Game of Thrones 5/22/16 "The Door"

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  1. uncdrew

    uncdrew Annie 2.0

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    My thoughts exactly.

    Poor Hodor's life bought them about 5 minutes. Hope that's well used.
     
  2. uncdrew

    uncdrew Annie 2.0

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    Their commitment to The Watch really isn't that serious, is it?

    Jon got out of his.
    Sam got out of his.
    Dude mentioned above got out of his.

    Wimps.
     
  3. MacThor

    MacThor Not Pictured

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    So Howland Reed is the only living person who knows what happened at the Tower of Joy. He sent his two children to protect Bran and help him realize his mission. Jon is recruiting "lesser" Northern houses, of which Reed is one.

    Perhaps Howland Reed will be a key player towards the end of this story. At least he could provide Jon, and the viewers, with answers.
     
  4. goblue97

    goblue97 Welcome Home, Jimmy!

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    Jon fulfilled his until death.

    I think Sam is still part of the Night's Watch but he's going to be trained as a Maester to then serve the Night's Watch as such.
     
  5. Dawghows

    Dawghows Liberal Elitist

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    Right.
     
  6. Anubys

    Anubys All About Footwork

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    And Benjen is presumed dead or a WW.

    Of course, we're both responding to a post made in jest...but still...
     
  7. gossamer88

    gossamer88 UHDTV Snob

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    There's a theory floating around that it was Euron that set those ships ablaze at Mereen.

    Makes sense especially after this episode and his willingness to help Dany.
     
  8. BrettStah

    BrettStah Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    I was thinking that could be what happened after watching this past episode! It makes sense - he's been traveling all over, knows all about Dany's need for ships, etc.
     
  9. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give 'em Hell, Devils

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    Speaking of the Pyke storyline, how in the world do the Ironborn allow Yarra and Theon to runaway and steal their ships while they're drowning and crowning(tm) Euron? I suspect that some of the crew remained on each ship, so they just allowed some random people to come aboard and give orders?

    Based on the terrain they've shown in Pyke, how many trees could there be and how many ships will they be able to build, let alone how long it will take?
     
  10. Ereth

    Ereth Unemployed Bum

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    This seems a pedantic argument. You are arguing that the common tongue in a fantasy book, in a world unrelated to ours, published in English, MUST be English because there are English words used by the characters.

    There is absolutely *nothing* stopping the common tongue from being a language that does not exist in reality (much like Dothraki did not exist until HBO hired a linguist to create it), but which has those same rules.

    The argument that a language *must* be English because the author who wrote it writes in English and out of habit makes English-language-like references is, to my mind, rather silly. It's much like people arguing that Westeros *must* be England, because it bears a vague resemblance to it, and because the events in the book are similar to the War of the Roses. That doesn't make it England, it makes England the starting point for the author to use as background. English is his native tongue and he didn't bother to publish the book in a language none of us spoke, so there are English-isms in it. That doesn't prove that the characters are actually speaking English.

    It is EASIER, I'll grant you, for it to be English. But as there is no ENGLAND in the Seven Kingdoms, it is rather impossible for it to BE English.
     
  11. wprager

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    Jon broke his oath with Ygritte. Sam with Gilly. But those are very common and, in fact, practically universal among the Watch.

    P.S. Technically the oath is to take no wife and father no children; Jon was, technically, married to Ygritte according to Wildling customs; having unprotected sex is an excellent way to become a father, so I'm pretty sure the intent of the oath was not to have sex even if the letter of the oath said not to father children.
     
  12. wprager

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    You have to keep in mind that these aren't exactly the Einsteins of Westeros. They probably didn't even *have* a King until one guy told another "Hey, what do you wanna bet I can hold my breath underwater longer?"
     
  13. nickels

    nickels opinionated dope

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    We are going to see either Howland Reed or Benjen in the next episode or the following one. Someone has to save Bran and Meera from their current predicament. Who will it be...??? Find out soon!
     
  14. wprager

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    By the way this episode ("The Door") was written by Jack Bender, who also wrote "The Constant" on "Lost".
     
  15. gossamer88

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  16. DreadPirateRob

    DreadPirateRob Seriously?

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    Looking at maps of Westeros/Essos, and that sail from the the Iron Islands to Slaver's Bay is a *long* voyage.
     
  17. BrettStah

    BrettStah Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    You must have missed the fine print of the oath:

    "What happens north of the wall stays north of the wall."
     
  18. wprager

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    Sam went south (or at least that's what Gilly wished).
     
  19. wprager

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    I have to do that elevator button thing at work.
     
  20. allan

    allan Just someone TCF Club

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    If they were anything like the bunch on shore, they probably cheered them, since Euron wasn't there to cheer instead.

    :D
     

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