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  1. I'm surprised this hasn't been brought up again. So, a few episodes ago Littlefinger mentioned to Olenna he had a certain boy that would appease her and her family. A lot of people thought that he meant he was giving her the guy that ratted on Loras, but given that this wasn't brought up again, I'm going to guess LF's boy is almost certainly Aegon (to be introduced next season), and that should Tommen die Margaery will again be a Widow and married off.
  2. Don't be so sure about that. The number of unsullied that have complained about that slight leap of logic is proof enough. Though maybe they'll say something next week that clears it up.
  3. Jaime should've brought twenty good men with him to Dorne. Given the level of security at the gates of Sunspear -- on par with that of Stannis' camp, apparently -- they could have snatched Marcella, killed the Sand Snakes and Trystane, and been half way to Riverrun and a much better plot.
  4. I gave it an 8. Mainly, it was for the ending, though even that wasn't all I hoped for (I'm sure showrunners wanted more as well, but they're probably lucky with what they got). Hardhome got my hopes up for something better, but I did like the brutality of the scene, contrasted with the serene flight to end it all -- what a sight. The burning of Shireen was another highlight. Though it felt super contrived -- oh Davos is conveniently sent off without much protest or suspicion, and Ramsay and his twenty men just happened to destroy all the seige equipment and burn all those tents, supplies, and people, without seemingly any resistance, beacause, well, it's the North and they know it better, all the while leaving Stannis with no other options -- I nevertheless felt the horror of the situation. Frankly, it hit me harder than I expected, which is exactly what they wanted, so props to them. Also, still not digging Arya's storyline. The HoBaW seems more like a hangout for morgue rats than it does for a mystical assassination organization. Still, I admit I'm rather interested in how Arya carries out the hit from here, and what they do with her after.
  5. 10/10 Absolutely amazing. I wasn't at all expecting this episode to be that good, but I loved pretty much everything about it: Tyrion and Dany, Cersei and Qyburn, and everything to do with the Watch and the Wildlings (I forgot about Arya, but then again, their adaptation of that has been underwhelming for me). That battle easily topped both the Blackwater and the Wall in intensity and choreography -- a pure spectactle. Better yet, this episode also gave me hope for an epic Dany dragon taming moment, which previously I'd been telling myself not to get my hopes up for because it would probably turn out to be shit.
  6. 8/10 While the House of Black and White continues to be completely devoid of substance, and while the Dorne storyline continues to be completely brain dead, the rest of the episode keep me on edge until the end. It cannot be said enough times how amazing Alfie Allen is; that last scene with the shot of his reaction said all that needed to be said. The look of horror on his face was probably representative of just about everyone's reaction, unless you're like Ramsay. King's Landing is also getting more interesting, and I'm glad Littlefinger's trip down there added another dimension to the game instead of being another pointless excursion -- we'll have to see how that plays out though, or even if it does.
  7. 9/10 The first episode I really liked all season. Cogman's episode's have been some of my favorites, and he didn't disappoint in that regard. Someone mentioned earlier how it felt somewhat like, for the first time in the season, they were back in Westeros again -- and I felt the same way. Granted, it wasn't all perfect, but I was nowhere near as disappointed as I was in the first four episodes. Overall, I felt the dialogue was strong, though lacking in detail in certain places (no mention of egg and Dany's spur of the moment choice to marry Hiz), and heavy-handed in others (dinner table scene and Stannis talking to Sam comes to mind). Also, I still don't care for the Misandei/Torgunado relationship one way or the other. And, honestly, Barristan's death is looking like it was just a lazy way to quickly move Dany's plot along, instead of, you know, relying on actual character building. But whatever. Oh and Jorah gets greyscale. Intereting that, since it looks like who carries it isn't really important, though the end result of the infection is probably for the specific purpose of infecting a certain person.
  8. It seems like Marya is an actual name, just from a quick google search. To be fair though, I think the original influence is evident in a lot of the main characters names, such as giving the hero a plain name with a snowy ending.
  9. 4/10 Gods that was an awful episode -- possibly the show's worst yet. One giant mishap that ended on a note of comedy. That fight, like most of the others on the show, was poorly handled and ended in something that looked like it came out of a cheep horror movie (the new Gregor actor is also terrible).
  10. 7. Almost the entire Hound and Arya speech with the old man was terrible. And the way Biter just appeared out of nowhere to bite the Hound, strange out of a cheesy zombie movie, or tv show (Walking Dead). Jorah's speech about good and evil was equally cringe worthy, though I liked Dany's scenes overall. Kingslanding was good as usually. Glad they kept Bronn's speech with Tyrion and his line about killing Gregor himself. Also, have they even called Oberyn the Viper yet? Strange since the name is in the title of the next episode. Just doesn't leave the lasting effect that only Cat did.
  11. An 8, though that's perhaps too generous. It was saved by the smaller moments, since the large one's felt a bit dull -- especially the Joff and Tyrion scenes (I'm aware it's straight from the books but it felt so commonplace; perhaps it was the acting but it was all a bit lifeless). Boltons, Bronn and Jaime, Varys and Tyrion, Tyrion and Jaime, and Jaime and Loras were all good, as was Bran's small scene.
  12. I gave it a 6, and feel like even that's too generous. A lot of the scenes simply felt flat and forced. And what a missed opportunity not ending on Cat's resurrection. I'll need to rewatch it again to see if I missed anything but that was easily the weakest finale yet -- and one of the weakest episodes of the season to boot.
  13. 9 Easily the best episode of the season, and it may be one of the best in the entire series. What I loved: Everything about Nikolaj Coster-Waldau's performance as Jaime. Seven hells was his monologue amazing! And Brienne calling him KS... why did they leave the wench bit out? Not there -- overall I mean. But that's just nitpicking. Everything about Maisie Williams performance as Arya. Seven hells this girl is phenomenal! What I liked: The fight was mostly good. Much better than last week's action scenes. Stannis and Davos. Though that fetus bit was creepy. Jon and Ygritte was alright; however, no mention of the Lord's Kiss! Yes, it must be named. But they haven't even bothered with Dany's dragons so why would they here? Overall, though, I don't think Jon's story has been translated all that well. Then again, it might be a bit hard to translate since Jon's very introverted at that point. What I didn't like: Loras didn't care for Renly... What the hell. Robb's perfect execution of Karstark. He should've messed it as he did in the books. Would've nicely paralled Theon's messed up beheading. Robb in general. And now I need to rewatch the episode.
  14. I can't see why though. And it makes little sense that a mother would forget to name her children. She's still referring to them as the big one or the black one. Just find it weird since Viserys made a point to spout off all the past dragon names in the first season. Makes me wonder if they're leaving them out entirely because they didn't like them.
  15. Same! They left out some of their best banter. :( Also, why the hell haven't they named the dragons yet? Another small thing that irks me.
  16. Well, after all, he is the trueborn lord of Winterfell. Should've used this version: I for one don't. At least as long as that stuff is better than what's in the books. The majority of it hasn't been, however. It would be a lot easier to watch if they stuck closer to the books in those scenes.
  17. I gave it an 8. Pretty much loved it. Don't really like what they've done with Tormund, or Mance really -- he's kinda dull. Also, wtf is up the Others and the corpse circles? I suppose it'll scare some farmers when they finally invade westeros. Highlights: Hot Pie and the direwolf treat. "You little bastard!" -- see what happens when someone calls him that? Rhaegar was mentioned! I almost thought they forgot about him. The Meereenese knot - har! The beginning of Ser Jaime the Just. Though, as others have mentioned, I don't like how they played down his abilities. Makes losing his hand have a bit less of an impact. I don't think D&D think too highly of him.
  18. preview with lots of new footage of the new characters.
  19. Speaking of Cat not knowing about Bran and Rickon, since they've established that the only reason Cat exists is for them, is that the reason they cut that? I mean, without them her character in the show wouldn't really have a point. Probably why they dodged it this episode, too.
  20. He probably does, under the topic of 'Things to NEVER Pursue.' EDIT: I felt the same. I was way too forgiving on my first go through of the season. After rewatching it, however, I've come to the same conclusion: should've stuck closer to the source material. All the changes were shit.
  21. It looks like Ramsay is really going to be playing with Theon this season. Wonder where they're taking this.
  22. The wolves aren't cgi (not fully). They're shot against green screen and scaled up and placed in shot. The nose not being dark was a slight oversight or they didn't think it mattered. Still, it wasn't Nymeria. Just doesn't make sense.
  23. In the first fight I had the feeling Jaime was toying with Ned. In this one it looked the opposite, though that could be explained by Jaime's weakness and the way they've changed Brienne into a cold blooded veteran killer.
  24. It was Greywind. They probably just had to use a different wolf.
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