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Old 08-07-2017, 08:21 AM
 
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Gotcha. But, I think it's a bit strange that the meeting with the Iron Bank wasn't just a "Hey, here's your money" one. Could just be another GOT timeline thing or could Cersei be plotting to take over the Iron Bank? Was the gold already there and she hasn't paid them because she has another plan??? Or maybe she planned to pay them, but with the loss of the food from High Garden and a large percent of her army will use the gold to rebuild both.
The meeting took place before she actually had the gold. The loot train battle was at the very end of the episode. The gold had just made it to Kings Landing when the battle began.
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Old 08-07-2017, 08:22 AM
 
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Is Westeros the size of Chicago? Because these people are going from the Wall to Winterfell, from Dragonstone to Highgarden, etc. like it's nothing.
If you read the past few pages of this thread, you'll find your question was answered multiple times.
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Old 08-07-2017, 08:24 AM
 
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The gold was sent ahead, but for some reason, Dany was destroying much needed supplies. It appears we now have 2 empty castles.
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Old 08-07-2017, 08:32 AM
 
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The gold was sent ahead, but for some reason, Dany was destroying much needed supplies.
The Lannisters were counting on the food plundered from the Reach to enable them to withstand a long seige in King's Landing. Daenerys and the Dothraki denied them the supplies, meaning that now King's Landing won't hold out as long. And, for some reason, Daenerys doesn't seem worried about her own supplies (TV magic).

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It appears we now have 2 empty castles.
Casterly Rock and Highgarden...both of which no longer have a purpose.

Casterly Rock is out of gold. Heck, Cersei might even tell Euron Greyjoy that if he can take it, he can have it.

The Queen of Thorns is dead (except we never did really see her die - dum, Dum DUMMMMM), and Randyll Tarly the new presumed new Lord of the Reach has his own castle at Horn Hill. Bronn even asked Jamie for possession of Highgarden, but Jamie pointed out that it wasn't worth holding, as it was now, figuratively speaking, a white elephant.
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Old 08-07-2017, 09:30 AM
 
Location: Maine
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If you read the past few pages of this thread, you'll find your question was answered multiple times.
The answer being: The writers don't care. Entire armies are essentially marching hundreds of miles in a few days. Ships manage to sail thousands of miles on a daily basis. No one notices hordes of Dothraki crossing their lands.

There are two possible reasons for this:

A common misconception. Since Westeros is basically shaped like Great Britain Ireland smooshed together (and it is; see: Game of Thrones' Westeros Is Really Just Britain & An Inverted Ireland - Brilliant Maps ) the writers seem to think it is the size of Great Britain, when it is actually more like the size of South America.

The writers don't care. This is the most likely explanation.
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Old 08-07-2017, 09:38 AM
 
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The answer being: The writers don't care.
No, the book story line that some seem to want, would not work with the TV show. Do you honestly want episode after episode of all the characters just traveling? How many episodes did you want Jon Snow to be traveling, the whole season? That would be incredibly boring and a waste of the limited number of episodes that are left.
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Old 08-07-2017, 09:45 AM
 
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The writers don't care. This is the most likely explanation.
Indirectly, you are correct. I'm not sure if you're reading this thread, but it has been addressed MANY times. Including by me just a few posts above yours.

D&D aren't wasting our time showing us the passage of time or distance. Events just happen. You can either accept it, or not.
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Old 08-07-2017, 09:47 AM
 
Location: Maine
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No, the book story line that some seem to want, would not work with the TV show.
Sure it would, when writers pay attention. Other TV shows and movies do this very easily and very simply without killing the pacing. It's easy:

If Character A has to go from point X to Y and that entails three weeks of traveling in which nothing happens, then the story simply jumps forward three weeks. Just take care that all of the storylines you're showing progress at the same rate. It's not all that difficult.

And it isn't just the timing that the GoT writers are ignoring. It's all common sense. How can a fleet of gargantuan ships sneak up on another fleet with no one noticing? How can a horde of a thousand Dothraki cross a continent and no one notices until they are within a mile or two of their target? And yet a magical "dark lord" with a horde of super fast zombies can't cross a few dozen miles in a period of years???

The weird thing is: Seasons 1-4 didn't have this problem. In fact, the reason Bran was missing from an entire season was simply because not much was happening with him other than a lot of walking.
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Old 08-07-2017, 09:54 AM
 
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The answer being: The writers don't care. Entire armies are essentially marching hundreds of miles in a few days. Ships manage to sail thousands of miles on a daily basis. No one notices hordes of Dothraki crossing their lands.
I believe that you're referring to the Lannister/Dothraki battle. Keep in mind a couple of things.

First, each season of the TV series is about a year in Westorosi time, so I've always took that to mean that it's about 4 to 6 weeks between episodes. Plenty of time for a marching Lannister army to cover ground, especially on a well established road. Think about how fast the Roman legions were able to move on their road network.

Second, the battle took place in the Crownlands and not in the Reach. The Lannister army was probably less than a day's march from King's Landing.

And third, the Dothraki were probably landed in the Crownlands, close to King's Landing, via Daenerys' remaining ships, and they simply took a quick and slightly wide canter around the city to meet up with the Lannisters on the King's Road.
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Old 08-07-2017, 09:58 AM
 
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If Character A has to go from point X to Y and that entails three weeks of traveling in which nothing happens, then the story simply jumps forward three weeks. Just take care that all of the storylines you're showing progress at the same rate. It's not all that difficult.
Except not all the storylines are progressing at the same rate, so no it is not that simple.
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