A Song of Ice and Fire/Game of Thrones Spoiler-Filled Discussion

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  1. Lonemagpie

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    Incidentally, GRRM is writing episode 7 in season 3, and says that in it "it rains a lot."

    Which I wonder if that implies that the big event of the season might actually be squeezed into episode 8...

    Anyway, they're certainly swapping stuff around from here on in - Theon's hardly in ASOS, but will be in season 3 a fair bit...
     
  2. Ayelbourne

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    I'd say the Purple Wedding is more likely. Viewers need something uplifting after RW. The PW would manage to do that while still being a true cliffhanger due to Tyrion being arrested.

    Arya and the Hound crossing the river on the ferry, the thunderstorm at Queens Crown and Robb traveling to the Twins, being delayed by all the rain.
     
  3. Out Of My Vulcan Mind

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    I think the Purple Wedding will be in the fourth season. The uplifting end for the third season will probably be Dany cutting a slave-freeing swathe across Essos.
     
  4. superdeluxe

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    Need
    Purple Wedding
    in season three, you can't end the season with the
    Red Wedding, WAY to depressing honestly.
     
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  6. Out Of My Vulcan Mind

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    ^^^
    Which could be alleviated by having the RW in the penultimate episode and then a triumphal moment for Dany in the final episode.
     
  7. Captaindemotion

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    It's being filmed in Belfast. Raining a lot is a given.
     
  8. Lonemagpie

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    That's what I'm thinking
     
  9. superdeluxe

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    Apparently Dominic West formerly of the Wire was offered the role of Mance, but turned it down.

    Son of a B***H
     
  10. superdeluxe

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    The one positive is that HBO wants a 'name' actor for Mance.
     
  11. superdeluxe

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    "I was offered something on 'Game of Thrones' and unfortunately, I hadn't seen it, but my nephew and his father said, 'Gosh, "Game of Thrones" is the only great show on!' And I felt terrible, because I'd just turned them down," West said.

    In any event, "it was a lovely part, a good part. I'm going to regret it," he said with a rueful laugh. "My problem is, I've got four kids, and at the moment, I'm reluctant to be away from home for a long time. I can get a lot of work in London and still be at home. That's one of the many brilliant things about 'The Hour.'"



    "Should I have taken it?" he asked, semi-seriously.
     
  12. Ayelbourne

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    If they do Astapor in episode 10, then there's almost nothing to tell about her in the 9 episodes before. It would be worse than her arc in season two.
     
  13. Brendan Moody

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    That's an inevitable issue with splitting A Storm of Swords over two years: it's all one book, with one story for each character. Arya, for example, has all of two chapters after the Red Wedding, which will have to expand to cover a large chunk of season four. Bran has a grand total of seven chapters across all of Storm and Dance, which will somehow be stretched over at least three seasons. I live in fear that Benioff and Weiss will address this by contriving more original material, at which I don't think they're particularly good.

    I really don't seem them putting the Purple Wedding in season three. Once that happens, you've got at most four episodes' worth of King's Landing plot before "Lord Tywin Lannister did not, in the end, shit gold," and that's a bit early to be reaching the end of A Storm of Swords. I tend to think a lot more time will pass between the Red and Purple Weddings in the TV show than did in the books, so that we don't get the latter until around the middle of season four.
     
  14. Out Of My Vulcan Mind

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    They're going to have expand Dany's arcs in general. They did that to an extent in season two, but they're going to have to go further in future seasons to keep the audience interested. Dany has seven chapters in Storm. Astapor is in the third one and Yunkai in the fourth. Dany's third season arc should culminate in one of them.
     
  15. Captaindemotion

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    Funny enough, another website suggested West for this role around the time I was reading the books. And so I 'cast' him as Mance in my head when I was reading them. Shame he turned them down.
     
  16. superdeluxe

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    I believe it was Fully Integrated Geeks.
     
  17. 137th Gebirg

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    So which was the Purple Wedding? Is it in ADWD?
     
  18. Ayelbourne

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    It's Joffreys Wedding.
     
  19. 137th Gebirg

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    AH! Okay. I didn't recall it being referred to it in that way. Thanks for the clarification.
     
  20. Brendan Moody

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    It's not called that in the books-- "Purple Wedding" is a fan-created name, referring to the purple amethyst from Sansa's hairnet used to poison Joffrey.