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By the way, Ellaria's poisoning of Myrcella was really really obvious. How could the characters not see that given Ellaria's previous attempt on Myrcella's life, the noted poisoning and the really out of place kiss on the lips?
Clearly Ellaria wants war with the Lannisters and she will get it. I would think that Jaime would think hard about killing the prince and tossing his body overboard to let it wash up on the beach as an answer to that treachery.
The most interesting part was the result of Shireen's death. The Lord of Light apparently is very much like Satan is depicted in granting wishes only to not give you everything you expect. The aftermath of the murder of his daughter was logical and followed. The only thing he got was the reprieve from the snow which allowed Stannis a faster doom with the coupe de grace provided by Brienne who couldn't follow through on her vow to Lady Catlyn by looking after Sansa. (Of course for dramatic purposes they have this happen immediately in time).
What I really like is Melissandre deserting seeming like she hit a crisis in her faith (unless she was a knowing participant in Stannis' downfall which would truly be evil). Of course, it also leads her back to Castle Black in order to do what a lot of us think she will do -- bring Jon Snow back to life. I know the producers and the actor are denying this but the central secret of the show can't end here unless Martin is playing the long con and basically telling us that things we think are important really aren't and are subject to the whims of fate. That might be the cruelest lesson indeed.
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