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  1. Ranking the seasons

    1 >>> every other season. Besides the first, the rest have been such a mixed bag in terms of quality and adaptation choices that I can only say I prefer some scenes over others, but not the whole package.
  2. For Sansa and Theon. What a pointless season.
  3. I'm surprised this hasn't been brought up again. So, a few episodes ago Littlefinger mentioned to Olenna he had a certain boy that would appease her and her family. A lot of people thought that he meant he was giving her the guy that ratted on Loras, but given that this wasn't brought up again, I'm going to guess LF's boy is almost certainly Aegon (to be introduced next season), and that should Tommen die Margaery will again be a Widow and married off.
  4. Don't be so sure about that. The number of unsullied that have complained about that slight leap of logic is proof enough. Though maybe they'll say something next week that clears it up.
  5. Jaime should've brought twenty good men with him to Dorne. Given the level of security at the gates of Sunspear -- on par with that of Stannis' camp, apparently -- they could have snatched Marcella, killed the Sand Snakes and Trystane, and been half way to Riverrun and a much better plot.
  6. I gave it an 8. Mainly, it was for the ending, though even that wasn't all I hoped for (I'm sure showrunners wanted more as well, but they're probably lucky with what they got). Hardhome got my hopes up for something better, but I did like the brutality of the scene, contrasted with the serene flight to end it all -- what a sight. The burning of Shireen was another highlight. Though it felt super contrived -- oh Davos is conveniently sent off without much protest or suspicion, and Ramsay and his twenty men just happened to destroy all the seige equipment and burn all those tents, supplies, and people, without seemingly any resistance, beacause, well, it's the North and they know it better, all the while leaving Stannis with no other options -- I nevertheless felt the horror of the situation. Frankly, it hit me harder than I expected, which is exactly what they wanted, so props to them. Also, still not digging Arya's storyline. The HoBaW seems more like a hangout for morgue rats than it does for a mystical assassination organization. Still, I admit I'm rather interested in how Arya carries out the hit from here, and what they do with her after.
  7. 10/10 Absolutely amazing. I wasn't at all expecting this episode to be that good, but I loved pretty much everything about it: Tyrion and Dany, Cersei and Qyburn, and everything to do with the Watch and the Wildlings (I forgot about Arya, but then again, their adaptation of that has been underwhelming for me). That battle easily topped both the Blackwater and the Wall in intensity and choreography -- a pure spectactle. Better yet, this episode also gave me hope for an epic Dany dragon taming moment, which previously I'd been telling myself not to get my hopes up for because it would probably turn out to be shit.
  8. Season 6 Casting, Sightings and Speculations

    A very shortsighted remark. Casting has just begun, not to mention two of those aren't like the other.
  9. 8/10 While the House of Black and White continues to be completely devoid of substance, and while the Dorne storyline continues to be completely brain dead, the rest of the episode keep me on edge until the end. It cannot be said enough times how amazing Alfie Allen is; that last scene with the shot of his reaction said all that needed to be said. The look of horror on his face was probably representative of just about everyone's reaction, unless you're like Ramsay. King's Landing is also getting more interesting, and I'm glad Littlefinger's trip down there added another dimension to the game instead of being another pointless excursion -- we'll have to see how that plays out though, or even if it does.
  10. 9/10 The first episode I really liked all season. Cogman's episode's have been some of my favorites, and he didn't disappoint in that regard. Someone mentioned earlier how it felt somewhat like, for the first time in the season, they were back in Westeros again -- and I felt the same way. Granted, it wasn't all perfect, but I was nowhere near as disappointed as I was in the first four episodes. Overall, I felt the dialogue was strong, though lacking in detail in certain places (no mention of egg and Dany's spur of the moment choice to marry Hiz), and heavy-handed in others (dinner table scene and Stannis talking to Sam comes to mind). Also, I still don't care for the Misandei/Torgunado relationship one way or the other. And, honestly, Barristan's death is looking like it was just a lazy way to quickly move Dany's plot along, instead of, you know, relying on actual character building. But whatever. Oh and Jorah gets greyscale. Intereting that, since it looks like who carries it isn't really important, though the end result of the infection is probably for the specific purpose of infecting a certain person.
  11. Not smart enough for Gene Wolfe

    No. The difficulty of reading the book has been entirely overstated. Understanding some of the symbolism and themes is more challenging, but that's why his books are so much better the second or third time through. It sounds like it's just not your cup of tea. :)
  12. (f)Aegon is Leia

    I agree, TLRG. I'm assuming the 'someone else' Ned sent him with would've had to have been Ashara -- and another important reason why he had to take Dawn back to Starfall -- and then she fakes her death and ends up as Septa Lemore. So Ashara takes Aegon, which may actually be his real name, but the question is whether or not she told anyone who's child he really is. As far as Varys is concerned, it would have been safer to tell him that the child was hers (I'm assuming she got into contact with him sometime after the fact, as he can't know everything). Daynes have the same coloring so it wouldn't be far fetched.
  13. References and Homages

    It seems like Marya is an actual name, just from a quick google search. To be fair though, I think the original influence is evident in a lot of the main characters names, such as giving the hero a plain name with a snowy ending.
  14. [BOOK SPOILERS] Fate of Jojen Reed

    No we don't. It's very misleading to draw conclusions about book Jojen from this episode. D&D have shown time and again that they're willing to wildly differ from the books, and Jojen may have been one they simply didn't have time for any more, and instead now they'll have more time to focus on the relationship between Meera and Bran.