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How would you rate episode 503?

How would you rate episode 503?  

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  1. 1. What's your rating from 1-10, with 10 being the highest/best

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I gave it a 6. Most of it was pretty good.



The big problems were in Kings Landing. The High Septon in the brothel and its follow up is the most ridiculous thing the show has ever done I think. It just stretches imagination to the breaking point that a man of such stature could be caught unguarded with his pants down in a brothel. Medieval popes at least had their orgies in the Vatican FFS. Surely they could have found a way to pave the way for the Sparrow's rise without this foolishness. And I'm sure I'll hear, the point is to lay the groundwork for the Walk. But compared to the opportunity to show Cersei as a moronic murderer, going off book seems baffling to me.


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I would of rather see the old lady remind Sansa that they remember because she's the daughter of Ned and Cat, instead of LF.

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I thought that's what the old lady was doing. That she's a Stark.

In the books no one of the old Winterfell inhabitants seems to notice that the Fake Arya is Fake!

This was nice.

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Either that or she will kill Littlefinger....

Not until she discovers he betrayed her family.

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I thought that's what the old lady was doing. That she's a Stark.

In the books no one of the old Winterfell inhabitants seems to notice that the Fake Arya is Fake!

This was nice.

I'm just talking if she said the exact words instead of LF, the point of the old woman is to let Sansa know she has allies unless she's a plant by Roose.

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I gave it an eight and it was probably the best episode of the season so far. Arya in Bravoos was meh, at least so far. Volantis was interesting, on a historical note the Romans did not mark there slaves or have them wear a specific sort of dress precisely because they did not want them to realise how numerous they were. Martin gets a lot of stuff wrong with slavery. Considering the uproar over the Jaimie scene I can't blame them for changing up the brothel scene with Tyrion. Jon, Dany and Tyrion seem to be the clear cut protaginists so far. Brienne and Pod were not annoying for a change. Tommen sort of reminded me of the kid from Animal House who had the sexy girl fly through his window and land on his bed when he was looking at porno magazines. Everything else seemed pretty good.


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I thought it was taut...I had that familiar sense of GoT dread I'd been missing. I loved Kit Harington's performance tonight. The Wall stuff went fast but he brought it. 9.

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I thought that's what the old lady was doing. That she's a Stark.

In the books no one of the old Winterfell inhabitants seems to notice that the Fake Arya is Fake!

This was nice.

I think by that point in the books pretty much everyone of the old Winterfell who was there when the Boltons torched it was dead. Even if there were a couple of people left who did notice Arya was a fake, it would be far too dangerous for them to acknowledge it.

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I think by that point in the books pretty much everyone of the old Winterfell who was there when the Boltons torched it was dead. Even if there were a couple of people left who did notice Arya was a fake, it would be far too dangerous for them to acknowledge it.

They were marched to the Dreadfort.

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They've changed a lot and seem to be ramping up more changes. Hard for me to rate objectively... but it was OK. Jon beheading Slynt was pretty weak comparatively, considering in the show he was only killing the underling and a known coward. I missed the "fetch a block" line as well. Winterfell is crazy town and Margaery consummating is a complete shift. Those two locations intrigue and anger me. In enjoying things, though.

I'd give it a seven on stand alone basis and a three as an adaptation. Much of the change feel unnecessary of late. More creating than adapting.

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I gave this one an 8.5 (though an 8 in the poll) out of 10. Much better than last weeks, and my dislikes are fewer.



LIKED



--JORAH!!!!! MY BEAR!!! YOU'VE RETURNED TO ME!!! (yes, of course that was first on my list)



--Tyrion and Varys have such a great chemistry. I love the way they play off each other.



--The Wall portion was very well done. That seems to be the highlight of the year so far. I've yet to really complain about it.



--Jonathan Pryce as the High Sparrow. Perfect casting. Loved his talk with Cersei.



--Normally, I find Show! Brienne tiresome and very unlike Book! Brienne, but her talk with Pod about Renly was very moving and sweet. Also I feel like they are becoming more Dunk and Egg like with every episode.




MIXED



--Marg and Tommen having sex. I know that in the show, Tommen is older but if he and Marg are actually doing it (quite a lot of it) then what is Marg's story line this season? If she doesn't get taken off like Cersei by the end...?



--Arya in the HoBaW. I wanted more, I think that's the best way to put it. I wish the show had done something like Jon's voiceover telling Arya to stick them with the pointy end and then having flashes of Ned, Cat, Robb, Sansa, Bran and Rickon to drive home the point that Needle is really much more than a sword. Maisie did well in that scene though.



--Cersei and Marg's standoff was well acted but it goes back to my first point in this section. I don't know what Marg's storyline is this season if they are stepping outside of what the book sets up.




DISLIKED



--Sansa returned to WF?!?!?! We are so off the book map with this that I don't even know how to process it. I did like the "North Remembers" bit but I was so weirded out by a Stark returning to WF while the Boltons have claim on it, that I couldn't register any sort of emotion other than WTH. I also have a hard time believing that LF would part with his prize, Sansa.



--This is nitpicky, I know, but come on! They couldn't keep in "fetch me a block!" :( I've waited so long for that line, as I'm sure have others.



--Gratuitous brothel scene #4577525786436


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I gave this one an 8.5 (though an 8 in the poll) out of 10. Much better than last weeks, and my dislikes are fewer.

LIKED

--JORAH!!!!! MY BEAR!!! YOU'VE RETURNED TO ME!!! (yes, of course that was first on my list)

--Tyrion and Varys have such a great chemistry. I love the way they play off each other.

--The Wall portion was very well done. That seems to be the highlight of the year so far. I've yet to really complain about it.

--Jonathan Pryce as the High Sparrow. Perfect casting. Loved his talk with Cersei.

--Normally, I find Show! Brienne tiresome and very unlike Book! Brienne, but her talk with Pod about Renly was very moving and sweet. Also I feel like they are becoming more Dunk and Egg like with every episode.

MIXED

--Marg and Tommen having sex. I know that in the show, Tommen is older but if he and Marg are actually doing it (quite a lot of it) then what is Marg's story line this season? If she doesn't get taken off like Cersei by the end...?

--Arya in the HoBaW. I wanted more, I think that's the best way to put it. I wish the show had done something like Jon's voiceover telling Arya to stick them with the pointy end and then having flashes of Ned, Cat, Robb, Sansa, Bran and Rickon to drive home the point that Needle is really much more than a sword. Maisie did well in that scene though.

--Cersei and Marg's standoff was well acted but it goes back to my first point in this section. I don't know what Marg's storyline is this season if they are stepping outside of what the book sets up.

DISLIKED

--Sansa returned to WF?!?!?! We are so off the book map with this that I don't even know how to process it. I did like the "North Remembers" bit but I was so weirded out by a Stark returning to WF while the Boltons have claim on it, that I couldn't register any sort of emotion other than WTH. I also have a hard time believing that LF would part with his prize, Sansa.

--This is nitpicky, I know, but come on! They couldn't keep in "fetch me a block!" :( I've waited so long for that line, as I'm sure have others.

--Gratuitous brothel scene #4577525786436

But in book there is a "Stark" in WF while the Boltons are there, in show they will use a real one and it looks like most of the North knows it, where in book the North is fighting for someone who isn't who they think she is.

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Gave a 7. Thought the first half was kind of boring tbh, the last half was much better though. Liked it more than episode 1, but not as much as episode 2.

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A 10. Bonus for Sansa's death glare at Roose, everything to do with Littlefinger, Tyrion with the prostitute (and that guy's beard!) and the ridiculous High Septon scene.


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5/10. An improvement over the dumpster fire called episodes 1 and 2, but a dumpster fire nonetheless...

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I didn't read the replies on this topic (also this is my first post, hi \o/), but I rated 3 out of 10 because I really don't like what d&d are doing with Sansa's arc. Come on, she is Sansa to everyone and Ramsay promises Littlefinger that he won't hurt her at all? Ramsay just turned into good king Tommem, i can't bear this butchering on his character. Also, I think they did a really poor job on the House of Black and White, it's like they spend all the money on Hardhome and now Arya is going to become an assassin in a shithole. Ah, I didn't like Masies interpretation as well.


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