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    S08.E06: The Iron Throne

    I was thinking last night that in a way, Dany did break the wheel: no more hereditary Kings or Queens. Of course, they've invented the Holy Roman Empire instead, only with the various lord paramounts as electors. As others have said though, I don't know why the other 6 Kingdoms were all cool with the North saying CYA! I guess not much position to argue when her uncle rules the Riverlands, her cousin is Lord of the Vale, her sister's friend is Lord of the Stormlands and her brother is the King.
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    S08.E06: The Iron Throne

    Well, he was the only one who could stop Dany, I suppose. He's probably the only one Drogon would let through.
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    S08.E06: The Iron Throne

    I'm going to assume GRRM told them Bran's on the throne when all is said and done. And it makes a certain kind of poetic sense, if you assume "the true war" never stopped until the 3ER sat the throne (life) versus the NK (death). Did Dany stop to realize her vision in the House of the Undying about the ruined Throne Room covered in snow came true because of her? I wasn't sure she realized that, or was just in awe of the throne itself.
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    Chernobyl

    Yes, electronics would be impacted by the high levels of radiation. See also the helicopter crashing after going over the core. (Of course, that could also have been the pilots cooking to death). One reason they have had a hard time investigating what is going on with the cores at Fukushima is that no robot sent in can survive the radiation levels for very long.
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    S08.E05: The Bells

    I guess Dany just took Missandei's last word literally.
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    S04.E05: Expire Erect

    All I kept thinking is, “Why does Eve have a navel?” Of course Lucifer and Amenidiel shouldn’t either.
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    Bonding

    I enjoyed it well enough up until the ending, which suddenly took a very bizarre turn. You can watch them all in the span of a feature length film. I found Josh to be kind of creepy, and while Doug was cute and earnest - he had an odd inflection to his speaking.
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    Chernobyl

    I worried about the same thing, but then my roommate pointed out that he had given the cat extra food and water, so presumably he was expecting someone would find him relatively soon. Most likely the KGB when they didn't see him after a while.
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    Chernobyl

    The ability of management to disbelieve what they are being told was mind-boggling. I know the alternative would be horrifying, but folks are telling you what they saw and it’s all “You’re delusional!” That said, I really liked part 1; kind of wish it was binge-able!
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    S08.E03: The Long Night

    They were punching their way out of the sarcophagi, not the walls. (You can see how thin the stone was when their arms come through... not thick stone like a wall).
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    S08.E03: The Long Night

    Well, they did some ground work... we know how the Night King was created, the team assumed the usual methods would kill the Night King, but were proved wrong. Arya has been in possession of the Valyrian steel dagger for a while now and carries it on her person. And... she's a trained assassin; even though she didn't know the Night King's heart was his weak point, it's a definite weak point for anyone else she wants to kill, so she might as well stab there. Even in our world, sometimes the outcome of pivotal moments in history came down to just pure luck.
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    S08.E03: The Long Night

    There was an interview somewhere I just read that said that’s exactly what happened: Arya stabbed the Night King in the heart which is where the piece of dragon glass was that brought him to un-life. That’s the only place he could be destroyed.
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    S08.E03: The Long Night

    No, but Robb was, and the sister of the King might be considered a Princess. But, that said, they pointed out before that the word for "prince" is gender-neutral, but perhaps as a prophecy it had a duality to it as well: Jon is the literal prince, destined to save the realms from their own darkness by uniting the people together, whereas Arya is the more spiritual princess, the one to save the realms from the darkness of death itself.
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    S08.E03: The Long Night

    Without Jon, you probably don’t get Winterfell back. Without Jon, you don’t get Dany or the Wildlings on your side. Nor the vast amount of dragon glass. Without all that, the pieces don’t line up for Arya to slay the Night King.
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    Avengers: Endgame (2019)

    Great movie; some practical issues if you stop to think. For instance, the fact that the world’s food and water supply has been geared towards 3.5 billion people for five years and now suddenly has to manage 7+ billion. Also it’s going to be somewhat awkward for some people who have moved on with their life to have people suddenly reappear after five years. Like folks who got remarried. Who was the random teen/young adult at Tony’s funeral standing alone towards the back? I didn’t recognize him.
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