Brush-up for the Game of Thrones Season Finale with Dame Pasty’s Recap and Review of “Battle of the Bastards”

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Here’s your weekly Brush-Up video of last week’s Game of Thrones episode entitled “Battle of the Bastards.” This was an amazing episode 9, which is what we have come to expect from the show. Come explore it one more time with me before the last episode of Season 6 airs.

This video should be safe enough for the Unsullied because the spoilers and speculation are at the very end of the video with plenty of warning beforehand.

Video after the jump.

WARNING: This video is NSFW and definitely not for the kiddos. Enjoy my fellow Thronees!

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    1. Good recap Dame Pasty. I a m right there with you hoping Jamie putting the Freys into their place, better yet, the ground.

      As much as I hope Sansa will tell LF to hit the road, it might be a dangerous move. Maybe she strings him along, you know, need to recover from all she has been through, until the Starks have some bigger forces. Right now LF can just take WF without much opposition.

      Can’t wait for the finale.

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    2. Yes great review!!

      I read yesterday, in my reading of theories and speculation, an interesting yet somewhat saddening theory of Jamie at the twins. It does involve Jamie going batshit crazy on the Frey’s which I certainly hope happens. But the cause of said rage is due to Jamie learning from Waldor that he captured Brienne and Pod and had them executed.

      The look of dissatisfaction from Jamie as he’s talking to Waldor, could be an indication of this conversation.

      Now this isn’t my theory, just something I read I thought interesting. My personal hope is that we see some Frey pie being served….

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    3. newbietothegame,

      Agreed. Littlefinger has an ego that can be toyed with, and I think Sansa will try. It’s pretty dangerous, but so is rejecting him outright.

      As for Mel.. I think she’ll make it through this “little disagreement”, as she still

      hasn’t met Arya again yet.

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    4. Another groovy recap, Dame Pasty. As to why Mel was a no-show during Bastard Bowl, I thought it was because, as she told Jon early in the episode, she felt that she didn’t have any magic left in her.

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    5. A great recap Dame Pasty. Most enjoyable and also your thoughts on the finale later today.

      I have no idea how S6 will end and hope it will be as spectacular as BotB. That episode pretty much ‘took the biscuit’ and will probably go down in TV history (and in the movies) as one of the greatest medieval battle scenes ever made 🙂

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    6. Oops, I posted my comment above about Mel before I got to the part in the video where you went deeper into her part of the story. Nevermind. 😉

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    7. I don’t think it was unreasonable for Dany to initially be irritated with Tyrion. She would know from Daario and Jorah that they left Tyrion in charge of the city (with Missandei & Grey Worm assisting him) so when she returns to find the city under attack she would look to him to find out what has been going on. But she listened to him and then even let him talk her out of her ‘kill them all’ first instinct which shows real growth for her. She didn’t listen to Barristan when he cautioned her against crucifying the masters and she was wrong. Now she is at least willing to truly listen to Tyrion’s advice.

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    8. I think we may well see Melisandre play the Nissa Nissa part of the Azor Ahai prophecy in the final episode. Mel seems to be at the end of her story arc (she’s finally where she saw herself in her visions) and her execution (by Jon) would finally give meaning to Shireen’s death, as the event that led to it.

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    9. Love your recaps Dame, concise with just the right dash of snark. 😀 Your spec of Bran warging the white bird, perfect, hope so. If we don’t have some Frey justice I will stomp my feet and hold my breath! As for LF, no way does Sansa owe him anything, let alone her bed. I also believe the Vale will have something to say about that.

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    10. Fantastic recap Dame Pasty, as always! I love your humour in these things; they’ve become a part of my GOT ritual that I really look forward to every week.

      I agreed with everything you said apart from Sansa’s next move. Though it pains me to think it, as she’s been awesome this season and I really want to see her execute that horrible slimy little man, I think she is going to play the game, as she has been trained to do, and ally herself with him; whether that be through marriage or a promise of marriage to come, I’m not sure, but I just think she’s in too deep now (in the game) and will know that with him, she has an army and a grip on the East as well as control of the north. Who knows, maybe she’ll marry Sweet Robyn? I just feel like Sansa isn’t done yet. I think she was blinded by revenge for Ramsay (who could blame her?) but that she doesn’t intend to just sit as Lady of Winterfell (or Queen in the North); she’s got a lot more revenge left in her (quite a few Lannisters I imagine) and I think she has more than just Winterfell in her sights.

      I hope I’m wrong. I hope she kills Littlefinger (I’m realllllllly done with him!), but I just don’t think it’s going to happen.

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    11. If, as some have predicted, Arya is going to run into the Hound tonight — possibly during the Inn of the Kneeling Man’s annual chicken-eating contest? — here’s hoping she also runs into Hot Pie. Who doesn’t miss that cuddly culinarian?

      And you won’t hear me complaining if Gendry entered stage right during the reunion celebration.

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    12. HeHeldThatDoor:
      Yes great review!!

      I read yesterday, in my reading of theories and speculation, an interesting yet somewhat saddening theory of Jamie at the twins. It does involve Jamie going batshit crazy on the Frey’s which I certainly hope happens.But the cause of said rage is due to Jamie learning from Waldor that he captured Brienne and Pod and had them executed.

      The look of dissatisfaction from Jamie as he’s talking to Waldor, could be an indication of this conversation.

      Now this isn’t my theory, just something I read I thought interesting. My personal hope is that we see some Frey pie being served….

      If for one second you think they are going to kill Brienne off screen you are sadly mistaken.

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    13. Great review and I liked your point about the bones of the dead in the Winterfell crypt being a possible source of concern for future reanimation action.

      One tiny quibble … why do Americans (not just you) have so many problems pronouncing “Cavalry” correctly, instead saying “Calvary” (the site of Jesus’s supposed crucifiction) ?

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    14. Grayven Reyne:
      newbietothegame,

      Agreed.Littlefinger has an ego that can be toyed with, and I think Sansa will try.It’s pretty dangerous, but so is rejecting him outright.

      As for Mel.. I think she’ll make it through this “little disagreement”, as she still

      People put too much stock into that Arya line. That was 3 years ago. Things could have changed in the story.

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    15. Greg du Pille,

      Lol, I can’t speak for other Americans but I have trouble pronouncing quite a few words, which is in part due to a lingering Southern accent. And due in part to the fact that I often do these videos very early in the morning or very late at night. Those are the only excuses I have. 🙂

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    16. HeHeldThatDoor:
      Yes great review!!

      I read yesterday, in my reading of theories and speculation, an interesting yet somewhat saddening theory of Jamie at the twins. It does involve Jamie going batshit crazy on the Frey’s which I certainly hope happens.But the cause of said rage is due to Jamie learning from Waldor that he captured Brienne and Pod and had them executed.

      The look of dissatisfaction from Jamie as he’s talking to Waldor, could be an indication of this conversation.

      Now this isn’t my theory, just something I read I thought interesting. My personal hope is that we see some Frey pie being served….

      I’m thinking Brienne is safe for a while. They are going to need talented swordsmen/women to wield the few valyrion steel swords during the ground battle with the white walkers. I imagine Dany with the Air Force and Jon and Longclaw leading the Navy Seal Team including The Hound (maybe fighting with Heartsbane) and Brienne and Oathkeeper.

      That said, I was thinking something similar to the theory you mentioned, but maybe the Freys did something to Edmure instead of Brienne and Podrick? Jaime promised safe passage for Edmure to go to Casterly Rock with his wife and baby. So maybe Jaime gets mad that they inadvertently break his word by killing Edmure?

      OR Walder Frey offers a daughter’s hand in marriage to Jaime, hence the disgusted look on his face.

      Can’t wait until tonight to see what happens!

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    17. Greg du Pille: One tiny quibble … why do Americans (not just you) have so many problems pronouncing “Cavalry” correctly, instead saying “Calvary” (the site of Jesus’s supposed crucifiction) ?

      I’ve seen several tv and movie westerns in which characters who are supposed to be in the cavalry pronounced it calvary. 😉

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    18. Jack Bauer 24,

      Or things haven’t changed in the story, such as “walking the battlements of Winterfell”, or “all I see is snow”. Putting stock in things Melisandre predicts has a stunningly high batting average.. even if she misinterprets them.

      Now, she’s no Patchface… but who is?

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    19. Jack Bauer 24,

      If it’s a situation where the Freys *DID* catch Bri and Pod, I’m guessing he’s going to find out they’re imprisoned and will be killed. And he’s not going to like that.

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    20. Lady Snow: I imagine Dany with the Air Force and Jon and Longclaw leading the Navy Seal Team including The Hound (maybe fighting with Heartsbane) and Brienne and Oathkeeper.

      I hope Sam is going to give Thormund Giantsbane his sword Heartsbane, to fight the WW’s along side Brianne/Oathkeeper. As they battle together, Torianne love will fill their Hearts until eventually they will pledge an Oath of their undying love and make lots and lots of “giant” babies.?

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    21. Jack Bauer 24,

      Well, I’m already accidentally spoiled about this particular scene so I know exactly what is happening. It may not be as clear to someone who is in the dark.

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    22. Greg du Pille: One tiny quibble … why do Americans (not just you) have so many problems pronouncing “Cavalry” correctly, instead saying “Calvary” (the site of Jesus’s supposed crucifiction) ?

      It’s not a problem of inability to pronounce it, but rather becoming accustom to saying it incorrectly and nobody correcting them in conversation. I’m not an English major by any means and make some mistakes but I do notice when people pronounce things wrong or use rotten grammar. I’ve learned to keep my mouth shut though because people don’t enjoy being corrected when they’re speaking. I did manage to cure a friend’s pronunciation of “Chipotle” after correcting her a few times. She wasn’t happy about it but she doesn’t say it properly now. 😛

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    23. Every time someone complains about plot holes of Sansa knowing about the hounds I laugh out loud (you can accept she knows he was stabbed and resurrected but not that someone mentioned the hounds being hungry?), because I swear people forget how brilliant this show is.

      Just rewatched this Sansa and Tyrion scene after she finds out her family is dead –

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lw5CJ0VX4U4

      And at the end she goes to the godswood, not because she wants to pray, but because it’s the only place that people don’t talk to her.

      And in the trailer we see Sansa alone in the godswood…and LF coming to talk to her.

      It’s just little things that when you rewatch episodes you realize the threads they tie together are so incredible.

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    24. Mrs Marbles,

      I think dany was the prince that was promised, she might not have the sword but when she burnt khal drogo to end his suffering that gave the power 4 her dragons to be born and they are her metaphorical lightbringer and if u can remember nissa nissa was azor ahai’s true love n lightbringer was made by him killing her, Jon doesn’t love melisandre so y would lightbringer be made by Jon killing melisandre? Sansa would make more sense but it is definitely dany who is azor ahai reborn, I’ve always thought that was obvious, I could be wrong but that’s what I think ☺

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    25. Nadia,

      Halfman,

      Thank you! Appreciate it, truly.

      At least I didn’t get fired, LOL…… Worked in a private firm and they decided to close their local branch, (right word?) where I work…ed.

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    26. Catspaw Assassin:
      If, as some have predicted, Arya is going to run into the Hound tonight — possibly during the Inn of the Kneeling Man’s annual chicken-eating contest? — here’s hoping she also runs into Hot Pie. Who doesn’t miss that cuddly culinarian?

      And you won’t hear me complaining if Gendry entered stage right during the reunion celebration.

      Ha, that is some fan service at its finest – and I would eat it up!

      Mihnea, very sorry to hear about your bad luck. Hope things turn around for you soon.

      I think people put too much stock in that Melisandre line to Arya. I think it was said more to inform what would happen with Arya’s character, not so much that they would 100% meet again, though it could happen. Also, Melly can’t be Jon’s Nissa Nissa – the whole point of her is that AA loved her and had to sacrifice her to temper his sword. Jon doesn’t love Mel.

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    27. Nadia,

      Yeah, I can’t deal with all the people harping about Sansa leaving before Ramsay said his dogs hadn’t been fed for seven days as though there is no other way she could possibly have found that out. If I’m her and I had galloped off in the middle of the parlay the first thing I’d do when the others got back is ask them what was said after I left.

      Look, I’m willing to concede that this was probably just an error on the part of the show runners. But in the end it isn’t at all the huge plot hole that some factions are determined to make it out to be.

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    28. Mihnea:
      Nadia,

      Halfman,

      Thank you! Appreciate it, truly.

      At least I didn’t get fired, LOL…… Worked in a private firm and they decided to close their local branch, (right word?) where I work…ed.

      So sorry to hear that. That is stressful. Keeping my fingers crossed you will find a new job quickly.

      Did not look at the spoiler. Not this close to the show.

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    29. Laura,

      I should have added that if Gendry does appear he’ll no doubt be sopping wet, having just gotten off the boat and all.

      I’ll see myself out. 😉

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    30. Mihnea,

      Even though I don’t know the feeling (I still study at university), it has to be pretty bad. I hope the things get better for you and that it doesn’t turn you from this site. With best regards form Lord Parramandas.

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    31. imjustsayin: I hope Sam is going to give Thormund Giantsbane his sword Heartsbane, to fight the WW’s along side Brianne/Oathkeeper. As they battle together, Torianne love will fill their Hearts until eventually they will pledge an Oath of their undying love and make lots and lots of “giant” babies.?

      Ooh yes I like this! There’s still Widow’s Wail, Oathkeepers’s sister sword, back at King’s Landing. So we could have Jon/Longclaw, Brienne/Oathkeeper, and then the Hound and Tormund fighting with Widow’s Wail and Heartsbane.

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    32. I can’t decide if I want to click on that gif or not. Is it really super spoilery? I mean, I want to click, but do I really want to click? Gah!

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    33. Nadia,

      Every time someone complains about plot holes of Sansa knowing about the hounds I laugh out loud (you can accept she knows he was stabbed and resurrected but not that someone mentioned the hounds being hungry?), because I swear people forget how brilliant this show is.

      Amen. Along those lines, and I’m not sure if it was a plot hole, but a lot of folks, including myself, were wondering where Ghost was during the battle last week and it turns out pulling together the graphics was taking up too much time and expense so they simply omitted him. (Though I like to think he and Mel were having a playdate.) 😉

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    34. jamie mcfadzean,

      I agree 100% with your interpretation of Dany as Azor Ahai. My theory is that several characters can fulfill the “Prince that was promised”/”Azor Ahai”/”Stallion who mounts the world” prophecy (a bit like the three heads of the dragon). Maybe it is just wishful thinking because I don’t really like Dany’s character! I agree that Mel doesn’t quite fit the bill as Nissa Nissa but it would give such a cool conclusion to her story and some meaning to poor Shireen’s death.

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    35. Greg du Pille

      One tiny quibble … why do Americans (not just you) have so many problems pronouncing “Cavalry” correctly, instead saying “Calvary” (the site of Jesus’s supposed crucifiction) ?

      “Nuculer” instead of nuclear is another one. Then again, if one is going to nitpick another’s pronunciation or grammar, perhaps spelling crucifixion correctly might add more credence to it.

      Or was that just a (failed) attempt at being clever with another boring and tired dig at Christians in general that appear to pop up on this (and other) forums now that it’s the last acceptable bigotry? Like using the words “supposed” and “crucifiction“. Or in another posters case, morally equating Ted Cruz (and thereby tens of millions of others) with the fanatical, child raping, burning, hanging, beheading, straight and gay murdering adherents to extreme interpretations of Sharia Law? Gets fucking old.

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    36. Crucifiction was a typo, nothing more. I long ago discarded the notion that I was particularly clever.

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    37. Jack Bauer 24: People put too much stock into that Arya line. That was 3 years ago. Things could have changed in the story.

      Well, we won’t know for sure till next season, but things are looking pretty good for “people”.

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