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17th Jan '18 6:41:05 PM ClickGonzo
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** Arya's interactions with Tywin were pretty impressive from Tywin's perspective, too. He recognized she was a girl at first glance when people who had spent weeks with her had no clue. He figured out she was highborn from her speech patterns. From their banter, he got her to give away her Northern sympathies. He already knew that one of the Stark girls had escaped and was missing. If other events hadn't intervened, Tywin would have likely figured out her true identity before long.
17th Jan '18 4:35:55 PM ClickGonzo
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*** There's even an awesome [[FreezeFrameBonus "blink and you'll miss it"]] background event in that scene. The Hound, a man who's scared of nothing but fire, pulls an OhCrap face for a split second right after Barristan draws his sword.
27th Dec '17 3:35:20 PM kaninefat
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* Despite the aforementioned curbstomp, the Lannister troops actually show that they were indeed Tywin's crack army -- one particular stand out being a group of archers that stand their ground against fucking Drogon -- and even got a volley off against him. Though his scales allowed him to NoSell it, that's some serious ass bravery.

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* Despite the aforementioned curbstomp, the Lannister troops actually show that they were indeed Tywin's crack army -- one particular stand out being a group of archers that stand their ground against fucking Drogon -- and even got a volley off against him. Though his scales allowed him to NoSell it, that's some serious ass bravery. The Lannister shield wall also holds its own against the Dothraki until Drogon torches them.
27th Dec '17 3:30:43 PM kaninefat
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*** YMMV on that last part. It can also be considered something of a facepalm moment for Jon and Davos, who are both less inclined to be impressed by flowery speeches and titles. Especially since Jon rules all of the North, whereas Dany is effectively only the ruler of a tiny island.
27th Dec '17 3:27:29 PM kaninefat
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* Jaime [[spoiler:completely outplays Dany and Tyrion by diverting Casterly Rock's guard to capture Highgarden and end House Tyrell. The advantage Dany had over Cersei at the start of the season is almost completely gone.]]

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* Jaime Jaime, who's prowess as a general has been rather lacking so far, [[spoiler:completely outplays Dany and Tyrion by diverting Casterly Rock's guard to capture Highgarden and end House Tyrell. The advantage Dany had over Cersei at the start of the season is almost completely gone.]]
3rd Dec '17 12:01:35 PM kuchiki222
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* [[spoiler:Undead Viserion]] '''destroying a part of the Wall''', [[DragonRider with the Night's King riding him]]. [[HolyShitQuotient The White Walkers have finally made their way into Westeros proper.]]

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* [[spoiler:Undead Viserion]] '''destroying It has finally happened after 7 seasons worth of wait, but[[spoiler:Undead Viserion '''destroys a part of the Wall''', [[DragonRider with the Night's King riding him]]. [[HolyShitQuotient The White Walkers have finally made their way into Westeros proper.]] Winter has now '''truly''' come in Westeros. ]]
3rd Dec '17 11:59:41 AM kuchiki222
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** [[spoiler:Littlefinger's execution. His gambit to turn Sansa and Arya against each other backfired, and he's finally been forced to answer for his crimes. His VillainousBreakdown is ''glorious''. Especially because of the glorious BaitAndSwitch (the scene originally made it look like ''Arya'' was going to be on trial).]]
** As it begins,[[spoiler:Littlefinger is at the side with his usual smirk of control watching Arya in the accused circle as Sansa relates the charges of murder and treason. Sansa then asks "How do you answer these charges... ''Lord Baelish?''" He just blinks in confusion as a smiling Arya prompts him with, "My sister asked you a question." For once, Littlefinger shows nothing but utter shock and can't believe he just got played by the duo.]]
*** The whole Arya vs Sansa thing? [[spoiler:It's heavily implied in both the episode and WordOfGod remarks afterward that they just were pretending to fight to trick Littlefinger, since they knew he or his spies could always be watching. And he completely fell for it!]]
** [[spoiler:Littlefinger tries to play innocent and claim that there's no proof, only for Bran to list off all the things he saw Littlefinger do in his visions that led to the War of the Five Kings, which makes Littlefinger realize the Starks have him cornered.]]
** [[spoiler:Littlefinger attempts to order Lord Yohn Royce to save him. [[MistreatmentInducedBetrayal Needless to say]], the man has nothing to give but cold refusal.]]

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** [[spoiler:Littlefinger's execution. His gambit to turn Sansa and Arya against each other backfired, and he's finally been forced to answer for his crimes. His VillainousBreakdown is ''glorious''. Especially because of the glorious BaitAndSwitch (the scene originally made it look like ''Arya'' was going to be on trial).]]
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''Especially'', as it begins,[[spoiler:Littlefinger is at the side with his usual smirk of control watching Arya in the accused circle as Sansa relates the charges of murder and treason. Sansa then asks "How do you answer these charges... ''Lord Baelish?''" He just blinks in confusion as a smiling Arya prompts him with, "My sister asked you a question." For once, Littlefinger shows nothing but utter shock and can't believe he just got played by the duo.]]
*** The whole Arya vs Sansa thing? [[spoiler:It's heavily implied in both the episode and WordOfGod remarks afterward that they just were pretending to fight to trick Littlefinger, since they knew he or his spies could always be watching. And he completely fell for it!]]
** [[spoiler:Littlefinger tries to play innocent and claim that there's no proof, only for Bran to list off all the things he saw Littlefinger do in his visions that led to the War of the Five Kings, which makes Littlefinger realize the Starks have him cornered.]]
** [[spoiler:Littlefinger
Then, Littlefinger attempts to order Lord Yohn Royce to save him. [[MistreatmentInducedBetrayal Needless to say]], the man has nothing to give but cold refusal.]]



** Sansa pointing out that this isn't the first time [[spoiler: Littlefinger has turned two sisters against each other and she and Arya didn't fall for it. Lysa might have been batshit insane, but it's nice to see Sansa calling Petyr out on his callous murder of her aunt and how he destroyed the sisterly bond between Cat and Lysa because he wanted Cat all to himself.]]
** Bonus points to the scene [[spoiler:for ending with a DarkReprise of the ominous four note melody from "Chaos is a Ladder", both highlighting Littlefinger's demise as well as the passing of TheChessmaster title from him to Sansa, Arya, and Bran.]]

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** Sansa pointing out that this isn't the first time [[spoiler: Littlefinger has turned two sisters against each other and she and Arya didn't fall for it. Lysa might have been batshit insane, but it's nice to see Sansa calling Petyr out on his callous murder of her aunt and how he destroyed the sisterly bond between Cat and Lysa because he wanted Cat all to himself.]]
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]] Bonus points to the scene [[spoiler:for ending with a DarkReprise of the ominous four note melody from "Chaos is a Ladder", both highlighting Littlefinger's demise as well as the passing of TheChessmaster title from him to Sansa, Arya, and Bran.]]



** The build-up to the scene. We have Tormund and Beric reminiscing upon the success of the Parley, while doing some small talk. Then the Army of the Dead arrives at the Wall. Tormund is relaxed because the magic of the Wall still works, and hence the Army of the Dead couldn't come south. '''Then''',[[spoiler:We hear a screech of hell descending on the wall, soon revealed to be the undead Viserion, who descends faster than any other thing shown, with '''none other than the Night's King himself riding it.''' The OhCrap on Tormund's face sells it. Afterwards, Viserion uses the good distance to ''freaking melt the wall'', with the wildlings at Eastwatch running like hell, possibly taking down Tormund and Beric as well, ''and he succeeds'', destroying Eastwatch like it was a house of cards, and breaching the Wall. ''No one undermined the wall for 8 millennia, and the dragon destroyed it like it was some wooden house.'' The music accompanying the Army as they realize now they can enter the Seven Kingdoms sell it, as they finally infiltrate the North, in order to sack it. Unless Jon and the rest arrive in time, [[SarcasmMode which seems slow due to the speed of the ship]], all the teleportation we have seen in this season alone, '''the North is doomed, and there is no one that can stop it.''']]

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** The build-up to the scene. We have Tormund and Beric reminiscing upon the success of the Parley, while doing some small talk. Then the Army of the Dead arrives at the Wall. Tormund is relaxed because the magic of the Wall still works, and hence the Army of the Dead couldn't come south. '''Then''',[[spoiler:We hear a screech of hell descending on the wall, soon revealed to be the undead Viserion, who descends faster than any other thing shown, with '''none other than the Night's King himself riding it.''' The OhCrap on Tormund's face sells it. Afterwards, Viserion uses the good distance to ''freaking melt the wall'', with the wildlings at Eastwatch running like hell, possibly taking down Tormund and Beric as well, ''and he succeeds'', destroying Eastwatch like it was a house of cards, and breaching the Wall. ''No one undermined the wall for 8 millennia, and the dragon destroyed it like it was some wooden house.'' The music accompanying the Army as they realize now they can enter the Seven Kingdoms sell it, as they finally infiltrate the North, in order to sack it.it, is the DarkReprise of the show's main theme, and the White Walker theme, which drives home that the White Walkers won this big battle, without trying. Unless Jon and the rest arrive in time, [[SarcasmMode which seems slow due to the speed of the ship]], all the teleportation we have seen in this season alone, '''the North is doomed, and there is no one that can stop it.''']]
3rd Dec '17 11:48:18 AM kuchiki222
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** The build-up to the scene. We have Tormund and Beric reminiscing upon the success of the Parley, while doing some small talk. Then the Army of the Dead arrives at the Wall. Tormund is relaxed because the magic of the Wall still works, and hence the Army of the Dead couldn't come south. '''Then''',[[spoiler:We hear a screech of hell descending on the wall, soon revealed to be the [[Dracolich undead Viserion]], who descends faster than any other thing shown, with '''none other than the Night's King himself riding it.''' The OhCrap on Tormund's face sells it. Afterwards, Viserion uses the good distance to ''freaking melt the wall'', with the wildlings at Eastwatch running like hell, possibly taking down Tormund and Beric as well, ''and he succeeds'', destroying Eastwatch like it was a [[Pun house of cards]], and breaching the Wall. ''No one undermined the wall for 8 millennia, and the dragon destroyed it like it was some wooden house.'' The music accompanying the Army as they realize now they can enter the Seven Kingdoms sell it, as they finally infiltrate the North, in order to sack it. Unless Jon and the rest arrive in time, [[SarcasmModewhich seems slow due to the speed of the ship]], all the teleportation we have seen in this season alone, '''the North is doomed, and there is no one that can stop it.''']]
** Special note to how awesome [[spoiler:Viserion]] has become. [[spoiler: When he was alive, he was one of Drogon's 'lackeys', as he and his mother did the main fighting. Now, after he becomes an undead, he has become the [[''Series/TheFlash2014'' the fastest dragon alive (or dead) for that matter]], covering the huge distance within seconds. He also now breathes blue fire[[note]]Which according to thermodynamic spectrum, is ''much hotter'' than the 'normal' dragon's yellow[[/note]], which is possibly how [[RockBeatsLaser he undermined the Wall's magic with ease]]. Also, with the Night's King himself controlling him (who has now proven himself to be the most opportunistic and CrazyPrepared being in the show), he has also become clever and ruthless. If Daenerys and her remaining 2 dragons are to fight him, they are definitely in for ''a huge surprise.'']]

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** The build-up to the scene. We have Tormund and Beric reminiscing upon the success of the Parley, while doing some small talk. Then the Army of the Dead arrives at the Wall. Tormund is relaxed because the magic of the Wall still works, and hence the Army of the Dead couldn't come south. '''Then''',[[spoiler:We hear a screech of hell descending on the wall, soon revealed to be the [[Dracolich undead Viserion]], Viserion, who descends faster than any other thing shown, with '''none other than the Night's King himself riding it.''' The OhCrap on Tormund's face sells it. Afterwards, Viserion uses the good distance to ''freaking melt the wall'', with the wildlings at Eastwatch running like hell, possibly taking down Tormund and Beric as well, ''and he succeeds'', destroying Eastwatch like it was a [[Pun house of cards]], cards, and breaching the Wall. ''No one undermined the wall for 8 millennia, and the dragon destroyed it like it was some wooden house.'' The music accompanying the Army as they realize now they can enter the Seven Kingdoms sell it, as they finally infiltrate the North, in order to sack it. Unless Jon and the rest arrive in time, [[SarcasmModewhich [[SarcasmMode which seems slow due to the speed of the ship]], all the teleportation we have seen in this season alone, '''the North is doomed, and there is no one that can stop it.''']]
** Special note to how awesome [[spoiler:Viserion]] has become. [[spoiler: When he was alive, he was one of Drogon's 'lackeys', as he and his mother did the main fighting. Now, after he becomes an undead, he has become the [[''Series/TheFlash2014'' the [[CameBackStrong fastest dragon alive (or dead) for that matter]], ever, covering the huge distance within seconds.seconds]]. He also now breathes blue fire[[note]]Which according to thermodynamic spectrum, is ''much hotter'' than the 'normal' dragon's yellow[[/note]], which is possibly how [[RockBeatsLaser he undermined the Wall's magic with ease]]. Also, with the Night's King himself controlling him (who has now proven himself to be the most opportunistic and CrazyPrepared being in the show), he has also become clever and ruthless. If Daenerys and her remaining 2 dragons are to fight him, they are definitely in for ''a huge surprise.'']]
3rd Dec '17 11:40:17 AM kuchiki222
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** The scene itself is understated awesome - a lone rider, his royal armor discarded, covering his maimed hand behind a glove as the snow starts to fall on King's Landing. He sets off on a cross-country journey on his own to fight an army of the undead. He'll also be the one to deliver the news that [[spoiler: Cersei betrayed them]], ''but he didn't.''

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** The scene itself is understated awesome - a lone rider, his royal armor discarded, covering his maimed hand behind a glove as the snow starts to fall on King's Landing. He sets off on a cross-country journey on his own to fight an army of the undead. He'll also be the one to deliver the news that [[spoiler: Cersei betrayed them]], ''but he didn't.'''' He might, though.


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** The build-up to the scene. We have Tormund and Beric reminiscing upon the success of the Parley, while doing some small talk. Then the Army of the Dead arrives at the Wall. Tormund is relaxed because the magic of the Wall still works, and hence the Army of the Dead couldn't come south. '''Then''',[[spoiler:We hear a screech of hell descending on the wall, soon revealed to be the [[Dracolich undead Viserion]], who descends faster than any other thing shown, with '''none other than the Night's King himself riding it.''' The OhCrap on Tormund's face sells it. Afterwards, Viserion uses the good distance to ''freaking melt the wall'', with the wildlings at Eastwatch running like hell, possibly taking down Tormund and Beric as well, ''and he succeeds'', destroying Eastwatch like it was a [[Pun house of cards]], and breaching the Wall. ''No one undermined the wall for 8 millennia, and the dragon destroyed it like it was some wooden house.'' The music accompanying the Army as they realize now they can enter the Seven Kingdoms sell it, as they finally infiltrate the North, in order to sack it. Unless Jon and the rest arrive in time, [[SarcasmModewhich seems slow due to the speed of the ship]], all the teleportation we have seen in this season alone, '''the North is doomed, and there is no one that can stop it.''']]
** Special note to how awesome [[spoiler:Viserion]] has become. [[spoiler: When he was alive, he was one of Drogon's 'lackeys', as he and his mother did the main fighting. Now, after he becomes an undead, he has become the [[''Series/TheFlash2014'' the fastest dragon alive (or dead) for that matter]], covering the huge distance within seconds. He also now breathes blue fire[[note]]Which according to thermodynamic spectrum, is ''much hotter'' than the 'normal' dragon's yellow[[/note]], which is possibly how [[RockBeatsLaser he undermined the Wall's magic with ease]]. Also, with the Night's King himself controlling him (who has now proven himself to be the most opportunistic and CrazyPrepared being in the show), he has also become clever and ruthless. If Daenerys and her remaining 2 dragons are to fight him, they are definitely in for ''a huge surprise.'']]
** While he 'might' lose the war (emphasis on 'might'), the Night's King has proven himself to be no less clever than the human ones south of the Wall. [[spoiler: His plan basically was to trap the Fellowship of the Wight on the island (where the Wall is still nearer), in order to lure Daenerys's dragons. The moment she arrived with her dragons, the Night's King (who was overseeing the whole business) readied the ice spears they managed to get somehow for this very specific occassion, finally doing the impossible and killing Viserion[[note]]a move that NO ONE expected to, after all, Drogon shrugged off even faster bolt from the ballista[[/note]], and to kill rest of the dragons if he could, which was proven by the amount of chains they used to exhume Viserion. Turn him into a wight, attack from a safe distance, and the Wall is gone. This move made the Night's King one of the biggest subjects of WMG [[note]]More prevalent ones are either he's a Greenseer or a warg, given the level of preparation necessary[[/note]], and also the clear winner of Season 7, as he finally managed to enter the Seven Kingdoms after 8000 years of wait.]]
20th Nov '17 4:50:55 AM Panjer
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* The entire fact that Ian [=McShane=] has said so much about how much he hates the show and all its fans, and the notoriously fickle fanbase has ''still'' wholeheartedly embraced him as a great addition to it, because he's just that respected an actor.



* As several critics pointed out, it's quite an impressive writing and acting feat that [[spoiler:Jon and Sansa's]] reunion in Season 6 works so well, as [[spoiler:Kit Harrington and Sophie Turner]] had ''never'' actually worked together on the show before this.
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