I read a theory that the iron bank had written off the Lannisters as a lost cause and had been hoping to recover as much of their funds as they could before daenerys straight up slaughtered them.So who else thinks it's a little odd the (((Iron Bank))) was supposedly so happy to be paid back in full? Or to have one of it's richest kingdoms wiped out?
The whole time I was thinking it would be in their best interest to keep the Lannisters indebted to them, and BAM, an army and a dragon comes by and wipes out all the gold like it's nothing.
Call me tinfoil if you want but somethings up. These damn iron bankers, man. I swear they're playing both sides.
With them being able to pay off the debt in full they wouldn't even be losing anything off that venture and can now fully back Daenerys without having to worry about cutting a loss.
As for the teleporting armies...
I don't have much of a problem when you consider how the story isn't being told chronologically.
I do however have a problem with how they don't make an effort to show a passage of time. Like one episode ended with Arya at the crossroads going north, two episodes later it starts with her at winterfell.
Actually, now that I think about it, how the fuck did the horde make it to them without being spotted? Even if we assumed she got word of Highgarden falling the instant it happened, and that at that moment she was able to get the horde on ships, where the fuck would she land that's safe?
The Stormlands and the crownlands are in Lannister hands, Dorne is long and the only land paths out of Dorne go through narrow mountain passes that exit in the Stormlands (ruled by Lannisters) and the reach (currently filled with Lannister forces)