posted by gut
Sooooooo.....does the Iron Bank just take a huge write-off, or do they foreclose on King's Landing?
Or simply get written off as "that thing the show-runners used from time to time to print money and make veiled threats, but then forget about"?!
As for Dany/Mad Queen, yeah, to me, that's been forecast a lot over the course of the season. From crucifying all those dudes at the one city because they did that to slaves to scare her off (and going from what the minor character that tried to romance her said about his father, she wasn't taking the time to make sure she got dudes who actually were into the slave crucifying) to roasting the Tarlys for not immediately bending the knee and so on. And a lot of her actions being shaped by her council throughout those early seasons. And of those characters, Jorah, Barristan, Missandrei are all dead and Dairio got left behind in the country of "not necessary to the plot any more"; while Tyrion is on her shit list, Varys found out what happens to people on her shit list and she views Jon as having betrayed her due to telling his sisters about his heritage. All of whom showed their fair share of wisdom and nuance while helping her. Which means the one person she might be listening to is Gray Worm, who lost the one person he cares about and has basically reverted back to "castrated killing machine" as a result.
As for Bronn, the main reason I mentioned him is that, to me, he is the wild card for the last show. He wants something and basically has no logical way to get it. He also said his fighting days were over, but his killing days aren't. And he's a very popular semi-regular character whom you can't see the show-writers just easing out of things without conflict. So he could either wind up with a big kill next week, or go out with a whimper trying to make something big happen