I had thought a great deal about the aftermath and consequences of the Red Wedding. In the show, it was revealed that House Bolton’s role at the Red Wedding will ultimately lead to their extinction. As for House Frey, more of them have died in the aftermath of the Red Wedding than in the War of the Five Kings. Also, either by natural causes or by assassination Walder Frey will soon die and House Frey will be thrown into chaos and possibly extinction from infighting. To make matters worse for the Freys, their very name has now become a synonym for treachery and dishonor. That will be their ultimate legacy. Most important of all are the consequences the Lannisters will face in the long run. Most of the realm does not know Tywin Lannister’s role in the Red Wedding, but the fact that the Lannisters rewarded, supported, and protected a bunch of dishonorable traitors, oathbreakers, and mass murderers speaks volumes and raised suspicions. Which puts the Lannisters in a very precarious position. The reason for this is because if they continue supporting and protecting the Freys and Boltons, the realm will hate rather than fear them more than ever until the end of time and they will be far less respected. However, if they cut the Boltons and Freys loose to draw attention away from their role in the Red Wedding they will risk losing control of the North and Riverlands. One way or another, the fates of the Lannisters, Freys, and Boltons are all intertwined because they committed the most atrocious and unforgivable crime in recent memory. Tywin Lannister was so focused on beating the Starks no matter the cost that he failed to recognize this long term consequence his family will endure until the day their bloodline ends.
I had an interesting theory about the Mad King. As we all know, his last words were “burn them all”. Most people believe this rant is a result of his Targaryen madness, but I think there is something else at play. The reason for this is because we got to see what Bran Stark was capable of after his training with the three-eyed raven. As Bran and Meera Reed flee from the White Walkers, Bran’s mind in the present became connected with Hodor’s in the past. As a result, Hodor had a seizure and kept saying, “Hold the door” until it slurred into “Hodor”. I think something similar happened to the Mad King. Maybe when the White Walkers invade Westeros, Bran’s mind became connected with the Mad King’s mind. As a result, the Mad King would likely say “burn the Wall” until it slurs into “burn them all”, which Jaime Lannister said he kept saying even after he stabbed him. We shall see as the White Walkers eventually invade the realms of men once again.
At the end of the new trailer for Season 7 of Game of Thrones, we got to see the size of Daenerys’ Dothraki horde and Drogon. A plot leak revealed that the Lannister/Tarly army is going to be ambushed by Daenerys’ Dothraki horde after sacking Highgarden. After seeing this image, I realized that the Lannisters and Tarlys are going to be ambushed by THIS! They have no chance against over 100,000 savage warriors backed by a dragon the size of a Boeing 747! Robert Baratheon said that only a fool would fight the Dothraki out in the open because that is where they are at their deadliest. Because the Lannisters are accustomed to using treachery and cunning to win their battles they are not used to a fair fight. Because they are being ambushed, they will have no choice but to fight fair and out in the open. I look forward to seeing a one-sided massacre this season and watch the sense of hopelessness the Lannisters will feel as they realize the futility of defying Daenerys Stormborn of House Targaryen, the rightful heir to the Iron Throne! It is the Field of Fire all over again!
The official trailer for Season 7 of Game of Thrones is finally out! It looks like the most epic season yet!
A leaked photo from Season 7 of Game of Thrones was released. It shows just how big Daenerys’ dragon Drogon will be this season. Apparently, Drogon grows to the size of a Boeing 747, which is about the same size as Balerion the Black Dread, the largest and mightiest of the Targaryen dragons. I cannot wait to see the carnage and mayhem Drogon will unleash upon the Lannisters and their remaining allies especially since Winter is here!
I have been thinking about House Stark lately and I have grown to respect them in a very extreme way. The reason for this is because no matter what happened to them their bloodline refused to die. After tragedy after tragedy, the Starks always find a way to endure. Lord Rickard Stark and Brandon Stark were murdered by the Mad King and Lyanna Stark died giving birth. Bran Stark was crippled, Benjen Stark became undead, Ned Stark lost his head, Robb Stark was murdered at the Red Wedding, Jon Snow was killed in a mutiny and later resurrected, and Rickon Stark was murdered by Ramsay Snow. Despite all of those tragedies and all of their hardships, House Stark always found a way to survive. I think in the end their bloodline will still survive the hardships to come whether if the bloodline in question is legitimate, illegitimate, male, or female. The Starks are like cockroaches because you cannot truly kill their lineage, which is a fitting feature for one of the oldest living dynasties in Westeros. Based on everything that is happening in the War of the Five Kings, the Starks will ultimately outlive the Lannisters, which would give them the last laugh.
I realized that Jon Snow is not like any other king in Game of Thrones. Unlike his Targaryen and Stark ancestors, Jon Snow was not born and raised into kingship. He had to work hard from the ground up to get to where he is. Also, while all the other monarchs (like the Lannisters) rose to power through treachery, Jon Snow rose to power the honest way by winning the love and loyalty of those around him. While every other monarch was focused on their own interests and craved power, Jon Snow has no desire for power, puts everyone else before himself, sees the big picture everyone else is blind to, and has what it takes to make the tough calls no one else is willing to make. Jon Snow’s rise to power reminds me of William the Conqueror because like Jon William was a bastard and had to work hard to become the Duke of Normandy and later King of England.