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  1. lol. You're smart, entertaining and a bit nerdy, and I enjoy the hell out of you. 10+/10 for me. Best TV Episode Ever. So many E. P. I. C. payoffs. to D&D: All is forgiven.
  2. You're right that Jon knew he didn't kill her due to the arrow feathers. Ygritte's death scene in the show was excellently handled, a satisfying farewell. :agree: Though I'm not a big fan of major battle scenes, this episode ROCKED. The NW was finally center stage, displaying heroism and impressive skill in the face of certain doom. The action was edge-of-your-seat tense, heartbreaking and visually stunning, both at a personal level and on a grand scale. It was great to see Jon's leadership skills in action. Kudos to the director and show runners. [edit] I gave it a 9.
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    [Book Spoilers] EP310 Discussion

    :agree: Interesting theory about Tywin using Tyrion's gold chain to hang Shae. Either way, she is strangled to death and Tyrion takes revenge on Tywin. I think this is how it will play out.
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    [Book Spoilers] EP310 Discussion

    (copied from ratings thread) 9/10. I enjoyed it, and they did a very good job at wrapping up S3 arcs and setting the stage for S4. Favorite scenes: - RW finale at the Twins, with poor Arya witnessing the barbaric RobbWind desecration (glad they included this, though the head did not look sewn on), and slimy Walder Frey and Roose Bolton gloating. Can't wait for their takedown. - Arya takes revenge on the jeering Frey soldier! A skillfully deceptive Valar Morghulis scene, masterfully done. No wonder we love Maisie Williams' Arya. I look forward to more Arya/Hound road trip; they're fun to watch. I'm not a Hound fan, but I'm coming around. - The Nightfort: Rat Cook story tie-in to RW and the dire consequences for violating Guest Right -- smart subtle move by the writers. A bit more hodoring, lol. I loved everything about the meeting of Bran and Sam, with Sam recognizing Summer, Bran and Hodor. Thankfully Sam brought spare dragonglass. - Jon and Ygritte: Touching broken hearted farewell with bittersweet "You know nothing, Jon Snow." Very well acted; Rose Leslie is terrific. After all the bitching last week, she shot him 3 times! - Castle Black: Jon and Sam return home, what a relief. Excellent scene with Sam and Maester Aemon, with Sam's "We didn't build 500 miles of ice wall 700 ft. high to keep out men" speech triggering Maester Aemon to sound the alarm throughout Westeros. Best Sam episode ever; he finally found his voice. - Small council: It's always fun to watch the Lannisters do battle, with (mild) Joffrey smackdowns. I don't want to be anywhere near Tywin, but he is The Man. - Tyrion with Tywin, Sansa, Cersei. In this brutally dark series, it's a good idea to give show fans someone smart, politically savvy, witty and moderately kind to root for. - Balon and Asha/Yara Greyjoy debate over the horrific Theon-cock-in-a-box. OMG. I disliked the Asha actress last season (worst casting, along with Shae), but she did a fine job at standing up to worst-father-contender Balon and charging off to rescue her brother. I was a bit surprised that Ramsay flayed the 20 Ironborn at Winterfell, though in retrospect I should have expected it. That's how he rolls, just as Roose trained him. - Every scene with Davos and/or Shireen is a win; both actors are terrific. And Stannis is headed to the Wall. Finally someone takes the Night's Watch warnings seriously. OK: - Dany and Mhysa was anti-climactic but an upbeat closing note after the tragedy of the RW. We see Dany seduced by adulation and overconfident following two easy wins including never-been-conquered Yunkai. Dragon closeups are always a thrill. - Reek is born and Ramsay Snow is finally revealed. It's about time. I hope this story arc will be deemphasized in S4. After all that buildup, the reveal could have been clearer; my smart unsullied friends were still confused. - Short changed: Sansa grieving the RW, Jaime's inconclusive reunion with Cersei. - Not sure where they're going with Shea and Varys, but I'm sure D&D are laying the groundwork. Season 4: Lady Stoneheart would have been a fantastic shocking cliffhanger to end S3 for book readers, but I don't think they had time to do it justice. I expect it early in S4. I also have high hopes for Coldhands. I'm already suffering from GoT withdrawal. I want more, and I want it NOW. Bring on the PW!
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    How would you rate episode 310?

    9/10. I enjoyed it, and they did a very good job at wrapping up S3 arcs and setting the stage for S4. Favorite scenes: - RW finale at the Twins, with poor Arya witnessing the barbaric RobbWind desecration (glad they included this, though the head did not look sewn on), and slimy Walder Frey and Roose Bolton gloating. Can't wait for their takedown. - Arya takes revenge on the jeering Frey soldier! A skillfully deceptive Valar Morghulis scene, masterfully done. No wonder we love Maisie Williams' Arya. I look forward to more Arya/Hound road trip; they're fun to watch. I'm not a Hound fan, but I'm coming around. - The Nightfort: Rat Cook story tie-in to RW and the dire consequences for violating Guest Right -- smart subtle move by the writers. A bit more hodoring, lol. I loved everything about the meeting of Bran and Sam, with Sam recognizing Summer, Bran and Hodor. Thankfully Sam brought spare dragonglass. - Jon and Ygritte: Touching broken hearted farewell with bittersweet "You know nothing, Jon Snow." Very well acted; Rose Leslie is terrific. After all the bitching last week, she shot him 3 times! - Castle Black: Jon and Sam return home, what a relief. Excellent scene with Sam and Maester Aemon, with Sam's "We didn't build 500 miles of ice wall 700 ft. high to keep out men" speech triggering Maester Aemon to sound the alarm throughout Westeros. Best Sam episode ever; he finally found his voice. - Small council: It's always fun to watch the Lannisters do battle, with (mild) Joffrey smackdowns. I don't want to be anywhere near Tywin, but he is The Man. - Tyrion with Tywin, Sansa, Cersei. In this brutally dark series, it's a good idea to give show fans someone smart, politically savvy, witty and moderately kind to root for. - Balon and Asha/Yara Greyjoy debate over the horrific Theon-cock-in-a-box. OMG. I disliked the Asha actress last season (worst casting, along with Shae), but she did a fine job at standing up to worst-father-contender Balon and charging off to rescue her brother. I was a bit surprised that Ramsay flayed the 20 Ironborn at Winterfell, though in retrospect I should have expected it. That's how he rolls, just as Roose trained him. - Every scene with Davos and/or Shireen is a win; both actors are terrific. And Stannis is headed to the Wall. Finally someone takes the Night's Watch warnings seriously. OK: - Dany and Mhysa was anti-climactic but an upbeat closing note after the tragedy of the RW. We see Dany seduced by adulation and overconfident following two easy wins including never-been-conquered Yunkai. Dragon closeups are always a thrill. - Reek is born and Ramsay Snow is finally revealed. It's about time. I hope this story arc will be deemphasized in S4. After all that buildup, the reveal could have been clearer; my smart unsullied friends were still confused. - Short changed: Sansa grieving the RW, Jaime's inconclusive reunion with Cersei. - Not sure where they're going with Shea and Varys, but I'm sure D&D are laying the groundwork. Season 4: Lady Stoneheart would have been a fantastic shocking cliffhanger to end S3 for book readers, but I don't think they had time to do it justice. I expect it early in S4. I also have high hopes for Coldhands. I'm already suffering from GoT withdrawal. I want more, and I want it NOW. Bring on the PW!
  6. :agree: Theon expected to be treated as the prodigal son and heir by Balon, Asha/Yara and the Ironborn. When that didn't happen, he was understandably desperate to earn their acceptance. This led him to make terrible decisions that still failed to earn the Greyjoys' respect and support. Now he has had time to reflect on the values and ethics of the Greyjoys vs. the Starks and begin to rethink. I dislike Theon's character intensely and think he deserves harsh punishment, but no one deserves to be tortured by a sadist like Ramsay. OMG. As brandino said, it truly is a fate worse than death. An upcoming redemption storyline by GRRM would be an awesome conclusion.
  7. 10/10. Seriously considered rating it a 9, but Dany's finale was so freakin' EPIC it's gotta be 10. Impeccably and concisely written, powerfully acted, terrific special effects. Dany owned the commander-in-chief role; her transformation from S1 is just amazing. For the first time I consider her to be a potential worthy ruler of Westeros. The Unsullied and Dracarys had me out of my seat and cheering! This is outstanding entertainment. Thank You, GRRM, D&D & HBO!!! Other favorite scenes: . Varys and everyone - Glad to see him prominently featured again. Conleth Hill quietly steals every scene. Fascinating back story, didn't expect sorcerer-in-a-box! "Revenge is a dish best served cold." I could learn a lot about surviving and thriving in our dog-eat-dog real world from a wise role model like him. . QoT and Margaery - Formidable players. I love it when they out-think and outclass the Lannisters. . Jaime & Brienne - OMG, Jaime's complete helplessness and humiliation, with Brienne successfully taunting him into not giving up. Favorite relationship arc. . Tywin & Cersei - :rofl: Charles Dance is superb. He is a cold, cruel parent, but I thoroughly enjoyed the Cersei smackdown. I wonder how he plans to get Joffrey under control? I can't believe it involves the PW, as some suggest, but I may well be naive. Surely offing Joff would be a last resort, even for Tywin. . Night's Watch - Thank God there is finally some action!!! Shit has officially hit the fan. A sad farewell to LC Mormont. Sam the Slayer coming up! . Theon - More great acting in his confessions to Boy in the tunnel, including his regrets and complicated feelings toward the Starks. I dread the fallout from his admission that Bran and Rickon are alive. Makes my skin crawl. And we see the first hint of Ramsay's sadistic glee, yikes. . Honorable mention: Arya's efforts to get justice for Micah. The North Remembers. Truly a standout episode.
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    Official Testing Thread

    Testing emoticons, etc. here: :rofl: :agree: :tantrum: :idea: bold italic bullet1 bullet2
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    How would you rate episode 303?

    Good point. This season's continued cruelty toward the Starks may alienate many Unsullied viewers, with Sansa's forced political marriage into the despised enemy Lannister family followed by the devastating RW. And Theon's arc is horrifically dark. I think the show runners are smart to inject humor throughout (Pod/Tyrion/Bronn "We're going to need details. Copious details." lol), and give us plenty of dragons. Keep 'em coming back for more.
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