Game of Thrones 3.4 - "And Now His Watch Is Ended" - Rate and discuss

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  1. Captaindemotion

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    I enjoyed this episode but probably not as much as the week before.

    That said, there was a lot to relish here. The opening with Jamie's severed hand dangling was deliciously black and the ensuing fight almost made me feel sorry for the bastard. Coster-Waldau is playing him perfectly. I think that out of the quartet of actors as Lannisters, he arguably gets the least amount of praise but he plays the role so well.

    Theon is another bastard who I'm almost feeling sorry for and having been a little surprised by what happened last week, I think I know where we're going now. Or maybe not. The scene with Varys and Tyrion was brilliant and I liked the addition of Varys getting his revenge on the man who emasculated him. Then you have the wonderful Twyin/Cersei face-off and the brilliant Diana Rigg, with more Varys (another added scene which played off).

    I enjoyed the scenes with the Hound, Arya and the Band, though Paul Kaye is a more rascally and quirky Myros than I imagined, while Dormer's Bedic lacks the pathos and exhaustion that I got on reading the book. Perhaps that will come. I love Rory McCann's Hound, though I've also noted, as did Lone Magpie, the Scottish accent coming through.

    As for that ending, well, what is there to be said that hasn't already been said? Scorchtastic!
     
  2. Out Of My Vulcan Mind

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  3. Evil Twin

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  5. Skywalker

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    Hail to the Kingslayer, baby. :lol:
     
  6. Mister Fandango

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    The dragons would be dead, as would he. He really was an idiot.
     
  7. Anwar

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    He got the full brunt of Aerys' crazy gene.

    And yet he was STILL more sympathetic and human on the show than he was in the books.
     
  8. Saul

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    Yeah I had heard something about that in season 2. No idea if it was actually filmed though. Get the feeling they are gonna show us something from that time in more detail later which is why we don't see anything yet.
     
  9. Venardhi

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    They filmed it. A clip from the scene is in the first big trailer for the show.

    They cut it and other planned flashbacks in order to keep the focus on the currently unfolding events. It seemed like the dungeon would have been a good place for Ned to be having fever dreams of these things, as well as giving a few hints to Lyanna's story. . . but apparently they decided otherwise. Similarly they took out a majority of the information gleaned from Dany's adventure in the house of the undying.
     
  10. danellis

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    Brilliant - the number of times I tried to click "like" ^_^

    dJE
     
  11. Icemizer

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    ^^I now want Rosetta Stone Valyrian.
     
  12. 137th Gebirg

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    I do enjoy the languages they have been coming up with for this show. Both Dothraki and Valyrian seem to be well constructed and sound really cool to the ear instead of some random gibberish. Very glad we finally have something else other than Klingon to listen to now. :)
     
  13. ITL

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    Interesting article about them here.
     
  14. Ayelbourne

    Ayelbourne Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Kha-lazy? Really? I prefer Khaleesi.
     
  15. ITL

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    Yep, me too.
     
  16. Klaus

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    ...and Elvish, don't forget Sindarin and Quenya, the grandfathers of it all. :D
     
  17. teacake

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    I'm dying laughing reading this..
     
  18. Mr. Adventure

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    So is onion knight a tribute to Final Fantasy or just a remarkable coincidence?
     
  19. Nagisa Furukawa

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    Coincidence I'd reckon, given that Final Fantasy III wasn't localized into English until the mid-00s and A Clash of Kings was published in '98 (and GRRM doesn't strike me as the gaming type anyway).
     
  20. Kelthaz

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    I don't know, man. He'd make a killer DM.