Game Of Thrones 5-31-2015 Hardhome

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  1. May 31, 2015 #1 of 290

    wedgecon Just Plain Awesome TCF Club

    Dec 28, 2002
    Vancouver, WA
    This was by far the best episode so far this year. The White Walkers are truly bada** zombies! I hope the Walking Dead writers were taking notes :)
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    chronatog7 Ill 'Gotten Gains!

    Aug 26, 2004
    Miami, Florida
    Just incredible!
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    SoupMan Well-Known Member

    Mar 1, 2001
    That might get a second watch. Not because I feel like I missed anything, but because how good it was.
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    gossamer88 UHDTV Snob

    Jul 26, 2005
    Da boogie...
    Two things I learned tonight. White Walkers cannot swim and Valyrian steel is as good as Dragon glass! Incredible episode!
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    danterner Not it!

    Mar 4, 2005
    Greenacres, FL
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    zordude WDW Fan TCF Club

    Sep 23, 2003
    Nashua, NH
    So I guess obsidian is an ingredient in valyrian steel?
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    zordude WDW Fan TCF Club

    Sep 23, 2003
    Nashua, NH
    I think the zombie dudes are Wights, the white walkers are the boss guys that aren't just reanimated dead people
  8. May 31, 2015 #8 of 290

    Ereth Unemployed Bum

    Jun 16, 2000
    That's exactly what I posted on FB after watching it.

    Wow. What an episode!
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    SullyND W: 33-9 (Camping World Bowl) TCF Club

    Dec 30, 2004
    Chicago Burbs
    Eh. The Wights/White Walkers are my least favorite part of GoT. Not looking forward to them having a bigger presence.
  10. May 31, 2015 #10 of 290
    Rob Helmerichs

    Rob Helmerichs I am Groot! TCF Club

    Oct 17, 2000
    Well, considering the whole series started by telling us "These are the guys who are coming to destroy the world," I suspect you're in for a pretty big disappointment... ;)
  11. May 31, 2015 #11 of 290

    DLiquid Progressive User

    Sep 17, 2001
    Wow, that was intense!
  12. Jun 1, 2015 #12 of 290
    Bob Coxner

    Bob Coxner Active Member

    Dec 1, 2004
    I got a World War Z vibe as the horde came running towards the fort. Definitely a fast zombie canon.
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    Azlen Well-Known Member

    Nov 24, 2002
    Peoria, AZ
    That's what Martin is going to do too. Have all this politicking and such go for naught when winter comes and the white walkers kill everyone in Westeros.
  14. Jun 1, 2015 #14 of 290

    dtivouser Tivoless

    Feb 10, 2004
    It's too easy to forget the first half of the episode. "Yes, my brother killed your father..." that was a great scene.
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    DevdogAZ Give 'em Hell, Devils

    Apr 16, 2003
    Agreed. Tyrion and Dany was among the best things we've seen in the series to date, and then it went and got totally overshadowed by the battle at Hardhome.
  16. Jun 1, 2015 #16 of 290

    Cainebj Well-Known Member

    Nov 10, 2006
    New York
    I think it is amusing with both GoT and The Walking Dead that some people's measure of it being a good episode is directly tied to how much zombie action there is... :eek:

    Don't get me wrong, I liked it but since it happens so rarely in GoT - whenever the White Walkers and their minions show up, I always have a momentary feeling of - wait, what show is this? and it really does feel like the whoever did the special effects for World War Z is also working on this...

    Tyrion Lannister? OMG enough with the frakkin' wine already :rolleyes:

    My biggest and favorite part of this episode?
    Realizing what a phenomenal actress Lena Headey is.
    When I stop and compare this to the Terminator series?
    wow. She is amazing.
  17. Jun 1, 2015 #17 of 290

    Anubys All About Footwork

    Jul 16, 2004
    Tommen is pouting in his room and won't eat. What a tool!

    Where's Varys? I miss him!

    Not surprised that Valerian Steel can kill White Walkers. The main ingredient in how to kill them seems to be Dragons and Valerians had plenty of those! But a good discovery nonetheless.

    More foreshadowing for Ollie. You just know he's going to misinterpret what Sam told him.
  18. Jun 1, 2015 #18 of 290

    LordKronos Well-Known Member

    Dec 28, 2003
    Wow, that was awesome. That last 10-15 minutes was on caliber with typical episode 9 content. The ways the snow cloud just drifted off of the plateau was so suspenseful. You knew what was coming, but at the same time, you had no idea what to expect.

    I'm glad the giant made it out. For a bit there (especially when he stopped at the shore), I thought he was going to end up getting overwhelmed and become a wight. That would have been horrifying. But still, my recollection was that Mance has over 100,000 wildlings, right? And they only evacuated like 5,000 + however many managed to escape after reconsidering their situation, right? That's going to be a lot of freaking zombies to deal with.

    So, Ramsay's going to sneak into Stannis' camp with 20 men. What's he going to do there? My guess it he'll end up killing or seriously wounding Shireen. Melisanre seems like she's been pretty much the real thing with her magic and visions. If she says or even suggests Stannis can't take Winterfell without sacrificing Shireen, then I'm inclined to believe her. However, I can neither see Stannis agreeing to sacrifice her, not can I see him losing the battle in the end. So it would seem Ramsay could come in and more or less kill her, and then Stannis can agree to use her dying body for one last good cause.

    The question then is still, how does her grayscale come into play? It's been talked about so much for the last 4 seasons, something has to come of it. Is her's contageous like the others (is that part of why they kept her locked up? or was it just because she looked hideous in her mom's eyes...I always wondered why stannis would agree to that), or not anymore since it's essentially been cured? If contageous, then does Ramsay contract it while killing her, then return to Winterfell, slowly go mad while waiting out the seige, finally slaughter everyone from within? I'm expecting episiode 9 to be big, but this is a much slower plan and wouldn't unfold next episode, so maybe stannis loses again but this is a longer term outcome

    Another possibility for the whole situation is that they capture Ramsay during his attack. Then in a poetic turn of events (somewhat similar to how Reek helped capture Moat Cailin), Melisanre does some spell that causes Ramsay to do a trojan-horse attack...he returns to Winterfell and then slaughters from the inside. It just seems like one way or the other, someone is going to have to take Winterfell from within, since they've made such an issue over how strong it is, and how easily a smaller army can defend it from a much larger one.
  19. Jun 1, 2015 #19 of 290

    LordKronos Well-Known Member

    Dec 28, 2003
    Didn't Qyburn say that Kevan is already in Kings Landing (or did he just say he was summoned and is on the way)? I never got a sense of how shrewd a guy he is, but it seems like he'd be advising Tommen to do SOMETHING other than pouting in his chambers.
  20. Jun 1, 2015 #20 of 290

    SoupMan Well-Known Member

    Mar 1, 2001
    It's a measure for me not because of the action (but that was still great), but because of how this is what the show started with in the first episode. Five seasons of talking about it and finally a payoff.

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