See that’s what I worry about though! Dorne was awesome in the books. Arianne and all her machinations, only to be undercut by the seemingly feeble but exceedingly shrewd Doran and all his plans, plus the other characters like Areo that orbited around everything that happened with Myrcella and then all the stuff with Quentyn and his travels… There was a lot of interesting plot threads in the book that were either condensed or done away with entirely.
Honestly it wouldn’t shock me at all if this is the last we see of Dorne on the show. I mean, it’s more probable that they pop up as the surprising military support for some faction at some point, likely against the Lannisters, but to me, they’re not a serious threat to anything on the show, in and of themselves, at least. I don’t see any more conflict happening there now that it’s just the sand snakes and Ellaria.
But that’s kinda what I worry about with the Iron Islands. No Victarion at all is kinda similar to Areo being reduced to a bit player. Will Aeron have a large roll or will he just maybe talk to Yara a few times and that’s about it? Will this basically be Crow’s Eye cementing his power and then traveling off to find Dany in Mareen? Will they kill Yara off if that’s the case? Will Theon play any role in this? If both Theon and Yara end up dead, then to me, the Iron Islands plot threads are all but destroyed, unless of course Crow’s Eye and the Iron Islands ships become Dany’s means of getting back to Westeros…
Either way, there’s some intrigue there, but I’m hoping we’ll see a bit more than just the kingsmoot and then some traveling. I’m really curious to see where they take this plotline in season 6, but given how they treated Dorne, I’m more than a little apprehensive as well.
Honestly, that was a 50 / 50 wager. He was ether going to come back or he wasn’t. The fact that Game of Thrones has been so merciless in killing off so many characters both big and small at least sewed enough doubt in me that he could remain dead. I’m glad he’s not though. I’m really hoping Sansa can make it up to the Wall before Ramsey tracks down her, Brienne, Pod, and Theon for that matter.
I want to see Ramsey send a group to the Wall thinking it’ll be a cake walk, only to have Wun Wun turn a few of them in to pretzels and Jon and Tormund absolutely annihilate them. Maybe Sansa’s the one that finally convinces Jon to act with regards to events in the “south?” Or maybe he’s got his hands full with the Night’s King.
Man, this season is probably the most I’ve been excited for since season two or three simply because we have absolutely no idea where they’ll take these characters! Ugh, why is it only Tuesday! I want to see episode 3 already!