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Dear Game of Thrones fans,
I know you’re upset. This hasn’t been an easy season to endure for even the most stalwart viewers. The HBO series has drifted further from the source material than ever before, which on the one hand has spared us the boot-dragging dead ends of [REDACTED] getting burnt to a crisp while [REDACTED] Daenerys’ [REDACTED], or [REDACTED] showing up out of nowhere with the [REDACTED] Company and drifting down a river for about a hundred chapters before revealing a new [REDACTED] to the [REDACTED] bloodine. On the other hand, it’s given us needless horrors like [REDACTED]’s [REDACTED] assault of [REDACTED] and, most recently, [REDACTED] being [REDACTED] at the [REDACTED] by [REDACTED].
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