I think Dorne has been a total fiasco since it has been introduced. There has been poor continuity in narrative between seasons and episodes and poor presentation (only principle characters for the most part) and choices devised to shock you rather then tell a reasonably believable story.
* Tyrion made a decision to send Myrcella away to Dorne with Ser Arys Oakheart to protect her and betroth her to Prince Trystane.
That image is here: http://i.ytimg.com/vi/TYMOBkhVGGs/maxresdefault.jpg
This drove Cersei nuts; she was deeply concerned about Myrcella’s safety. Somewhere between that introduction and Season 5 he mysteriously *disappeared* or was omitted to allow for the plotline for Jamie and Bronn to secretly go down to Dorne to bring her back. This is supposed to be one of the best swordsman in Westeros promoted to protect the Royal family until death. Did he go out for coffee? Was he called back to King’s landing because Cersei suddenly decided to trust the Martell’s with the care of her daughter? Did he vaporize and everyone was given group amnesia by the flashy thing in Men in Black?
Possible Fix: They could have very easily had a scene in Dorne where he is killed and had Doran send a message to Jaime at the same time Cersei received the Snake with the necklace in it’s mouth. They could have had Jaime arrive formally and had Bronn sneak into the kingdom and done that story that way.
* Myrcella dies meters from the dock with all the Sand Snakes watching from the dock, yet Ser Jaime decides to sail onward to King’s Landing without going back to confront Ellaria. Jaime is smart enough to know Ellaria was behind this. He knows Ellaria doesn’t get along with Doran (scene where they are eating in Season five) and why would Doran kill Myrcella at the risk of harm to Trystane? Why isn’t Jaime turning the boat immediately around to confront Ellaria?
Possible Fix: Jaime turns the boat around to confront Ellaria in front of Doran. Doran doesn’t have a lot of guards around and since it’s only Jaime and Bronn versus the Sand Snakes they have to retreat back to the boat. Doran and Trystane and the guard all get killed and Jaime sails back to King’s Landing with Myrcella’s body.
* Doran only has one Kings guard person who is very easily stabbed in the back and dies?
Possible Fix: Fork out the dough for more Sand Snakes and King’s Guards. Even better use the possible fix I mentioned above and lose these scenes altogether.
* Trystan is killed by two Sand Snakes on Jaime’s boat in King’s Landing while he is ashore with Myrcella’s body and Cersei. This is bizarre because these very same Sand Snakes are all on the dock saying goodbye to the boat that was sailing away with Myrcella, Trystan, Ser Jaime and Bronn at the end of Season Five.
You can see that picture here:
Did they get a soundless, invisible speedboat that allowed them to board the boat near Dorne and then they hid and surprised Trystane without anyone else on the boat detecting them? Doesn’t make sense unless they set sail in their own vessel once Jaime was out of visual range and Doran went back to the Palace; caught up to the boat in King’s Landing in the harbor and watched while Jaime left it with Myrcella’s body in the rowboat and then boarded the sailboat when no one was watching to kill Trystane.
Possible Fix: Digital erase the two sand snakes that appear on the dock with Ellaria at the end of Season Five saying goodbye to Myrcella, then what we saw makes sense in Season 6 Episode 1 with the assassination of Trystane. Another way is to add two Sand Snakes all the way back in Season 5 and then don’t show those two on the dock and have those two assassinate Trystane.
What do you think?
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