(Official) Game of Thrones S8x2 "A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms”

Robert A. Rodger

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You also have Sam, Gilly, and Tyrion down there, who might not be strong combatants but can still think on their feet and come up with a response.
I thought Sam was going to be out fighting, what with being the first person to kill a whitewalker and all. Or was the point that Jon overruled him and sent him to the crypts? If he, Tyrion, Gilly and that little girl are all down there, I feel much better about it.

As for the deadpool, I'm in the "this won't be a wholesale slaughter of named characters" camp. Lots of extras will die, maybe one or two tertiary characters. I but I'm even 50-50 on Greyworm. Most of the major cast is probably good. Pod, Brienne and Davos I might worry about, but even then I'm not so sure. And I'd think only one, maybe two characters in that tier. Edd, the one-eyed guy and Tormund and that tier may be more at risk. (Maybe Pod is down there.) But I think anyone who could end up a Lord (or a king under a high-king?) has a good shot.
 

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My thoughts for the dead pool...
  • Anyone with obvious business remaining with Cersei -- Jaime, Tyrion, the Hound and Arya -- makes it out alive.
  • Since he has the above-mentioned business and I think you need to have one of the pair survive in order for us to get the proper reaction from the other, I think Brienne is in more danger of dying than Jaime. Possibly saving Jaime in the process, then confessing her love before she goes.
  • If Bran dies, it won't be here. Too much was made of him being the main goal of the Night King, and I don't think they'd give him a victory this early on.
  • Anyone who thought of life after the battle or was told "See you after" is probably a goner. So good-bye Grey Worm and/or Missandei and Jorah.
  • Although I have seen a rumor that anyone with a Valyrian sword survives the battle, and that Sam symbolically gave his life to Jorah... Of course, it's also likely Sam is safe as he's the one who presumably ends up writing the actual "Song of Ice and Fire."
  • I honestly think Dany's two remaining dragons die before the end of the series, simply to take "I have dragons, that's why" off the table for the final resolution of the power struggle. Maybe not at Winterfell, but they're gone before the credits roll for the series.
  • Lyana Mormont survives because LYANA MORMONT IS ETERNAL.
EDIT: Oh, and I have a feeling Melissandre's role is to show up and give someone the Last Kiss of R'hllor, so we will get a shock death that gets undone, fulfilling Melissandre's vision that she will die in Westeros in the process.
 

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My guess: Jon is gonna bite it. He was brought back, and both him and Berric (one-eyed dude?) is gonna bite it, because they have a purpose for being brought back.

Sansa ruling on Iron Throne? Frankly, might work. Other thing I can see is going back to a pre-Targ period, with disparate kingdoms. Hell, Sansa could unite the Vale, Riverlands and North by herself.

And poor Jon. Like.... good commander, great warrior, honorable dude.... terrible at women. Sometimes I can still see him just wanting to stay dead.

As for chemistry...I can see it on occasion, but in this episode, I didn't. The actors have to work at it a bit.

Dany still needs to realize wanting something hard won't work well, especially with the North. Also, interesting....this maybe the first time Dragons are up North, if I remember my history right. For sure they didn't conquer the North, and I don't think there were a lot of wars afterwards?

Also, I think we're going to see some Cersei vs Night King action...mainly cause I'm curious what would the Dead Mountain do? Could he join the dead side?

Bran is helluva creepy...also really liked his answer to dragons vs night king. Really puts a lot of stuff into perspective.
Well Cersei knows about fire and dragonglass but seems to be short on the dragonglass. Big disadvantage.
 

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The Dothraki and Vale cavalry. I have seen a lot of Unsullied marching in but no Dothraki hordes. And the heavy Vale cavalry is still at Winterfell as well.
John has seen how the White Walkers like to do battle at Hardhome. I will laugh my ass off when if he nails the watching bastards on their undead horses with a cavalry charge while they are observing the infantry battle from a hill.
This! I pointed out to my co-watcher that the Dothraki have been conspicuously absent during this last preparing for battle episode. And come to think of it, the master of the Vale cavalry has been consulting with Sansa A LOT in this ep as well.
 

KaijuGooGoo

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EDIT: Oh, and I have a feeling Melissandre's role is to show up and give someone the Last Kiss of R'hllor, so we will get a shock death that gets undone, fulfilling Melissandre's vision that she will die in Westeros in the process.
You have Berric as well, who could pull off a resurrection stunt (as he did in a plot line the show didn't pursue).
 

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EDIT: Oh, and I have a feeling Melissandre's role is to show up and give someone the Last Kiss of R'hllor, so we will get a shock death that gets undone, fulfilling Melissandre's vision that she will die in Westeros in the process.
Interesting.

Here's a question for the thread.

If you were Melisandre (and had access to Littlefinger's 'Be anywhere' machine.) who would you resurrect, and for why?
 

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I'm seeing a pretty widespread theory that the little girl who resembles Shireen who spoke to Davos is going to die in the crypts and come back as a wight, and will end up killing Davos because he can't bring himself to burn her. Which is honestly so awful that I can totally see it happening, and if it does its going to fucking break me. Shireen's murder is I still think the very worst, darkest, hardest to watch moment in GoT--moreso than Ned's death or the Red Wedding or even Sansa's wedding--and weaponizing that very human emotional horror to kill off one of the most consistently decent characters on the entire show would be genuinely wrenching.
 

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I think that would make me kind of mad. Shireen's death put me off the show for a long time; I actually stopped watching as I felt they'd gone from GRR's earned deaths to misery porn.
 

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I think that would make me kind of mad. Shireen's death put me off the show for a long time; I actually stopped watching as I felt they'd gone from GRR's earned deaths to misery porn.
Spoiler re: how this may be handled in the books:
Spoiler: Show
Supposedly Shireen's death was taken straight from GRRM's outline (although GRRM has deviated from his own original plans many times, and also Stannis was always one of those characters that the book seemed to have a better handle on than the show so perhaps it would play out in a different fashion...though its hard to imagine any scenario where Stannis burning Shireen would be anything but Ramsay-level monstrous).


Still, I do agree that its a low point for the show, and that "punishing" Davos for caring about her could easily feel cruel. I'm prepared for most of these characters, including Davos, to die. But if they're already killing off a whole shitload of characters we've loved for years, I hope they don't twist the knife too much.
 
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