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GoT season 8 final episode 6 tonight. (spoiler discussion) Fin. The end... for ever.

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Hyped. 24 55.81%
 
Mildly interested. 11 25.58%
 
Not bothered. 5 11.63%
 
/indifferent/not watched/other in comments. 3 6.98%
 
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Hiku said:
John2290 said:

Which sentence? 

The *f** ya'll* part.

Awe dude. Honestly, I'm only expressing my frustrations. I'm sorry if that hit home. I don't mean to take away from anyone else watching. I didn't mean it personally of course. Sorry Hiku. 



 

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Pass.

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Pass



 

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haxxiy said:

A Song of Ice and Fire is a series that refuses to cheat to let the heroes win

Except for the time Grey Wind found a goat track that allowed Robb's army to bypass the Golden Tooth and sneak up on the Lannister army at the Oxcross.



When the herd loses its way, the shepard must kill the bull that leads them astray.

As a spectacle, episode 5 was the best of the season so far and the moments between the Hound and Arya, then Jamie and Tyrion are some emotive highlights.

I can see the point everyone is making about the handling of Dany's character. I also think Euron has been completely wasted. The whole thing has just been rushed. Why did they only have 6 episodes again? Dreading that the finale is going to be really haphazard and hamfisted.

Also, Arya could probably have taken a direct hit from a scorpion bolt and lived without a scratch, her plot armour was that thick.



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Again. Another. Nope.



 

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Scoobes said:
Neodegenerate said:

The issue isn't that she did what she did though.. it's the fact that this was the equivalent of a sudden pro wrestling heel turn with no story defined rhyme or reason.  It essentially boils down to "I screwed up and let my second dragon die and my lover didn't kiss me back soo.... off I go doing everything I swore I would never do."

This turn of events has been hinted at repeatedly since Dany got her dragons. The showrunners have made it extra obvious since she came to Westeros. I'm not sure how you think this is a sudden heel turn.

come ooon, that was pure bullshit, i can understand being a bit mad and overdoing it with fear etc so the story unfolds towards the show's end but destroying the best of what she is supposed to rule at that point makes no damn logic and was made purely for viewer's shock factor on which the whole series was always based on (unless she somehow makes sense in the last episode)

one of the reasons why Breaking Bad has higher rankings overall even though its production budget is abysmal compared to GoT



shikamaru317 said:
haxxiy said:

@shikamaru317 - I wouldn't take MatPat as a deep, meaningful analysis on anything. His purpose has aways been to entertain his audience with ludicrous ideas peppered with some didactic science, conspiracy theory style. See Mario is an evil communist, for instance.

Usually I would agree, and alot of his theories I have found to be downright asinine, but in this case his theory turned out to be 100% right in the end, and his science was sound. 

I think someone did the maths of the inbreeding coefficients for all the generations of Targaryens, and they're actually sky high, even for Jon. In fact to the point the family is close to a homozygous group of individuals differing only by their sexual chromosomes.

(Fun trivia: such groups of individuals do exist in real life - lab rats, for instance. With proper eugenics, paradoxically, it's outbreeding that would increase the risk of harmful recessive genes contaminating the pool. Assuming random mutation doesn't work faster between generations, that is.)

And considering the whole Lannister-Baratheon plot involved a piece of Mendelian genetics inacessible to the brighest medieval thinkers and the whole "family look" being fixed for centuries, it seems we should give GRRM's biology a pass here.



 

 

 

 

 

dark_gh0st_b0y said:
Scoobes said:

This turn of events has been hinted at repeatedly since Dany got her dragons. The showrunners have made it extra obvious since she came to Westeros. I'm not sure how you think this is a sudden heel turn.

come ooon, that was pure bullshit, i can understand being a bit mad and overdoing it with fear etc so the story unfolds towards the show's end but destroying the best of what she is supposed to rule at that point makes no damn logic and was made purely for viewer's shock factor on which the whole series was always based on (unless she somehow makes sense in the last episode)

one of the reasons why Breaking Bad has higher rankings overall even though its production budget is abysmal compared to GoT

The "reason" they already tried to give about Dany is "the citizens of King's Landing didn't revolt against Cersei, so they're her ennemies too", and "the slaves she freed before revolted against their masters".

Because sure, common citizens minding their own business (and who have no reason to bother about Targaryens or Lannister) have as much reasons to revolt as slaves being tortured and killed. Of course. Such a great writing. 



haxxiy said:
shikamaru317 said:

Usually I would agree, and alot of his theories I have found to be downright asinine, but in this case his theory turned out to be 100% right in the end, and his science was sound. 

I think someone did the maths of the inbreeding coefficients for all the generations of Targaryens, and they're actually sky high, even for Jon. In fact to the point the family is close to a homozygous group of individuals differing only by their sexual chromosomes.

(Fun trivia: such groups of individuals do exist in real life - lab rats, for instance. With proper eugenics, paradoxically, it's outbreeding that would increase the risk of harmful recessive genes contaminating the pool. Assuming random mutation doesn't work faster between generations, that is.)

And considering the whole Lannister-Baratheon plot involved a piece of Mendelian genetics inacessible to the brighest medieval thinkers and the whole "family look" being fixed for centuries, it seems we should give GRRM's biology a pass here.

Yeah, Jon would have a high chance of issues as well, though lower than Daenerys for sure, since some of Lyanna Stark's genes would have replaced some of the bad genes from his Targaryen bloodline. Still, even the Stark bloodline is far from perfect, because Lyanna's father Rickard married his first cousin once removed, Lyarra.

One thing is fore sure, Jon and Dany would never have been able to produce viable offspring together, if that romance had worked out.