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  1. arjumand

    S06.E15: Return of the King

    Noooooooooooo. Come on. Also, seriously, show? You're gonna equate Gina Linetti with Aragorn, son of Arathorn, descendant of Isildur (you owe him your allegiance)? Miss me with that shit.
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    S08.E02: A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms

    It's what I've been saying all along, reason being the Night King has a dragon now, and he can fight a war on two fronts. The two biggest armies (Unsullied and Dothraki) have conveniently marched to Winterfell so that he can throw all his White Walkers and Wights at them. The Night King can raise Wights whenever he wants, and we were told that a million people live in King's Landing. Also, I just remembered Dany's vision of the throne room and the iron throne: That whole scene shows the throne room broken open and snowdrifts everywhere. I would find it very weird if the whole NK thing would be done in episode 3, and now let's deal with all the politicking. Also, if the NK wanted to use Viserion on Winterfell, he could have done that already, no problem. And another thing (I'm feeling very Jake Peralta today!), in the Last Hearth (where the Umbers were) there were no signs of any dragon related damage. Everything was intact, and in the Hall, where young Umber was, there were still cups and plates on the table. They were overrun because they didn't listen when they were told to burn their dead, and brought someone in, not because a dragon blasted down their walls. The NK is somewhere else. And another thing! I think that might be the whole reason for this bit of dialogue in the promo:
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    S08.E02: A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms

    Yes, that's the one. At least, that's what the people who analyse this stuff on youtube are telling me! Also, I just looked at a map of Westeros online, and the lake is supposed to be above KL, but I agree on the credits it looks like it's below (also, they move really fast). Anyway, if it's really the God's Eye, that sort of island in it is the Isle of Faces, where the Children of the Forest made the pact with the First Men (to stop wiping each other out). Ever since the Night King started making spiral designs with body parts (human or animal), and we saw that overhead shot of the spiral when the Night King was made, people have been theorizing that what the NK really wants is to kill his creators - and everyone else, of course. But he really hates those little buggers.
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    S08.E02: A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms

    No, they didn’t kill any White Walkers. the only white Walker killed was the one in charge of the group of wights, either with dragon glass or Valyrian steel, before any dragons arrived. Once dragons came into play, it was only wights killed by dragonfire, and I’m pretty sure I saw either NK or WW walking through dragonfire. Like I said, I don’t know if that was a mistake, special effects dragonfire wasn’t supposed to be so close to WW/NK, a retcon, or Bran is like :”Well, I didn’t see it, so it didn’t happen.”
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    S08.E02: A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms

    Yes, I was side-eyeing that whole war council scene, especially Bran’s “Oh, he wants me. He wants me bad.” And sam’s random “death is bad, y’all” was even worse. Basically, my theory is that Bran is either lying or just mistaken. Like Drspaceman said (and others) the Night King has a dragon now. The intelligent thing, when you have aerial support, is to cut off their retreat (go south, destroy that) not just strafe them. Those White Walkers and wights we saw in the last shot were quite enough to deal with Winterfell (or to keep Dany and the dragons busy while the NK dealt with his real objective). Also, in the previous episode, he sent a message (TM Beric): the statement Wall with spiral and impaled kid centrepiece. If he was really after Bran, that could have been made up of ravens. Instead, we have the spiral, and a child in the middle. That’s a message alright, and it’s saying: “I’m gonna get ya, you little shits.” Why else would we be seeing The Isle of Faces (island in the middle of a lake called the God’s Eye) in the new intro, when we’ve never focused on it before? That’s where the Children of the Forest are supposed to be, if there’s any left. That’s where NK is headed. It also links, in my opinion, with that vision of his, which hasn’t come true yet, the dragon over King’s Landing. Another thing re. Bran either lying or ignorant- the bit about the dragonfire and whether it affects WW or NK, and Bran saying that no one’s ever tried. But we do know because it has been tried, last season, when Dany rescued them: there wasn’t a direct hit as such, but I definitely saw one or both just walk through the fire set by the dragons like ‘ain’t no thang’. So are we retconning that now?
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    S02.E03: Trouble the Water

    That was AWESOME! I loved watching Frank taking down those arrogant assholes. Personally, I'm over Russo and Madani. I was over them in season 1. So now I think I'll be skipping those scenes, hope I don't get too lost.
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    S02.E10: The Passenger

    I wondered about this too, until it hit me: the Charlotte we see in Episode 1 is already Dolores in disguise, and she's just pretending to be surprised, because all the other Delos people were acting surprised. I think.
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    S02.E10: The Passenger

    Dammit, really? Fuck it. I try to avoid watching BTS things cos I find they ruin the illusion for me, except tellingly enough, the Ghost Nation one, which was as awesome as the episode itself. This is shit. I loved Akecheta, and the whole of the Ghost Nation, especially the guy who I've been calling my tv boyfriend, Wanahton (see below). He's played by the super hot Martin Sensmeier, who was also in the remake of the Magnificent Seven. I loved that he got what he wanted, along with Akecheta (look, Ake was the bomb, ok? But he was too tragic and magnificent to be lusted over, at least for me), but dammit, my man! You essentially entered the Matrix, and I'm not even sure if Dolores deleted it or not. And now I learn that deleted or not, all those characters are done, and we're left with Annoying Murderous Barbie, Annoying Corporate lady, and Cut-rate Hemsworth? Ok, fine, Bernard is still there, but I can't go through another season of "Is this now?", combined with, I guess, 5 timelines this time. I was on the point of giving up the show when "Kiksuya" pulled me back in, and I enjoyed the season finale (in between bouts of I'M SO CONFUSED! WHAT IS HAPPENING?), but they're not giving me much incentive to come back for season three.
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    Spoiler Discussion Thread

    Oh, she'd better. Because I just read about this shit, and if it lasts longer than an episode, I'm done. I'm out. The goatee looked ridiculous in that future episode (I don't know what looked dumber, the old man makeup or the goatee), and it'll look even more ridiculous on present day Oliver. Fuck that shit. I don't know why this is making me so angry, but it really is. Hey, can the crossover be with the Brooklyn Nine Nine guys, and they can do the ceremonial shaving? Because that would be awesome.
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    S06.E23: Life Sentence

    Has anyone answered Jessie Murray with "Oh thank god! I mean . . . you go, girl!" Though I doubt that she wasn't just obeying the dictates of whoever failed to direct this episode. All of this. All of it. We've seen that ending fight at least twice, if not three times. "Oh, but this time it was totally different! It was raining, you guys!" James Bamford, village idiot. See, at some point someone (either MG or Bamford himself) watched John Wick and said "If Chad Stahelski (and David Leitch) can do it, so can Bamford!" How about no, asshole. How about the fact that these guys have thirty years of experience being in movies, and did some second unit directing etc before Arrow was even a twinkle in MG's eye. How about the fact that in the first John Wick, at least, we managed to experience actual emotions which are so heart-rending, there are scenes I still can't rewatch, and I've seen the movie 5 times (not counting the number of times I've watched the nightclub scene on youtube). So they cut 7 minutes of actual emotion between people who we care about, and then they give us Glorified Extra whining about the fact that she "doesn't wanna die, waahh!" I thought she was going to lose it, run for it and kill them all - because otherwise her interjection was POINTLESS. What the actual fuck. Oh wait, the reason was to give Annoying Puppy a reason to call his daughter. And then I really thought he was going to die. Exactly. It made so much sense, and mirrored the ENDLESS HANDSHAKES OF GOODBYE Oliver was giving. WE GET IT, WRITERS. WE GET IT. There wasn't much to get, but we got it. It got so bad that at some point, when Oliver was talking to Felicity, I wondered if he was going to shake her hand too. And then I had to hold back a laugh.
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    S06.E23: Life Sentence

    When Sara came walking down that corridor, all I could think of was: HEY GUYS, SHE'S A TIME TRAVELLER, RIGHT? I mean, you have a time traveller on the table in the third act, so you use the time traveller in the . . . . oh, what am I saying. These people care about narrative structure as much as they care about the law - whether it's criminal law or the laws of physics. I mean, when one of the noobs said "You can't arrest him, he was exonerated", and FBI lady said "It's federal", I actually burst out laughing. I mean, sure, ok. Just make up the laws as you go along, lady. And whenever someone calls you on it, just say "It's federal." I have nothing else to say about this episode. Except that this was bullshit.
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    S06.E22: The Ties That Bind

    Yeah, I don't know about this episode. I really had nothing to say, maybe because (at least the one I watched) they forgot to pay the sound guy again, and so I have to rewatch with headphones. I don't care about the newbies at all, and they were all over this episode. And not only was the conflict between Oliver and Felicity contrived, but also the temporary solution to their problem - Curtis rigged the place to blow? Suuuuuuure he did. And how did Oliver know that one of the explosions was so perfectly placed as to send Diaz flying but not injure them? Whatever. Having said that, that final scene, when Felicity gave him the detonator, was the only bit I really liked, and that's because it reminded me of an iconic scene in one of my favourite movies of all time: And then we had to see Oliver grovel at the feet of the smuggest tv FBI agent of all time. Having just rewatched some episodes of Brooklyn Nine Nine (which contains, IMO, the best romantic relationship on tv right now), I kept expecting her to say, "2000 push-ups!" I just feel tired - this season has tired me out. I can't even enjoy loving Olicity goodness, because I'm always waiting for the cockbIocking which MG seems to believe is essential for every tv relationship. I can't believe I used to complain about Prometheus and his whole schtick of "my meta power is that I can mine an entire island in an hour!" I'm sorry, Prometheus! Come baaaack!
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    S02.E03: Virtù e Fortuna

    I like this idea - at first I thought it might even explain why Dolores killed the Ghost Nation host in the first episode. Then I remembered that she also killed the entire army she ostensibly went to recruit. Ugh, Dolores. Thinking about that - the hell? Why would she do that? I thought she needed an army or whatnot. I honestly don't know what Dolores is about anymore, except revenge. Yeah, it would be great if Ghost Nation were the truly sentient hosts in the park, responding to the revelation of the truth with "Yes. We know. (Eye roll)". It would also justify the fact that they ignored Maeve's commands, which worked on all the other hosts. I'm finding all these 'peripheral' storylines more interesting than the one we're supposed to be interested in, Dolores and her band of not so merry men.
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    S06.E20: Shifting Allegiances

    Yes. Exactly. I can't be arsed to watch the episode, but I watched relevant parts on youtube, specifically the fight and the conversation with Anatoly. I'm not an Anatoly fan, so I have nothing to say about that, really, but the fight was . . . not good. Either Oliver was holding back, or it was scripted like that. Remember the hallway scene in Season 1? Season 1 Oliver took down 20 guys in the same time it took him to immobilise Diaz. Season 1 Oliver would have gone for the neck snap, not the empty ultimatum. I love this gif, and in my case, I need to express how much I hate these writers. They're writing Diggle like a childish, whiny asshole (But he said I could be the Green Arrow now! It's not fair!), writing NTA as the most horrible unsympathetic jerks, and simultaneously making it clear that we're supposed to like them, and writing our protagonist superhero as a loser. Ugh. This is reaching Detective Tiny Hands nooner levels of yuck.
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    S05.E18: Gray Star Mutual

    "Witness me, blood bag!" I love Jake, especially when he's quoting movies! I enjoyed this, but I'm not the pickiest when it comes to B99 - I've enjoyed and rewatched everything except the stupid trial of stupid prison which pissed me off so much last season. I liked Pimento here - he's such a mess, and it's hilarious when we find out that he's only been an insurance investigator for two weeks. And just when we think it's Pimento's crazy that makes him suspect Boyle for the arson, his boss says that the turpentine was all the evidence they needed to accuse Boyle! I mean, seriously? Wow.
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