Jolene Brown, on 21 May 2012 - 03:22 AM, said:
I was thinking about that too, because when I re-read, I noticed that their journey isn't actually that long, but I think they can make a bunch of scenes out of the small things that happen on the way to Harrenhall. In a single POV chapter, there are a few different episodes that can be fleshed out into different scenes across 1-2 episodes.
There's always a chance they can create some "extra" stuff, much like this scene was (we don't see them actually launch in the book.) I was thinking that Jaime's hand falling off would be the cliffhanger for this season, but now I'm not so sure.
There's PLENTY of banter/insults to go between them for a full scene, before Brienne sees dead bodies hanging from a tree near the tavern and stops to bury them; or they skip the dead @ the tavern & go straight to the chase. That oughtta be a good, action-packed scene, if they do it right. Just when it looks like they'll be caught & the Kingslayer re-taken, Brienne saves the day. And rather than clubbing her with the oar, Jaime surprises everyone by helping her back into the canoe. They insult/banter a bit more, then sail on around the corner - - see you in S3!
As I've been saying elsewhere, sometimes "less is more" with some of these characters/stories. With Jaime & Brienne, MORE is more, and very, very welcome in my book!