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    One fan theory I read was that Bran was “in” the horse (or took agency of the horse) or something like that. Seems good enough to account for it.

    As for Dany, I agree it was in her character, but I just don’t think it was foreshadowed enough. I would have preferred something a little more leading up. That or not have the implication that she did it because she got left out of her boyfriend’s reindeer games after the white walkers were defeated.

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    I think Drogon is bringing Dany to the priestesses to get her resurrected.

    Can we get another season now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmy Higgins View Post
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    Episode 6 was hamstrung by Episode 5 and had to somehow resolve a ridiculous unexplainable plot swerve, and did so rather poorly.
    What plot swerve? That she destroyed the city? That was highly predictable and quite in line with her character. She has always shown signs of emotional instability, self-righteousness, and murderous vengeful rage. Since she first hatch her plan to regain the throne, she made it clear that she didn't care if she killed everyone in Westeros in the process.
    She skipped over the killing a couple innocents to kill lots of bad guys transition into unfettered slaughter of innocents.
    She had repeatedly (since season 2) promised her murderous blood thristy army that they would "lay waste to armies and burn cities to the ground". She showed little problem with jumping in the sack with a murderous rapist (Drago) and taking control of the murdering rapist Dothracki. Drago explictly promised the Dothracki he would kill all the men and rape all the women in Westeros and Dany later endorsed that very promise when trying to motivate them. She killed hundreds of people needlessly and against rational advice. She often threatened authoritarian rule over the world, killed with glee, and murdered Sam Tarley's father and brother because they would not bend the knee and swear unquestioned obedience to her authority. Throughout the series, she gave those enslaved by others the "freedom" to do her bidding, and killed anyone who didn't obey her.

    Anyone who didn't see her destruction of King's Landing coming for several season wasn't paying attention.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ronburgundy View Post
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    She skipped over the killing a couple innocents to kill lots of bad guys transition into unfettered slaughter of innocents.
    She had repeatedly (since season 2) promised her murderous blood thristy army that they would "lay waste to armies and burn cities to the ground". She showed little problem with jumping in the sack with a murderous rapist (Drago) and taking control of the murdering rapist Dothracki. Drago explictly promised the Dothracki he would kill all the men and rape all the women in Westeros and Dany later endorsed that very promise when trying to motivate them. She killed hundreds of people needlessly and against rational advice. She often threatened authoritarian rule over the world, killed with glee, and murdered Sam Tarley's father and brother because they would not bend the knee and swear unquestioned obedience to her authority. Throughout the series, she gave those enslaved by others the "freedom" to do her bidding, and killed anyone who didn't obey her.

    Anyone who didn't see her destruction of King's Landing coming for several season wasn't paying attention.
    You are forgetting about the part where she had already won! Had she decided to go out first with the dragon and burn shit a bit, then visually we see her lose control, fine... but the city was hers. In very good condition. She could get her dragon to burn Cercei. Win win. It is the whole, 'well, I got everything I wanted, but let's salt the earth' thing that makes absolutely no sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmy Higgins View Post
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    She skipped over the killing a couple innocents to kill lots of bad guys transition into unfettered slaughter of innocents.
    She had repeatedly (since season 2) promised her murderous blood thristy army that they would "lay waste to armies and burn cities to the ground". She showed little problem with jumping in the sack with a murderous rapist (Drago) and taking control of the murdering rapist Dothracki. Drago explictly promised the Dothracki he would kill all the men and rape all the women in Westeros and Dany later endorsed that very promise when trying to motivate them. She killed hundreds of people needlessly and against rational advice. She often threatened authoritarian rule over the world, killed with glee, and murdered Sam Tarley's father and brother because they would not bend the knee and swear unquestioned obedience to her authority. Throughout the series, she gave those enslaved by others the "freedom" to do her bidding, and killed anyone who didn't obey her.

    Anyone who didn't see her destruction of King's Landing coming for several season wasn't paying attention.
    You are forgetting about the part where she had already won! Had she decided to go out first with the dragon and burn shit a bit, then visually we see her lose control, fine... but the city was hers. In very good condition. She could get her dragon to burn Cercei. Win win. It is the whole, 'well, I got everything I wanted, but let's salt the earth' thing that makes absolutely no sense.
    "Makes no sense" assumes level headed rationality, which she repeatedly and increasingly showed she lacked. Several times, in prior seasons she was told "you shouldn't burn the city if you don't have to" and she reacted with indifference to the advice. Many of her killings were counterproductive, cruel, and made no sense.

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    So, what the fuck was with Arya's horse? She was like the image of death and vengeance riding out of the destroyed city, angry about the death of all the innocents and then … does absolutely nothing in the last episode and then randomly decides that she's a sailor now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Sawyer View Post
    So, what the fuck was with Arya's horse? She was like the image of death and vengeance riding out of the destroyed city, angry about the death of all the innocents and then … does absolutely nothing in the last episode and then randomly decides that she's a sailor now?
    Well when she came riding out of the city, she told Jon Snow that she was going to have to assassinate Dany, but he pointed out that she had already had her big finale by killing the Night King, so it was his bloody turn and she should find a new hobby, because the scriptwriters had no clue what to do with an assassin (and had apparently completely forgotten her ability to wear other people's faces).

    Personally I would have had Jon kill Dany, and then turn out to be Arya in disguise. But that would have been too interesting. It's abundantly clear that the whole of series 8 had no other purpose than to quickly slap a band-aid on the bleeding stump of the show, which would otherwise have required at least another eight seasons (and a writer of GRRM's ability, but with a thousand times his motivation) to finish properly. We can probably count ourselves lucky that they didn't just add a last episode to Season 7 in which Ned Stark wakes up and says "I had the most terrible dream".

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