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Alright, I'm caught up with all of the tv seasons.

I went ahead and read all the CliffsNotes for the books.

I'm ready for Cercei to go all "Mad Queen".
 

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Loved this past episode, but hated the Yara/Theon part. They really built it up at the end of last season, and in this episode, Yara gave a great speech at the beginning, just so that it ended so anti-climactic. It sort of reminded me of Theon's awesome speech at Winterfell before his troops betrayed him.

Yara starts to play a bigger role in the story from this point forward. She's one to keep an eye on.

I really like the actress playing her. She's got the right amount of grit for this character. I imagined her being a little more pretty in the books, but that's not even a real issue. She's solid in the TV show.
 

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Tyrion's speech at the end pretty much nailed another Emmy nomination for him. I absolutely loved how angry and powerless he felt at the end, finally able to tell the truth in a city of liars and with only one card left to play in his hand.

This season is flying by too quickly.
 

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Tyrion's speech at the end pretty much nailed another Emmy nomination for him. I absolutely loved how angry and powerless he felt at the end, finally able to tell the truth in a city of liars and with only one card left to play in his hand.

This season is flying by too quickly.

Whole speech was great except for "guilty… is that what you want to hear?" Poor delivery on that one, and accent seemed to shift.
 

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Last Sundays episode was really good. Next Episode is going to be epic if it sticks to the books. I really don't know what to expect from this show. It strays from the books quite a bit.

I do have to say though, and much as i'm liking this show, True Detectives shats all over it. That is probably in my opinion, the best series to ever grace HBO. Hopefully next season gets a good cast.
 

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I liked it better when he plead guilty to polishing the one eyed gopher into a pot of stew.
 

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True Detectives shats all over it. That is probably in my opinion, the best series to ever grace HBO. Hopefully next season gets a good cast.

True detective wasn't a show, it was an 8 hour movie.

But yeah... It was great...
 

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If you read the books, Sansa's scene in the courtyard was totally like

right out of the books, perfectly rendered.
 

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Overall, I enjoyed this episode most of all. The juxtaposition between the Hound and Littlefinger was really well played out.

This episode felt more "by the book" than any of the other episodes.

And again Dinklage delivered an amazing deep emotional performance.

I wonder if the last episode will end with the grey lady.

I have a feeling it will begin on the shitter, if you know what I mean.
 

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it sucks that they've had to recast the mountain yet again.

the first actor had it down, the way he chopped off that horses head was awesome lol
 

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like anyone really remembers who played Gregor Clegane back then.

the second actor looked nothing like the first, this current one has a closer resemblance.

as far as the actor himself, I couldn't name him for a million dollars.

I'm not impressed either by Daario Naharis #2

next season they'll replace Dinklage with Bridget the midget, no-one will notice.
 

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Didn't he wear a helmet the whole time?

not when he kills the horse and fights the hound.

those might have been the only 2 scenes aside from the jousting.

oh yeah, he also beats up flower boy before the hound stepped in, pretty much the same scene.
 

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Trying to not to read much of this thread (yet) but just finished up season 3 last night. Episode 9 was clearly an "oh shit" episode but obviously, old news to those of you current. I should be caught up in a week or two. Till then...

PS - Thanks Comrade Mikhail for loaning me the season one blu-ray. The show has been pretty addicting thus far.
 

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after last night's episode, i'm surprised this thread hasn't bumped up again. that was a pretty gruesome ending.
 

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after last night's episode, i'm surprised this thread hasn't bumped up again. that was a pretty gruesome ending.

Too much Princess Bride reference of an altered phrase, constantly repeated over and over again.

Were you honestly expecting a clean ending to that fight?
 

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Too much Princess Bride reference of an altered phrase, constantly repeated over and over again.

Were you honestly expecting a clean ending to that fight?

It kind of played out as I imagined it from the books. The major difference is that I expect Gregor to grab Oberyn's leg and break it, rather than swat him down. Otherwise, that fight isn't really over. Gregor is going to be feeling that fight for a long time.
 

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I love how much foreshadowing goes on in each episode.

When Sandor says that poison is a woman's weapon, and Arya is like "I would use anything. I would kill a person with a chicken bone." Oberyn is a self described expert on poison, and the thing about his poisoned spear was kind of subtle.

I also really enjoy transitioning between Arya and Sandor, and Sansa and Littlefinger. The contrasts in how each captive is treated and developing is nicely accomplished.

Next season is going to probably suck for a lot of us, who hate the Iron Islands, Theon, and their stupid pirate people, because we are going to get Victarion, who isn't really interesting.

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The next book should have a scene where Melisandre tells Jon Snow about his true past. She's the one who can see that stuff.
 

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Last night's ep was a pretty strong return after the two week layoff, but not without its issues.

I thought the fight between Oberyn and Greggor was pretty badly edited. Too many quick cuts to imply speed, motion and grace when they could have just hired a spear fighter and shot him doing his thing. The event itself had good intensity but I felt like I was watching the fight scene at the end of Commando, which I hated. Just show me the people fighting. HBO needs to hire a few people that know how to edit fight scenes with melee weapons and have them help the director.

There were also a few minor deviations from the source and I'm starting to wonder if they're planning to finish this without Martin's input since the dude doesn't know how to just finish the damn thing without taking weeks off at a time to go to conventions, promote his movie theater and watch the NFL.
 

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Too many quick cuts to imply speed, motion and grace when they could have just hired a spear fighter and shot him doing his thing. The event itself had good intensity but I felt like I was watching the fight scene at the end of Commando, which I hated. Just show me the people fighting. HBO needs to hire a few people that know how to edit fight scenes with melee weapons and have them help the director.

I felt the same, wish there was more substance to the fight. A lot of the spear twirling didn't do much for me. I kind of know how the story goes but it still annoyed me that if Oberryn is really trying to avenge his sister's rapey death, you stay out of arms reach till Greggor's finally dead right? It's in the script as they say.

Oh, regardless of if you read the books or not, that squashed grape visual at the end will probably stay with you for the next day or two. It will with me. :lolz:
 

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I felt the same, wish there was more substance to the fight. A lot of the spear twirling didn't do much for me. I kind of know how the story goes but it still annoyed me that if Oberryn is really trying to avenge his sister's rapey death, you stay out of arms reach till Greggor's finally dead right? It's in the script as they say.

Eh, I'm not so sure I can agree that it was 'annoying.' I see it as entirely believable, given the premise, the individuals and the stakes involved. Especially in a world where people that are skilled with weapons and fighting are practically gods among men.

Oberyn was a very fiery person who had nearly 15 years of rage, a stain on family honor when family names and honor are a really big deal, and a burning desire for revenge brewing in his heart. More than just killing Gregor, he wanted Gregor to point to Tywin Lannister with his dying breath. He was punishing Gregor for a lot of that fight, while taking a few hits himself. He didn't just want Gregor dead. Gregor was the weapon, but Tywin was the hand that wielded that weapon. He wanted the whole world, all the important people that mattered, to see that Tywin was the architect of Ellia's death. Remember, he didn't say he hated the Clegganes. He said he hated the Lannisters, and that was the reason why. I'm sure he despised Cleggane as well, but there was a bigger endgame here and Cleggane was just one part of it.

I think that no matter how much you say 'Everyone knows this or that,', you have to carry that type of hatred with you for the same amount of time, and let it gnaw at your soul and at your guts, and live in a world of swords and spears, with all those intrigues and politics, in order to even begin to think about simply efficiently killing someone under those circumstances.

I have absolutely no issue with Oberyn talking up a storm while taking Gregor apart. Yes, he made a mistake, but passionate people often did and often do. I think this is an instance where Martin thought about the motivations of the characters and did it right, given the world they live in.
 

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Yes, he made a mistake, but passionate people often did and often do.

Not to dismiss the other things you said (it was pretty much spot on) this sums it up well.
 

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I especially enjoyed Littlefinger's line to Robin about how people can die anywhere, even over a chamberpot. I don't remember that in the books. I feel like there is a lot of liberal use of the source going on, but I don't mind it.
 
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