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  1. [Book Spoilers] EP501 Discussion

    The thing is, he doesn't do anything in the books either, at least until the fall of Dragonstone, which will not be happening in the show.
  2. [Book Spoilers] EP501 Discussion

    Well, it's a bit contrived and needs plenty of characters. "Loras is gay, kill him" is far simpler.
  3. [Book Spoilers] EP501 Discussion

    Well, you got me there, but what else is Loras going to do in the show? The war is over, they are not going to go around playing tournaments and he is the heir of Highgarden (and with Mace Tyrell to set an example). At this point, he's a rich gay playboy.
  4. [Book Spoilers] EP501 Discussion

    I'm a book reader who thinks Book!Loras is a murderer who got away for his crimes because of his daddy. I hardly think a man who kills his sworn brothers is loyal. He was just in mourning in the books. I won't "reprimand" Show!Loras for not staying in mourning forever nor having sex without love. And besides, even in the books, Loras is no more than a summer knight. He participated in two battles only, the only one he lead, he turned into a butchery. He's a fancy, entitled, wealthy murderer.
  5. [Book Spoilers] EP501 Discussion

    What Varys said is consistent with his previous statements. As for killing Dany, just like in the books, at that point Dany was a pawn to be sacrificed so Drogo would invade and, thus, Viserys could become king.
  6. How would you rate episode 501?

    It's OOC regarding book!Brienne, not regarding Show!Brienne
  7. [Book Spoilers] EP501 Discussion

    Ramsay did all that to a steward's daughter. To a true Stark? How much his ego and need for validation will be stroked by such a marriage. I think Roose will have to be the one wary of Ramsay, not Sansa
  8. How would you rate episode 501?

    Yep. The prophecy gives her reasons to hate her
  9. How would you rate episode 501?

    How many roads you think there are connecting important places in a vale? The terrain is constricted because of the mountains. Brienne went to the Vale to look for Sansa because her aunt lived there. Sansa went to the Vale because her aunt lived there. They are both traveling. You won't have more than one road joining the same castles and towns because there is no room for additional roads. So of course they are going to cross each other along the way, because they can not use different roads.
  10. How would you rate episode 501?

    Like the threat of Margery possibly casting her down? Yeah, I don't predict any showdown between Margery and Cersei this season. They'll get along just fine.
  11. [Book Spoilers] EP501 Discussion

    Do you mean good stuff like Penny, Tyrion's insanely long travelogue, a Deux-ex-pretender, the Mereenese Knot up to and including characters with unpronounceable names, Quentyn Martell, a huge amount of cartoon villain/slavers, etc, etc? Let D&D cut the fat. No HtH to strecht Sansa's storyline, no Yunkai attacking Mereen as the Sons of the Harpy are enough, no Penny, no more hidden Targaryens, etc. This season will be better than the books (as long as they include an analogue to the Manderly court scene)
  12. The 100 - someone had to start this thread

    I hadn't watched this show thinking it was some stupid teenage drama in a post apocalyptic world. Then I've stumbled into an io9 review claiming the show had turned great, and decided to give it a go. I loved it. It has its weak spots (all the young women are beautiful, men don't grow beards no matter what, injuries can let a character bloodied for several episodes but don't leave scars, redshirts are too obvious at times), but, overall, this show is rather good. And while sci-fi typically "bend" science in favor of narrative, I don't think this show is as illogical and non-scientific as it's make to look. The way the show presents radiation isn't realistically and they should have dropped an unmanned drone with a geiger counter instead of the 100, but even dropping the 100 make sense in their perspective: first, they needed to reduce the Ark's population. Second, that meant they were probably going to float every juvenile convict once they've turned 18, which meant Clarke (aka, a councilwoman's daughter) was likely to die if her mother didn't find an alternative (they killed her husband, why would they let Clarke, who also knew the truth, free?). Third, it was an improvised effort made in as much secret as possible - it should not be thought as a perfect, long planned idea. As for Octavia's social skills, Clarke was mentioned as the one confined in solitary. Which means all the other prisoners were probably interacting with each other - Octavia was able to meet other people once she was thrown in jail. Logically, it makes sense. But how does an 18 years old girl deal with painfully killing dozens of children)?
  13. A Sandor Clegane Discussion

    Good point. Sansa knows Sandor Clegane would cut Harry to pieces, though - would LF know she knows? In any case, Sansa can have plausibly deniability, she just needs someone else to whisper in Harry's ear It could even look like a twisted mirror image of Brandon and Littlefinger's duel: Young kid who believes in songs (Littlefinger) fights for (who he believes) his maiden's hand/happiness, etc. Young kid who believes in songs (Harry?) fights for (who he believes) his maiden's honor/happiness/revenge/maybe even hand Older badass warrior can cut the young kid to pieces Obedient, non-schemer maiden (Cat) implores Older badass warrior to spare the young kid Rebellious, schemer maiden (Sansa) implores Older badass warrior to kill the young kid instead Maiden (Cat) gives her favor to the Older Badass Warrior, the dueler she actually desires Maiden (Sansa) gives her favor to the Young Kid, although she desires the other dueler Now, for irony's sake, Harry manages to win the duel :P
  14. A Sandor Clegane Discussion

    Haha, Sansa manipulating Harry so he gets killed in order to escape her bethrotal/marriage would be very Littlefingerish... but the problem is that LF would see right through that. Cleans hands? Maybe Sansa has someone else suggest Harry to face the Hound in a trial? Well, she doesn't have to accuse him openly, she just needs to whisper in Harry's ear (or make sure someone does)
  15. Another Thought on Loras

    I think Loras is too dumb to bleed the Lannisters on purpose.