Game of Thrones "The Kingsroad" 4/24/11 *spoilers*

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  1. Apr 25, 2011 #21 of 128
    billypritchard

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    A bit confused by the questions. To sum up.

    This episode found The King, Ned, and the rest on the road to King's Landing. It's a long journey, and these events basically take place about halfway. The 'trial' scene took place at the Inn at the Crossroads, a place where the road going north meets the road going east/west.

    Catelyn and the Stark boys are at Winterfell. There was a discussion amongst them that Catelyn (and the whiskered Ser Rodrick) will go to King's Landing to tell Ned the news.
     
  2. Apr 25, 2011 #22 of 128
    cheesesteak

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    So Eddard is Ned?

    Why is Ned taking his youngest daughter along anyway?

    Joffery is a snivelling p****.
     
  3. Apr 25, 2011 #23 of 128
    GAM

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    Thanks. I must have missed that everyone was going to King's Landing except for Cat and the boys. I assumed the girls were also staying back with her.
     
  4. Apr 25, 2011 #24 of 128
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    Yes, odd nickname, but that's what his friends call him in the book, and what most people outside of the book refer to him as.

    Yep.
     
  5. Apr 25, 2011 #25 of 128
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    Joffrey is easy to hate, and it's awesome to see him get pwned by a dwarf and a little girl.

    Ned takes Arya along because a) her teacher (and sansa's) is going, b) to keep the girls together, and c) to try and 'clean her up' with some time at Court.

    It is not made very clear in these episodes why they break apart like they do.
     
  6. Apr 25, 2011 #26 of 128
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    You guys are answering these faster than i can lol :up:
     
  7. Apr 25, 2011 #27 of 128
    cheesesteak

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    I figured the girls would have been better off staying behind with their mother and caring for Bran instead of travelling to East Jablip.
     
  8. Apr 25, 2011 #28 of 128
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    Also, since GAM seemed to be confused and think both girls were still at Winterfell, I'll point out that Sansa is going because she is betrothed to Joffrey. Bran would have gone if he wasn't in a coma, Robb has to stay to be in charge as the next in line, Rickon doesn't go because he's too young (he's 3 in the books) and Jon settles the matter by taking the black and going to the wall.


    As an aside, the Hound's makeup is much better in this one. I couldn't see his burns in the first episode.
     
  9. Apr 25, 2011 #29 of 128
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    Sorry to continue to spam this thread, but did anyone else notice the change to the title sequence? Apparently, there were four made for the season, and the locations that are being focused on will show up on the "cog map" in the beginning.
     
  11. Apr 25, 2011 #31 of 128
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    When this series was first announced, I worried about the accuracy of portraying these complex characters. The first episode gave some hints, but after watching this second episode I have to say: Home Run!

    The adult parts are a bit easier - more seasoned actors can handle the complexity, and thank God the direction and editing bring it out. In particular though, a shout out to the younger actors - Sansa, Arya, Bran and Joffrey are all splendid, and I have NO trouble seeing their book versions come to life.

    In particular, I really like Kit Harrington's portrayal as Jon Snow. I like the HBO Snow a lot more now than the book version.

    And of course... Emilia Clarke as Dany. Wow, such a fragile yet strong character.

    As good as the series is thus far, I've a feeling it will keep getting better and better. It's like standing in line for a great Disneyland ride - you just KNOW you're gonna love it.
     
  12. Apr 25, 2011 #32 of 128
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    As Jon Snow was leaving for the wall, Ned said something like, "You may not have my name, but you have my blood.".

    Spoiler as a comparison from the books:

    In the books, did Ned ever say to Jon that Jon had Ned's blood? Some theories have Jon actually not being Ned's son, which if true, makes Ned's lie (above) to Jon rather ruin the moment that they seemed to be having.
     
  13. Apr 25, 2011 #33 of 128
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    Two other "goose bump" moments for me in last night's episode:

    1. The "confrontation" between Jamie and Snow as Jon was preparing to depart for the wall. Wow, what a sniveling prick that Lannister dude was. You could see Jon's conflict - He wanted dearly to slap his arrogant face, but was forced to hold back. Was it because Jamie was who he was, or because Jamie could easily slice Jon in two? Or was Jon confused as to Jamie's sincerity?

    All rhetorical questions, I think, designed to let viewers decide for themselves. The scene was exceedingly well played.

    2. When Jon first sees the wall, and we get our first good look at it - EXACTLY as I had imagined the wall to look like.
     
  14. Apr 25, 2011 #34 of 128
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    http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?t=468391
     
  15. Apr 25, 2011 #35 of 128
    cheesesteak

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    Why did the dwarf travel to the wall?
     
  16. Apr 25, 2011 #36 of 128
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    He's very bookish. The wall is 700 foot high wall made of ice that extends the entire width of a continent, made by man. He was in the (relative) neighborhood and he was curious.
     
  17. Apr 25, 2011 #37 of 128
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    Ned's statement to Jon about the Stark name and Ned's blood.

    Spoiler from the books:

    Ned could have said, "You may not have the Stark name, but you have Stark blood." But he said "my blood". That is why I consider it a lie if the theory I mentioned is true.
     
  18. Apr 25, 2011 #38 of 128
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    It would be like traveling to China for the only time in your life (and you know it is likely the only time) and not seeing the Great Wall. People like Cersei and Jaime don't care, but Tyrion does.
     
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    I hate that Queen! That trial scene had my blood boiling. Such unnecessary cruelty. And her son is so ugly.

    Time is passing quickly. Only the puppies growing up so quickly help remind me of that.
     

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