Game of Thrones - "The Night Lands" - 4/8/2012 - S02E02

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  1. Apr 8, 2012 #1 of 116
    photoshopgrl

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    I am literally watching the clock waiting on this!

    Synopsis from my guide:
    In the wake of a bloody purge in the capital, Tyrion chastens Cersei for alienating the king’s subjects. On the road north, Arya shares a secret with Gendry, a Night’s Watch recruit. With supplies dwindling, one of Dany's scouts returns with news of their position. After nine years as a Stark ward, Theon Greyjoy reunites with his father Balon, who wants to restore the ancient Kingdom of the Iron Islands. Davos enlists Salladhor Saan, a pirate, to join forces with Stannis and Melisandre for a naval invasion of King’s Landing.
     
  2. Apr 8, 2012 #2 of 116
    jay_man2

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    I just finished season 1 on my AppleTV, and signed up for HBO and HBOGO just this evening. I got a 50% off for 6 month deal through Verizon FiOS.

    I'll be watching season 2 ep 1 on my iPad while ep 2 gets TiVo'ed up.
     
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    astrohip

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    Lots of complaints:

    * One hour is not enough a week
    * Ten episodes is not enough a year

    Another fantastic episode. When it flashed to the credits at the end, I couldn't believe the hour had passed so quickly.

    Oh, and Cersei's an idiot. Uneasy lies the head that gave birth to the crown.
     
  4. Apr 8, 2012 #4 of 116
    chronatog7

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    @ astrohip I agree

    Is it next week already?
     
  5. Apr 8, 2012 #5 of 116
    photoshopgrl

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    Wow!! Where to even start!

    So it was Joffrey that ordered the bastards be killed. I really thought it was her. Damnit! And WTF *****, I really want her to get hers just for having the nerve to tell Tyrion it was his first joke killing their mother during childbirth. :( I felt so bad for him. Dinklage just knocks it out of the park every. single. time.

    So did I see that right at the end? Snow watched Craster give the baby to the white walkers?? Did not see that coming! And here I thought Sam would be the one to screw this up. I kept saying "Jon it's not your problem, don't follow him!" but I knew immediately that he would.

    Theon was feeling up his own sister. That was not cool... why the hell didn't she say something? I'm not sure I fully get what happened there. Did the Stark's take Theon by force during their battle and now he's basically one of them and his father is bitter? Why else hasn't Theon been home in so long?

    Bronn is in charge, bitches! Heee! That entire scene with Janos was gold. Sends him off to the wall like it was nothing. Bravo!

    And umm listen up hookers, don't be unhappy at Lord Baelish's expense. That was the first time I ever found him scary.

    And please tell me I'm wrong... did that head belong to Rakharo?? Noooo!

    I'll have more to say once I get some sleep and read other's thoughts! I'm sad it's over!
     
  6. Apr 8, 2012 #6 of 116
    Rob Helmerichs

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    Theon was a hostage, in the classical sense of the word. As part of the peace, Theon was sent to Winterfell to be raised by Ned. In theory, his presence there would stop Balon from misbehaving. But it's pretty obvious that Balon and his crew don't care much for Theon anyway...they think he's just a big ol' softy who's been corrupted by his time away from the sea.

    As for his sister, apparently she's a sick, twisted %#^! who thought putting up with a little bortherly feel-up was worth it for the look on his face later when he found out. :D
     
  7. Apr 8, 2012 #7 of 116
    Ereth

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    In the book, she really plays that up, gets Theon talking about how important he is, all the things he's going to do. She's really getting intel on who Theon really is. He's been gone so long nobody knows whats happened to him. And she doesn't want him waltzing in and taking her position of favor, so gathering data and putting him off his game at the same time? A perfect ploy.
     
  8. Apr 8, 2012 #8 of 116
    JFriday

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    My Eastern feed didn't record. Ugh, at least it's starting again now.
     
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    pendragn

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    Here's more background. I've spoilerized it because it wasn't in the show, but it doesn't give anything away:
    After Robert's rebellion when he took the thrown from the Targaryens, Theon's father, Balon Greyjoy, tried to overthrow Robert. He lost. Ned took Theon as a hostage to ensure Balon didn't rise up again.

    tk
     
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    photoshopgrl

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    So then why does Theon's father treat him as if he's the one that's done something wrong?
     
  11. Apr 9, 2012 #11 of 116
    Rob Helmerichs

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    I suppose if he'd been a good Greyjoy he would have killed Ned & his entire family, and conquered the North.

    Such a disappointment, that boy.
     
  12. Apr 9, 2012 #12 of 116
    Odds Bodkins

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    First big diversions from the book in this episode. I'm fine with them for now as they open up some interesting avenues.
     
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    photoshopgrl

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    He was gone 9 years and his father (is it Balon?) said the Starks had him longer than he did so he's about 20 years old at this point, no?
     
  14. Apr 9, 2012 #14 of 116
    Anubys

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    The Grejoys are tough. He's sizing up the man in front of him and letting him know the lay of the land.

    But he also waited until his son got back as the signal to restart the war against the Starks, right?

    I like Theon's sister. I look forward to many a twisted scene with her making men squirm ;)

    OMG. only 8 episodes left :eek:
     
  15. Apr 9, 2012 #15 of 116
    goblue97

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    I was thinking that would make him about 17.
     
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    mwhip

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    I do not think this is a spoiler because it has nothing to do with future episodes but just in case because it is a reference to the books.

    I was looking up information about Theon's sister online and did not realize they changed her name from the books to the TV show. In the book she was Asha Greyjoy and in the show she is now Yara Greyjoy
     
  17. Apr 9, 2012 #17 of 116
    billypritchard

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    Probably to avoid confusion with Osha in Winterfell.
     
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    Anubys

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    who is Osha?

    I was annoyed at the name Yara because I didn't want to confuse her with Arry (also from Winterfell)!
     
  19. Apr 9, 2012 #19 of 116
    mwhip

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    The Wildling that now takes care of Bran.
     
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    DavidTigerFan

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    Reading book 1 now and it's amazing how well I can follow along now. I hope to catch up to the series soon! :)
     

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