Game of Thrones Thread (The Thread is Dark and Full of Spoilers)

Other video games, TV shows, movies, general chit-chat...this is an all-purpose off-topic board where you can talk about anything that doesn't have its own dedicated section.

Whose side are you on?

Cersei Lannister
0
No votes
Daenerys Targaryen
4
100%
White Walkers
0
No votes
 
Total votes : 4

Re: Game of Thrones Thread (The Thread is Dark and Full of Spoilers)

Postby Andrew on Mon Aug 28, 2017 11:39 am

Season finale goes down very soon. In the meantime...

phpBB [video]
NLSC Webmaster/Administrator
Image
Contact: Email | Twitter
Release Topics: NBA Live 08 | NBA Live 07 | NBA Live 06 | NBA Live 2005 | NBA Live 2004
Story Topics: NBA 2K19 | NBA 2K13 | NBA Live 06 (Part 2) | NBA Live 06 (HOF) | NBA Live 2004 (HOF)
NLSC: Podcast | The Friday Five | Monday Tip-Off | Wayback Wednesday | 20th Anniversary of NBA Live | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube


Support The NLSC Hosting Fund: Patreon | GoFundMe

Image
Like my work? Want to help out with the NLSC Hosting Fund? Please consider leaving a tip!
User avatar
Andrew
The One Admin
Administrator
 
Posts: 105890
Joined: Thu Aug 22, 2002 9:51 pm
Location: Australia

Re: Game of Thrones Thread (The Thread is Dark and Full of Spoilers)

Postby Andrew on Mon Aug 28, 2017 1:37 pm

Well...that was one hell of a season finale!

Cersei's double-cross was hardly a surprise, and certainly speaks to the shortsightedness of her character. After some of her more cunning moments, it was good to see her fall back to familiar habits. As devious as she's always been, she also has a habit of overlooking a detail and causing more problems. I think we were all waiting to see what Jamie's breaking point would be. Looks like he's going to have to break another oath.

Littlefinger's demise did catch me off guard. I couldn't shake the feeling that he'd outlast everyone, but I thought it was great how his manipulation finally caught up to him, at the hands of his own apprentice. Bran's abilities were finally put to good use, too. Very satisfying; there are bigger threats than the game he was playing, now.

Another big reveal with Jon...that is to say, Aegon. Kinda bad timing, given what's going down with him and Dany at present!

Finally, The Wall comes down. Viserion is already paying dividends for The Night King.

It's going to be a long wait for Season 8.
NLSC Webmaster/Administrator
Image
Contact: Email | Twitter
Release Topics: NBA Live 08 | NBA Live 07 | NBA Live 06 | NBA Live 2005 | NBA Live 2004
Story Topics: NBA 2K19 | NBA 2K13 | NBA Live 06 (Part 2) | NBA Live 06 (HOF) | NBA Live 2004 (HOF)
NLSC: Podcast | The Friday Five | Monday Tip-Off | Wayback Wednesday | 20th Anniversary of NBA Live | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube


Support The NLSC Hosting Fund: Patreon | GoFundMe

Image
Like my work? Want to help out with the NLSC Hosting Fund? Please consider leaving a tip!
User avatar
Andrew
The One Admin
Administrator
 
Posts: 105890
Joined: Thu Aug 22, 2002 9:51 pm
Location: Australia

Re: Game of Thrones Thread (The Thread is Dark and Full of Spoilers)

Postby Lean on Mon Aug 28, 2017 1:38 pm

I like how they put Bran's revelation of Jon's identity over the montage of Jon and Daenerys having sex.

AND FUCK YEAH, FINALLY A JAMIE FACE TURN?!
User avatar
Lean
The Artist Formerly Known as Crappystuff
NLSC Team Member
 
Posts: 7520
Joined: Mon Nov 13, 2006 9:49 pm
Location: Pilipinas

Re: Game of Thrones Thread (The Thread is Dark and Full of Spoilers)

Postby Sauru on Mon Aug 28, 2017 11:55 pm

the hound telling the mountain to basically get fucked was awesome. only 6 episodes left for us to finally get to see them go at it.

as with the rest of the season last night brought us a bunch more reunions and i was excited for each one. the one thing that caught me off guard simply because i never thought about it was jon snow arriving at kings landing. i knew he had never been there before but i just never actually thought about it. was another cool scene.

the littlefinger scene i figured out the second sansa used the word betrayal. second she said that i turned to my wife and said "littlefinger is dead". i loved the emotionless was arya offed him though.

the reveal of course is what we have been waiting for but i love that the mentioned him as being the true heir to the throne. i dont think they say that without it coming up as a point of conflict in season 7.

nice to see jamie on the right side of things and of course the final scene was amazing

such a good episode with so little action. the character games have always made GoT what it is imo and i loved seeing these character verbally go at it again

the cersi thing was no surprise. there was zero chance she was actually going to help them in anyway
User avatar
Sauru
 
Posts: 7726
Joined: Sat Sep 06, 2003 12:01 pm

Re: Game of Thrones Thread (The Thread is Dark and Full of Spoilers)

Postby Kevin on Mon Aug 28, 2017 11:57 pm

JUST. LIKE. THAT. the wall crumbles. What a finale.

Edited the poll to see which side people are on.
User avatar
Kevin
Fuck the Celtics
 
Posts: 7985
Joined: Sat Nov 16, 2013 10:47 pm
Location: Montreal

Re: Game of Thrones Thread (The Thread is Dark and Full of Spoilers)

Postby Andrew on Tue Aug 29, 2017 12:41 am

Team Dany.
NLSC Webmaster/Administrator
Image
Contact: Email | Twitter
Release Topics: NBA Live 08 | NBA Live 07 | NBA Live 06 | NBA Live 2005 | NBA Live 2004
Story Topics: NBA 2K19 | NBA 2K13 | NBA Live 06 (Part 2) | NBA Live 06 (HOF) | NBA Live 2004 (HOF)
NLSC: Podcast | The Friday Five | Monday Tip-Off | Wayback Wednesday | 20th Anniversary of NBA Live | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube


Support The NLSC Hosting Fund: Patreon | GoFundMe

Image
Like my work? Want to help out with the NLSC Hosting Fund? Please consider leaving a tip!
User avatar
Andrew
The One Admin
Administrator
 
Posts: 105890
Joined: Thu Aug 22, 2002 9:51 pm
Location: Australia

Re: Game of Thrones Thread (The Thread is Dark and Full of Spoilers)

Postby Lean on Tue Aug 29, 2017 12:55 am

Cleganebowl came THIS close. Loved how the Hound trash-talked the Mountain.

Calling it now: Living people win, Cersei gets dethroned, Daenerys suggest Jon to take the Throne, Jon declines because he's Lawful Good in Dungeons and Dragons, Daenerys sits on the throne anyway.

That, or either the White Walkers win.
User avatar
Lean
The Artist Formerly Known as Crappystuff
NLSC Team Member
 
Posts: 7520
Joined: Mon Nov 13, 2006 9:49 pm
Location: Pilipinas

Re: Game of Thrones Thread (The Thread is Dark and Full of Spoilers)

Postby shadowgrin on Tue Aug 29, 2017 3:45 am

The Sandor/Brienne, Bronn/Tyrion/Pod, Lannister, and Clegane reunions in this episode were more enjoyable than the Stark reunion. Even Sam and Bran seeing each other again had a more memorable exchange with Bran showing the letter to Sam.


Andrew wrote:Looks like he's going to have to break another oath.

Good catch. I was wondering why Jamie was so mad at Cersei lying (and by association with her, him also breaking his word) about providing Lannister troops to Daenerys. Reminded me that the Kingslayer is still deeply affected with breaking his oath, guess that bath time with Brienne for character development finally paid off.

Cersei with the 3 strikes that broke Jamie:
Forcing him to break his word (again).
Cersei emasculating Jamie by doing military strategy with Euron; no longer a great swordsman with just one hand, being a commander was Jamie's thing to maintain his pride and Cersei took that away from him.
Threatening to kill Jamie.

Thought that last one is a good enough reason for Jamie to ditch Cersei's crazy ass.
HE'S USING HYPNOSIS!
JaoSming2KTV wrote:its fun on a bun
shadowgrin
Doesn't negotiate with terrorists. NLSC's Jefferson Davis. The Questioneer
 
Posts: 23102
Joined: Thu Dec 12, 2002 7:21 am
Location: In your mind

Re: Game of Thrones Thread (The Thread is Dark and Full of Spoilers)

Postby jenz on Tue Aug 29, 2017 10:13 am

Oh boy, great episode overall.

Sansa sticking it to Littlefinger was satisfying. 2 minutes before that scene, I was calling her a dumb woman (did not use the word woman).

Bran becoming somewhat useful! Wow.

Arya still badass.

Jamie going to redeem himself!

Night's watch not providing any kind of resistance is a little bit lame. Like how Benjen suddenly became fodder just to save Jon.
User avatar
jenz
Too cool for a custom title.
 
Posts: 995
Joined: Sun Jul 29, 2007 10:38 pm
Location: Duterturd

Re: Game of Thrones Thread (The Thread is Dark and Full of Spoilers)

Postby Andrew on Tue Aug 29, 2017 11:54 am

I was thinking the same thing during that penultimate scene with Sansa and Littlefinger. It was very well done, a great fakeout.

It was a nice moment of redemption for Theon, as well. I liked his scene with Jon, too.
NLSC Webmaster/Administrator
Image
Contact: Email | Twitter
Release Topics: NBA Live 08 | NBA Live 07 | NBA Live 06 | NBA Live 2005 | NBA Live 2004
Story Topics: NBA 2K19 | NBA 2K13 | NBA Live 06 (Part 2) | NBA Live 06 (HOF) | NBA Live 2004 (HOF)
NLSC: Podcast | The Friday Five | Monday Tip-Off | Wayback Wednesday | 20th Anniversary of NBA Live | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube


Support The NLSC Hosting Fund: Patreon | GoFundMe

Image
Like my work? Want to help out with the NLSC Hosting Fund? Please consider leaving a tip!
User avatar
Andrew
The One Admin
Administrator
 
Posts: 105890
Joined: Thu Aug 22, 2002 9:51 pm
Location: Australia

Re: Game of Thrones Thread (The Thread is Dark and Full of Spoilers)

Postby bigh0rt on Tue Aug 29, 2017 12:39 pm

I've never rooted for incest so hard in my life.
User avatar
bigh0rt
NLSC Team Member
NLSC Team Member
 
Posts: 8970
Joined: Thu Nov 10, 2005 6:06 pm
Location: New York

Re: Game of Thrones Thread (The Thread is Dark and Full of Spoilers)

Postby Lean on Tue Aug 29, 2017 5:44 pm

jenz wrote:Sansa sticking it to Littlefinger was satisfying.


I watched the replay of the finale last night just to see Littlefinger get shamed and killed on the spot. I loved that scene, and good riddance to the most punchable face in all of Westeros.
User avatar
Lean
The Artist Formerly Known as Crappystuff
NLSC Team Member
 
Posts: 7520
Joined: Mon Nov 13, 2006 9:49 pm
Location: Pilipinas

Re: Game of Thrones Thread (The Thread is Dark and Full of Spoilers)

Postby jenz on Tue Aug 29, 2017 6:30 pm

Punchyness aside, he was quite good with the game. He just met his match with Arya.

I don't think it has been discussed here. What do you guys make of Tyrion's lingering/expression when he saw Jon entered Dany's room?
User avatar
jenz
Too cool for a custom title.
 
Posts: 995
Joined: Sun Jul 29, 2007 10:38 pm
Location: Duterturd

Re: Game of Thrones Thread (The Thread is Dark and Full of Spoilers)

Postby Andrew on Tue Aug 29, 2017 6:54 pm

Arya and Sansa. He taught Sansa too well, and underestimated their bond despite their differences.

Yeah, I'm still trying to figure out the deal with Tyrion there. I've heard speculation that he's betrayed Dany to Cersei, but that doesn't make much sense and seems highly unlikely.
NLSC Webmaster/Administrator
Image
Contact: Email | Twitter
Release Topics: NBA Live 08 | NBA Live 07 | NBA Live 06 | NBA Live 2005 | NBA Live 2004
Story Topics: NBA 2K19 | NBA 2K13 | NBA Live 06 (Part 2) | NBA Live 06 (HOF) | NBA Live 2004 (HOF)
NLSC: Podcast | The Friday Five | Monday Tip-Off | Wayback Wednesday | 20th Anniversary of NBA Live | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube


Support The NLSC Hosting Fund: Patreon | GoFundMe

Image
Like my work? Want to help out with the NLSC Hosting Fund? Please consider leaving a tip!
User avatar
Andrew
The One Admin
Administrator
 
Posts: 105890
Joined: Thu Aug 22, 2002 9:51 pm
Location: Australia

Re: Game of Thrones Thread (The Thread is Dark and Full of Spoilers)

Postby jenz on Tue Aug 29, 2017 7:41 pm

I don't buy it, too. His character's foundation is that of being just and inherently good. It would really be a shock if he did really betray Dany.
User avatar
jenz
Too cool for a custom title.
 
Posts: 995
Joined: Sun Jul 29, 2007 10:38 pm
Location: Duterturd

Re: Game of Thrones Thread (The Thread is Dark and Full of Spoilers)

Postby Andrew on Tue Aug 29, 2017 8:08 pm

He has no reason to trust or support Cersei, either. I think those theories are barking up the wrong tree.

Maybe he's concerned about how the alliance will play out, and whether the Northern lords will go along with it. Maybe he's worried about losing influence, especially with a lot of his plans going awry. Maybe he's simply (rightfully) uneasy about the agreement with Cersei, and (correctly) thinking she'll betray them.
NLSC Webmaster/Administrator
Image
Contact: Email | Twitter
Release Topics: NBA Live 08 | NBA Live 07 | NBA Live 06 | NBA Live 2005 | NBA Live 2004
Story Topics: NBA 2K19 | NBA 2K13 | NBA Live 06 (Part 2) | NBA Live 06 (HOF) | NBA Live 2004 (HOF)
NLSC: Podcast | The Friday Five | Monday Tip-Off | Wayback Wednesday | 20th Anniversary of NBA Live | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube


Support The NLSC Hosting Fund: Patreon | GoFundMe

Image
Like my work? Want to help out with the NLSC Hosting Fund? Please consider leaving a tip!
User avatar
Andrew
The One Admin
Administrator
 
Posts: 105890
Joined: Thu Aug 22, 2002 9:51 pm
Location: Australia

Re: Game of Thrones Thread (The Thread is Dark and Full of Spoilers)

Postby Lean on Tue Aug 29, 2017 8:13 pm

If it was Jorah that's lurking, I wouldn't be surprised.

Andrew wrote:Maybe he's worried about losing influence, especially with a lot of his plans going awry.


I agree with this. It might lead to him losing his Hand status and have him replaced with Jon.
User avatar
Lean
The Artist Formerly Known as Crappystuff
NLSC Team Member
 
Posts: 7520
Joined: Mon Nov 13, 2006 9:49 pm
Location: Pilipinas

Re: Game of Thrones Thread (The Thread is Dark and Full of Spoilers)

Postby I Hate Mondays on Tue Aug 29, 2017 9:51 pm

Kuddos to GoT for making the most anticipated incest of the year happen. :applaud:
Image
User avatar
I Hate Mondays
 
Posts: 2788
Joined: Fri Mar 01, 2013 9:41 am
Location: Romania

Re: Game of Thrones Thread (The Thread is Dark and Full of Spoilers)

Postby Andrew on Tue Aug 29, 2017 10:14 pm

Making the rounds at the moment.

Image

The original is from Emilia Clarke's Instagram.
NLSC Webmaster/Administrator
Image
Contact: Email | Twitter
Release Topics: NBA Live 08 | NBA Live 07 | NBA Live 06 | NBA Live 2005 | NBA Live 2004
Story Topics: NBA 2K19 | NBA 2K13 | NBA Live 06 (Part 2) | NBA Live 06 (HOF) | NBA Live 2004 (HOF)
NLSC: Podcast | The Friday Five | Monday Tip-Off | Wayback Wednesday | 20th Anniversary of NBA Live | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube


Support The NLSC Hosting Fund: Patreon | GoFundMe

Image
Like my work? Want to help out with the NLSC Hosting Fund? Please consider leaving a tip!
User avatar
Andrew
The One Admin
Administrator
 
Posts: 105890
Joined: Thu Aug 22, 2002 9:51 pm
Location: Australia

Re: Game of Thrones Thread (The Thread is Dark and Full of Spoilers)

Postby Sauru on Wed Aug 30, 2017 4:00 am

the theon scene was funny because as they were fighting i told my wife that i bet he gets kicked in the balls and just stare at the guy.

i have loved this season but if i had one complaint it would be that the show has become far more predictable now that it has gone beyond the books. it seems to now be following standard tv/movie tropes.

the entire story in winterfell was told in a horrible way just to make the littlefinger scene seem like a surprise which to me made it obvious.
User avatar
Sauru
 
Posts: 7726
Joined: Sat Sep 06, 2003 12:01 pm

Re: Game of Thrones Thread (The Thread is Dark and Full of Spoilers)

Postby Andrew on Wed Aug 30, 2017 11:33 am

phpBB [video]
NLSC Webmaster/Administrator
Image
Contact: Email | Twitter
Release Topics: NBA Live 08 | NBA Live 07 | NBA Live 06 | NBA Live 2005 | NBA Live 2004
Story Topics: NBA 2K19 | NBA 2K13 | NBA Live 06 (Part 2) | NBA Live 06 (HOF) | NBA Live 2004 (HOF)
NLSC: Podcast | The Friday Five | Monday Tip-Off | Wayback Wednesday | 20th Anniversary of NBA Live | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube


Support The NLSC Hosting Fund: Patreon | GoFundMe

Image
Like my work? Want to help out with the NLSC Hosting Fund? Please consider leaving a tip!
User avatar
Andrew
The One Admin
Administrator
 
Posts: 105890
Joined: Thu Aug 22, 2002 9:51 pm
Location: Australia

Re: Game of Thrones Thread (The Thread is Dark and Full of Spoilers)

Postby jenz on Wed Aug 30, 2017 11:37 am

Sauru wrote:i have loved this season but if i had one complaint it would be that the show has become far more predictable now that it has gone beyond the books. it seems to now be following standard tv/movie tropes.


No major deaths in this season, too. Well, apart from Viserion.
User avatar
jenz
Too cool for a custom title.
 
Posts: 995
Joined: Sun Jul 29, 2007 10:38 pm
Location: Duterturd

Re: Game of Thrones Thread (The Thread is Dark and Full of Spoilers)

Postby Andrew on Wed Aug 30, 2017 11:47 am

I'd say Littlefinger and Olenna were major deaths. I'd also argue that the tendency for main characters to drop like flies, especially in the last two episodes of the season, was a predictable pattern in and of itself. Sometimes not having a twist works as a twist in its own right. The "good guys" still suffered a lot of setbacks, and there are still a lot of problems, what with trying to keep the Northern lords unified and The Wall collapsing.
NLSC Webmaster/Administrator
Image
Contact: Email | Twitter
Release Topics: NBA Live 08 | NBA Live 07 | NBA Live 06 | NBA Live 2005 | NBA Live 2004
Story Topics: NBA 2K19 | NBA 2K13 | NBA Live 06 (Part 2) | NBA Live 06 (HOF) | NBA Live 2004 (HOF)
NLSC: Podcast | The Friday Five | Monday Tip-Off | Wayback Wednesday | 20th Anniversary of NBA Live | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube


Support The NLSC Hosting Fund: Patreon | GoFundMe

Image
Like my work? Want to help out with the NLSC Hosting Fund? Please consider leaving a tip!
User avatar
Andrew
The One Admin
Administrator
 
Posts: 105890
Joined: Thu Aug 22, 2002 9:51 pm
Location: Australia

Re: Game of Thrones Thread (The Thread is Dark and Full of Spoilers)

Postby jenz on Wed Aug 30, 2017 1:46 pm

Looks like I worded that poorly. No major deaths for the good guys, though being the good guy is somewhat subjective. But yeah, I forgot about Olenna. Too bad for the Tyrells, they never really had a significant impact on the story aside from killing Joffrey.
User avatar
jenz
Too cool for a custom title.
 
Posts: 995
Joined: Sun Jul 29, 2007 10:38 pm
Location: Duterturd

Re: Game of Thrones Thread (The Thread is Dark and Full of Spoilers)

Postby Andrew on Wed Aug 30, 2017 2:20 pm

That was a major event though, and threw everything into more chaos.

The good guys (or as is often said, what passes for the good guys in this universe) have suffered major losses in pretty much every season so far, so that in itself was becoming predictable. Season 7 was a bit of a reprieve for them, but Winter is here, and the story isn't done yet.
NLSC Webmaster/Administrator
Image
Contact: Email | Twitter
Release Topics: NBA Live 08 | NBA Live 07 | NBA Live 06 | NBA Live 2005 | NBA Live 2004
Story Topics: NBA 2K19 | NBA 2K13 | NBA Live 06 (Part 2) | NBA Live 06 (HOF) | NBA Live 2004 (HOF)
NLSC: Podcast | The Friday Five | Monday Tip-Off | Wayback Wednesday | 20th Anniversary of NBA Live | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube


Support The NLSC Hosting Fund: Patreon | GoFundMe

Image
Like my work? Want to help out with the NLSC Hosting Fund? Please consider leaving a tip!
User avatar
Andrew
The One Admin
Administrator
 
Posts: 105890
Joined: Thu Aug 22, 2002 9:51 pm
Location: Australia

PreviousNext

Return to Off-Topic

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests