PatrickStormborn Posted June 3, 2013 Share Posted June 3, 2013 Copied from the nitpick thread:The writing was once again very weak in places.The Arya/Hound scenes continue to be very disappointing.Dany's scenes were literally just about Daario, Barristan and Jorah, and the rivalries between them... Hers is one of the few stories with a central female protagonist, so it's extremely disappointing that she was essentially reduced to a background character this episode.Similarly, Jorah's dialogue to Barristan (repeating what Barristan had said in episode 5) felt a little too... obvious. D&D really need to learn subtlety.The worst part: Barristan silently getting drunk. WTF??? They could have used that time to talk about Rhaegar, but no - they replaced it with Barristan getting drunk whilst protecting his "bright shining child queen".The throat-slitting looked really cheap. Obviously there are limitations with television, but in that case they should have adapted to the problems.At the end, I thought the massacre felt like a shock-moment, rather than how in the books it felt completely natural (like with Ned's death - it was shocking but felt natural). I can't help but feel that D&D read the Red Wedding and thought "WOW what a shocking twist!" and approached the adaptation of that scene with the idea of making it as shocking as possible.Cat's death was very disappointing.Arya running around the Twins felt so odd. Northerners were being massacred all around her, but there was no real sense of danger, urgency or desperation... just shock.Queenscrown was a bit odd too... It never really felt like Jon was in danger, considering that the wildlings basically stood back as he killed Orell. And the way he killed Orell felt a little bit sadistic to me too.Bran's lack of reaction to seeing Jon was a bit strange too.Repeatedly stabbing Talisa in the stomach was just unnecessary.The episode was enjoyable enough, but like others since season two it doesn't really stand up to even a shallow analysis. 7/10 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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