"It is easy to confuse what is with what ought to be, especially when what is has worked out in your favor."
- Tyrion Lannister

"Lannister. Baratheon. Stark. Tyrell. They're all just spokes on a wheel. This one's on top, then that's ones on top and on and on it spins, crushing those on the ground. I'm not going to stop the wheel. I'm going to break the wheel."

- Daenerys Targaryen

"The Lord of Light wants his enemies burned. The Drowned God wants them drowned. Why are all the gods such vicious cunts? Where's the God of Tits and Wine?"

- Tyrion Lannister

"The common people pray for rain, healthy children, and a summer that never ends. It is no matter to them if the high lords play their game of thrones, so long as they are left in peace. They never are."

- Jorah Mormont

"These bad people are what I'm good at. Out talking them. Out thinking them."

- Tyrion Lannister

"What happened? I think fundamentals were trumped by mechanics and, to a lesser extent, by demographics."

- Michael Barone

"If you want to know what God thinks of money, just look at the people he gave it to."
- Dorothy Parker

Monday, June 27, 2016

"Winter is here." Game of Thrones Season 6 finale

Game of Thrones is probably my favorite TV show ever. The Ringer has a good discussion of the Season 6 finale.



Tyrion becomes Hand of the Queen as the Targaryen forces sail towards Westeros including Yara Greyjoy's fleet, the Unsullied, the Dothraki, and three dragons. Daenerys's advisers include Missandei, Grey Worm, Varys the Spider and Theon Greyjoy. Jorah Mormont is off looking for a cure to Stonescale (I would like to see him reunited with Lyanna Mormont). Daario Naharis and the Second Sons have stayed behind in Meereen.

Varys has brokered an alliance with the Dornish and Lady Olenna Tyrell (and also the Reach with Randall Tarly?).

Cersei is Queen and holder of the Iron Throne, along with Jaime, Bronn, Qyburn, and Gregor Clegane. The Sparrows and Faith Militant are gone. So is Kevan Lannister.

But the Freys are gone also, following the traitorous and disloyal Boltons into oblivion. Will Edmure Tully - now freed - and Riverrun rejoin the Starks? What about Sandor Clegane and the Brotherhood without Banners? Where is Melisandre the Red Priestess heading?

Jon Snow holds the North. Advisers include Sansa, Ser Davos, Tormund, Brienne, Podrick Payne, Lyanna Mormont and the other leaders of the Houses of the North. The Knights of the Vale and a dissatisfied Petyr Baelish. Bran Stark and Meera Reed head south past the Wall. (They know the Night King is heading south as Winter has arrived.) Samwell Tarly is studying at the Citadel. Dolorous Edd is leading the Nights Watch at Castle Black. Uncle Benjen/Coldhands is beyond the Wall.

Both Jon Snow and Sansa Stark know and like Tyrion Lannister, Hand to the Queen.

What will Euron Greyjoy do? Where will Arya head to next?

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