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  1. How would you rate episode 210?

    A good article. Game of Thrones: Season 2 Review from IGN It's a review of the season as a whole, but this seemed the only thread it made sense to post it it.
  2. [Book Spoilers] EP 210 Discussion

    Game of Thrones' Alfie Allen Addresses Theon's Fate, Wants Free Brothels for All
  3. [Book Spoilers] EP 210 Discussion

    http://www.forbes.com/sites/erikkain/2012/06/04/game-of-thrones-season-2-finale-valar-morghulis-sets-the-stage-for-season-3/
  4. [Book Spoilers] EP 210 Discussion

    LOL! You know what I meant! :lol: :tantrum: :thumbsup:
  5. [Book Spoilers] EP 210 Discussion

    I hate, hate, hate recasting actors. That's some bush-league daytime soap opera shit. Cue the voice-over: "The part of blah blah is now being played by blah blah." Screw that noise. I not only prefer dead to recast, I would prefer they never have been written into the show in the first place. Screw recastings. Screw them hard. I misunderstood what you were referring to initially. :) That's a Lysene description from the books. We don't know what they look like in the show. I doubt GRRM's Lorathis are all pseudo-germans, but they are in the show. Hollywood. Everybody is getting paid whatever their talent agent and/or manager negotiates for them, and nobody is taking a pay-cut so somebody else can get cast. Things like that are exceedingly rare and usually only happen when a Director/Producer wants a big, big Bruce Willis-esque star in their flick, and so they agree to the cut. GoT has a pretty big budget for a TV show, but it is not some giant inexhaustible gob of $$$. What does Belwas do that's so important? He's mostly comic relief. And, for the record, some of those you named being cut wouldn't surprise me, unless they can pussy-foot around the budget issue by holding their parts of the story back until later seasons when more established (and, likely, higher-paid) actors get iced, thereby freeing-up their salaries.
  6. [Book Spoilers] EP 210 Discussion

    Godswoods are in castles. There was no castle ergo... no godswood? I hear ya, dude. They wanted to get married, though. I'm not a Catholic, but, if I wanted to get married in a hurry and a Catholic Priest was game, I'd straight-up be gettin' married by a Catholic Priest. That was my take on it.
  7. [Book Spoilers] EP 210 Discussion

    Southern godswoods, almost uniformly, have no weirwoods, using other tress like oaks, etc. as their heart trees. Off the top of my head, I can only remember one weirwood is the south, that being at Raventree Hall. Riverrun and King's Landing are specifically mentioned as having no weirwoods So, how do we know they aren't hundreds of miles from the nearest (and maybe the only) one? The Riverlands is a big region. I took to be more like a "We need to get married now. Let's go find a septon."
  8. [Book Spoilers] EP 210 Discussion

    Southern godswoods, almost uniformly, have no weirwoods, using other tress like oaks, etc. as their heart trees. Off the top of my head, I can only remember one weirwood is the south, that being at Raventree Hall. Riverrun and King's Landing are specifically mentioned as having no weirwoods So, how do we know they aren't hundreds of miles from the nearest (and maybe the only) one? The Riverlands is a big region. I took to be more like a "We need to get married now. Let's go find a septon."
  9. [Book Spoilers] EP 210 Discussion

    That wasn't by choice. The actor got a bigger, better-paying gig. He's doing the World War Z film adaptation with Brad Pitt. They always were. They're, essentially, the Westerosi stand-in for Danes going viking. If they can't screw it, eat it, or sell it it's useless to them. Trying to turn such people into something that fits in with the school of warfare Theon grew-up learning was on of his big blunders. The Ironborn do not occupy inland holding, regardless of the strength of the fortress... because they're strength is their fleet. She always was. She went from humping the wildling (former crow) who was killed last season straight to letting Winterfell's cook "lift her skirts." Having her with Theon didn't change her character in the slightest; it just kept them from needing to cast another actress for Theon to play with. Who cares? He shows-up one more time in the following 3 books and does nothing that can't be done by another new character. This isn't a book; it's TV -- keeping him alive would've meant either using him on-screen, taking $$$ out of the budget every season to pay him under a holding contract, or re-casting him. Why is this a problem? We know the Reeds are being cast for next season. Why pay an actual salary to the actor who plays Ser Barristan for him to be in one scene, when they could just as easily pay him under a holding contract (less $$$) and then re-introduce him as a full cast member in Season 3? Also, I wouldn't be surprised if Belwas gets cut altogether?
  10. [Book Spoilers] EP 210 Discussion

    To those having issues over Robb marrying Susie SexyNurse in the light of the Seven: You need to remember that they're marrying somewhere near a war camp in the South. Northern marriage vows are said before a weirwood, of which there are none in the South.
  11. [Book Spoilers] EP 210 Discussion

    http://www.baltimoresun.com/entertainment/bthesite/tv-lust/bal-game-of-thrones-recap-season-2-finale-valar-morghulis-20120603,0,2691881.story
  12. How would you rate episode 210?

    Because that's what it says to do in the Medieval Warfare 101 textbook, under the heading "How to Sack a City/Castle." You either occupy it or do your best to destroy it to deny it to others. It doesn't matter that there were no defenders -- you round-up the populace, take everything of value that can be carried, then either murder everybody outright or march them off toork your fields, kitchens, etc.. Peasants, sadly, were treated as chattel, one step above outright slaves. It's pretty obvious to me Ramsey's men did the sacking, either after letting the Ironborn besides Theon go free (as Robb commanded), or, more likely, double-crossing them after they opened the gates to surrender. I guess the Ironborn could have done it as a departing F U, but then where are Ramsey's 500 men who were previously besieging them? I think Ramsey did it with the intent that it be blamed on the Ironborn. I gave this episode a 9, mostly because I have largely separated book and show in my mind into 2 separate entities; not totally, mind you -- they still have to bring the story to the same place, but if they go a slightly different route to get there, I'm fine with that. The fact is that, as much as we book lovers b!tch about every little change, that criticism simply has no bearing on the average TV viewer. Media buzz, ratings, and critical assessments are all still very positive.
  13. [Book Spoilers] EP 210 Discussion

    Above, it was supposed to say "Xaro's xhiz-nit," not "Xaro's whiz-nit," but now the board issues won't let me edit it. Dratz! Also, two articles: THIS and THIS Enjoy!
  14. [Book Spoilers] EP 210 Discussion

    A few thoughts as I rewatch tonight's finale. Apologies if a hundred people have touched on these before me, but the board won't stay up long enough for me to post these in real-time; I'll be copy/pasting later. - Pycelle was deliciously satisfied with Tyrion's downfall. - Loved Sansa's reaction to being "set aside." - Littlefinger being awfully open about helping Sansa; why was Dontos introduced at all, I wonder? - Loving Brienne! She straight f'd that dude up! - Dillane is wickedly intense as Stannis. - Alfie Allen deserves an Emmy! Him being so intense, while simultaneously bitching about the horn-blower was hilarious and a very nice touch, I thought. Allen's portrayal has actually manges to humanize Theon-freaking-Greyjoy for me. - No knighthood for Ser Bronn of the Blackwater? - Bran riding in the Westerosi equivalent of a grocery cart... Har! :) - The HotU was sufficiently weird for my tastes. I loved the sequence of how Dany entered. I imagine many people are freaking about the different visions and no mention of the 3 prophecies, but I wasn't expecting much, so I'm not disappointed. Seeing Drogo and the ruined throne room was cool, tying the wall in was a nice touch, and there will be plenty of time to introduce the prophecies later (by Quaithe, maybe?). Far too early for Rhaegar visions and such explicit foreshadowing of the RW, in my opinion. - A Man changes his face and sufficiently lays the groundwork for A Girl's future storyline. Good. - Jon killing QH was a little off. I think it would have benefited from one more snippet of a conversation with QH being clear about his orders. True, there was the previous interaction with QH talking about Jon being able to do what he must when the time comes; I just hope it wasn't lost on casual viewers. - RIP my beautiful Doreah. Sigh. Closing them up in the vault and pillaging Xaro's whiz-nit was a cool ending for Dany. - 3 blasts and that Other was awesome. I was a bit surprised we didn't see any Sam the Slayer action, but only because some comments in a recent interview with the actor who plays him made it seem that way.