Game of Thrones "The Watchers on the Wall" 6/08/14 S4E9

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  1. Jun 8, 2014 #1 of 271
    Shaunnick

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    Well that was exciting. I was sad to see Pyp and Grenn die. I had to laugh out loud when the kid gave Jon the, "You're welcome, bro!" head nod after killing Ygritte.
     
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    pendragn

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    That was a pretty intense episode. I'm not sure how they're going to wrap everything up in the last episode.
     
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    gossamer88

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    Da boogie...
    I've could've sworn Sam killed the big Thenn. But was glad Jon put a hammer in his head.

    And why would they chain up Tormund?!
     
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    Rob Helmerichs

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    Maybe they won't. Maybe they'll leave something for the next few seasons. ;)
     
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    MegaHertz67

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    Giants riding mammoths...cool.

    Oh, and Jon Snow still knows nothing.
     
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    MikeAndrews

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    I was a bit concerned when the opening credits had Kit Harington and 'bout no one else.
     
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    desulliv

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    Not that formidable a wall after all.


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    Family

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    I thought the episode was horribly dull. Guess I don't think 60 minutes of fighting is interesting.
     
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    Ment

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    I don't think Castle Black had enough men to bring that Scythe back up. That thing was HUGE.
     
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    heySkippy

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    So is Thorne alive or dead? Who's next in command if he's out of the picture?

    Good episode, if a bit silly. Seems like the place to climb the wall would be a mile or two in either direction instead of right underneath the defenders and their arrows, rocks, oil, and giant scythe thing.
     
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    zordude

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    Maybe it is counter weighted like the elevator.
     
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    Anubys

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    So, by my unofficial count, Castle Black started out with 102 men and is now down to -1,050 :p

    Jon Snow killed that Phen guy because of what that killer at Craster's Keep taught him...very nice touch. I kept waiting for Jon's head to get chopped off as he held Ygrit.
     
  13. Jun 9, 2014 #13 of 271
    Rob Helmerichs

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    Janos Slynt would be the obvious candidate. After all, I heard somewhere that he has leadership experience as Commander of the City Watch of King's Landing...
     
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    zordude

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    I think it would be the guy that hid in the pantry, right? He was the one that was put in charge up top.

    It seems really strange to me that the outer gate of the tunnel wasn't locked in any way, and they just relied on it being really heavy to prevent it from being lifted. I'm pretty sure it would have some kind of lock...
     
  15. Jun 9, 2014 #15 of 271
    Rob Helmerichs

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    It probably used to, but we live in an era when nobody believes that creatures capable of lifting it exist, so why bother keeping it in good repair?
     
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    Anubys

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    and if one Giant could lift it, 2 would have done it much easier. Then all they had to do is put something under it to keep it propped open...
     
  17. Jun 9, 2014 #17 of 271
    Steveknj

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    I thought it was an awesome episode, much better than I expected. I checked the time for the first time, and there was only 10 minutes left to go.

    So GoT "world" question. Are the people at Castle Black the ONLY defenders of the Wall, or, can they signal back and get reinforcements from others in the realm? As Jon Snow mentioned, they maybe could hold out for one or two more days, but, if they could get reinforcements, they possibly could hold out longer? OTA, it's possible that any reinforcements might just be too far away.
     
  18. Jun 9, 2014 #18 of 271
    su719

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    Their are only 3 forts out of the original 12 that are manned today. Eastwatch by the sea, Castle Black and the Shadow Tower. Castle Black had the most men and was the most heavily fortified.

    So their were really along with no real reinforcements to bring in.
     
  19. Jun 9, 2014 #19 of 271
    Steveknj

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    I wasn't necessarily thinking from the other forts, but from other parts of the realm. We know Winterfell or what's left of it is somewhat close (but probably still many days away). I guess without modern communication, there's probably no way to get help. But maybe I just missed something.
     
  20. Jun 9, 2014 #20 of 271
    Bob Coxner

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    We only a limited number of episodes each season. It seems to be a waste to spend an entire episode on one battle, without progressing any of the other story lines by an inch. It also doesn't fit with the ending of last week's episode. Not to mention, although I will, that large segments were just a mass of faceless men fighting each other inside the castle.

    Color me disappointed overall.
     

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