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My money is on Ser Barristan Selmy.

I agree. The Clegane Brothers and Ser Selmy . .

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He essentially quoted Maggy the Frog's prophecy word for word. GRRM has said multiple times in interviews that D&D have insight into how the series will end. I think that scene was a tip of the cap to all those who assumed it be him over Jaime. We'll see if lefty ends up killing her, but that scene confirms Tyrion for me.
Are you referring to the "ashes in your mouth" bit? Because that was straight Tyrion dialogue from the books. Unless I'm not thinking of the same scene you are.

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I've always liked Asha/Yara, but this week I LOVED her - she plays it exactly the way I'd picture her delivering her put-downs to Theon.

I'm glad Qhorin is back; don't love him getting captured, but this gets Jon's story back on track.

I am suddenly a Stannis fangirl - I want him to win! He's awesome! Eating horses and dogs - haha. His delivery is perfect.

Robb and Talisa or whoever - meh. I don't see what we gain from this.

I hope that as long as they're making changes, they keep Maester L alive at Winterfell - he can take Rickon. I want him to survive.

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Gezz the whole deal with Cat was awkward logic.

I am sure in the book she had a message from Tryion , showing that to Robb would have made more sense.

Having a message that the (false) Bran and Rickon were dead would have also made some impression on Robb.

Not that would have changed him from getting angry.

So real lack of continuity of logic in the Robb-Cat scene, it could have been fixed.

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Damn you HBO. The guys get a feast of naked women and when us girls finally get a sniff of something you let the damn chick fall on him. Here are my demands, get those edited out scenes of Robb on the net or give me Jaime naked. I dont care if you cut from the battle of Blackwater or the HoU. I want me some man skin.

No question there. The gynosexuals have definitely had more than there fair share of the skin. When do will the androsexuals get their pound of flesh?

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I thought they were good. I mean if Rob is going to do something as brash as blow off his pact with the Frey's they HAVE to show them falling in love. Having him show up at Riverrun and be married worked in the book because he didn't have a perspective, but in the show it's something that has to be seen.

Idk, I think the whole Jeyne thing happened fast and took Robb as much by surprise as everyone else...not much thought or build up went into it, and I think it was important that we were blindsided it by it, just as he and everyone else was. I never saw him as being particularly in love with Jeyne in the books, rather that he married her to preserve her honor, to do what was his duty, as he felt his father had raised him to do. I don't see why that couldn't work on the show. To me it's far more tragic, for him to have lost everything b/c he was, after all, still a boy- a lonely, inexperienced boy who made a fatal mistake for honor's sake and died for it, just like dad, than for him to have determinedly sacrificed everything for love...and I think a good actor with a good script could bring that pathos to life on screen.

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Ser Barristan would be a good choice for the third since they changed his idol from the Sword of the Morning to Barristan the Bold.

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"Robb and Talisa or whoever - meh. I don't see what we gain from this."

Man I really really really don't understand people who are saying this. What we gain from this is a path to what could be one of the most amazing scenes on TV ever. Rob just can't show up and be married without us seeing how it happens. It has to be passionate as breaking his vow is a very, very big deal. So what we're seeing with Rob and Talisa/Jeyne and Cat releasing Jamie is set up for the Red Wedding.

This stuff is ESSENTIAL for people who haven't read the books.

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Man I swear ever scene with Stannis he looks like a completely different actor, are we sure he isn't a faceless man. Also anyone think that "I would cut your face off" comment from Shae was a very interestin. Where exactly is Shae from to say such a thing that sounds like what a facless man does.

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No question there. The gynosexuals have definitely had more than there fair share of the skin. When do will the androsexuals get their pound of flesh?

Hey we got the full Monty from Theon in season 1...

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Idk, I think the whole Jeyne thing happened fast and took Robb as much by surprise as everyone else...not much thought or build up went into it, and I think it was important that we were blindsided it by it, just as he and everyone else was. I never saw him as being particularly in love with Jeyne in the books, rather that he married her to preserve her honor, to do what was his duty, as he felt his father had raised him to do. I don't see why that couldn't work on the show. To me it's far more tragic, for him to have lost everything b/c he was, after all, still a boy- a lonely, inexperienced boy who made a fatal mistake for honor's sake and died for it, just like dad, than for him to have determinedly sacrificed everything for love...and I think a good actor with a good script could bring that pathos to life on screen.

I think the love story angle just plays better on TV. To me it makes a lot more sense that he marries her because he wants to vs his honor. Especially since he has to know that there will be severe repercussions.

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So we are to assume it's the Spider who put Roz in the place of Shae, right? And that she hasn't actually been abused? It was all a show to convince Cercei she was in control?

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Are you referring to the "ashes in your mouth" bit? Because that was straight Tyrion dialogue from the books. Unless I'm not thinking of the same scene you are.

Heh. You are correct; I just browsed the chapter. I could have sworn she said the "ashes in your mouth" quote, but she did not and Tyrion did. I must be getting old.

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Idk, I think the whole Jeyne thing happened fast and took Robb as much by surprise as everyone else...not much thought or build up went into it, and I think it was important that we were blindsided it by it, just as he and everyone else was. I never saw him as being particularly in love with Jeyne in the books, rather that he married her to preserve her honor, to do what was his duty, as he felt his father had raised him to do. I don't see why that couldn't work on the show. To me it's far more tragic, for him to have lost everything b/c he was, after all, still a boy- a lonely, inexperienced boy who made a fatal mistake for honor's sake and died for it, just like dad, than for him to have determinedly sacrificed everything for love...and I think a good actor with a good script could bring that pathos to life on screen.

Damn you have a pretty strange definition of fast b/c it seems to me Robb fell for her in a blink of an eye. Should they have had 4 scenes before they hit the sack instead of six. Sheesh,

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Anyone else want to see a show where Bronn, Tyrion, and Varys drive around the country in a van solving mysteries? Anyone? Because I would pay cash money for that.

I LOLed at this. :)

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Hey we got the full Monty from Theon in season 1...

Yup, and Hodor, too. Talk about a Tower of Joy!

Got a bit of Renly’s arse last season, too.

And don’t forget the stunt-arse that Quaithe was ministering to last week. I wonder whether Euron appreciated it properly?

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. I hope that as long as they're making changes, they keep Maester L alive at Winterfell - he can take Rickon. I want him to survive.

That's an interesting idea. It would solve the problem of separating the two princes. The question would be where would Luwin take Rickon? In the books, Osha has apparently taken him to Skagos. If we eliminate that plot line, where would a maester flee to?

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Oh, I forgot my most favorite non-speaking comedic moment. After Tyrion and Bronn both try to pronounce the maester's name who wrote the siege book, when Varys pronounced it, Tyrion gave Bronn a look that pretty much said, "I fucking told you so!"

I then turned to Dub and said, "I would watch a show with just the 3 of them every week."

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