Well, I think we all know by now that a lot of this season has been written backwards. There was an idea about where the story would be by the end and then the writers have written in the plausible and the illogical to get the story to where they want in to be as quickly as possible.PulledGroin wrote: ↑Thu Aug 17, 2017 10:37 amI agree with what you are saying, but my issue, and again this may be my personal bias, is that when do three siblings who haven't seen each other for years not sit down and have a beer and talk about what they have been doing? It's like going to Thanksgiving, saying "sup" to your bro who got just back from Afghanistan and just keep on walking to the kitchen.Mau mau wrote: ↑Thu Aug 17, 2017 9:41 amI completely understand where this conflict between Arya and Sansa is comming from and I really don't think it is forced. GRRM himself said that they will have to resolve some things between them. This is it.
I mean, Arya didn't have a good relationship with Sansa before. She betrayed her for Joffrey. Later, she knows that Sansa was married to a Lannister and a Bolton. She doesn't know the context. She knew that before she came to WF.
Sansa is now keeping LF in WF. She thinks that Sansa is not that harsh in defending Jon and she sees that Sansa has ambitions and she does think that she should be QITN. She then sees that Sansa is trying to hide a latter, so it just proves her further that Sansa is afraid that that would ruin her reputation in the North, which means that she wants to turn lords on her side. Arya knows that Jon wouldn't be angry because of that lattter, so it has to be Northern lords. And she saw Sansa trying to find that latter in Arya's room, so there is no reason for her to believe that LF lyied to Wolkan.
On the other hand, for Sansa Arya seems like a person she doesn't know. She has a list of people she is going to kill, she seems like a really dangerous fighter, she has faces of dead people,... We know that Sansa more than anything else wants respect, and she thinks Arya is not respecting her at all. The point is, Arya seems like a very unpredictable and strange person.
I would loved to have had a scene where the three of them are sitting by the fire, drinking, and telling stories...
Sansa, "My second husband was kind of an asshole and my wedding night sucked, oh and Theon watched."
Arya, "I killed a girl and used her face (or stole a face from the faceless men - can't recall exactly), and pretended to be a child prostitute so I could stab a pedo King's Guard in the eyes.
*all three laugh hysterically*
My point is if they just sat around and talked a bit, none of this "tension" would exist. They would realize they have all been through some stuff and would strengthen their sibling bond.
For example, the writers have somehow managed to make the Lannister siblings more trusting/functional of each other than the Stark siblings at this point in the story...because they talked some shit out. Not a perfect comparison but I think you will get where I am coming from.
Granted, assuming what we think happens in Ep 7, this will all get worked out when...they talk to each other...lol.
It's led to what is easily the most 'crowd pleasing' season of them all, but also the most nonsense one.
I don't think this will necessarily continue. D&D obviously have a clear idea about how the S8 will go and where the pieces need to be, but by the end of S6 they still weren't anywhere near those positions. What they've done in the show is fudge it and ask for the audience to suspend disbelief while they get things sorted out for the final act. In the books, Martin is faced with a similar dilemma but he can't and won;t do what the show has done so he's stuck with how to start bringing things to a close and I'm not entirely sure he is interested in doing that anymore.