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    [Poll] How would you rate episode 610?

    I agree. What I got from that look between Sansa and LF was Sansa knowing that LF's eye (like Sauron's !) will now be on Jon and no-one else realises the danger that presents, as LF will seek to remove another player from the Game. She knows Jon is no match for LF's machinations, he's like a puppy in a room with a boa constrictor.
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    [Poll] How would you rate episode 610?

    8/10. Only thing that really brought it down was Arya/Walder Frey. It lacked any credibility and felt really flat even though I love Arya and have been waiting with psychotic eagerness for the death of Walder Frey. I'm even a fan of Frey pies in the books. I can't see Arya doing that at all. Killing yes, carving bodies and baking a pie? Absolutely not, even if logistically it made any sense which it doesn't. That's the negative but loved the rest (but I wish we could have had just a little glimpse of Ghost).
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    [Spoilers] EP609

    It's quite possible Shireen dropped it just outside the main pyre, or even threw it out in an effort to save something she loved. Some bits of burning wood could have fallen around it but it might not catch fire - there was a lot of snow about that day.
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    [Spoilers] EP609

    So agree. It's been bugging me so much seeing the flayed man there!
  5. Gave it a 9. -1 for no Ghost again. I was so scared going into that battle - I thought they did the pre-battle scenes really well. The fear was palpable. Sophie was amazing. Rickon, what can I say? How much do I hate Smalljon Umber... Very disappointed that his not swearing an oath to Ramsay meant precisely nothing in the end. Jon being stupid and emotional, I'm not surprised, I don't think it was out of character, and he'll have learned from this. This was his true re-birth I think - when he fought his way up and decided to live and fight. A terrific battle, really loved it. Dany, dragons, Meereen was so much fun for a change. That's just how I wanted Ramsay to go. Well, I kind of wanted the dogs to be warged or something (like Weese's dog in the books) but it was close. And a sound lesson to those who don't feed their animals properly.
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    [Poll] How would you rate episode 608?

    I gave a 5, that was for Beric and the Hound, Jaime and Edmure, and 'a girl is Arya Stark of Winterfell'. Arya running and jumping with a serious stab wound was just so stupid. I take it she was luring the Waif when she was prancing about last week with the money and the attitude, and it backfired when the Waif managed to surprise her? That's the only way I can piece it together. But I'm so glad she's going home. The Blackfish... it's pretty much been said already - the pointlessness of his death, why didn't he go with Brienne, why did it have to be Edmure to order him put in chains- the order would have made more sense coming from Jaime, the off-screen death, and that he died fighting Tully men is just so wrong. Liked the Jaime/Edmure scene apart from the 'it's all for Cersei' bit. Well acted. Good to see Beric and the BWB aren't gone bad, and might have a significant part to play in the future. And I like that the Hound is with them. Love the Hound (who doesn't?). Poor Peter Dinklage is stuck with what happened to Nikolaj last season - nothing to do and boring scenes.
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    [Poll] How would you rate episode 607?

    I just kept thinking if you're Bad Ass Ironborn, Theon, why do you drink just because she tells you to. And Yara should have been asking the same question. The scene was badly written. More like teens exerting peer pressure than a battle hardened brother and sister. I agree. At first I was baffled that the BWB would do this, but I guess we'll find out in the next episode or so that Lord Beric is dead and the leadership has deteriorated. The last thing we saw from them was, after all, basically the sale of Gendry to Melissandre. That was probably the beginning of the end for the 'good' Robin Hood style BWB. Overall gave the episode an 8, again. I'm really liking this season. But Jaime again disappointed just a bit - not sure if he's just not getting the right dialogue but Nikolaj doesn't seem to be doing what he can do (which up to season 5 was brilliant). YAY! for the Hound, Lyanna Mormont and the Blackfish.
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    [Poll] How would you rate episode 606?

    That little kid was brilliant! Gave the episode an 8 because, without analysing at all, I just enjoyed it. And it's nice to have a breather without anyone dying especially after the horrors of last week. Really happy to see Benjen again and very pleasantly surprised to see the Mad King. And overjoyed to see Needle! It set up a lot for next episodes and I'm so looking forward to seeing the Blackfish, Jaime, the Freys, Brienne and possibly even the BWB converge around Riverrun.
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    [Poll] How would you rate episode 605?

    I never called anyone a troll, that's my point. I'm tired of people insulting each other because they don't like the rating that's been given. This pretty much sums it up.
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    [Poll] How would you rate episode 605?

    Yes, I'm disturbed by this. Amazing scene, but the idea of Bran deliberately sacrificing Hodor... damn. Summer should've had a better death (or better still not died). I cannot understand Sansa turning down the Vale armies, surely anyone with half a brain would pretend to forgive LF, use his support to take Winterfell and then get rid of him. On the other hand, her lying to Jon and the way she sort of let it slip that she considers herself the real Stark, not Jon, makes me think she'll keep LF on standby for her own purposes later on. Perhaps Sansa is using everyone at this stage. I like that Maisie is at last getting to play Arya again - actually I like that Maisie is getting to act again. PS. I have spent the better part of an hour reading through posts on here because I like to read other people's points of view, and there are a lot of posts because I don't get to see the show until a day or two after everyone else. Spending a third of that time reading 'ur a troll' 'no, ur a fanboy' is not fun, although I'm getting better at skipping those posts.
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    [Poll] How would you rate episode 604?

    Agree with this, although maybe she thought she had no choice but to act straightaway, contrary to any plan that might have been in place. When Ramsay sends for you it's never going to end well. I expect I'll be living in denial of Shaggydog's death right up until Rickon buys it too. And with this. Jon's reluctance to storm into another fight is perfectly logical to me here. I gave this episode a 9. I loved the Sansa/Jon reunion. I know we had the trailer with Sansa & Co. arriving at Castle Black but I felt sure Jon would already have left. Finally a Stark reunion, it did bring tears to my eyes. Dany at her best since I can't remember when. I hope Theon hasn't forgotten about making amends to House Stark. Alfie Allen played this scene really well. Hopefully all the forgetfulness we've been criticizing has now been turned on the Sand Snakes and we can hear in some episode (very quickly so we don't waste screen time) that they've all drowned or swallowed their own poison or ... anything really so they don't come back. The downside of this episode is what has been happening since Season 4 but I'm losing patience: Why are they making Jaime so boring and pointless? Waste of a good character who was developing really well, and a great actor.
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    [Poll] How would you rate episode 603?

    Oh I so hope you're right.
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    How would you rate episode 602?

    I gave this an 8 - way better than last week. The absence of Sand Snakes improves any episode. Davos probably doesn't know the full story of Shireen's death yet, but even so his devotion to Jon and sudden trust in Mel is a bit odd. I think they could've made better use of Edd here - maybe a conversation about Hardhome and what Edd knows is coming, driving Davos to look for any way to get Jon back. The resurrection was a bit anticlimactic. I got the feeling they couldn't be bothered trying to find a way to make it tense, surprising or even atmospheric, because there was an attitude of 'well, everyone knows it's coming so get him up already and move along' (similar to my gripes about all of episode 1). Loved the flashback to Winterfell in happier times...and the Hodor/Willas story looks interesting. Ned saying the same thing to Benjen that Jon later says to Olly was nice. I liked Jaime and the HS, Sansa/Brienne/Theon, happy enough with Roose/Ramsay and poor Walda and Baby Bolton - the look of despair on her face when the truth hits her was touching, Tyrion and the dragons, Yara and the Iron Islands.
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    How would you rate episode 601?

    I gave it a 4 - a pass but no better. What's happened to the sharp dialogue that used to be a feature of the series? It all felt rushed and consequently flat, as though they were so anxious to catch up with everyone,show who's alive/dead, that they didn't care about much else. The Sansa/Brienne scene felt like it was written like this: sansaandtheonrunning-gothroughriver-hideundertree-getcaught-brienneshowsup-kicksass-swearsallegience. Not once did I feel that edge-of-the-seat feeling I've so often enjoyed with GOT. It was missing any build up, tension, and actually the impact of violence. I'm not a lover of the violent scenes and tend to watch through fingers but at least they used to be pretty realistic and made you feel. The only thing I liked was that Sansa couldn't remember the oath, it was the only bit that didn't feel like 'we're just getting out the words because we need to get this scene done'. And Theon's transformation from Reek was just too fast, he should have been a wreck with fear when he met those soldiers - he was going back to certain torture- I felt his lack of terror took away from the bravery of what he was doing. But I'm glad Sansa and Brienne have met, and it was nice to hear Sansa speak Cat's words to Brienne. Dorne - it's been said. Horrendous stuff. I didn't think the acting was up to previous standards either. I thought Sophie and Carice brought it but the others not so much. Not awful, they're great actors but again I just felt it was like they had been told 'hurry up, get the lines out and we can get to episode 2'. I loved the Mel reveal and thought it was well done. I liked that they brought Ghost in. I liked seeing more of Edd. And I liked the scene with Margaery and the HS. Actually not the scene itself but the shot of Marg after HS leaves, she looks like she's finally over the 'I am the Queen and shouldn't be here' and is starting to use her brain again. Dothraki dialogue silly and unoriginal. Castle Black a bit sloppy if you think about it but if you don't, well, Davos and a direwolf can always save a scene imho. Disappointed in Tyrion and Varys but only because they have always in the past had some of the best lines, and when they have good lines, boy can those two deliver. I don't even remember their conversation now. I would so love to get back to Season 4 Jaime and see him get a good plot, good lines and interesting moral dilemmas. And I don't know why there was time wasted with Ramsay mourning Myranda, pointless. I don't compare GOT to all other shows because I don't watch shows I don't like. I compare GOT to previous GOT episodes. That's why it's got a low score. And I'm not comparing to the books now, they're too different for comparison really. All in all this episode passed, didn't do more, didn't live up to many previous episodes, but hopefully now they've established where everyone is the series will improve.
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