Friki annoys the hell out of me, always had. It’s a mix of sense of entitlement and personality cult, you know what I mean? And, as far as spoilers and speculations go... BoW: Beric, Gendry, Eddie, Jorah, Pod, Greyworm, Theon, and Tormund or Brienne. YET, it lacks a major character, doesn’t it? It has to be a Stark, there is no way all four Starks - yes I’m putting Jon in the Stark column - survive. Someone asked it there’s a river near WF, I don’t remember if there was one in the books, but Sansa and Theon walked right next one when they ran from Ramsay trying to reach the Wall. Maybe the same river runs South. Also they mentioned more than once that the cripts have some tunnels to the outside so, yes, I can see how a lot of characters who one would think have very little chance of surviving, like Gilly, Little Sam, and even Lyanna Mormont, will not die. As for Bronn, I believe he saves Tyrion’s life, which will make people think Cersei sent him to save her brother - another proof of Tyrion’s traison. Assuming the spoilers about Tyrion’s are true, I can envision a scenario where he realizes that for Jon or Dany to rule - and I think it is one or another - there shall be no more Lannisters (like there shouldn’t have more Targaryens) and there shall be no doubts that the king or queen will not tolerate anyone who tries to disrupt “peace”. So, I can see Tyrion lying and confessing things he didn’t to make sure the ruler he chose - again, it’s either Jon or Dany - will reign. Kinda of the opposite of his trial when Joffrey died. It would be a bittersweet ending for the character, devastating for the fans and a George thing to do. ETA: I’m on team “Jamie kills Cersei and dies with her”. They were born together, they will die together. Maybe she hurts him fatally and then he kills her. Think Marcus Aurelius and Cleopatra, something like that. ETA1: Sansa re: if she survives, and if Jon or Daenerys (or both) ends ruling, I can see D&D making her Hand.
  14. Raachel2008

    Season 8: Speculation and Spoilers Discussion

    I wonder if the NK and his army get weakear the more they go/stay in the South, like the dragons get weaker the more they stay in the North? I think someone mentioned once that if the NK dies, then his army dies too, which makes sense. So all they need is for Jon to kill the NK - I say Jon is the one because it is pretty much obvious. It remains to be see if Jon survives.
  15. Raachel2008

    Season 8: Speculation and Spoilers Discussion

    Tyrion was at his best when the dialogue/plot was still all GRRM, BUT I don't think it is just that. I think D&D never quite knew what to do with him when Tyrion was out of her natural element, within the Lannisters. He maybe never been loved by most of his family, but he didn't have to prove he was smart - they knew, they just didn't agree with his ways or morals. The writing never exactly delivered in like 99% of his scenes with Daenerys/Mereen, and also not in Dragonstone. Tyrion is fierce, and it was never there after Shae. It wouldn't have been a problem IF there was some kind of plot about a man who killed the woman he loved and his own father, but nothing. I'm not sure if they wanted to tone down Tyrion in order to balance Dany's "outburst", the whole "you can't be mad like your father" aspect, but it was lame. I too prefer a Tyrion who has been secretly plotting than a dumb plot. I don't even mind that he believed Cersei would sent the troops because everybody at Dragon's pit believed it too.
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