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  1. [Book Spoilers] EP508 Discussion

    Sooooo ready for this.....
  2. [Book Spoilers] EP508 Discussion

    Sooooo ready for this.....
  3. [Book Spoilers] EP508 Discussion

    Sooooo ready for this.....
  4. Very nice post, Newstar. I like your way of thinking, I believe you have persuaded me. :) I think you are onto something with your musings about how George likes to set things up for his characters. He's often said this world is a "shades of grey" world and your post really illustrates one way that this is true. I can see how George would be setting this up.... - Sansa getting into her role as Alayne - Sansa helping LF with his political machinations concerning the LP's of the Vale - Sansa telling the maester to administer more sweetsleep or doing it anyway despite the maester's warnings - "Father and I have larger concerns." We see time and time again through these instances that Alayne is willing to go beyond Sansa's moral code and do things that she would not do because of, perhaps, her fear of LF or her own fate if found. George does love to set up our favorite characters into moral crises that blur the line of black and white, good and evil. This seems like a great opportunity to do that once again. With the maester scenario it could go both ways. However, with all that we learned of the maesters and their true nature, and their goals of political machination, I don't think it would be unusual for the maester to continue to administer the doses. Maesters do wear chains, after all. If LF ordered the administration of sweetsleep, what is the actual chance of the maester standing up and speaking out against it? Just some things to think about. The maester does not stand up to Robin when Robin throws his fits. What makes anyone think he would stand up against someone like LF? I know Robin is the Lord of the Eyrie, but he's still a kid.
  5. How would you rate episode 410?

    AMEN. Gotta vent, guys.... I am so underwhelmed (like others, I think) by the Wall material. Out of all the things I was looking forward to this season, I think Stannis's arrival at the Wall was #2 and I was extremely disappointed in how downplayed I felt it was. In the books I feel like that is such a powerful moment, and it was a great opportunity to take advantage of George's writing... but nope. On the positive, I am so happy to see Stannis and Davos back in the game. Stannis realizing who Jon is was a great scene, and so was the scene with Melisandre staring at Jon across the fire. I LOVE when they play with foreshadowing in this show. I loved the scene with Qyburn and Cersei, it was like a sample of things to come with season 5. Robert Strong confirmed. I also loved the scenes with Daenerys. Locking her babies away... and also chaining up her true self, it was a powerful scene. Definitely made me have some feels and left me wanting more. I liked the Hound and Brienne scene until the fighting just became unrealistic. I was praying to all seven Gods the whole time that Arya wouldn't kill the Hound, and thus kill the Gravedigger theory, but it looks like we're still fully on for that one as well :) Thank you D&D! Arya going to Braavos as the last scene... puts in perspective how important her storyline is yet to be. Also, for all those complaining that Arya and Sandor didn't stay at the Vale -- that would have changed the entire story...Come on now. And I don't think Killer!Arya gives two shits about some highborn, crazy aunt she has never met. I loved seeing my very favorite parts of this story translated onto screen, don't get me wrong... but the lack of special effects with the Bran material just made me cringe. Why is that Child of the Forest a dirty, tiny human? Why is Bloodraven Pycelle's brother and not a tree? Why are the Children of the Forest throwing hand grenades? WHERE THE HELL IS COLDHANDS? I am just grateful they scripted some awesome dialogue straight from the source! A thousand eyes and one... You will fly... I loved that. Sad about Jojen, but we all knew it would happen. I don't mind book spoilers so much. The final scene was good. I don't give a fig about Tysha, I'm actually relieved they didn't put it in. It was a powerful scene. I believe they're going to replace the Tysha issues with Shae anyway. Seriously, too much time & money spent on reanimated skeletons and not enough time spend on shit that actually matters. Just like the rest of this show. I love ASOIAF, and I will keep watching because I love this story as a whole. I am not rating this episode. I don't even know what to think.
  6. [Book Spoilers] EP407 Discussion

    Rewatched the preview, but didn't see the ships. I could have sworn I saw them sometime last night when I was tuned into HBO. I guess I shouldn't drink before I watch the episodes anymore. :blushing:
  7. [Book Spoilers] EP407 Discussion

    Hm... well, I'd inferred by the letter Davos read, and the scene with him, Mel, and Stannis last season (i guess?) that they would be going to the Wall. I suppose as a hardcore book reader and a casual show watcher I may have gotten ahead of myself :) I think there was a snippet in the preview for next week of what I assumed to be Stannis's ships setting sail for the Wall. I will have to go rewatch it on Youtube. If it turns out to be Stannis, I believe we may see him leaving in episode 8, briefly. I'm too lazy to look up the cast listing, atm!
  8. [Book Spoilers] EP407 Discussion

    It makes me feel bad for Selyse, but I know I shouldn't. It's been a while since I read this (i'm almost there on a reread) but was there actually any discussion of not taking Shireen to the Wall? It's been established for a few episodes now, I thought. When I saw this scene I wondered why the heck they haven't left yet. Despite it all, it's quite a journey to the wall, especially in late fall. I guess I am just super confused about the direction they're taking this plotline in.
  9. [Book Spoilers] EP407 Discussion

    Maybe it was bad acting but I had a hard time believing Selyse when she said that it was okay because of religious reasons. Either way, it was something that is really hard for me to wrap my head around. I have no idea what that scene meant.
  10. [Book Spoilers] EP407 Discussion

    I feel the same way and I have been blasted on here a couple times for being a "purist." Thank you for succinctly summing up how I feel about the TV show. I have tolerated all of the departures from the books, even liked many of them, although it seems like the further we get along, the more the departures really mean to the story - perhaps because we're getting closer to the end. I fully agree that if you're going to provide filler, at least make it better or more believable then what is going on in the books. :rofl: I didn't like this scene that much.. it was cool to see Mel's things, but the unnecessary nudity was ridiculous and the insinuation that Mel will use Shireen for something was too much. I too thought Selyse was attracted to her by the way the camera panned down. I hope they won't make that a thing. Maybe it was supposed to be jealousy and I missed it...
  11. [Book Spoilers] EP407 Discussion

    I think Stannis reaches the Wall in the last episode, based on information we've seen. I hope so. I can't wait :) I'm wondering if Brienne will meet the Mad Mouse on her journey to the Vale. I'd also love to see the Stoney Sept scene. It's one of my favorites in the series.
  12. How would you rate episode 407?

    I gave this episode a 10, the second time this season. I really enjoyed this episode, I don't think there is a scene I can complain about. Emilia Clarke was absolutely radiant. I loved the scene with her and Michiel. Rory McCann is the Hound, as ever. I love him so much in the show, and I will be sad to see him go. I hope we see him again. The acting was so good in this episode. I'm glad they stayed faithful to the books by including the snow castle Sansa builds, and the story Oberyn tells about Cersei. It's those little things that really enhance the character building for me. I enjoyed seeing it translated onto screen. As others said, nicely setting up the story for later. Standout episode for me.
  13. [Book Spoilers] EP407 Discussion

    This made me sad, I've been trying to come up with reasons for her to say this that don't reach this conclusion. :/