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Old 04-28-19, 11:48 PM
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Re: Game of Thrones (S8E03) -- 82 minute episode -- “The Long Night” -- 4/28/19

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Littlefinger gave it to Bran. Bran gave it to Arya.

I wonder if they decided to solve their Ghost problem by just killing him offscreen.
He was in the front when the Dothraki had their swords lit afire. I just caught him during the inside the episode.
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Re: Game of Thrones (S8E03) -- 82 minute episode -- “The Long Night” -- 4/28/19

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He was in the front when the Dothraki had their swords lit afire.
So was Jorah. Doesn't mean he's dead. I refuse to believe that they'd yada-yada a death of another Direwolf. There's still a role for Ghost and Nymeria in this story.
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Old 04-28-19, 11:53 PM
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Ghost

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Re: Game of Thrones (S8E03) -- 82 minute episode -- “The Long Night” -- 4/28/19

Mehhhhh a little bit of a letdown I thought. The show has done better battle sequences and this one felt really padded out. I see they were going for the 'horror movie motif' but I felt like there were a few too many long silent sequences of zombies stalking people and people staring at the mass of zombies. And like others have said it was generally shot way too dark, several scenes were a muddy mess on my ipad even with the brightness turned all the way up. It wasn't a terrible episode but didn't live up to the hype. Only what I'd consider 2 'major' characters died and a few minor ones. Really the main thing it did was left me interested in the fallout of the deaths and what the scenario will end up being for the final 4 episodes.

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Re: Game of Thrones (S8E03) -- 82 minute episode -- “The Long Night” -- 4/28/19

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He was in the front when the Dothraki had their swords lit afire. I just caught him during the inside the episode.
Yes, I saw him there and during the charge, but we never saw him again in the episode..even when Sam got in trouble...because TV show Ghost only comes to save Sam not Jon.
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That was supposed to be the biggest battle ever put to film?
Meh, it was the weakest of all battle-heavy episodes. And a lesser Sapochnik episode. So much hype, so little payoff.
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Re: Game of Thrones (S8E03) -- 82 minute episode -- “The Long Night” -- 4/28/19

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Littlefinger gave it to Bran. Bran gave it to Arya.
Well that makes sense. He knew Arya would need it to kill the Night's King. Things would have been simpler if Needle was Valaryian Steel.

BTW : It's a weird corollary between Bran Stark and Dr Strange this weekend. From their distant, detached demeanors, to their mysticism and spiritualism that far exceeds any other main character in their show, to the way they
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BTW : When Arya was sneaking around the library, my daughter and I turned to each other and both said "This feels just like an episode of The Walking Dead Telltale Games".
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Re: Game of Thrones (S8E03) -- 82 minute episode -- “The Long Night” -- 4/28/19

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BTW : When Arya was sneaking around the library, my daughter and I turned to each other and both said "This feels just like an episode of The Walking Dead Telltale Games".
The Wight will remember that.
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What a garbage episode of television. Shark well and truly jumped. I wish I had bailed last season.

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Re: Game of Thrones (S8E03) -- 82 minute episode -- “The Long Night” -- 4/28/19

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What a garbage episode of television. Shark well and truly jumped. I wish I had bailed last season.

I'm giving it like 3 more episodes then I'm bailing.
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Re: Game of Thrones (S8E03) -- 82 minute episode -- “The Long Night” -- 4/28/19

I really liked the episode (didn't like it so dark though). My only real gripe is we had tons of main characters at the front lines and when the dead charged in - there's no way they should have survived but then did somehow. Grey Worm should have died like 6 times. But.. I get it.. there's more battles to come and you can't kill off everyone we'd root for.
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Re: Game of Thrones (S8E03) -- 82 minute episode -- “The Long Night” -- 4/28/19

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I really liked the episode (didn't like it so dark though). My only real gripe is we had tons of main characters at the front lines and when the dead charged in - there's no way they should have survived but then did somehow. Grey Worm should have died like 6 times. But.. I get it.. there's more battles to come and you can't kill off everyone we'd root for.
And even at 82 minutes there are only so many heroic/poignant deaths you can fit into an episode.
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Re: Game of Thrones (S8E03) -- 82 minute episode -- “The Long Night” -- 4/28/19

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Worst episode? GTFO

That was insane

Arya jumping out of nowhere was a little goofy though

Arya was one of the white walkers. She was the one that they showed like two seconds before she attacked.
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Re: Game of Thrones (S8E03) -- 82 minute episode -- “The Long Night” -- 4/28/19

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Arya was one of the white walkers. She was the one that they showed like two seconds before she attacked.
I don't think so...there was one who started to turn and look behind the group just before Arya jumped in, I assume because it detected Arya's approach, though it was too late to stop it.
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I guess maybe. I took it to mean that was her though.
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Re: Game of Thrones (S8E03) -- 82 minute episode -- “The Long Night” -- 4/28/19

I’m amazed at some of these comments. This was fucking great. If you can’t appreciate getting something like this and Endgame in the same weekend, then you must be jaded as hell. No, it wasn’t perfect, but it’s clear we’re living in a golden age of cinema, and I for one am going to enjoy it as much as I can.
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Re: Game of Thrones (S8E03) -- 82 minute episode -- “The Long Night” -- 4/28/19

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With Endgame and This... My body is now ready for some rest. LOL

I can't wait to watch this episode again tomorrow. Holy shit did it have some moments and towards the end I called it with Arya.

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The plan, I believe, was for Dany and Jon to hang back with the dragons and wait for the Night King to show himself, so that:
1. They could engage and possibly win a 2 against 1 dragon battle.
2. The dragons wouldn't be exposed to potential Night King dragon-killer spears.

Dany kicked the plan to the curb when the Dothraki were obliterated at the beginning of the battle.
What was cool was that the Night King stayed way back for the longest time. Hell, his long haired Generals were the last to come out when the Night King was finally on foot.
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I think the hype got me a little on this one. All the talk about taking months to film, it being the largest battle ever filmed, etc. I think I was overestimating what was going to happen but I was left somewhat disappointed with this episode.

Arya is a badass at the beginning slaying dozens of walkers and then all of sudden she spends the rest of the episode as a damsel in distress...until her Air Jordan attack on the the Night King. I kept expecting her to change faces with the dead but she just kept running up and down castle corridors.

Not only were the main characters all in a position where they were going to be dead in seconds, but ALL the “living” characters were about to bite it that literally the only way out was for the Night King to eat it and all walkers were to drop dead so it wasn’t surprising to see how the episode ended. Although, I was expecting Bran to pull some badassery of some sort out. The dude is truly useless at this point.

And we’re just three episodes from the end of the series. She came, she saw, she died, and I still have no fucking clue what Melisandre was all about on this show.
Um, what fucking good would that have done? Seriously. Do the dead give a fuck about faces? Maybe to eat them, but otherwise, not a goddamn thing.
She used her stealth to get by and live. That was badass. She pulled a Splinter Cell.
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Re: Game of Thrones (S8E03) -- 82 minute episode -- “The Long Night” -- 4/28/19

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Bran is useless? He drew the Night King in so that Arya could kill him. Bran was obviously important to the Night King, or he wouldn't have been there, for him.

I'm bummed out for Lyanna, and particularly Jorah. That he died protecting his true love was nice, however.

I was mildly disappointed with Edd's death, as I thought he would've been a bit more alert after/while yelling at Sam.

I didn't mind the darkness. It seemed appropriate to the battle. Although, I didn't like some of the compression artifacting, but that's probably my cable company's fault.

So, what are the major plot points to resolve, now? The Iron Throne, obviously, so Jon and Dany, Cersei and the Lannister army. Douchebag uncle and his lot. The Mountain vs The Hound. What else?
What's even more tragic is that he died with dry balls.
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Re: Game of Thrones (S8E03) -- 82 minute episode -- “The Long Night” -- 4/28/19

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So Arya killed the Night King with that dagger that Littlefinger used to frame Tyrion (and then got his own throat slit with)? Is that Valarian Steel, and when and how did she get it? I don't remember that part.
It's an Obsidian dagger. You can't kill those deadites with anything else.
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I'm giving it like 3 more episodes then I'm bailing.

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It's an Obsidian dagger. You can't kill those deadites with anything else.
There are two ways, and the dagger is of the other. It is Valyrian Steel not Obsidian.
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