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[Book Spoilers] Dear Writers Who Do Not Answer To the Name George R.R. Martin,


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#1 Katydid

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Posted 27 May 2012 - 09:03 PM

THAT is how you adapt an episode, and THAT is how you write these characters.

Absolutely fantastic to finally see The Real Cersei emerge this season.

Tyrion's humor and bravery. The Hound's fear. Joffrey's chicken-shittedness. And the list goes on.

Thank you GRRM.

#2 Cressit

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Posted 27 May 2012 - 09:17 PM

Thank you GRRM for the scene with The Hound and Bronn to set the tone for the fighting men of the episode.

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Posted 27 May 2012 - 09:19 PM

I believe George wrote this episode.

Edit: oops. Didn't catch the insult to the HBO staff writers in my first read. Yes, it was a great ep.

Edited by BondJamesBond, 27 May 2012 - 09:20 PM.


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Posted 27 May 2012 - 09:25 PM

If I wasn't so intent on reading The Winds of Winter and a Dream of Spring sometime in the next 10 years I'd lobby to have him write every episode.

#5 Christina Ceriddwynn

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Posted 27 May 2012 - 09:45 PM

I really enjoyed this episode!

#6 Darth Pipes

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Posted 27 May 2012 - 09:49 PM

If Game of Thrones picks up an Emmy nomination for Best Writing for this season, I hope it's this episode.

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Posted 27 May 2012 - 10:03 PM

Please give GRRM and Lena Headey their Emmys now. They deserve them. It is known.

#8 Katydid

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Posted 27 May 2012 - 10:06 PM

Please give GRRM and Lena Headey their Emmys now. They deserve them. It is known.


And Dinklage!

#9 Jennelyn

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Posted 27 May 2012 - 10:06 PM

Yes, it was definitely obvious who wrote this episode. Very VERY well done!

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Posted 27 May 2012 - 10:07 PM

GRRM should write every episode of every tv show, ever

#11 TheeMikeHoncho

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Posted 27 May 2012 - 10:14 PM

All I can say is WOW. It was unreal, GRRM needs to be cloned so he can write the episodes and the books simultaniously.

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Posted 27 May 2012 - 10:19 PM

The Rains of Castamere was awesome and even moreso in the credits.

Tyrion alluding to a wedding being the worst thing in life. Terrific.

Varys talking about being cut and the dark arts. Nice touch.

Everyone was pitch perfect- Tyrion, Cersei, Bronn, Sandor, Sansa, Stannis, Davos and no BS in the other parts of Westeros and Essos despite the credits map.

Totally blown away.

#13 SerMixalot

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Posted 27 May 2012 - 10:25 PM

wow, just wow.

THAT is how it is done.

Well done HBO.

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Posted 27 May 2012 - 10:50 PM

Was this the only episode that G RR martin wrote for?

#15 SerMixalot

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Posted 27 May 2012 - 10:52 PM

yes

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Posted 27 May 2012 - 10:53 PM

this season that is

#17 Balefont

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Posted 27 May 2012 - 10:54 PM

GRRM did write a brilliant episode. However, I gotta hand it to D&D for all that they have done to take this from book to screen and they have done a fantastic job working the source material in with the various constraints. I don't think enough people give them the credit they deserve and that's a shame.

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Posted 27 May 2012 - 10:57 PM

Absolutely fantastic to finally see The Real Cersei emerge this season.


The problem is that show Cersei is a better and more interesting character than book Cersei. Book Cersei is practically a Disney-villainess and pretty much Martin's worst-written characters, especially once she gets a POV. The non-Martin writers have improved on Cersei as far as I'm concerned.

I'll just write it off as the stress of the situation and the wine bringing out the worst side of her.

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Posted 27 May 2012 - 10:58 PM

GRRM did write a brilliant episode. However, I gotta hand it to D&D for all that they have done to take this from book to screen and they have done a fantastic job working the source material in with the various constraints. I don't think enough people give them the credit they deserve and that's a shame.


By and large they do. This site just has more than its share of nitpickers.

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Posted 27 May 2012 - 11:14 PM

GRRM did write a brilliant episode. However, I gotta hand it to D&D for all that they have done to take this from book to screen and they have done a fantastic job working the source material in with the various constraints. I don't think enough people give them the credit they deserve and that's a shame.


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I can not agree with this more...

GRRM is putting his name on this series. If any of the writing or producing would have offended him to the extent that we read about here, I am absolutely positive that he would have withdrawn. Instead, he is writing in the parameters of what has already been written a good portion is not exactly like he wrote it in his books. D&D has done a brilliant job of setting us up for this climax.