1.)Jamie promised to send Sansa back with Brienne, so he has a chance to do that. What everyone here is forgetting is Where exactly is he supposed to send her? Her parents are dead, her brothers are all dead, her sister is missing, Her loyal armies are either dead, or betrayed her brother, and her home was destroyed by Roose's bastard. The only places left to send her are the eeryie and riverrun, You can't send her to Riverrun as that was part of the agreement with the Freys, why send her someplace that is about to be sieged by the people that just murdered the rest of her family at a wedding? Jamie being in kings landing is stuck between a rock and a hard place, and should provide him with some real soul searching moments with brienne that should make for good tv.
2.)The show from this point forward i seriously doubt will be strictly adhering to the order of the books, I fully expect lots of ADWD and AFFC material to start showing up in the show.
3.)I would be completely okay with cutting out most of the ironborn storylines, as it all felt like Fluff to pad the books, same thing with some of the Dorn storylines, All the chapters with the prince trying to woo danny was filler, it meant nothing, and nothing came of it.
4.)I don't think we are getting LS in the show at all, and thats okay.
1.) i remember reading that this season would have a battle that put the blackwater to shame, and that D&D were looking for a larger budget to fund it. I guess that never happened then? the Red wedding while awesome was hardly a "battle" it was just a few jump cuts of individuals getting killed, nothing near the scope of the blackwater
2.)did that guy release the transcript of Talisa's letter?
3.) Maisie absolutely killed it. Her hand shaking while holding the coin after doing the deed, just incredible. how she went from anger, to "please sir im cold and hungry" face, to Murderous rage. Just incredible. Although i would have liked a "A Wolf enjoys the taste of frey" or something along those lines after she said "But im hungry, i have money!"
I will say that this season felt shorter than the others, and i think there is a very real chance that the show passes the books.
they said GOT will only last 7 seasons. With that in mind i expect season 4 to finish asos and start moving into early adwd/affc. finishing those in season 5, and then season 6 and 7 are the final two books.
what if, and hear me out, they get to the umbers, as a way to reintroduce the Great John. It would take some work to make it fit, but they get there, he tells them what happens and keeps them hidden knowing that the north is kind of fucked up, Then when stannis arrives, and davos goes to manderley you find out that the Umber and the Manderley's have been working on a plot to destroy the boltons, and that they have the last heir to winterfell.