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Game of Thrones - 4/14/13 -"Walk of Punishment"

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by SoBelle0, Apr 15, 2013.

  1. grey ghost

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    The Butcher's boy was wooden swordfighting with Arya at Arya's request down by the river. Joffrey tried to kill him, Arya disarmed Joffrey and one of the direwolves bit Joffrey. The Butcher's boy ran away and later that night was shown laid over the saddle dead on a horse that the Hound was leading back into town. The Hound made some kind of quip that he wasn't much of an opponent.
     
  2. grey ghost

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    Favorite new character is the Queen of Thorns, Lady Olenna. She looks like she's going to be a hoot and she'll be good at directing Margery. Diana Rigg's delivery of her lines is wonderfully acidic.

    Tryion is still my favorite and dragging the chair to the end of the table just cracked me up..
     
  3. Bananfish

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    Oh, THAT butcher's boy. Thanks for the memory refresher.
     
  4. DUDE_NJX

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    Yes, and just when you thought he was done, he dragged it some....more... :D
     
  5. Bananfish

    Bananfish Preowned Member

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    She seems to be every bit the equivalent of the dowager-countess from Downton Abbey. I half expect to see Maggie Smith when I hear her deliver her lines.

    The casting on this show is nothing less than perfection.
     
  6. Jonathan_S

    Jonathan_S Active Member

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    After the marrage Littlefinger could always secretly help Robyn fly :eek:
     
  7. grey ghost

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    You got me, I love Maggie Smith and am a fool for Downton Abbey.

    The only casting I'm not feeling is Mance Rayder. Ciaran Hinds is doing nothing for me and I'm really sad about that.
     
  8. grey ghost

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    Question: Was the Vale property of Lord Arryn or the property of the Tully's?? I'm guessing that Riverrun is now the property of Edmure. Where is the property of Cat's uncle Brynden?
     
  9. Shaunnick

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    The Vale is its own "kingdom" just like the Riverlands are.

    The Blackfish has no lands but the Riverlands. He is related to the lord of the Riverlands, his nephew, Edmure Tully.

    Lysa Arryn was married to the Lord of the Vale, Jon Arryn. Her son is Lord of the Vale but is too young to rule without assistance, so Lysa rules as a lord regent. She can be married and whoever she marries would become the lord regent. So if she marries Littlefinger he would essentially be Lord of the Vale until Lysa's son becomes of an age to rule himself.

    So the question is, what will Littlefinger do with the little brat when he gets to the Vale? :D
     
  10. grey ghost

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    So the Vale was the property of Lord Arryn....Thanks
     
  11. billypritchard

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    A fun design fact. Jon Arryn was Lord of the Vale. The castle in the mountain there (the one with the hole in the floor) is called the Eyrie. Arryn's sigil is a bird.

    Since Jon Arryn died, Ned Stark came to town to be Hand of the King, then Tyrion, but neither got around to redecorating, and the bedroom was still decorated with birds all over the walls. Cool touch.

    I bet Tywin has got Lions now.
     
  12. MikeAndrews

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    We'll see the little man FLY!
     
  13. heySkippy

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    I should think Littlefinger would want to do everything he could to protect the boy.
     
  14. Bananfish

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    If the boy dies before coming of age, the Lord of the Vale title would pass on to whoever is next in line of succession to the boy. Depending on the specific rules of succession of the Vale, that could mean a cousin or uncle or perhaps Lysa Arryn, but it would not be Littlefinger (that would be an outlandish rule of succession indeed).

    So I'm not sure it would do him any good to have the kid offed right away. BUT, look out kid once ol' Twatbeard has had some time to get acclimated and has infiltrated the centers of power in the Vale such that he's able to usurp the title upon the boy's death. (Let's not forget that Lord Baelish is very familiar with the machinations and logistics of usurpation - he puppeteered Joffrey's win over good old Ned Stark.)
     
  15. Rob Helmerichs

    Rob Helmerichs I am Groot! TCF Club

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    Littlefinger's best long-term strategy would be knocking up Lysa with a son (or several), and then when he was sure the kid would survive, arranging an "accident" for Robin.
     
  16. Bananfish

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    Yeah, and then he can keep knocking off his own oldest son (making sure he has at least one surviving) before he can come of age. Not sure even Littlefinger is that depraved.
     
  17. Rob Helmerichs

    Rob Helmerichs I am Groot! TCF Club

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    Nah, in this world "long-term strategy" means making sure it's YOUR descendents who get the wealth and power, and not somebody else's.
     
  18. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give em Hell, Devils

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    Why are we worrying about how Baelish will conspire to control the Vale? Joffrey already gave him Harrenhal, so if he's so worried about lands and titles, he's already got that area, and then he'll be acting lord of the Vale until Robyn is of age, so between those two he should be pretty happy. I'm guessing he'll be siphoning off money from the Vale's accounts to rebuild Harrenhal, so that when he loses his power in the Vale, he'll have something worth reigning over.
     
  19. Bananfish

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    Part of the point of this show is that those with power are never really satisfied to be "pretty happy" about the size of their empire. More, more, more.
     
  20. Martin Tupper

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    Harrenhal is an ancient ruin; the land surrounding, a pillaged wasteland. The title "Lord of Harrenhal" is purely symbolic. There's nothing there to lord over.
     

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