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    Game of Thrones: The Final Season

    Season 8 is finally upon us.


    I'm kind of at the point where I just want this to be over with now.

    Sounds like the battle at Winterfell is going to be pretty spectacular though.

    And some predictions for people to fill in. If many people do it and I can be arsed I may tot up scores at the end of the series.

    1) Who will end the series on the Iron Throne?
    2) Who is Azor Azhai?
    3) How many dragons will be alive at the end of the series?
    4) Who will survive Cleganebowl?
    5) How many of the main Lannisters will be alive at the end of the series?
    6) Will Tormund and Brienne get it on and try to create enormous babies together?
    7) According to the first result I found on Google Arya's List still has Cersei, Ilyn Payne, Mount Zombie, the Hound, Melisandre and Beric Dondarrion on it. How many will she kill?
    8) There are two direwolves currently alive, Arya's and Jon's. How many will be alive at the end of the season?

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    Imagine if once this is over, George Rartin Rartin Martin announces the story has been told and he doesn't intend to finish the book series. The book-wanker seethe would be biblical.

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    A decade ago maybe, most are beyond caring now.

    They should title this series 'How to blow a 3 dragon lead'

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    Quote Originally Posted by Disco View Post
    A decade ago maybe, most are beyond caring now.
    You severely underestimate the tenacity of rabid fanboys.

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    It's not something he'll ever announce anyway. He'll either finally cobble together the next book between him working on literally anything else he can or just pop his clogs.

    He just commission somebody who actually wants to write them to finish them up for him.

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    I like the theory that John Snow becomes the King but as a White Walker.

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    Somebody started a Game of Thrones Death Pool at work. Just a list of all the major characters, and you had to pick whether they make it out alive or die and/or become a White Walker. I spent the vast majority of my work day considering my answers.

    There were some bonus questions for extra points too, so I've gone for a controversial "Gendry on the Iron Throne" ending. Go on son.

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    Are people really going to cinemas to watch this?

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    Adults dressed up as wizards and queued until midnight to buy Harry Potter books. So yes, they are. It's probably the same neck bearded virgins too.

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    There are pubs getting late licenses to the Sky Atlantic simulcast this year too.

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    So will the whole season be out on Sunday or just the first episode?

    Also how many episodes will this season even have?

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    Spoilers boys I finish up on the iron throne.

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    Who carries you up the steps?

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    I can walk all by my self now, not like that little Bran cunt.

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    1) Who will end the series on the Iron Throne? Gendry.
    2) Who is Azor Azhai? Jon Snow
    3) How many dragons will be alive at the end of the series? One, do I get bonus points if I name the dragon to survive? If so, Drogon
    4) Who will survive Cleganebowl? Sandor
    5) How many of the main Lannisters will be alive at the end of the series? Two, Jaime and Tyrion
    6) Will Tormund and Brienne get it on and try to create enormous babies together? Obviously
    7) According to the first result I found on Google Arya's List still has Cersei, Ilyn Payne, Mount Zombie, the Hound, Melisandre and Beric Dondarrion on it. How many will she kill? Three. Cersei, Mount Zombie and Melisandre. I doubt we're going to see Ilyn or Beric again and she will spare Sandor.
    8) There are two direwolves currently alive, Arya's and Jon's. How many will be alive at the end of the season? Two.

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    Quote Originally Posted by randomlegend View Post
    I can walk all by my self now, not like that little Bran cunt.
    Nobody is holding the door for you m8.

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    1) Who will end the series on the Iron Throne? Gendry
    2) Who is Azor Azhai? Jon Snow
    3) How many dragons will be alive at the end of the series? 1
    4) Who will survive Cleganebowl? 1
    5) How many of the main Lannisters will be alive at the end of the series? 1
    6) Will Tormund and Brienne get it on and try to create enormous babies together? Yes
    7) According to the first result I found on Google Arya's List still has Cersei, Ilyn Payne, Mount Zombie, the Hound, Melisandre and Beric Dondarrion on it. How many will she kill? 2
    8) There are two direwolves currently alive, Arya's and Jon's. How many will be alive at the end of the season? 1


    Importantly, are spoilering until the Monday night showing?

    I'll be staying up and watching Sun night/Monday morning for the first one (and probably the last as well)
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    I personally say no spoiler tags.

    A lot of us will be watching at US pace/pre-UK showing but obviously it's something that should be decided by the majority.

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    Spoilers until after the UK shows it. 90% of this board has a life.

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    I think once it's been aired in the UK (2am right?) it should be fair game. People (including myself) can manage to not open the fucking thread, I'd hope.

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    What's the best recap type thing I can watch tonight?

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    Quote Originally Posted by phonics View Post
    Spoilers until after the UK shows it. 90% of this board has a life.
    Yeah but you don't have to open the thread, mong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian View Post
    I think once it's been aired in the UK (2am right?) it should be fair game. People (including myself) can manage to not open the fucking thread, I'd hope.
    This. Obviously.

    Have the week off, so weighing up the late one.

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    Are they doing simulcast for just the first or all of the episodes? Either way I say fuck the spoiler tags and use some common sense by only venturing in here when you've seen the latest episode.

    I wont be watching live, being on Virgin Media there's no Sky Atlantic, I don't want to use a stream and I'm a little tired.

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    Simulcast at 2am Mahow.

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    Just finished it. Not bad.

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    Decent. Didn't blow their load too early thankfully.

    Need to rewatch season 7 though. Loads of shit going on I don't remember the previous step for. Gendry, when did he come back? Why is Jamie in Winterfell? I can barely recall what I had for breakfast nevermind two fucking years ago.

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    I thought it was good but not great. A few intriguing moments but also some of it felt pointless even in the context of an opening episode. Did we need Jon and Dany flying on dragons for ages (with terrible special effects on the close ups) just for them to shag on a mountain?

    Still enjoyable though.

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    Oh I forgot to mention how little sense Jon’s reaction made. “Ned was too honourable to lie... he definitely told the truth about the time he shagged some random whore behind his wife’s back.”

    I’m sure that point was made 1000 times before his parentage was confirmed but hearing Jon try and argue it was bizarre.

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    Decent, solid, not worth me staying up for and working from bed in the morning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mellberg View Post
    Decent. Didn't blow their load too early thankfully.

    Need to rewatch season 7 though. Loads of shit going on I don't remember the previous step for. Gendry, when did he come back? Why is Jamie in Winterfell? I can barely recall what I had for breakfast nevermind two fucking years ago.
    From memory, Jamie bought into the 'unite and beat the White Walkers' pitch and told Cercy to fuck off when she told him she was lying and was going to invade the lot of them whilst they're gone.

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    How funny would it be if Cersei ends the show on the throne

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    My theory: In a grand irony, it will end exactly as it did before the war. A Targearyan and a Stark on the throne just as before the rebellion that started the entire cycle.

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    The How To Train Your Dragon bit was the most agonizing ten minutes of telly I've ever watched.

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    Better than your average season opener for GOT but then most of the people are in two or three places now so less need to hurriedly shuffle pieces about.

    Daenerys is still a horrible, tyrannical bitch so some things never change.

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    Thought it was a pretty good start, even if it was just a load of character recap/intro shit. The pirate geezer who smashed Cercei stole the episode.

    That crossbow is definitely killing another Lannister by the end of this.

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    I'm still rooting for the white walkers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raoul Duke View Post
    That crossbow is definitely killing another Lannister by the end of this.
    Not much of a prediction, given it was dished out by one of the three remaining Lannisters with the stated purpose of killing one or both of the other two. I'd wager Bronn will actually use it to save one of them, by killing someone who's about to off them, or handing it to Tyrion so he can do someone in. As a bold prediction, Tyrion uses it to burst the Night King with a bolt made of dragon glass.

    Bran needs to die as soon as possible. Not only can the actor not act, but he's just a complete dick about everything to everyone, and in the least entertaining way possible. It's like he felt the same way James did about that Emilia Clarke brain bleed thing and decided to somehow become even more of a charisma vacuum to make her look good by comparison.

    The How to Train Your Dragon bit was bobbins, but the scenery was absolutely stunning so I very quickly just refocused on that and watched it as I would an establishing shot in an Attenbrough thing, which made it at least bearable. The Shagger of Nephews is just a complete nutcase at this point, so fingers crossed Samwell lands a prime frogsplash on her in her sleep.

    Euron Greyjoy can fuck off too. It's always nice to see someone getting over on Cersei, but must they always be considerably more insufferable than her? Last time it was Jeremy Sparrow, this time it's Russell Brand with a haircut and an accent.

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    Euron Greyjoy looks like Smiffy.

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    Is Brann CGI? His head is a terrifying shape.

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    Yeah, he looks like a North Korean in whiteface.

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    I don't want to shit on the episode too much, but it really drove home for me that I really don't care about this show or it's characters anymore.

    Emilia Clarke is as terrible as always, Kit Harrington is actually a really solid actor who will have no trouble finding work after this is all over, and even Sophie Turner had me thinking she might not be a complete sidenote in 30 years when they do those "where are they now?" with that "What do dragons eat, anyway?" line.

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    I thought it was a pretty good welcome back to the series tbh. I was pleasantly surprised at them getting on and doing something worthwhile in the first episode (telling Jon who he is) rather than dragging it out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bernanke View Post
    I don't want to shit on the episode too much, but it really drove home for me that I really don't care about this show or it's characters anymore.

    Emilia Clarke is as terrible as always, Kit Harrington is actually a really solid actor who will have no trouble finding work after this is all over, and even Sophie Turner had me thinking she might not be a complete sidenote in 30 years when they do those "where are they now?" with that "What do dragons eat, anyway?" line.
    I'm with this, it's dreadful predictable tosh now. Real corporate painting-by-numbers bobbins for thickos. It's a shame as the first 4 or so series were brilliant and the story is just about enough to keep me watching until the end.

    The only good bit of that episode was the bit at the end with Tormund and co.

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    The worst bit of it was yet another 'Jon Snow faces his people' scene. I swear we've had about 14 of these during the series. INT dining hall filled with lived-in northerners.

    'I'm Jon Snow, and I know I'm a bit shit really.'
    *mild anger*
    'But you have to trust me.'
    *silence*
    'I'm a bit shit, but I'm not as shit as those fancy southern types.'
    *guttural mumbles*
    'So trust me to achieve this minor plot goal, and it's [insert chip-on-shoulder identity group du jour] who will benefit in the long run.'
    *grudging approval*
    'So are you with me?'

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    The North should join a permanent customs union with the remaining Six Kingdoms. Problem solved.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmy Floyd View Post
    The worst bit of it was yet another 'Jon Snow faces his people' scene. I swear we've had about 14 of these during the series. INT dining hall filled with lived-in northerners.

    'I'm Jon Snow, and I know I'm a bit shit really.'
    *mild anger*
    'But you have to trust me.'
    *silence*
    'I'm a bit shit, but I'm not as shit as those fancy southern types.'
    *guttural mumbles*
    'So trust me to achieve this minor plot goal, and it's [insert chip-on-shoulder identity group du jour] who will benefit in the long run.'
    *grudging approval*
    'So are you with me?'
    I agree that this aspect of it all is very tedious.

    Wasn't a pretty pivotal moment of the last season where Jon got one of the houses (I want to say Glover?) to start following him again after they had sacked off the Battle of the Bastards? Because they've followed House Stark for a THOUSAND years, and they're very sorry for breaking their oath and so on and so forth. The head of the family publicily apologised during his "King in the North" making ceremory and eveything.

    And now that exact same house won't follow him again because he's bowed to Daenerys? Literally a matter of months after apolisgising profusely for ever breaking their oath in the first place?

    It's stupid. Either the oath means something or it doesn't. They're either sworn to the Starks or they're not. Ned was never a King, and nobody mugged him off because King Robert was his ultimate boss. They just trusted his judgement. It's not great writing on that front.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex View Post
    I agree that this aspect of it all is very tedious.

    Wasn't a pretty pivotal moment of the last season where Jon got one of the houses (I want to say Glover?) to start following him again after they had sacked off the Battle of the Bastards? Because they've followed House Stark for a THOUSAND years, and they're very sorry for breaking their oath and so on and so forth. The head of the family publicily apologised during his "King in the North" making ceremory and eveything.

    And now that exact same house won't follow him again because he's bowed to Daenerys? Literally a matter of months after apolisgising profusely for ever breaking their oath in the first place?
    While largely agreeing with the sentiment, this is actually explainable. That family was the one of the little kid who ended up merked by the white walkers. They didn't break the oath a second time, they never got told to come. The white walkers are between Winterfell and the rest of the North.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phonics View Post
    While largely agreeing with the sentiment, this is actually explainable. That family was the one of the little kid who ended up merked by the white walkers. They didn't break the oath a second time, they never got told to come. The white walkers are between Winterfell and the rest of the North.
    Are you sure? I think we might be thinking of two different houses here.

    I thought the kid who got killed was the new Lord Umber, the previous one being the big, bearded bastard (whose Dad was the even more bearded bastard who got his fingers bitten off by Robb's direwolf years ago) who was Ramsay's right hand man who delivered Rickon to him. The little kid was there asking for horses and what not to bring the rest of his people to Winterfell for the fight, which was granted. The implication being (I think) that he got caught and killed at some point during the journey there and back.

    Whereas the Glover's just never turned up, and I'm sure somebody (Sansa, maybe?) explained it as "they swore loyalty to the King in the North, you aren't a King anymore".

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