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    F Me In The BrainF Me In The Brain this knows everybody from other commets Posts: 30,795
    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.
    But that character should have been standing in the dark so we really could not tell, for sure, what the heck was going on...
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    tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 39,323
    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.
    But that character should have been standing in the dark so we really could not tell, for sure, what the heck was going on...
    lol, well played.
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    dankinddankind I am not your foot. Posts: 20,827
    I switched TVs in the middle of the episode, actually from a larger screen to a smaller screen, and it helped a bit.

    This episode really looked like shit, though.

    Peter Jackson shot the Helm’s Deep battle for The Two Towers nearly two decades ago now, and that looked perfect.

    No excuse for an episode of this magnitude to look like it was shot on an iPhone by a toddler. 
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    F Me In The BrainF Me In The Brain this knows everybody from other commets Posts: 30,795
    dankind said:
    I switched TVs in the middle of the episode, actually from a larger screen to a smaller screen, and it helped a bit.

    This episode really looked like shit, though.

    Peter Jackson shot the Helm’s Deep battle for The Two Towers nearly two decades ago now, and that looked perfect.

    No excuse for an episode of this magnitude to look like it was shot on an iPhone by a toddler. 
    Yeah, my wife read me something someone posted about LOTR and I told her the same thing -- there is a way to shoot a nighttime battle where it doesn't give you a headache. 
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    darwinstheorydarwinstheory LaPorte, IN Posts: 5,921
    If they wanted to really give Theon a great send of, and give us a big character death, they could have had the Night King off Arya when he caught her and simultaneously had Theon get the Night King as his final act. 

    Not that I'm disappointed with Arya getting the kill or anything. I just feel like the episode didn't really do anything other than kill off the WW which we all knew would happen anyhow.

    Now off to Kings Landing with their spear shooter with the remaining 1 (or 2) dragons. Who gets Cersei? Daenerys? Jamie? Tyrion? A dragon? Sansa? Arya? Someone else?

    Does the Hound get the Mountain? Or does Arya bail his ass out?
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    F Me In The BrainF Me In The Brain this knows everybody from other commets Posts: 30,795
    "Arya pretty much flooded her pants when she got that dragonglass spear made by Gendry."
    :lol:

    That bar video clip is pretty funny, as well.
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    PJPOWERPJPOWER In Yo Face Posts: 6,499
    I thought it was a pretty good episode minus the horrible darkness effects like everyone else mentioned.  Didn’t buy a 4K tv with “true black” to see annoyingly pixelated dark scenes...Arya being the hero was great and I totally overlooked the “blue eyes” foreshadowing.  Thanks to whoever mentioned that above!
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    MayDay10MayDay10 Posts: 11,618
    If they wanted to really give Theon a great send of, and give us a big character death, they could have had the Night King off Arya when he caught her and simultaneously had Theon get the Night King as his final act. 

    Not that I'm disappointed with Arya getting the kill or anything. I just feel like the episode didn't really do anything other than kill off the WW which we all knew would happen anyhow.

    Now off to Kings Landing with their spear shooter with the remaining 1 (or 2) dragons. Who gets Cersei? Daenerys? Jamie? Tyrion? A dragon? Sansa? Arya? Someone else?

    Does the Hound get the Mountain? Or does Arya bail his ass out?

    Im thinking she is going to ninja-creep Cersei, and get caught by The Mountain who will crush her.  The Hound will get mad and we will see them fight which will end with both their deaths.  Sansa will get the pleasure of killing Cersei.  
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    tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 39,323
    If they wanted to really give Theon a great send of, and give us a big character death, they could have had the Night King off Arya when he caught her and simultaneously had Theon get the Night King as his final act. 

    Not that I'm disappointed with Arya getting the kill or anything. I just feel like the episode didn't really do anything other than kill off the WW which we all knew would happen anyhow.

    Now off to Kings Landing with their spear shooter with the remaining 1 (or 2) dragons. Who gets Cersei? Daenerys? Jamie? Tyrion? A dragon? Sansa? Arya? Someone else?

    Does the Hound get the Mountain? Or does Arya bail his ass out?
    Sonsa ain't killin nuthin.  She proved that this episode.

    As for killing Cersei?

    I thought that it would be Arya but she got her big moment with the Knight King.

    Cersei  in exile for the remainder of her days.

    Everyone redeemed themselves this episode, if you could actually see it.

    Does anyone else need redeeming or are we done?  If someone is left to do some redeeming then that is the character that will off Cersei but I don't think she dies from anyone. 

    My future predictions.

    Also I would think that Daenary's has a baby from John to continue the line since incest is the theme on this show.

    The dragons both die in battle so it is Human rule again.

    John Snow dies, again.

    The Iron Bank collects it's tab on Cersei.  Put her in exile.
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    goldrushgoldrush everybody knows this is nowhere Posts: 7,355
    If they wanted to really give Theon a great send of, and give us a big character death, they could have had the Night King off Arya when he caught her and simultaneously had Theon get the Night King as his final act. 

    Not that I'm disappointed with Arya getting the kill or anything. I just feel like the episode didn't really do anything other than kill off the WW which we all knew would happen anyhow.

    Now off to Kings Landing with their spear shooter with the remaining 1 (or 2) dragons. Who gets Cersei? Daenerys? Jamie? Tyrion? A dragon? Sansa? Arya? Someone else?

    Does the Hound get the Mountain? Or does Arya bail his ass out?
    Sonsa ain't killin nuthin.  She proved that this episode.

    As for killing Cersei?

    I thought that it would be Arya but she got her big moment with the Knight King.

    Cersei  in exile for the remainder of her days.

    Everyone redeemed themselves this episode, if you could actually see it.

    Does anyone else need redeeming or are we done?  If someone is left to do some redeeming then that is the character that will off Cersei but I don't think she dies from anyone. 

    My future predictions.

    Also I would think that Daenary's has a baby from John to continue the line since incest is the theme on this show.

    The dragons both die in battle so it is Human rule again.

    John Snow dies, again.

    The Iron Bank collects it's tab on Cersei.  Put her in exile.
    Didn’t Cersei pay off the debt to the Iron Bank with the gold they took from the Tyrells? I remember something about the Golden Company sellswords being paid for in full.

    Part of me still thinks (hopes) that Jamie will be the one that kills Cersei
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    darwinstheorydarwinstheory LaPorte, IN Posts: 5,921
    Maybe Cersei should do the shame walk for 10 minutes each of the last 3 episodes.
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    F Me In The BrainF Me In The Brain this knows everybody from other commets Posts: 30,795
    I think Ghost kills everyone, game over.

    :lol:  
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    tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 39,323
    goldrush said:
    If they wanted to really give Theon a great send of, and give us a big character death, they could have had the Night King off Arya when he caught her and simultaneously had Theon get the Night King as his final act. 

    Not that I'm disappointed with Arya getting the kill or anything. I just feel like the episode didn't really do anything other than kill off the WW which we all knew would happen anyhow.

    Now off to Kings Landing with their spear shooter with the remaining 1 (or 2) dragons. Who gets Cersei? Daenerys? Jamie? Tyrion? A dragon? Sansa? Arya? Someone else?

    Does the Hound get the Mountain? Or does Arya bail his ass out?
    Sonsa ain't killin nuthin.  She proved that this episode.

    As for killing Cersei?

    I thought that it would be Arya but she got her big moment with the Knight King.

    Cersei  in exile for the remainder of her days.

    Everyone redeemed themselves this episode, if you could actually see it.

    Does anyone else need redeeming or are we done?  If someone is left to do some redeeming then that is the character that will off Cersei but I don't think she dies from anyone. 

    My future predictions.

    Also I would think that Daenary's has a baby from John to continue the line since incest is the theme on this show.

    The dragons both die in battle so it is Human rule again.

    John Snow dies, again.

    The Iron Bank collects it's tab on Cersei.  Put her in exile.
    Didn’t Cersei pay off the debt to the Iron Bank with the gold they took from the Tyrells? I remember something about the Golden Company sellswords being paid for in full.

    Part of me still thinks (hopes) that Jamie will be the one that kills Cersei
    They just got another army, not sure if it is paid for yet?
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    Gern BlanstenGern Blansten Your Mom's Posts: 18,123
    MayDay10 said:
    If they wanted to really give Theon a great send of, and give us a big character death, they could have had the Night King off Arya when he caught her and simultaneously had Theon get the Night King as his final act. 

    Not that I'm disappointed with Arya getting the kill or anything. I just feel like the episode didn't really do anything other than kill off the WW which we all knew would happen anyhow.

    Now off to Kings Landing with their spear shooter with the remaining 1 (or 2) dragons. Who gets Cersei? Daenerys? Jamie? Tyrion? A dragon? Sansa? Arya? Someone else?

    Does the Hound get the Mountain? Or does Arya bail his ass out?

    Im thinking she is going to ninja-creep Cersei, and get caught by The Mountain who will crush her.  The Hound will get mad and we will see them fight which will end with both their deaths.  Sansa will get the pleasure of killing Cersei.  
    Or Jayme?  Jaime? Jamie?  Not sure how to spell it
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    MayDay10MayDay10 Posts: 11,618
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    Jaime.  I thought of that... but his whole arc is redeeming his honor.  To kill a woman, a queen would be bad... but in this world, killing your kin is like the most dishonorable thing you can do.

    He will definitely enable it by making a choice, but not do the deed
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    Gern BlanstenGern Blansten Your Mom's Posts: 18,123
    So is that Greyjoy chick going to kill her uncle?
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    mace1229mace1229 Posts: 9,042
    goldrush said:
    If they wanted to really give Theon a great send of, and give us a big character death, they could have had the Night King off Arya when he caught her and simultaneously had Theon get the Night King as his final act. 

    Not that I'm disappointed with Arya getting the kill or anything. I just feel like the episode didn't really do anything other than kill off the WW which we all knew would happen anyhow.

    Now off to Kings Landing with their spear shooter with the remaining 1 (or 2) dragons. Who gets Cersei? Daenerys? Jamie? Tyrion? A dragon? Sansa? Arya? Someone else?

    Does the Hound get the Mountain? Or does Arya bail his ass out?
    Sonsa ain't killin nuthin.  She proved that this episode.

    As for killing Cersei?

    I thought that it would be Arya but she got her big moment with the Knight King.

    Cersei  in exile for the remainder of her days.

    Everyone redeemed themselves this episode, if you could actually see it.

    Does anyone else need redeeming or are we done?  If someone is left to do some redeeming then that is the character that will off Cersei but I don't think she dies from anyone. 

    My future predictions.

    Also I would think that Daenary's has a baby from John to continue the line since incest is the theme on this show.

    The dragons both die in battle so it is Human rule again.

    John Snow dies, again.

    The Iron Bank collects it's tab on Cersei.  Put her in exile.
    Didn’t Cersei pay off the debt to the Iron Bank with the gold they took from the Tyrells? I remember something about the Golden Company sellswords being paid for in full.

    Part of me still thinks (hopes) that Jamie will be the one that kills Cersei
    Didn't Dany and her dragons take that gold in the whatever battle last season? The only where she took prisoners and excecuted Sam's father and brother after?
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    pjsteelerfanpjsteelerfan Maryland Posts: 9,886
    mace1229 said:
    goldrush said:
    If they wanted to really give Theon a great send of, and give us a big character death, they could have had the Night King off Arya when he caught her and simultaneously had Theon get the Night King as his final act. 

    Not that I'm disappointed with Arya getting the kill or anything. I just feel like the episode didn't really do anything other than kill off the WW which we all knew would happen anyhow.

    Now off to Kings Landing with their spear shooter with the remaining 1 (or 2) dragons. Who gets Cersei? Daenerys? Jamie? Tyrion? A dragon? Sansa? Arya? Someone else?

    Does the Hound get the Mountain? Or does Arya bail his ass out?
    Sonsa ain't killin nuthin.  She proved that this episode.

    As for killing Cersei?

    I thought that it would be Arya but she got her big moment with the Knight King.

    Cersei  in exile for the remainder of her days.

    Everyone redeemed themselves this episode, if you could actually see it.

    Does anyone else need redeeming or are we done?  If someone is left to do some redeeming then that is the character that will off Cersei but I don't think she dies from anyone. 

    My future predictions.

    Also I would think that Daenary's has a baby from John to continue the line since incest is the theme on this show.

    The dragons both die in battle so it is Human rule again.

    John Snow dies, again.

    The Iron Bank collects it's tab on Cersei.  Put her in exile.
    Didn’t Cersei pay off the debt to the Iron Bank with the gold they took from the Tyrells? I remember something about the Golden Company sellswords being paid for in full.

    Part of me still thinks (hopes) that Jamie will be the one that kills Cersei
    Didn't Dany and her dragons take that gold in the whatever battle last season? The only where she took prisoners and excecuted Sam's father and brother after?
    Cersei got the gold, Dany burned all the food for the Lanister  army. 
    ...got a mind full of questions and a teacher in my soul...
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    pjsteelerfanpjsteelerfan Maryland Posts: 9,886
    MayDay10 said:
    Jaime.  I thought of that... but his whole arc is redeeming his honor.  To kill a woman, a queen would be bad... but in this world, killing your kin is like the most dishonorable thing you can do.

    He will definitely enable it by making a choice, but not do the deed
    Thought it would be Arya, since she has now killed 2 of the 3 eyes Melissandra told her about.  Brown for Frey, Blue for the night king, Green for Cersei. But I can't see her taking down the Night King and the Queen. 
    ...got a mind full of questions and a teacher in my soul...
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    F Me In The BrainF Me In The Brain this knows everybody from other commets Posts: 30,795
    MayDay10 said:
    Jaime.  I thought of that... but his whole arc is redeeming his honor.  To kill a woman, a queen would be bad... but in this world, killing your kin is like the most dishonorable thing you can do.

    He will definitely enable it by making a choice, but not do the deed
    Thought it would be Arya, since she has now killed 2 of the 3 eyes Melissandra told her about.  Brown for Frey, Blue for the night king, Green for Cersei. But I can't see her taking down the Night King and the Queen. 
    Molly the Frog said it was going to be her little brother that choked her...so I am thinking Tyrion or Jaime.
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    mca47mca47 Posts: 13,262
    I really enjoyed the episode.
    Funny and maddening story.
    I had to fly to Salt Lake for work yesterday.  The entire day I was thinking "no delays, this is going to be a close one by the time I get in and drive to the hotel".
    Timing was perfect.  First thing I did when I got to my room was to turn on HBO.  Perfect!  Everything was working great.  It wasn't my 65" bad ass TV with my killer sound system at home, but it'll do.
    Had some time to kill so I went down to the hotel bar for a pre-show beer.  I left the TV on (sound down) just to be sure.  Get back 5 minutes before and there is "No signal" on the screen.  Turn it off and on, nothing.  Fiddle with the cables...nothing.  AHHHHHHHH!!!!
    I called the front desk.  "Sir, we will send a tech up in about 20-30 minutes".  "Um, no, Game of Thrones is coming on!"  *click.  Ahhhhhh!
    Grab my iPad and fire up HBO Go.  Couldn't remember my DirecTV password or my internet password.  FUCK!
    Not sure what happened but it started to work (5 minutes behind the rest of the world).  Guy comes up a couple minutes later and couldn't get it working.  Had to watch the entire episode on my iPad in a dark room so I could actually see what was going on.

    It was a close one.

    I have noticed the quality of the video this season has been pretty crappy, even on my badass TV.  I have DirecTV and don't have issues with anything else, but the GOT episodes have looked like there are framerate issues.  Lots of blur and anything dark has looked pixelated...and that was the first two episodes.  
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    pjpjpaulpjpjpaul Posts: 1,660
    I'm looking forward to Bronn and Tyrion seeing each other again and what happens there. They were really good friends for a while but a lot has changed. I think Bronn will be able to kill Jamie ad he had been tasked by Cersie to kill both of her brothers, but I dont believe he will be able to kill Tyrion.
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    what dreamswhat dreams Posts: 1,761
    I can't be alone in being frustrated as fuck at three quarters of that episode being so damn dark that I had a tough time telling what in the hell was going on.
    It was frustrating but I thought they were just trying to underscore confusing it was to be the characters in that moment. Next week when it's light out we'll account for the survivors
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    what dreamswhat dreams Posts: 1,761
    Sorry, but one more ...
    Do we have any explanation for that crazy haze/fog?
    Evaporation from fire meeting ice???
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    F Me In The BrainF Me In The Brain this knows everybody from other commets Posts: 30,795
    Sorry, but one more ...
    Do we have any explanation for that crazy haze/fog?
    Evaporation from fire meeting ice???
    Could have been, just seemed odd that it was sort of a weapon used by the Night King and not explained.
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    tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 39,323
    Sorry, but one more ...
    Do we have any explanation for that crazy haze/fog?
    Evaporation from fire meeting ice???
    Could have been, just seemed odd that it was sort of a weapon used by the Night King and not explained.
    I thought it was the storm coming from the Knight King, that whole "winter is coming" thing.
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    F Me In The BrainF Me In The Brain this knows everybody from other commets Posts: 30,795
    mca47 said:
    I really enjoyed the episode.
    Funny and maddening story.
    I had to fly to Salt Lake for work yesterday.  The entire day I was thinking "no delays, this is going to be a close one by the time I get in and drive to the hotel".
    Timing was perfect.  First thing I did when I got to my room was to turn on HBO.  Perfect!  Everything was working great.  It wasn't my 65" bad ass TV with my killer sound system at home, but it'll do.
    Had some time to kill so I went down to the hotel bar for a pre-show beer.  I left the TV on (sound down) just to be sure.  Get back 5 minutes before and there is "No signal" on the screen.  Turn it off and on, nothing.  Fiddle with the cables...nothing.  AHHHHHHHH!!!!
    I called the front desk.  "Sir, we will send a tech up in about 20-30 minutes".  "Um, no, Game of Thrones is coming on!"  *click.  Ahhhhhh!
    Grab my iPad and fire up HBO Go.  Couldn't remember my DirecTV password or my internet password.  FUCK!
    Not sure what happened but it started to work (5 minutes behind the rest of the world).  Guy comes up a couple minutes later and couldn't get it working.  Had to watch the entire episode on my iPad in a dark room so I could actually see what was going on.

    It was a close one.

    I have noticed the quality of the video this season has been pretty crappy, even on my badass TV.  I have DirecTV and don't have issues with anything else, but the GOT episodes have looked like there are framerate issues.  Lots of blur and anything dark has looked pixelated...and that was the first two episodes.  
    Crazy, that would have been a huge bummer.
    Even bigger than having to be in SLC!  ;)
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    Merkin BallerMerkin Baller Posts: 10,629
    Sorry, but one more ...
    Do we have any explanation for that crazy haze/fog?
    Evaporation from fire meeting ice???
    Could have been, just seemed odd that it was sort of a weapon used by the Night King and not explained.


    They used the fog to indicate the arrival of the dead in other episodes... Hardhome for one, and more recently when they ventured north of the wall to capture a wight to bring back to King's Landing.

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    F Me In The BrainF Me In The Brain this knows everybody from other commets Posts: 30,795
    gotcha, thanks
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