Game of Thrones - "The Ghost of Harrenhal" - s2e5 - 4/29/12

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  1. Apr 30, 2012 #21 of 206
    photoshopgrl

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    hmmm I don't remember anything about smuggling or his wife. I'll have to skim back through season 1 to find it. I hate to google things like this because I'm so afraid I'm going to read far more than I wanted to know!
     
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    Anubys

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    I did not get the exchange between Theon and his first mate. They agreed to attack a different place, but then some sort of "understanding" passed between them and I can't figure out what.

    So the guy with the funny beard who went to defend against Theon will die.

    Why oh why did Arya waste one of her 3 kills on someone who does not matter?

    I think Littlefinger has found himself a queen!
     
  3. Apr 30, 2012 #23 of 206
    Anubys

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    Ned caught him selling slaves; which is a big no no. Jorah explained to Dany that he did it because he needed the money since his woman had expensive tastes.

    Mormont has disowned him as he is without honor. Jorah chose to run (be banished) rather than have his head chopped off. Jorah also clearly works for the Spider and was clearly do it so he can get a royal pardon.
     
  4. Apr 30, 2012 #24 of 206
    photoshopgrl

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    :eek: :( That just put a damper on my day.

    I agree! I never could have imaged being so in love with such a hard core fantasy show but here I am!

    Funny I don't get them confused but I always forget Bran's name. I don't forget Bronn. Maybe it's because Bronn is always on screen with Tyrion.

    I'm going to vote for no.
     
  5. Apr 30, 2012 #25 of 206
    photoshopgrl

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    Okay I don't remember the woman has expensive tastes thing but selling slaves rings a bell.

    And I say a big HUH? on him working for Varys. Was that mentioned before?? Now I have to really go back because I think I've forgotten pretty much everything about Jorah prior to him joining up with Dany. He was already with the Dothraki, I do have that part correct, right?
     
  6. Apr 30, 2012 #26 of 206
    Anubys

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    I recall a scene (just before the attempted assassination on Dany) where he got some mail and it contained a pardon. He then thwarted the attempt on Dany's life. I don't recall the details of the pardon, though. Others here might have better memories.
     
  7. Apr 30, 2012 #27 of 206
    Rob Helmerichs

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    Theon was whining about what a s#!% detail he drew, and how was he ever going to prove himself with that? The other guy said he couldn't, but that the Ironborn don't do as they're told, they do as they please. That puts the notion in Theon's head to do something else, and he comes up with the plan to attack Robb's castle. The other guy approves of his initiative.
     
  8. Apr 30, 2012 #28 of 206
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    It's easy to miss, but Mormont also gave his sword, Longclaw, which is the ultra rare Valyrian steel, and was destined for Jorah, to John Snow.

    An interesting development, since Ice was lost to the Starks when Ned was killed, leaving John Snow the only one of the Stark children to have a Valyrian steel weapon.
     
  9. Apr 30, 2012 #29 of 206
    photoshopgrl

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    Yes, now that I do remember.
     
  10. Apr 30, 2012 #30 of 206
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    Yes, the pardon came at the same time that Varys has the assassination attempt made, so I made a connection between the 2 there. Also, we had other clues. When Jonah found out Dany was pregnant, he said he had to ride to Pentos or some other city. It seemed to me that he had to let someone know. Shortly after, when Arya was in the dungeon hiding behind the dragon skulls and the 2 people were talking, one of those people was Varys, and he was being told by the other that Dany was pregnant. Shortly after that, at the Kings council (or whatever it's called) when they were discussing with Robert that Dany was pregnant, I believe they said Jorah was the source of the info.
     
  11. Apr 30, 2012 #31 of 206
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    The guy talking to Varys was Illyrio, who helped arrange the marriage between Daenerys and Khal Drago and also gifted the dragon eggs to Daenerys.
     
  12. Apr 30, 2012 #32 of 206
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    Remember about midseason one Jorah said he had to go to the coast, and thereafter King's Landing got word that Danys was preggers with the stallion kid.

    As good a time as any to say more of the ensemble acting on GoT has been simply outstanding.

    Mark Addy as King Robert -*loud, macho, boisterous, ... AFAIK his roles had been the big guy in the background like a Friar Tuck.
    The merchant assassin. Nailed it in that scene in the market. You could see his gears grinding as he thought on his feet.
    Kahl Drago - He's an American Pacific Islander.
    Prince Targareon - Give me my crown!
    Ser Davos always giving that side profile as he contemplates.
     
  13. Apr 30, 2012 #33 of 206
    MikeAndrews

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    I guess Smoky may be all evil powerful but he has to be brought nearby. Maybe he can be disintegrated in a stiff wind.

    The fire pots are supposed to be Greek Fire. Don't diss clergy that know how to make lotsa weapons.

    How about those two vault doors? 1) "Only this key, that any Dothraki could kill me for, will open the door."
    2) 7800...
    3) Behind this door is the Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch.
     
  14. Apr 30, 2012 #34 of 206
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    I wish people would stop referring to the shadow entity as smoke or smokey. It's supposed to be a shadow, so I wish they had made it look more like that. Its' really just semantics but it ties in with the Lord of Light and shadow not existing without light, just as Melisandre stated.

    It's hard not to make "smoke monster" comparisons, but don't confuse the two; they have nothing in common.
     
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    Actually, Bronn is Tyrion's sellsword.:D
     
  16. Apr 30, 2012 #36 of 206
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    Actually, Bronn is the Captain of the City Watch. :D
     
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    Just to clear this up, Jorah was lord of Bear Island and was a bannerman to Winterfell. He caught some poachers on his land and chose to sell them off as slaves rather than kill them, or whatever the other choice was. Slave selling is illegal in Westoros, so Ned Stark was going to take his head I believe. Instead of that or going to the wall, Jorah decided to flee and go into exile. That wasn't a choice that anyone game him, it was a choice he made to escape "justice."
     
  18. Apr 30, 2012 #38 of 206
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    Maybe. Her marriage to Renly was apparently not consummated. She comes from a wealthy family, the Tyrell. Not Lannister wealthy, but very well off.

    Do you know any royalty that is short on cash?

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  19. Apr 30, 2012 #39 of 206
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    So now the Ironthrone doesn't have money problems? seems weird they wouldn't since they did have problems AND they are now in war/wars.
     
  20. Apr 30, 2012 #40 of 206
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    We know his son Jorah fled from Westeros rather than receive the Stark capital punishment for selling slaves and that he was disowned by his father Jeor. We also know he has received a king's pardon for notifying the court at King's Landing that Daenerys was pregnant.

    But why is Jeor Mormont Lord Commander of the Night Watch? We are often told that anyone banished to wall is sent when they have no other choices or as punishment. By taking the vows of the Night Watch, they give up all family and possessions.

    Besides the sword that he gave to Jon Snow, what does Jeor have to NOT give to Jorah? How can you disown someone when you own nothing?

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