Game of Thrones "Fire & Blood" 6/19/11

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  1. Jun 20, 2011 #1 of 145
    spikedavis

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    Dragons, *****.
     
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    Peter000

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    Awesome end scene. Great setup for next season all around.
     
  3. Jun 20, 2011 #3 of 145
    cheesesteak

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    I don't think anybody will be messing with the Khaleesi any more. It would have been cool if the theme music from Shaft was playing when she had the baby dragons crawling on her.

    King Joffrey wins the "Biggest A-Hole on TV" award, 2011 edition.

    This long wait is going to suck.
     
  4. Jun 20, 2011 #4 of 145
    ducker

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    I'm assuming it was covered more so in the book, but the whole, why the people that stayed did stay... Now the farmer/herders I can understand why, their whole life was destroyed, but why would any of the Dathraki(sp) stay... They must have swayed by her charisma and strong character.

    ok just re-watched the ending. all that remained seemed to have been her slaves.
     
  5. Jun 20, 2011 #5 of 145
    tiassa

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    Yeah, my thoughts were:
    Danerys: Giving new meaning to the term "Dragon Lady"
    Joffrey: Needs to learn the 1st rule of "Risk" -- Kill, do not maim
    Robb: Some achieve greatness, some have it thrust upon them
    The Witch: Perhaps telling Dany that "Only death pays for life" wasn't the best move


    Next season is going to be great. You've got Joffrey vs Tyrion in court (not as much of a mismatch as it may seem), Robb vs Tywin on the battlefield, Zombies in the north and Dragons in the south. Other than that not much is happening!
     
  6. Jun 20, 2011 #6 of 145
    Legion

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    I read the books a while ago, but the way I remember it was the few who stayed were her sworn body guard (blood riders).
     
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    pendragn

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    In the book they also mentioned that some that stayed were old, sick, etc. People that no other Khal would take.

    Great episode. It could have been twice as long. Once again I think they did a good job portraying the book.

    tk
     
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    cheesesteak

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    Joffrey isn't the sharpest sword if he doesn't think the woman he shares his bed with isn't going to want to stab him in the eyeball for murdering her father and Septa.
     
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    whitson77

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    No he isn't. He is a crazy mofo.
     
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    fmowry

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    How long does it take for a dragon to grow to be more than a flying lizard? An offeason on HBO? ;)
     
  11. Jun 20, 2011 #11 of 145
    Legion

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    If they stick to the books, about another 800 pages.

    While the dragons would be a nice perk when they get older, I would be more impressed by the fact this chick just spent the night in a bonfire and has three dragons and nakedness to show for it.
     
  12. Jun 20, 2011 #12 of 145
    allan

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    Very kewl! I thought she was dead meat, and now she's REALLY a dragon lady! :)

    Yup, and I hope he gets what's coming to him.

    ^This, this, this!!
     
  13. Jun 20, 2011 #13 of 145
    pjenkins

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    What a great 10 episodes, BRAVO HBO!! I'll likely be through all the books by the time season 2 starts, they are that good/fun to read!

    HBO has really done justice to the books imo, I can't remember a show I've enjoyed more in it's first season other than perhaps the Sopranos. This one ranks up there with the best they have done.
     
  14. Jun 20, 2011 #14 of 145
    tiassa

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    Hasn't it already started? Wasn't that scene towards the end the "afterglow" of Sansa boffing her tutor (one of many "eeeeewww" moments in that series)

    Shows some of the downside of inbreeding.
     
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    Mr. Merkin

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    So I take it the witch was responsible for Drogo's wound getting so severely infected in the first place? Can someone who read the book please shed some light if it was ever made clear? Also, was the death of the baby really as the witch described (it was born mutated and dead)? Was this the result of the witch's deliberate actions or because she went into the tent during the spell being performed?
     
  16. Jun 20, 2011 #16 of 145
    drumorgan

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    Yes, I think Drogo's death, and the baby's were a result of the witch's spell. She had the intention of killing them all along. Much in the show was a recap of what happened, while in the book it was described as it happened, but the details were much the same from what I remember.
     
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    Unbeliever

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    If you're talking about that old guy scene "The thing about kings..."? That wasn't Sansa. Looked a lot like her, though. She was a random service lady. A lot more "developed" than Sansa.

    I like how he put on his frailty as he put on his cloak.

    --Carlos "just a series watcher, not a reader" V.
     
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    astrohip

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    If you are referring to the sexposition scene with the old court advisor (Maester Pycelle?), I think that was the same prostitute we've been seeing all season, Roz. She's like Forest Gump, shows up in every scene.

    I think Roz works for Littlefingers. It took me a minute to figure out why Pycelle was saying what he said about Joffrey ("he'll be a great king", etc), when you knew he couldn't be serious. Then I realized Roz probably reports right back to LF, who would love to have something on Pycelle. Notice how he is actually quite fit, but assumed the hunch when it was time to appear in public. THAT'S how he's served more kings than any man alive!;)

    Sansa would almost certainly need to remain virginal for her Grace.:mad:


    ETA: or what unbeliever typed quicker than me
     
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    zordude

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    Yeah I thought that was really neat. It makes me wonder if he IS one of those former kings that somehow arranged to have someone killed in his place and took on that new personality.

    Z
     
  20. Jun 20, 2011 #20 of 145
    SurvivorFan

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    As I read it, the witch properly dressed Drogo's wound, but the dressing irritated him so he removed it and used something else instead. The result was the infection that would have killed him.

    The witch didn't get evil until Dany asked her to save him. She took that task on knowing what it meant for Dany's baby and that Drogo would be a vegetable, albeit living, afterward. If Drogo hadn't been hurt and/or if they'd never used the witch, the baby would have been okay. It was the blood price for saving Drogo.
     

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