Night'sQueen Posted April 29, 2014 Share Posted April 29, 2014 I agree but I also think that seems kind of pointless considering Queenscrow was less than 10 episodes ago..the whole converging of plotlines with Locke thrown in (that part I like at least the general idea of it) baffled me.. -Mutineers at Craster's Keep is fine - Even Karl painted up for someone you want to hate on TV is fine for a short-term plot But jumping from one episode of 'We have to capture or kill them for strategic reasons' to 'Where could Bran have gone?' 'Wildling villages are empty maybe he went to Crasters' and 'Let's take this new guy with us'... I'm not saying it may not work out in the end as good television but it's not clever or good writing in the slightest (this isn't the episode writer it's probably more a function of bringing Jon back too early because they felt like they had to and now needing 4-5 episodes to keep that plot building towards the condensed battle.I agree. The whole thing seems overly contrived and yet lazy. And sensationalized since apparently Bran's journey was too boring for TV. (Full disclosure: Bran is my favorite character in the books and his story is the one I find most fascinating so I catch myself grinding my teeth Stannis style when the show messes with him.) So it seems like they decided to have Bran & Co get kidnapped by the cartoonish mutineers and throw a bit of rape in as a backdrop to make his journey more suspenseful and exciting. Many of my issues with that part of the episode are detailed in the nitpicking thread -- direwolves captured and caged as easily as common dogs, Locke happening to overhear Jon and Sam seemed especially stagey.Changes for the sake of adapting this to screen are necessary, but when they are poorly written, don't advance the plot, rush the plot too much or lack continuity with previous episodes it's jarring and the whole suspension of disbelief collapses. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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