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  1. I went with a 7 but could have been a 6.

    I liked most of the episode except Dorne. Most of my dislike for Dorne is this big build up in the books about the sand snakes and then you have this week battle royale with a one handed Jaime and Bronn that ends in a stale mate. Just feels too rushed and not thought out.

    Arya, liked a lot of her scenes. Getting some more of the FM story, becomming no one etc.

    Kings Landing, ehh..ok. Kinda strange how Tommen didn't stop the faith from taking her right in front of him. Silly little boy forgot how much he liked having sex with her! Was that some forshadowing in the preview where you hear the high sparrow talking about justice but you don't see who he is speaking too, maybe the other arrest is next.

    Sansa. Yeah it sucks. Knew it was coming and it wasn't as bad as I was set up for so I was a little relieved. Can't wait for her to get some revenge at some point in her life.

    Tyrion / Jorah. A lot of people last week were unhappy that Tyrion didn't mention meeting Jorahs dad, and now he does mention him and OBTW he is dead, killed by his own men, sorry Jorah.

  2. It's funny that people complain about HBO using beautiful actresses or eye candy. This is the same HBO that airs Girls with Lena Dunham, and people complain about her being naked and not pretty!

    Bitchers are going to bitch no matter what happens.

  3. IMO They are tearing apart the Mereen plot because GRRM messed it up so much, even he aknowledged it by calling it the Mereneese knot. The show is having to cut out a lot of what he had problems with.

    I would say that her feeding a noble to the dragons is her unleashing them on the sons of the Harpy. After all, it's not like she can tell Viserion and Rhegal to "go kill only the sons of the Harpy" and have it work. Dragons are efficient in combat when ridden and you know who the enemy is.

    As to it being hamfisted when Aemon talks about the last Targaryen and Jon walks in...I have asked some non readers about the scene and it wasn't picked up.

  4. As to Sansa and the candle. I think you are being more literal than I am. She could light the candle tonight to let Brienne know that yes I really do need your help, i just couldn't put you in danger at the inn with LF there.

    It would be stupid and silly to think she would run up there while being chased and in immediate danger, sometimes common sense has to be used when interpreting things.

  5. Another solid episode, gave it an 8 again.

    Liked the focus on the North the last couple shows, you can see it's now set up to not be in the next episode much. Stannis and co. left and Jon heading to Hardhome. Really different taking Mel with him to Winterfell since many assume she is helpful after the caesering of Jon.

    Setting it up for Sansa to escape, Theon and Brienne will help.

    Poor Jorah set up for grey scale instead of being branded and a slave.

    Dany feeding her babies was ok, just wish they had showed more of her reasoning behind marriage proposal.

    Missande and Grey worm...fast forward material.

  6. One thing I am wondering about is Mel. She called Stannis out for leaving her behind before the last battle, he said he will take her with him this time. We all know that in the books she stays at Castle Black...so... Is this just her setting Stannis up to believe she wants to go with him when really she wants to stay behind or is she really going with him? In the books she is mostly there for the wildling queen and babe, and to tell Jon about Arya coming to him... thoughts?

  7. I love how 33% of the people freak out when there is a change or it doesn't do what they want done. Can you imagine how many seasons it would actually take to get through these books if they played it more true to the books? How many of the same people bitching here about things being left out, also bitched about 3 page descriptions of food? Or have posted that if GRRM would just be less descriptive about nipples on a breast plate we would have the next book already...

    Hateful people will always find something to hate on.

  8. I think people need to watch more closely or go back and rewatch. The Unsullied were badly outnumbered in every scene, sometimes like 6 to 1, so of course they lost. The Unsullied in the books die in similar attacks and are described to be at their best when in formation, which, in an ally, they are not in formation.

  9. I really liked this one and yes I am a book reader.

    Jon / Mel, yeah we didn't need her topless for that scene, but I am not complaining! At least the people bitching about men not being shown naked have to shut up since not one but two penisis were on screne in this episode.

    Sansa / LF / Dany / Barriston, great hearing the different perspectives on Rheagar, and actually hearing of HIM and Lyanna! Got a lot of the backstory, very true to the books.

    Sand snakes, ehh...didn't care for Dorne in books so thinking I will not care for it in show either.

    Jorah and Tyrion, love to see just how quick Tyrion pieced together why Jorah is where he is, and Jorah basically just bitch slaps him.

    Stannis and Shireen was great, you never get to see him like that.

  10. @ Anachosaurus......... if the show is so bad, why watch and come here to post? Also, if the show on it's own is so bad, why is it HBO's highest rated show ever? Most pirated show? I know people who only watch the show and they are just as passionate as a book reader is.

    Everyone has a different opinion and view, the one thing I have never understood is why do something you don't like? I don't like to be kicked in the balls, so I don't ask people to kick me in the balls, but maybe that's just me.

  11. have to agree that they should have shown the High Septon from the front. I mean that is the whole point of the walk of shame. If he was shy they could use a body double or prosthetic, like with Hodor("he has a little giant blood in him!")But to me, for reality sake he should have been shown.

    Showing Cersei doing the same walk and showing her from the waist down will not make sense.

    As far as why they are more willing to show women than men, well...it's the standard we live in right now and have since cinema first started showing nudity. You can show a woman fully nude and still not see the uhh..best parts(?) because of the hair or camera angle. If a man is nude, it's all out there, nothing is hidden. To me I think that is what the big difference is. If they were showing a woman nude, between her legs so ALL was visible, then they absolutely would be showing males nude more freely.

    This wins for my weirdest post ever.

  12. I gave it a 7, but could have gone to an 8 pretty easily.

    Sansa, at least she chose to do this. I just hope she doesn't get raped or tortured. I don't see how she could mentally recover from that, especially if Theon is included like he is in the books.

    Tyrion, mentioned the stone men, so is this forshadowing or just a shout out? Got kidnapped and never killed the woman in the whore house, so he is still likable.

    Jon, man.... I was so ready for him to say it and instead the line goes to Ollie, get me my sword. I would have given the episode a higher rating had the block been called for.

    Kinda liked the walk of shame the High Septon had to take as a precurser for things to come.

  13. It sure seems like we are being set up for Sansa to go to Winterfell, and LF said his wedding proposal was accepted. So either he has pawned her off to the Boltons for some reason, or...

    Could this be the shows version of the RW 2.0? The Freys show up, Boltons host it, wedding, kill them all and Sansa now reigns over Winterfell?

    It's that or Sansa is about to truly see what horror is at Ramseys hands. He makes Joffry seem mild.

  14. Well, that was definitely different than I expected. I gave it a 6 just because I felt that the LC election was not as big of a deal as it seemed to be in the books. I did like the Stannis offer to Jon, that seemed pretty good.

    Little bit of Dorne was good, the actor playing Doran matched Oberyns accent very well.

    Bronn and Jaime on the road should be excellent, two of my favorite smart asses!

    Sansa / Brienne... not sure if I like where they are going with this. I mean, didn't anyone else in the tavern happen to notice the very large woman in armor call out to SANSA STARK

    Tyrio, moping and bitching, hopefully it's not like this all season.

  15. I gave it an 8. For a primiere it did well. Actually had a pretty big character die.

    Book snobs should be happy since the majority of the Maggy the frog scene was directly from the book. Yes no valanqar but the show has done a good enough job of showing her hatred for Tyrion.

    Reminded us of where most of the players were when we left off last season. I would expect next episode to show Arya some. Can't fit them all in one episode.

    Grey worm love story, wish it didn't exist since we feel like we are losing screen time of major players.

    You mean there are 3 dragons and not just 1!!!!!!!! To be fair though, at this point in the books they are an after thought.

    I like that they included Jon training the boy that killed Ygritte. At first it seemed he was being too harsh but then you seem him being gentle. Stoked that he killed Mance.

  16. One little thing. It's funny to read on here all of the complaints about the children throwing fire, throwing hand grenades, OMG that is so unrealistic, so fake, WTF....

    And yet, there are dragons who were hatched when a human climbed into a funeral pyre.

    There are wargs who bond with direwolves

    There are skinchangers

    The 3 eyed craven exists and can see through the weirwooods

    UnCat and Lord Beric

    Undead Gregor

    Coldhands...too many more to mention

    And yet, when a COTF appears and uses magical abilities everyone is shocked and horrified at how unrealistic it is. It's an adaptation, get over it.

  17. I do not understand the bashing and saying that Stannis was ruined or seen as evil. I thought the scene was great, it caught all of them totally by suprise and showed the organization of a great leader. Total badass scene as the wildling was charging and was cut down, Stannis never flinched and just kept coming.

  18. Good episode, not great, gave a 7.

    Tyrion / Jaime not discussing Tysha seemed a little wrong. Still, fathers day was done well enough.

    Cersei / Tywin, I understand why they did this, it was to show how manipulative she is and the lengths she will go to.

    Bran, good scene

    Arya taking charge, good

  19. I am going to likely get burned alive for saying this, but I don't get all of the Blackwater love. To me, and I am entitled to my opinion, Blackwater was a good episode but it was also full of holes.

    This episode, had a lot of scenes that were very true to the book and it still gets slammed. If they hadn't wasted 45 seconds on this we could have had more of this....come on, really?

    For me, this has been the best season as a whole. Yes there have been some scenes that felt wasted but there were tens of thousands of words in the books that were wasted also, it just happens. Just relax and enjoy it for what it is, because after Sunday we have 10 months to wait and speculate again. If only we had a book to read between seasons to pass the time.....

  20. Very solid 9, I have only given a few 9's for the entire series.

    Pretty much enjoyed every bit from beginning to end. Liked how Jon learned from his fight and spit blood in the Thenns eye to get an advantage. Loved Sam dropping the F bomb at the gate, think his balls dropped finally. Really liked the giant shooting the arrow up the wall, yes it's unrealistic but it was a stunning visual with the body landing in the middle of the battle on the other side.

  21. Really enjoyed this episode, and really pretty much the entire season. For me this has been the best season so far and there are still some huge scenes waiting to happen. Loved seeing Sansa come into her own and start to take control of her situation, to me this was what we will see from her in TWOW.

    The Arya scene and her laughter to me was pretty accurate. She was basically cracking because everytime she thinks she is going to be ok something else happens. So for her to lose it seemed appropriate, now she can move on to the FM because she thinks everyone is dead except Jon.

  22. Gave it an 8. I have given at least three 8's so far this season. Highest was a 9, lowest this year a 7.

    The only low for me was the beetle story. I just kept thinking, "why do beetles die"? Hopefully it doesn't replace, "where do whores go"?

    Highs, action at the wall, Snow becoming a Bolton, Sansa becoming an active player and of course the duel.

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