How Would You Rate Episode 106?
Posted 22 May 2011 - 05:42 PM
Posted 22 May 2011 - 09:23 PM
The Theon/Roz scene felt unnecessary, but it was so short that it didn't matter.
My only minor complaint is how Sansa was ridiculously mean to Septa Mordane and asked questions she should likely know the answer to if she was raised by the woman all her life. But I guess the South attitude and being betrothed to a prince is making her cocky.
Posted 22 May 2011 - 09:24 PM
I thought it was... for lack of a better word... awesomesauce.
Ned had me pulling at my hair and tugging at my heartstrings. Tyrion was badass as usual (see: my avatar) Was really pleased with that whole scene at the Eyrie. But the events in Vaes Dothrak stole this week for me. Dany was just... splendid. She is becoming so strong and creepy all at the same time. I loooove it. I would go into more detail but I don't want to spoil anyone.
The one bug I had about this was the fact that we didn't venture to the Wall. I understand why, this ep. was already jam packed, but I stilled missed it. Based on the previews, I am certain we will see more of Jon, Sam and the others next week (I am not an HBOGO lady).
Solid 9 for me. Bravo.
Posted 22 May 2011 - 09:33 PM
Posted 22 May 2011 - 09:35 PM
Shae has been casted.
Posted 22 May 2011 - 09:35 PM
Posted 22 May 2011 - 09:41 PM
Posted 22 May 2011 - 10:11 PM
I get that he doesn't have 20+ people following him everywhere when he is in the Red Keep, but when he leaves the castle, he needs an entourage. I'd admit it's a petty complaint if it wasn't done so well in a previous episode (ep2). When Robert and Ned took a break while on the Kingsroad to sit, eat, and shoot the shit. They had a much larger (and much more believable) entourage. That's about as much privacy a King gets when outside of his castle/keep.
That scene needed some horses, some banners, a few servants hauling camp gear/supplies, a kennel master, and some barking dogs to flush out the boars. Yeah that one scene just went up in price significantly. I know. Don't look at me like that. They are the ones who set the bar in episode 2, not me.
I'll give them a pass on the wildling encounter, where a bit more entourage would have been nice to see also. As I expected, Summer and Grey Wind were no-shows. I get it, it's hard to get animals to do passable fight choreography. I'll let others complain about it, as they've been doing since the start of the show.
Aside from that, I liked the episode.
Episode 5 was still better IMO.
Edited by Bowl o' Brown, 22 May 2011 - 10:12 PM.
Posted 22 May 2011 - 10:15 PM
Posted 22 May 2011 - 10:22 PM
Robert stays on horse drinking and complaining while the hunters they brought along find the boar's den (hole in the ground), and flush them out with dogs. The king only shows up to kill it when they have one cornered. That's what I remember reading at least.
Edited by Bowl o' Brown, 22 May 2011 - 10:23 PM.
Posted 22 May 2011 - 10:58 PM
Agree about the hunt, but this was definitely my favorite episode so far.
Posted 22 May 2011 - 11:33 PM
Posted 23 May 2011 - 12:08 AM
Posted 23 May 2011 - 12:09 AM
Any episode without Dire wolves receives an automatic one point deduction if the Direwolf's played a pivotal role in the scene and this week there were two wildings which could have been eaten by Dire wolves but were not. There lack was missed because we got to saw one eat one already.
Half a point point deduction was for Ros because that entire episode was very Why is this here? The other half a point lost because Theon and Rob once again have a heart to heart but act like assholes to each other not the good friends as described, considering how Theon is treated in the show to date I don't know why he's fallen into the Stark lacky role... it makes no sense when everyone treats him like shit.
Every other episode felt required, needed or was just awesome, could have used a little more Mord but what I got was excellent.
Posted 23 May 2011 - 01:01 AM
Posted 23 May 2011 - 01:45 AM
Posted 23 May 2011 - 01:52 AM
Posted 23 May 2011 - 02:13 AM
Oh and really enjoyed Theon. Actually, my bad-ass award goes to him for bullseye-ing the wildling.
This was also the first ep (besides the pilot) where I really enjoyed the Dany scenes. That closing scene with Viserys getting his golden crown was tense and well done.
Posted 23 May 2011 - 02:24 AM
Posted 23 May 2011 - 03:47 AM
I'm going to miss Harry Lloyd but that ending was excellent!
Edited by Ghost Cat, 23 May 2011 - 04:39 AM.