Game of Thrones - "The Old Gods and New" - S2E6 - 5/06/12 ***spoilers***

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  1. May 7, 2012 #41 of 142
    LordKronos

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    Maybe she thought he was cute and wanted to hit that once before the road. Maybe she knew she would run into a guard outside and wanted to establish that she was with Theon so her little ruse would work.
     
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  3. May 7, 2012 #43 of 142
    LordKronos

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    Just as a warning, there is a fairly minor (at least in my opinion) unintentional spoiler in the "A few final notes" section at the end of that review (in the last 2 sentences of the 2nd bullet point). I suspect most people wouldn't be too bothered by it, but those that don't want to know ANYTHING might not care to read it.
     
  4. May 7, 2012 #44 of 142
    stellie93

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    One thing that was different that I did not like
    was letting us see right away that Bran and Rickon are safe. I was waiting for everyone here to think they were dead for ages, maybe even into next season, like I did when I read the books. :(

    That's really a huge crowd of guys who refuse to obey any laws--"free people"--crowding into your land. If they get past the wall and into Winterfell, it would be a mess. Plus food will be in short supply anyway when winter comes.....

    I realize the dragons are still pretty small, but they can make fire and are not likely to be happy to leave Dani. I wouldn't want to be the one trying to hold them. ;)

    I thought it was odd that Kat didn't introduce Brienne to Rob. Kind of rude. And he didn't seem to notice her standing there.

    Too bad the crowd didn't manage to throw anything heavier than poo at Joffrey. A big rock would have been better.
     
  5. May 7, 2012 #45 of 142
    Anubys

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    That's what I'm thinking as well. He has Sansa and now he knows where Arya is. Too bad he lied to Cat before and told her that he already knew where Arya was!

    Theon made numerous advances to Osha and almost raped her once (and was saved by the raven-mail guy for the Starks). So coming on to him, putting him to sleep, getting the confidence of his men, etc. was the quickest way to her goal.
     
  6. May 8, 2012 #46 of 142
    heySkippy

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    No.
    It happened the same way in the book (minus Osha sleeping w/Theon and minus the the Cranogs). The kids and wolves make a trail out the gate then double back. Theon searches the woods and never suspects where they went.
     
  7. May 8, 2012 #47 of 142
    cheesesteak

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    I hate Joffrey and loved it when Tyrion pimp slapped him but this is getting a bit ridiculous. Might as well give him a handlebar mustache to twirl as he does dastardly deeds.

    Jon Snow isn't the brightest bastard on tv. Either his information retention skills suck or his entire brain is dyslexic since he can't seem to do what he's told.

    Arya was pretty stupid, sneaking around with Tywin's document in her hand. Peasant clothes don't have pockets? Looks like she's not aiming very high with her kill choices. She's my favorite character, though.

    To paraphrase Omar from The Wire, Theon needs to get got.
     
  8. May 8, 2012 #48 of 142
    Rob Helmerichs

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    Well, this one was self-defense. I bet she's as unhappy about it as you are... :D

    And the first one was proof-of-concept. So I guess her three wishes boil down to one.
     
  9. May 8, 2012 #49 of 142
    heySkippy

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    That's the way it always works. :)
     
  10. May 8, 2012 #50 of 142
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    I think Theon has proven that nature trumps nurture in this world. After Joffrey he is the person i most want to see beheaded.
     
  11. May 8, 2012 #51 of 142
    Anubys

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    I don't see Theon as an evil person like Joffrey. I see him as a tragic figure who isn't strong enough to break the chains of circumstances that have tied him to a path he clearly does not wish to travel.

    Jeez...is there enough strained imagery in my statement above? :rolleyes: :eek:

    Nevertheless, he clearly wants to do the right thing. But he is vain and weak. So he picks the easy path; or what he thinks is the only path. But he is not in the same league as Joffrey; not by a long shot.

    While I do not think Theon will redeem himself; I don't see him past redemption yet.
     
  12. May 8, 2012 #52 of 142
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    He was a hostage not an adopted son. He has no reason to be loyal to the Starks.
     
  13. May 8, 2012 #53 of 142
    Anubys

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    But he does have a very good reason: he loves the Starks. He thinks of Robb as his brother (and all the Starks kids). Yes, he was treated as a son and as an outsider at the same time; which causes conflict within him. But there is no doubt that he loves the Starks.
     
  14. May 8, 2012 #54 of 142
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    I thought it was pretty telling how the conversation between Theon and Bran went.


    Theon: "I've taken your castle."
    Bran: "Why?"
     
  15. May 8, 2012 #55 of 142
    Anubys

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    btw: I'm putting my money on The Hound being in love with Sansa.
     
  16. May 8, 2012 #56 of 142
    Rob Helmerichs

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    The problem is, beheading Theon wouldn't really be appropriate justice unless he had to endure beheading by Theon... :D
     
  17. May 8, 2012 #57 of 142
    marksman

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    I had wondered about the dragons from their birth. I guess I just suspended disbelief that they had some magic security. It seemed to me 99% of the people she met might try to steal them.
     
  18. May 8, 2012 #58 of 142
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    I liked Daenerys in the first season, but lately she's been so full of herself, and with the sense of entitlement, she reminds me more and more of her brother. I liked that the spice trader called her on it.
     
  19. May 8, 2012 #59 of 142
    Rob Helmerichs

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    Two of my most common reactions to all this is "I used to like _____, but he's really kind of a dick sometimes," and "I used to hate _____, but he's really not that bad sometimes."

    Except Joffrey. Always a dick. Always hate him.
     
  20. May 8, 2012 #60 of 142
    Ereth

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    Irredeemable, I think, might be the word you are looking for. Most of the characters have more substance and nuance than we first saw. You learn that people you thought were schmucks are more than that, and not everybody you liked deserves it.

    But Joffrey (and some others, to be named later because we haven't seen them yet) seem to be consistent in their schmuckery.
     

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