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    Visit the Episode GuideGAME OF THRONES - SEASON EIGHT
    WINTERFELL
    EPISODE NUMBER - 801
    Jon and Daenerys arrive in Winterfell to a complicated situation, with the army of the dead pressing into the North. While Cersei entertains Euron Greyjoy at King's Landing, Theon attempts to rescue his sister -- and Sam gives Jon some life-altering news.

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    Interesting start, definately moving the pieces into the right place for the remaining 5 episodes...

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    good to know the last year's "insider leaks" were fake

    good to see Jon ride a dragon (a real one I mean not Dany)


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    speaking of pieces still holding onto hopes Littlefinger faked his death


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    Remind me, what were the leaks? There have been so many haha.

    How could Littlefinger have faked his death? Although that would be a twist and a half.

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    I’m glad they got that reveal out of the way early about Jon. Now we get to see him deal with that for a season.

    Also that scene with Lord Umber as a Wight stuck up on that wall might actually be the creepiest thing I’ve seen on television in a long time.

    I am thikning that our heroes are going to be split apart soon again. Winterfell is designed to cope with a seige, specifically from the Walkers so it occurs that some will stay to defend Winterfell while the others retreat South, with the night King following with his Dragon. It doesn’t really have much basis in anything but otherwise if the fight isn’t brought South sooner or later then Cersei’s story is going to be completely redundant at this point.
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    Remind me, what were the leaks? There have been so many haha.

    How could Littlefinger have faked his death? Although that would be a twist and a half.
    speculations that the one who got executed was a faceless man not the real Littlefinger

    if season 7 LF was half as smart as season 1 LF he would've GTFO of Winterfell as soon as Bran quoted him on the chaos/ladder thing


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    where was that scene with wight-Umber? one of the wall's forts or was it Umber's castle?

    if it's Umber's castle what were Beric & Tormund doing there?
    if it's the wall what was Umber doing there?


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    where was that scene with wight-Umber? one of the wall's forts or was it Umber's castle?

    if it's Umber's castle what were Beric & Tormund doing there?
    if it's the wall what was Umber doing there?
    It was Umber’s castle. Remember at the Start Umber requested more horses and wagons so his men could evacuate to Winterfell more easily and straight afterJon requested a Raven be sent to call the Night’s Watch down from Castle Black as there was no point staying there with the wall destroyed. Therefore Umber went ahead back to his castle, Tormund and Beric went up with the horses and wagons, and... what’s his name from the Night’s Watch whose name suddenly escaped me, probably went to Umber’s Castle as a waystation which is why they all met in the middle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by P-90_177 View Post
    It was Umber’s castle. Remember at the Start Umber requested more horses and wagons so his men could evacuate to Winterfell more easily and straight afterJon requested a Raven be sent to call the Night’s Watch down from Castle Black as there was no point staying there with the wall destroyed. Therefore Umber went ahead back to his castle, Tormund and Beric went up with the horses and wagons, and... what’s his name from the Night’s Watch whose name suddenly escaped me, probably went to Umber’s Castle as a waystation which is why they all met in the middle.
    isnt Umber castle far from the wall?

    Edd's group at least were part of the real watch so they'd know their way but neither Beric nor Tormund are familiar with the place so how did they find their way there?


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    8x01

    Wow. Nince main title. It is so simple, but also so amazing as the tiles turn into ice in the North.

    The episode was okay. A few things were not so good. I am not a big fan of dirty talk, so the who f* who or who has got balls or hasn't got balls are a bit too rude for my taste. It happened in the last two seasons as well. Some fans said that as soon as they haven't followed Martin's clever dialogues, the style has fallen.

    John Bradley (Sam) has made an amazing performance. I wouldn't mind if he would be the one who kills Daenerys in the end. That would be a twist that the innocent man defeats one of the most dangerous character. But I also would like to see they start something with Dany's fire immunity in the end, so maybe she could kill the Red Pristess if her fire magic can not harm her.

    I hate Eugon. Brrr. If I would be Cersei I would have used that special lipstick as a vaginal lubricant, so he would be killed off this way. She has definately lost her child. I am guessing she wanted to have a quick sex with him to convince Jaime that the baby will be his child. But then she wouldn't hire Bronn to kill BOTH of her brothers. I am sure Bronn will never do it.

    There are so many ongoing conflicts between the characters, that this show will clearly no happy ending.
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    isnt Umber castle far from the wall?

    Edd's group at least were part of the real watch so they'd know their way but neither Beric nor Tormund are familiar with the place so how did they find their way there?
    A map?

    Also no, Last Hearth (Umber’s Castle) is the most northerly Castle.
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    A map?

    Also no, Last Hearth (Umber’s Castle) is the most northerly Castle.
    I believe they have showed only 3 locations in the main title: King's Landing, Winterfell and Last Hearth. And the frozen tiles have almost reached it. So I am guessing as the conquest of the Night King is going more and more are will turn into ice.
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    say what you want about Euron he's got balls of valyrian steel

    ("I've executed men for less" "they were lesser men")

    though one thing ain't clear about Euron's final comment didn't Euron know Cersei was already pregnant? Tyrion could tell visually & that was several days (weeks?) earlier


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    best part was the Varys & Tyrion banter it's like an echo of the Game from the first seasons

    still miss Littlefinger though he deserved a better death than a cheap "deus ex magica"


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    I seriously doubt Cersei was ever pregnant. I believe the prophecy of her only having so many children is right and she either faked it or she’s sick (as in cancer) that’s eating her up inside.

    I loved the Arya/Jon reunion, and the Arya/Hound one too. Love the respect from him - as much as you get anyway. I have also been a fan of Arya/Gendry since the early seasons. He too is an heir to the throne, albeit one that doesn’t want it. If anything happens to Sansa, she is lady of winterfell. It’d be a fun twist if she and Gendry end up together the survivors and ‘winners’....two people that never played the game, just struggled to survive it.

    Theon redeemed himself now has to face the music of what he did. Although that will probably be anticlimactic once Bran vouches for him. After all Theon did save Bran and the other brother.

    Bronn will never carry out his mission. He is a merc but he respects and likes Jamie. He’ll take the gold and use it to escape then hope that Cersei dies before she can kill him for reneging.

    One advantage of so few episodes, there’s not much filler or time wasters.

    Although I am still waiting for hit to hit Jon that, even unwittingly, he and Dany have kept up the fine Targarean tradition of incest.

    My guesses are
    Arya and Gendry on the throne at King’s Landing
    Sansa as Lady of Winterfell
    Jon and Dany dead, or one of them dead but there is a baby somehow. Who will be like Dany, smuggled away to be the heir in a few years. Given her thirst for power, Dany may die, while Jon takes the baby and flies off on a dragon....and will he be content to just live or will he too thirst for power and rally things around for round 2 in a generation or so?

    I expect a focus on the cyclical ‘ every generation there is a power play, people live, people die, those that survive settle for peace...until their children or grandchildren come of age and forget the lessons of the past to fight again for the next Game of Thrones’.

    In other words, it’s a story that never ends, just repeats over and over every few decades.

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    I expected the reunion between Arya & Gendry to be a lot friendlier especially after she thought Gendry had been sacrificed


    in an interview Jerome Flynn did say Bronn would fight for that castle & do whatever it takes so I'm not so sure he won't turn against Tyrion & Jaime
    remember that ambiguous answer he gave then Tyrion asked him if he'd "assassinate a baby without question"


    Cersei's pregnancy's still compatible with the prophecy there's a miscarriage or it's stillborn


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    real question is will Jon reveal the truth about his heritage? he's always been a truth sayer

    the north would more than welcome this since this would mean a Stark on the throne, the dothraki & the unsullied on the other hand I'm not sure (the fact he's related to their queen could help)

    most importantly where's the proof? Dany certainly won't accept the visions of a Stark boy she barely knows. Citadel records? they can show Rhaegar & Lyanna were married & had a legit heir but that still doesn't prove Jon is that heir

    Jon doesn't want power - which is what would make him a great king - I can imagine him renouncing the throne but maybe asking for the north kingdom in exchange (out of duty toward the north I mean)



    and will Sam hold a grudge against Dany? it's not like Tarly couldn't have avoided execution when all he had to do was bend the knee like he bent the knee to Cersei


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    Well, for Sam, I’d imagine Dad is good riddance. Man was a jerk to Sam. But he will be upset over the brother. There was some genuine fraternal affection there.

    And true about Jon’s claim. There is no proof. Dany’s is pretty undeniable, or has been accepted as truth for 20 years.

    The downside about her, she has a thread of brutal in her. And while some leaders do need to be brutal, they need to temper it. And she has a long standing history of mass killings (granted they have not been nice people but still, benevolent ruler she may not necessarily be)

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    Was what Arya asking Gendry to make her, didnt get a good look at it?

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