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    [Book Spoilers] EP408 Discussion

    Is Michelle going to play her? Or will they just slap some make up on an anonymous actress? As LS can't speak and is horribly mutilated it seems a waste of money to pay for a top shelf actress to play her.
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    How would you rate episode 408?

    It's fair enough if you like cheesy martial arts films mixed with a dash of Bolshoi, I swear the stunt double pulling those moves was a ballet dancer, but I was left wondering why the fuck the mountain didn't just step up and cut him in two while he was pulling those stupid moves. Each to our own I guess..
  3. The onion wight

    How would you rate episode 408?

    But the whole point of the show, and the books, is that acts of mass murder are not senseless. It's about people grasping for power and wealth. About religious fanaticism and scary ice men bringing down Armageddon. People kill for reasons, bringing up a belaboured metaphor about a simpleton squishing some beetles left me like wuh? Maybe he meant God is a simpleton and we're beetles or something or maybe an allusion to how pointless death is, but to tell the truth I just thought it was a filler scene to fit Tywin and Jamie into an episode. Also Charles Dance has been SERIOUSLY underused this season, for shame.
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    How would you rate episode 408?

    Too be fair TV Sansa is obviously not a thirteen year old....yowsa! But I agree turning LF into a clueless easily manipulated pussy was a waste of a perfectly good evil genius. They've murdered that character, not quite as badly as they have Stannis but still it's gut wrenching to watch.
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    How would you rate episode 408?

    The problem with keeping Theon in stasis for 2 seasons is that Alfie would go off and commit himself to other projects, I.e. they might potentially lose him. Contracting actors will be a big consideration for how they develop the characters.
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    How would you rate episode 408?

    Sorry can't let that slide. The duel was terrible. The Red Viper was pulling Darth Maul moves mixed with a touch of Bruce Lee. The mountain just stood there watching him prance around with his guard down. More prancing about and then he stabs him. Apart from the dialogue the scene was completely at odds with the books, not that this is necessarily a bad thing but it just came over as over theatrical and staged.
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    How would you rate episode 408?

    Did anyone get what the beetle conversation was about? It was like, well the simple kid was crushing insects and shit, Tyrion REALLY wanted to know why he was crushing insects and shit and then it was decided no one knew why he was crushing insects and shit. Deep...
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    How would you rate episode 408?

    There are posters who'd give a GoT episode a nine or ten if they broadcast a blank screen. Anyhoo I gave this weeks effort a seven. Liked anything north related, like the Bolton scenes, they're much more prominent than in the books and rightly so. Just disappointed that when Ramsay got all mushy after Roose legitimized him Roose didn't turn around and put him in his place with THAT line. Sansa scenes OK, like how they're going with her character but unfortunately by making LF look like a pussy. Jorah being banished, what's her name playing Dany couldn't act her way out of a wet paper bag, she has one expression and my God she's going to use it! But the actor playing Jorah was as usual excellent and he just about saved it. BIG disappointment for me was the dual. Damn that sucked arse. It was too short and mostly consisted of the Red Viper performing silly ballet dancing in cut aways and twirling his spear around a lot. It was bloody silly. The whole point of the scene, which I thought they were going to show after making a big deal out of Oberyn going in with light armor! was the difference in speed and reach! but nope the Mountain was felled by a guy piercing plate armour with a wooden spear. Fuck me! So all in all a slight meh. Not bad but could have been better. Almost unforgivable how they messed up one of the greatest Mano o Manos in fantasy literature and let's hope for better next week.
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