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Game of Thrones Season 7 Episode 6 Beyond ‘The Wall’ review: Dany pays great price for Jon but all’s cool

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In Game of Thrones season 7 episode 6, Dany comes to Jon and Jorah’s rescue but the price she pays was indeed too big.
Game of Thrones: Death is the Enemy
Cast: Emilia Clarke, Kit Harrington, Maisie Williams, Iain Glen, Sophie Turner
Director: Alan Taylor
Rating: 4/5
Spoilers Ahead:
Is
it wrong to break friendships over television spoilers? Any other day,
any other show and I would have smacked your head and told you to get
your priorities right for asking this question. But right now, I am not
so sure. Not sure at all.

Earlier last week, yet another bunch of
low-lives posted gifs of Viserion’s eyes turning blue all over Facebook
and Twitter. About half a scroll into your timeline, you land on this
mine. Your day, your week, your existence ruined because an idiot from
school you don’t even wish on birthdays decided it’d be a fun prank to
play on people. There is a special place in hell for him and none in my
friend’s list.
Beyond The Wall had all the ingredients necessary
for the much revered penultimate episodes of the series and if we lived
in a better, less selfish world, it may have even achieved the desired
effect. However, maybe this is the true test of quality, to be in awe of
the episode for its execution when you already know what is to unfold.
To still be left waiting for things to happen, on the edge of your seat.
To be so lost in this work of art, you have to remind yourself how
angry you were an hour and 11 minutes ago.

The
climax, as essential as it was, wasn’t what raised Beyond The Wall from
a good watch to one of the greatest episode of the series. The magic
ingredient was the suicide squad’s journey through the picturesque
mountains and everything that happened before the dragons actually land.
What would you not give to have another episode of Tormund gushing to
the unimpressed Hound about the woman who beat him to a pulp, or scaring
little Gendry with his perverted ideas, Jon ready to give his sword to
Jorah and him refusing to accept it, Beric and Jon bonding over coming
back from the dead and a bored Hound just throwing rocks at zombies,
calling them filthy names.

Their
journey, however short, was still packed with moments of tussle,
bonding, boredom and crisis which flowed fluidly, one after another. It
could have seemed like a desperate, quick attempt at recreating Lord of
the Rings but how Alan Taylor managed to avoid that, needs an explainer
episode in itself.
Taylor
returned to directing the series’ episodes after a long time (he
directed the last two episodes of season 1 and four of season 2). The
connection becomes palpable when you realise how Arya bought up episode
9, season 1 in a needlessly hostile conversation with Sansa. She tells
her of the day their father was executed and how her sister did nothing.
Even with two back-to-back episodes of Arya being terrible to Sansa, it
is still not evident why she is digging up the past. If Littlefinger
did intend to cause a rift between the two sisters, it still seems quite
a stretch to assume that Arya would actually be this affected by a
letter that was clearly written under pressure.

At
this point, I see myself siding with Sansa, the sister I never thought I
would choose. Arya assumes Sansa has been here all this while, wanting
to be a queen and wear pretty dresses when we know that she has merely
wanted to survive. What Sansa is right now is what we expect of her and
we cannot say the same for Arya. Even with all her travelling, training
and killing, one would assume more maturity from her rather than
attacking a scared little girl who just wanted to keep her father alive.
Dany,
too, with all her promises about being a better ruler than any that
came before her, needs to be controlled by people around her. Her
impulse is still to set fire to things, accuse those who counsel her of
not being on her side at the slightest disagreement. The unwillingness
to acquiesce to her demands, which she admired in Jon, she hated in
Tyrion. Yes, Tyrion is a Lannister and therefore, perhaps his interests
lie elsewhere, but Jon is the King in the North, a direct contender to
the throne she so desires. So what is it that makes the difference? Who
are we kidding, we know she sees doves and harps every time he looks at
her.

If
anyone needed more proof, the way she waits for Jon to return when
everyone expected her to mourn for her dead dragon baby, should help you
out. As Night King’s Olympic medal worthy javelin throw pierced through
Viserion and all we get from her is just a sad, sullen expression. Even
as Jon apologised to her, she shuts him up and shakes her head as if it
was not too big a price to pay.
We, of course, aren’t too
bothered because Viserion is still better than Drogon. He’s the smallest
of his two brothers and we practically still have three dragons. Also,
how else would we ever get to see an ice-spewing reptile?
But
Dany’s nonchalance still hurts. May be she does only love Drogon. Hell,
I’m more mad than her right now but then I don’t have a half naked Jon
Snow in bed to distract me.

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L. A Prisoners Infect Themselves With Coronavirus To Get Early Release (VIDEO)

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A group of silly L.A area prison inmates were very eager to contract the dreaded coronavirus .

They attempted this because they believed that would trigger their ticket out of prison.

According to the L.A. County Sheriff Alex Villanueva who made the startling revelation Monday, said about twenty-four (24) inmates at the Pitchess Detention Center in Castaic attempted (and somewhat succeeded, apparently) to infect themselves way back in mid-April 2020.

The Sheriff revealed that their department saw an increase in spike in confirmed cases out of nowhere.

He said that when they investigated, they found a high number of inmates living in one block of the prison appeared to be deliberately trying to infect each other with COVID-19 any way they could from behind bars.

When Alex Villanueva played the surveillance footages he and his team combed through carefully , and it showed several inmates hanging out in a common area and passing around what Alex described as a hot cup of water, as well as one face mask they’d each put on all in hopes of getting sympathy from a judge to spring them from the facility and let them go home.

But it turns out, their little ploy worked but, only halfway.

Villanueva reported that 21 of the inmates (out of 50 in the block) caught the ‘Coronavirus.

“What they won’t catch is a break” said the Sheriff.

Watch the Video HERE

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COVID-19 LOCKDOWN: 12 Year Old Albino Girl Suffers Eye Problems After Hawking Veggies In Abuja (PHOTOS)

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A very sad Facebook post greeted Nigerians from Abuja showing a 12 year old Albino Girl Grace, who started developing sight problems after Hawking Veggies under the scorching sun in Abuja.

The Facebook post stated that the little girl was asked to hawk the veggies by her aunt whom she lives with.

Below are the Screenshots of the Facebook post:

This sad news has sparked an outrage by well meaning individuals who spoke against such cruelty and insensitivity of the said girl’s aunt.

what do you think of this? Drop your comments below.

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“Buhari is Made In London” – Reno Omokri Blasts Presidency On Nigerian Made Products

The Buhari administration has been known for enforcing the Nigerian people to patronize Nigerian made goods though without much strategy to make life easier while this transition to economic growth is enforced.

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The Buhari administration has been known for enforcing the Nigerian people to patronize Nigerian made goods though without much strategy to make life easier while this transition to economic growth is enforced. Many Nigerians have tagged it a harsh move that is insensitive and inhumane but moreso, Reno Omokri has singled out signals of hypocrisy in the President of Nigeria by outlining certain traits of family moves of the President that shows that he(Buhari) as the No.1 citizen has no regards for anything made in Nigeria but yet wants other Nigerians to embrace Nigerian made goods.

Reno Omokri ‘s tweet reads:

His kids schooled in England. His wife just returned from a 3 month UK stay. His daughter gave birth to his grandchild in Spain (made in Spain), yet
@MBuhari
, who is London, wants us to patronise made in Nigeria!

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