Game of Thrones

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  1. SeditiousDissent

    SeditiousDissent i drove bus

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    To jog your memory (book 4 spoilers ahead):
    Jon Snow ordered Sam to escort Maester Aemon, Gilly and Dalla's baby to the Citadel in order for: a) Maester Aemon to die away from Castle Black, b) Sam to begin his Maester's training, and c) the baby to escape from Melisandre. If you recall, she (Melisandre) wanted to burn Dalla's baby because it was fathered by Mance Rayder and she needed the blood of a king. So, Jon pulled the old switcheroo and gave Gilly's baby to Dalla. Yes, Sam and Gilly had sex on the ship, not at Castle Black. Maester Aemon died on the ship, not at Castle Black. When last we saw Sam, he had just met Pate (whom I suspect is really Jaqen H'ghar) in the tower at the Citadel.
     
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    dorne story line sucks. I havent read the books that far (only finished the 2nd) . the poison thing really sucked

    rest of the episode was good though. I do feel this season is a little anti climatic so far. with only 3 episode to go it better start giving the up goods
     
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    holy .........
     
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    Yeah, I guess that's where their budget for hiring real actresses to play the Sand Snakes went. I liked seeing one of the few good people from Pitch Perfect 2 show up, too bad she didn't make it to the end of the episode! I'm glad this episode has silenced most of the naysayers, I was already liking this season much more than last and this really sealed the deal. It would have to do some spectacularly bad stuff in the last two episodes to undo the goodwill this episode created.

    Seeing that dick the Lord of Bones show up again only to get beaten to death with his own stick was the best part of the episode, though.
     
  5. Deadnightshade

    Deadnightshade U gonna eat that?

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    Near the end of the episode I spotted a wight wielding pitifully an axe, could be a sand snake in disguise, need a gif asap. :lol:

    In all seriousness, that episode was pretty good, especially the ending. I really loved how they confirmed the theory that Valyrian steel also kills white walkers. That last slash was a bit anime-ish, but still good overall.


    On a semi-related note, after binge watching a lot of "Vikings" episodes, I was wondering why the hell Jon felt so beat up to the point of spitting blood, as the threshold of human pain and healing properties is presented so differently between the two shows :lol:
     
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    Wow, what an episode!

    It's only now that I realize that Karsi, the badass female wildling leader, was played by a Danish actress - Birgitte Hjort Sørensen :cool: (A little national pride is ok, right? :) )

    (And appearantly, a lot of people root for Mads Mikkelsen being cast as Euron Greyjoy next season. I wonder if this ends up with the Kingslayer inviting all his friends to be on the show ;) )
     
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    Mike The Traveler

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    And no one has mentioned mastodon yet? Very action packed episode. Probably the best of the season.
     
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    I was definitely not expecting an epic battle in episode 8. I thought they were angling for one in episode 9.

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    Carice Van Houten too!
     
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    What about her? She's not from Denmark if that's what you were saying, she's Dutch.

    I'll have to check out more stuff with Birgitte, she was great here and in Pitch Perfect 2. :p
     
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    That´s my only gripe with this episode: they let go of such a fine opportunity for a charismatic wildling character. She would have been so great!
     
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    Oops, thought she was for some reason. I know they're different countries, I promise :lol:
     
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    I read a review of the episode where they said they were also disappointed but thought that at the same time it was a pretty brilliant way to make you emotionally invested in what happens to this huge horde of wildlings that otherwise would have been a pretty awesome spectacle but lack any real stakes or scariness. Their only options to do that were either killing off one of the three characters we were familiar with (Edd/Jon/Torvund) or doing such rapid and excellent character development with a new character that you are upset when they die.
     
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    What does the raw oysters taste like?
     
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    I'm praying that after being an oyster selling girl, Aria would move up in the business world and become a cock merchant.

    Also-

    Thenn Dude: "My ancestors would spit on me if I joined forces with a crow!"
    Awesome wildling girl: "So would mine, but f*ck 'em, they're dead!"

    What a great episode.
     
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    That was my take on it. This episode, on top of being all it was, was also a mini storyline of a really cool Wildling chick that you get endeared to rather quickly.

    She's this badass with some really cool lines who gets .... done, she's helping getting people out of dodge, she puts the kids on the boat and says goodbye, kicks some ass for awhile, and then when she comes face to face with all the children wights... she just freezes. That's her breaking point. All her badassery just kind of goes out the window when she sees them and realizes their fate and realizes these things aren't just coming for the men or the warriors, they are going to sweep over everyone and send your kids against you as well. At that moment, the fight goes out of her and game over.

    It's fleeting, it's futile, but it's a really interesting microcosm to throw in the middle of a huge fight sequence that pinpoints the ramifications of just what it is we're seeing. I thought it was brilliant.
     
  17. SeditiousDissent

    SeditiousDissent i drove bus

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    Well, that episode was certainly something...

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    I know Shireen will meet her death sooner or later but that scene was too much for me. I always have a soft spot for kids. A scream of an innocent little girl being burned alive by her beloved father.. :(
     
  19. CrushingAnvil

    CrushingAnvil Ironically enough, now in Jesus Land

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    This last episode was way too stressful. Glad Drogon showed up :bowdown:
     
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    That was hard to watch! :-(
     

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