Surprised that video didn't include the scene with Catelyn Stark when he was captured. That was when I really thought he was more than just some arrogant pretty boy knight. It's the scene where he says they make you swear so many oaths that you can't do anything without breaking at least one of them.
In many ways, he is the most complex character in GoT. His love for his sister and brother might just get him killed. Really hope his probable reunion with Tyrion and meeting with Daenerys causes him to switch sides. And make sure Bronn goes with him (love Bronn - might be my favorite character after Tyrion)
Lemme see if I can find it......got it Man I forgot that was the first time he meets Brienne and also forgot him disparaging Ned's honor and Catelyn's compassion (so yeah he was still a biit of an arrogant pretty boy knight lol)
While I think a large portion of Yara's fleet was destroyed...you still have all the slavers' ships.
Previews show the Unsullied ransacking Casterly Rock (Lannister home) which is on the other side of Westeros from Dragon Stone. So they have enough ships left for at least that. No way they walked across Westeros. I haven't seen anything on where the Dothraki are yet. And since the sand snakes/Dorne was my least favorite part of the show....no big loss for me there...actually Euron scored some points with me for killing 2 of the 3 daughters.
As far as houses being wiped out...While the Starks had the early lead, one house has passed them....the Baratheons...there's no one left...unless you count Cersei and Gendry...Cersei by marriage ( though I always think of her as a Lannister) and Gendry is a Barsteward. There may be a few more Barsteward children out there from Robert but Cersei hunted most of them down and had them killed. As far as I know only Gendry escaped her clutches.
And if you count the Baratheons/Lannisters as one family (since Joffrey, Myrcella and Tommen aren't really Baratheons) you only add Jamie and Tyrion to the list.
While Summer isn't my favorite season, it's not like I hate it or anything. It's just when it's soooo humid out that I start sweating as soon as I'm out in the sun, those days I can't stand. When those days happen I often wish summer was over right there and then...
Seems I got my wish....after 3 days of opressive heat and humidity...we had 2 'normal' summer days...but today was raw and windy, and tomorrow forecast for same..hi temps will barely hit 60°F....feels more like mid Autumn than Summer....I will actually be wearing a sweatshirt to start tomorrow off....I never ever thought I would have to do that mid-summer in an area renowned for summer beach vacations.
As far as I can tell nothing has changed in the intro for King's Landing....even the sigil is still House Baratheon...would have thought they might to something similar to Winterfell when it was sacked...for awhile it had smoke emanating from it. It's kind of hard to tell which building the sept is supposed to be but looked at very first episode in season 1 and for season 7...can't see any difference.
Also noticed in season one there is no ice at all in Narrow Sea...but at some point large ice/icebergs appear...no idea which season/episode it started. Also might be my mind playing tricks on me but it seems the area covered in snow has slowly migrated south
Just wondering if anyone else caught a huge change in the opening credits at least since last episode last year. I will have to re-watch S7 E1 to see if it was in it too.
Just like when the Boltons captured Winterfell and the sigil was changed from the dire wolf to the burning man (well until Jon won the Battle of the Barstewards! and the dire wolf was back where it should be), there is also a major major change at The Wall....I will try and describe it without blatantly giving it away so don't read any further if you don't want to hear about a possible spoiler hidden in the opening credits
you've been warned
OK I assume no responsibility if you read past this line......
When the opening credits zoom up to The Wall, watch very closely as the camera moves up and away toward the east. In particular look at the end of the wall next to Eastwatch. Something is subtly but majorly changed. If you need another clue. Remember what the Hound saw in his vision
Edit: if you really really want to know what I'm talking about Click HERE
Oh on Sam...If you get a chance and don't mind foreshadowing or spoilers, you should look into videos showing what is written on those book pages Sam and Gilly were reading Very interesting.
On a side note. Some of the text involved Valeryian steel. If the making of it is spelled out in those books at the citadel, I'll be a little upset. Everyone bemoans that fact that the secret to making it has been lost for ages. You would think anyone who wanted to make some would go to the citadel to see if they had any info on it. Pretty sure a king with an army at his back would be able to get anything he wanted from them.
Masters often serve as advisors to kings or lords like Grand Maester Pycelle or Aemon and would have access to the all the books in the secure 'Maesters Only' area. To think none of the Grand Maesters wouldn't know or wouldn't reveal this info over the many years to their king/lord, but Sam can sneak in and find it right away and clearly written out seems a bit unbelieveable/ridiculous
Well I can finally say she's close to being 100% again. All physical therapy just finished and she's out of the concussion protocol. She was diagnosed with a stage 2 concussion (4 stages, 1 being the worst). Took a couple months to get down to stage 3 and finally in June she was declared concussion free.
Bad timing as she was a senior (but she graduated and was able to maintain her grades...still on National Honor Society). Part of the concussion treatment was no tests, quizzes, homework etc; 1/2 days at school and no working/driving at all. Somehow she made it through all that and maintained an 'A' grade.
Been a long stressful year so far for her. So she has decided to take a year off and start college in 2018. Not what I want but I totally understand. Will still go to community college here and work on her math grades. We got a bunch of scholarship money but she just missed out on a lot more. So she's hoping improving her grades and working with disabled children this year will help out.
Still waiting on lawsuit and stuff...guess it will be a while before any settlement happens. At least my insurance paid off the car. So she was without a vehicle for awhile. I was going to sell my truck and upgrade. My old truck only had 35,000 miles on it and was in mint condition so I just gave it to her. Been so busy at work I've been driving work van home lately so wasn't even using truck much. So using work van now. At some point I'll buy a new one.
This is what I mean about flawed characters and drama....
My 1st 3 characters were carefully selected and my colony was going very well. Running so good it's almost boring. Then I get a distress call and rescue a lady named Emma since she was great at constructing. I didn't look at health issues and probably should have. She had a little bit of a drug problem and I don't allow drugs in my colony, I didn't have any anyways.
Slowly and surely she regresses due to drug withdrawal...always at a mental break risk. But I've weathered other withdrawals before and know her condition is only temporary. But she goes on a beserk rage before making it through rehab. And for the safety of my other colonists, they were forced to resort to deadly force to subdue her. And in the process of 'calming' her down, she has her left leg shot off
So now she cannot walk and therefore useless to me...on a good note she's no longer beserk. Well my medical research hasn't progressed that far but I decide to have my best doctor try and perform a surgery to attach a wooden peg leg. 1st try isn't successful and Emmy sustains a cut to her torso (don't ask...not sure how Lillith could bungle it that bad...supposedly at her medical skill level she is a 'very strong expert') I should note I do not have any medical facilities of any kind yet.
I figure the 1st surgery is a fluke and try again. Went even worse...she bungled it so bad she ended up killing Emmy. So now have have no one even remotely competent at constructing. Lillith being distraught goes into a mental daze and starts wandering aimlessly. And of course there's a raid coming.
At this point Lillith is wandering right in the direction where raid is coming from and nothing I can do to stop her. So I run out to meet raid, instead of hiding behind my defenses. I can't lose Lillith as she is my only 'good' doctor. Well the raiders get to her first and kill her. And now my other colonists are in a bad position to fight from. I manage to fight off the raid but Gert sustains mortal wounds. She dies before I can get her back to the base. She is my best cook/grower.
So because of a simple drug withdrawal, the subsequent chain of events lead me to lose my best doctor, builder, grower and cook. I went from a prospering and healthy colony to one on the brink of collapse all in the span of less than a day...that's drama for you