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    MichaelC
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    Ermagerd.

    #1119962

    El Diablo Einstein
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    #1120630

    El Diablo Einstein
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    #1120705
    Walker Evans
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    #1122284

    RBloodworth
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    “That’s what I do. I drink and I know things.” Yep, that line’s going to be used a few times…

    #1124092
    vestanpance
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    so.. ?

    Great start to the season IMO. I’m glad they didn’t go right away and revive Jon Snow. This show has made it’s mark by killing off loved characters, it would have felt cheap if he was back to life in the first episode.

    My only complaint is it’s pretty hard to jam so many story lines into an hour. Once you start getting into one it’s on the the next. Small complaint, for a show that is still delivering.

    #1124093
    Posole
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    There was very little progress in the story arc. It was more of a “lets remind everyone what was going on when we left” kind of episode.

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    vestanpance
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    There was very little progress in the story arc. It was more of a “lets remind everyone what was going on when we left” kind of episode.

    I guess the biggest thing was the Dorne stuff. But that has been maybe my least favorite story line. Sansa meeting up with Brienne is kind of a big deal

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    Posole
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    <div class=”d4p-bbt-quote-title”>Posole wrote:</div>
    There was very little progress in the story arc. It was more of a “lets remind everyone what was going on when we left” kind of episode.

    I guess the biggest thing was the Dorne stuff. But that has been maybe my least favorite story line. Sansa meeting up with Brienne is kind of a big deal

    Yes, this is interesting! Considering that at this point in the books, Brienne is dead, I’m really curious to see where the TV writers take this story line. The Sansa story line is the most original story line to the TV series, and it’s like seeing something new. I kind of like it.

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    Walker Evans
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    My only complaint is it’s pretty hard to jam so many story lines into an hour. Once you start getting into one it’s on the the next. Small complaint, for a show that is still delivering.

    This was one of my biggest problems with that show “Heroes” back in the day. They checked in with every character every episode, so you got little 2-3 minute “check ins” with everyone and none of the plots progressed quickly.

    I think GoT handles it better by not checking in with every single character every single time, or at least spending a little more time with some rather than others. Felt like this episode spent more time at The Wall than it did elsewhere.

    Characters that this episode did not check in with: Bran/Hodor (who are supposed to return this season), the Greyjoys (who are also supposed to play a bigger role this season), King Tommen, Littlefinger, Sam & Gilly, and Tormund and the Wildlings (although they were mentioned). I’m sure there are other groups/characters that were also left out, but those are off the top of my head.

    There was very little progress in the story arc. It was more of a “lets remind everyone what was going on when we left” kind of episode.

    Yeah, although that’s to be expected of the first episode of the season, especially when there are big events that occur at the end of the last season. You have to spend some time with characters reacting to something big like Jon’s death or Stannis’ death or Daenerys’ capture, or else it feels like those events had no real impact on anyone.

    All in all, I thought the episode delivered as expected. Didn’t see the Dorne stuff coming like that. That was probably the biggest surprise.

    I will say that I like how the show continues a slow build. Jaime & Cersei are ready to go to war. The Dornish women are ready to go to war. The Boltons are prepping for war. It’s all going to come to a boil sooner or later, but it does feel like we’re just watching the pot and waiting for it slowly right now. ;)

    #1124180
    Not that Tom
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    I agree with Walker. It seems like this episode is building toward some exciting stuff going on in the North – with a bunch of potential convergences among Sansa & Brienne / Boltons / Jon Snow / Red Lady / Wildlings & Davos / White Walkers / Bran (?) etc

    Then the B plot for the season in the south – Martells vs Lannisters. Still don’t love the stuff I’ve seen so far of the Martells left – Ellaria and the Sand Snakes, but we’ll see what happens now that they have the power in Dorne. I def did not see Doran & Trystane getting killed. Jaw dropped

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    Eugene_C
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    I figured the big sourthen plot was the Tyrells vs the Lannisters. Seemed like they were setting that up after the Tyrells offed Joffrey and then it sort of fizzled and now Margery has been sitting in sinners prison for a while now.

    All the stories really could be tighter.

    #1124193

    CivilE
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    Yes, this is interesting! Considering that at this point in the books, Brienne is dead, I’m really curious to see where the TV writers take this story line. The Sansa story line is the most original story line to the TV series, and it’s like seeing something new. I kind of like it.

    Brienne does not die in the books. As of “A Dance with Dragons” she is last seen approaching Jaime at Pennytree and tells him that she has found Sansa and that he must come alone with her or Sansa will be killed by the Hound (presumably a lie to get him to get him to come alone to Lady Stoneheart and the Brotherhood.) I’m curious to see if they bother introducing Stoneheart in the series. (After Jon’s resurrection, perhaps?). She has only had a minor appearance in the books, so far, but her interaction with Jaime could be a critical plot point for both Jaime and Brienne.

    #1124197
    Ned23
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    <div class=”d4p-bbt-quote-title”>Posole wrote:</div>
    Yes, this is interesting! Considering that at this point in the books, Brienne is dead, I’m really curious to see where the TV writers take this story line. The Sansa story line is the most original story line to the TV series, and it’s like seeing something new. I kind of like it.

    Brienne does not die in the books. As of “A Dance with Dragons” she is last seen approaching Jaime at Pennytree and tells him that she has found Sansa and that he must come alone with her or Sansa will be killed by the Hound (presumably a lie to get him to get him to come alone to Lady Stoneheart and the Brotherhood.) I’m curious to see if they bother introducing Stoneheart in the series. (After Jon’s resurrection, perhaps?). She has only had a minor appearance in the books, so far, but her interaction with Jaime could be a critical plot point for both Jaime and Brienne.

    I was just going to point this out. IIRC, Sansa is still in lying low the Vale under the name Alayne.

    I really liked the little scene in last night’s episode where Pod helps Sansa with the fealty oath.

    And how about Melisandre? Now we know how she became so powerful and gained so much influence, she’s much older than we thought and has been building power for many years.

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    Walker Evans
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    Then the B plot for the season in the south – Martells vs Lannisters. Still don’t love the stuff I’ve seen so far of the Martells left – Ellaria and the Sand Snakes, but we’ll see what happens now that they have the power in Dorne. I def did not see Doran & Trystane getting killed. Jaw dropped

    I didn’t notice this myself, but read somewhere that with Prince Doran killed, and his son Prince Trystane killed, House Martell is technically over as all blood heirs have been killed off in their family tree (unless Doran had other children we’re not aware of).

    All of the women left in charge are Sands (bastards) and technically have no true claim to House Martell.

    Not sure if that really changes anything in the big picture if the people of Dorne are behind “The Sand Mutiny”, but it will be interesting to see if that comes into play somehow.

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