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  1. [Book Spoilers] EP 208 Discussion Mk. II

    I have to disagree on this. It was obvious to him that she's highborn, hence the "m'lord" discussion. As I said earlier, her answers didn't fool him, hence the "too smart for your own good" comment. Of course she would masquerade as lowborn and unimportant if what she wants- wisely- is to avoid attention. Hell masquerading (as a boy) is what she was doing when he first found her at Harrenhal, so it's not exactly out of character for her from what he knows of her. And he figures out she's a Northerner on his own- he asks and she confirms. So yes, he can figure that out. "Most people" might not want to act lowborn, but most people also wouldn't act as if they were boy recruits for the Night's Watch, either, who aren't treated very well, themselves...which, by the way, is yet another clue to her being a Northerner trying to get back, though admittedly very subtle.
  2. [Book Spoilers] EP 208 Discussion Mk. II

    Not at all. More like he didn't care what he did with her. Which is, IMO, one of the only things about the whole Arya/Tywin plot that actually rings true of him.
  3. [Book Spoilers] EP 208 Discussion Mk. II

    I think you may be right, but that "Jaime Lannister sends his regards" line may have to come out, then, which is a shame.
  4. [Book Spoilers] EP 208 Discussion Mk. II

    The summary for next week's episode includes: "Joffrey doles out rewards to his subjects." I interpreted that as a description of the bodies from the three whores interlude. But those weren't really flung at his people, so perhaps not.
  5. [Book Spoilers] EP 208 Discussion Mk. II

    Removed for accidental double post.
  6. [Book Spoilers] EP 208 Discussion Mk. II

    Re: why Ros was thought to be Tyrion's whore, that necklace bit comes from last season....remember Theon's infamous full-frontal scene with Ros in which Tyrion was discussed...Theon notices the lion necklace and gets pissed and Ros talks about how some of her clients pay better than others...
  7. [Book Spoilers] EP 208 Discussion Mk. II

    Good points all. Book Robb was impulsive and foolish wrt Jeyne, which I actually found understandable and tragic in the books in its context, but don't even get me started re: Theon, which I didn't find nearly as understandable. Jury's still out in my mind on whether or not I like the fact that HBO made it Theon's idea to go negotiate with Balon (though that could be how it went down in the books, as I believe all we know of it is Robb telling Catelyn his plans, but not their genesis). Unfortunately, though, HBO made Robb even dumber, for several of the reasons you list, which sucks because he was so kickass at the beginning of the season, before all his scenes devolved into romantic mush.
  8. [Book Spoilers] EP 208 Discussion Mk. II

    LF is only on one person's side, ever and always.
  9. [Book Spoilers] EP 208 Discussion Mk. II

    I don't think it's quite the same, if we take as given the arguments of economy/budget/simplicity and leave the rest, I still think it blows that Tywin will only be in cahoots with the Freys in bringing about the RW. The Westerling subplot was a brilliant, cold and calculating bit of Tywinesque strategizing and opportunism, nicely echoing his lifting of the siege in KL during Robert's rebellion, and it would have been nice to have that side of things included. Especially considering the whole grandfatherly rapport with Arya this season, I think he's not quite coming off as the powerful, unstoppable monster he is in the books, and the viewers may find it hard to gel with Tyrion taking him out later. I know we've heard the Tysha story, but we've seen the Arya interactions, so it's up for debate how non-readers will interpret him. I agree with the earlier post about his casually dumping Arya on the Mountain as a good view of cold-hearted Tywin, but that again, is partially due to the fact that those of us who've read the books have reason to fear and loathe the Mountain much more than the TV audience, who've only seen him slaughter a horse and heard the story of what he did to little bro as a kid.
  10. [Book Spoilers] EP 208 Discussion Mk. II

    True, we don't exactly know that there isn't a Robb Stark heir, but we do know about Jeyne's mother getting in the way of that. Not impossible, of course, for GRRM to throw us a curveball later; one might even say it is likely, considering Jeyne just sort of disappeared and nothing much has been said about her. Discarded b/c she was merely a plot device or saved up and waiting in the wings with a little understudy in her belly...who can say? Look what happened when LF disappeared for awhile....
  11. [Book Spoilers] EP 208 Discussion Mk. II

    @legba11 Since prev. thread is locked I can't quote you, but I think it's personal interpretation re: whether the Halfhand was "captured" or no. It just reads tougher to me to have him die- sacrificially to boot- before anyone could technically take him into custody. I respect him more. It echoes something of the grit in the old Hollywood westerns. Also lines up well with Ygritte's answer to his question in the prev. episode, which is why I find it bizarre that he now shows up a prisoner. Don't really know what the point of having her say that was.
  12. [Book Spoilers] EP 208 Discussion

    Been ages since I read it, but I remembered Jon and the Halfhand being cornered with no way out, not ever exactly captured. Could be wrong, though.
  13. [Book Spoilers] EP 208 Discussion

    Spot on, all of it.
  14. [Book Spoilers] EP 208 Discussion

    I also think she's doing a great job, which is nice because I couldn't stand her in the books.