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  • Jason PJason P Posts: 17,785
    Not good for Dany as she lost 99% of her army.  Overall, Cersie is the one flying the "W" flag after that episode.

    * Had Arya in my dead pool for taking out the night king as bonus points.
    * Had Theon as a wildcard to survive the season ... figured one Greyjoy will make it and I chose the wrong poorly 
    * Not sure what happened with Gendry ...
    * Not sure if there is only one or two dragons left

    I'm curious if HBO Now or Go stream has better high definition than the main HBO feed.  I know most cable and satellite companies don't hardly broadcast anything in 1080p because bandwidth cost money and I'm pretty sure that what I watched wasn't 1080p (which is why 4K and 8K are mainly false tech unless you have a computer or gaming console that can take advantage, but 99% of what you watch doesn't come close to it)
  • F Me In The BrainF Me In The Brain this knows everybody from other commetsPosts: 16,212
    The fact that Arya was the fucking badass saved the episode . If not for that it would go down as a "worst" (least liked) episode in recent memory.  
    So frustrating 
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  • darwinstheorydarwinstheory LaPorte, INPosts: 2,841
    I thought the build up to the war at the start of the episode was fantastic. Left me on edge unsure as to when and how it would actually begin.

    That said, I tired of the "fight scene" after awhile. About the last 20 minutes of it found me just ready to move on. 
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  • Jason PJason P Posts: 17,785
    I was waiting for the night king to bend the knee to Bran ... but is that all we learn of the army of the dead???   What was up with the crows?  Is Bran a mole?
  • F Me In The BrainF Me In The Brain this knows everybody from other commetsPosts: 16,212
    They have so much to wrap up, but I have similar questions 
    Beric was badass 
    Thank you for not showing us naked red ,OLD woman, this time.
    Hound turns wimp for a bit?
    The Walker's that face Jon and Dany/Jorah are slow as fuck vs. the Walker's that charged the castle?
    They wasted the Dothraki when they could have been at the walls?
    Tyrion didn't seem to have a dragon glass weapon?
    It is ok.  At the end, I liked it....but such a tough task to wind things up...
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  • F Me In The BrainF Me In The Brain this knows everybody from other commetsPosts: 16,212
    Sorry, but one more ...
    Do we have any explanation for that crazy haze/fog?
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  • mfc2006mfc2006 PDX--->KCPosts: 31,767
    Not sure what to make of that episode, to be honest 
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  • Merkin BallerMerkin Baller Posts: 3,165
    It followed the GOT formula of blurry night battle scenes... I think the surprise was the amount of main characters who DIDN’T die. It was enjoyable, and I certainly didn’t expect the ending, but as far as how it fits into the overall series, I’ll need more time to digest. 

    The Battle of the Bastards was a much better episode, at least visually / cinematically. 

  • MalrothMalroth broken down chevroletPosts: 1,878
    Standard fantasy fare, tired war cliches, melodramatic deaths, too much slow motion including a scene between the knight king and bran that left me shouting at the screen "somebody do something"
    Worst episode of the series.
    This is not the groundbreaking fantasy of the first four books.
    Jon snow stared down an ice dragon for 2 minutes only to be spared in the nick of time.

    The worst of times..they don't phase me,
    even if I look and act really crazy.
  • darwinstheorydarwinstheory LaPorte, INPosts: 2,841
    It's going to take a long time to clean Winterfell up and restore it. A whole lot of bodies to get rid of.

    I was very surprised at the lack of main character fatalities. In a way, I kind of felt that it was a let down.

    @fmeinthebrain - I think the hazy fog thing was just meant to resemble a blizzard. Something that brought Daenerys and Jon into the Night Kings comfort zone, and removed them from theirs.


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  • Dr. DelightDr. Delight Posts: 11,174
    Holy Shit that was intense.
    I believe Jon's dragon is gone.
    Nice last stand for Jorah as well as Lyanna Mormont

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  • Dr. DelightDr. Delight Posts: 11,174
    I also liked the prophetic quote from Melisandre that Arya would kill some with brown, green and blue eyes.
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  • Merkin BallerMerkin Baller Posts: 3,165
    Malroth said:
    Standard fantasy fare, tired war cliches, melodramatic deaths, too much slow motion including a scene between the knight king and bran that left me shouting at the screen "somebody do something"
    Worst episode of the series.
    This is not the groundbreaking fantasy of the first four books.
    Jon snow stared down an ice dragon for 2 minutes only to be spared in the nick of time.


    I can't speak for the books, but I do agree this stopped being a groundbreaking masterpiece at least a couple of seasons ago. It's still IMO one of the best shows on television, but it isn't what it once was.


  • pjsteelerfanpjsteelerfan MarylandPosts: 9,359
    Sorry, but one more ...
    Do we have any explanation for that crazy haze/fog?
    Night king has used the fog in episodes before. The Hardhome episode in Season 5 probably the best example.
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  • goldrushgoldrush everybody knows this is nowherePosts: 4,510
    Holy Shit that was intense.
    I believe Jon's dragon is gone.
    Nice last stand for Jorah as well as Lyanna Mormont

    In the trailer for next week’s episode you see 2 dragons in the sky, so it looks like they both made it
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  • pjsteelerfanpjsteelerfan MarylandPosts: 9,359
    Malroth said:
    Standard fantasy fare, tired war cliches, melodramatic deaths, too much slow motion including a scene between the knight king and bran that left me shouting at the screen "somebody do something"
    Worst episode of the series.
    This is not the groundbreaking fantasy of the first four books.
    Jon snow stared down an ice dragon for 2 minutes only to be spared in the nick of time.

    Not anywhere close to the worst.  The first 3 books were very good.  The 4th and 5th were a big step backwards with a few good elements sprinkled in them. 
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  • VitalogensiaVitalogensia Posts: 1,194
    I thought the episode was pretty badass.  Of course there were parts where it was difficult to suspend my disbelief, but in the end the only thing that bothered me was that apparently the people in the crypt weren't armed.  Maybe they didn't have enough dragon glass to go around? 
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  • JK_LivinJK_Livin South JerseyPosts: 7,101
    Loved it. Was on the edge of my seat the entire time. Arya has been my favorite from the start.

    The Hound also wigged out at the battle of Blackwater Bay.
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  • pjsteelerfanpjsteelerfan MarylandPosts: 9,359
    JK_Livin said:
    Loved it. Was on the edge of my seat the entire time. Arya has been my favorite from the start.

    The Hound also wigged out at the battle of Blackwater Bay.
    And when they went beyond the wall last season.
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  • Merkin BallerMerkin Baller Posts: 3,165
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    I thought the episode was pretty badass.  Of course there were parts where it was difficult to suspend my disbelief, but in the end the only thing that bothered me was that apparently the people in the crypt weren't armed.  Maybe they didn't have enough dragon glass to go around? 
    The suspension of disbelief that’s hardest for me is for the survival of Khaleesi, Jon Snow or anyone else in the courtyard when the Night King raised the dead again. The sheer number of wights should have swarmed them within seconds. 

  • pjsteelerfanpjsteelerfan MarylandPosts: 9,359
    I thought the episode was pretty badass.  Of course there were parts where it was difficult to suspend my disbelief, but in the end the only thing that bothered me was that apparently the people in the crypt weren't armed.  Maybe they didn't have enough dragon glass to go around? 
    The suspension of disbelief that’s hardest for me is for the survival of Khaleesi, Jon Snow or anyone else in the courtyard when the Night King raised the dead again. The sheer number of wights should have swarmed them within seconds. 
    the plot armor is probably the only thing that really disappointed me. 
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  • Merkin BallerMerkin Baller Posts: 3,165
    I thought the episode was pretty badass.  Of course there were parts where it was difficult to suspend my disbelief, but in the end the only thing that bothered me was that apparently the people in the crypt weren't armed.  Maybe they didn't have enough dragon glass to go around? 
    The suspension of disbelief that’s hardest for me is for the survival of Khaleesi, Jon Snow or anyone else in the courtyard when the Night King raised the dead again. The sheer number of wights should have swarmed them within seconds. 
    the plot armor is probably the only thing that really disappointed me. 

    Not unlike when the dream team went north of the wall last season & only Thoros croaked.

  • Gern BlanstenGern Blansten Your Mom'sPosts: 8,429
    I also liked the prophetic quote from Melisandre that Arya would kill some with brown, green and blue eyes.
    What's really crazy is that Melisandre said that same thing to Arya in season 3.  I love that shit. 

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  • F Me In The BrainF Me In The Brain this knows everybody from other commetsPosts: 16,212
    I thought the episode was pretty badass.  Of course there were parts where it was difficult to suspend my disbelief, but in the end the only thing that bothered me was that apparently the people in the crypt weren't armed.  Maybe they didn't have enough dragon glass to go around? 
    The suspension of disbelief that’s hardest for me is for the survival of Khaleesi, Jon Snow or anyone else in the courtyard when the Night King raised the dead again. The sheer number of wights should have swarmed them within seconds. 
    the plot armor is probably the only thing that really disappointed me. 
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  • DewieCoxDewieCox Posts: 9,804
    Kinda messed up but my only disappointment came from lack of major character deaths.
  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 18,575
    DewieCox said:
    Kinda messed up but my only disappointment came from lack of major character deaths.
    There is another war coming, have faith.

    So the dead did rise in the crypt!  Who was lost there?
  • Indifference71Indifference71 ChicagoPosts: 13,158
    Didn't hate it, but didn't love it.  I thought there was something wrong with my TV at first....way too dark.  Not that you need main characters to constantly be killed off for the show to be good, but the fact that so many main characters survived the battle is juuuuust a bit of a stretch.  Lyanna Marmont going out like a badass!  
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  • F Me In The BrainF Me In The Brain this knows everybody from other commetsPosts: 16,212
    DewieCox said:
    Kinda messed up but my only disappointment came from lack of major character deaths.
    There is another war coming, have faith.

    So the dead did rise in the crypt!  Who was lost there?
    I thought that was just the dead tunneling into the crypt, I did not think that was Ned-with-no-head and Lyanna....
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  • Merkin BallerMerkin Baller Posts: 3,165
    DewieCox said:
    Kinda messed up but my only disappointment came from lack of major character deaths.
    There is another war coming, have faith.

    So the dead did rise in the crypt!  Who was lost there?
    I thought that was just the dead tunneling into the crypt, I did not think that was Ned-with-no-head and Lyanna....

    That was definitely the dead Starks being raised.


    I thought I saw Maester Leuwin (sp?) come out of a grave, but that wouldn't make sense either, his body should have been long gone before the Starks could have buried him.... I'm hard pressed to see the Boltons giving his remains a proper burial in the crypts.


  • Gern BlanstenGern Blansten Your Mom'sPosts: 8,429
    DewieCox said:
    Kinda messed up but my only disappointment came from lack of major character deaths.
    There is another war coming, have faith.

    So the dead did rise in the crypt!  Who was lost there?
    I thought that was just the dead tunneling into the crypt, I did not think that was Ned-with-no-head and Lyanna....
    That's what I thought...we needed a character to exclaim "holy shit the dead are rising from the crypts!" so that we all understood.
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