TheEvilKing, on 26 April 2012 - 04:47 AM, said:
Anyone else concerned this ep might be trying to pack too much in? We know it includes the stories at King's Landing, Renly's camp, Qarth, Harrenhal, Winterfell, the Stoney Shore and beyond the Wall. The only story thread (probably but not confirmed) missing is Robb.
This episode is going to be very fast paced, zipping around everywhere, and I think it may suffer for it. The better episodes this season have been the ones that allow more time for slower storytelling.
So far , roughly speaking , they have covered the first 30 chapters of CoK in 4 episodes, have 40 more chapters to go, depending on what they may have borrowed from SoS. They have almost 7 chapters to cover in the next 6 episodes.
Problem is some of those are long chapters , but a lot can be condensed. In the book it seemed Arya spends the rest of her time at Harrenhal and escapes her last pov chapter, I think that is going to shortened.
Jon's story seems to go on forever in CoK and spills over into SoS , I really don't know how they are going to handle that.
Except for some initial excitement Bran's story almost comes to a stop, but Bran and Theon's story are interlaced, so I don't know how they are going to handle that.
If episode 9 is almost all Blackwater, then there are really only four episodes left to just get in CoK stuff.
If they do it Dany's House of the Undying sequence should , we shall see, eat up a large part of one episode, I hope they don't chop that one down too much. Lord they have to introduce Arstan and Belwas.
Hope they don't carry on the Barristan Selmy ruse as long as George did, I guess Ian McElhinney is still under contract?
Edited by boojam, 26 April 2012 - 05:47 AM.