rmanoj Posted April 26, 2012 Share Posted April 26, 2012 I don't think non-readers would get a particularly clear understanding of the actual war just from watching these episodes. I assume Robb is invading the Westerlands (was that mentioned in this episode? I don't recall), so what is Tywin doing in Harrenhal? Is he confronting some other enemy force in the region? There haven't been any mentions of separate Northern armies after the Green Fork, and Roose is apparently with Robb in the West. What about the River Lords? Edmure? Does he exist? It's understandable that they don't want to cast more people, but some of this stuff could at least be mentioned in conversation. There's also the issue of Stannis and Renly's meeting, which people have already brought up in other threads. Stannis just shows up out of nowhere with no buildup, and the huge disparity in size between the two armies wasn't really stated explicitly. And then Davos smuggles Melisandre into Storm's End, or at least into some caverns or tunnels somewhere....whilst Renly's army is encamped on an open field. I would say that merging the two assassinations was probably a good idea, but they didn't really think it through - it could have made sense if they'd just shown Renly in a castle. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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