Fakko, on 21 May 2012 - 07:37 AM, said:
Joffrey foolishly wants to go into battle so, it would not appear he is in league with Cersei on this matter, if he even knows about it.
I think Cersei is just trying to find ANY way to gain some traction at this point. She is resorting to brute force, which means she's losing the knowledge/tactics game. She has no control over Joffrey; Tyrion knows this, which is why he went along with things when they brought Roz in. Tyrion is letting Cersei think she still has any cards left.
Also, I am dumbfounded that Tyrion's immediate response to Shae wasn't GTFO! Why wouldn't he immediately send her away now that Cersei has shown her hand?
Because Shae isn't in any danger. If Cersei was so confident that she got the right whore, no need to freak out and do something rash. Obviously Shae's quarters are still fairly safe.
Tyrion & Varys is as good, if not better, than Varys & Littlefinger from season 1.
I couldn't agree more. Tyrion, Varys, AND Bronn though - oh my!
A rather abrupt ending to the Arya & Tywin Show, but all good things ...
I kind of figured we'd get something abrupt - either separate ways or Tywin finding out that it was Arya. There really weren't many other options there...
I like how she coerced Jaqen into helping her and her friends escape.
Masterful. I also like the implication, at least IMO, that agreeing to un-name him possibly means she's still got one more name to use. After all, the guards were just in Jaqen's way to honoring this new agreement - Arya didn't name any of them. I don't think we've seen the last of Jaqen - at least, I hope not.
It seems that Daenerys getting to The House of the Undying is as difficult as Clark Griswold getting to Wally World.
Yeah, what is that all about. We get 1 scene with Dany & Jorah? Bah. That was a little weak...
The Days of our Lives: The Starks with Robb and his lovely field surgeon continues to bore the eyes from my skull. She is lovely (even more so naked), but their storyline is dull to me.
I don't agree here. We needed to see Robb make a decision for himself. "A King takes..." as many others have been wont to say. I don't think he ever intended on marrying the Frey girl anyway; it was merely a war tactic. He's been hell-bent on returning to Winterfell with the rest of his family intact. He has no need for a wife or an alliance with a bridge owner hundreds of miles away. I think it gives us a reason to continue to root for the Starks - just because Ned is gone and they are scattered to the wind, they are still good people just trying to find one another again.
Brienne and Jamie is interesting. I predict it not ending well for Brienne though. A dumb move for Catelyn though. I understand why she would do it, but it won't bear fruit IMO.
I didn't particularly like the way the scene with Jamie & Brienne was shot. She kept turning her back to him and it didn't look like he was tied up other than his hands. I'll have to re-watch the episode (of course), but surely he could have just grabbed her sword or dagger?
Theon continues to struggle for validation from somewhere and gets nothing. So tragic.
I disagree here. I think Theon got a lot of validation from his sister. She was reaching out and telling him that she's always loved him and he's realizing that he's always loved her. So even if their father traded him away, his sister never forgot him. And she doesn't want to leave him behind now, but the choice is his. That's pretty validating in my book.