Published: Sun, July 16, 2017
Culture | By Stewart Greene

Bang, Marry, Kill: The 'Game of Thrones' Edition!

Bang, Marry, Kill: The 'Game of Thrones' Edition!

They don't, however, agree on who will do the killing.

But now that he's Game of Thrones' omniscient Three-Eyed Raven and on his way to Castle Black with Meera (Ellie Kendrick), the rise of Bran Stark as a Westeros power player seems all but assured as the HBO hit heads into its penultimate season on July 16.

"You're not going to see a situation where we're launching a prequel on the back of the final season", Bloys said. A season 1 through 6 recap showing the highlights and fates of the main characters, dead or alive, in a little over five minutes.

"In my version of the story, Catelyn Stark is re-imbued with a kind of life and becomes this vengeful wight who galvanizes a group of people around her and is trying to exact her revenge on the riverlands", Martin explained. First it was Cersei, then Joffrey, then Ramsey Bolton. Do not pick the same character for more than one of these options! Much later, Jon was forced to banish Melisandre despite what she did for him, because Davos revealed that she led the movement to burn Shireen alive. Game of Thrones' Bran Stark-knows you're still upset about Hodor. The prophecy says "the valonqar", not "your valonqar", and The Hound is the younger brother of The Mountain. Within the Stark clan, Sophie Turner, who plays Sansa Stark, has a collective social media fandom of 8.4 million fans across Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, making up about 40 percent of the Stark family total. In Jamie's case, this would be Cersei. It'd be a classic Game of Thrones move, after all. Jamie earned the nickname of Kingslayer years earlier as the result of him murdering King Aerys, also known as The Mad King.

History suggests "Game of Thrones" will have a hard time improving yet again. Season 5 was essentially flat, but a 40,000-person increase (6.88 million vs. 6.84 million) is still an increase.

It will be a "good long while" before any Game of Thrones prequels air, if they ever do, Bloys said. She orders the burning of hundreds of people including the High Sparrow, Queen Margaery, Mace and Loras Tyrell, and Lancel and Kevan Lannister.

Extra credit: It might also help to watch a recap video such as this one from YouTuber Finaly Dishonored, which basically just strings every single episode's "previously on." segments together in one roughly 40-minute video. When we first are introduced to Gendry, he's working as an apprentice in King's Landing for Tobho Mott, who is one of few armorers who knows how to rework Valyrian steel. This would make him the Queenslayer. Or, maybe Hump Day is just rough all-around and people enjoy discussing Tyrion Lannister's pathway to the Iron Throne more than filling out their office timesheet.

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