The episode needed the extra 10 minutes tonight to compensate for the show's enormous penis.
Wow. That end scene? I just wanna say that George was doing Walking Dead long before Kirkman was doing Walking Dead. Every bit as epic as I imagined it to be. Every bit.
Now, the other scene I was looking forward to -- The House of the Undying. This fell kind of flat to me. I wanted the visions and the prophecies. But, I guess the show felt it was a little too abstract? I still think it would've been cool since it allowed for a Lost-type of effect, where people would be trying to piece it all together. However, seeing Dany on the Iron Throne set and the Wall set was nerdcool...as was seeing Momoa as Drogo again. Great scene between the two of them. To think it all began with a rape -- and they said it wouldn't last.
And, the dragons? What else can be said other than Dany is about 3x sexier when she has some mini weapons of mass destruction spooning with her.
The Theon/Luwin scene was phenomenal. Alfie Allen continues to bring all types of new life to a character I already love. And, one change I wouldn't have minded would've been Luwin surviving because of how great he's been on the show. But, with Jojen and Meera being confirmed for s3, I was expecting to be gutted over Luwin getting gutted.
The Stan/Mel scene was probably my least favorite. I didn't like seeing Mel on her heels when she should've used the excuse that Stannis didn't take her to the battle. That was her rationale.
Looks like they're making Littlefinger completely transparent in Sansa's escape bid. Don't really have a strong opinion one way or the other on this alteration, other than it's probably being done in an effort to give Littlefinger more screen time next season. I'm sure Dontos will still play a role.
Really liked how that entire Tyrell/Lannister scene played out. So much going on under the surface. I had to dodge my screen from all the bullshit being flung at me, out of the mouths of those bullshit artists, heh. I especially liked the looks between Margeary and Sansa...can't wait to see more of Marge next season. And, I gotta give Finn Jones credit -- his Loras is so much better the second time around. They really need to work on Lancel next. Gwen as Brienne was completely sold to me. She had the look, and I'm really glad she's backing it up. Glad I no longer have to worry about banishing her to life as a journeywoman in the WNBA.
And, Jaqen and his Faceless Man bit! Nothing really to pick apart other than...fucking cool.
The scar on Tyrion was great -- no need to get rid of his nose. It's perfectly adequate. Man, I'm excited as a pig in shit over the Lannister reunion. The Cersei/Tywin/Tyrion scenes next season are already getting me off and it hasn't happened yet...I feel like the limo ride home after the prom.
Edited by Bastard of Boston, 03 June 2012 - 11:00 PM.