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Old April 21 2011, 06:07 PM   #1
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A Song of Ice and Fire/Game of Thrones Spoiler-Filled Discussion

I thought I'd start a thread to allow those who have read the A Song of Ice and Fire books to have a spoiler-filled discussion without ruining anything for those who don't want to see any spoilers in the threads to discuss each episode. Those who haven't read the books, but who don't mind joining in a spoiler-filled discussion, are of course also welcome to join in, ask questions, etc, but be warned that this will be a thread with MAJOR SPOILERS, so read at your own peril.
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Old April 21 2011, 06:13 PM   #2
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Re: A Song of Ice and Fire/Game of Thrones Spoiler-Filled Discussion

A Song Of Ice And Fire series is better read and seen unspoiled.

So, what shall we discuss?
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Old April 21 2011, 06:19 PM   #3
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Re: A Song of Ice and Fire/Game of Thrones Spoiler-Filled Discussion

JD asked the following spoiler-encoded question in the other thread:

I know in the book Ned, Drogo, Viserys, and Robert all end up dead. So I was just curious if they continue to cover the same amount of the book in future episodes, how long can we expect to see those characters?
Viserys will obviously die in the sixth episode. The episode title makes that clear. Ned will certainly die in the season finale. How about Drogo and Robert? Which episodes are they likely to die in? It's been a while since I've read the first book.

Edit to add: refreshing my memory of the book, it looks like Drogo will die in the season finale, too.
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Old April 21 2011, 06:42 PM   #4
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I think Robert will die in the 6th or 7th episode, Ned in 9th (probably a cliffhanger ending which will make everyone who didn't read the books go "WTF?!? NO WAY THEY JUST KILLED THEIR MAIN STAR!) and Drogo in 10th.
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Old April 21 2011, 06:48 PM   #5
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Oh, yeah, you're right actually. After all, the ninth episode is entitled "Baelor", which must be a reference to Ned's death at the Great Sept.
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Old April 21 2011, 10:57 PM   #6
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Oh, yeah, you're right actually. After all, the ninth episode is entitled "Baelor", which must be a reference to Ned's death at the Great Sept.
Could be, I remember Martin saying that he was writing episode 8 and it would involve the Lords of the North gathering their strength and marching off to war. I thought he also indicated that Ned would be killed in his episode, but it is clearly at least the episode where he is taken prisoner since that is the motivation for the Robb going to war.
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Old April 22 2011, 01:32 AM   #7
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JD asked the following spoiler-encoded question in the other thread:

I know in the book Ned, Drogo, Viserys, and Robert all end up dead. So I was just curious if they continue to cover the same amount of the book in future episodes, how long can we expect to see those characters?
Viserys will obviously die in the sixth episode. The episode title makes that clear. Ned will certainly die in the season finale. How about Drogo and Robert? Which episodes are they likely to die in? It's been a while since I've read the first book.

Edit to add: refreshing my memory of the book, it looks like Drogo will die in the season finale, too.
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I think Robert will die in the 6th or 7th episode, Ned in 9th (probably a cliffhanger ending which will make everyone who didn't read the books go "WTF?!? NO WAY THEY JUST KILLED THEIR MAIN STAR!) and Drogo in 10th.
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Oh, yeah, you're right actually. After all, the ninth episode is entitled "Baelor", which must be a reference to Ned's death at the Great Sept.
Cool. I didn't expect them to be around that long, from the stuff I've skimmed on the net while reading the book it sounded like they died alot earlier in the story.
EDIT: I just remembered what I read on wikipedia about Viserys's death, and why The Golden Crown signals his death. Definitely not a pleasant way to go.
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Old April 22 2011, 01:53 AM   #8
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This is tangentially related to the shows, but does anyone know if "A Dance With Dragons" is supposed to take place purely alongside "Feast For Crows"? Meaning, the same time period?

I held off on Feast for Crows a few years back, because it sounded kind of filler-ish and didn't have any characters I like. I kind of want to jump back and forth between Crows and Dragons.
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Old April 22 2011, 01:54 AM   #9
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Yes, both novels overlap. A Feast of Crows is actually only half of a novel, with A Dance of Dragons being the other half - A Feast of Crows includes only some of the viewpoint characters, while A Dance With Dragons will include the rest. In A Feast of Crows, you get Samwell, Jaime, Arya, Sansa, but not Tyrion, Daenerys, Jon or Davos. It works far better then it sounds, honestly.

Now, since the series has been renewed through to the second season, I have to admit to wondering if they'll really use digital/makeup stuff to remove Dinklage's nose. It seems like a fair bit of work, I'm betting we're far more likely to see an easier-to-apply-but-still-fairly-unsightly scar on his face.

And I'm just very curious in general who they'll get to play Brienne of Tarth. I don't suppose I'd be alone in saying I rather liked that character and I want someone of shall we say appropriate attractiveness in the role.
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Old April 22 2011, 03:07 AM   #10
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Reportedly the first three-quarters or so of A Dance with Dragons will be set in the same time period as A Feast for Crows, showing the other side of the coin as it were, and then the last quarter or so will move things ahead beyond the point in time when Feast ends.

I had the same thought about Tyrion - I bet they'll go with a scar rather than have him lose his nose.
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Old April 22 2011, 04:43 AM   #11
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This thread is an excellent idea, the episode 1 review thread was certainly becoming too saturated for comfort. (and I'm partly to blame as well)

Now if we could only create a thread to draw out the "rape in novel vs rape in series" discussion.
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Old April 22 2011, 04:54 AM   #12
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This thread is an excellent idea, the episode 1 review thread was certainly becoming too saturated for comfort. (and I'm partly to blame as well)

Now if we could only create a thread to draw out the "rape in novel vs rape in series" discussion.
Sorry. I'm done now.
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Old April 22 2011, 10:26 AM   #13
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Reportedly the first three-quarters or so of A Dance with Dragons will be set in the same time period as A Feast for Crows, showing the other side of the coin as it were, and then the last quarter or so will move things ahead beyond the point in time when Feast ends.

I had the same thought about Tyrion - I bet they'll go with a scar rather than have him lose his nose.
Yeah, GRRM said that he decided to do it in order to resolve some cliffhangers from AFFC. AFAIR from his blog posts, Sansa and some of the Greyjoys (the priest, probably) won't be in the book, he moved their chapters to the next one, because the book is currently larger than A Storm Of Swords.

As long as he resolves the issue of Cercei's trial and whatever happened with Brotherhood Without Banners and their holy quest to rid Westeros of Freys and Boltons, I'll be happy.
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So, who has figured out who Jon's mother is? I love that -pop- in the eyes of a friend when it finally clicks for them.
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Old April 22 2011, 11:22 AM   #15
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So, who has figured out who Jon's mother is? I love that -pop- in the eyes of a friend when it finally clicks for them.
My theory was always Rhaegar+Lyanna, and it makes more and more sense with further readings. Ned told some bullshit stories about a random serving wench or whatever to preserve Lyanna's son from Robert's hatred of Targaryens.
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