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How would you rate episode 406?

How would you rate episode 406?  

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Really trying not to compare to the books anymore

I enjoyed this ep -gave my first 9

The casting & acting was superb

That being said Asha/Yara is terrible in the part . Tonight she gave a good effort on logistically ridiculous raid on the Dreadfort.?

Dinklage killed it & Oberyn is brillantly played.

Why are they -Stannis & Davos at the IB..? It's way early. Guess they need winter clothes...& ships

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4/10

- Yara's assault was just plain bad. Underwhelming. Hated how they turned Ramsay into a "badass" fighter.

- Iron bank of Braavos was a disappointment despite a decent performance (as usual) from Liam Cunningham.

- The dialogue between Daenerys and Hizdahr zo Loraq was some of the worst acting i've seen in the entire series.

- The constant reminders about Oberyn's sexuality were cringeworthy. Far worse than previous episodes. It's just getting embarrassing now.

- The trial itself was okay. Nothing exceptional, but not particularly disappointing. Sibel Kekilli once again proved that she's not a good actress.

Overall, one of the most disappointing episodes I can remember. Something about it just rubbed me the wrong way.

Quoted because WOW!

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The yara/asha scene is about Reek. It's sole goal was to show that Theon Greyjoy is dead, and with regards to that it was extremely successful.

:cheers:

Glad to see other people picking up on this

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One of my favorite of the season. I give it an 8, and the only reason it is not a 10 is the total afterthought Dreadfort scene.



I'm sorry, the whole scene at the Dread was hot garbage. It felt like they added the montage at the end of season 3 with Yara coming for Theon and the whole thing was over in a few minutes. I understand, Theon has stockholm in the worst way but the buildup just to show us how bad he had stockholm was just terrible. The last scene with Yara saying her brother was already dead just sealed it for me. In my opinion the worst buildup to a scene in the story ever, I felt like I was watching something totally different. I'm going to move on but words can't explain how terrible that whole scene was to me. I actually wish they would have just left that out altogether.



Everything else in the episode minus that was a 10. The scene with the dragon ascending in Mareen, totally awesome.



Dany figuring out just what it takes to rule over thousands of people, awesome.



Stannis and Davos in Bravos, totally awesome.



The trial scene, totally awesome. Not worried at all because as much as they kill characters in this show I don't fathom any way possible they will kill off the best actor and best character in it, period.



This would be the best episode of the season for me if not for the first 10 minutes.


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I gave it a 9 based mostly on the trial. I think it was masterfully done, the rising drama, Tyrion snapping and of course the final "twist" of him asking for a trial by combat. Powerful stuff.



The raid buildup was well done (didn't we almost forget about Yara) and although I confess I wasn't a fan of Alfie Allen's Theon, or early Reek, he was brilliant this episode. Great acting.



But ... for some reason something occurred to me watching Cersei. Does she really believe Tyrion did it or is he just her scapegoat? I ask because unless she truly believe he is guilty I would think a mother who loved her children (even Joffrey) as much as she did would not rest until the real murderer was found?

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Stupid "Yara" save is the only downside of the episode I can think of.



Amazing.


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But ... for some reason something occurred to me watching Cersei. Does she really believe Tyrion did it or is he just her scapegoat? I ask because unless she truly believe he is guilty I would think a mother who loved her children (even Joffrey) as much as she did would not rest until the real murderer was found?

I think she truly believes that Tyrion is guilty. we see that in her POV's in affc.

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I thought Yara's rescue was stupid the whole time. It's clearly filler to get them to next season and then introduce aFFC material on the Greyjoys with a full season. Shouldn't Ramsey and Reek be close to Moat Cailin by now? After the meeting with Roose, Locke had enough time to travel to Castle Black, train, join the NW, travel to Crasters, scout Crasters, and die. Ramsey has just been banging his hot friend this whole time!?!?!?!?

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I give it a 9. I wish I could give it a 10 for the second half alone, but I wasn't crazy about the first half.



The entire trial was amazing. When Shae walked in, I must admit, I started to cry. And I love Oberyn. Too bad we won't be seeing him much longer.



Peter Dinklage absolutely killed it! Get this man another Emmy! :bowdown:


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8. was originally a 7.5 cuz the goat put my jimmies out of place. But after some straightening out of said jimmies and the realization we might get the burned child later, its an 8. Peter Dinklage was solid and i love the rise of Dark Tyrion. Alfie kicked ass as Theon being in full Reek mode.


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Loved this episode. Tyrion will make a worthy competitor for best actor going against Walter White, and Rust Cole.

The Asha part was stupid. So she was cornered and Ramsey just lets her go? How did she get out of the dungeon? Sometimes when D and D need to add a scene it seems like they don't know how to make the scene realistic.

Still gave it a 9 because watching Shae burn Tyrion was perfect and basically how I pictured it.

Will True Detective be in the same category as Game of Thrones? I always thought American Horror Story was in a different category then a regular TV series. TD and AHS are borth anthologies... If not though Dinklage is gonna have a tough time beating out McCanaughey even with that performance..

2nd, Ramsey likes to play games, why not let the hounds go and chase after them? I understand where you're coming from though.

I give it a 9.5. Best episode of the season so far.

EDIT: looked up Emmy's from last year, pretty positive True Detective will be put in the mini-series category. That hopefully equals a Emmy for Mr. Dinklage

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I loved the episode. Gave it a 10.

Didn't have a big gripe with the Yara scene like so many people on the forum seem to. Thought the action was excellent and for the first time in the show Theon truly felt like Reek to me.

The only thing I felt was lacking was more dialogue from Stannis in the Bravos scene. Seemed like he gave up to early and just expected Davos to do everything!! I guess that's not too far off... Would just like to see him displayed as a stronger leader.

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4/10

- Yara's assault was just plain bad. Underwhelming. Hated how they turned Ramsay into a "badass" fighter.

- Iron bank of Braavos was a disappointment despite a decent performance (as usual) from Liam Cunningham.

- The dialogue between Daenerys and Hizdahr zo Loraq was some of the worst acting i've seen in the entire series.

- The constant reminders about Oberyn's sexuality were cringeworthy. Far worse than previous episodes. It's just getting embarrassing now.

- The trial itself was okay. Nothing exceptional, but not particularly disappointing. Sibel Kekilli once again proved that she's not a good actress.

Overall, one of the most disappointing episodes I can remember. Something about it just rubbed me the wrong way.

I agree that they're making an un necessarily huge deal out of Oberyn's sexuality. Reminds me of the BFD they're making about the homosexual who was picked in the NFL draft. However, HBO has been doing this for a while (I'm thinking of Omar from the Wire to start).

The whole Dreadfort scene up until the retreat was dumb. She made this great speech, and then we got 3 minutes of fighting and then they had to bounce. Ramsey had two small daggers and no armor on, and him and a handful of his people took on the "best reavers in the Iron Islands" and made them retreat. For God's sake, they were fully equipped and even had shields. Theon's acting was good though, you could really get the impression he was a broken man.

I was also under the impression that Braavosi's were more, for lack of a better term, "foreign" in the books. The representatives for the Iron Bank reminded me of 21st century Swiss bankers or something, lol. Mildly disappointing but not a huge deal. I've learned to accept the fact that Charles Dance has hair.

The actor who played Shae used to do porn. Wasn't expecting much.

I disagree about the trial, I think it was done really well.

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The trial was probably the best single scene in the entire series. They freaking nailed it. Honestly I may have gotten more emotional and more chills at the trial than I did during the Red Wedding. Peter DInklage just locked up his Emmy.

I agree that Dinklage was awesome this episode. We haven't seen this Tyrion since season one but this Emmy was locked up months ago by Matthew McConaughey in True Detective.

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