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** Is Lady Crane really a "good" person? [[ProtagonistCentredMorality Arya thinks so, which is why she spares her life]], but Lady Crane casually mentioning she used to stab her lovers during fits of jealousy throws that out of balance a bit. And there's the fact that Arya just ''assumed'' Bianca hired the Faceless Men, even though Jaqen never confirms it either way and informs Lady Crane this with no actual proof, to which Lady Crane then apparently mutilated her.


* BlackComedy: The Mountain's fight with a Faith Militant. It's almost a repeat of Wun Wun vs the mutineer archer in Episode 2, even down to the imagined SilentSnarker "really?" reaction.



** The brigand that Sandor axes in the crotch gets a close up of gore falling out of said area after the ax is removed.

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** The brigand that Sandor [[GroinAttack axes in the crotch crotch]] gets a close up of gore falling out of said area after the ax is removed.


** The idea that Arya in the last episode--acting so foolishly out in the open when she knows she's being pursued--was actually Jaquen disguised as her, especially given she threw the coin with her right hand (Maisie notably had to train herself to use her left as Arya). The idea being that the Waif was being tested as well, to see if she she could set aside her hate of Arya for a proper emotionless kill or Jaquen was acting out his debt since Arya technically never unnamed him. Also {{Jossed}}.

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** The idea that Arya in the last episode--acting so foolishly out in the open when she knows she's being pursued--was actually Jaquen Jaqen disguised as her, especially given she threw the coin with her right hand (Maisie notably had to train herself to use her left as Arya). The idea being that the Waif was being tested as well, to see if she she could set aside her hate of Arya for a proper emotionless kill or Jaquen Jaqen was acting out his debt since Arya technically never unnamed him. Also {{Jossed}}.





** There was a extremely popular theory claiming that the Waif is not actually a ''person'', [[TomatoInTheMirror but Arya's separate personality]] ala ''Film/FightClub'', and the conflict we see between the two is merely going on inside her head, with "Jaqen" using it as a secret test to see if Arya can actually become no one. It gained traction after the two previous episodes, with the Waif acting strangely out-of-character for a Faceless Man (referring to herself as "I" and Jaqen as "you", and being extremely enthusiastic in bullying Arya, when a Faceless Man is supposed to not have any personal agenda and identity). [[http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/tv/news/game-of-thrones-season-6-episode-8-no-one-were-arya-and-the-waifs-final-scenes-poor-writing-or-a-a7079356.html Some viewers]] expressed this feel after this episode Jossed the theory, feeling they gave too much credit for the writers to come up with such idea.
*** The Waif has always used "I" and "you". Referring to oneself as "a man" or "a girl" isn't a Faceless Man speech pattern, it's a highborn Lorathi speech pattern. The false identity of "Jaqen H'ghar" is supposedly from Lorath. Viewers can be forgiven for the mistake however, as the show-writers definitely make Arya referring herself as "a girl" instead of "I" an integral part of abandoning her identity to become a Faceless Man.
** Similarly, the idea that Arya in the last episode--acting so foolishly out in the open when she knows she's being pursued--was actually Jaquen disguised as her, especially given she threw the coin with her right hand (Maisie notably had to train herself to use her left as Arya). The idea being that the Waif was being tested as well, to see if she she could set aside her hate of Arya for a proper emotionless kill or Jaquen was acting out his debt since Arya technically never unnamed him. Also {{Jossed}}.

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** There was a extremely popular theory claiming that the Waif is not actually a ''person'', [[TomatoInTheMirror but Arya's separate personality]] ala ''Film/FightClub'', and the conflict we see between the two is merely going on inside her head, with "Jaqen" using it as a secret test to see if Arya can actually become no one. It gained traction after the two previous episodes, with the Waif acting strangely out-of-character for a Faceless Man (referring to herself as "I" and Jaqen as "you", and being extremely enthusiastic in bullying Arya, when a Faceless Man is supposed to not have any personal agenda and identity). [[http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/tv/news/game-of-thrones-season-6-episode-8-no-one-were-arya-and-the-waifs-final-scenes-poor-writing-or-a-a7079356.html Some viewers]] expressed this feel after this episode Jossed the theory, feeling they gave too much credit for the writers to come up with such idea.
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The Waif has always used "I" and "you". Referring to oneself as "a man" or "a girl" isn't a Faceless Man speech pattern, it's a highborn Lorathi speech pattern. The false identity of "Jaqen H'ghar" is supposedly from Lorath. Viewers can be forgiven for the mistake however, as the show-writers definitely make Arya referring herself as "a girl" instead of "I" an integral part of abandoning her identity to become a Faceless Man.
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idea that Arya in the last episode--acting so foolishly out in the open when she knows she's being pursued--was actually Jaquen disguised as her, especially given she threw the coin with her right hand (Maisie notably had to train herself to use her left as Arya). The idea being that the Waif was being tested as well, to see if she she could set aside her hate of Arya for a proper emotionless kill or Jaquen was acting out his debt since Arya technically never unnamed him. Also {{Jossed}}.
***''Numerous'' review sites and fansites still maintain that this was their original intention - it can't simply be "Jossed" as a fan theory that never had any basis, so much as the writers ''lying their asses off'' out of embarrassment: that they abandoned this story idea after already filming most of it, screwing up the climax to Arya's storyline in the process. It's not just that Arya was out in the daylight...''and'' using her right hand...''and'' "Arya" received what would normally be fatal stab wounds...she's even imitating all of Jaqen's ''mannerisms'', smirking while cocking her head like he does, holding her hands behind her back.
***A forgivable possibility is that this was an intentional red herring, to tease fans who make too many theories. In a post-episode interview, the director was specifically asked this - but he continued the charade by ''doubling down'' on it, and actually claiming that they were trying to show Arya being overconfident by just...milling around on a bridge. When the previous episode showed her panicked and hiding in cellars. Yeah.
***Generally the theory goes like this: their original plan was that the "Arya" we saw last episode (right-handed, smirking, carelessly walking around in broad daylight and ''without'' her sword) was actually Jaqen in disguise, as a test for ''the Waif''. The Faceless Men don't believe in killing for personal reasons, and Jaqen even stressed to the Waif that now that she must kill Arya, she should do it quickly (i.e. slicing her throat) instead of needlessly making her suffer. Jaqen used himself as bait, but then rather than slice "Arya's" throat, the Waif gave her multiple gut stabs - which would take a while to die from while suffering in agony. Thus the Waif failed ''her own'' test. Meanwhile, the Faceless Men also kind of don't believe in killing people who don't deserve it (it's complicated in the books, they have a weird code of ethics), so Arya refusing to grant death to Lady Crane might have actually been a ''pass'' for her. The Waif would discover too late that it wasn't really Arya, then somehow track down the real one who was meeting up with her actor friend Lady Crane (she doesn't know anyone else), at which point they would get into a protracted chase/fight scene. Then, somehow, either the filming got disrupted or - more likely - the showrunners thought this was "too confusing" and just cut out all of the other, already filmed footage, to make it that ''real Arya'' actually gets severely stabbed...and recovers quickly enough to get into a running parkour fight sequence...regardless of how odd this is. The showrunners honestly thought "some people might get confused by shapeshifter swapping identities" but that no one would be confused at "Arya miraculously gets into a running city-wide fight scene despite already suffering severe stab wounds to the gut".

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*** Unlike Myrcella, Tommen seems to have no idea he isn't a Baratheon.


*** The Waif has always used "I" and "you". Referring to oneself as "a man" or "a girl" isn't a Faceless Man speech pattern, it's a highborn Lorathi speech pattern. The false identity of "Jaqen H'ghar" is supposedly from Lorath.

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*** The Waif has always used "I" and "you". Referring to oneself as "a man" or "a girl" isn't a Faceless Man speech pattern, it's a highborn Lorathi speech pattern. The false identity of "Jaqen H'ghar" is supposedly from Lorath. Viewers can be forgiven for the mistake however, as the show-writers definitely make Arya referring herself as "a girl" instead of "I" an integral part of abandoning her identity to become a Faceless Man.

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* BlackComedy: The Mountain's fight with a Faith Militant. It's almost a repeat of Wun Wun vs the mutineer archer in Episode 2, even down to the imagined SilentSnarker "really?" reaction.


** Another one is an highly anticipated hypothetical event referred by fans as [[FanNickname Cleganebowl]], which posits a duel between Sandor Clegane and his brother Gregor in a trial by combat that will decide Cersei's fate. Fans welcomed Sandor's return from the previous episode as likely build up for the duel, as he fulfills the "younger brother" part of Maggy's prophecy which states he will bring about Cersei's doom. However, with Tommen outlawing the practice of trial by combat, the encounter has been likely postponed, if not outright dropped. There are those optimistic that it will happen, but since the show never established the "younger brother" part in the prophecy, it's highly possible that Cleganebowl was never meant to be featured in the series. Or it will be featured without a trial by combat.
** The popular theory that Lady Stoneheart was the figurehead behind the Brotherhood Without Banners apparent FaceHeelTurn was similarly jossed with the reappearance of Beric Dondarion and Thoros of Myr, revealing that the men who murdered Brother Ray's community were acting under the rogue leadership of Lem Lemoncloak, and not Stoneheart. It's safe to assume at this point in the show, Catelyn's body would be far too decomposed to be revived and would largely considered to be 'too little too late' in the shows run to have much dramatic impact.

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** Another one is an highly anticipated hypothetical event referred by fans as [[FanNickname Cleganebowl]], which posits a duel between Sandor Clegane and his brother Gregor in a trial by combat that will decide Cersei's fate. Fans welcomed Sandor's return from the previous episode as likely build up for the duel, as he fulfills the "younger brother" part of Maggy's prophecy prophecy, which states he will bring about Cersei's doom. However, with Tommen outlawing the practice of trial by combat, the encounter has been likely postponed, if not outright dropped. There are those optimistic that it will happen, but since the show never established the "younger brother" part in the prophecy, it's highly possible that Cleganebowl was never meant to be featured in the series. Or it will be featured without a trial by combat.
*** There's no reason the Faith would select Sandor as their champion. The septon he was with had a very different philosophy from the High Sparrow's.
** The popular theory that Lady Stoneheart was the figurehead behind the Brotherhood Without Banners apparent FaceHeelTurn was similarly jossed with the reappearance of Beric Dondarion and Thoros of Myr, revealing that the men who murdered Brother Ray's community were acting under the rogue leadership of Lem Lemoncloak, and not Stoneheart. It's safe to assume at this point in the show, Catelyn's body would be far too decomposed to be revived and would largely considered to be 'too little too late' in the shows show's run to have much dramatic impact.

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*** The Waif has always used "I" and "you". Referring to oneself as "a man" or "a girl" isn't a Faceless Man speech pattern, it's a highborn Lorathi speech pattern. The false identity of "Jaqen H'ghar" is supposedly from Lorath.

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*** Not if the incest charge has been dropped. Or if the charge is simply that she slept with Jaime, and not that he fathered her children.


* WhatAnIdiot: Cersei, [[SmugSnake unsurprisingly]], tips her hand when she sics The Mountain on the gang of Faith Militant. Immediately after this, Tommen [[PuppetKing (at the behest of the High Sparrow)]] outlaws TrialByCombat, robbing her of an advantage that she could have kept [[StupidEvil if she possessed a bit more self-control.]]
** The situation for Cersei was either "Commit the Mountain to violence, or surrender and go to the High Sparrow", [[HumiliationConga and we all know]] [[ShamefulStrip what happened last time.]] Keep in mind, the Sparrow swung his weapon first. Also, it's quite possible that Tommen and the High Sparrow had planned to abolish the tradition of trial by combat before this; it's not like it was a secret who Cersei had planned to use as her ace in the hole.

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** The situation for Cersei was either "Commit the Mountain to violence, or surrender and go to the High Sparrow", [[HumiliationConga and we all know]] [[ShamefulStrip what happened last time.]] Keep in mind, the Sparrow swung his weapon first. Also, it's quite possible that Tommen and the High Sparrow had planned to abolish the tradition of trial by combat before this; it's not like it was a secret who Cersei had planned to use as her ace in the hole.


** The popular theory that Lady Stoneheart was the figurehead behind the Brotherhood Without Banners apparent FaceHeelTurn was similarly jossed with the reappearance of Beric Dondarion and Thoros of Myr, revealing that the men who murdered Brother Ray's community were acting under the rogue leadership of Lem Lemoncloak, and not Stoneheart. It's safe to assume at this point in the show, Catelyn's body would be far too decomposed to be revived and would largely considered to be 'too little too late' to have much dramatic impact.

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** The popular theory that Lady Stoneheart was the figurehead behind the Brotherhood Without Banners apparent FaceHeelTurn was similarly jossed with the reappearance of Beric Dondarion and Thoros of Myr, revealing that the men who murdered Brother Ray's community were acting under the rogue leadership of Lem Lemoncloak, and not Stoneheart. It's safe to assume at this point in the show, Catelyn's body would be far too decomposed to be revived and would largely considered to be 'too little too late' in the shows run to have much dramatic impact.

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** The popular theory that Lady Stoneheart was the figurehead behind the Brotherhood Without Banners apparent FaceHeelTurn was similarly jossed with the reappearance of Beric Dondarion and Thoros of Myr, revealing that the men who murdered Brother Ray's community were acting under the rogue leadership of Lem Lemoncloak, and not Stoneheart. It's safe to assume at this point in the show, Catelyn's body would be far too decomposed to be revived and would largely considered to be 'too little too late' to have much dramatic impact.

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** Between Bronn and Podrick, when the former gropes and makes a chummy remark about the latter's bedroom skills.

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