Game of Thrones 3.2 - "Dark Wings, Dark Words" - Rate and discuss

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  1. Out Of My Vulcan Mind

    Out Of My Vulcan Mind Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Rate and discuss (with spoilers for the episode, but not for forthcoming episodes) "Dark Wings, Dark Words", airing on the 7th April on HBO and on the 8th April on Sky Atlantic.

    [yt]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dYgpEMlcQgc&feature=player_detailpage[/yt]
     
  2. Lonemagpie

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    Good Thrones - yay for Diana Rigg! - though I must say, the Bolton men are fucked: narrow bridge, no room to use their numbers to their advantage, and those horses will make a nice wall to keep the reinforcements at bay. Brienne and Jaime won't even need to break a sweat.
     
  3. Nagisa Furukawa

    Nagisa Furukawa Commander Red Shirt

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    Some of it was quite good, but that trainwreck of a Cat scene... :guffaw:
     
  4. Emh

    Emh The Doctor Premium Member

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    Good episode. Diana Rigg was awesome and it was great to see Thomas Sangster and Mackenzie Crook show up on the show.

    I'm a new fan having only recently watched the entirety of the show and only on the second book, but every episode is a thrill for me.
     
  5. CaptainCanada

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    Yeah, that was pretty blatant pandering to some of the franchise's dumber fans who can't appreciate the different characters' legitimate points of view in the novel.

    I'm happy that Sansa (my favourite) looks to have an actual ongoing plot this year, after last season pretty much excised the character's book through-line.
     
  6. Garak

    Garak Salty Dog Premium Member

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    I must admit, I was quite satisfied when Theon was getting tortured. :)

    The actor is great in that he makes him so unlikeable.
     
  7. Evil Twin

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    I voted average. A bit of a slow episode, mainly a whole lot of setup for storylines to come.

    Also, there was a severe lack of "The Bear and the Maiden Fair" during the Queen of Thorns scene. :lol: When I saw George R.R. Martin at a local bookstore back when he was promoting ASoS in 2000, that was the chapter he read aloud. :)

    In addition to warging, another of Bran's superpowers is apparently rapid aging. ;)
     
  8. Mr. Adventure

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    Crazy, I didn't even recognize that's who it was. Then again, not sure I've ever seen her in anything but The Avengers.
     
  9. CaptainCanada

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    All of the Stark kids (apart from the adult Robb and Jon, obviously) have that issue. Bran's growth has become really noticeable this season. Sansa supposedly being pre-menstrual last season was absurd, because she looked about 18 (though the actress was only 15 at the time of filming), and the "little dove" is almost six feet tall (taller than anyone else in King's Landing, at this point, since the Hound left). We're past the point of Arya really making an effort to pretend to be a boy, at least.
     
  10. Evil Twin

    Evil Twin Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Surely you've seen On Her Majesty's Secret Service?
     
  11. Mr. Adventure

    Mr. Adventure Admiral Admiral

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    Ah, yes.
     
  12. Ayelbourne

    Ayelbourne Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    She was the only Bond girl to ever actually marry Bond and get him to retire.
     
  13. Icemizer

    Icemizer Commodore Commodore

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    Poor Bran will be about six foot tall next year. Might be time to recast.
     
  14. SiddFinch1

    SiddFinch1 Captain Captain

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    Another good job. The cat scene..well....the less said the better...but Diana Riggs nailed her scenes
     
  15. chrisspringob

    chrisspringob Commodore Commodore

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    I thought that perhaps Diana Rigg's low opinion of men came from her experience with her lowlife brother Nicky, and the time he tried to steal the Baseball Diamond.
     
  16. Klaus

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    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.
     
  17. Captaindemotion

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    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.
     
  18. Kelthaz

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    ^ Dude, spoilers! Don't mention anything about Theon in the future.
     
  19. Captaindemotion

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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!
     
  20. Out Of My Vulcan Mind

    Out Of My Vulcan Mind Vice Admiral Admiral

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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.