Warning! Contains bananas!
- Jun 21, 2009
Oh, and the entirety of Dorne. Remember Dorne? The show doesn't seem to. Then again, it's not like any of the other Kingdoms got much acknowledgment in the first S8 episode, except King's Landing, which isn't actually part of any kingdom. Makes it look like the Seven Kingdoms vs The White Walkers is just The North & Daenarys + all the leftover characters vs The White Walkers.Silvanus said:But in the series, the fall of Castles has been devalued colossally. Highgarden was conquered by the Lannisters off-screen for goodness' sake; Dragonstone wasn't even guarded at all when Daenerys turned up!
Yes, read those articles too. If the Red Wedding had happened with the current writing, there would probably be a scene right after of Jaime or some other Lannister representative meeting Roose Bolton and Walder Frey and dropping a big bag of gold in their hands, and a conversation that boils down to:Gethsemani said:Mr. Btongue wrote a bunch of articles for Shamus Young back in 2017 where he pointed out that the Red Wedding worked so well as a shock episode because it did precisely the opposite.
Lannister: Wow, you sure killed our enemies for us good! Here, money, titles and hookers for everyone!
Frey: Yes, but I broke the fuck out of guest rights, a sacred tenet of the continent.
Lannister: Yeah, but you're getting handsomely rewarded for it, innit? And you'll get our support ... until we betray you.
Bolton: Did you like how we played the Lannister song, the Rains of Castamere, during the massacring?
Lannister: Loved it! Boom, you're Warden of the North now, just like that! We cool then?
Or even better, have it take place, with some minor alterations, BEFORE the wedding.