[Updated!] New photos from the Game of Thrones Season 6 Finale “The Winds of Winter”

Isaac Hempstead Wright as Bran Stark. Credit: Helen Sloan/HBO

Isaac Hempstead Wright as Bran Stark. Credit: Helen Sloan/HBO

HBO has released the final pre-viewing photos of the season, focusing on the season 6 finale of Game of Thrones. The tenth episode, which is titled “The Winds of Winter,” promises exciting action in King’s Landing with the trial of Cersei and Loras, in the North with the Starks in the aftermath of the battle, in the Riverlands with Jaime and the Freys, and across the sea with Daenerys and her growing empire. We’ll be checking in with Bran one more time this season, and yes- winter has finally come.

Episode synopsis: “Season Finale. Cersei faces her trial.”

Update 6/23: We’ve added several more photos to the post!

Photos below the cut!

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Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen and Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister. Credit: Helen Sloan/HBO

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Liam Cunningham as Davos Seaworth. Credit: Helen Sloan/HBO

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Finn Jones as Loras Tyrell and Jonathan Pryce as The High Sparrow. Credit: Helen Sloan/HBO

 Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as Jaime Lannister and David Bradley as Walder Frey. Credit: Helen Sloan/HBO

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as Jaime Lannister and David Bradley as Walder Frey. Credit: Helen Sloan/HBO

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Jerome Flynn as Bronn and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as Jaime Lannister. Credit: Helen Sloan/HBO

HBO.com has posted this image as well:

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More photos are expected at a later point, hopefully tomorrow, so we’ll keep this post updated as they come in!

Update: here are several more photos from the episode, courtesy of Farfarawaysite!

First we have a couple Bran shots very similar to the ones released yesterday and in advance of the season.

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Then we stop in at the Twins with Jaime and Bronn, and Walder himself. The guests don’t look thrilled to be there.

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From the trial of Loras Tyrell. Loras is center with the High Sparrow, and Lancel is close by in this first photo.

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Tyrion just before or after his photo above with Daenerys

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    1. Could Jamie and the Lannister army be headed north after epp 10? Can’t see the lannisters being very happy with the new stark/vale alliance

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    2. Either walder frey is getting killed this episode or maybe jaime lannister…i hope it’s the former one

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    3. Probably get new photos tomorrow. Guarantee that none of them will show anything that isn’t already in the preview.

      WHAT ARE YOU HIDING FROM US HBO?????

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    4. I also have a feeling that something will happen to Dany. Maybe Daryo will try to kill her. She has tears in her eyes in the promo and she is shaking her head in disbelief while Tyrion is comforting her.

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    5. Molestown bastard,

      Hm, no time I think. I mean, no time to react to that, plus I don’t think he would do it without consulting with Cersei and I don’t think she would send him off to the North now with her trial coming up.

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    6. Any chance for Arya to drop by the Frey party?

      What was the point of Riverrun this season btw? I’ve read the books but can’t remember it having a bigger purpose there either.

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    7. Inga,

      I definitely think he’s going to…let’s be safe and say disappoint her. I’ve been expecting it for a while-and this would be a good time.

      Also- Run Jaime! Don’t eat or drink and do not talk to Walder Frey. Or…maybe do and realize that this idiot’s greatest crowning achievement that he can’t stop bragging about is slaughtering people who come to his parties. Kill him. Head north.

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    8. Why is everyone expecting something will go down at The Twins? Is this based on more than a desire for Walder Frey to die?

      Because I don’t think he will. Nor Jaime for that matter.

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    9. Alen:
      Inga,

      No. He still has rags on him, if he is in Winterfell Sansa would make him nice suit. He is close to Wall from one or other side.

      Yeah. He’s gotta be on the north side of the Wall still – in that photo.

      Perhaps he’ll reach Castle Black in this episode, but if so, we’ve seen no hint of it yet. At the least, his scene(s) will start with him still north of the Wall.

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    10. Mihnea,

      Bran storyline is the best one this year… R+L=J is coming, I can feel it in my bones…
      Children playing with wildfire…cccc

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    11. monka,

      There was snow in the scene where Sansa was meeting Littlefinger (they must have had had a snowfall in the night)… But probably it’s just my wishful thinking. The heart-tree of the Winterfell godswood doesn’t seem to have fir trees nearby.

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    12. So glad Cersei finally has a new costume. She’s been wearing the same navy blue outfit the entire season. Previously she had lots of mourning gowns in black but this season she literally wore the same one in every scene. Maybe, post giving birth it was the only comfortable one to wear.
      Another off topic thing I noticed. In episode 608 the costume credits in the opening credits were given to Michelle Clapton who was replaced this season with April Ferry (who has been credited in the openings of all other episodes) But I was wondering why was her name brought back and replaced Ferry’s for the opening of 608. Michelle Clapton is now credited in the closing credits as series costume designer for her past work and the costumes still used by the show created by her, So it was odd that this happened. Maybe it was a goof up by the post production team. anyone have insight?

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    13. Inga,

      She’s probably just telling Daario that they can’t be together anymore and that he should stay in Meereen. She’s in the game now and a sellsword isn’t a fit consort for a queen.

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    14. House Adder:
      lyanna_targaryen,
      Marriage proposal, duh

      Look, I got to give it to old Walder. He has like a dozen daughters that he needs to marry off, hopefully by passing on the dowry or whatever they have in GOT world.
      It has been a nightmare for dads until something like 60 years ago, so poor old Walder does all he can to lure eligible bachelors… ?

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    15. Game of Thrones where nominated for two TCA awards

      OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN DRAMA

      “The Americans,” FX – (2015 Winner in Category)

      “Better Call Saul,” AMC

      “Game of Thrones,” HBO

      “The Leftovers,” HBO

      “Mr. Robot,” USA

      “UnREAL,” Lifetime

      PROGRAM OF THE YEAR

      “The Americans,” FX

      “Fargo,” FX

      “Game of Thrones,” HBO

      “Making a Murderer,” Netflix

      “Mr. Robot,” USA

      “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story,” FX

      “UnREAL,” Lifetime

      A lot of good competition, we have some God like shows. Mr Robot, the leftovers, and the people vs oj.

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    16. Hoping to see Ned Patrick Harris, aka Doogie Stark, at the Tower of Joy…can’t wait to see the actress chosen to portray the infamous Leanna.

      Can’t believe I’m rooting for Cersei and her evil entourage. Of course, who knew I would ever forgive Theon and that Jaime would become one of my favorites. I still hate her but I hate the High Sparrow just a teensy bit more.

      I’m super excited to see what happens with Walder Frey. So glad there have been no leaks and spoilers regarding this story arc and wonder if they are going to have an exciting twist that will blow us away.

      Hardhome was like a drive by shooting…totally unexpected. What do they have in store for us Sunday?

      I’m so sad this is it for the year, but I’m looking forward to an exciting finale!

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    17. So no Arya in the finale right? That’s a first. Maisie isn’t credited in the cast for episode 10 on IMDb. I guess we’ll have to wait until next season to know what happens to her.

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    18. I want House Frey,every man,woman and child, going the Way of the Dodo before his eyes and before his death! The RAT COOK curse falling full power on him and joining the disappeared Boltons,Umbers and Karstarks 🙂

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    19. lyanna_targaryen,

      Whether they think LSH is in or not?

      😉

      Speculation for the ep: Loras’s trial is first, he pleads guilty and gets the living life as a penitent punishment Marg mentioned, hence the hair do. He’s freee to go back to Highgarden = win. I don’t think this is really a spoiler but I’ll hide it just in case

      Then it’s Cersei’s turn. A group of her enemies are conveniently in one place which allegedly has wildfire stored under/near it. If she can somehow make sure Tommen isn’t in there at the relevant moment, it’s all going to go horribly wrong in glow-in-the-dark green. They’ve mentioned wildfire and her burning stuff so many times this series I will be very surprised if that’s not rather heavy handed foreshadowing.

      No firm ideas on anything else. Don’t know much about how the magic in the show works but

      if Bran reaches the Wall and has the Night’s King’s mark, will it effect the magic that keeps the WW north of it? Maybe he wants go south but can’t for that reason. Oh yeah and we’re due more of the ToJ vision aren’t we?

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    20. Dutch Maester:
      Why is everyone expecting something will go down at The Twins? Is this based on more than a desire for Walder Frey to die?

      Because I don’t think he will. Nor Jaime for that matter.

      But then why would Jaime ride all the way to the Twins instead of heading back to Kings Landing?

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    21. Florian:
      I’m so worried about Jaime and Walder scene. ?

      Don’t worry. I did initially but on reflection I think this could illustrate a positive twist. Walder Frey is loathsome. Even those he’s allied with know that. Jaime had contempt for the way the Freys were handling the siege of RR.
      Cat knew he was a slime ball too when she tried to negotiate with him. He’s going down I think. How Jaime emerges I haven’t a clue but there is so much potential with Jaime, I think he’s safe.

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    22. Should be a good last episode to season 6, hope they can wrap everything up with a neat bow on top XD

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    23. This is my most anticipated episode of all time tbh…

      And I really glad the season is ending…. GOT is fun, but the fandom can get exhausting, and Im kinda throned out right now

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    24. Sou:
      Hawk,

      How can you tell?

      No clue, but I don’t think they’d show them travelling back to The Twins. With all of the plot happenings, they’ll probably condense it. They’ve done it before with a few travel scenes. The viewer might be left to logically assume they packed up after Riverrun and headed back to The Twins.

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    25. I am expecting good scenes between dany and tyrion and others in meereen.

      And also for cersei..

      I believe two things may happen this episode ..

      1) bran will be seeing TOJ and we will switch straight back to jon in the crypts..

      2) varys will be in dorne and will give a speech about coming of daenerys stormborn and why she is the best ( since that speech about YG in books mostly fits with dany anyways )..and we cut straight to dany and tyrion set sailing

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    26. Dutch Maester,
      Won’t go into book stuff-just show…
      Remember Bran’s story of the Rat Cook at the Nightfort before Sam and Gilly ran into them?
      It was not for murder that the gods cursed him, nor for serving the Andal king his son in a pie. A man has a right to vengeance. But he slew a guest beneath his roof, and that the gods cannot forgive.
      Guest rite is a big deal and Walder specifically fed Robb and Cat bread and salt as soon as they arrived for the wedding. This means they can take off their swords and relax because they’re among friends. A person who violates this is right up there with king and kinslayer.

      Plus the Freys are nasty bits of work that no one wants for allies. And Walder and his sons mentioned the Red Wedding every time they were on screen this season. I think it’s a clue. 🙂

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    27. Alen,

      Edmure. Thoros. Beric. Benjen.

      Perhaps he, like the ones above, has a part to play and they wish to re-introduce him now?

      I might be wrong, of course. But…why would Jaime kill Walder? Why would Walder kill Jaime? I can’t find a plausible answer to those questions and no, Arya’s not arriving at The Twins this season.

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    28. Im beyond excited that Bran is up on a horse!! Tho I think the special saddle Tyrion made for him might be a bit small now…

      Oh I so want Frey to die; hopefully at the hands of Arya!

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    29. Hawk,
      Ah that’s good. I love spoilers because I want to be mentally prepared for bad things happening to my faves. If you were as massive Jaime and/or Bronn fan I wouldn’t want you to be lulled into a false sense of security. Unless you like horrible surprises of course, in which case I can exclusively reveal that nothing bad ever happens again and everyone lives happily ever after, honestly! 😉

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    30. OH shit Cersei is wearing BLACK. She’s going full Aerys.

      I wonder what her escape plan is?

      GET HYPE!

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    31. Bran!! Yay!! I can’t wait to find out if he makes it south of the Wall or if Benjen tells him since he’s marked he can’t go through without severe consequences. But then if that were the case why would he have escorted him all the way there? I do think that’s the weirwood where Jon & Sam said their NW vows. I’m so excited for Bran’s and Jon’s stories in the season finale. And Arya. 🙂

      I’m so sad that this is the last Wednesday of the year where we’ll get pre-viewing photos. 🙁 It’s going to be a long wait for next season.

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    32. Anya,

      They often leave out pics of some characters, Arya is most likely in it. I’m sure everyone will get an appearance no matter how small.

      Except Gendry.

      Waiting to see if

      Lady SH shows up…this is really the only time it could happen. Brotherhood going North with the Hound in tow, the Hound as Lady SH right hand…would be epic.

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    33. Oh man … it’s been such a great season, I’m not ready for it to end. Now we’ll spend the next couple of weeks reading all the post-mortem articles and reviews, season and episode rankings etc. … and then the GoT buzz will slowly wind down … EXCEPT for us lunatics, who will be jumping right into season 7 production at the end of July!!

      Our season 6 watch ends, and our season 7 watch begins!!

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    34. Lulus Mum:
      Hawk,
      Ah that’s good. I love spoilers because I want to be mentally prepared for bad things happening to my faves. If you were as massive Jaime and/or Bronn fan I wouldn’t want you to be lulled into a false sense of security. Unless you like horrible surprises of course, in which case I can exclusively reveal that nothing bad ever happens again and everyone lives happily ever after, honestly!

      I love spoilers, too! It gets me so hyped for an episode. I still get emotional when the episode airs, but I love being able to look at all of the subtle things, the way scenes are shot, and the locations while not freaking out. XD

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    35. lyanna_targaryen:
      I NEED TO KNOW WHAT JAIME AND WALDER ARE TALKING ABOUT.

      Maybe Walder’ll congratulate Jaime on punching his son??
      I think it’ll be basically Walder Fey talking, drinking lot and mocking his new wive and Jaime has to listen to it, and Jaime’ll be with his thoughts in Kingslanding.
      Or Walder’ll explian the stupid hats, who all Freys are wearing.

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    36. Mawk: Waiting to see if

      Lady SH shows up…this is really the only time it could happen. Brotherhood going North with the Hound in tow, the Hound as Lady SH right hand…would be epic.

      People have been saying exactly this for the last 3 seasons. “This is the last chance for LSH!” “They have to do it this episode!”

      Then it doesn’t happen.

      It’s time to finally face it –

      Beric is alive, meaning LSH is not!

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    37. EW just posted that 3 more photos that were earlier announced,wont be coming after all 🙁 Too spoilery,maybe ? Anyways,I am sure more info will be posted before the weekend.

      I can’t believe it’s finale already…Oh man!

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    38. monka:
      Inga,

      there was no snow in winterfell last episode (except jon of course)

      You’re right about that but in the preview for the season finale, there is snow as the white raven approaches WF and when Sansa & Littlefinger are in the Godswood. While I don’t think Bran is in WF in the above pic, there is definitely fresh snow in Winterfell in 6×10. I’m sure WF is going to look gorgeous covered in snow; that muddy mess of the last few episodes was not aesthetically pleasing.

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    39. Speaking of costumes is that even black dany wears ..iam not sure it looks something like dark blue..
      Three days after I still can’t get past that comment…lol..

      Regardless of the color the dress looks good on her ..

      Another thing iam so glad and will be relieved is that they can’t bring mad king again in dany’s story..for once tyrion as said everything about mad king and secondly cersei will take care of this issue in KL
      They have milked this mad king enough so lets move on.

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    40. Lulus Mum,

      In the promo, we saw Tommen all dressed up for the trial, Cersei can request that her son not be present while she is being judged. I think the High Sparrow will allow that, either because (i) The king being present while his mother is getting judged may affect the judgment of the seven septons. (ii) Given the nature of Cersei’s crimes (infidelity, regicide etc), not allowing her son to be present will be a kindness, whether that son is a king or a peasant.

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    41. Rich Stark:
      EW just posted that 3 more photos that were earlier announced,wont be coming after all Too spoilery,maybe ? Anyways,I am sure more info will be posted before the weekend.

      I can’t believe it’s finale already…Oh man!

      Someone should do us a solid and release them!

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    42. Sou,

      They aren’t part of armor – even the female Freys were wearing those in Red Wedding. Probably as a uniform to help the Freys to distinguish their kin from the guests when they organize dinnertime massacres.

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    43. HelloThere,

      I’m with ya. This show is my favorite thing and I adore it (it has its flaws yet it’s still pretty good) but sometimes there’s just so much fucking negativity relating people expecting fan theories to happen and also book purists saying D&D have ruined everything and people with impossible expectations about the show. This site is one of he few where one can have a respectful conversation about difference of opinions about the show and not just spat out things like “Fuck Daenerys” “The show is shit now” and so forth.

      About the photos; that shot of Cersei is MARVELOUS.

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    44. I have a feeling that

      Arya will serve up them Frey pies….hopefully Bronn and Jaime (especially Bronn) won’t eat them and die. That would suck, but I highly doubt that Jaime will die, I just hope Bronn doesnt because hes awesome lol.

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    45. aabe:
      Lulus Mum,

      In the promo, we saw Tommen all dressed up for the trial, Cersei can request that her son not be present while she is being judged. I think the High Sparrow will allow that, either because (i) The king being present while his mother is getting judged may affect the judgment of the seven septons. (ii) Given the nature of Cersei’s crimes (infidelity, regicide etc), not allowing her son to be present will be a kindness, whether that son is a king or a peasant.

      Sure, but it would take a kind person to do kindness…

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    46. Cersei is a villain I love to hate. Lena just makes that character enjoyable to watch. I cannot wait to see what happens! Looks like a lot of stuff is goin’ down!

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    47. Frokkie,

      Definitely. Personally, I would love someone to just come upon him in the finale. Maybe he went back to the Inn where Hot Pie works and is making swords and horseshoes in the back or something.
      Or maybe he rowed to Oldtown.
      Our team really needs a good blacksmith who can work with-if not create-Valyrian steel. 🙂 Plus Arya is coming back to Westeros. It’s time for the only person whose story hasn’t been addressed to show up.
      Or I’ll have to wait for Season 7…

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    48. Not that it means anything but last time I looked at IMDB this episode had basically everyone listed in the cast except for Sam, Gilly, and Pod…and of course Gendry.

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    49. Cersei’s costume looks so much similar to what tywin used to wear..
      And that shot of her is wonderful

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    50. I’m rooting for Arya to show up in the riverlands, kill a Frey or two and Jamie recognizes her, then escorts her to Winterfell.

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    51. I am prepared to be pissed off if Jaime

      is the one responsible for House Frey’s extermination. Yeah, he knows they are incompetent but Cersei would be pissed because the Frey’s are in the collective Lannister back pocket. Making Cersei mad is the last thing Jaime wants. This is just a kill that I want at the hands of a Stark and who better than Arya. Her first duty upon returning to Westeros is killing Walder. I am kind of thinking we could get a Brienne/Pod cliffhanger like the books, only its Frey soldiers that have them, no LHS and it’s the BwB, with Sandor in tow, that come to the rescue. They are heading north, so is B/P, so it would be cool to see them join up since really, Sandor/Brienne’s mission was identical in Season 4.

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    52. BunBunStark,
      I think it was lightly snowing behind Sansa when she was saying her fond goodbyes to Ramsay? Just tried to check on Youtube but the picture’s too dark to tell ?

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    53. dragonbringer,

      I know, right? Since Miguel Sapochnik directed it I expect a really big episode from what we’ve seen him do and also some sweet, sweet cinematography

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    54. I’m very curious what Dany and Tyrion are talking about. They seem dejected. From the trailer, Tyrion says, “You’re in the great game now, and the great game is terrifying.” What could happen so quickly after the triumphs of the last episode? Theory:

      Euron caught up to Yara in Meereen, and killed her and took back the 100 ships. Now Dany must decide whether to agree to the marriage alliance with him.

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    55. Mihnea:
      What are the chance we have a QITN or a KITN?

      I’ll give 40/60 for Queen.

      If Jon and Sansa reconcile I imagine that he would defer to her if she wants it.

      People have been discussing Bran coming to WF heart tree this episode in order to witness ToJ. In that case, I’d think Sansa would defer to his claim! I’m rather hoping that Jon – Bran – Sansa reunite and Jon’s true birthright is known before any one is declared heir to WF.

      Anyway are we still doing King / Queen vs Lord / Lady? I was under the impression that Robb’s secessionist movement died with him.

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    56. Mawk,

      I know, I’m talking about the fact that Arya is the only main character who’s not listed in the cast for next episode, not about the pics. I really think they won’t show her until next season, why would the whole cast be credited except for Maisie then? It makes sense though, she said herself that Arya wouldn’t appear much this season.

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    57. aabe,
      Mmm could well be, I like your thinking. If she, or whoever does it on her behalf, gets rather over excited with the…er…dosage, Tommen’ll need to take an urgent holiday a long way away. Oh Tommen I just remembered I left my car keys in Casterly Rock, could you pop over and get them for me? That sort of thing 😀

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    58. Okay so

      We are confirmed to see:
      North – J/S, S/LF, J/D/M, (hopeful for another Jon scene. Yes. I am selfish)
      Bran and Co
      King Landing
      Dany and Co, talking then sailing off
      The Twins

      I don’t think we will see:
      Arya 🙁
      Hound and BWOB
      Dorne
      Euron
      Sam and Co
      Edit: I used to think the wall will fall, but that will be next season

      So, the stories we have confirmed will be meaty. Yay!

      (spoiler free speculation so do not confirm or repudiate anything using spoiler knowledge) thank you lol

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    59. Alan the Tall,

      Yes in Miguel we trust..

      Sword of the Morning,

      Its just pre match jitters and nervousness that daenerys will be feeling with regards to finally moving towards to wesreros..the one thing she wanted her whole life ..that’s going to give anyone some fear..
      And to be frank we need that kind of a scene with dany

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    60. House Adder:
      Mihnea,
      KITN, that is the way for Sansa to outplay LF, and winter has come, they need Winter king.

      Hmm… I think Littlefinger wouldn’t mind at all if Sansa was no longer heir to WF. He can still marry her and it’s less complicated. And he’d still have influence over the North vis-a-vis Jon and Sansa’s relationship.

      Bran’s the real wild card though. Maybe he’ll say “I’m not Bran Stark anymore – I am the one who sees with a thousand eyes, and… two” 🙂

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    61. Violencersei: Maybe Walder’ll congratulate Jaime on punching his son?

      Maybe, Walder doesn’t strike me as being a kind-hearted dad, he’ll probably joke about how he only hit his son with a stick whereas Jaime used a metal hand…

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    62. Will we find out what happened to Lord Karstark?

      I am dying to know what Jon will do with Melly and Davos.

      YES BRAN!!!!!!

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    63. I have absolutely no idea on what to expect for the Riverlands. Will Arya show up? Will there be a massacre at the Twins (and who will kill who?), and will Brienne and the Hound play a role in the upcoming episode?

      So many questions… What do you guys think?

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    64. Cersei’s costume is glorious

      Can’t wait to see her wrath in full force… Shes been bottling it up all season….

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    65. Mihnea,

      “Kings are a rare sight in the North.” Robert snorted. “More likely they were hiding under the snow. Snow, Ned!”

      Corn,” the bird said, and, “King,” and, “Snow, Jon Snow, Jon Snow.” That was queer, the bird had never said his full name before, as best Jon could recall.

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    66. House Adder,

      So, regardless of Arya’s FM skill level, when she says, “Arya of House Stark” doesn’t that mean she’s not going to be “no one”?

      EDIT Not defending the IMDB list just curious about Arya’s willingness to use a face going forward.

      Also, any thoughts on the lack of (casting spoiler)

      the Merrett Frey type role? Was it just cut or reduced from 3 eps to one? Also, the Manderly spec’d role hasn’t appeared either 🙁

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    67. Is The Inn at the Crossroads near the Twins? Maybe Hot Pie and an old friend of his might be in the Frey Kitchens.

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    68. I just realized …

      This is the last episode in the history of GOT where plot armor exists…
      The end game starts next season

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    69. House Adder,
      Cool,* thanks. Wasn’t my dodgy eyes then! 😀

      On a side note, every time I see KITN I immediately think Kit N, has he changed his surname to Narington or something? Mind you, when I see Deepwood Motte I automatically assume it’s Depeche Mode. Every. Single. Time. The last record I heard of their’s was about 20 years ago so it’s not like their name crosses my mind on a regular basis.

      * literally 😉

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    70. OMG I want a wildfire scene in Kings Landing and then SNOW STARTS FALLING! Bam, Cersei, all your revenge is pointless in the end.

      Btw, speaking of snow falling, I’ve thought this over and over, but I wonder if Mel will actually claim in the Davos/Jon scene that she got TPTWP wrong BUT she was right in burning Shireen to save TPTWP’s army. Shireen still had king’s blood – and Jon’s army still beat the weather.

      And then the second the battle ended, even in the scene in the courtyard taking away Rickon’s battle, the snow started to fall. And by the time we see the preview scenes, it’s clear snow and Winter is there.

      Gonna go ahead and say our Melly did actually save Jon’s army, but made an oopsie with whose army she was saving.

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    71. I’m sticking to my theory that Brienne and Pod will meet up with the Brotherhood and the Hound on their way North.

      And that Jorah will show up at the Citadel at the same moment as Sam…

      I really feel like we could see almost everyone this episode (even Dorne if Varys goes there).

      For me the wildest cards this finale will be Arya and Euron !

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    72. Sword of the Morning:
      I’m very curious what Dany and Tyrion are talking about. They seem dejected. From the trailer, Tyrion says, “You’re in the great game now, and the great game is terrifying.” What could happen so quickly after the triumphs of the last episode? Theory:

      I was wondering the same thing. Dany looks worried in that scene even though they just beat the Masters/Harpies.

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    73. dragonbringer,

      Yeah, we need to see Dany go through some emotions; it’s the thing she’s been expecting to do her whole life and to be scared will show that she’s not just a ruthless, cold-hearted conqueror. That’s the reason I loved her scene with Yara, Dany showed excitement and and got to relate to someone; and she wasn’t just on conqueror mode.

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    74. I wonder if Melisandre is going to be executed by Davos…

      I hope not. Her character is interesting, and I think there’s much more stuff for her to do.

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    75. Motherofmadness:
      So glad Cersei finally has a new costume. She’s been wearing the same navy blue outfit the entire season. Previously she had lots of mourning gowns in black but this season she literally wore the same one in every scene. Maybe, post giving birth it was the only comfortable one to wear.
      Another off topic thing I noticed. In episode 608 the costume credits in the opening credits were given to Michelle Clapton who was replaced this season with April Ferry (who has been credited in the openings of all other episodes) But I was wondering why was her name brought back and replaced Ferry’s for the opening of 608. Michelle Clapton is now credited in the closing credits as series costume designer for her past work and the costumes still used by the show created by her, So it was odd that this happened. Maybe it was a goof up by the post production team. anyone have insight?

      They submitted the finale for costumes and it already shows why. Cersei and Tommens new costumes look great.

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    76. Mihnea,

      Tyrion Pimpslap,

      Adding these to the collection:

      “They say the king gives justice and protects the weak.” She started to climb off the rock, awkwardly, but the ice had made it slippery and her foot went out from under her. Jon caught her before she could fall, and helped her safely down. The woman knelt on the icy ground. “M’lord, I beg you—”

      “Lord Stannis is marching to a slaughter. So he cannot help me, and would not even if he could.” Alys knelt before him, clutching the black cloak. “You are my only hope, Lord Snow. In your father’s name, I beg you. Protect me.”

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    77. I think things are going to go badly for old Walder. Why? Maybe Jaime is just sick of the hole lot. Maybe a desire for some justice for Catelyn Stark. However my vote is…

      Jaime promised Bronn a big castle…and a Lannister always pays his debts.

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    78. If all is tied up nicely this could be the best season finale to date. Cersei is going to lose it, and I can’t wait to see how it unfolds. As for Arya reaching the Twins, everything we’ve predicted with regards to her storyline turned out to be completely the opposite. So I will go with a simple shot of her on a ship back to Westeros, however non-climactic and dull that is.

      LF and Sansa scenes are amongst my favourites, but if he asks for her hand in marriage, bahhh!!

      Bran and whatever he’ll be doing/uncovering will be up there for me this episode. I need my NK fix!

      Cannot believe we are almost at the end of the road.

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    79. “When the snows fall and the white winds blow, the lone wolf dies but the pack survives.”

      Winter is Coming.

      Arya is headed to Westeros. Bran is headed south. Jon and Sansa are in Winterfell.

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    80. Arkash,

      I’m sticking to my theory that Brienne and Pod will meet up with the Brotherhood and the Hound on their way North.

      The Twins is on the way north…

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    81. Can’t believe in 4 days GoT will be gone until next year. With it being a shortened Season 7 it could be even longer until the premiere. Maybe they’ll premiere later than April.

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    82. Dee Stark:
      I don’t think we will see:
      Arya
      Hound and BWOB
      Dorne
      Euron
      Sam and Co
      Edit: I used to think the wall will fall, but that will be next season

      I actually think we’ll see all of those lol. Here’s how I could see it breaking out time-wise, bearing in mind a 69 minute total.

      North – J/S, S/LF, J/D/M – 12 mins (including Brienne in this – just guessing)
      Bran and Co – 9 mins
      King Landing – 15 mins
      Dany and Co, talking then sailing off – 8 mins
      The Twins – 6 mins
      Arya – 6 mins
      Hound and BWOB – maybe not included, maybe mixed with Arya
      Dorne – 3 mins
      Euron – 3 mins
      Sam and Co – 6 mins

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    83. I think Arya will be arriving next season. The

      “Wall falls down”

      moment might be one hell of a season opener

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    84. I have a question? Perhaps someone can answer. Is there any reason to believe that Bran can’t have children? Does waist down disfunction mean you can’t have sex/ make babies I ask because I honestly don’t know and Sansa seemed to completely dismiss Bran as potential heir when talking about rickon last episode. Please do not take offense I’m just asking.

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    85. Also agree with those of you predicting Jon will be KotN. He’ll be legitimised this episode, and Sansa will support his claim. I can’t see it going any other way given the revelation we hope to be getting this episode.

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    86. Shaz:
      If all is tied up nicely this could be the best season finale to date. Cersei is going to lose it, and I can’t wait to see how it unfolds. As for Arya reaching the Twins, everything we’ve predicted with regards to her storyline turned out to be completely the opposite. So I will go with a simple shot of her on a ship back to Westeros, however non-climactic and dull that is.

      LF and Sansa scenes are amongst my favourites, but if he asks for her hand in marriage, bahhh!!

      Bran and whatever he’ll be doing/uncovering will be up there for me this episode. I need my NK fix!

      Cannot believe we are almost at the end of the road.

      Season 4 finale had Arya on a ship, I don’t think they’ll do it again. She already booked passage, so its been established already.

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    87. Dee Stark,

      Sam will be in the finale, he has a scene with a maester i think, about the valyrian steel sword he stole and find out why it kills White Walkers. And Arya has to be in the finale, no way she can miss out on it.

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    88. Nadia,

      In my mind, I always think of Shireen’s sacrifice as a way to pay for Jon’s life. Completely unintended on Mel’s part but it follows that only death can pay for life. I gather that Mel prayed for R’llhor to help Azor Ahai only Stannis was not AA. Granted, this doesn’t prove Jon is but just a thought.

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    89. Some people were speculating that the three trumpet blasts Davos heard while looking at Shireen’s pyre was from the Wall, and indicates White-Walkers. Could it be, instead, the Vale troops on their way to Winterfell. I don’t know if trumpets from the Wall can be heard that far south.

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    90. I think KL could have upwards of 20 minutes with the trial(s), the little birds stuff, and any other pre/post trial scenes.

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    91. Shaz:
      Also agree with those of you predicting Jon will be KotN. He’ll be legitimised this episode, and Sansa will support his claim. I can’t see it going any other way given the revelation we hope to be getting this episode.

      But if there is that revelation (I assume you mean RLJ) how would that make Jon King in the North – he’s not even Ned’s son in that case? Doesn’t it make him King of Westeros instead?

      In which case Sansa would still be Lady of Winterfell. Maybe Sansa will kneel to Jon as the True King of Westeros. Making her the first to pledge to the new dragons… 🙂

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    92. The Dothraki and Unsullied begin an all out battle in Mereen. They are unable to keep peace among the different cultures. Daario tells Dany that he and his men, The Second Sons, must leave the city. Tyrion strategizes a solution.

      Brienne and Pod have been captured by the late Walder Frey unbeknownst to Jaime. Jaime arrives to discuss the details of their arrangement for Riverrun. Jaime demands the prisoners released (if they haven’t already been killed). This is enough for Jaime to want to kill Walder.

      Petyr Baelish divulges incomplete information to Sansa regarding his plans for the Vale. He likely fails to mention what he intends for Winterfell. Sansa begins to realize that the real concern they should be addressing (winter coming) isn’t an agenda item for littlefinger. One is about to betray the other.

      Varys meets Olenna in Dorne to discuss with the Sandsnakes the possible options for ousting our enemies (the Lannisters). Varys presents a compelling case for Danaerys. I can’t imagine the Sandsnakes being convinced. Yet they agree to be the landing point for Dany’s Dothraki hordes.

      Cersai awaits her trial. Blows the Sept of Baelor to smithereens. Inside were the High Sparrow, Lancel and Loras. Tommen trapped inside on one of the highest floors of the building or back at the Red Keep elects to either jump to safety or commit suicide because of his inner turmoil. Margaery will have some role in this. My guess is suicide.

      Qyburn’s little birds

      kill Kevan Lannister and Grand Maester Pycelle. Good riddance to that old creep.

      Bran has the vision of the Tower of Joy which is the least difficult of all predictions to make. Yes, Lyanna gives birth to Jon before dying in labor. Meanwhile, in Winterfell Jon has growing concerns of Westeros’ ability to defeat the whitewalkers. Cue, intense convo with Sansa or Davos or Melisandre.

      The Hound kills Beric Dondarrion for good, but not before Lady Stoneheart gets a shout out (appearance?). And lastly I’m hoping *Arya kills Thoros of Myr or whatever other Brotherhood members she must to help the Hound survive. At that point they’ll call it even. A girl is home. Cut season.

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    93. Violencersei: Maybe Walder’ll congratulate Jaime on punching his son??
      I think it’ll be basically Walder Fey talking, drinking lot and mocking his new wive and Jaime has to listen to it, and Jaime’ll be with his thoughts in Kingslanding.
      Or Walder’ll explian the stupid hats, who all Freys are wearing.

      In the preview Walden is toasting to the Frey and Lannisters uniting. A marriage? Maybe the high sparrow convinced Tommen the dweeb to marry off his uncle to keep him out of the capital and away from Cersei? Walder looked very happy and I imagine a marriage into the Lannister family would do that.

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    94. Mihnea,

      KitN and you know why I said it. Otherwise how would Jon’s story progress? Sansa’s highest point this season was to kill Ramsay and exact her revenge, being more proactive along the way. It was more of her war than Jon’s. Much like White Walkers is more of his story than hers.

      But Jon would basically stall, dude went from Night’s Watch, pushed by his sister going to war and then what sitting in the corner? He knows about White Walkers more than anyone and they need to be prepared, Sansa doesn’t know about them much like Northerners. Sansa is about to take down LF and her being Queen would only cement his victory. Jon being KitN with her support would make for interesting dynamics and screw with his plans.

      But tbh wouldn’t be surprised if we’ll end up with Queen in the North will all the thing women taking charge theme going on. It would fit but Jon being KitN with Sansa’s blessing would screw LF big time.

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    95. Nadia:
      “When the snows fall and the white winds blow, the lone wolf dies but the pack survives.”

      Winter is Coming.

      Arya is headed to Westeros. Bran is headed south. Jon and Sansa are in Winterfell.

      Nice.

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    96. Will they touch on Rickon’s burial do you think? It’s a bit tinfoil but [ spoiler ] I wonder if something could be found in the crypt that reveals R+L=J though I think that’s more likely to be shown via Bran having a flashback. [ / spoiler]

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    97. If Tommen dies who takes the crown? Is there any precedent for the mother of the dead king to act as regent — or queen?

      Will there just be a power vacuum and chaos?

      I fell like Cersei needs to take power somehow but I don’t know how that would happen… full Lannister takeover ( minus Kevan who will most certainly die)???

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    98. Anya:
      House Adder,

      It’s possible but I think she would take the face off at some point like she did with Meryn Trant, she wouldn’t wear it the whole time.

      If she’s in a room full of people and it’s a covert poisoning of only select individuals it would be a wise choice not to reveal herself the killer and certainly not as Arya Stark. She could have a one second reveal after leaving the castle or filmed in a way that the viewer knows it’s her without seeing Arya’s face (hands mixing a poison and then putting it in something)

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    99. Dee Stark,

      We saw her on a ship going to Braavos in season 4 finale. Not that there’s a rule about repetition or anything 🙂 But I hope-with all this fast travel-she’ll already be in there. Using her skills.

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    100. Dee Stark:
      Connor,

      its pretty big I wasn’t expecting to see him and now I know what he will be doing

      all good.

      I don’t think that’s actually confirmed though. I think it would be odd if we only had those 2 episodes of Sam this season. He should be in the finale.

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    101. What if Jaime is simply at the twins to get a letter about what happens in KL? I mean it’s kind of compressing time to a ridiculous degree but maybe it could work if the KL scenes wrap up by halfway through, and Jaime getting the letter about what Cersei has done happens as a late scene…?

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    102. Fellow watchers, please fill me up with theories … On how little finger the creep Bailish will die.. If that is ever possible. Or atleast his downfall. Pleaseeeee

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    103. People, COVER YOUR SPOILERS.

      I know it feels like every other person has read the leaks now, but please stop discussing it like it’s all common knowledge and also not a big deal when you reveal something as fact for people. It’s super rude and thoughtless.

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    104. Dee Stark,

      Queen of positivity indeed!

      Clob,

      Who can recognize Arya’s real face at this point? 1) Brienne 2) Sandor 3) BwoB

      But none of the Freys. Jaime prob not. Edmure no. She’s essentially already in disguise.

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    105. RG,

      I hooopppppeee

      Khaleesi,

      Unfortunately, I feel like we wont be getting LFs demise this Sunday. I was so so so so hoping that – its GOT , we wont be cheering for two episodes in a row Hahaha

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    106. Sou,

      And “the wolves will come again.” Finally!

      tiny direwolf,

      I don’t know who could take the crown if/when Tommen dies but it will not matter. KL will be thrown into complete chaos once Cersei starts playing with matches. And it will be a nice precursor to Dany’s return to Westeros.

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    107. Dee Stark,

      Or the other way around. Bran/TOJ and then Jon takes Rickon’s body to WF crypts and kind of glances at Lyanna’s?

      I think it was so telling that they’ve 1) had LF/Sansa reference the story down in the crypt and 2) had Jon mention taking Rickon to the crypts.

      I AM HYPE

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    108. One who waits:
      Is The Inn at the Crossroads near the Twins? Maybe Hot Pie and an old friend of his might be in the Frey Kitchens.

      Yes. It’s on the Kingsroad between KL and WF. It’s literally on the crossroads and has a road to the Twins.

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    109. Regarding Jaime headed north. Yes, Northeast from Riverrun to the Twins – ie the pic is PRIOR to the celebration with the Freys. I can’t see Jaime headed further north from there given that he’s completely dedicated to returning to Cersei from comments earlier this season AND Cersei’s current predicament of NOT having the Mountain for a Trial by Combat. Cersei’s in no position to be ordering Jaime to go anywhere.

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    110. QueenofThrones: But if there is that revelation (I assume you mean RLJ) how would that make Jon King in the North – he’s not even Ned’s son in that case?Doesn’t it make him King of Westeros instead?

      In which case Sansa would still be Lady of Winterfell.Maybe Sansa will kneel to Jon as the True King of Westeros.Making her the first to pledge to the new dragons…

      But guys, how will this revelation be known to Jon? I mean it will be Bran who finds out. And I don’t think Bran will cross the Wall and arrive to Winterfell so soon.

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    111. BunBunStark: You’re right about that but in the preview for the season finale, there is snow as the white raven approaches WF and when Sansa & Littlefinger are in the Godswood. While I don’t think Bran is in WF in the above pic, there is definitely fresh snow in Winterfell in 6×10. I’m sure WF is going to look gorgeous covered in snow; that muddy mess of the last few episodes was not aesthetically pleasing.

      Could Bran be greenseeing via the WinterFell tree?

      BunBunStark,

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    112. Nice stills, but nothing new we haven’t already seen from the trailer.

      I’d like to check 3 names off my list. Joffrey, Check. Ramsey, Check. Cersi–would love to see her finished and killed off. By Arya, that would be so welcome and sweet. Probably will not happen, of course.

      Check!

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    113. Dee Stark,

      No not this week, but I just want to hear theories.. On how he will go at the end. I want to be As satisfied as I’m with Ramsey’s death.. When it finally happens. I’m done with his pedophile, slimey, creepy,smug smile. He killed Ned ( still sobbing), tried to woo cat basically on his remains.. And really ? He loves Sansa because she looks like her mother??? Yikes!! Most of my friends like him.. But I want him dead.. I wish bran finds out in a vision and sends and r-mail to Sansa

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    114. monka:
      Inga,

      there was no snow in winterfell last episode (except jon of course)

      Yes, there was. When Sansa “released the hounds” on Ramsay, it was snowing.

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    115. Friend of Fire,

      Does waist down disfunction mean you can’t have sex/ make babies I ask because I honestly don’t know and Sansa seemed to completely dismiss Bran as potential heir when talking about rickon last episode. Please do not take offense I’m just asking.

      No offense taken, its a good question. Depends on the amount of damage done to the spine, and where it is. It is possible he can. But I dunno, that fall was pretty bad….Nowadays there are things that can be done…..but back then, luck of the draw.

      here’s an article about the subject for those who are interested
      http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rachelle-friedman/misconceptions-about-paralysis_b_4644588.html

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    116. Friend of Fire:
      I have a question? Perhaps someone can answer. Is there any reason to believe that Bran can’t have children? Does waist down disfunction mean you can’t have sex/ make babies I ask because I honestly don’t know and Sansa seemed to completely dismiss Bran as potential heir when talking about rickon last episode. Please do not take offense I’m just asking.

      There are paraplegics who can still father children. Whether that’s the case with Bran, I’ve no idea. In the world of GOT its natural they would assume he couldn’t though.

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    117. Dee Stark,

      I AM BECOME HYPE THE DESTROYER OF WORLDS

      Also did you listen to the soundtrack?? Winter Has Come – same music as when we see the white raven flying and then the mix of the Stark theme and the GOT opening theme DYINGGGGG

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    118. Dee Stark:
      Laura,

      interesting if you are right

      I would love to see Arya, but I feel like if we do it will be getting on a ship or something

      I feel like the next time we see Arya will be in Westeros, probably in the Riverlands. I just can’t figure out if she will meet back up with The Hound/BWB, show up at The Twins or a third option.

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    119. What if Walder Frey is the one to tell Jaimie about Cersei?

      Whether she is found guilty, or not guilty, or burns down the city as many are predicting, it’s likely that the trial should have happened by the time Jaimie reaches the Twins.

      Imagine how angry Jaimie would be if he learns Cersei successfully did what he ruined his reputation to stop.

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    120. Nadia,

      Oh no maybe I should skip reading this thread. 🙁 I hate when people do that I am reading from the bottom up thank you for the warning!

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    121. Friend of Fire,

      I wonder if she thinks that Bran is dead if only Rickon was found.

      But she didn’t actually dismiss Bran did she? She was just talking about Rickon and saying that Rickon is way more a threat as a trueborn son than she or Jon were.

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    122. Sou: But guys, how will this revelation be known to Jon? I mean it will be Bran who finds out. And I don’t think Bran will cross the Wall and arrive to Winterfell so soon.

      Therein lies the $64 million question. While the audience may learn Jon’s parentage, what significance can it have if a) there is no proof and b) only a tiny handful of people learn of it.

      GRRM and the show runners have us all stumped there!

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    123. Sou,

      Maybe the whole Winterfell Crypt theory will be confirmed? That there is something down there hidden in plain sight that will tell Jon the truth?? Could be possible since he’ll probably go down there once Rickon is buried.

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    124. ash:
      Anya,

      I wonder if the face she uses will be Lady Crane.

      Or Black Walder or Lothar Frey. I’d love to have her sitting next to Walder during the whole feast and then just slice him to bits. Don’t know quite how she’d pull it off but it would be awesome 🙂

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    125. I am SO HYPED to see Bran again–finally. I hope some truth is revealed…..something huge must happen, besides what we’ve all been speculating about.

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    126. I’m sorry I’m super delayed on this, but Winds of Winter sounds like the Greyjoy and Dany theme?? That’s not at all what I thought it was going to be!

      Omg is Dany going to Westeros GET MORE HYPE

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    127. QueenofKnowingNothing:
      Sou,

      Maybe the whole Winterfell Crypt theory will be confirmed? That there is something down there hidden in plain sight that will tell Jon the truth?? Could be possible since he’ll probably go down there once Rickon is buried.

      I loved that line about burying Rickon in the crypt “next to my father.” Well, next to your father’s harp, yes. 😛

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    128. Sou,

      Haha! Your’s is a tremendous reason!!! Theories… Any idea? I’m just wondering if obsession for Cat is his raise to power.. Obsession with Sansa might be his downfall??!

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    129. Nadia:
      I’m sorry I’m super delayed on this, but Winds of Winter sounds like the Greyjoy and Dany theme?? That’s not at all what I thought it was going to be!

      Omg is Dany going to Westeros GET MORE HYPE

      Could mean Euron has Dragonbinder after all.

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    130. Laura,

      Don’t think harp is there or it would prove anything or Jon is suddenly drop sword and become a melancholic singer. But I think some people will be dissapointed with TOJ and all that.

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    131. Dany feels too powerful right now, and you should never feel that way on Game Of Thrones. The “Mad Dog” has fallen, and now the Crow’s Eye will rise.

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    132. House Adder,

      As much as I like the sound of Sansa Stark Queen in the North, LF would won and I don’t want that slimey fucker to win. He wants Sansa torule the North and him to be her husband or have power over them. This Ned’s home and he basically throw him to lions. Sansa need to take him down and screw with him and his plans.
      I think Jon and Sansa will have convo, then we’ll get LF and Sansa. After that Northerners will gather and Sansa supports Jon. Northerners will declare and Jon will gather North against Walkers which he wanted in the first place.

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    133. Here are some crazy theories…

      I was thinking about the LSH character (that people continue to hope shows up in the show)…since in the show many book characters have been omitted and/or the actions done by other characters…well…

      What if the LSH part is played by the Blackfish? He died, and his body could have been thrown in the river like Catlyn…to float down until the BwB find the body, and Beric gives up his spark to bring the Blackfish back. He then becomes the bane of all things Frey.

      Regarding Jaime and Walder….

      What if the Frey’s have Edmure killed behind Jaime’s back? Would that not put Jaime in a position to maybe act on killing Walder? He could then give either Riverrun or the Twins to Bron…cause they made a point of having Bron complain about not getting his castle etc. and a Lanister always pays his debts etc…

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    134. Adhyan Taneja,

      I still have no idea why or how this would happen based on the situation they are in. I think both Jamie and Walder are fine, unless Arya climbs into Walder’s bedroom and kills him.

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    135. Flayed Potatoes:
      Will we find out what happened to Lord Karstark?

      I am dying to know what Jon will do with Melly and Davos.

      YES BRAN!!!!!!

      Lord Karstark led Ramsay’s cavalry into battle. Since the cavalry on both sides was wiped out, I think it’s safe to say that Karstark, like the SmallJon, is dead. IF Karstark somehow survived, he’d be Jon’s prisoner.

      Melisandre did have Shireen burned, that’s true. But Stannis and Selyse gave her permission to do it. And Stannis stopped Selyse when she tried to save the girl (even though it was still too late). I think Jon will get the full story from Mel, and when he does, he’ll make Davos see she’s not entirely to blame for Shireen’s death. I do think he’ll banish her from the North, despite Davos’s desire to have Mel executed. Jon still needs a man like Davos. And he’ll try to convince him to look ahead, to the wars to come, not to the past.

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    136. LF won’t die.
      I don’t believe this for 1 second.

      But he will certainly have a aweful day!!

      ”His joy will turn to ashes in his mouth”

      He’ll think he won but then……. Something.

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    137. House Adder,

      House Adder:
      Khaleesi,

      I don’t want him to raise any more.. He smiles like smug hero… But he betrayed Ned and he can’t have his daughter because he was infatuated with his wife…

      Sansa will stab him with Valyrian steel dagger he always wears on his hip. the dagger that started the war in Westeros.

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    138. I just don’t see anything happening to the Frey’s while Jamie Lannister, Bronn and their army are there. Now maybe once the army leaves then the Brotherhood can attack people traveling back to the Twins from Riverrun. But the brotherhood can’t do a damn thing to the people in the castle of Riverrun. Jamie has no cause to kill all the Frey’s even if they kill Edmure. I guess Arya could come back and sneak into Riverrun and kill Walder. But that isn’t the Comeuppance I want. I want the total destruction of the Frey’s gone. Killing one or two is not enough.

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    139. Question – the Glovers weren’t at BotB were they?? Please gimme Tim McInnerny for another scene.

      I thought that scene made it clear that he didn’t particularly have any love for the Boltons, but that the Starks and their foolishness and selfishness had gotten his people killed. Still, there was a strange honor in the way he talked about the whole thing, and he was totally right about Robb Stark, and I would be so so so thrilled if he came back to pledge to the Starks again. Not because they demanded it, like Sansa demanded it, because now they’ve earned it.

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    140. Mihnea,

      No, because it’s speculation. It’s not confirmed in the book either. It is 100% speculation. There are many other things that do need to be covered from the books though, like people discussing

      Qyburn, Pycelle and Kevan and the little birds which keeps coming up.

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    141. I NEED to know the following:

      What the hell is Jaime even doing at the Twins? Makes little sense as he was desperate to get back to Cersei unless Brienne/Edmure/BF have pricked his conscience..

      Who is that walking out of the great Sept in the trailer shot, is it Loras?

      Cannot wait for the Wall to fall on Sunday ?

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    142. ash,

      ash:
      Anya,

      I wonder if the face she uses will be Lady Crane.

      You can’t just use any face. The body and face have to be prepared by the Faceless Men, as we saw last season and this season. And, as Jaqen said in last year’s finale, it must be done right. Otherwise, there are consequences, like Arya being blinded. There is a way to use a “face” correctly. We haven’t seen any evidence that Arya could do that yet.

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    143. So given, that I received permission from our Lady herself.

      Will we see TOJ?

      If so, how much will we see?

      Will it be clear cut or a bit of a tease?

      And what will the reveal be?? I wonder..

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    144. Apollo: What the hell is Jaime even doing at the Twins? Makes little sense as he was desperate to get back to Cersei unless Brienne/Edmure/BF have pricked his conscience..

      Yes.

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    145. Sou: But guys, how will this revelation be known to Jon? I mean it will be Bran who finds out. And I don’t think Bran will cross the Wall and arrive to Winterfell so soon.

      I think it’s only going to be known to Jon if the Winterfell heart tree is where Bran has the ToJ vision. Which would be awesome. I don’t see how it wouldn’t be possible for Bran to get there given he’s been offscreen for two episodes and apparently has a horse now. It only took Brienne two episodes to get from The Wall to Riverrun which is much farther.

      Anyway my point really was that if Jon finds out RL=J he’s not going to be King in the NORTH – in fact his claim to Winterfell arguably gets worse since it would be through Lyanna rather than Ned.

      Honestly I’m more interested in who will be awarded the Dreadfort. Maybe the Wildlings? Or what about Last Hearth? Would be ironic. Those Umber assholes killed Rickon as surely as Ramsey did, all because they hate the Wildlings…

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    146. kit_hepburn,

      Yup, they did.
      Well I also think he was exagerating in that moment with Edmure, too make him surrender the castle.

      And hell Cersei herself said she will be fine. He can’t know all the plans flew out the window.

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    147. Apollo:

      What the hell is Jaime even doing at the Twins? Makes little sense as he was desperate to get back to Cersei unless Brienne/Edmure/BF have pricked his conscience..

      Or perhaps Jaime Lannister’s words don’t match Jaime Lannister’s actions…because that’s how he rolls.

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    148. Do we still expect this to be the episode Kit was refering to when he said they did a whole episode which was Jon Snow’s whole story?

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    149. Mihnea,

      C-Section hype!

      I think they will reveal half of the theory because they only worked at introducing the mother this season.

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    150. Apollo,

      No. Second part is pure speculation. One I don’t think will happen

      Soooo……
      Dee Stark,

      Rejoice Dee. You haven’t been spoiled!!!!!! Well a bit…. Could have been worse… right?

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    151. House Adder:
      QueenofThrones,
      Tormund Giantsbane will be proclaimed the Lord of the Last Hearth, he is Giantsbane and he killed SmallJon Umber whose sigil was the Giant.

      Love it. I hope this happens!

      Who gets Dreadfort then? I guess they could just raze it to the ground and split up his lands amongst the surrounding lords.

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    152. QueenofThrones,

      Does King in the North really have to based on inherited claims though?

      We’re not talking about Warden of the North, which in theory has to be a trueborn Stark. Can’t the North declare anyone King or Queen in the North? It only matters who they bend a knee to.

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    153. Flayed Potatoes,

      Tormund and Davos “Maybe our mistake was following kings Jon Snow is no King”

      Lyanna Stark repeating to Jon”House Mormont knows no King but the King in the North whose name is Stark” etc

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    154. If i recall there is a Weirwood tree just north of Castle Black, is that where we assume Bran is, and where he has his “final”vision of the year. 😉 Hopefully just prior to crossing the wall and meeting up with, and checking in with Castle Black. Would be great for all of them to see Benjin. Plus if Pink Floyeds album does come crashing down we need to see some of those guys prior.

      Though i would love if Bran made it to Winterfell this episode and checked in with the tree prior… but I doubt we will be getting that reunion this year.

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    155. Tycho Nestoris,

      The casting call for the “Hapless Sly Son” that people thought might be Merrett Frey turned out to be a casting call for the recast version of Lothar Frey, a role which was filled by Daniel Tuite. Though the casting call specified that he would be in three episodes, it looks like he’ll actually be in four, because he’s been in three so far and will be in the finale as well (I don’t actually recall seeing him in “No One”, but he was credited for that episode, in addition to appearing in “Blood of My Blood” and “The Broken Man”).

      As for “Fletcher”/Wyman Manderly, he and “Boyce”/Lord Cerwyn will appear in the finale.

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    156. Great pics. Bran looks like he’s posing for Playgirl. I hope he has a good chunk of action this episode, I was surprised how caught up I was in the greenseeing, Three Eyed Raven thing. I’m hoping TOJ is finally resolved, with the ANSWER given this year, so that next year they can start showing what that will mean to Jon.

      Other than that, I can’t bring myself to even venture a theory as to what might happen – I’m hoping for a twist, a POSITIVE twist, but I can’t imagine what that might be. This whole season has left me in a state of mumbling awe; I’ll be in the middle of concentrating on something else and blurt out to myself something like “…But why didn’t the Blackfish go to Sansa? He should’ve gone to Sansa.” or “Ramsay’s gotta die this episode.” *Yay for that one* or “Davos, don’t mess with Mel, she brought Jon back, I’ve forgiven her.” Strange how this whole Game of Thrones world has captivated me, especially this season. I’ll almost be ready for a rest.

      BUT … if Arya doesn’t show up to visit Old Walder this episode, I wouldn’t mind seeing her swing by the Inn at the Crossroads next year to check on Hot Pie, even just for a bit. She ought to have a few minutes of peace with an old friend before she starts murdering people in Westeros again.

      That’s all I’m saying for now, sigh.

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    157. Mihnea:
      So given, that I received permission from our Lady herself.

      Will we see TOJ? Yes

      If so, how much will we see? Not as much as we want to

      Will it be clear cut or a bit of a tease? Something in middle

      And what will the reveal be?? I wonder.. Still haven’t been able to use spoiler tags effectively haha-but it looks like an algebra problem. 🙂

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    158. Nadia,

      Lyanna Mormont’s letter indicates that KITN is a hereditary title: “House Mormont knows no King but the King in the North whose name is STARK”.

      Jon Targaryen doesn’t qualify, as he’s not a Stark.

      Anyway Jon being declared King of Westeros with Sansa Stark as his vassal Lady of Winterfell (Or Bran as Lord) wouldn’t change much practically. Everyone would still be following Jon.

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    159. HunterMac87:
      If i recall there is a Weirwood tree just north of Castle Black, is that where we assume Bran is, and where he has his “final”vision of the year.?Hopefully just prior to crossing the wall and meeting up with, and checking in with Castle Black. Would be great for all of them to see Benjin. Plus if Pink Floyeds album does come crashing down we need to see some of those guys prior.

      Though i would love if Bran made it to Winterfell this episode and checked in with the tree prior… but I doubt we will be getting that reunion this year.

      Yes, it’s highly likely Brans next exchange will be at the WW grove a few miles north of the Wall. Which means it’s equally likely he’ll pass through the Wall with Benjen and Meera too, given the proximities involved. Brans final scene will be more than simple downloads/flashbacks.

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    160. QueenofThrones,

      Is he legitimate Targaryen? Only this way he has better claim than Daeny. From what we know TOJ could or could not be clear cut answered.

      I don’t think Jon will find out this season either way. Before that he’ll probably be crown as KitN. I think it’s not so much about title but it gives him ad Sansa power to unite the North to fight the real enemy. Also others will notice him and give his word greater thought. Daeny will probably unite South.

      Jon could be decalred King of Westeros at the end but not before. Even with this Daeny wouldn’t step asie after everything she achieved.

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    161. Dutch Maester:
      Why is everyone expecting something will go down at The Twins? Is this based on more than a desire for Walder Frey to die?

      Because I don’t think he will. Nor Jaime for that matter.

      The Rat Cook story is one of the biggest “guns hung” (to please Wimsey) there is in the entire series. There will be Frey comeuppance, and it will be of epic proportions. (I don’t think Jaime will die or enact the Stark’s revenge.)

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    162. Nadia,

      It was so long ago though. If Jaime rec’g Arya what would he do? That’d be an interesting decision to see play out imo.

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    163. Nadia,

      Perhaps, but we are teed up for the 2nd part of the ToJ and so many events from the past would be perfectly juxtaposed with the actions the characters are taking in present time. I can’t help but fantasize that we will see all the key moments of Robert’s Rebellion leading up to Ned’s promise in the end.

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    164. Dee Stark,

      I think we will see Sam, because his story needs more than the abrupt ending with Heartsbane. Also I think there were some filming news about

      Sam talking to a maester at Oldtown

      , as well as S6 soundtrack has a track named Maester. So I think we will see Oldtown, at least interior if not the hightower.

      There were also leaks about

      Arya returning to riverlands – some even said a wolf pack was involved.

      I don’t know how reliable these are, but if the leaks are false, then BwB will certainly make an appearance in Jaime’s storyline. People keep telling there is no setup or opportunity for Red Wedding 2.0, and yes we have not heard of any weddings at Twins, but I’m 100% sure that Freys and the Lannisters aren’t the only people who are going to be in the Riverlands story of finale. Something must happen.

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    165. Tycho Nestoris:
      Dee Stark,

      Queen of positivity indeed!

      Clob,

      Who can recognize Arya’s real face at this point? 1) Brienne 2) Sandor 3) BwoB

      But none of the Freys. Jaime prob not. Edmure no. She’s essentially already in disguise.

      It’s not a case of recognition as much as it is remaining anonymous. If she’s seen doing something, killing someone with another face she just escapes and removes the face. If she’s seen as herself she can be identified as ‘that girl’ and tried regardless of who she is. It’s pretty much the whole deal with the FM, anonymous assassinations.

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    166. Arkash: I’m sticking to my theory that Brienne and Pod will meet up with the Brotherhood and the Hound on their way North.

      Oh… good theory! I’ve been wondering about Brienne’s story moving forward. Since she has a Valyrian steel sword, it is logical that her end game will be fighting the WWs. While the ruling class plays their games of power, who is king/queen/warden/whatever, the BWB, Hound, perhaps Brienne and a bunch of stragglers will form their own separate group whose goal will be to fight the final battle. Somehow, if Sam with his sword could join them…… perhaps if Jorah goes to Oldtown, meets Sam and gets that sword? 🙂

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    167. Clob,

      She can only use faces of people who have died right? and faces that are at the house of black and white? So in other words not anyone from westeros that we’ve already seen?

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    168. Apollo,

      I think it’s Lancel. Loras has the same haircut but different clothes in the promo. The guy in promo has some chains on his shoulder (like the sparrows do). Loras has no chains.

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    169. aabe,

      Yeah Sam has to finish his mission and find something important on defeating the white walkers. And then he goes straight back to the wall or winterfell I imagine.

      and somehow Randyll figures into this.

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    170. Jack Bauer 24: Season 4 finale had Arya on a ship, I don’t think they’ll do it again. She already booked passage, so its been established already.

      Yes, and her last words were, I’m going home. I’m hoping that we won’t see her journey or even recognize her when we do see her in Westeros. Until she takes off her face.

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    171. Geralt of Rivia:
      QueenofThrones,

      Is he legitimate Targaryen? Only this way he has better claim than Daeny. From what we know TOJ could or could not be clear cut answered.

      I don’t think Jon will find out this season either way. Before that he’ll probably be crown as KitN. I think it’s not so much about title but it gives him ad Sansa power to unite the North to fight the real enemy. Also others will notice him and give his word greater thought. Daeny will probably unite South.

      Jon could be decalred King of Westeros at the end but not before. Even with this Daeny wouldn’t step asie after everything she achieved.

      I don’t think we know he would have a better claim than Dany, his father was the crowned Prince or the heir, but never King. Danys father was king. But I suppose it could come down to patriarchy over primogeniture. On the other hand, it could come down to dragons and armies.

      Though in truth I don’t expect to see either of them on the iron throne.

      How long is the finale? Isn’t it over an hour?

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    172. MakeThemBurn:
      Any chance for Arya to drop by the Frey party?

      What was the point of Riverrun this season btw? I’ve read the books but can’t remember it having a bigger purpose there either.

      In the show the main point of adapting the Riverrrun siege seems to have been to get Jamie out of King’s Landing for…reasons (episode 10 plot reasons.)

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    173. Clob,

      If Arya takes revenge on the Freys, I think she will want it known that it was her who did it, as a warning to let people know what happens when they break the guest right (or mess with Northerners). Her goodbye to Jaqen suggests she is back on full-Stark mode. Once her operation at Twins is successful, she will not care who is after her. And she can protect herself. In fact, most the Riverlands are already with the Tullys and BwB. No one loves the Freys – not even the Lannisters. And unlike Boltons, Freys do not scare their vassals. People are just going to call is gods’ justice if Freys are massacred. If the Lannisters are caught up in it (Jaime, Bronn and their army), then Cersei will do something, but Cersei is also on Arya’s list. Arya is more likely to do something to provoke/hurt Cersei. (I still think Jaime is the valonqar, though).

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    174. Ginevra: Yes, and her last words were, I’m going home.I’m hoping that we won’t see her journey or even recognize her when we do see her in Westeros.Until she takes off her face.

      At the Twins?

      I’m assuming that Arya may have taken a Face from the Hall of Faces (you know, the one that may have been where she deposited the Waif’s face?)

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    175. Geralt of Rivia: Jon could be decalred King of Westeros at the end but not before.

      I see this a lot and I can’t quite understand the reasoning. Why would the whole of Westeros declare Jon as the King? Do you think he will set out to conquer the rest of Westeros?

      If you are referring to Jon being a possible Targaryen, weren’t the Targaryens booted out in a rebellion quite a while ago? By people who included Ned Stark?

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    176. Looking forward to the Stark banners flying at Winterfell once again on the opening credits… I just hope they burned all the bodies ?

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    177. Dutch Maester:
      Why is everyone expecting something will go down at The Twins? Is this based on more than a desire for Walder Frey to die?

      Because I don’t think he will. Nor Jaime for that matter.

      We have no way of knowing, really.

      But I incline to think something will happen because their pattern with season finales of late is to stick to scenes that move story arcs along. “Character note” scenes seem to be saved for earlier episodes in seasons.

      With as much plot development ground as they have to cover in the finale, it seems odd that they would drag Jaime all the way up to the Twins unless they had a reason for it. If it’s just for his character development, it seems strange to go there. What more could they do with him in this regard that the Siege of Riverrun didn’t accomplish already?

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    178. House Adder,

      Sorry, I meant more like, if she’s Arya Stark, she’s not going to pretend to be someone else. I am not saying that she can’t physically use a face, just that she’d be opposed to it now that she knows her true identity.

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    179. AerynsunX:
      ash,

      You can’t just use any face. The body and face have to be prepared by the Faceless Men, as we saw last season and this season. And, as Jaqen said in last year’s finale, it must be done right. Otherwise, there are consequences, like Arya being blinded. There is a way to use a “face” correctly. We haven’t seen any evidence that Arya could do that yet.

      Other than her drinking from the well with Jaqen to remove the blindness when he says, “if a girl is truly no one then she has nothing to worry about,” and in her last scene when he tells her she finally is no one. Yeah, he may have told her she’s not ready between those two scenes and she did refute the statement and claim her true identity. Her blinding scene on the show I think was confusing on purpose to make it really mystically strange for the viewers. In the books the Kindly Man blinds her with a potion, it wasn’t caused by wearing a face. After her blindness is cured she does begin to use faces from the hall.
      I guess what I’m saying here is that I don’t believe GRRM is writing all of this training arc for Arya just to have her completely abandon it, go home and be a normal little girl. I don’t see D&D doing that either. I fully expect to see her use faces even while not being part of the FM and we’ll have to accept that she did fully learn how to do it.

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    180. Kay,

      The thing is that Jon might be viewed as the best candidate after the war. Due to his deeds in the war. This what I was aiming for and question whether as solo King or as King and Queen.

      Theme of his arc his duty vs love. He never wanted to be LC but Sam pushed him and others choose him. KitN could be similiar, King of Westeros too. It’s not about what he wants but what he feels is his duty. Of course depends on if Daeny is alive. She could push him to rule with her or others will. Depends if she is alive.

      Either way we got a lot of foreshadowing for him to be a King. Especially in the books, last episode Tormund and Davos talked about Jon not being a King. Which means he’ll likely be one in finale or even later on. He’s King Crow to Wildlings after all.

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    181. Demon Monkey,

      My understanding is that the Targaryen succession line is as follows: Aerys>Rhaegar>Aegon>Jon if true born. Dany is not in direct succession, not if Jon is proven as true born. If Prince Charles becomes King then William follows and if something happens to him, George takes over and even the little princess would come before William’s brother, Prince Harry. Viserys thought himself king only because he was certain Rhaegar’s children were dead not because he was next in line after Rhaegar.

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    182. Athelstane: We have no way of knowing, really.

      But I incline to think something will happen because their pattern with season finales of late is to stick to scenes that move story arcs along. “Character note” scenes seem to be saved for earlier episodes in seasons.

      With as much plot development ground as they have to cover in the finale, it seems odd that they would drag Jaime all the way up to the Twins unless they had a reason for it. If it’s just for his character development, it seems strange to go there. What more could they do with him in this regard that the Siege of Riverrun didn’t accomplish already?

      I am now beginning to think maybe Walder doesnt die. Maybe he and Jaime’ll plot something huge and nasty (no idea what) moving the Freys to be the next big villain for early next season.

      With Boltons extinct, Essos out of the picture and their villains (SoH & Masters & Waif etc) gone – as well as KL villains likely dead or less relevant next season – maybe the show is going to need sone more from the “pure nasty” end of the spectrum just for all the stories to stand.

      Of course NK may take Joffrey/Ramsay’s place as chief villain – but these little baddies are needed too.

      Jaime joining him will mirror Tywin’s early alliance & together thwyre gonna seek to blunt the Starks before thwy grow too strong.

      But like some villains like the masters for example…maybe the threat to the North wont be very successful for long

      (Though what i wish for is entirely different….Frey Pie and Lannister Sauce – Walder as Nymerias’ lunch & Jaime out of a tower or something…)

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    183. George: In the show the main point of adapting the Riverrrun siege seems to have been to get Jamie out of King’s Landing for…reasons (episode 10 plot reasons.)

      Unquestionably partly that – but also as “character note” scenes for Jaime. They have to do something with him, he’s a key major character.

      Riverrun really is mostly about Jaime, at least as it is on the show.

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    184. Athelstane,

      Assuming Frey dies this season, Jaime will prob stick around the riverlands next season?

      As a book reader I guess I now know how everyone else feels, I never thought it would be this hard to predict plot lines.

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    185. Athelstane,

      I think the purpose for his trip to the Riverlands was to get him out KL. To keep him away during the trial. He won’t be able to protect Cersei. He is also save there in case Cersei does go mad and starts a huge firework.

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    186. Tycho Nestoris,

      She will use the no one skill- face swap- to infiltrate the Twins, and she will infiltrate the Twins because she as Arya Stark wants revenge for her brother and mother.

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    187. aabe,

      My opinion, but I just don’t see it going down that way. She’s decided that she’s Arya, not No One and does not want to spend her life murdering ‘good people’ because they’re paid to do it. I don’t believe however that she won’t use what she’s learned to get justice for her family by killing the ‘bad people.’ Perhaps she only uses a face one more time ever to go after Walder, but there’s not one single character that wants him dead more than she does and like Sansa with Ramsay, she deserves the kill. She’s the only family that was right there when it happened – watched them kill Grey Wind, watched them parade Robb Wind around on a horse.

      As I wrote just above, book Arya is using faces after her blindness and appears to be much closer to becoming a FM. Whether that version has her leave the order completely or becomes one and goes back is still a question. The path it’s taking appears to be one that will enable her to do her deeds FM-style.

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    188. QueenofThrones,

      Targaryen or Snow, Jon is a Stark. As much Stark as Robb, Sansa, Bran, Arya and Rickon. The only difference is that they get their half from Ned and he gets his half from Lyanna if theory is true. What is in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet . . .

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    189. Geralt of Rivia,
      But what do the rest of Westeros, say the Martells, Tarlys, Tyrells, Greyjoys, Lannisters, know about Jon’s abilities in wars?* Why would they care about him or want him to be King of WESTEROS? His entire life and story have been confined to the North. He was LC and couldn’t appease all factions and got stabbed. Davos, Tormund, and northerners support him and he is an idea candidate to take charge in the North due to his honorableness. But Westeros? I find that talk of his “legitimacy”, “harp-in-the-crypt” (:D) etc. all rely on how he might be the “true” Targaryen heir. But the Targs were dethroned, their King and Heir killed. I am amazed that suddenly the Westerosi will want to embrace a “true”, male Targ as a gift from the gods. Now…. if Jon wants to, and marches south with his northern army, then yes, right of conqueror, why not? Just like Robert Baratheon. Or Aegon Targaryen!
      * He was just very badly defeated in the latest battle we saw, and would have died if not for Sansa, LF, and the Vale army.

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    190. I can’t wait….I have a feeling this is going to be an excellent finale and in some ways even better than episode 9.

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    191. Inga,
      At 1:00 you can see a similar curve in the trunk, and the evergreens look like the same ones. I think Bran is *just* north of Castle Black. You’ll have to watch it on Youtube, sorry -_-.

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    192. Danny: My understanding is that the Targaryen succession line is as follows: Aerys>Rhaegar>Aegon>Jon if true born. Dany is not in direct succession, not if Jon is proven as true born

      But Jon is not true born even if R+L=J. He would be a Targaryen bastard, rather than a Stark one. Rhaegar was already married to someone else (Elia) at that point.

      He could be legitimized theoretically of course, but….

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    193. I really hope that Arya doesn’t already turn up in the Riverlands.

      Regarding the question of why Daenerys could be so devasted (speculation based on the books upcoming):

      Maybe Theon takes the role of Quentyn and rather unsuccessfully tries to control a dragon? This could seriously jeopardise the new alliance.

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    194. Jon doesn’t have a claim to being the King of Westeros.

      You gain the throne through inheritance or conquering it in Westerosi history. The Targs were overthrown. That’s it. The Targs no longer have claim to the Iron Throne.

      Dany will conquer for the throne. Jon, legitimized or not, is not going to be King of Westeros unless he decides to try and conquer the Iron Throne.

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    195. Athelstane,

      However Targaryans practised polygamy in the past, so the fact that Rheagar was married to Elia would not have precluded him marrying Lyanna also. Not saying he did, but he might have.

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    196. Arkash,

      My guess, Sam bonds with Jorah over the fact that he is Jeor’s son and he tells Sam that Dany is planning to come to Westeros with her dragons, which Sam will realize is good for fight against WWs.

      With Brienne and Pod, Jaime and Bronn and Brotherhood all in riverlands area, it seems likely there will be some convergence here. Since Brienne and Pod just interacted with Jaime and Bronn, I think a Brienne/Hound meetup/confrontation is most likely. Given how they demonstrated that BwoB uses hanging as execution, Brienne could get strung up by them, leaving us thinking she is a goner,

      similar to the books (perhaps Arya saves her later?)

      . But I could also see Walder Frey’s men capturing her and bringing her to the Twins,

      then the Freys stringing up her and Pod, leaving us on the same type cliffhanger as the books or Jaime and Bronn rescuing them then kicking some Frey ass

      .

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    197. I think ending the season with Jon crowned as KITN will be too anti-climatic and uncharacteristic of GOT. There bound to be a twist or a cliff-hanger ending for all storylines this season. IMO, and for the next season:
      Kings Landing story will be wrapped
      Dorne/Tyrell storyline will be set up
      Deny/Greyjoy story will take a new turn
      Riverland’s story will be closed
      North’s story will end on a twist cliff-hanger
      Bran will contribute to North’s storyline and will continue his greenseeing with no resolution
      Few filler scenes with Brienne and Sam
      And the last scene will be Arya’s new storyline with a twist tied in with one of the sideline stories introduced this season.

      One of the major character’s who has not been predicted to die will find his demise in this episode too.

      No wall falling this season, IMO.

      And I hope none of this is accurate in the end:)

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    198. Violencersei,

      This is really much ado about nothing.

      If Britain leaves, Northern Ireland still exists as a region, it’s not like it goes away. And Britain cannot afford any hit to their economy in that event, including the cash cow that is Game of Thrones. They will 10000000% make it work.

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    199. Does anyone know for sure if Fletcher is actually showing up or if he got cut somehow? I’m dying to know. Do spoiler tag it though if anyone has any idea.

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    200. The finale might be incredible but don’t put your hopes up for so many things. It’s okay to theorize but my advice is don’t think that those theories will happen. 90% of theories for GoT were bashed and rejected by the show. I say just don’t let the HYPE and expectations consume you.

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    201. I haven’t read the comments so apologies if I’m the 100th person to make this speculation, but I wonder if Jaime will decide to turncloak it and kill Walder Frey.

      In the books, Jaime turns on Cersei. It’s possibly only a matter of time before it happens in the show too. Maybe a combination of hearing about whatever fuckery she does in KL and seeing how much Walder Frey is just the absolute worst will push him over the edge?

      Could just be wishful thinking!

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    202. Kay,

      All of those factions wil get a lot of people killed. They will look up to someone who was doing good things against Walkers. I don’t think it has so much to do with his surname but rather his actions in the war. At the end of the day maybe Daeny wil llive and ask him to rule with her but if not people will look up to someone with potential and there is Jon.

      People at the end of the war of dawn will be exhausted to fight and no need to conquer anything. Imagine how much of a chaos white walkers will bring and how many thousands people will die, what millions maybe.

      Robert took iron throne by the right of conquest but he build it upon his Targ heritage which is ironic. He hated them but through their blood he justified his claim.

      Yes, Jon got beaten because of his emotions. Let’s hope he learns.

      Athelstane,

      Polygamy was practicided by Targaryens before and Rhaegar was honorable or well honorable person wouldn’t cheat on his wife but he would want Jon to be legitimate. Not dishonor Lyanna. Besides the point is Jon lived his whole life as a bastard and ironic is that he most likely is legitimate and he doesn’t even know about it. One passage in the books say that bastards are not allowed to hurt princes or something like that. It was when Jon wanted to sparring with Joffrey and Joffrey turned out to be bastard. Guess who might be prince.

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    203. Alan the Tall:
      The finale might be incredible but don’t put your hopes up for so many things. It’s okay to theorize but my advice is don’t think that those theories will happen. 90% of theories for GoT were bashed and rejected by the show. I say just don’t let the HYPE and expectations consume you.

      A not so good sign for expectations for this finale is the fact that this episode was not submitted for neither directing or writing categories at this year’s EMMYs. While it got in for some techs. I am suddenly not feeling very positive.

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    204. Ginevra: The Rat Cook story is one of the biggest “guns hung” (to please Wimsey)

      Yes, I remember Bran telling this. Such an eerie story, cant decide if I want it to happen or not. Dead Freys, YES but THAT way? Iffy. Where is Wimsey lately? Kind of been looking for him to get his take on Ep9. Haven’t seen him but haven’t checked all the threads, either. Hey, Wimsey, you ok? Taking a break?

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    205. I’ll be honest, if D&D go the

      “entire swath of enemies burned alive in a locked room” route in King’s Landing

      , I’ll be disappointed. I know they’ve foreshadowed it heavily, but THEY JUST DID A SCENE LIKE THAT WITH DANY EARLIER THIS SEASON! I’m sorry, but it’s damn lazy writing to basically do the same scene twice with different characters, not to mention the fact that it wasn’t even original the first time it was done: Quentin Tarantino beat D&D to the punch 7 years ago with Inglourious Basterds (which I’m sure was inspired by something else before it as well).

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    206. What is important to the story is not that Jon is a Targaryen ( Dany is Targ too ) but he’s TPTWP the one who will defeat the White Walkers, Jon will never sit on the iron throne at the end. That’s not his story, that’s Dany’s. IMO.

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    207. Jinx47,

      We need to close storylines. ending has to be Daeny and her army leaving for Westeros. That being said Jon being crowned KitN makes sense, Sansa Queen too. Depends on what they’ll went for.

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    208. Jinx47,

      Perhaps not that much will happen except for Cersei’s trial and some Northern twist and it will all be setup for Season 7. Yeah, the fact that it wasn’t nominated sucks but Hardhome wasn’t nominated and it was the most exciting episode of Season 5; it can still be great but it won’t top The Battle of the Bastards.

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    209. Alan the Tall:
      Jinx47,

      Perhaps not that much will happen except for Cersei’s trial and some Northern twist and it will all be setup for Season 7. Yeah, the fact that it wasn’t nominated sucks but Hardhome wasn’t nominated and it was the most exciting episode of Season 5; it can still be great but it won’t top The Battle of the Bastards.

      Well at least all awards pundits are predicting Kit Harrington’s first EMMY nomination this year.

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    210. Jinx47,

      Aaaaaaand, I don’t know if other people think the same way but I thought Kissed By Fire was one of the strongest episodes of Season 3 and of the entire show but it wasn’t submitted for the Emmy’s neither for writing nor for directing.

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    211. Miss Stark:
      Does anyone know for sure if Fletcher is actually showing up or if he got cut somehow? I’m dying to know. Do spoiler tag it though if anyone has any idea.

      In the finale ?

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    212. Jack Bauer 24,

      Still building ships? I mean, a thousand ships aren’t built in a month… But in the end who can tell? Time in this show makes absolutely no sense 😛

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    213. I was worried about Jaime; Walder Frey is always very jealous of the richer houses. But I can see he has a plate of food and drink, so guest right should keep him safe. Whew!

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    214. I think I know the fate of Lord Karstark. I noticed him standing next to Sansa, while Jon was punching Ramsay. Was he Littlefinger’s friend in the North? Anyway, that’s interesting.

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    215. I don’t think this is a spoiler for the Unsullied so I won’t cover it. In the books Tywin has a sister who is married to a Frey. They haven’t brought the aunt into the show thus far and it’s a bit late in the game to introduce her now but it’s just possible (slim chance I know) that Jaime is at the Twins to visit his aunt.

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    216. All I want in 06-10 is to see The Hound eat every fucking chicken in The Twins.

      And Benjen score a couple more Coldhands Kills. That’d be cool too.

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    217. Geralt of Rivia:
      Jinx47,

      We need to close storylines. ending has to be Daeny and her army leaving for Westeros. That being said Jon being crowned KitN makes sense, Sansa Queen too. Depends on what they’ll went for.

      But, why would Jon be crowned as KiTN? Sansa is the next in line since Bran is nowhere to be found. I’m also anticipating the ending with Dany finally sailing for Westeros! I hope to see Arya in this episode, too.

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    218. Arya hasn’t crossed anyone off her list this season. Walder Frey is getting it. Hoping LF get it from Sansa too. She finally gets tired of him send ravens with dick pics. I think there will be some combination of him blabbing to her and revealing some of his atrocities to a third party, maybe Jon, maybe Bran through the weirwood tree. Kingslanding may be a cluster, everyone could die for all I know. I wouldn’t care either. The Lannisters certainly seem to be leaving the Twins. Maybe they have Jaime betray them or something. Which would just add to wtf would they do that and have people freaking out about the plot. I’ll stick with Arya being there. What I’m looking for overall is the characters whose arc seem to be at an end in context of the bigger plot and with the knowledge there are only 13 episodes after this season. Tommen, Margaery, Sparrow, Mountain, LF, Walder Frey, maybe Melisandre…..doubt it. Only thing I expect is a lot of dead characters.

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    219. Geralt of Rivia:
      Kay,

      Polygamy was practicided by Targaryens before and Rhaegar was honorable or well honorable person wouldn’t cheat on his wife but he would want Jon to be legitimate. Not dishonor Lyanna. Besides the point is Jon lived his whole life as a bastard and ironic is that he most likely is legitimate and he doesn’t even know about it. One passage in the books say that bastards are not allowed to hurt princes or something like that. It was when Jon wanted to sparring with Joffrey and Joffrey turned out to be bastard. Guess who might be prince.

      As far as I know, polygamy is no longer accepted in Westeros. I’m not familiar with the timeline of Robert’s rebellion. Did Rhaegar’s wife die before him? Is it possible he married Lyanna after he was widowed? That’s the only way I can see that marriage (if it ever occurred) being legit.

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    220. HelloThere:
      Cersei’s costume is glorious

      Can’t wait to see her wrath in full force… Shes been bottling it up all season….

      Her hair looks really good, too. Finally.

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    221. Dame of Mercia:
      Will they touch on Rickon’s burial do you think?

      Dee Stark:
      Dame of Mercia,

      it might be more of showing Jon in the crypt and then cutting to bran… very vague but clear connection for the die hard over analyzing person like me.

      I would love it if after Bran’s vision, it cuts to Jon in the crypts paying his respects to Ned and Rickon, and the camera not-so-subtly frames him with the statue of Aunt Lyanna behind him. Or he lights the candle the way Sansa did in S5. And then music swells as the audience knows something while Jon Snow still knows nothing.

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    222. Arya hasn’t crossed anyone off her list this season. Walder Frey is getting it. Hoping LF get it from Sansa too. She finally gets tired of him send ravens with dick pics. I think there will be some combination of him blabbing to her and revealing some of his atrocities to a third party, maybe Jon, maybe Bran through the weirwood tree. Kingslanding may be a cluster, everyone could die for all I know. I wouldn’t care either. The Lannisters certainly seem to be leaving the Twins. Maybe they have Jaime betray them or something. Which would just add to wtf would they do that and have people freaking out about the plot. I’ll stick with Arya being there. What I’m looking for overall is the characters whose arc seem to be at an end in context of the bigger plot and with the knowledge there are only 13 episodes after this season. Tommen, Margaery, Sparrow, Mountain, LF, Walder Frey, maybe Melisandre…..doubt it. Only thing I expect is a lot of dead characters.
      Inga,

      I didn’t notice that. When she asks where he is or when Jon is beating him to death?

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    223. Jaime at the Twins: could his next move be to march North instead of back to King’s Landing again? His pitstop at the Twins could mean both the celebration of the retake of Riverrun and to cross the river on their way North.

      After all, the Starks taking back Winterfell is no different than the Blackfish retaking Riverrun in the eyes of the Lannisters/Iron Throne. This set up another Stark/Lannister conflict with a future Siege of Winterfell at the beginning of Season 7.

      HOWEVER, things will change very sudden when the Walkers break through the Wall…

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    224. Danny,

      You’re talking about being a Stark in spirit, right? I thought you only got to be termed a Stark by birth or marriage. …that is, that you took your father’s name. I can’t recall anyone saying Robb, or Bran, or Arya was a Tully.

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    225. Nadia,

      If Jon is proclaimed King in The North next episode, they will rebel against the crown again. The Northerners want their independence from the Seven Kingdoms. I believe Jon will want more to remain King in the North than become King of Westeros. Danny should accept their independence as a reward for their efforts during the war against the White Walkers.
      The only way I see Jon becoming King of Westeros is if he marries Danny. But Danny and Jon marrying and ruling together is too cheesy for GOT. I prefer the former.

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    226. Lord Shephand,

      After all, the Starks taking back Winterfell is no different than the Blackfish retaking Riverrun in the eyes of the Lannisters/Iron Throne. This set up another Stark/Lannister conflict with a future Siege of Winterfell at the beginning of Season 7.

      HOWEVER, things will change very sudden when the Walkers break through the Wall…

      I don’t think the Lannisters would ever go that far North, especially not with winter arriving…and, they’ve got a lot of political problems themselves. Anyway, like you said, when the Walkers come, nobody will be thinking about castles!

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    227. Brian,

      I know, right? Ugh. Jon might need her again in future too damnit. Anyways I have a feeling this finale will leave me wanting so much more with not much sense of closure.

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    228. Inga:
      I think I know the fate of Lord Karstark. I noticed him standing next to Sansa, while Jon was punching Ramsay. Was he Littlefinger’s friend in the North? Anyway, that’s interesting.

      That’s not Karstark, that’s Littlefinger.

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    229. jinx47: That’s not Karstark, that’s Littlefinger.

      It’s not Littlefinger at all, it’s some guy with a red beard and hair (looks like he’s holding a bow and arrow) and it’s not Karstark either. You see him specifically when Jon is punching Ramsay inside Winterfell.

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    230. Whatever you think of the outcome at Winterfell. It doesn’t change the fact that Sansa is a fugitive of the state. She’s still wanted back in KL for the murder of the King. LF has two options. He marries Sansa and sides with the North, or he kills Sansa and seals his future with the South. I believe, that he has plotted with Walder Frey to kill Sansa(if she rejects his proposal). Walder Frey is going to meet with Jaime to tell him of their continued routing of the Starks. Jaime either gets angry with Walder for not keeping the Lannisters in the loop, or he finds out that Cersei knew of the plot and kept it from him. The back of the head you see walking through the archway in the trailer is Jorah Mormont coming back to take command of Dany’s invasion army she is taking to Westeros. She no longer needs an interpreter and leaves Missy, Grey Worm, and Daario to defend Mereen. Daario is not happy with this decision.

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    231. newbietothegame:
      Athelstane,

      I think the purpose for his trip to the Riverlands was to get him out KL. To keep him away during the trial. He won’t be able to protect Cersei. He is also save there in case Cersei does go mad and starts a huge firework.

      Oh, definitely that, no question. They needed Cersei isolated. Jaime had to be sent out on another expedition.

      But Jaime remains an A list character, so they have to do something with him. The Riverrun sequence from the books was grabbed and made into some more character moments for Jaime. Because the show needs those, too. And honestly, Jaime has been a more interesting character when he’s been separated from Cersei anyway.

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    232. My predictions:

      This would make a fine finale:

      Tyrion getting a 3 some with Dany and Yara and finally finishing his honeycomb and jackass joke.

      Jon getting named King of the North, killing LF, and Sansa named Lady of Dreadfort.

      Cersei going mad, Franken Gregor killing tons of people, all of kings landing up in smoke, Cersei killed by Kevan.

      Jamie going rogue, killing the Freys then himself after hearing of Cersei demise.

      Arya stowing away on Dany ship wearing the face of a crew member.

      Bran finally seeing the end of the tower scene.

      The wall crumbling down and white walkers riding giant ice spiders….black screen!

      Then boom final view after black screen 10secs….The Hound eating a bucket of KFC

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    233. Nadia:
      Violencersei,

      This is really much ado about nothing.

      If Britain leaves, Northern Ireland still exists as a region, it’s not like it goes away. And Britain cannot afford any hit to their economy in that event, including the cash cow that is Game of Thrones. They will 10000000% make it work.

      Yeah, this looks like FP trying to drum up clickbait, honestly (and they’ve been consistently anti-Brexit to boot).

      Look, they’re already about to start shooting season 7. Any funding from the EU for S.7 is already in hand or in the pipeline, so that leaves only Season 8 in any question. And it will take at least two years to navigate a British exit from the EU. It’s not like the vote happens tomorrow, and then on Friday Britain is no longer in the EU.

      And HBO is going to find a way to get the last season of its big cash cow in the can. They’re not going to let anything get in the way of that. And plenty of places will be happy to find a way to kick in funding or subsidies if it actually becomes necessary.

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    234. Halfman: Therein lies the $64 million question. While the audience may learn Jon’s parentage, what significance can it have if a) there is no proof and b) only a tiny handful of people learn of it.

      GRRM and the show runners have us all stumped there!

      Bran will eventually make it to Jon and be by his side for the Great War, though I’m not convinced that will happen this season. Until then, Bran may be able to whisper to Jon the same way he whispered to Young Ned. And that might be this season.

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    235. All this speculation has me on edge!
      What is the theory behind the caught unawares expression LF gives amidst the snowy forest background in the trailer? Correct me if I’m wrong but that scene hasn’t come to fruition yet, right? Will it follow his scene in the Godswood with Sansa? Could it be Brienne about to take him down after Sansa orders him to, this is the optimist in me speaking obvs.

      I love that Sansa is by a Weirwood tree btw. Could Bran try communicate with her?

      Ugh this is killing mehh!

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    236. Flayed Potatoes:
      Mihnea,

      C-Section hype!

      I think they will reveal half of the theory because they only worked at introducing the mother this season.

      Thank goodness we’ll be able to finally see it is a wrinkle in the linen and not a slash. And we’ll end the twins theory. And hopefully the pregnant Sansa theory. Although, like her mother, that theory may never die.

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    237. Ultimate jamie redemption this episode? What if Arya infiltrates frey’s and murders walder and then all the freys go to kill her and jaime swore an oath to catelyn to protect her daughters and get them home so he tells his soldiers to kill all the freys thus becoming an oathkeeper while breaking guest right classic jamie duality. Its one of a few scenarios which would neatly tie up all the stories this season. Other option involves brotherhood without banners because they still need to be involved somehow, and it would be great to have the hound save arya or vice versa.

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    238. Flayed Potatoes,

      It’s really an absurd theory, and the idea the Ramsay would know about it even if she were is also silly, I think his conversations with Roose earlier this season make it quite clear he believes he didn’t impregnate Sansa.

      Plus, even though the show’s relationship with logic has become pretty tenuous at times, the idea that a child would survive the jump from the ramparts of Winterfell is crazy.

      People don’t understand the kind of physical pain and damage that rape can cause, so they made way too much out of her “I can still feel what he did to me” line.

      Feeling pregnant and having physical pain from possible tears, bruising, etc… aren’t remotely similar.

      It was clear she meant to impress upon LF how badly she had been abused. It would have been a seriously strange way to say she was pregnant.

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    239. George: At the Twins?

      I’m assuming that Arya may have taken a Face from the Hall of Faces (you know, the one that may have been where she deposited the Waif’s face?)

      Yes, I believe she’ll show up at the Twins. She could be elsewhere, but that would seem the most poignant given her list, and it would set the tone for things to come with Arya.

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    240. Geralt of Rivia,

      Despite what it looks deep down dany does not want to rule and remember she keeps thinking if only rhaegar’s son was alive he could have ruled and I could step down and let him rule..

      After their learning arc’s in AdWD they must end up as jahaerys the conciliator and good queen allysane ….jon on the throne but dany have a say in the when its comes to important things.

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    241. News article spoiler and contract-signing spoilers ahead:

      When Sophie played “Two Truths and a Lie,” she said:

      1. Ramsay dies.
      2. Lady Stoneheart returns.
      3. Arya checks three people off her list.

      We know 1 is true and 2 is false unless D&D have lost their heads, but how will 3 be true? I believe Walder is likely to die but Cersei is certain to not, which means the Mountain is likely to not. Even if we count the Waif, how will this be three? Do we even trust Sophie?

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    242. Halfman,

      The question of proof is the biggest one to me. I don’t know why anyone would believe this. Dany certainly wouldn’t without massive amounts of proof, and obviously other factions such as the Lannisters (as well as anyone who doesn’t recognize Targaryen legitimacy) definitely wouldn’t care even if there were proof.

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    243. Ginevra:
      News article spoiler and contract-signing spoilers ahead:

      When Sophie played “Two Truths and a Lie,” she said:

      Seems like she was either mistaken, or full of carp.

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    244. Jack Bauer 24,

      I find it exceedingly hard to believe that either she or Maisie would actually reveal two major plot points.

      I always assumed some or all of it was untrue.

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