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  1. Lux in Tenebris

    Small Questions v. 10105

    Right - and that's what I think I glossed over a bit. Appreciate the response.
  2. Lux in Tenebris

    Small Questions v. 10105

    Very thorough - thanks. I think what I actually missed in this exchange is that Cersei's motive was just as much to protecting Tommen from the impending threat of Stannis as it is protecting him from Tyrion. But I still feel like this move was high risk and of questionable reward - how did he expect Cersei to react to the kindnapping of Tommen? Throughout my Clash re-read (and granted, with the full benefit of hindsight) I felt as though Tyrion was too obsessed with dominating Cersei rather than defeating her (aka staying two steps ahead of her instead of just one) which eventually serves as his downfall. I liken it to a fighter who is clearly superior but determined to knock out his opponent and gets himself knocked out in the process rather than cruise to a points win. But anyways - appreciate the response.
  3. Lux in Tenebris

    Small Questions v. 10105

    To what? Escort Tommen to Rosby? It seems an odd maneuver to Bywater to escort Tommen to Rosby when he was already on his way there. If the plan was to have that person stay and act as his protector that's one thing, but the function server by Blount (and then Bywater) was simply to escort Tommen and then return to KL. Still am having trouble seeing the plus side for Tyrion here.
  4. Lux in Tenebris

    Small Questions v. 10105

    In CoK, Cersei sends Tommen to Rosby for protection (with Boros Blount and Lord Gyles) prior to Stannis arriving at Kings Landing. In response, Tyrion sends Bywater and Gold Cloaks to seize Tommen and escort him to the same place he was already heading -- and even acknowledges that sending Tommen away was "one of Cersei's better notions." This always seemed strange to me, and I can't understand his motivation or benefit for doing so. After Bywater successfully overcomes Tommen and his party Tyrion mentions that the Kingsguard is supposed to sacrifice their lives to protect the king and his kin, yet Blount turned him over without a fight and lost his cloak for it. Was his intent to have Blount killed by Bywater and his men in front of Tommen? Why risk anything happening here (including sending his trusted City Watch Commander from the City) for minimal to no gain, considering Cersei is the one influencing Joffrey's decision to select the next Kingsguard. Was it simply a show of power against Cersei? A way to test Gyles and depose/harm Blount? What was the end result he wanted to achieve from this effort? Still trying to get my head around the logic here -- am I just missing something?
  5. Lux in Tenebris

    [Book Spoilers] EP307 Discussion

    For action there is certainly enough -- The Barristan fight, Quentyn and the Dragons, they could show the Quentyn scene on the boat that's not in the books, Tyrion/Aegon on the boat with the grey people, duck vs aegon could be a good scene, they could mix in a pit fighting scene, brienne vs rorge/biter, the shield islands fight, siege of Dragonstone. Plenty of action and it will be condensed, not spread out like the current season and next season.
  6. Lux in Tenebris

    How would you rate episode 302?

    Great points, I agree with all of them. To quote someone in another thread: "Damn this show really flows without Dany"
  7. Lux in Tenebris

    [Book Spoilers] EP302 Discussion

    But like...what if Jeyne escaped with the Blackfish and has Robb's kid inside her? I guess that could still work if it was Talisa...it just seems all wrong. It's an odd change that really doesn't make much sense.
  8. Lux in Tenebris

    How would you rate episode 302?

    I thought it was one of Jaime's coolest moments, being in his weakened state, expecting to run right through her, realizing "she's stronger than me" and going through the list of others in the realm who are also stronger, starting to respect her as a fighter. I know we're not going to get all that in the show, but a decently competitive fight would have been nice.
  9. Lux in Tenebris

    How would you rate episode 302?

    Right, in the books Brienne's objective to stay alive against the best fighter on the continent. Not casually block his blows and beat him up like she did in the show.
  10. Lux in Tenebris

    How would you rate episode 302?

    But with Jamie's skill at arms is legendary in the books, he is seen as the best fighter in Westeros. Even in his depleted condition he gave Brienne a real run for her money in the books, and that scene is key to where they begin to develop some respect for each other. Brieanne gets a glimpse on how skilled Jamie is and it awes her, and Jamie begins to realize that Brienne is legitimate not just a wench with a sword but a legitimate fighter with skills worth respecting. The show has done a pretty poor job depicting Jamie's skill at arms, and its essential to who his character is and who his character becomes.
  11. Lux in Tenebris

    How would you rate episode 302?

    I think you are missing the point of Arya just standing there when the Hound outs her for who she is instead of her making a run for it, which is something that Arya would do (and has done it the actually books). I also never said she would actually get away, but whatever. Far more ridiculous or unlikely things have happened in the books/show than a girl getting on a horse and riding away.
  12. Lux in Tenebris

    [Book Spoilers] EP302 Discussion

    1) We already knew this 2) No it doesnt and it also isn't actually true. 3) What evidence of there is this? We know Sansa wouldn't call him her brother, he couldn't sit with the family at feasts, even his best friend Robb made it clear he wasn't a legitimate Stark. This is a totally false statement. 4) In the book she hates Jon for what he represents. In the show she tells him she wishes he was hurt instead of Bran and that she wished for him to die again as a young boy. It doesn't make her sympathetic at all. What does make her sympathetic in the books is how her love for Eddard and her family overshadows her opinion of who Jon is (a fine young man) because of what he represents and means to her and Eddard's relationship.
  13. Lux in Tenebris

    How would you rate episode 302?

    like the Shae Tyrion scene gets four minutes while Arya and the BTB scenes get 4 minutes total. I know what you are saying.
  14. Lux in Tenebris

    How would you rate episode 302?

    1) She was already on her way out of the place with no one blocking her and the door. 2) I would expect there would be horses outside, although I didn't see anyone on horseback, so maybe not. Either way, that's not really the point I was trying to make, just having her run away would have worked too. having her stand there looking scared makes no sense.
  15. Lux in Tenebris

    [Book Spoilers] EP302 Discussion

    No, it is a deviation from her feelings on Jon in the books. She never wishes him dead, but certainly never stayed by his bedside when he had the pox, wishing for him to live for his own selfish reasons. Never once in her life did she had any desire to make him a legitimate Stark. The whole scene is just stupid and unnecessary, it doesn't add anything to Cat's character (in fact, it detracts) and is on the whole, entirely pointless. Answer this: What was the benefit of this scene? What did it add that we didn't already know?
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