Game of Thrones

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  1. Entaro
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    There was some foreshadowing in that episode.

    Not really a spoiler (scene from last episode), but it might make a lightbulb go off if you'd rather be left in the dark.
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    What do you think the squire is doing?
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    That episode stayed truer to the books than any other episode this season. Very good fight scene
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    I love the details the put in like that. I too have HBO only for the duration of this show and then again next year. I hope GRRM finishes #6 soon, better if it gets published a few weeks before the season for it starts on HBO.

    That was probably the best fight scene in the series.
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    The Mountain was only stabbed in the guts, not the chest... because stabbing in the guts hurts more and it's a slower death.
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    Well, they are progressing at 2 seasons per book now, and will probably have to slow it down more as A Dance With Dragons is super complex. And they are what, on book 3 now? So 4 more years minimum not counting this one until Winds of Winter has to be out.
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    I think this season is all in book 4 though isn't it? They've been going at a freaking breakneck speed though compared to the books either way.
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    He ain't called the Viper of Dorne for nothing
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    Could be wrong but I dont think so. GRRM did do some freaky chronological shit end book 3, book 4, beginning book 5 though, so since the show is going along in order of time rather than in order of story told, we're really seeing shit from all over the place. Hard to tell.

    I completely agree though, they are going too fast, I'd rather they slow down a little and have a little more storytelling at the expense of action.
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    They're already changing the storyline around a bit, and I think it is to suit their semi-alternate narrative / beat the books pace.

    I don't ever remember Arya/Hound showing up to the Vale in the books. And she is announced to the Captain at the Bloody Gate as "Arya of House Stark" so its not like they're going to just let them turn around on their merry way. So that is uncharted territory. Also Sansa making herself known to everyone, is a divergence.

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    I'm beginning to wonder if they think the Arya Blind Assassin storyline is too off-the-charts for TV and are working around it


    Plus the White Walker King, etc...

    I'm wondering if the wildling assault comes as the finale or the beginning of the next season.
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    Yeah I thought that was pretty odd since in the books neither has been revealed yet at all and that seems to be a pretty big upcoming plot point being Sansa is still incognito.
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    Bingo. And yeah, Arya never made it to the Vale. If I recall correctly (I really need to reread the books dammit), The Hound
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    died at Saltpans, I think where the Brave Companions took his gear/helmet and masqueraded about.
    Meanwhile Arya takes off and does other very important stuff.

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    Not sure on that. I really hope not as it's a MAJOR theme in the 5th book and would take heavy rewriting to get around it. I think they are going in that direction as they are clearly foreshadowing Cleganes fate and I think linking in some fragmenting of Arya's sanity. Not too much of a jump from here to have her take a ship to Bravos. Also worth noting is the Vale of Arryn is very close to, as in just down the road from, Saltpans.
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    Did you read book 5? He's still alive and became a monk. But towards the end of the book he overheard that the Mountain was still alive and seems about to be ready to come out of hiding just to kill him.

    Anyway I'm sure in the show Arya and him will be heading up that way for the whole town-raping thing soon, maybe that will be the cliffhanger, since I think it was for the book.



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    I don't think Arya's sanity was in question at all really, she just has a dark sense of humor and thought it was hilarious the Hound had been dragging her around all this time and won't be getting shit for it. Also take a look at the Hound's deadpan-ness in that scene which leads credence to this. He's like -_-; and Arya's lol
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    You're making me wonder if my copy of A Dance W/ Dragons is complete...

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    The copy I read had the Mountain succumb to Oberyns poisoned strike, Qyburn experimented on him and brought him back as an undead soldier. All "hinted" at of course, never said outright. Meanwhile The Hound is left at the tree by Arya in a fever from the infected wound. Later, the head monk at the monestary states that the Hound was buried and is at rest. I suppose this could translate to him recovering and taking a monkship.

    Maybe I missed something. Maybe the copy I have was missing a couple pages. Dunno. Typically when GRRM hints that a character dies of is in danger of dying I assume they have until other hints point elsewhere. Fun to think about though.
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    Yes the monk told them the Hound was dead but then clearly described someone lurking around them that had a horribly scarred face and I clearly remember something about him getting ready to leave or something once he heard the Mountain was seen in King's Landing. Remember the Mtn was completely covered with a helmet now that no one could see into and Bran was dreaming there was a huge knight that had nothing or a great blackness inside the helmet.
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    Ah yes admittedly I did forget that small detail, so it is possible. Agreed on the Mtn comment. The above was just my interpretation of all that.
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    Awesome battle in this last episode.
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    Honestly, it disappointed me bigtime. They lost the scope of it all IMO. And too many details changed.
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    I loved the bro-nod the kid gives John Snow after he kills his girlfriend. lol

    Was a pretty cool episode, but I totally agree with the scale of the events feeling off, though I did hear it was their most expensive episode yet, I believe it. That was only the opening part of the battle though, I am wondering if they will continue on in the next episode
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    when Stanis arrives and railroads them
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    Yeah it seemed super small time, I remember a lot more wildlings coming at the wall from the North and that tunnel battle having more than just one giant in it.

    And didn't Snow only talk to Rancer after Stannis arrived? And hadn't Snow met Rancer when he was beyond the wall and talked with him at length? I don't think they had that part in the show at all.
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    He meets him in Season 3 in their camp, so they know eachother.