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  1. It's not even the best thing on HBO, imo. That honor belongs to Silicon Valley.
  2. Mance reappearing was maybe a bit cheesy but I loved the subterfuge at Winterfell.
  3. Ok. Sure they might be gray or whatever but they didn't "save a baby". It was not left out in the cold to die. It was some sort of payment or sacrifice to them.
  4. Calling it "course-correct" is probably a nice way of putting it. The show is just primarily interested in shock value, rather than in love with it's nuanced characters. It's why it's necessary to open yet another Oberyn dialog today with an edgy sex scene. It's why Jamie appears to be working towards deceny one episode and is raping someone the next. It's why the Wildlings are suddenly murderous Star Trek villains. It's why the Red Wedding was made to be more unexpected and more heartbreaking. When they have Tyrion murder Shae, it won't be some attempt to "fix" his character the way it should be. The show could not give two shits about correcting Tyrion's character. It's all just about setting up the next shocking blindside that will get people talking about the show. Even better if Tyrion appears like a great human being before being thrown into a murderous rage. More shocking that way!
  5. I'm sorry. But I have to ask. Why couldn't Olenna simply just carry the poison herself?
  6. I'd like to see Barristan at least make it back to Weateros. I want the current occupiers of the iron throne to say "aw, snap" and for him to say "Nyah Nyah".
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