(Main Spoilers) Anyone else wanted certain character to successfully pull off an escape?

I am talking about Cersei Cersei and Jamie pull off an escape and take refuge in one of the free cities. Lets say Jamie doesn’t get injured so badly. Rest of the episode stays the same. Lots of fans want Cersei to die but it’s not uncommon for royalty to successfully escape in westeros. That … Read more(Main Spoilers) Anyone else wanted certain character to successfully pull off an escape?

Game of Thrones Season 8 Episode 5 Morning After Post-Episode Discussion

Welcome to /r/asoiaf‘s Game of Thrones Season 8, Episode 5 Morning After Post-Episode Thread! Now that some of you have had time to process the episode, what are your thoughts? Also, please note the spoiler tag as “Extended.” If you see rules violations, please use the report function to alert the mods. We would like … Read moreGame of Thrones Season 8 Episode 5 Morning After Post-Episode Discussion

[Spoilers EXTENDED] Stop saying that the show is GRRM’s ending

The writers decided to create the Night King. The writers decided to have Arya kill the Night King. The writers decided to have multiple major characters live through the battle when they should have died. The writers decided to have the second Long Night last literally… one night. The writers decided to completely butcher characters … Read more[Spoilers EXTENDED] Stop saying that the show is GRRM’s ending

So what difference did the alliance even make?

By which I mean, the alliance between Jon’s and Dany’s forces. To my understanding, the alliance was under the assumption they both needed each other’s armies for their goals – Jon needed a united Westerosi army to fight the Night King and Dany needed support to take King’s Landing. But in an alternative timeline where … Read moreSo what difference did the alliance even make?

How the Azor Ahai Prophecy Might Be Fulfilled in the Show’s Final Episode

There is one way for the Azor Ahai prophecy to still make sense while also following GRRM’s theme of prophecies not being what we expect. What if the long night the prophecy speaks of was not the threat of the White Walkers, but instead a metaphorical long night symbolizing the rule of Daenerys Targaryen – … Read moreHow the Azor Ahai Prophecy Might Be Fulfilled in the Show’s Final Episode

PSA: Martin’s history of “subverting expectations” is not the same as throwing out every convention of storytelling for a cheap dramatic surprise

When Ned Stark, our honorable protagonist, gets his head chopped off, we gasped. But we also understood. Honor and other traditional protagonist qualities will get you killed in the world of Asoiaf. Expectations subverted. When Jaime Lannister, our arrogant villain, reveals his true motivations behind killing King Aerys, we gasped. Even a selfish, sinister piece … Read morePSA: Martin’s history of “subverting expectations” is not the same as throwing out every convention of storytelling for a cheap dramatic surprise

Bronn’s subplot this season disregards the power differences between him and Tyrion

So Bronn threatens to kill Tyrion if he doesn’t promise him something better than Riverrun to inherit. Tyrion offers him Highgarden instead. This is super contrived and nonsensical. Tyrion has the favor of Dany, and could easily betray him after the war is won. The only power Bronn holds over him is coming back and … Read moreBronn’s subplot this season disregards the power differences between him and Tyrion