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Old April 9 2013, 04:02 AM   #16
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Re: Game of Thrones 3.2 - "Dark Wings, Dark Words" - Rate and discuss

I liked it a lot, nice to see the Reeds and Thoros... hopefully we'll get the flaming sword yet.

Dame Diana was awesome, of course.
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Old April 9 2013, 03:40 PM   #17
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Re: Game of Thrones 3.2 - "Dark Wings, Dark Words" - Rate and discuss

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Poor Bran will be about six foot tall next year. Might be time to recast.
We won't be seeing him standing very often, so I don't imagine that this is going to be a big problem. Anyway, as he was standing in a dream to begin with, perhaps this is simply how he sees himself.

I voted Above Average but all in all, I enjoyed this more than last week. The Cat scene was certainly...well, not in keeping with how I've always viewed her thinking and actions. It was hard to reconcile with the 'it should have been you' comment to Jon when she last saw him at Bran's bedside - though one could perhaps rationalise it as her wishing that her prayers for baby Jon were instead proving effective for Bran.

What made the ep for me was seeing that little shit Theon getting tortured, even if he wasn't being flayed. Was that a sort of bamboo-under-the-fingernails torture at first ('I want to do this')? His fingers looked in good enough shape when we next saw him. And presumably they were squeezing/crushing his feet in that box?

Those who have read the fifth book will have an idea how his escape is going to go and who his rescuer is.

Loved also the Jamie/Brienne scenes and those with Arya and the Brotherhood, not to mention the Hound. Paul Kaye is a lot of fun, even if he's radically different from how I imagined the character on the page. I'm sure those who know where those storylines are going are looking forward to the next few episodes.
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Old April 9 2013, 05:10 PM   #18
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^ Dude, spoilers! Don't mention anything about Theon in the future.
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Old April 9 2013, 05:23 PM   #19
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^That wasn't really a spoiler, was it? The character with him promised to help him escape. All I said is we know how it will go. I didn't say if it would go well, badly or indifferent!
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Old April 9 2013, 06:32 PM   #20
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I think it's best to err on the side of caution and not mention any future events, even obliquely. That's especially true this season. There's always the spoiler thread for further discussion.

This episode was just average by Game of Thrones standards in my opinion. I enjoyed the introduction of the new characters, but this was another table-setting episode and one that moved a bit slower than the season premiere and didn't have the wow factor of some of the premiere's scenes. It was still an enjoyable episode, though.
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Old April 9 2013, 08:11 PM   #21
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^That wasn't really a spoiler, was it? The character with him promised to help him escape. All I said is we know how it will go. I didn't say if it would go well, badly or indifferent!
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Old April 9 2013, 11:00 PM   #22
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I liked it a lot, nice to see the Reeds and Thoros... hopefully we'll get the flaming sword yet.

Well, it was in the trailer, so...
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Old April 10 2013, 12:26 AM   #23
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One of the problems with not establishing Thoros early on is we don't get to see how he has changed from being a drunken charlatan of a red priest (supposedly a missionary of same god as Melisandre) into who he became during his year or so 'off screen' with the brotherhood. This version seems to be neither, which makes me wonder about how they're going to handle that whole story thread.
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Re: Game of Thrones 3.2 - "Dark Wings, Dark Words" - Rate and discuss

Show-Thoros seems to be a combination of Thoros and Tom O'Sevens, who after all was the minstrel of the group.
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Old April 10 2013, 03:27 PM   #25
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One of the problems with not establishing Thoros early on is we don't get to see how he has changed from being a drunken charlatan of a red priest (supposedly a missionary of same god as Melisandre) into who he became during his year or so 'off screen' with the brotherhood. This version seems to be neither, which makes me wonder about how they're going to handle that whole story thread.
He's still a red priest. So far, the only indication is his slightly reddish chainmail, but some of the season three trailers showed him sharing a scene with Mellisandre.
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Old April 10 2013, 03:52 PM   #26
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He also seems to have reddish hair, although not the deep, dark red of Mellisandre. Definitely not what I would have expected for a Red Priest of Myr.
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Old April 10 2013, 03:57 PM   #27
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Another solid-to-strong episode. The Catelyn scene was terrible and embarrassing (though well-performed by Fairley given what it was), but I was prepared for it from the early reviews, and I've pretty much given up on the King in the North storyline ever being appropriate to the setting, free of cliches, or remotely interesting. Otherwise, I thought everything worked. I'd been concerned about the Queen of Thorns from early reviews-- it sounded like they might have watered her down-- but even though Rigg's version is more cynical and less exuberant in her sharpness than the book character, I think it works. And the Margaery/Joffrey scene made me think for the first time that the increased emphasis on her character might actually work.
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^That wasn't really a spoiler, was it? The character with him promised to help him escape. All I said is we know how it will go. I didn't say if it would go well, badly or indifferent!
No I didn't. I merely stated that what happens next to is alluded to in the 5th book. Could be from any number of people's perspectives, hindsight or flashback. But with hindsight, I agree it was a bit too much info so I'll be more careful from now on. Sorry if anyone was spoiled for later reading.
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Old April 11 2013, 03:53 AM   #29
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I somehow envisioned Jojan Reed to have been a lot younger and his sister to be a lot older and more in charge.
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I'm probably a little off in my remembering, but I think Jojen was 12 and Meera 16.
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