Blutrabe

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  1. At the end of ADWD, there are 19 viewpoint characters alive (not counting Jon Snow): Bran Stark Arya Stark Sansa Stark Tyrion Lannister Cersei Lannister Jaime Lannister Daenerys Targaryen Samwell Tarly Davos Seaworth Brienne of Tarth Theon Greyjoy Asha Greyjoy Aeron Greyjoy Victarion Greyjoy Arianne Martell Barristan Selmy Jon Connington Areo Hotah Melisandre The confirmed characters (from published or read chapters) are Theon, Arianne, Tyrion, Barristan, Victarion, Arya, Sansa and Aeron. IIRC, we have further evidence of Bran, Daenerys, Cersei and Asha. So, that gives us: Arya Stark Sansa Stark Tyrion Lannister Theon Greyjoy Aeron Greyjoy Victarion Greyjoy Arianne Martell Barristan Selmy Bran Stark Daenerys Targaryen Cersei Lannister Asha Greyjoy That leaves us with only one free spot, but we have all these characters still unaccounted for (by the way, Jon is dead at the start of the book, so he will not be among those 13, but he'll probably rejoin the cast somewhere down the line): Jaime Lannister Brienne of Tarth Samwell Tarly Davos Seaworth Jon Connington Areo Hotah Melisandre How the hell is this supposed to work? Given that Jaime and Brienne are reunited, I can see Brienne being left out (I don't think she will die though); but there's no way we're not getting any Jaime chapter. Sam is in a crucial spot as well, with Sarella and Jaqen and Euron's imminent attack on Oldtown. I can't see how Davos' story is supposed to continue without us following him to Skagos. Areo Hotah has his own plotline going on now as well, and Melisandre is our only POV at the Wall. Jon Connington might be expendable since Arianne is apparently going to join up with him and Aegon. So, if we drop Brienne, JonCon and maybe Areo, that still leaves us with 16 or 17 POVs. Maybe GRRM isn't counting the titled chapters as proper POVs? At the end of ADWD, Victarion switches from titled chapters to named chapters, so he might have a larger role in TWOW. Going by the preview chapters, the same is true for Arianne and Barristan. Melisandre has one named chapter to begin with. But Aeron's preview chapter is titled "The Forsaken". So, if we leave out Aeron, Asha (let's assume she stays titled), Connington and Hotah, we're left with Bran Stark Arya Stark Sansa Stark Tyrion Lannister Cersei Lannister Jaime Lannister Daenerys Targaryen Samwell Tarly Davos Seaworth Theon Greyjoy Victarion Greyjoy Arianne Martell Barristan Selmy Melisandre 14 characters. Looks like we're getting closer, doesn't it.
  2. The episode didn't show one scene and suddenly it's the worst show on television.
  3. Guys.... The promos showed Stannis' attack in DAYLIGHT. The next episode's description hints at Stannis' arrival. Dillane etc. were not credited. Stop deluding yourselves.
  4. There is one small detail I just realized: They showed Orell warging before he died. So in a way he DID have Varamyr's role in the end. I just wonder if people will remember this detail come season - erm - six?
  5. I LOVED the episode. I cracked up when they mentioned the Meereenese Knot! And I was so happy that Jorah's quote about Rhaegar was there. Plus, they handled the Tullys so well. The Blackfish is exactly as he should be! I even liked the ending. I gave the episode 8 points, although it could have easily been a 9. I just assume that there are even better episodes ahead. :) Right now, I'm in love with the season. They have done a much much better job adapting the book than in S2 so far. I hope it stays that way. Let's see where they are going with Mel and Gendry.