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Jumping in where I probably shouldn't: there could easily have been a reason: make it something like the magic requires the blood of an aroused man, or whatever.

Considering the last time Melisandre produced "a son" for Stannis she had to arouse him too, I think you have a point.

She also made the point her magic couldn't work on Stannis anymore because his fires "burn low".

It doesn't seem to work unless the subject is aroused in one way or another.

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I didn't like this scene because it was nonsensical. Melisandre didn't get his sperm from this because I am pretty sure he hadn't finished. (if she fucked him to get shadowbaby it would be perfectly ok). If she didn't want to scare him, then she acted as stupidly as she possibly could. Leeches are normal medicine practice now and especially back then. If she told him that she knows medicine and he needs a little leeching, he'd shrug and let her, as is, she made sure he'd be as terrified as possible after stating that she wants to achieve exact opposite. Maybe she could fuck him before convincing him to try leeches, that would make some sense at least. And by the time they'll presumably consider burning him alive, no amount of boobies will soothe the lamb anyway.

From non-spoiled comments, other people were confused as well. the show is confusing enough, sometimes in all the wrong ways, without this bizarreness.

QFT.

Gratuitous sex is one thing. Sex by someone with neither desire nor reason to do it is just stupid.

So is letting people get up close to the Mother of Dragons and not guarding her tent.

So is sneaking into her tent at night and threatening her maid when you could just ask to see her.

I could go on. What is wrong with D & D? They've written such good episodes in the past. They should know better!

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No Jaime this episode...

Open with Arya and Sandor.......

And LOL! This so captures the truth of Sandor and Arya!

Bought 'Purple Haze' to drink for this episode...flavored water :(

Fortunately, the Swedish farmer's cheese and Dany with the Second Sons is better!

'I am only a young girl.....'

Ahh...dark warrior men with an attitude...

I actually like that Gendry and Stannis are meeting...I know he has taken up some of the role of Edric Storm...but since D&D have to cut corners in the big picture...I am really paying attention to where Gendry's story line is going on the show.

Why don't you use chat next time, instead of spamming the shit out this thread? It's annoying for those who want to read the useful and interesting comments...

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Y'know, sexual arousal does cause capillary dillation - perhaps enabling the leechs to get 'hot' blood is important?

She did drop one right onto his penis after all.

Right away I can't think of a quicker way to kill a boner than dropping a huge bloodsucking slimy worm on it, just saying. That leech would be left hanging in thin air like Wile E Coyote running over a cliff it would shrink so quickly.

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I think the Mother of Dragons was self explanatory: Daario entered her tent dressed in an Unsullied uniform.

Not only they are eunich, the show established the Unsullied were fiercely loyal to the Khalessi in the scene with Daario's Captains.

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so did Daario kill an Unsullied and take his uniform? or are we supposed to assume that he snuck into a tent, took an unsullied's uniform, then snuck inside dany's tent and put a knife to her handmaiden just for the lulz?

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He brought two heads of people he fought side by side with just to prove a point.

As much as I'd want to believe no Unsullied was harmed in the recollection of that uniform, I don't think that was the case.

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Considering the last time Melisandre produced "a son" for Stannis she had to arouse him too, I think you have a point.

She also made the point her magic couldn't work on Stannis anymore because his fires "burn low".

It doesn't seem to work unless the subject is aroused in one way or another.

Yes I am thinking she is going to get a shadow baby from him to take care of Balon. He is young but he may not have finished however. So...I dunno. Anyway, if he is like young men I have known getting him in that situation would have made it pretty easy to tie him up.

He brought two heads of people he fought side by side with just to prove a point.

As much as I'd want to believe no Unsullied was harmed in the recollection of that uniform, I don't think that was the case.

Perhaps there was some in the company steel. These arent the only unsullied - in fact there are unsullied everywhere - they just arent all the temper of the ones Dany has. The uniform is included in the price.

I'm telling you....Ashton Kuschter would have been a perfect Daario :D

Um...no.

The only thing is though, is how is show Sam "Sam the Slayer" when there was no one but Gilly to witness it?

WTH does that mean? I imagine she could describe it pretty well.

It's done as a cliffhanger in the book anyway. Its just a bit more of one.

In the book the wights come with the Other - as expected in the typical Other army. However this Other came alone. Coldhands came to save them from the wights. There are no wights. OK there could have been wights AND Coldhands. Or they might do it completely differently.

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I was going to say something after four, but six is a bit much. There is a MultiQuote function for a reason. Please use it and do not use up pages just for a small thoughts.

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Multiquote still works even when the board is running in performance mode.

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I was going to say something after four, but six is a bit much. There is a MultiQuote function for a reason. Please use it and do not use up pages just for a small thoughts.

Sometimes I think to use it. Sometimes not so much. WIP. Will strive for improvement

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So1ar,

Another possibility is that Yunkai had a few Unsullied, and the armor was taken from them. But yes, it's the sort of thing I'd think Dany should probably have asked about.

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So1ar,

Another possibility is that Yunkai had a few Unsullied, and the armor was taken from them. But yes, it's the sort of thing I'd think Dany should probably have asked about.

That's a good scenario, but....

In the book, she had asked them (as in the show) to come back with a decision.

Daario could have been escorted to her tent as in book , probably by Jorah , Melisande could have been intermediary , Jorah would have objected to seeing Daario alone, but Dany overruled him (she does not mind irritating him), she could have been in her bath. The disguise and threat to Missandei was an awkward dramatic construct.

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This is absolutely true. He could have marched up to purposefully be discovered and brought to her or whatever.

I would explain this away as another example of him showing off, by showing that he had the power to kill Daenerys in his hands, that he's skilled and capable enough to infiltirate her camp and her tent. It seems to fit the character, but on the other hand, obviously it was intended by the writers to create some doubt and uncertainty.

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Plus it's been so long sinse we saw naked Dany, was it the end of season 1? I can't remember, now that I think about it we needed that dose of Dany nude to remember why we watch the show.

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I have to agree somewhat. There was no need for her to get naked. She could've stayed clothed and still got him aroused and tied up. Now, that said, I REALLY enjoyed her in the scene!!

2 words.

Shadow

Baby

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This is absolutely true. He could have marched up to purposefully be discovered and brought to her or whatever.

I would explain this away as another example of him showing off, by showing that he had the power to kill Daenerys in his hands, that he's skilled and capable enough to infiltirate her camp and her tent. It seems to fit the character, but on the other hand, obviously it was intended by the writers to create some doubt and uncertainty.

Yes.

I always remember from the books that Dany fell for Daario because he reminded her so much of Drogo.

So I thought if they had fancied up Jason Momoa , or some approximation there of, they could have used him as Daario!

(DEADWOOD did it with the actor Garret Dillahunt who played , season 1, the character that killed Wild Bill, and then was killed.

Second season he returned (I did not recognize him!) as George Hearst's geologist.)

In Mona's case it might have been more mind blowing for the audience to have Mona return, but what the hell!

Not sure Mona was available or D&D even considered it.

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Yes.

I always remember from the books that Dany fell for Daario because he reminded her so much of Drogo.

So I thought if they had fancied up Jason Momoa , or some approximation there of, they could have used him as Daario!

(DEADWOOD did it with the actor Garret Dillahunt who played , season 1, the character that killed Wild Bill, and then was killed.

Second season he returned (I did not recognize him!) as George Hearst's geologist.)

In Mona's case it might have been more mind blowing for the audience to have Mona return, but what the hell!

Not sure Mona was available or D&D even considered it.

I think that would have come off as cheesy. It's one thing to look like someone else, but another to actually use the same actor. Viewers would be wondering if he was a twin, or if this was days of our lives.

As for sneaking up on Dany, well that was also done for the viewers' benefit. The last scene we see is the three of them discussing who was going to sneak up on the tent and kill her. Then we see him sneaking up on the tent and what appears to be trying to kill her. The audience gets nervous, but then excited that Dany has a new (and good looking) ally as well as what, 8000 soldiers? Yay! Happy television for all.

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I felt Cersei came on a little strong with her threats against Margarey. I liked the story she told about Tywin, but I woulda preferred her threats to be more veiled.

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