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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby blackjack68 on Sun May 05, 2013 11:06 pm

"Oh he's a sword swallower, no doubt.".
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby SolidSnake on Mon May 06, 2013 3:38 am

Why was Sansa crying at the end? I got kind of lost on that part
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby canaan on Mon May 06, 2013 5:53 am

Because she's not going to marry the Tyrell boy like she wanted and has to marry tyrion.
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby the wicked child on Mon May 06, 2013 9:03 am

I enjoyed the episode, but may have been the weakest of the season. Coincidentally enough, it may also have been one of the biggest departures from the book. Though I wonder about the Arya-Melisandre interaction... when Melisandre says "we will meet again"... was that made up fr the show, or something Martin made them privy to?

Highlights of the episode for me:

- The Blackfish quote I mentioned earlier
- Climbing the wall (even if it had a bunch of extra drama added in for TV)
- Varys and Littlefinger reflecting on spoiling each others plans. Love when these 2 share the screen.
- Littlefinger's speech and subsequent tie-in back to climbing the wall
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby columbia on Mon May 06, 2013 9:30 am

A quick question about Varys from last week:

Spoiler:
Is that the end of seeing his mutilator in the crate? Either way, that was pretty **** up.
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby Idoit40fans on Mon May 06, 2013 9:47 am

I didn't watch the episode, but it sounds interesting.
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby the wicked child on Mon May 06, 2013 10:26 am

columbia wrote:A quick question about Varys from last week:

Spoiler:
Is that the end of seeing his mutilator in the crate? Either way, that was pretty **** up.

No, I don't expect we'll hear about it again. I think that was just to add more weight to "The revenge you seek will be yours in time".
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby DelPen on Mon May 06, 2013 10:42 am

canaan wrote:Because she's not going to marry the Tyrell boy like she wanted and has to marry tyrion.



not sure how much of this is spoilery but to be safe:
Spoiler:
Tyrion is extremely ugly in the books and was really messed up in the attack in the siege where he lost almost half his face instead of a cool scar that Peter Dinklage, who isn't really at all ugly, has. Besides being a dwarf there is really nothing wrong with Tyrion in the show.
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby SolidSnake on Mon May 06, 2013 11:12 am

canaan wrote:Because she's not going to marry the Tyrell boy like she wanted and has to marry tyrion.

Thank you :thumb:
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby Idoit40fans on Mon May 06, 2013 11:29 am

DelPen wrote:
canaan wrote:Because she's not going to marry the Tyrell boy like she wanted and has to marry tyrion.



not sure how much of this is spoilery but to be safe:
Spoiler:
Tyrion is extremely ugly in the books and was really messed up in the attack in the siege where he lost almost half his face instead of a cool scar that Peter Dinklage, who isn't really at all ugly, has. Besides being a dwarf there is really nothing wrong with Tyrion in the show.


Spoiler:
Yeah reading through the books now, the show really bothers me, because he's supposed to be ugly and even before the battle his legs are supposed to be twisted and otherwise deformed. None of that in the show, he's just a dwarf. I guess they determined that it would make him more likeable more quickly this way though.
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby largegarlic on Mon May 06, 2013 11:45 am

I have a question too...why were they climbing the wall? Why would some of the wildlings have climbed the wall many times in the past? Do they just like to look at the southern areas beyond the wall or do they carry out guerrila-style raids on the Night's Watch?
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby Spangler on Mon May 06, 2013 12:22 pm

largegarlic wrote:I have a question too...why were they climbing the wall? Why would some of the wildlings have climbed the wall many times in the past? Do they just like to look at the southern areas beyond the wall or do they carry out guerrila-style raids on the Night's Watch?


When they reach the top of the wall, they are supposed to attach ropes to send down to build ladders, so the rest of the Wildlings can climb up.
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby Kraftster on Mon May 06, 2013 12:35 pm

I may n ot be cut out for this show on a week-to-week basis. Feels like its crawling. My anger when I have to endure an episode without a Dani appearance is significant.
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby blackjack68 on Mon May 06, 2013 12:48 pm

SolidSnake wrote:
canaan wrote:Because she's not going to marry the Tyrell boy like she wanted and has to marry tyrion.

Thank you :thumb:


Was that Loris' ship leaving as she was crying or was it the ship that Littlefinger was supposed to have her sail away with him on?

His narrative was talking about opportunity lost and that's what made me think she was crying because she told him no, expecting to marry Loris (sp?) but now that she has to marry Tyrion, she regretted not going with Littlefinger.
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby Kraftster on Mon May 06, 2013 12:52 pm

blackjack68 wrote:
SolidSnake wrote:
canaan wrote:Because she's not going to marry the Tyrell boy like she wanted and has to marry tyrion.

Thank you :thumb:


Was that Loris' ship leaving as she was crying or was it the ship that Littlefinger was supposed to have her sail away with him on?

His narrative was talking about opportunity lost and that's what made me think she was crying because she told him no, expecting to marry Loris (sp?) but now that she has to marry Tyrion, she regretted not going with Littlefinger.


That was my thought as well.
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby Idoit40fans on Mon May 06, 2013 1:06 pm

Kraftster wrote:I may n ot be cut out for this show on a week-to-week basis. Feels like its crawling. My anger when I have to endure an episode without a Dani appearance is significant.


I actually feel that way when time is (to me) wasted on Daenerys.
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby Gaucho on Mon May 06, 2013 6:00 pm

Nice Ian Curtis impersonation there.
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby Gaucho on Mon May 06, 2013 6:38 pm

I can see why she didn't want to leave the cave.

Wouldn't it be easier to just melt a hole in the wall? :slug:
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby Digitalgypsy66 on Mon May 06, 2013 7:49 pm

Spoiler:
R.I.P. Ros. :(
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby columbia on Mon May 06, 2013 7:50 pm

Digitalgypsy66 wrote:
Spoiler:
R.I.P. Ros. :(


Spoiler:
Joffrey is one sick mofo.
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby the wicked child on Mon May 06, 2013 7:57 pm

columbia wrote:
Digitalgypsy66 wrote:
Spoiler:
R.I.P. Ros. :(


Spoiler:
Joffrey is one sick mofo.

Spoiler:
Same feelings I had about the waitress on Boardwalk Empire... waste of a good redhead
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby Idoit40fans on Tue May 07, 2013 7:51 am

Spoiler:
I thought she was just a random.
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby stopper40 on Tue May 07, 2013 8:09 am

the wicked child wrote:- Varys and Littlefinger reflecting on spoiling each others plans. Love when these 2 share the screen.
- Littlefinger's speech and subsequent tie-in back to climbing the wall



I love watching a scene with either one of these gentlemen. Can't determine which one is more manipulative or evil
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby Idoit40fans on Tue May 07, 2013 8:11 am

I think Varys is more manipulative and Littlefinger is more evil. :scared: I find Varys to be a much more interesting character.
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Re: George R.R. Martin

Postby Spangler on Tue May 07, 2013 11:58 am

Sansa spoilers.

Spoiler:
I wonder how they are going to handle Sansa leaving Kings landing. I don't know why they didn't just stick with the Dontos storyline like in the books. It was mysterious, and had a better payoff. They even had an actor to play Dontos in season 2.

Maybe they will have it in season 4, but if they did that, why not do that from the start? Maybe they didn't want to stick with it for 2-3 season?
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