This weekend, Episode Nine of Season Six will finally be out, and I have to say I have been looking forward to this for a long, long time. Die, Boltons, die.
So here are my predictions, based on the still photos and brief video clips from the episode that we have seen so far.
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Well, this show is known for its shocking moments (especially for non-book readers, known in fan circles as the Unsullied) and Season Six has frankly had more than its share so far, and there are still four episodes left to go in the season.
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Well, the much anticipated Season Six premier was last night, and now that I have had some time to process everything, I thought I could write about it a bit.
I have read all five books in the “A Song of Ice and Fire” series (multiple times) and enjoy them very much. While there have been differences between the TV show and the books, I also appreciate the interpretation that has been done by the TV show. After all, they are totally different mediums, and considering the size of the books, 10 hours per season is actually NOT a lot of time. So yeah, some streamlining has to take place. I accept that.
Still, I have to admit I have been a little nervous now that the show is passing the books, at least in terms of some of the story lines, just as I am admittedly a little nervous about where George R.R. Martin will be taking some of the characters in the books. And so while I have theories about what might happen next on the show, it’s rare that my ideas about future events on Game of Thrones have been proved to be so utterly, completely wrong.
Continue reading “Season Six: GoT heads into uncharted territory, Part One”
So an obvious question being asked by fans of GoT/ASOIAF is this: since the sigil of the Targaryens is a dragon with three heads, and since Daenarys Targaryen has three dragons, who are those other two heads? In other words, who will be riding the other two dragons? She’s the last known Targaryen, after all, especially after the deaths of her brother Viserys and her great, great uncle, Maester Aemon.
Truthfully, most people already have a pretty good idea whose those two people will be. I feel something like 90 to 95% certain that I know who they are. So let’s talk about how, at least in terms of the TV show, we will discover that these two individuals are in fact the other two Targaryens.
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Now that Season Five is over, time for some more speculation about Season Six.
I am quite excited about some of the hints that have been dropped about the way Season Six will go, based on the casting calls. And our earlier speculation about the identity of Lightbringer may well be tested.
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After I wrote my earlier commentary on Stannis, I found that I am not alone in feeling that Stannis has gotten the short end of the stick. Both Anna Silman at Salon and Thomas Fichtenmayer at Esquire also have not only a soft spot for the unappreciated Baratheon brother, but possibly think even more highly of him than I do, and I think pretty damn highly of him indeed.
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OK I have been avoiding talking about Syrio Forel, because it is one of those ASOIAF/GoT topics that just brings out the crazy in so many people. There are a lot of fan theories about things that may or may not be going on in the books and show. And there are all sorts of theories about Syrio, mostly about him still being alive, and many of those being about he and Jaqen H’Ghar being the same person.
Continue reading “So… about that whole Syrio Forel thing”