The Battle of Winterfell: The Great Wipe Out

This might have been the most massive massacre in the history of Westros as of yet, the sheer scale of the undead and the undeniable force they possessed was truly unmatchable. The one thing that every one is talking about is the stealth attack carried out by Arya after her brief reconnect with Melisande, for those of you who don’t recall the talk of eyes was a throwback to season 3 where Melisande told Arya, “I see a darkness in you. And in that darkness, eyes starring back at me. Brown eyes, blue eyes, green eyes. Eyes sealed shut forever. We will meet again.” she probably thought the blue eyes were the Lannisters back then so did I.

Back to Arya killing the Night King, strategically it would have made sense for her not to pounce at him screaming, but lets agree that the adrenaline rush coming right before the imminent death of the bringer of the dead and endless winter would be hard for any of us to contain.

In other news Brienne, Davos, Jaimie, Gendry and The Hound who were voted most likely to die; all survive. The House Mormont who had been the Starks closest allies are wiped out followed by a gallant battle by Jorah and a defining stab in an undead giants eye by Lyanna before she is momentarily brought back to life by the the Night King. Theon Greyjoy dies redeeming him self after Brans validation, followed by a poorly executed attack on the Night King who puts him to death swiftly. However of course the highlight of the episode was the most anticipated death of all –  The Night King by a single stab from Arya putting an end to the entire army of the dead.

The grand series finally may not be another battle since matching the mayhem offered by the battle of Winterfell is unlikely. How Jon and Dany resolve their competing claims and the games Cercei plays materialize is anybody’s guess, but politics might take the center stage over a battle. What we do know is that from here on what ever happens will happen under sunny skies. Dany and Cerceis pretentious acts are getting a bit stale and in all fairness even though the strength of the army in the north is diminished, a battle with Euron Greyjoy and the remaining army of Kings Landing doesn’t really offer the spark that could eclipse the Battle of Winterfell. There are roles likes Yaras that need their time in the sunshine so lets see where this ends.

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Lives, Dies or Rises Again

Episode 2 of the last season of Game of Thrones shed light on the backstories and relationships for a number of key characters in the show.

Was this a prelude to the end of many faces from the show or a reminder of who they were before they become whitewalkers, the undead or an uncle Benjen hybrid. Share your opinions on the poll below and lets see who comes out alive, dead and turn to become one of the army of the dead.

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Prophecy and Politics: The Strategic Moves in the Game of Thrones

After a rather subtle episode 2 of the final season of Game of Thrones the predictions are coming in from every pundit on where the crown lands and who dies next. We have had the privilege of engaging an international team of specialist from different arenas of life to build one of the most reliable predictors in the history of this epic saga.

On the panel we have, Dr. Maciej Wojtyła from the Institute of Psychiatry and Neurology Warszawa who specializes in Psychosomatic medicine. Giuseppe von Bruni a social activist for rights of Internally Displaced People in Europe and an active member of the Munich chapter of Sozialdemokratische Partei Deutschlands. Finally we have Oscar Turan who is a PhD student and currently working on the Design, Implementation and Evaluation of Non-Cooperative Game Theoretic Models for Cyber Security at Danmarks Tekniske Universitet.

After each Monday the panel shall converge and evaluate the likelihood of the the predictions from the Game of Thrones. Here are this weeks picks for  unlikley theories.

  • Arya uses Jamies face to kill Cercei – yet to be seen!
  • Tormund Giantsbane gets risen as white walker to be put down again by Lady Brianne in a tear jerking encounter – yet to be seen!
  • Dany is pregnant with Jon’s child  and following the death of Jon his child shall claim the Iron throne – yet to be seen!
  • Cerceis new born baby with Jammie is turned by the night king into a whitewalker – yet to be seen!