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    Quote Originally Posted by Smart_Mark View Post
    Would love to know how many episodes this makes that have ended with a rendition of "Rains of Castamere". I think the one after "Blackwater" in season 2 is still my favorite.
    I can think of at least 4 or 5 off the top of my head. It's in almost every episode in season 3 in some form.

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    Haven't read any of the books. Don't intend on reading them either. Despite the fact that I'm sure they are better, I'd rather spoil the books by watching the show then spoil the show by reading the books. Also, awesome episode tonight.

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    Well I heard this season really goes off the path of the books.

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    There was one maybe two things that might be different from tonights episode.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smart_Mark View Post
    Would love to know how many episodes this makes that have ended with a rendition of "Rains of Castamere". I think the one after "Blackwater" in season 2 is still my favorite.
    This one is my favorite.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mIUyVeDsHfs

    I hope this season they play Last of the Giants ...


    I think the Bronn Change in this episode is my favorite change in this episode thus far.

    I am really amazed about how much more likable Bronn is and how much more i HATE Stannis.

    The wedding is so beautiful but I think they softened it. The book felt so much more humiliating.


    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin View Post
    Haven't read any of the books. Don't intend on reading them either. Despite the fact that I'm sure they are better, I'd rather spoil the books by watching the show then spoil the show by reading the books. Also, awesome episode tonight.
    You and I completely disagree. Id stop watching the show if it passed the books. The books are so much more detail rich that it would feel like reading the cliff notes before reading a really great book or reading a movie review before going to see the movie.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheAman View Post
    Better track record with weddings: GoT or Pro Wrestling?
    At least pro wrestling will always have the Randy Savage/Miss Elizabeth wedding as a high spot. What's Game of Thrones high spot for weddings? Tyrion and Sansa? Punishment by marriage is the best there is?

    Was George R. R. Martin stood up at the alter or something?

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    I loved the Bronn change too, 'Sara.

    Really dug all the little interactions between characters at the wedding. The one between Loras and Jamie really stands out, and Loras trying to get Obeyrn's attention was hilarious. Really looking forward at seeing what, if any, changes are made by Brienne and Jamie being in the city during this time period. Am a tad disappointed by the lack of any real bro-ment between Tyrion and Jamie so far, but I know they've gotta be coming.
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    I felt the Purple Wedding fell kinda flat. I can't really say why, but I expected more. Maybe it's because Joff didn't literally tear his throat open.

    I loved Sigur Ros' version of Rains of Castamere. As soon I heard the song during the end credits I realized they were the three muscians at the beginning of the wedding.

    Thought Bronn and Jaime's training session was awesome. His ecplanation for why he knows they won't be heard was hilarious.


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    Hard to believe Jerome Flynn (Bronn) used to be a British pop star.
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    I was saying on twitter I think it fell flat because its supposed to be the flip side of the Red Wedding. I think they fucked up by having them in different seasons. They are supposed to offset each other and one happening what seems like a year later kinda of takes away from it IMO. I think the Red Wedding should have been episode 7 and The Red Wedding should of been the season finale last year.

    Thats just me tho. I think we would have been better off to start the season with them jailing Tyrion and going from there.

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    All I have to say about the Purple wedding s that Cersei is an idiot. Tyrion is too smart to kill Joeffrey.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KiLL CoLD View Post
    I was saying on twitter I think it fell flat because its supposed to be the flip side of the Red Wedding. I think they fucked up by having them in different seasons. They are supposed to offset each other and one happening what seems like a year later kinda of takes away from it IMO. I think the Red Wedding should have been episode 7 and The Red Wedding should of been the season finale last year.

    Thats just me tho. I think we would have been better off to start the season with them jailing Tyrion and going from there.
    I'll agree with that 100%.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Lazyking View Post
    All I have to say about the Purple wedding s that Cersei is an idiot. Tyrion is too smart to kill Joeffrey.
    He really is, and literally no one would be stupid enough to poison somebody at the same time that person is making a spectacle of you serving them wine. Still, her idiocy and paranoia is what has driven most of the story of Westeros, so no real surprise even if one hasn't read the books.

    CoLd, did you mean they should have closed the season with the Purple Wedding? I suppose you must have, because obviously Joff wouldn't have known about the Red Wedding if you do it the other way around. Sorry, stupid question.

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    Thats what i meant. Typo on my part.

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    The thing we need to keep in mind though is, according to D&D, Thrones is meant to be viewed as one long, continuous movie. I remember last year when Melisandre was showing Gendry the damage done by the Battle of the Blackwater. For a second there it no longer felt significant, and the battle felt like such old news that I had just assumed that the carnage it caused was common knowledge. In reality though, many events from Storm of Swords had already started to unfold by then (Brienne escorting Jaime, Robb marrying another woman, etc.). Also doesn't help that GoT seasons are shorter than pretty much every other tv show out there. All of this makes Thrones one of those shows that is enhanced by a refresher course before each new season, whether it's just the previous season or you watch through the entire show like I do.
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    Jerome Flynn? Sgt. Bennet Drake? Bronn ... a Brit-pop star?

    In the Purple Wedding, there is WAY less evidence about who did it in this version.

    Here is a tad spoilery examination of something that happened at the Purple Wedding

    http://imgur.com/a/Hjii3

    Id recommend not looking at it if you havent read the novels but im glad someone has this kind of frame by frame time on their hands ...
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    The thirty-third episode of Game of Thrones, "Breaker of Chains", is now in the books. People died, Tywin stole the show, Ygritte made me thankful for everyone of my ex girlfriends, and the entire cast continues to be jealous of The Hound's one-liners.

    Last week I asked how many episodes have played Rains of Castamere in the closing credits. This week, I wanna know how many episodes have been named after Dany.

    I can see this episode being a very divisive one in the grand scheme of things. A year or two ago, GRRM talked about the ripple effect that the small changes we had seen so far will have in the future. This week might have veered from the source material more than any other episode yet. Hell, the scene closest to it's book counterpart featured a "battle" where a skinny white dude on the show took the place of a fat, brown dude that so far has remained exclusive to the novels.

    Chris Rock said no sex in the champagne room, but maybe he should have thrown in a line or two about raping your sister next to the corpse of your incestuous love child. In the books, Cersei was a good bit more compliant during this scene. Maybe the most disturbing sex scene in the show so far, which quite possibly took place in the same episode as the most disturbing massacre. All those villagers and THAT'S the first shot Ygritte went for? Fuck.
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    Well, I had somehow avoided this show for the few years it has been running. I started from the beginning a couple weeks ago. I'm up to date now.

    It has been immensely enjoyable to watch back to back up to now. It works so well like that. There's a flat feeling now for me knowing I have to wait a week between episodes, then what? A year for next season? Get fucked.

    Really, the only thing i'd ask of those who've read the books is how many more seasons would you estimate there is left in this TV version? If that's not too spoilerish to answer.

    I may read the books once this season has finished. Not sure yet.

    EDIT: Oh yeah, has been good to see Iain Glen (Jorah Mormont) and Rose Leslie (Ygritte) after their stints in my other favourite running TV show, Downton Abbey.
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    They said the goal is to end after the seventh season regardless if the books are done or not. They said there would be a slight possibility of it going 8 but not longer then that.

    Quote Originally Posted by Smart_Mark View Post
    a skinny white dude on the show took the place of a fat, brown dude that so far has remained exclusive to the novels.
    Daario taking Strong Belwas place pissed me the fuck off. Highly.

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    I'm missing Strong Belwas too.


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    EJ- The creators of the show have actually said that their vision for the show is for each season to be viewed not as ten separate entries, but as a single 10 hr. movie. This coincides with GRRM's viewpoint of the novels as well. Any time he's asked in an interview which book is his favorite, he doesn't have an answer because he sees it not as 5-7 different entries, but as one long continuous story. As for your other question, an article came out right before this season debuted with D&D stating they see the show running no less than 7 seasons but no more than 8.

    Cold- When that scene was going down, I said to myself I know there's no way I've done enough good deeds in my life to actually have the honor of seeing Sir Barristan Selmy do what he do. Now if you'll excuse me, I have a sudden craving for liver and onions.

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    I really haven't been bothered by ANY of the changes until this. Pissed me the fuck off. Was looking forward to him volunteering and the aftermath but no...we have to use that lame ass Daario. When he didn't show up with Sir Barristan Selmy I didn't think it was that big of a deal because he really just stands around until what happens last night. Ugh. Least give him a throw away role as on of the Pit Fighters when we get to that...

    Would have been nice to have another Eunuch outside of Varys and to see the differences they have.

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    The Jaime/Cersei scene pissed me off more than any other scene in the television show so far. It's one thing to change the source material. I don't give a damn about that, and for the most part, the changes they've made have made the show better. I don't get this change. The other BIG problem I have with it is that in some interviews, the director spoke about the scene and said that he thought he made it clear that it was consensual by the end. So not only did he change it, he fucked up in doing so. It's a royal fuckup as a director.

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    Jaime shouldn't have been in the city when Joff bit it and its really fucking with how I'm supposed to perceive Jaime and why he is doing things. Its clear why he did things in the book. Here it just seems he is tired of Cersei ignoring him more then anything. Honestly didn't even seem like he cared that Joff was dead which makes NO fucking sense.

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    Wait....you've read the books, right Cold? I've always understood that Jaime has never felt a fatherly connection to any of the kids, partly because Cersei has always went to lengths to make sure people wouldn't ask too many questions. She wouldn't even allow an "uncle" to hold or play with his "niece/nephews" when they were little. There are literally thousands of fathers in the world who would rather pay child support than have be bothered to give a fuck about kids that are OPENLY theirs, and I'd dare say few of them are as hard or cold as The Kingslayer. Makes NO sense? Come on, man. Open your eyes.

    As for Belwas, there's still a reason to remain optimistic. Remember, Dany has yet to step foot inside the city that he was from (remaining purposely vague here). Considering his background in the book and her arc in the show, there is still a chance.
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    Without spoiling anything, I think you're a bit off on that Smart_Mark. There's a conversation between Tyrion and Jaime later that indicates that Jaime truly does care about his kids.

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    That and Joff getting killed with him not being there is part of his huge change. It opens his eyes to a lot of the things he has missed living his life the way he has.

    So...maybe the writers know something we dont? From the books Jaimes starts out as a bad dude and as we go alone he seems to become on of the "better people". Maybe they know he is gonna end up being a dick in the end and nothing changes him. Maybe they needed a reason for people to look at him a little dirty?

    I really don't know. I didn't think it was too rapey but the dialog from the book would have saved it. The dialog in the book makes it clear that the "No" was more due to the place where they were then the act itself. Its a bit confusing honestly.

    SM thats what a lot of people are saying. I get that and it makes sense but he had plenty going for him and should have been used now. Its not like they couldn't cast another person just to stand around Dany. Not like he has that many damn lines.

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    Speaking of popular associates of the Mother of Dragons, what episode would you wager we get a certain "OMG" moment? 7 or 8 would seem to be a good guess, but it just doesn't do to try to line up events with when they happen in the books any more.

    Oh, and what about Storm's epic-logue?

    EDIT: Can anyone recall another instance where two seasons of a TV drama have been ordered at a time? I thought it was very cool that the credits for episode 31 were barely out of the way before HBO was like, "Fuck it. We'll take two".

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    Without spoiling anything, I'd take a look at the episode titles. There are some scenes that are made obvious.

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    I have asked this a couple of places but never gotten much of a response.

    Is it odd that Ned Stark didn't know who is mother is? or that they never mentioned who his mother is. I don't think it will come into play at any point [It could] I just find it odd that there are such detailed family trees of all of the families and there is nothing regarding who Neds mother was.

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    Ever try the forums at westeros.org, KC? They have threads dedicated to everything from WoW predictions to crackpot theories such as Hodor being Aegon Targaryen. I know for a fact I've seen a discussion or two regarding your question. You should give it a try.

    Remember: Westeros.org is THE definitive book discussion forum, and winteriscoming.net is the same thing for the show. Both cover the other, but it's mostly as I said.

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    Cheers for the replies Cold and Smarty.

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    show ruined

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    How insightful. Thank you for saving me hours of misery disguised as entertainment.
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    I dont give a fuck about Cersei but that rape scene was messed up and damaging to the Jamie character.

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    Quote Originally Posted by notslap View Post
    show ruined
    Didn't you say the only reason they killed Ned is season one was for shock and that ruined the show?

    This was for shock.

    Is it really that big of an issue? I haven't heard anyone I know who watches that was THAT bothered by it.
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    I wasnt bothered by it really, just didnt believe that Jamie would do that after last season. I thought he was turning more on the side of good.

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    I don't know, I expected a lot worse after seeing people talk about it; honestly didn't see the big deal in terms of damaging Jamie's 180 turn. Cersei wasn't saying no, she said "no, not here" and then "this isn't right" to which Jamie replied he didn't care. Never really took it as if Jamie was raping her, seemed more like she didn't think the public nature or the timing (son's wake) was right rather than the general act in itself. Jamie cares for Cersei has been pushed away since his return and it seemed the kiss they shared just brought back the lust he had for her to the forefront. If I hadn't seen people talking about it I really wouldn't have thought twice about it.

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    My favorite scene of the other night that no one is talking about is Tywin and Prince Oberyn. I wasn't expecting them to have a scene for awhile. The tension was top notch. I look for Prince Oberyn to double cross Tywin.

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    Tywin was the star of the last episode. That scene and basically indirectly telling Cersei that she doesn't know dick and that her dreadful son was a piece of shit and is dead because of her stupidity all while teaching Tommen a major lesson in life for anyone planning on sitting on the throne. Great stuff.

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