Instead they introduce new characters like asshole Uncle Euron, who Dany could still agree to marry. Then on their wedding night, she kills him, cuts off his great cock and gives it to Theon as a tribute.
It's a combination of things coming together, a rich story that is stylized on screen. A scene may appear to be sorta relevant in its current context, but could also be laying groundwork for something 2 or 4 seasons down the road. Or it may not. I think that's what causes people to take interest and speculate. Also you never know when someone is going to get a body part chopped off, or die in a spectacular way.
I looked for a "what it's about" video that describes the show without giving too much away:
A lot of the "merchants" are complicit in the EBT scams. Check how places like gas stations itemize their receipts. If they can ring something up as a food item paid by debit card, EBT can be used to pay for it. Now take that register and put it in a strip club.... For folks with a lot of kids, they can apply for additional funds, where EBT can also be used at ATMs for cash withdrawals.
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