GOT SEASON 8: What The Crap?

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Game Of Thrones stopped using its original literary source
material in Season 6, that is George R. R. Martin’s A Song Of Fire And Ice
series, leading to a range of odd plot points and character behaviors, some so
baffling that you may ask: Why bother with the show anymore?

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But some of us have invested too many hours and sleepless nights
in the show to stop now, we have to see it through to the end. But as the
series tries to wrap everything up (we only have two episodes left!), the
ridiculousness has been amped up, and we’re not even putting into consideration
the stupid coffee cup scene. Several actions the characters took or failed to
take, as well as how Westeros has been presented to viewers, were especially
annoying on Sunday’s episode.
Maybe Dany just doesn’t
know much about dragons like we thought she did

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We know the dragons are vulnerable at this point. And so should
Daenerys, but she doesn’t show any indication that she understands this. She
witnessed the Night King killing Viserion by chucking an ice spear. She saw
when the Sons of the Harpy spears injured Drogon. And she was on top of Drogon
last season when Bronn pierced it with the massive Scorpion weapon, temporarily
grounding the dragon.
Seeing last season that the Lannister force had this giant
crossbow, wouldn’t she think, you know, maybe Cersei has some more of these
lying around? At the very least, look into some armor for these beasts. They
are your children, after all.
Where’s the Varys we
know?

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Varys: Do. Your. Job. What happened to all of your little birds?
Daenerys and her sea-bound crew sailed right into an ambush, which seemed like
it could have been very preventable with some basic intel. And we’re not even
placing all the blame at the feet of the Dragon Queen’s advisers, because she
has the tactical advantage of flying on a dragon. From previous episodes, the
cruising altitude of a dragon seems quite high; why not max it out to scope the
scene from a far away distance? Just rolling up on King’s Landing with ships
and a dragon but with little sense of what awaits seemed foolish.
Jon Snow lost his king
candidature for leaving Ghost just like that without a hug

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Yes I said it, he doesn’t deserve to be king in the north or
king of anywhere anymore for leaving his beloved direwolf just like that.
Some of us hold the controversial opinion that dogs are not
people. However, Jon Snow, show some respect to your direwolf because he is a
very good boy. This creature stood by your side when you were dead, saved your
life by warning you of a wight, kept you company at Castle Black and emerged
bloody and bruised after fighting the army of the dead. We’ll give you that
it’s honorable to let your direwolf go live in the north rather than schlep him
to the south (balmy weather and that fur coat? No, thank you). But at least
give the creature the goodbye it deserves.
You know nothing, Jon
Snow sorry Tyrion Lannister

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Tyrion is supposed to be among the most clever and witty characters on Game of
Thrones. But most of his jokes lately have to do with Varys’s lack of testicles
(har har har), and he keeps underestimating Cersei. He knows what his sister is
capable of, and yet he believed her pledge to fight the army of the dead. Welp,
that was a lie. Lesson learned, right? Except now he thinks there’s a small
chance he can talk her into some kind of truce? He should have walked up to the
wall on Sunday’s episode, pulled out a crossbow and shot Cersei, then and
there.
Does Cersei really
abide by any kind of war decorum?

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Game Of Thrones would have you believe that Cersei is ruthless and would stop
at nothing to hold onto the throne, including exacting revenge on her brothers.
Most of all, she loathes Tyrion for existing (their mother died in childbirth),
and then for unceremoniously killing their dad as he sat on a toilet (rough way
to go).

So it makes little sense as to why Cersei wouldn’t just kill Tyrion as soon as
he approached her at the wall outside of King’s Landing. For that matter, just
look at how diminished Daenerys’ forces are, so why not just kill them all
right then and there? We know why – because then the entire series would end –
but at least make us believe that this whole setup is plausible, given what we
know about Cersei.

Is there a shortcut
between Winterfell and King’s Landing now?

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This became a glaring issue in Season 7, but it’s become laughable now.
Remember when Arya and the Hound wandered about for a season or two? Now these
characters can just zip around Westeros. Daenerys, Grey Worm and crew rolled up
on King’s Landing via ships in Sunday’s episode, and it apparently will only
take Jon Snow and an entire army traveling over land an additional fortnight to
get there.

Those meandering journeys added additional drama, peril and high jinks, too.
Now, we can’t help but feel the show’s writers are just trying to barrel toward
the finish line.

Bran is human Google
but he’s not googling anything

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The good ol’ Three Eyed Raven isn’t doing much three eyed ravening anymore.
He’s still dishing about Jon’s parentage, but like any good gossip, he needs to
offer more than the same story over and over. Bran says he now lives in the
past, but we’ve also seen evidence of him peering into the future. Regardless,
why these characters aren’t running every single plan by him is beyond us.
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Olushola Abodunrin is a graduate of Philosophy
from the University of Ado-Ekiti. He is a professional writer, he writes
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