Game of Thrones S3E7 05/12/2013 'The Bear and the Maiden Fair'

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  1. May 13, 2013 #1 of 156
    Anubys

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    Well, well, well...Jaime is the hero of this tale afterall...I'm surprised Brienne was not raped first.

    The Arya portion of the story has just become a little absurd.

    Excellent nudity this week. Long overdue!

    I suspected Orell was in love with Igrit, but I changed my mind when he cut her loose last week. I should have known better. he's just a jerk who loves himself more, that's all.
     
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    Anubys

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    Oh, and I suspect the big fire (that Jon Snow knows nothing about) is not a signal for Mance to attack, but a signal that Castle Black is burned down and they can cross without opposition.
     
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    "Yes my sweet girl. My mother taught me."
     
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    jehma

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    The Tywin and Joffrey scene was fantastic. You could just see Tywin think "screw this" as he walked up the steps to be on the same level.
     
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    OK it took me a bit but realized Orell is Gareth from British "The Office". Jon Snow just needs to get hold of some jello to take him down. :D

    The bear fight scene was a littly silly wish they would have thought up something better.

    Tywin bullying Joffrey was fun to watch. I actually like Tywin he can be mean to his children but the guy is a great leader and level headed.
     
  6. May 13, 2013 #6 of 156
    Jstkiddn

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    And watching the change in Joffrey's demeanor was priceless!
     
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    astrohip

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    As the scene opened with Tywin walking up to Joffrey, I realized it was one of the first times we've seen just those two together. Knowing how delicious all the Tywin scenes are, and knowing what a ***** Joffrey is, you knew it was going to be good. There was no doubt Joff would be overwhelmed in the matchup; the only question was how would Tywin play it. And the answer is masterfully. :up:

    It's direct from the books. Nonetheless, it played out less enthralling on-screen than it did in the books.
     
  8. May 13, 2013 #8 of 156
    john4200

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    Brienne put up a bit more of a fight in the books, managing to hold-off or avoid the bear even with a practice sword. Also, IIRC, in the books her sword was metal but dull, not wooden.

    In this episode, she looked like a complete wimp. The bear was not moving very fast, but she still did not seem to be adept at dodging it.
     
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    john4200

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    The girl that wasn't covering herself with her hands seemed to have neatly groomed pubic hair. I guess there are lots of very sharp blades in that keep that can be used for shaving, even if their usual use is to cut a bit deeper. But still, I would have thought a merkin would have been in order in that scene.
     
  10. May 13, 2013 #10 of 156
    Anubys

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    did you just spoil where Theon is? if you're a book reader and made a mistake, please put Theon's location is tags. Thanks!
     
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    LlamaLarry

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    The Theon arc is really boring me, but I did enjoy this part of his torture...

    Well, at least right up until the implied penectomy. Poor guy!
     
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    john4200

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    I thought Theon's location was revealed last week, when he played the guessing game.
     
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    Anubys

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    No, it was not. The torturer said he was lying and continued to pull out the bone in Theon's pinkie. As it stands, we have no clue. We THINK we know it's Bolton's bastard, but that is as far as it goes.



    Edit: Thanks for editing your post :up:
     
  14. May 13, 2013 #14 of 156
    john4200

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    Certainly not "no clue". There have been multiple hints, and then there was a clear reaction last week when Theon guessed Karhold.

    Anyway, I do not have any privileged knowledge that allows me to know where Theon is.
     
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    tiassa

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    I'm going with the Theon being tortured thread for a while longer, because I assume there is some sort of payoff, but this is almost getting painfully boring (although more painful for Theon I suppose!)
    I'm sure the producers gave Brienne a wooden sword instead of a dull one because it was more visually obvious, also to show that a metal sword was dull Brienne would have to hit the bear and I'm not sure that Gwendoline Christie and Bart the Bear were ever that close
     
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    Shaunnick

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    Theon had guessed a location, was told he was right, and then told he was wrong. His real location has yet to be revealed on show.
     
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    john4200

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    Theon was not told that he was wrong about his guess. His captor said Theon forgot to ask if he was a liar. But the implication was that he was lying about telling Theon if he guessed right, not that Theon guessed wrong. And besides, why would you take what the liar says as the truth, when the more reliable indicator is his reaction -- which was quite pronounced when Theon guessed Karhold.
     
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    MikeAndrews

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    Add he towered over "Your Grace" Jeffy, to let him know who was boss and didn't need top take his sh*.

    I never noticed until I got my real HDTV back that Tywin has scarred eyes.

    "Am I supposed to walk up those stairs to the Hand's tower?"

    "Have yourself carried." (You pu*y.)
     
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    MikeAndrews

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    I was convinced that the bear was CGI. I'll bet a lot of what we saw with the bear growling was CGI except for the long shots.

    The reveal with Theon was when the bastard blew the horn - the horn that was driving Theon nuts in Winterfell.
     
  20. May 13, 2013 #20 of 156
    Anubys

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    I was really looking forward to seeing Casterly Rock in the opening credits. It seems we will need to witness Edmure's wedding first :thumbsdown:

    The Arya twist reminded me of the end of every episode of Gilligan's Island...
     

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