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KING IN THE NORTH!

Damn, I really loved those last two episodes.  Really loved them a lot.  I thought that the first five episodes of the season were really good, and the last two were epic.  There were three in the middle that were a little filler-ish, but at least the Hound returned.  (I hope Gendry shows up next year too...)




Between Dany's triumphant armada and Jon becoming King of the North, I was floored.

Those are the things I'm interested in following up on next year.  But Cercie and Littlefinger (both of whom seem so out of step with what is really going on for their people... and to be honest, kind of obsolete) are still hanging on and will have to be dealt with.  I hope they will be dealt with swiftly.  (OK, yes, I'm bored with them...)  (Here is hoping that long delayed character development for Jamie finally shows up.)

Three things that we have been waiting 20 years for, (for book readers) finally happened.

* We saw inside the Tower of Joy to find out what we already knew about Jon's parentage.  Next step, if for Jon to find out.  I wonder how Bran will accomplish that. I wonder how much more Emo John will be after he finds out. ;)



* Dany left for Westeros with her armada, armies and dragons (I hope that Theon, Yara, Grey Worm, Tyrion, Missendei, Varys and Dany don't have to stand in those hero poses all the way to Westeros...) I actually expect that there will be obstacles given to her just because otherwise it will be too much of a cake walk. Maybe a storm takes out some ships. And probably Euron shows up.



<-- Sorry, but the hero poses cracked me up.

* Winter finally came.

<-- So, so beautiful

I would like to make a couple of comments based on things I read on Tumblr yesterday.

First: I find it hilarious that the number one ship war in the fandom is between those who want the emo pretty-boy to end up with his sister vs. those who want the emo pretty-boy to end up with his aunt.

Second: I read a really interesting take on the Prince Who Was Promised.  The idea is not that the Prince or Princess was promised to the people by an outside force, but rather that the Prince was someone to whom something was promised.  i.e. Jon's safety being promised to Lyanna by Ned.  Given how really powerful that scene was, and how it haunts Ned in the books, this take makes sense.  Two other things I would site as evidence is that Ned's last words to Jon were to promise him that he'd tell him about his mother the next time they saw each other...  On the show, "I promise". were literally the last words Ned spoke to Jon.  And in this last episode - the same one in which R+L=J is confirmed, and in which Jon is given a crown - Jon says, "Well, Father always promised" in regards to Winter coming.  So the specter of the Promise truly hangs over Jon and Ned. There is something going on here, methinks.

(As an aside, Jon has said, "I'm not a Stark" at least twice. In the first episode, and in the episode in which he is crowned.)

And also, Lyanna Mormont RULES.  And if she were played by an older actress, I think that Jon + Lyanna Mormont would give Jon/Sansa and Jon/Dany a run for their money shipping wise.  I mean, seriously, she basically put him on a throne.

<-- seriously, don't mess with her.

Oh, and he's got her family's Valarion Steel Sword, and:



Used a Mormont shield to protect himself from Ramsey's arrows.  There is definitely a connection between Jon and House Mormont.  So, Jorah had better find that cure so that he can come and take care of his niece...

So, that is all I got.

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lizardbeth_j
Jul. 3rd, 2016 09:12 pm (UTC)
I loved those two last eps a lot, too. And I saw that post about the promise you (I think) reblogged and it was pretty interesting. I'm not super into the book theories end of the fandom but it's not one I've run into before. Certainly makes sense for the show (I suspect GRRM is going to change up the whole R+L=J thing in the books, there was something he said about a twist he just thought up, that made me Highly Suspicious).

And all those grizzled old men getting schooled by a ten year old girl was the Greatest. <3

I really hope the thought is true that Melisandre will go south meet up with the Brotherhood, and will find Gendry with them and/or Arya will cross paths with him again. It does seem that book-wise, Adric and/or Gendry are still set up to do something, so I dont think his part's just done. Kinda too bad he wasn't in the Battle of the Bastards somewhere, though, lol.
cujoy
Jul. 4th, 2016 05:54 pm (UTC)
I am highly suspicious of everything that GRRM says. I think he's just a bit of a troll. I don't think he can really change up R+L=J because it's built so firmly into the backbone of the story.

I think that was me on Tumblr, because I did reblog a post about it. :)

Gendry def should have been at the Battle of the Bastards. LOL In the books, he reappears when Brienne runs into him, so maybe that will be how he is re-introduced.

I have to remember soon, that I don't trust GRRM. At all.
noybusiness
Jul. 5th, 2016 02:09 pm (UTC)
First: I find it hilarious that the number one ship war in the fandom is between those who want the emo pretty-boy to end up with his sister vs. those who want the emo pretty-boy to end up with his aunt.

That is funny.

Lyanna Mormont is actually Jorah's cousin, as her mother was his father's sister.
cujoy
Jul. 6th, 2016 10:55 am (UTC)
Thanks for the correction.
noybusiness
Jul. 6th, 2016 01:54 pm (UTC)
After Lord Commander Jeor joined the Night's Watch and Jorah was disgraced and exiled, Jeor's sister Maege became Lady of Bear Island. Lyanna is her youngest daughter of five, all warriors like herself, and the only one still active post-Red Wedding, after Maege and the older daughters were killed or captured. It's unknown who their father was and why they have their mother's surname.
butterfly_kate
Jul. 6th, 2016 06:43 pm (UTC)
Lyanna is queen of my heart.

Happy you enjoyed!
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