Here’s what’s really behind Jon Snow’s unfailing honesty in Game of Thrones’ season 7 finale

Spoilers ahead for Game of Thrones season 7 finale, “The Dragon and the Wolf”

After all the work the various factions have done throughout season 7, trying to achieve some kind of balance between the power players in Westeros, Jon Snow nearly blows it completely in the season finale, “The Dragon and the Wolf.” When Cersei Lannister agrees to an armistice between her forces and Daenerys Targaryen’s — at least until the undead menace in the North can be contained — she has one condition: that Jon, as the King in the North, not take sides in the Lannister/Targaryen war. “I know Ned Stark’s son will be true to his word,” she tells everybody.

But Jon promptly tells her he can’t make that promise, because he’s already sworn fealty to…

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The Mist’s finale just barely redeems its slow, mind-numbing first season

Spoilers ahead for season one of The Mist.

On August 24, The Mists season-one finale aired on Spike. On the 25th, Netflix released the series for streaming in select countries outside the United States. (A Netflix spokesman said the company doesn’t provide “comprehensive lists of which shows are available in which countries,” so viewers outside the U.S. will have to check their local account to see if it’s there.) The television series adapts Stephen King’s 1980 novella very differently than Frank Darabont’s 2007 film adaptation. All three versions follow the same premise: a mysterious mist descends on a town for no clear reason, and people who enter it tend to die messily. The TV adaptation nixes King’s giant mist-monsters, kills off…

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12 unanswered questions before the Game of Thrones season 7 finale

Spoilers ahead for all of Game of Thrones.

The Game of Thrones season 7 finale airs this Sunday, and it’s sure to be full of bloodshed and gore, possibly with a dash of incestuous romance. With an ice zombie dragon that bears resemblance to a certain Yu-Gi-Oh! card in play, and relationships that fans have been rooting for finally blossoming, we’re heading into the finale with plenty of loose threads and questions to answer. Here are the top 12 things we hope to see addressed in the epic season finale.

1) Will Bran finally do something useful?

Although we’ve seen relatively little of Bran in season 7, it’s becoming more apparent that he will play a key role in the war against the army of the dead, and in revealing crucial pieces of…

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