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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 4/10 Gods that was an awful episode -- possibly the show's worst yet. One giant mishap that ended on a note of comedy. That fight, like most of the others on the show, was poorly handled and ended in something that looked like it came out of a cheep horror movie (the new Gregor actor is also terrible).
  10. 7. Almost the entire Hound and Arya speech with the old man was terrible. And the way Biter just appeared out of nowhere to bite the Hound, strange out of a cheesy zombie movie, or tv show (Walking Dead). Jorah's speech about good and evil was equally cringe worthy, though I liked Dany's scenes overall. Kingslanding was good as usually. Glad they kept Bronn's speech with Tyrion and his line about killing Gregor himself. Also, have they even called Oberyn the Viper yet? Strange since the name is in the title of the next episode. Just doesn't leave the lasting effect that only Cat did.
  11. An 8, though that's perhaps too generous. It was saved by the smaller moments, since the large one's felt a bit dull -- especially the Joff and Tyrion scenes (I'm aware it's straight from the books but it felt so commonplace; perhaps it was the acting but it was all a bit lifeless). Boltons, Bronn and Jaime, Varys and Tyrion, Tyrion and Jaime, and Jaime and Loras were all good, as was Bran's small scene.
  12. That they were on the ships for so long (must have been years) could be another hint that it's actually space she was talking about, else they're on a planet the size of Jupiter. Anyway, about the books, Tad has said (got this from his forum) that we've already met the Last King in the previous books -- he didn't say who it was though. Also, the Norns will be a major focus of the books, similiar to how the Sithi were in MS&T (makes me think that Aditu's prophecy that the lands that no mortals have walked through before refers to Norn ones); and that one or two focal characters will be Norns. Not sure if he meant strict pov or similar to Aditu and Jiriki in MS&T, but if I had to guess I'd say the latter.
  13. Also, Amaterasu mentions that she could feel the spray of the ocean, among other imagery of water, when talking about the sea trip. Still, she could be purposely obscuring the truth, and to be honest, the Sithi are so alien like that I wouldn't be surprised if they really were (of course, all that would apply to a advanced race of fairies as well). Another possibility is that something was lost in the translation. Amaterasu and other Sithi are trying to communicate highly advanced concepts that in Simon's language they had no words for, so metaphors would have to work.
  14. I absolutely loved Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn -- one of my favorite fantasy series ever. I could see why GRRM was inspired by it. Also, for those who don't really like Tad because of the pacing of his books, his new Bobby Dollar series shows that he's been moving away from that, and I suspect he'll continue that trend with this new trilogy, given that's one of the few complaints that people seem to have against MS&T -- I never had a problem with it, and actually consider it one of the books strengths, as there's a lot foreshadowed there that comes together beautifully later in the trilogy, a lot of great character and world building. I don't think the book would have been as good without it.