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  1. Everyone knows what a disappointment the final episode of the biggest and much-loved TV series was, but was it the worst episode ever? Apparently, yes. The entire eighth season of 'Game of Thrones' has obviously received all the hate that it can get for ruining the entire series by just giving us the most unsatisfying ending while basically abandoning so many story arcs. Yes, a lot of things happening didn't make sense and totally out of character and the last episode turned out to be the worst offender. The finale now has a low rating of 4.4 out of 10 and this is a show that always had almost perfect rating earlier for all the episodes. Yep, fans are mad, and rightly so. Before this season, the lowest rated episode was 'Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken' which I feel was mainly because of the last scene where Ramsay Bolton rapes Sansa Stark on their wedding night while making Theon - or Reek - watch. Comparing this to the finale, the season five episode still had an 8.1 rating. While it's disappointing how the show went from being the best to the worst so quickly, it's really not surprising since no one has held back from expressing what they really thought of the last ever episode of Game of Thrones. The final two episodes of #GameofThrones are the lowest rated of the series: https://t.co/u2W9bSHLeL pic.twitter.com/Rk9Bml4Izj — El monstruo del cine (@godzineblog) May 21, 2019 Good point. Now everyone hates game of thrones, I have to laugh. We make things become objects of adoration for years to then drag them down to the lowest level in a matter of seconds, why do you all forget so fast about the good things it brought to you??? — ð¦ (@7thsenseus) May 22, 2019 But. Game of Thrones actors don't get a say in whether or not the show ended well. They're on the inside. They're seeing friends working hard onscreen and will defend them. I respect their opinion on the viewer outrage, but this IS the lowest ranked finale, and there's reason for it.. — Kyle (@standrkm) May 22, 2019 Peacefully. me going to sleep knowing that episode 6 is the lowest rated episode in game of thrones history pic.twitter.com/gPiq2b9OU3 — maia (@amidalastark) May 21, 2019 Another kinda valid point, I guess. i get that this last season has been underwhelming but y'all are CHILDISH for rating this last run of episodes so low. the previous lowest rated episode was an 8.1, for reference. come on now. #GameOfThrones pic.twitter.com/tfsOuqW3hF — Jeff Zoldy (@jeffzoldy) May 20, 2019
  2. This article contains heavy spoilers. Proceed with caution! The 5th episode of the World's greatest show aired early morning today and most of us, who need to deduce fair points at the end of the day from it, have already seen it. Well, to be fair it wasn't as bad as the last two episodes, as this one seemed more real and impactful. There were loose ends, of course, but because it was rounding up towards the finale, there were some closure points as well. But alternatively so, the episode lacked a lot of insightful tools we usually look forward to while watching an episode of 'Game of Thrones' and because of that, there were some things that didn't make sense. © HBO Apart from the much-awaited 'Cleganebowl' and the death and destruction in and of King's Landing, everything that was shown was packed in a hurry, like most of this season has been. That's been our only takeaway from most of the episodes in Season 8, which also make us question some major plot-lines and small little logical nuances, missing from the show. For instance, a beautifully narrated story, comes to a drastic end, with little or no effort made towards it. Dany taking over the throne literally fell flat in making a singular impression upon the fans, and that's quite sad. Here are 5 things that didn't make sense in episode 5, season 8 of 'Game of Thrones': (1) Fairly Poor Character Arcs Towards The End The character arcs for certain characters have drastically fallen. What was built on a proper premise with a beautiful storyline, ended with little or no closure whatsoever. For example, Jon's character throughout 'GoT' has been on a rise and he was always shown as someone who will eventually save the day. Right after he was brought back from the dead, till he fought the White Walkers far beyond the wall, his character kept up with pace and adequacy, till it eventually fell flat in season 7. He was practically doing nothing in the last two wars, except sharing some screen-time running about and using his sword sparingly. It was as good as him not being there, which in the books, he really wasn't. He dies in the books, so I am assuming the writers couldn't figure in two years what to actually do with his character, which is partially shameless and mostly callous! © HBO Similarly, Arya's purpose to kill the queen, or Jaime's to fight or save Cersei, was all washed out in vain when the Mad Queen decided to destroy the city, making that the only focus of the entire show, giving their characters little or no purpose towards the end of the most iconic show ever. (2) How Does The Most Important Villain Die Under Dust And Rubble? For almost 7 seasons, we assumed the most important villain was the Night King, up until episode 3 where was he was destroyed, making Cersei the ultimate villain the North would have to face. But no! Cersei barely put up a fight before she died with her lover when the structure crumbled and killed both her and Jaime! I feel it was the most useless death for one of the most important villains in history. Not like we were expecting a grandiose execution or another walk of atonement, but a proper face-off between her and Dany was something that should have naturally happened. Instead, the writers decided to finish off her character crying in the arms of her lover and eventually dying with him. Just didn't go down too well for some of us! © HBO (3) Arya's Entire Build-Up With No Purpose Since season 6, we've been hearing Arya's wish to kill the queen, aka Cersei. She's headed towards King's Landing in season 7, when Hot Pie tells her that the Starks have won back Winterfell from the Boltons. But even so, her eventual goal is to kill the queen. The Red Woman had also predicted she'll shut 'green eyes' and up until now, we thought she'd be killing Cersei. She left Winterfell, with The Hound, for the same purpose, didn't she? So, what happens when she reaches KL? The entire build-up is in vain because Arya's just picking herself up for the next one hour, while Dany is creating havoc in KL. Yes, Arya killed the Night King, so maybe her greater purpose was over and done with, but to keep her alive, not knowing what to do with her character next is quite pointless. If she hasn't exited the show yet, maybe the queen she'd eventually kill is Dany, as Dany has green eyes too and is a threat to the Seven Kingdoms. But the sudden downfall of Arya's character arc was quite disappointing TBH. © HBO (4) The Bigger Purpose For The Battle Was Lost The entire reason Dany was going to fight for the throne was because she was passionate about it, not because she was angry at people in King's Landing, but towards the end, it just seemed like Dany was only causing so much havoc and destruction because she was avenging Missandei's death. The entire plot didn't bank on the build-up over so many years, but was an abrupt decision taken by the Mother of Dragons, and she acted on rage rather than patience and kindness. The same goes for Greyworm, who attacked the Lannister army after the bells were rung, in an absolute rage to avenge his lover's death. Seems like the battle was only this chaotic and destructive because both of them were pissed off about losing Missandei, which defeated the actual, bigger purpose- winning over the civilians of King's Landing with kindness and nothing more, while taking over the throne, simultaneously. © HBO (5) The Dany-Goes-Mad-Arc Was Poorly Handled It seems it was a long-term plan to have Daenerys Targaryen, the Mother of Dragon's lose her sh*t in the end. It was always foreshadowed in the show when references were made to her 'Mad' father and somewhere the writers tried to tell us she may meet the same fate. But even so, her character arc was beautifully built. She was constantly portrayed as a folk hero, the 'breaker of chains', the ender of slavery, the kindest ruler to exist, throughout the earlier seasons and it was a slow build up for sure. We only get to see Dany change characters towards the end of season 7. Nay, beginning of season 8 rather, when she finds out Jon is the true heir to the throne. © HBO The character transition was a little too abrupt and poorly handled and didn't give the audience enough time to digest the madness she was turning into. Yes, agreed that her want for the throne made her go absolutely bonkers, but she'd been wanting the throne for far too long. Why was she suddenly shown as absolutely crazy for it, towards the end? The progression could be handled a bit more tastefully. © HBO While I am pretty sure what happens next, because let's face it, the writers have made the plot fairly predictable with their lazy writing, I don't think there's enough time left for complete and absolute closure we've been waiting for since episode 1 of this season! Unless of course, if they surprise us with an episode 7! Well, I am sure that's not happening, so let's just digest this mighty episode and wait for the next one, next week.
  3. The penultimate episode of 'Game of Thrones' is usually where all the drama lies. This is a set pattern and considering the minimal loss of life in the league of the major characters, we expected major bloodshed, and “The Bells” promised just that. Not that we didn't get bloodshed that we were promised, but it was rather disappointing. In case, you need a round-up of all the people who lost their lives, here's a list of the characters who are now dead and how they met their final ends. 1. Varys © HBO Varys died saying "I hope I'm wrong" to Tyrion referring to Dany losing it in the end. He was burnt alive by Dany's last standing dragon, Drogon in the presence of everyone. It was sad that in the end, it was Tyrion who outed him. 2. Harry Strickland, The Commander Of The Golden Company © HBO The Golden Company may have been a force to be reckoned with, but in front of Dragonfire, they couldn't stand a chance, could they? Harry survived the fire but was later brutally stabbed by Greyworm who was clearly avenging his girlfriend, Missandei's death by the looks of his expressions. 3. Euron Greyjoy © HBO Euron lived in a world of his own. He could've fled the scene but died of his own mistake that was provoking Jaime Lannister and then dying believing that he actually killed him. Tch tch tch, nearing death does make people delusional. 4. Qyburn © HBO Poor guy. Killed by his own creation in the end. The Mountain squeezed his neck in a snap without thinking twice. When has playing God worked out well for anyone? 5. Sandor & Gregor Clegane © HBO The much-awaited Clegaine bowl finally took place. But, oh well, it did not pan out well for either of the parties. While The Mountain was a lost cause, we do miss Ser Gregor. 6. Jaime and Cersei Lannister © HBO We expected a much, much more gruesome death for Cersei for all the cruelness she's inflicted on our favourite characters over the years. But they did want to romanticise their sibling-lovers-relationship in the end. Sigh.
  4. Please don't read further if you haven't yet watched season 8 episode 5 of 'Game Of Thrones', for we shall discuss it in detail here, which means spoilers. Now that the disclaimer is out of the way, let's look at what made this episode the most underwhelming episode 'Game of Thrones' has given us this far. 1. Frustrating Predictability © HBO The one thing that made 'Game of Thrones' one of the best things ever on television was its sheer unpredictability. 'No one saw it coming!' used to be the regular sentiment after every episode, especially the penultimate episode of every season. Right from Ned Stark's death to the Red Wedding to Battle of the Bastards, every single episode shook us up to the core, and naturally, one expected the same, if not more, from the final season. Instead, what we got was a mess. The entire storyline seems to be plummeting to an unfortunate, unplanned death. Where is the raw charm of GOT we love? Where are the plot twists? Where are the gut-wrenching emotions? 'The Bells' was so flat in terms of its storytelling, we couldn't empathise with any character whatsoever. Everything seemed to be disjointed, mechanical. 2. Things That Didn't Make Any Sense © HBO There are gaping plot holes. How come Drogon and Dany all of a sudden became such fierce aerial warriors, that not a single scorpion arrow could touch them, especially after the maddeningly clumsy death of Rhaegal in the last episode? After we were made to believe that one dragon doesn't stand a chance against Cersei's army, this episode made Drogon look like the ultimate avatar of destruction. But in that case, why wait till now? Dany could have just done it earlier without breaking a sweat. The iron fleet was mere ships that might as well be logs of wood waiting to be burnt, and the castle defence of King's Landing just vanished. Also, how exactly did Dany differentiate between her own people and her enemies while raining fire from the sky? What were the sudden bursts of green fire that looked like wildfire in isolation? Most importantly, overall, how did the power dynamic change so drastically overnight? 3. The Characters Did Not Get To Complete The Arc They Deserved © HBO Imagine Cersei Lannister dying in Jaime's arms, by a ceiling collapsing on her. Well you don't need to, because this is what has actually happened. What is the justification of this? After such a strong character build-up that is 7 seasons long, this is how she goes? Euron mortally injures Jaime, but he still goes all the way to Cersei, full-on Bollywood-style. Cleganebowl finally takes place, and they both perish by falling into the fire - wait, is this still 'Game of Thrones'? Varys dies because he betrays Dany, and his death was as plain as the storyline this season. Melissandre's prediction came true, but such an uneventful death for the Master of Whisperers? What was the point of the narrative of the Golden Company? How did they make any difference at all? We're just blank at this point. 4. The Inconsistencies When It Comes To Keeping The Most Important Events For The End © HBO The writers are making 'the final battle' look like a cakewalk. Hell, it was barely a battle. After the whole white walker episode that threatened every single mortal in existence, this is how the season ends? How is this episode the penultimate episode at all, again? After the northern threat, this storyline looks like a neighbourhood dispute gone wrong. A one line summary of the episode: Daenerys attacks King's Landing and burns everything down. A GOT episode cannot be summed up this easily, and if it can be, something is seriously wrong. © HBO All we can say is that we're disappointed, and we have no idea how on earth it can be salvaged with only one episode left. Fingers crossed!
  5. After dreading the last two episodes of 'Game of Thrones', we're certainly banking on this particular fan theory which is currently giving us some serious dragon fever! Why you ask? Well, according to this theory, we will see more dragons in the next two episodes and there's a trace of hope, in the episode 5 promo for that to happen. © HBO Even though the last episode seemed rather terrible, one takeaway was that Daenerys Targaryen has only Drogon left by her side. Well, it's quite sad TBH because we're not over Rheagal's death yet and we wish the writers had enough bandwidth to acknowledge these silly flaws! Like, how in God's name can't you see a fleet down below if you're riding yea high, over the sea? Well, anyway, yes we lost yet another dragon and now the MoD (mother of dragons), has only one left for her epic face-off with Cersei Lannister. Even though the odds aren't too great for Dany, with Cersei's Golden Company and those giant scorpion crossbows, she is ready for Drogon. Besides that, Dany's advisors like Tyrion and Varys are losing trust in their queen and she's lost her most important ally, Sansa Stark. © HBO But hang on! Daenerys might have a reclamation point somewhere along the remaining storyline and we happen to believe that because a fan theory states there might be more dragons! Yes! you read that right. Now, let's focus on the how! So, these other dragons that we're talking about are apparently Drogon's offsprings who will come back to save the day for their dear grandma, which also means Drogon is a female dragon. DUH! Now, let's look at how. Well, if you've seen the promo for episode 5, you'll see Euron looking at something coming toward him like he's miscalculated its presence. Well, if it's not Jon Snow coming down in a parachute, it's definitely something Euron wasn't expecting, since Drogon was already there and Euron was aware of her (the dragon's) presence. So what could it be? Now let's backtrack to Season 4 and 5 where Drogon is missing the entire time. While Rhaegal and Viserion are tied down with chains in a cave, so they don't cause any more destruction, Drogon is roaming about in Old Valyria, the old dragon city, where she may have laid eggs? Remember when Jorah and Tyrion pass by Old Valyria and they see a dragon fly by there? Yup, that's Drogon for sure. So, anyway, there's also a scene, where Drogon emerges from a cliff and burns a field where the cattle are grazing and she takes the sheep to probably feed her baby dragons. The same farmer approached Dany in Mereen, in a later scene and complained about her dragon ruining crops and cattle. Drogon was just a pregnant dragon feeding her babies and herself is all! So if Drogon was wreaking havoc on local shepherds and eating up a ton of livestock then, her dragons would be full grown by now we're assuming. Which means there could be a possibility they've followed mama into war and are ready to fight for her and their grandma Dany, to burn King's Landing to ashes. And this could also be why Euron is looking towards the sky in the teaser, like this: © HBO Maybe we could be absolutely wrong since we're terribly missing the two dead dragons but there isn't any other way Dany can kill Cersei and her army unless of course, she has something bigger and probable in hand. And we don't mean Jon. Let's see what happens this Monday anyway. Watch the teaser for episode 5, Season 8 here
  6. The weekend is here and that means the next episode of 'Game of Thrones' is almost at our doorstep and so are the speculations of what will and what will not happen. The teaser already gave us a few pointers on what we can expect and with Missandei dead and Khaleesi fuming in anger, one can expect the beginning of a major war in King's Landing. There are a few unseen pictures that do provide a clearer picture of what to expect in the next episode, including a new foe for Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen. The army has arrived in King's Landing and the atmosphere is tense. © HBO © HBO In case you forgot, Cersei Lannister is not only enjoying the love and support of Euron Greyjoy, but is also being backed by the Golden Company. Harry Strickland is here, guys. © HBO © HBO Khaleesi is pretty sad and knowing her, revenge is most certainly on the cards. Gory and dark revenge. © HBO Also, Cersei is in a pensive mode, planning and plotting more deaths, we guess. We can't wait to see what happens and what fate brings in for our favourite characters. In case you are not going to catch it early morning on Monday, then you can also catch it on Star World at 10 pm.
  7. The third last episode of 'Game of Thrones' aired last Monday and we're pretty disappointed. With Rotten Tomatoes rating it as the second worst episode ever, it's certain we're not the only ones who thought it could have been written better. For one, there were too many loose ends from the last episode which confused us all the way to Seven Heaven's and back. But apart from that, this recent episode was so disjointed, it seemed like the writers got too lazy to even cover up the gaps, which made us go what the F? (c)HBO Maybe the makers are low on budget or have given up on this show overall, but whatever it is, they're really not serving the fans or making George RR Martin very happy with the end. We just hope the last two episodes of the show are a saving grace and we get to salvage whatever little hope we lost. (c)HBO But while watching this episode, several questions arose out of plain curiosity and they're not the kinda questions which will be answered later on. We pray they are, but these questions are inherent callous flaws in the plot and writing, and we're trying to stitch them up as much as we can to make the story a little more malleable. Here are 10 unanswered questions from season 8, episode 4 of 'Game of Thrones': 1. What Does Dany Even Whisper To Jorah At The Funeral Pyre? Well, most definitely not Dracarys! But this one we can let go because what she whispered to him was definitive of Jorah and Dany's personal equation off-set. In real life, Emilia Clarke (Dany) and Iain Glen (Jorah) are very good friends and since Emilia has spent a considerable amount of screen time with Iain, it was sad for them to shoot their last scene together. So, in order to say the perfect goodbye, Emilia made up her own lines for Iain and whispered them into his ear. No one, I believe, even those who were on the sets were privy to what she said and it's only between the two of them. (c)HBO Iain told a popular international entertainment recently, in an interview that the lines she said to him were "something entirely sincere and true to the moment and something that I'll never forget... it's something no one will ever know but the two of us. And that's a memory to hold onto.” So, in case you're wondering why we weren't privy to what she said to Jorah, it's because they wanted to keep it a secret! 2. Where The Hell Will Gendry Go? After Dany makes Gendry the Lord of Storm's End because he's a Baratheon bastard and a good strategical alliance for her, he asks Arya to be his wife, AKA the Lady of Storm's End. But Arya turns him down saying she isn't a lady and that's the last we see of Gendry. So, the most open-ended question right now is where the f**k is Gendry! We didn't see him with his bag, baggage and hammer head out anywhere. We believe he's not going to miss the opportunity to be a Lord and might have already left for Storm's End, putting his character arc to an end. We just hope he doesn't die, while putting his house in order. He's the only Baratheon left after all. (c)HBO 3. Who Is The New Prince Of Dorne? It was strange Varys made an offhand comment, during the war council meeting, while discussing what allies Dany has for the last war, mentioning "The new Prince of Dorne pledges his allegiance". Now, who the hell is the new prince of Dorne? Last we remember, in season 6 Ellaria Sand killed Doran Martell and her daughters killed his son Trystane, to take over Dorne. In Season 7, Cersei kills Ellaria and her daughter making us believe Dorne has no ruler at all. So, now that Varys has mentioned that the southernmost island has a new prince, we wonder who it is. (c)HBO The new prince, we assume, could be Quentyn Martell, the older brother of Trystane. Although Quentyn hasn't appeared in the series, he's a main character in RR Martin's 'A Dance With Dragons', where he went to Meeren to marry Dany, before he was killed by dragon fire. Although 'Game of Thrones' is not following Martin's novels, as some characters alive on the show are dead in the book already and vice-versa, we can't think of anyone other than Quentyn as the prince of Dorne and I hope they reveal his identity sooner than later. Hopefully, they should in the next episode. 4. Why Didn't Jon Say Bye To Ghost? This wasn't cool at all. Jon didn't say bye to his most loyal, faithful companion and that's killing us slowly and steadily inside. It was a heartbreaking scene when Jon requests Tormund to take Ghost with him and the rest of the Wildlings far North and keep him with them. We're not sure why Ghost couldn't come to King's Landing and help Jon out. Maybe the climatic conditions are not suitable for dire wolves far South? (c)HBO But even so, Jon left without even petting him or saying bye to him and Ghost seemed rather upset about it. And why shouldn't he be? He's been by Jon's side every fight, even when Jon died in between, he sat next to his body, protecting it. We assume either Jon was too heartbroken himself to bid his friend goodbye or because Jon's a half-Stark now, he feels guilty petting his wolf and keeping him with him, since he's also a Targaryen, and they pet dragons, not wolves? The Starks were widely criticised earlier for poor pet ownership throughout the series and after this, we're not too happy how things ended with all the dire wolves in the show. 5. What Are Arya And The Hound Planning? When The Hound and Arya are seen leaving Winterfell together, they both unanimously decide to not come back ever. They're both heading towards King's Landing and through their cryptic conversation, we figure they have a common goal for sure, and we reckon it's to kill The Mountain aka Ser Gregor Clegane, aka The Hound's brother. Since he's on Arya's 'list' and he's The Hound's number one enemy, it'll be a two vs. one battle, where The Hound may sacrifice himself to save Arya's life and she will ultimately kill The Mountain. This is a presumable theory, let's see what really happens. (c)HBO 6. Why Did Rhaegal Die So Easily? Well, because Dany was stupid enough to fly her injured dragon into battle where the dragon couldn't predict or prevent himself from being hurt by the scorpion bolts released by Euron's troops. If you see, Rhaegal's wings are still damaged and he can barely pick flight like Drogon. So, in all probability, he was weak enough to pre-empt the attack on him. It was one of the saddest scenes in the series, that's for sure. (c)HBO 7. Why Didn't Dany See Euron's Fleet While Flying? We're not sure how Daenerys missed Euron's fleet flying above the waters around Dragonstone. It would have been the best and the most practical vantage point for her to attack the fleet with dragon fire, preventing Euron from destroying her fleet in return and Missandei's capture. Makes us think either she did this purposely and we're not sure why or she genuinely missed them and couldn't see them because of cloud cover. Sounds improbable though but the writers should have given us a better explanation. (c)HBO 8. Which Advisor Will Betray Dany? Yes, it's a given one of Dany's advisors', either Tyrion or Varys will betray Dany and she will have him executed. Confessing his feelings privately to Tyrion, it's clear Varys doesn't trust Dany to rule the Seven Kingdoms at all and he seems poised to betray her. Varys has always been in support of the realm and its people rather than serving a particular king or queen and that's why you see him change loyalties throughout the show. Now, he doesn't trust Dany to be a befitting queen and assumes she will turn out to be the 'Mad Queen' after all, just like her father. Instead, he is instant on Jon pressing his claim for the throne and wants to see him rule the realm rather than Dany. Will Dany get a whiff of his intentions and have him executed for doubting her ability to rule? (c)HBO 9. Why The F*c* Did Jaime Leave Brienne? Jaime turned out to be your quintessential fuckboi after all. Maybe not a fuckboi but he definitely isn't over his sister or is pretty mad at her and he left Brienne in the middle of the night to go save Cersei's life or maybe kill her instead. Aww, how sweet. But that's a terrible thing to do to Brienne, don't you think? Jaime has only been with one woman all his life and finally, after leaving her for betraying him, he realises he's still in love with her and rides South to go fight her war? Or kill her maybe? who knows! (c)HBO 10. Why Was There A Starbucks Coffee Cup In One Of The Scenes? Well, it's not like 'GoT' uses product placement in their episodes ever, so clearly, this was a sheer mistake and HBO admitted to it too. The episode before this was too dark to see and this episode had a visible coffee cup! Clearly, the writers aren't inspired anymore or are being callous with production and execution to even give a damn about how the episode churns out. We sure hope it's not the latter and these guys make up for their silly mistakes in the next two episodes. For now, the show's been pretty 'dark' and full of errors'! (c)MensXP/HBO There are other unanswered questions like Sansa revealing Jon's secret to Tyrion deliberately or Missandei's demise and why she utters the word 'Dracarys' but I guess we will only know the answers to those in the next couple of episodes. For now, let's hope the fifth episode picks off well and all these unanswered questions are finally answered!
  8. After watching 'The Last Of The Starks', most people were left with mixed feelings of disappointment and shock of an unsatiated progression. The time crunch that the series faces with only less than three hours to tie all the loose ends and troubling questions that fans have is worrisome. © HBO On top of that, Missandei's death has direct implications for Daenerys' actions going forward. The last episode saw the loss of the two of Daenerys' trusted long-standing advisors: Jorah Mormont, who dies protecting Dany © HBO And Missandei, who was executed in a scene that strikingly resembled Ned Stark's death back in season 1. © HBO Now here's the thing, Daenerys is rapidly growing restless in her quest to sit on the Iron Throne. Instead of letting her army rest and recuperate, she couldn't wait to attack head-on which clearly did not work in her favour at all, considering only one her babies is alive now and ships have been drowned which is a considerably huge loss. Now, Cersei's proved that she's a monster for executing Missandei despite Tyrion's compelling and moving proposal. However, it's her last words that are majorly impactful: "dracarys," the High Valyrian command Daenerys otherwise uses to order dragonfire. This is the provocation that will drive Dany to drown King's Landing in a lake of fire next episode. Clearly, Daenerys is very, very mad and won't think straight in whatever she plans for Westerosi next. While the last episode was the first time Dany pronounced out loud how she's destined to sit on the Iron Throne and that she wouldn't let anyone come in the way, one needs to keep in mind, that destiny can be a tricky thing. Given the clear lack of moral conscience she has been showing lately, including trampling over her advisors, Dany seems to be fated to follow her father's footsteps and become the Mad Queen, the very thing she swore to never become. So what side does she fall on? Is this her end? What do you guys think?
  9. George R.R. Martin's best-selling book series "A Song of Ice and Fire" is brought to the screen as HBO sinks its considerable storytelling teeth into the medieval fantasy epic. It's the depiction of two powerful families -- kings and queens, knights and renegades, liars and honest men -- playing a deadly game for control of the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros, and to sit atop the Iron Throne. Martin is credited as a co-executive producer and one of the writers for the series, whose shooting locations include Northern Ireland, Malta, Croatia and Spain.  
  10. Last week, Game Of Thrones' 'The Long Night' episode had abysmal ratings all over the internet and we pointed out some key issues that were obviously very evident. Just to make it clear, I love the “Song of Ice and Fire" series; however, the last season has been disappointing for various reasons. I mean I don't want to be known as the “GOT Hater” but it is getting hard to defend the latest season. In fact, 'The Last Of The Starks' episode had its own share of issues that basically points to one thing: the showrunners are rushing the plot and have no clue what they are doing. © Rotten Tomatoes Just to give you a perspective, the first Season GOT has a 100% rating on every episode while the latest season is getting worse with every episode. “The Long Night” was second lowest episode on GOT's history as it had a rating of 73% on Rotten Tomatoes. 'The Last Of The Starks' has now dethroned the previous episode to become the second lowest rated episode with a rating of 61% at the time of writing this. The lowest rated episode in GOT's history is Season 5 Episode 6 with a rating of 54%. Many scenes and plot lines defy logic and storytelling that is the primary cause for low ratings even on Metacritic. The episode is plagued with lapses in logic that were too irritating to ignore. It seems like many decisions are made to serve as it conveniently fits the plot but isn't really demanded by it. Needless to say that if you haven't seen the episode yet, we recommend you skip this story right now; because you have been warned. Jon's True Heritage © HBO We finally got to the point where Jon shared the secret of his true ancestral heritage with Arya and Sansa. It was a key moment we've all been waiting for to see how his family would react to the news. Just before Bran tells Arya and Sansa Jon's secret, the scene is set up with Arya telling Jon that she doesn't consider him as a half-brother but in fact her real brother. They set up a scene full of emotion but it all got screwed up as we didn't get to see any reactions from the two sisters as Bran told them Jon's secret. It was probably the most important scene of this season that would set up the entire season's plot, but instead we got to see nothing. Arya simply left Winterfell and we see Sansa crying while staring at Daenerys' dragons. Where is the conflict we were supposed to see? Where are all the emotions the scene built up right before? Why would they leave such a huge moment off camera? It's not that Maisie Williams and Sophie Turner are bad actors, we've seen them give outstanding performances in previous seasons so why turn away now? The Weapon That Killed Rhaegal © HBO One of the shocking deaths was of Rhaegal as he was shot down by Scorpions used by Euron Greyjoy's fleet. Sure, that was a cool way to kill one of the dragons. However, my issue is with how he was killed. Rhaegal dies with three very precise shots that pierces through his body and ends up killing him. We've seen this weapon before as the Scorpion's bolt was first used to attack Drogon by Bronn in season 7. Here's my issue with this scene: all the three bolts right on target with utmost accuracy; however, when the same weapon is used against Drogon and Daenerys, each one of them misses. Just moments ago Euron's fleet hit every shot on Rhaegal but missed when Danny was charging them in a straight line of fire? © Hotstar Drogon is a much larger target and they still missed? Like the entire fleet targetted Drogon and not a single one hit. Sure, you could say that Rhaegal's injuries made him slower and weaker but it still doesn't justify that the entire fleet missed a larger target that was flying in a straight line towards them. This a classic case where decisions are taken for the convenience of the plot without putting any real effort or thought to them. The logic is missing because it seems like the show-runners have run out of ideas and are now just taking rushed decisions without taking logic into consideration. © HBO My other issue is with the bolt itself. Just last season we saw Drogon get injured by Bronn when he used the Scorpion to deter the attack. Drogon was visibly injured but was forced to land and Dany easily took it out. Now all of a sudden the bolt is powerful enough to destroy ships and pierce a dragon's skin. Have the bolts suddenly gotten stronger? Who will tell us that? Do the showrunners just expect us to assume that certain advances were made off-screen? C'mon guys, you can do better than that. Why Didn't Daenerys See The Fleet? © HBO Dany and her two dragons were literally 200 feet above sea level and neither of them spotted a massive fleet? I mean they could see them very clearly but both the dragons and Daenerys were flying around without having any sense of awareness? It's not like some lone-wolf was attacking them from behind a bush or something, it was an entire fleet! Given her vantage point up in the sky, Daenerys should have seen the Greyjoy fleet approaching. Ghost's Departure © HBO As a pet owner, I can't wait to get home from work and play with my dogs every day. I feel sad leaving them behind every day when coming to my workplace in the morning. It's sort of hard to believe that Ghost's departure was handled in the most unrealistic manner. Ghost has been with Jon ever since he was a pup and has saved his life many times. Ghost also battled the White Walkers and lost his ear in the 'Battle For Winterfell'. The least Jon could do was hug his direwolf before he sends him off with the free-folk. I mean, it was the saddest moment in the entire episode and we don't even see Jon interact with his pet wolf? I'm not the only one who felt this way, in fact, there were many Twitter reactions to this scene and you can read more about it here.
  11. The article contains spoilers, proceed with caution! Our favourite travelling duo was spotted once again in Season 8, episode 4 of 'Game of Thrones', riding South together and we might know, through their conversation, who may die next. After turning down Gendry's proposal of being the Lady of Storm End, Arya meets The Hound, who is on his way out of Winterfell and she joins him and they continue their journey to King's Landing. Now, there are mainly two reasons why Arya and The Hound may both be heading South. For The Hound, it's been speculated far too long that there will be an eventual battle between him and his elder brother The Mountain aka Ser Gregor Clegane. So much so, their eventual battle has been dubbed 'Cleganebowl' by the fans and it's bound to happen. Otherwise why else have they kept The Hound alive still? © HBO Apart from The Hound's work in Winterfell, Arya also has names to strike off from her list and one of them also seems to be that of The Mountain. Besides, before heading to Winterfell initially, she was actually going to King's Landing to kill the queen, aka Cersei Lannister, so maybe now that her job is done in Winterfell, she's going to take care of her OG plan? All we know, for now, is that both Arya and The Hound together agreed upon never setting foot in Winterfell again, and that could either mean one of them is dying or is actually done with his or her character arc. © HBO After taking The Hound off her list, The Mountain takes the top spot on Arya's list for killing and torturing people at Harrenhal, while Arya was imprisoned there. In fact, he happens to be the three remaining targets that Arya names to the Waif in Season 6, including Walder Frey and Cercei, out of which she's already killed Frey. Which means two of her targets are still alive and both are in King's Landing, so she knows what to do next. Our only assumption is, since Arya and The Mountain share an enemy, it could be a two vs one fight, for all you know. Both of them will get into a fight with The Mountain and in order to protect Arya, The Hound will sacrifice himself, before she successfully kills his brother. © HBO Well, we're making this assumption from a conversation between The Hound and Arya where he asks her if she will leave him to die again if he gets hurt, foreshadowing towards the fact that maybe these two will stick up for each other in a big fight. Apart from that, Arya may kill Cersei since it's been predicted by the Red Woman that she will kill someone with green eyes and Cersei has green eyes. The only thing is, Cersei's fortune teller form her childhood told her that one of her 'little brothers' will kill her. There's a theory for that too, but we're not quite sure how Cersei's death will unfold. © HBO For now, we do know The Hound and Arya are back on the road again, on a long and lonesome highway!
  12. It looks like 'Game Of Thrones' is saving the major deaths for episode 5 in the last running season of the show. In the past 8 seasons, only the wittiest or the luckiest have been able to survive the gruesome bloodshed, that started following the death of Ned Stark in Season 1. The Battle Of Winterfell, in the fourth episode of Season 8, promised a brutal fight that, however, did not result in as many deaths as were expected. The following episode, 'The Last of the Starks' also came with a set of shocking deaths, namely Missandei and the mighty dragon Rhaegal. The latter denting the Dragon Queen's army considerably. After the battle with the Undead against the Night King, Dany's forces are not just depleted in number now but are also deprived of the stamina to fight another major war. © HBO All of this leads to Varys discussing with Tyrion as to how the numbers of Cersei's army are now distressingly even with that of Dany's. However, with the possible death of Rheagal, one of Dany's surviving two dragons, does it change things? The preview of Episode of Season 8 hints towards a possible surprise. The episode is obviously going to be a showdown between Dany and Cersei and the battle for the (ugly looking) Iron Throne that symbolizes the power of the Seven Kingdoms. But if you look at the preview closely, you might notice that everyone's looking into the void at something that surprises them. Here, take a look: Do you see it? And, if you replay the audio a couple of times, you'll notice that there are two distinct screeching dragon sounds in the background. Yep, clearly, this means they see something they did not expect at all. Also, when Cersei asks Euron if he's “certain” about Rhaegal's death, he tells her that he saw him sink beneath the waves. Which means no one actually checked to see if there was actually a body. Could it be that Rhaegal is not really dead?
  13. It's Monday morning and people have only one thing to talk about - Game of Thrones, of course! I don't know what exactly happened in the episode, but I still know there was one huge new discovery that happened today. Who knew Winterfell had Starbucks? I sure didn't. HBO I mean, even Wakanda doesn't have a Starbucks, but Winterfell has one. In the latest episode, in one shot, an actual Starbucks coffee cup is left there accidentally and it's honestly the most hilarious thing ever. Even the biggest show in the world right now has such errors? Especially when it probably went through a lot of rounds of editing. It's hard to believe that no one, not a single person in production, noticed it. Whatever the case may be, I would personally like to thank HBO for being lazy and for honestly making my morning today. And yes, it seemed like a joke at first, but we went and checked - it's real. Anyone who wants to check for themselves, just skip to 14:48. Moreover, I bet Starbucks is loving this free advertisement. A product placement they didn't even have to spend on. Or maybe, they did. Let's start a conspiracy theory: maybe Starbucks paid for this 'accidental' promotion? And, we all know how the internet works. After everyone spotted it, some jokes also started pouring in. Jane Sno prefers Starbucks over wine. Oh yes that was definitely a Starbucks cup in #GameOfThrones pic.twitter.com/l6V9G3udzN — Sagar (@sagarcasm) May 6, 2019 Exactly. The fact that there was a Starbucks cup in tonight's Game of Thrones that no producers or editors noticed throughout multiple cuts merely 1 week after the DP yelled that the show's not too dark to see is truly *chef's kiss* — Jen D'Angelo (@jenlikespizza) May 6, 2019 Please laugh. I CANT BELIVE A FUCKING STARBUCKS CUP IS IN THE SHOT! I HAVE TO LAUGH #GameofThrones pic.twitter.com/u6NDuu3Qau — ððððð (@Emiliaofstark) May 6, 2019 Winterfell is very modern now, okay. You're telling me they had TWO YEARS to put together a decent show and they couldn't even spot the goddamn Starbucks cup in Winterfell??!?! #GameOfThrones pic.twitter.com/8opg7nyydv — Jenna Guillaume (@JennaGuillaume) May 6, 2019 Well, when you put it that way. They really took 2 years to make 6 episodes and left a Starbucks cup in a scene #GameofThrones pic.twitter.com/90Li696AmM — Allison Minick (@Allison_Minick) May 6, 2019 Gotcu. starbucks exists in the gotcu (game of thrones cinematic universe) https://t.co/Hms8aUcOYn — ð¥ð®ðð¢ð¥ð (@lesbiancatras) May 6, 2019 Need at least 4-5 cups for her name. That Winterfell starbucks cashier ain't ready to write Dany's name on her coffee cup #GameofThrones pic.twitter.com/N4ktWH1NlJ — Joseph (@TheGeneralSYD) May 6, 2019
  14. The last episode of 'Game Of Thrones' was full of darkness and terror, just like the cinematography of the battle of Winterfell. With the Night King meeting his destined death at the hands of the newly crowned hero Arya Stark, today's episode had a lot riding on it in terms of content and key checkpoints for the finale. Now many feel it was boring but then they have so many story lines to end and very little time left, so therefore it was all about building up for the upcoming war. © HBO Now with one dragon presumably dead or gone out of the two and Missandei dying at Cersei's hand, Khaleesi is only burning in rage. The preview of the next episode is interesting in parts and while it does not give out a lot, it still gives out enough to fathom what is coming. It shows a glimpse of fear on Cersei's face, nervousness on Tyrion's face and a "WTF just happened" look on Euron Greyjoy's face. The only sound we hear properly is the screeching arrival of the dragon. Now will Drogon spit fire and burn this dude? Who knows! © HBO Now Dany is vengeful at the moment and she might just kill for the catch and Cersei's head. Varys and Tyrion are at loggerheads because of the options available in front of them and with Tyrion swearing his loyalty to Khaleesi, Varys is exploring options. 12th May is when we get to witness the crazy war so until then, let the assumptions flow.
  15. The battle we've all been waiting for since the end of time, has finally come to an end, and the Night King no longer exists to torment, torture and kill the living. The 'Battle of Winterfell' did get a mixed bag review, as some seemed to have really liked how things ended, while many were disappointed with the abrupt ending and no closure whatsoever. Even so, this was a final goodbye to most of the bad guys and some good guys in the episode and now, it's time to face the eventual enemy- Cersei, in King's Landing. © HBO We're not sure what lies ahead in the upcoming episode but we do know we're going to witness a lot of mind games, negotiations, hate and sarcasm along with a battle in all probability for the Iron Throne. While Cersei and Euron wait out the Winterfell folks, we're sure there are going to be many revelations about the Battle of Winterfell that'll come forth in this episode. © HBO For now, we have enough fodder with us to speculate what can happen in episode 4 of 'GoT' Season 8, since HBO is teasing us with pictures from the next episode, which came out yesterday. It seems like people in Winterfell are joyous about the victory and crushed about losing a lot of people. They're also planning the next big face-off and Dany seems quite content throughout. Here, take a look: (1) It's Time To Take In Suggestions And Decide What's Next. © HBO (2) Euron Definitely Wants To Get Into Cersei's Pants & Make A Baby But Knowing Cersei, Maybe She Has Other Plans? © HBO (3) See What We Mean By She Seems Content? © HBO (4) Folks At Winterfell Mourning The Dead. © HBO (5) He Truly Did Have The Weight Of The World On His Shoulders. © HBO (6) And There They Go, With Their Ships & Troops To King's Landing. © HBO (7) Here's Bidding A Final Goodbye To The People Who Laid Down Their Lives In The Battle Of Winterfell. © HBO (8) They Will Always Burn The Dead Now. © HBO So, there we have it. A glimpse into the upcoming episode 4. We know that Winterfell is mourning their soldiers and the others they lost. Jon and the gang are distraught, but they really need to think about the next possible strategy to defeat the enemy on the east coast of Westeros. Apart from that, the dragons and their mother seem fine. They have their fleet intact and are taking it with them to King's Landing. There's a saying that there's always a Stark present at Winterfell at any given point in time, so we're under the assumption that Bran may stay back? Well, let's find out on Monday, shall we? For now, have fun with these pictures and assume your best!
  16. Drake means well, but even he can't help but unintentionally cause a lot of damage. Drake's curse is a proven phenomenon that has been building up for years now. Basically, whenever Drake supports anyone publically - mostly a sportsperson or a sports team - they end up losing their next big match. Now, fans are worried for Arya Stark's well-being all because of Drake. The King of the North shouting out everyone's favorite Stark! ðº @Drake #BBMAs pic.twitter.com/MEhLAzKiTM — Billboard Music Awards (@BBMAs) May 2, 2019 This is not a one off thing, all the data and proof for it has been meticulously recorded by people over the years. The curse apparently hurt Alabama in this year's college football championship, cost Serena Williams the US Open in 2015, even got the Kentucky Wildcats eliminated in 2013, caused the Golden State Warriors' 2016 collapse in the NBA Finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers, to name a few. There are probably more examples of the 'Drake Curse' and people are just hoping it doesn't affect fictional characters as such. While accepting his Billboard Music Award for Male Artist Of The Year last night, he gave a shoutout to Arya Stark and appreciated all the 'work she put in'. Everyone one the internet is praising Arya for being a badass, especially in the latest 'Game Of Thrones' episode, but there's a difference in everyone and Drake, as we discussed earlier. People are now worried about Arya and we all know who will be blamed now if she dies in the upcoming episodes. Well, Drake here's hoping this is the Drake Curse exception otherwise you'll have the GOT fandom - which is basically every person ever - blaming you. Oh no, Drake just cursed Arya. https://t.co/NPuvuex5eZ — Sean, from the internet (@theshow55) May 2, 2019 Yep. Drake's curse better not apply to fictional characters! Arya Hive don't play https://t.co/ykr8V5opYx — Alyssa (@alyg8or) May 2, 2019 Why, Drake? She gonna die next episode, Mark my words.#Drakecurse #BillboardTNT #GameOfThrones https://t.co/72oBq5tPb8 — Ben Sperling ð (@Ben_Sperls) May 2, 2019 Smh Cersei in 4 smh https://t.co/UadGUnldbZ — Corey (@corhor13) May 2, 2019 Some people are loving it, tho. When drake said “shout out to arya stark for putting in that work last week” I felt that ð — k. (@OfficiallKelsey) May 2, 2019 Not exactly. Turned the BBMAs right as Drake spoiled last week Game of Thrones episode..... #BBMAs #GOT pic.twitter.com/UKtVf6uwNd — Brittany Nanosky (@BWhip324) May 2, 2019 Yes, totally agree. Publicly jumping on Team Arya after she already won the battle is extremely in Drake's bandwagon fan wheelhouse https://t.co/xRj7LM2NRD — Becky Hammer (@beckyhammer) May 2, 2019 It's cool as long as you don't know about the curse. drake literally just said "shout out to arya stark for putting in that work last week" in his acceptance speech and i've honestly never seen the billboard music awards before but it is now my favorite one — Jamie (@Jmw3iss) May 2, 2019 There will be, I can guarantee it right now. I just have this strong feeling that Drake's next hit is going to have some Game of Thrones reference lyric about Arya Stark.. it's something he would do — sad naruto flute (@FaithRies) May 2, 2019
  17. The much-anticipated 'The Long Night' episode of 'Game of Thrones' aired earlier this week. Die-hard fans, who watched the episode, were left rather disappointed when multiple scenes were too dark for them make out what's actually happening in the Battle of Winterfell. Well, after receiving a lot of criticism for the poorly-lit episode, the show's cinematographer Fabian Wagner decided to give some clarity. But instead of apologizing, he defended his artistic choices. © HBO Wagner said he filmed the episode in such a fashion on purpose. He said the show was directed and shot like a cinematic experience that could be viewed in a movie theatre. He went on to blame the viewers' TV settings and the quality of the screens. “A lot of the problem is that a lot of people don't know how to tune their TVs properly,” Wagner said while speaking to Wired UK and TMZ. “I know it wasn't too dark because I shot it”, said Wagner. While we appreciate Wagner and his team's intentions and effort to deliver a cinematic experience, it doesn't really make any sense. Like, why would you try to deliver a theatrical experience and make it fit for big screens when the show is not going to be shown in any theatres in the first place? © HBO Millions of people watch it on their TVs or stream it at a compressed quality on OTT platforms like Hotstar on small screens like smartphones, tablet, etc. In fact, Wagner himself noted that HBO's compression of the episode to help smooth over the streaming process, majorly ruined the experience. Then why not shoot the show with proper lighting, so it looks good on all screens? His excuse falls apart right there? Also, it's not the first episode of the show, where the scenes were supposed to be dark. We've seen a lot of 'dark' episodes of the show in the past which were quite enjoyable and, most importantly, easy to watch. So, we can't help but raise questions here when he says “the showrunners decided that this had to be a dark episode”. Yes, the idea was to show an impactful battle, but what good are the efforts when people can't even see what's happening in the battle?
  18. It's been 10 years since 'Game Of Thrones' has been building up to the battle with the 'White Walkers' from the very first episode of the series. It's been 8 seasons now and we finally got to see the battle everybody had been waiting for. 'The Long Night', aired yesterday and even though it was a directorial marvel for a TV show, it was lacking in almost every way. Many fans of the show were left disappointed simply because logic and story arcs didn't add up. If you haven't watched the episode, this post contains spoilers, so avoid reading further. Currently, the third episode of Season 8 sits at 74% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, the third lowest rated episode in the show's history. Here's why we feel the 'Battle of Winterfell' was disappointing. There are plenty of plot-holes and some scenes defy logic based on what was set up in the very same episode. Here's our deep analysis: 1. The Night King's Death © HBO If you've seen the episode, you already know that Arya kills the Night King with her Valyrian “CatsPaw” dagger. Just to make it clear, Arya killing the Night King was a true badass moment and is a great example of women empowerment in movies and TV shows. In fact, many other franchises could learn a thing or two from this particular episode. Our problem has nothing to do with who killed the Night King, its to do with how Arya got there in the first place. Just a few minutes ago, Arya was involved in a stealth scene hiding from Wights by hiding behind bookshelves and under a table. In the scene, the wights could hear her blood drops hitting the floor and could find the source of the sound. A few scenes later, are you trying to tell us that a horde of silent wights and white walkers could not detect Arya jumping 30 feet to kill the nightwalker? They could not hear Arya sneaking around in the bushes or the snow? Considering that a few moments ago they could hear blood drops but not her sneaking around in the middle of all the White Walkers? You could say that she's been trained by the “Faceless Man” and may have acquired some mind-blowing stealth tricks, but the scene prior to that totally negates her abilities. 2. This Is 'Game Of Thrones', Not a Disney Movie © HBO The one thing that made 'Game Of Thrones' special was its ability to be bold, daring and risky when it came to killing off characters. The show has unexpected moments where it doesn't fear killing off key characters in the most brutal manner. That's what sets 'GOT' apart from other fantasy franchises. In 'The Long Night', possibly the biggest and most brutal battle in the show's history, almost every named character survives. From 60,000 souls defending Winterfell, only Jorah Mormont, Berric Dondorrian, Lyanna Mormont, Edd and Melisandre died? Are you kidding me? (c) HBO If there were at least double the deaths, this would classify as a classic 'GOT' episode. However, HBO opted to play safe and made sure almost all the main characters survive. This isn't a Disney movie, this is 'Game Of Thrones'. What defies logic is that Jorah Mormont, a skilled knight who defended himself from every Wight that came his way till the very end; died, but someone like Sam Tarly who was literally flat on his butt for the entirety of the episode survived? What were the show-runners smoking? Where is the logic? Where are the loremasters when you need them? Is this a result of simply rushing the TV show and playing it safe at the same time? © HBO We all know White Walkers have taken inspiration from just about every Zombie movie, TV show and book possible. We were expecting some of our favourite characters turn into a wight; which never happened. We expected one of the characters witnessing their loved one die and convert right in front of them and having to kill them. It would have been a very emotional moment but we never got to see that. It's the simplest trope you get to see in every Zombie movie but HBO never ventured that far. 3. There Was No Tactical Strategy © HBO In the history of warfare, when you are defending a siege, you do not break the line and send out the cavalry to sacrifice themselves in the battlefield. It seems like HBO probably did not use any warfare advisors for this episode as it's simply not logical to send out the cavalry to test your opponents. It's suicide and we got to see the very same thing happen in this episode. In 'The Long Night', the Dothraki were ordered to charge at the incoming onslaught. This move is called 'Custer' but generally ends up in major losses. 'GOT' could have taken a cue from other movies that have dealt with similar scenarios. For example, movies like 'Braveheart', 'LOTR', 'Kingdom of Heaven', and countless others all have similar scenarios where they defend a position and these movies depicted battles as accurately as possible. Hell, even in the 'Battle of Bastards' it was pointed out that charging at an enemy that outnumbers you is suicide. Seriously, I'm done. 4. There Was Nothing Long About This Night A TV series that has literally spent an entire season to kill major characters ended the most anticipated battle in just 82 minutes? I mean if 'The Long Night' is depicted in just 82 minutes then we need to re-define what 'long' really means. This was a battle that has been anticipated from the very first episode of the show and all we got was a disappointing end to the battle. HBO should have spent more time to depict one of the most epic battles in the show's history and not concluded the battle in just one episode. We wanted to see some epic fights, some emotional scenes and some shocking moments. We got to see none of that and many fans simply reacted to the episode with “meh.” 5. We Couldn't See A Thing #GameofThrones s8e3 spoiler without context pic.twitter.com/lw3ipGS4Zi — 9GAG (@9GAG) April 29, 2019 In the post-episode interview, the show-runners said that they wanted a realistic feel to the episode where everything was dark. What baffles me is that there's literally nothing real about 'GOT'. It's a fantasy fiction show where we deal with dragons, zombies, incest and whatever else you can think of. We wanted to see an epic battle depicting one of the most defining moments of TV history. There was no need for keeping the entire environment dark when you could simply represent it in many other ways. 'LOTR' did it in the "battle of Gondor", 'Avengers: Endgame' did it effectively in their final battle; then what was the need for keeping everything dark? A Redditor claims that HBO simply used this tactic to hide special effects. In fact, this episode probably didn't have enough extras to show off a horde of 100,000 wights. I mean why wouldn't you show off one of the greatest armies assembled in the history of TV? Why would you hide a majority of your special effects unless something is really wrong? Unless someone forgot to bring a lighting rig, I can't think of any other excuse for this goof up.
  19. It might be over 12 hours since we witnessed the Battle of Winterfell but the hangover of what we saw ought to stay for a while, right? With the mighty Night King and his army of the dead being actually dead (pun intended), and Winterfell saving itself from the claws of the looming fear, it is now time for the forces to move down South. Now, everyone wants to know who finally gets the throne, but before that, so many of us are actually laughing out loud over the badass Cersei Lannister who literally gave no hoots to the battle and did a rain check on it like a friend cancelling Sunday plans. Cersei sleeping through the largest battle the seven kingdoms has seen #GameOfThrones #BattleOfWinterfell pic.twitter.com/r1ecJK5iyg — Kieron (@KieronJW) April 29, 2019 Somebody said Cersei was live streaming the battle with Euron like.. #DemThrones pic.twitter.com/rClf1bYPCI — 3000 cheeseburgers (@Hampsworld) April 29, 2019 Cersei back in king's landing watching everyone get murked knowing her army is safe and ready to go next episode #gameofthrones pic.twitter.com/ZuYWgq5IZN — emily (@emilymcdonL) April 29, 2019 Jokes apart, some people are worried about Cersei now that Arya and all the A-team are coming down. Araya and Danaerys on their way to kill Cersei #GameofThrones pic.twitter.com/C6bD6846g9 — Candice Yates (@16Candles_Y) April 29, 2019 Arya wearing Cersei's face after she kills her next week #GameofThrones pic.twitter.com/EGotDIYyjk — Maddie Bryan (@maddsbryan) April 29, 2019 One can only imagine the amount of wrath that is bubbling against Cersei. Cersei next Sunday when she gets a raven telling her that Jon and Dany survived Winterfell pic.twitter.com/qGGT3XQria — Kles (@k_elcee) April 29, 2019 #GameofThrones Arya, Sansa and Dany going to Kings Landing to destroy Cersei pic.twitter.com/GepVA7u9iB — ð¥Don't of House Targaryenð² (@NahMate420) April 29, 2019 The inevitable war between the two queens is bound to happen and we can't wait to see how karma serves itself to our darling, wine-loving queen Cersei.
  20. Finally, perhaps the most awaited episode ever, of any TVseries so far, is out. The longest ever episode of 'Game of Thrones', at an hour and 22 minutes, had fans gearing up for the longest battle scene ever filmed in the history of television. Well, before we start discussing it in subsequent articles, here is a sneaky bunch of 'spoilers without context' pictures for you to enjoy, that is, only if you have watched the episode. © Getty Images © Getty Images © Getty Images © Getty Images © Getty Images © Getty Images © Dharma Productions The only thing we're wondering right now is, what next? Seriously!
  21. Okay, in case you're waiting to savour today's insane episode of 'Game of Thrones' later in the evening, then you have been warned, because just like the night is full of darkness and terror, this one has a few major spoilers for you. For the rest of us who are still shook, here's what the next episode might bring. So, the Battle of Winterfell lasted long enough for a few people to die but it was crazy towards the end when Arya Stark struck down the mighty Night King. Now, the whole 'he just died in a jiffy' has left everyone with a bit of indigestion thinking how easy that was, if not quick. But we forget that this is 'GOT' and things can happen rather quickly and with only 3 more episodes to go, there are so many plots that need attention. With the battle now being won, it looks like Cersei and Khaleesi are ready for a face-off. So many people have scores to settle with Cersei, who conveniently decided to stay out of the war and now, Khaleesi only wants more bloodshed. © HBO Now, here's what I feel we can expect from the next 'Game Of Thrones' episode with the Night King resting in an ice cube somewhere. There will be another gory battle between the living. There has to a 'Cleganebowl' where we fear the Hound might die. The Starks and the dragon queen might have a slight tiff between them which could be tricky for a certain Tyrion Lannister and, of course, there is the anticipated madness that might grip our dear Dany given the threat to her throne in the form of lover Jon Snow and no Jorah to calm her nerves down. With so much left to witness, the action is only getting crazier.
  22. The third episode in the final season of 'Game Of Thrones' is coming in less than 48 hours and while we gear up for the insane Battle of Winterfell to begin, let's just have a quick look at what all are we expecting to witness: 1. A lot of deaths, obviously. The mental preparation to see some of our favourites going down will be tough but catharsis is a rule for all major plot lines, and hence on the radar for this week are the Brienne of Tarth, Ser Jorah, Greyworm, Gendry and well, Theon. © HBO 2. A tiny scene from the promo showed us Jon Snow shouting the "Night King is coming" followed by a hysterical Arya Stark running from the crypts. Now, you sure as hell are aware of the theory that the crypts might not be the safest place since the dead Starks are kind of buried there. So prepare for some spook maybe? 3. Now, the teaser showed nothing about where the mighty Night King maybe, so this episode will (hopefully) answer that if not lay out his evil plans for us. There's a very interesting theory that this battle is a façade and probably the King is flying down South to madam Cersei to conquer hell himself. That will be crazy, if true. 4. The moment when Khaleesi says "the dead are here" could either mean the creepy crypt theory coming to life (pun intended) or the White Walkers breaking down the walls of Winterfell. 5. This episode may or may not show us how exactly Bran will use himself as bait to lure out the Night King. The boy is loved and hated in equal measures for his love of sarcasm and dropping one-liners but him mostly just keeping secrets to himself! © HBO This Monday morning, prepare for no blues but only gory red and also for your mind to be blown away.
  23. Some might call this week's 'Game Of Thrones' episode a little slow, but if you observed the episode closely, you wouldn't agree at all. This episode was extremely insightful and full of revelations. Seeing human behaviour closely as all characters prepare for seemingly imminent death, was pretty relatable. Not everyone acted the same. Take Arya, for example, the seven seasons have not always been good to her. The training with the faceless man was brutal but so was everything else and she matured beyond her years quickly. And yet at the brink of death, she chose to spend her possible last living hours making love because she wanted to know what it felt like. © HBO Even though some people could relate to this situation, it was still rather surprising to see Arya pursuing Gendry so strongly, considering we've seen her grow up on the show. Turns out, Maisie Williams had the same reaction when she first read the script. © HBO So, apparently, showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss are known to have pranked actors in the past seasons with bogus scripts. "At first, I thought it was a prank," Williams told a leading publication. "I was like, 'Yo, good one.' And [the showrunners were] like, 'No, we haven't done that this year.' Oh f*ck!" But after realizing that is was, in fact, part of the last season, she was given leeway to decide how much she wanted to bare onscreen. "David and Dan were like: 'You can show as much or as little as you want. So I kept myself pretty private. I don't think it's important for Arya to flash. This beat isn't really about that. And everybody else has already done it on the show, so…," she further added. © HBO Joe Dempsey, who plays Gendry, had his own reservations about the show. “At the same time, I don't want to be patronizing toward Maisie—she's a 20-year-old woman. So we just had a lot of fun with it,” he said. Meanwhile, HBO, very sneakily clarified that Arya was, in fact, of age. By age 18 in Westeros you should have: - Had a pet. - Moved out on your own. - Travelled extensively. - Had a kill list. - Pretended to be the opposite *** to evade capture. - Been blind for a while. - Ticked at least three people off of your kill list. — HBO (@HBO_UK) April 21, 2019 So, now it all makes sense.
  24. 'Game Of Thrones' always pays great emphasis to the soundtrack, the songs and the music that become a part of the show somewhere or the other. Usually, the themes and end credit songs are something to always look forward to as they tell us a lot abbot the standing structure and theme of the particular episode citing incidents of historical importance. Just like how Podrick's song did in episode 2 of season 8: A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms. © HBO The episode is all about bidding final goodbyes in Winterfell before the eventual fate is faced the next morning, or so the mighty men and women seem to believe. While Arya wants her last night in the arms of the man she fancies, Sansa warms up to Theon after he chooses to fight against the dead. Greyworm and Missandei are making grand future plans to visit Naath after the war is over and a bunch of people are sitting around the fire warming their emotions and indulging in some worthy banter and storytelling. Jaime knights Brienne of Tarth, while Tyrion fills everyone's cups with ale, requesting someone to sing a song. The quiet and unassuming Podrick Payne steps up to the occasion and belts out an old time classic called 'Jenny's Song'. © HBO The song is taken directly from George RR Martin's book: The Song of Ice and Fire and it connects to the larger scheme of things in the storyline. The song is primarily thought to be about 'Jenny of the Oldstones', a girl Duncan Targaryen was madly in love with. Duncan happens to be Daenerys's uncle and the Mad King's elder brother, making him the rightful heir to the Iron Throne. Well, what does this piece of information have to do with what's going on right now? A lot apparently! The song directly relates to Duncan's love for Jenny, Rhaegar's love for Lyanna and Jon and Dany's love for each other. Just like how Duncan left his throne for Jenny, the assumption that Jon or Dany might do the same for one another, now that Jon is the rightful heir to the Iron Throne and Dany is well aware of that fact, bringing the Azor Ahai prophecy to light as well. The song plays on many levels, talking about making great sacrifices for the one true love, as it has always happened in history and might take shape in the present as well through the only two Targaryens left. © HBO So, if Duncan gave up his throne for love, will Dany do the same for Jon is the question, and that's what the song highlights. The song though has only presented the readers with one important line in the book: "High in the halls of kings who are gone, Jenny would dance with her ghosts". This reference goes back to 'Summerhall', a Targaryen castle, where a great fire broke out and killed Aegon Targaryen V and Duncan, Jenny's Prince. So, when the line reads "Jenny would dance with her ghosts", it means she'd be dancing with Duncan and Aegon V. © HBO But the version in the episode, the one that Pod sings to show off his vocal skills goes something like this: " The ones she had lost and the ones she had found, And the ones who had love her the most. The ones who'd been gone for so very long, She couldn't remember their names. They spun her around on the damp old stone, Spun away all her sorrow and pain. And she never wanted to leave. Never wanted to leave. Never wanted to leave. Never wanted to leave. Never wanted to leave. Never wanted to leave. Never wanted to leave. While the last lines repeat, we see a montage of Sam, Gilly and little Sam, Greyworm and Missandei and Theon and Sansa, characters that may not survive the war between the living and the dead. © HBO Well, Jon has forfeited love for duty in the past, when he gave up his love for Ygritte and sided with the Night's Watch because that was the right thing to do according to him and here he is, once again put up to a test and we're wondering if he'll forfeit his love once again for Dany! Well, only time will tell, that's all I can say. For now, the assumption that the song has something very significant to do with what lies ahead is very overpowering, because it talks about love from a long time ago, weaving its way into a love that's very much a part of the present. While we're not sure who gives up on their destiny of love first, we do know that perhaps both won't make it alive to the throne and whoever does make it, the sacrifices they made to get to the throne will haunt them for life. © HBO For now, to digest this heavy piece of information, give Jenny's Song a hear. It's performed by Florence and the Machine and it goes by the name 'Jenny of Oldstones'.
  25. How would you spend your final hours if death was imminent? Would you eat the finest of the meals or get drunk, spend time with your friends or have *** because who knows what tomorrow holds? Well, before you tread ahead, let us tell you this post is dark and full of spoilers. The second episode of 'Game Of Thrones' season 8 aired this morning and among the list of things that surprised us was Arya-Gendry's lovemaking scene. Right before the scene, she was sitting with The Hound and realized that she doesn't want to spend her final hours (if they are her final hours) contemplating things or getting drunk and miserable. And here's the thing: Arya has really evolved over the seasons and especially after her training with the faceless man, her onscreen presence tried to emulate the qualities of a calculative assassin. But we've seen baby Arya draw a better bow than Bran in the first episode, we've seen her grow and fight the lady stereotype thrusted upon her. So seeing her grow up and have human desires was a little surprising. Here's what Twitter had to say about it. Stuff we didn't know we needed! ARYA STARK GETTING DOWN IS THE MOMENT WE HAVE ALL BEEN WAITING FOR AND DIDN'T EVEN KNOW IT. #GameofThrones pic.twitter.com/nsa78rw1yG — G (@GeeInSpace) April 22, 2019 Yeah, even we weren't, TBH! I wasn't ready for this #GameofThrones pic.twitter.com/G6JdbSLCec — House Box Office (@HBO) April 22, 2019 At least she's done having what she wanted Arya having to get out of bed when the white walkers show up #GameofThrones pic.twitter.com/ogzz3Pgd7b — Community Chapstick (@CChapstick69) April 22, 2019 Lol. Arya ain't playing this season #GameOfThrones pic.twitter.com/jtaWLZopLW — hehehe (@AndileXhoba) April 22, 2019 Tears of joy. #GameofThrones Watching Arya undress like pic.twitter.com/XaxCMpYbjC — Sadaf Ali (@notSadaf) April 22, 2019 But everyone knows the girl's name now. A girl has no virginity — Andretti (@HeFromLA) April 22, 2019 *Jaw drop* ARYA: take your own bloody pants off Me: IS THIS ALLOWED???? pic.twitter.com/EHSofsfbbF — #FREEJAGGINOW KINGOFTHEBLOODY7KINGDOMS (@sunveervirk) April 22, 2019 Yeah, but who cares? my brain calculating the seasons to figure out around how old Arya is this season pic.twitter.com/m8HqQoUIFs — SJ (@getvindictive) April 22, 2019 Were we ready for this? Were we??? Arya: Starts taking off clothes to lose her virginity Me:#GameOfThrones pic.twitter.com/U6tw3FaJkn — Mike.C⪠(@Official_MikeC) April 22, 2019
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