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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. GRRM considering big twist for a major character

    Yet to be fair, he intentionally ended ADWD with major cliffhangers. How much can he complain about people wanting to know how they turn out?
  13. GRRM considering big twist for a major character

    The show can make her get poison in some other way
  14. GRRM considering big twist for a major character

    I don't know. Sophie Turner said Sansa would end this season in an ambiguous position, whatever that means, and very likely in the North. Unless the twist happens before Sansa's rise to power (if any, that is), I don't see why the show could put Sansa back into a similar situation to whatever the twist is. Say, imagine GRRM is planning to have Sansa as Lady of Harrenhall and Littlefinger's deputy in the Riverlands. And the twist will happen there. The show has Sansa as Queen in the North (maybe, I'm imagining here)/Rickon's regent. Whatever the twist is, how difficult is for an analogue twist to happen in the North, or to have Sansa travel south? If the twist is regarding book!Sansa regarding Aegon and the show doesn't have an equivalent male pretender to the Iron Throne, it could work... unless they make Show!Sansa bisexual.
  15. GRRM considering big twist for a major character

    Actually, it can sort of make it easier. Maybe not regarding Coldhands (why would he appear in the show at all) and it's tricky regarding LS (she's been hiding for too many seasons). But the Greyjoys? All they need to do is to remember the audience the Iron Islands existed and they characterize them as the twist demands. I think it has to be about some character whose plot or characterization changed in a way the show can't retcon he/she back at the place it will be in the books.