Ser Lawrence Posted May 5, 2014 Share Posted May 5, 2014 Sorry for any duplication... I have to get to work sometime today, so I didn't read every preceding post. But, I can't see how this is the worst episode of the four seasons, or how it was all pointless. While it may have been understated or subtle, there was a ton of stuff for both book-readers and Unsullied. Cercie is not being nice, she's trying to manipulate the judges. She's holding the "Queen-ship" over the Tyrell's heads so Mace will judge her way. We got the Jon Arryn "murder mystery" solved (the main reason Ned went to King's Landing in the first place, other than his devotion to his friend, Robert). Sansa is out of the frying pan and jumped right into the fire! The Unsullied don't know if Oberyn is truly sated by Tywin's peace offering (writing poetry), or what. Jon is one of the few true "good-guys", so we know that ain't going to end well if every other "good" character's fate is any indication. Dany is going to get side-tracked in the goings-on of Slaver's Bay, and we know what happens to those cities she "liberates" once she leaves. (As Tywin put it, conquering is not the same as ruling.) As a book-reader, I was surprised by Locke's fate. I was sure he would be a part of the ending of ADWD. Lysa screaming... and did Robin throw the "beautiful present" out the moon door?!? I too only gave this a 7 rating, but a king can't die every episode. However, I would argue that this episode was jam-packed. Enjoying this season as a whole the most, so far. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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