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    You have take your hat off for the effort. haha
     
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    The thing that's starting to get me about the TV series is how much they're diverging from the books.

    In the beginning the series seemed mostly to just omit stuff to make the story move quicker but now they're altering quite significant parts of the story which they'll have to keep changed so they match the book later on when some character's paths cross again.

    I can understand the difficulty in making such an epic into a TV series but think they could have paced it out a little more. There's plenty enough in the books to keep it interesting. I think also (like 'Lost') they'll get into a position where it's obvious they're onto such a winner they'll get asked by the studio to drag it out for an extra season or two.
     
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    Does anybody know if the finally next week is one or two hours? I think we were cheated out of about five minutes give or take tonight. I’ve read the books up to this point so not any surprises. And if you think things are going fast now just wait.
    I am so impressed with the actors who play the Stark kids. They make me want to reread the books.
     
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    They've all been one hour so far, so I would assume the same.

    Brutal episode, I guess they had to go all out though.
     
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    After tonight's episode.... Speechless....
     
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    This is the episode I'll be scouring the web to catch. I've read spoilers to get an idea what should happen, but I got to watch it anyway.
     
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    So this episode indeed is the one where stuff gets real. I can't stand the Lannisters, but the "Rains of Castamere" just sticks to my head at times.
     
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    When I got about halfway through the first book, I came to the conclusion that this author slices and dices with impunity. And try not to get too attached to animals or characters. But every time it happened I was not prepared for it.
     
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    SPOILERS******Glad the Robb Stark storyline is over. Will give more time to other, more interesting story arcs, in my opinion. Very well done tonight, though. Ominous mood all around during the wedding.******SPOILERS

    Really enjoying the Taergaryen storyline most of all.
     
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    ^^^^
    Some of us live on the West Coast. It's not 9PM PST here yet.

    That's okay. I already knew about GRRM hating on that noble family yet again. I'm guessing Joffrey's wedding happens in season 4.
     
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    Oops, sorry.
     
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    WHAT! I mean WHAT!?!?!
     
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    Season 3 covers parts of book 3 (both parts) as well as the tail end of book 2. However they wont get all of book 3 into this season. They've only covered about 60% of book 3's timeline so far.

    The TV series will likely get more out of sync with the books in future to make the TV flow better and to reconcile the changes they've made to the story.
     
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    THAT scene, incredible. I've not read the books so wasn't expecting it, but it's hard to imagine it could of been put onto screen any better.
     
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    I don't think I'ver ever been as shocked from watching a TV episode EVER. As someone who has NOT read the books, I'm still in shock. That was so hardcore I hope I don't have nightmares. I'm in a desperate search to find something happy/fun/comedy to watch before bed.

    Talk about getting served...the Starks....and I thought Theon was getting served.
     
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    I caught a clip on youtube. OMG! And I thought I hated Joffrey... Damn you, Walder Frey!
     
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    Wolf = Starks
     
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    Starks and the Tullys got screwed. Walder Frey and Roose Bolton got rewarded for their treachery.

    I hope Blackfish Tully and Jon Snow get revenge.
     
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    The one thing which I don't think the series put sufficient emphasis on with Ep9 is how important / symbolic it is to offer hospitality and accept the food/hospitality etc. In the books almost a relgious thing. Puts what happened next in the episode much more into context.
     
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    Awesome episode, been waiting for the scene for 14 months, and it lived up to my expectation, Michelle Fairley knocked it out of the stratosphere.

    I do agree that 'guests right' should have been emphasied more but i'd be nitpicking.

    That, along with the 'Dracarys' scene in Ep 4 were two of my top moments from A Storm Of Swords, and they lived up and then some.

    Non book readers - there is still PLENTY of awesomeness from book 3 (and 4/5) which will be in season 4. I'll never reveal spoilers of what's to come but I hope you keep watching, its the best show by far on TV.

    Such a rough day for House Stark.

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    By my calculations, we've only seen about 50% of the awesomeness of Book 3. Plenty to come.
     
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    Wow this was the most Shocking episode !! the last 10 min i cant even fathom what was happening !! What happens to North now ..?
     
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    As a non-book reader, it will be interesting to see what happens to Brienne now. Jamie too, I really like his character.

    Also last episode the fire lady placed a curse on three characters. One of them was Robb, right?
     
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    Yes it was, do you want to know the other two?
     
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    Hmmmm, I think it will be more interesting to watch if I'm kept in the dark. :)
     
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    Wise choice. If you have not read the books no need to spoil it for yourself at his stage.
     
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    One thing about GoT I love is that there's grey areas when it comes to the decisions made by these characters. With a few exceptions, there's no truly good or evil character. Morality, honor, loyalty, love, survival get put to the test to where they often pursue one aspect, but have to forsake others in the process.

    As much as I hate Walder Frey, I can understand his thinking. From a realist point of view, Walder did what was best for his house's survival. He knows how to play the game, unlike any of the Starks.
     
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    Not sure I agree with you there. Eddard Stark, Rob Stark, Jon Snow, Ayra Stark, Sansa Stark, Brienne to name just a few - they're all 'good' characters. Even Jamie Lannister, I'm not exactly what he's done wrong (well, apart from his relationship with his sister!). Even Tyrion is pretty 'straight up' despite his sort of Playboy lifestyle. And what about Hot Pie! ;-) Joffrey and Ramsay Bolton have got to be the evilist. Obviously, there' are alot of characters in between as well, which makes it all the more interesting.

    I'm not sure that he does......
     
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    For some reason I found the scene with The Hound and the solider really funny.

    Soldier: Where are you going?
    Hound: Got salt pork for the feast.
    Soldier: The feast is over.
    Hound: Doesn't sound like its over.
    Soldier: If I tell you its over, its over
    Soldier: Turn this cart around and get the hell out of here
    Hound: I got pig's feet too....

    (Pig's feet apparently being the Hound's favorite dish)

    :mrgreen:
     
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    Jaime Lannister is not what I would call a "good guy." He pushed Bran Stark out of a window (hence crippling him).
     
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    The amount of characters that just died was worse than what you'd expect in a sopranos season. I'm sure there's a lot of disappointed fans now.

    If we keep going at this rate we won't have any characters to film.
     
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    Agreed. Martin seems to be very nihilistic.

    You read should use a SPOILERS tag by the way....
     
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    Why should he need spoiler tags? We are taking about the episodes not the books. If you haven’t seen them yet it would not be wise to open any thread anywhere about the show.
     
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    I have just watched the last episode for the third time and some things struck me.

    Like Soyizgood said the Starks suck at this game.

    The worst deaths for me were the direwolf Grey Wind and Talisa's. I thought that Arya might actually save Grey Wind for a second or two. At that moment you could tell that she knew Robb was dead too.

    There was salt and bread being passing around which is a symbol of hospitality. Once you eat it, you're supposed to be safe from your host.

    Walder Frey needs to die in a big way and his head on a pike for after dinner desert.

    Little Rickon was suburb in his first speaking part. And speaking of acting the actress who plays Cat should win an Emmy for her work last night.

    What did you all think about the silent credits afterwords? I think it captured the stunned silence of all of us.

    And lastly.
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    ^^^^The silent credits were very effective, just like they were in one of the final episodes of Spartacus just a few weeks back. Both times I watched with my dad and both times we were just in a state of shock.
     
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    I thought the belly stab on Talisa was a little over the top. I'm sure it was supposed to make everyone feel that way...but I didn't think it was needed.
     
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    exactly........

    funny how people will browse a thread called "Game of Thrones" and then complain about spoilers. :confused:

    if I just dvr'd a football game I wanted to watch later, I wouldn't turn on Sportscenter and then complain about them announcing the score.
     
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    Walder Frey is a lot more calculating than any of the Starks. He played his cards the way Tywin played his against the Mad King. Lady Stark was right that Frey is a very dangerous man. Robb's advisors warned him about Walder's reputation... and he still didn't listen.

    Frey initially supported the Starks, but it was contingent on Robb marrying one of his daughters. The follies of Robb Stark were a long laundry list. If you were Frey, would you support a king that:

    • Broke his oath to you
    • Gave up a bargaining chip in Theon which resulted in losing his own castle
    • Had a mom that gave up a bargaining chip in Jaime Lannister
    • Could not manage his priorities with his army, thus losing support of the Karstarks
    • *Not in the show* Allowed Roose Bolton to waste thousands of his solders (yet none of Roose's own men) attacking a Tyrell position? Didn't Robb's army also lose a battle to the Greyjoys?
    • Begged for your support when he is clearly losing

    Why would Frey ally himself with Robb to fight the Lannisters, Tyrells, and possibly the Greyjoys? Not much to gain (Harrenhal), but everything to lose. Robb Stark didn't see the big picture and had no idea how to play the game. Frey doesn't gave a frick about any of the houses.

    Roose had motives to betray the Starks. Historically the Boltons rivaled the Starks for supremacy in the North. They were defeated, but the Boltons are thirsty for power once more. He realized Robb was weak, so he conspired with Frey and Lannister. You can bet he would not have dared done this against Ned.
     
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    Shall we play a game?
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    That wedding has changed the list for the Stark family reunion, I see.[​IMG]

    You know nothing Jon Snow.[​IMG]
     
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    Pure gold!!
     
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    Haha! Out of interest, where is Rickon? I don't think I've been paying attention closely enough...
     
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    In the TV show he's with Bran/Hodor/Meera/Jojen/Osha but he doesn't get much air time.

    In the books Rickon has gone off separately with Osha to *somewhere*. This was on the advice of Maester Luwin before he died. He thought Bran and Rickon would both be safer if they split into two groups.
     
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    correction yoo knoo noothin joon snoo
     
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    It may not be the same as the books, but they split up in the last episode.
     
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    The new banner flag of the North:
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