First, it must be said. It is thee biggest elephant in the room. I saw Tonks' boobs. Stupefy.
I LOLed at how unimpressed Bran was when Theon, with his chest puffed out, gave him his wake up call. It was like Bran was two seconds away from hitting the snooze button and telling Theon to come back in 10 minutes. "God's help you Theon Greyjoy," indeed. RIP Ser Rodrik.
I enjoyed this episode. I'm waiting for the uproar over the Arya/Tywin bond, though, and how Tywin would never, ever, befriend a cup bearer, because he's Tywin and has no time for charming family anecdotes or unnecessary bowel movements -- once a day is plenty. Personally, I can't say I mind that Tywin is being humanized...even made likeable. I think it adds to the grayness of the show. And, the smile Arya let slip when complimented was also something I liked -- I think Arya got a rise out of being complimented by someone as capable as Tywin. She may hate him, but she respects him.
Also, I like how they're going about excusing her three choices...it's shades of the old "wasting 3 wishes" gag. "Damn it, Genie...I wish you would just shut up so I can think...wait, no, I don't wish that!" She was forced to use that "death wish" because of the situation. Littlefinger's appearance in this episode added some decent tension. And, I fully believe that he recognized Arya...and, just chose to keep it to himself. Why would he out Arya when knowledge is power, and outting Arya is giving up power? Can't wait to see where this goes.
Also liked the little tweaks to Ygritte/Jon's meeting. It feels a little more, I dunno, believable that Jon wouldn't allow Ygritte to leave...he just can't bring himself to kill her, so he'd rather try and carry her around as a prisoner. I think Rose Leslie will do well with the role.
Another Joff slap is always fun...add that to the reel. I will make this into a drinking game one day. Also, I like this friendship they're developing between Sansa and Shae. If nothing else, it will give Shae something to do...maybe even turn her into a better character than she was in the books. It'll make her later choices more difficult.
Heh, the Qarth Spice Merchant is good times. I'm sorry, but I kind of enjoyed how condescending he was to Dany. She needs it every so often. The dragon theft was an interesting non-book development...guess this is the GoT crew trying to invent things for Dany to do since she's pretty absent for so much of Clash.
We also got pretty good confrmation that Talisa is indeed a liar and most likely Jeyne. Did anyone see the letter Arya found on Tywin's table? Is Jeyne spying on Robb and sending intel to Tywin? It looks like she's up to no good. Oona Chaplin is hot.
And, thank you, Roose, for confirming that your psychotic bastard, Ramsay, will grace us with his fuckery. Can't wait.
Edited by Bastard of Boston, 06 May 2012 - 09:33 PM.