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  1. Conan Troutman

    S08.E01: Winterfell

    I don't think this is a hard and fast rule. There simply hasn't been any precedence of a non-Targ riding a dragon, but it all depens on the dragon - now I think it's unlikely that one of Dany's dragons will let anyone other than Dany and Jon ride him, but that doesn't mean another dragon can't decide to let someone with no Targaryen blood at all ride him. I highly doubt the NK is Rhaegar. The show made a flashback how he was created and also showed him turning Craster's sons. And he can't really have Targaryen blood - back then there were only the First Men and the CotF in Westeros, Targaryens came just 300 years ago. I think the NK can ride a dragon because the dragon is (un)dead and can't care about what blood his rider has, or if he has any at all. Yes those are the same spirals from the pilot and what the CotF also use. But since the Children created them, I'm not sure there's more we can read into that. Maybe they use in a religious fashion, maybe they just mock them or whatever. He'll have to at some point, or he'll become the Wee-Eyed Raven... I think Cersei's fully aware of that. She may want to test Bronn's loyalty and I'm sure she has a backup plan - if Bronn is her best killer, still can't hurt to send her second and third best as well to make sure. Well if Cersei wins, what is Bronn going to do with the gold? Take it with him while Cersei hunts him down? If he stashes it somewhere, Cersei should be able to find it (and again, she'll probably have him watched anyway).
  2. Conan Troutman

    S08.E01: Winterfell

    I don't disagree, my point is just that she doesn't have to do that 24/7. Sometimes, a little less regal works just as well if not better. Same with rattling down her titles (or let Missandei do it). I get why she does it, but sometimes, it's a bit much.
  3. Conan Troutman

    S08.E01: Winterfell

    Yeah she doesn't lack warmth, but she's too regal all the time because she thinks that's how she's supposed to act. I think she's just extremely suspicious of anyone she doesn't know (and even those she does), which is perfectly reasonable after all the shit that happened to her. She doesn't know Dany's motives yet nor can she judge her character and she isn't going to take anyone's word for it, not even Jon's. The standoff-ish tone I think was a deliberate choice by Sansa, she seems to want to poke people a bit first to see how they react. Being nice isn't really high on her list of priorities right now. 1) Where did they say that? 2) So can Jorah, Tormund, Beric, the Hound and that random wight they captured. They did so because Drogon let them, and the will of the dragon is ultimately the deciding point. As for the NK, he's technically riding an undead dragon who has no will, so I don't think any conclusions out of the NK riding Vyserion's body are valid other than dragons can be turned. 3) Nice observation. Maybe there's something to it? It could be the NK's version of religion would be my first guess. Just watched it again, knowing exactly what would happen - and it still got me. Perfect timing, just a tad before you'd expect it to happen.
  4. Conan Troutman

    S08.E01: Winterfell

    Solid start. Lots of setup of course, but also plenty of ground covered. Yara's rescue felt a bit rushed, maybe not the scene itself but that went without any problems and was over in less than five minutes. Last Hearth went down very quickly and not even on screen - though that scene with young Umber being flayed White Walker style was pretty great, just whish we could've gotten a bit more of that. But I guess there's plenty of that coming, so that's fine with me. It seems where going to get more season seven style Winterfell drama, whith Arya being weirdly antagonizing to everyone because plot. Oh well, if the conclusion is going to be en par with LF's ending, I'll take it. Cersei wanting Bronn to take out Tyrion is a nice move, both by Cersei and the show. Cersei can test Bronn's loyalty and the show can build up some drama for the second half of the season. Dany and Jon riding the dragons was visually disappointing, looked way to green screeny. But you can't really not show them on dragon back together for at least one scene, so what is a show to do? And the dragons looked fine as usual Sam didn't take the news well, obviously. Can't blame him and that he told Jon/Aegon right away makes sense. Let's see how that plays out.
  5. Conan Troutman

    S03.E09: Don't Let the Good Life Pass You By

    Yes that's who I meant. Count me in on more lame accouting jokes!
  6. Conan Troutman

    S03.E09: Don't Let the Good Life Pass You By

    My money's on the accountant from P&R.
  7. Conan Troutman

    S04.E10: Winner

    Well, that one surely was a winner. They saved the best for last and Bob Odenkirk delivered. What a great speach and at the same time, you knew it was all a giant load of horseshit. RIP Jimmy McGill.
  8. But she's way too busy binging (N)CIS to bother with boring transcripts. Eh, there's ways. There's always the very new arrival at the bad place whose cards haven't yet been locked on Earth. Although Michael paying with "stolen" credit cards sounds like it could come up again, especially if/when Michael gets his own little trial. Yeah I was waiting for something as well. Maybe next week? Eh, maybe the doorman is on their payroll already or they have another way? Though I'd like to find out, as the answer could well be relevant to the plot. But showing it ahead of time would've spoiled the surprise and it was the very last scene, so I'm sure we'll get an explanation if it's relevant. Ultimately, I think the show will have to adress the injustice in the system, I think the four of them plus Michael will make the case that the entire system should be changed. So meddling with it shouldn't do much damage, if the judge ever finds out in the first place. Well, Chidi will have to make a decision at some point... Besides, it frees up Eleanor and Tahani, so I'm all for it. But yeah, I have a feeling Simone isn't going to stick for very long.
  9. Conan Troutman

    S04.E08: Coushatta

    Oh with "everyone" I was just referring to the German workers. The prostitues would simply be instructed not to talk about it. No need to put them through the whole ordeal.
  10. Conan Troutman

    S04.E08: Coushatta

    I don't know why Gus let the Germans out in the first place. Werner had to wear a mug when Mike took him to the lab at first, why not do that for everyone? If they need company, Gus could've brought in some prostitutes. I always assumed Gus had them built their own little bar near the lab, but apparently not. Maybe he wasn't quite that paranoid back then and we're seeing one of the reasons he'll become that way.
  11. Conan Troutman

    S04.E07: Something Stupid

    No, it's not an equivalent to some other name, nor has it any other special meaning. It's just a name I guess. I though it just meant she was going to go on a post-it rampage, marking millions of pages of text in another montage that I now want to see. But yeah, it most likely will be related to the stuff we had in this episode, so your guess sounds pretty good to me. I was a bit confused by the time jump, I guess we're now close to Jimmy getting his license back? It seems he passed several months of tests at least. Not the most eventful episode, but the Kim/Jimmy relationship had to take center stage for it to work and it did. Loved the montage at the start, that was just done so well. If it weren't so sad. I liked the bit with Jimmy pouring wine into the glas on the other side of the split screen, like they were still together phsically but so seperated already that I was surprised when it turned out they actually were eating dinner together in that scene. Visually, this show is still miles ahead of everything else.
  12. Conan Troutman

    S04.E03 Something Beautiful

    The letter itself is no big deal at all. It's just exactly what the show claims it to be - a letter from Chuck to Jimmy. Never understood what all the fuss was about, especially if it could be fake. I think people are just conditioned by shitty TV dramas to expect some kind of plot twisty revelation when a seemingly mundane thing like a letter gets a lot of attention, when all the interesting stuff is in how Jimmy and Kim react to it and that was why the show amped up the tension.
  13. Conan Troutman

    S04.E02: Breathe

    Well, maybe not if it's ruled as arsony, and technically it was. I wonder if that's a potenial plot? Howard lies to the insurance company about the possible suicide and Jimmy uses it to sink him for good?
  14. Conan Troutman

    S04.E02: Breathe

    I hope there is room. Jesse, Saul and Mike initally weren't meant to stay on Breaking Bad either. And I don't want the law firm angle to dissapper entirely and as long as Kim's around Howard should be relatively easy to write in somehow.
  15. Conan Troutman

    S04.E02: Breathe

    That doesn't make much sense. If he doesn't want to work there, just talk to the owners so he can prepare a scam, why come back that second time? Either they grow suspicious, or they hire you on the spot, both are bad outcomes for a scam. So my guess is that it's mainly him trying to cope with the news that he's driven his brother to suicide, probably on an unconscious level. Given that he'll become Saul Goodman eventually, it makes perfect sense that this is the way he's doing it. He isn't confronting himself, he's fleeing further into the Saul Goodman persona - and the job interview was both a test to see how well his hustler style works and a bit of an ego boost. Maybe I'm wrong here, but I'm sure this whole thing is supposed to show the mental process he's going through, diving deeper into the rabbit hole that is Saul Goodman's mind. The answers won't be clear, but it matters little - we're in for one hell of a ride. Plus he's called him "reliable" already. For Gus, this is basically the business equivalent of love on first sight.
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