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  1. ValrianSunni

    [Spoilers] Episode 803 Discussion

    Didn't Melisandre help her somehow? Turn her into smoke maybe?
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    [Spoilers] Episode 803 Discussion

    Or Nymeria? LOVE ARYA!
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    [Spoilers] EP702 Discussion

    I disagree. What Arya says is that going to Winterfell isn't Nymeria.
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    [Spoilers] EP702 Discussion

    Yes, Arya says that. I think Arya is mistaken. My question to you is, how many direwolves are there roaming the midlands? Why don't the wolves attack? Are we to believe Arya now has the power to talk wolves out of attacking her even if they're not Nymeria? OK, maybe...
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    [Spoilers] EP702 Discussion

    Nymeria didn't attack her, nor did the other wolves. That was a win, imo. Nymeria's just sniffing Arya and remembering. I think she'll be back.
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    [Spoilers] EP702 Discussion

    I think Yara was one of them. Hanging by the neck as Theon/Reek swims away.
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    [Spoilers] EP702 Discussion

    Maybe it's a Northern thing. The whole dragons vs White Walkers seems pretty obvious, imo. Plus the dragon glass. It's like, go to Dragonstone? "Yes, please." At least no one can start rumors saying Jon deserted them after he's gone.
  8. I think Arya already loves Jon. Like she told the waif, ("Arya Stark had 4 brothers and a sister") Jon is her brother.
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    [Poll] How would you rate episode 510?

    I wish it wasn't over!!!! I loved it. High points: Dario: Does he always talk so much? [Jorah, shakes his head yes.] Loved Arya. Loved Tyrion and Varys. Loved Melisandre, especially when Davos asked about Shireen. Epic fail! Sansa and Theon. I didn't expect to see them holding hands. I also never liked Cersei until now. Ok, and Jon's not dead. Let's just get that straight. Low points: Jon's really not dead.
  10. I love the idea of Stannis as Agamemnon to Shireen's Iphigenia. It was so horrifying to see Shireen go like that.. I used to be kind of neutral about him, now I think he's doomed. Last week Tyrion said that a ruler who kills those devoted to him could not inspire devotion. That's now Stannis. He may win the battle, but I think he's lost the war.
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    [Poll] How would you rate episode 508?

    I also thought that seeing Jorah, a man exiled for slave trading in Westeros, reduced to selling himself BACK INTO SLAVERY to impress his Queen was really rich.
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    [Poll] How would you rate episode 508?

    I thought Tyrion said that Jorah couldn't be at Dany's side because he could tell that she hadn't forgiven Jorah yet. Tyrion can read people pretty well when his life depends on it. I don't think he knows about the grey scale. And Dany relaxed just a touch when Jorah left.
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    [Poll] How would you rate episode 508?

    Just Fyi, Jon ordered one of the boat drivers, a man of the Night's Watch, to take some wildlings to the main ship and "come back for me." Jon and Tormund ran for several shots to get through the people to the boat.
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    [Poll] How would you rate episode 508?

    I kept thinking that, for the two daughters of the wildling woman and anyone who watched Jon Snow at Hardhome (including the Night's King), Jon IS the Prince That Was Promised. He is called King (King Crow), he leads his men, takes people to safety and wields a sword that kills the WW.
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    [Poll] How would you rate episode 508?

    I loved the Tyrion and Dany scenes. The whole time I was reading the books I was hoping they would meet and work together. One of the things I've found frustrating in the books is that GRRM starts with all these characters together, then sends them to the far sides of the world on their separate trajectories. As an audience you're waiting for them to come back together. Finally, FINALLY two major characters who really have something to offer each other meet! We're wondering if one of them is going to kill the other. They're wary of each other. Tyrion has a major incentive to stay alive, but will he sell Jorah out? Jorah was his captor after all. Or will Tyrion walk that oh so narrow line where he acknowledges Jorah's love and devotion to Danaerys without minimizing the betrayal? With Tyrion at her side, I think Danaerys has a chance at living up to her potential to be the ruler that Westeros needs. After chapters and seasons of dispersal here was a scene of reconciliation. the performances were amazing. Dany all tight lipped. Tyrion cagy, witty, and totally on the mark about Dany's successes and obstacles, with his life on the line. Dany more regal than I've seen so far. She was operating from a position of strength dealing with two supplicants, wise enough to know that this could be a once in a life time opportunity, but still angry at Jorah and mistrustful of the strange, mouthy Lannister. She also doesn't know much about Westeros. "Killing those who are devoted to you doesn't inspire devotion. And you will need to inspire devotion to rule Westeros." [iIRC] How many times have people on these very boards questioned Dany's abiliity to rule Westeros? I think D&D just answered those questions. And so did Dany! TEN!
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    [Poll] How would you rate episode 508?

    The dragon glass blades were never used. Jon got thrown off of them before he had a chance to use one, then he left them in the giant's "house" when they ran for the boats.
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    [Poll] How would you rate episode 508?

    I agree. Wow! I thought Tyrion and Dany were great, but then... Hardhome.
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    [Poll] How would you rate episode 508?

    I agree. Wow! I thought Tyrion and Dany were great, but then... Hardhome.
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    [Book Spoilers] EP508 Discussion

    Fave line so far Tyrion: Here we sit. Two trouble children of two terrible fathers. Tyrion: My sister married someone she loathed as well. though not by choice and not for the greater good. She ended up having him killed. Dany: Perhaps it won't come to that.
  20. ValrianSunni

    PhD research: Doran Martell and you

    Doran Martell 1) In your own words, describe what Doran Martell looks like (eg his face, body, clothing, posture, anything else) and what his personality is like. What is your description based on? (for example, descriptions in the book, fan art, Alexander Siddig, another actor, other things) >In my mind Doran Martell was quite overweight, consequently nearly unable to move on his own. Reading the books I was never quite sure what Dornish ethnicity was. Would it be Arabic, Indian, Hispanic, Black? I only knew he would be lighter skinned than Areo Hotah. I think my view of Doran was also colored by Arianne's frustration with her father, as in the books he is often shown through her eyes. 2) Alexander Siddig will play Doran in the show, how does he compare to your own mental image of Doran before he was cast? (eg does he look the same? Is it hard for you to remember your mental image before he was cast? Did you imagine someone else playing the character? Anything else?) > Siddig is taller, thinner and a much more prominent actor than anything I had imagined. I'm glad to see someone of his stature in GoT and I look forward to seeing more of him. 3) Have you seen Siddig in any other films or shows (eg Syriana, Reign of Fire, Clash of the Titans, Star Trek, 24, anything else)? How do those other roles affect your feelings about him being cast as Doran? (For example, did you like those other roles? Are you happy to see the actor in something else? Are you happy to see the actor in GoT in particular? etc). >I've seen him previously in Syriana, 24, probably a few other things I don't recall (since I recognized him in those projects), and in the trailer for an independent film that looked really good that I never saw. Kind of romantic. Again, I'm happy to see him in GoT and look forward to his scenes. 4) Have you read or seen any interviews with Siddig about his part in Game of Thrones? What have you learned about Siddig himself or his role as Doran? Where did you find this information? (for example YouTube, his official website, other websites, magazines). > I didn't know he was cast until he appeared onscreen.
  21. I give the episode an 8. Episodes early in the season often set things up for more explosive finales, as we've seen in the past. I liked Ellaria Sand taking on the function of Ariane Martell. Cut those characters wherever you can, and use the actors you've got. Maybe Quentyn will be cut as well. Though I loved him in the books, It's not tv worthy. Sansa and Brienne were interesting. Who knows what was going on in Sansa's head, but she seems to be keeping her own council, distinct from Littlefinger. Brienne never had much of a plan about what to do with the Stark girls if she found them. If Brienne had spoken any louder Cersei might have heard her back in KL!! I love Shireen and hope that nothing bad happens to her. She should start a school. I wonder if I love Jon at the Wall. I was sorry to see Sam's nomination pass so quickly, but the bit about Janos Slynt hiding with Gilly, "in a puddle of his own making" made up for it. I loved seeing Arya. I thought maybe the House of B&W people saw that she had a list, that she wasn't afraid to defend herself with her sword and that that's why they let her in. Also loved Jaqen H'agar. Make use of the actors you've got. Where's Margaery?? I can't wait to see what's up with her.
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