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  1. I do agree with you and others making this point. But Harwin is not entirely without his influence: genes, daily contact, intelligence, and love. Everytime I see Rhaenerya's children, I think what wonderful DNA Strong must have had. Those boys are good looking, sturdy kids who seem to be well-adjusted. We also have the shoulder touch and small correction to one of the boys from Harwin out in the training area, showing that Harwin was supportive with them on a daily basis, a male father figure in addition to Laenor's love of his not-his children. The later shots show one learning high valyrian, & one learning to read. In other words, they seem to have some intelligence. We also know when Harwin & dad went home, the parting was painful between Rh and Harwin. If Rh went shopping for a Laenor stand-in, she made a good purchase. In my opinion, for a under-developed character, he left a very positive mark.
  2. She is pregnant again, carrying his 2nd? 3rd (it is third, right?) child. Are you referring to his passion to her or to life in general because clearly they engage each other. I cannot tell if I missed something in the show?
  3. Are you saying that Rhaenyra was in on the beheading -- in the book? In order to solve the Driftmark inheritance issue or some other reason? As a viewer, we did see her thinking about what she should do but I did not think she was involved in the violence at all.
  4. 8. I thought this episode was terrific and I am a low grader. How do I know that? I was sitting on the floor, leaning in, and replaying each conversation, if muffled, to make sure I heard it clearly. Viserys in his decline was wonderfully acted. So much information was given to us: Rh and her self-reflection, Rhaenys deciding on what argument to make, Daemon given to quicksilver actions, and Viserys trying to make sure he said what was important in his heart before his death. What a good episode.
  5. I idly wondered if Daemon turned all the eggs over? I have no support except for, of course, knowing Daemon's character, but he seemed surreptious and quick to offer 'some number' of eggs.
  6. Perhaps I misremember but I thought her agreement to the marriages came after the dude who was causing her grief was beheaded. No?
  7. I thought it was all in the wording. Rh said "I was not involved in any plot to kill Laenor." Which, of course, she can say truthfully because Laenor was not killed. At least is what I thought I heard.
  8. I think there were 2 key moments in this ep. 1. Alicent "I have no friends" turned into Bitch Alicent "I have no friends" and cut Rh. At one moment, the characters seem to take up sides, physically. From above, the camera shows us that Rh has her father in law, Daemon, herself, and her two boys. Alicent has nobody, then her father. Cole was held back. All the talk of blood at the funeral played itself out with Alicent playing with the weaker hand and the less pure blood. It also showed the triangle weak Viserys allowed to exist between himself, Alicent, and Rh. 2. The second was the plot to get rid of Laenor. I got it, understood it, and approved of it, but I could not get beyond the utter grief of his parents, losing a second child so soon after the first. Heartbreaking. I am annoyed that Aemond got away with being a shit when there were 4 witnesses who could report that he was violent and abusive. It also made me wonder about who is the better mother because Rh's boys seemed pretty sturdy to me and well loved. The rest underlined what we already knew -- Larys is poison, Otto H is a sniveling creep, Viserys is weak and sick, and Daemon and Rh were always going to happen. I give it a 6.
  9. I waited a bit thinking my discomfort with the ep would subside. I was reading some reviews and one used the term 'without showing its work'. I think this is true. 1. Rh has been having a 10 yr affair and up til now, it hasn't either been noticed, or nobody cared? ok 2. Criston took apart and murdered Joffrey in plain sight and now he is coach for the royal children ok 3. 'I have no friends' Alicent keeps whining. ok 4. Pregnant, in pain, trying to give birth, and surrounded by attendants, Laena gets up, dresses, walks out of her room, through the castle, down the steps, and across the beach to become wilful toast. ok 5. So Otto is fired for trying to besmirch Rh, but Lyonel is forbidden to quit, and allowed to take Rhs BFF back home ok 6. Larys gets a killing team together, takes them on a killing mission, yet first, before anything, he cuts out their tongues. And if the slightest thing went wrong in the killing mission, were they supposed to do charades? ok 7. 'I have no friends' Alicent whines to poisonous Larys, who then prompty orders the tongueless to kill the dudes and she says -- OH NO, I didn't mean you should do that. Sure. ok 8. Apparently, the people killed by the tongueless were Larys's father and brother. Do we know why he did that? Book readers will know, but shouldn't viewers only at least be reminded or told why, a clue even? ok 9. Apparently, Daemon is not impotent. ok And now genetics. A Targaryen marries a Hightower and gets two standard issue Targs for chidren. A Targaryen screws a House Strong guy and gets two brown headed, ordinary kids. Why? I give it a 5. It is good, interesting, or horrid to look at, who doesn't like dragons, and the music is good. I just feel like they are rushing to get someplace and I don't know why.
  10. I must had missed that. I remember him, under the tree, dagger drawn, following the directions in the Kings Guard Motto Book and Alicent stopped him. I thought he was going to off himself because he had no future in the KG. Surprise, it was OK that he killed somebody in plain view. Later, we see that the murdering KG is training the kings kids. Sure!
  11. While I quote you, several others have expressed this exact thing. My question is - is Alicent completely incapable of making friends, at all? Are there no young noble ladies in the realm? She is the queen, for goodness sakes. We saw some of her staff, and the nanny. Does she not speak with them? Is she not able to make friends in the kitchen staff? I don't mean 'make friends' like let's have lunch, but friends to increase the gossip streams, find out what everybody is talking about, build some goodwill, and perhaps, just in case, find out how to make or obtain moon tea. She seems like such a flat character. Is this the way Martin wrote her? Characters like Arya, Cersei, and Brianne were vivid. (I understand coming up she will change.) But I notice folks tend to take up for her, and as a viewer, I find her like Flat Stanley. I am not suggesting the character be changed or altered from the book, but based on the show I imagine a full-size cardboard cutout of Alicent with notes on that say -- passive and trapped, will change soon. And, that seems to be what we have been given. BTW, the actress is doing a fine job.
  12. Please share how we would know Cole was suicidal. Sure his 'let's eat oranges and be poor together' proposal fell flat. Sure, he looked put-out at the wedding, as would anyone. But what are the hints he was suicidal?
  13. Odd that. I didn't think she even really liked her husband. I concluded she felt him dull. I also think sometimes parents do things for one child and don't mention it to the second wife, or stepmother. I do agree the moon tea pushed her over. But again, if she had made a friend of the kitchen staff, after bearing that one son, she could have stopped having any more kids (something Cersei would have done). She just seemed so passive and trapped to me. Rh, bitch that she is, is at least lively. Based on posts here, Alicent will change soon. Good, I guess.
  14. I am unclear why Alicent is not trusting Viserys. She knows for a fact that her father got wrong information and got fired for it. She knows Rh did not have sex with Daemon. Sure, Rh was not forthcoming with the actual truth, but she answered the questions as were posed. She knows Viserys sent the moon tea to Rh just to be careful. I felt he did that out of self-interest and protecting his daughter. Why would Alicent suddenly not trust her husband?
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