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Ser Cole losing it made no sense to me. And why was Laenor's boyfriend at the wedding let alone walking in with them when they were announced?? And speaking of Ser Cole, does anyone else see the resemblance to Ser Christopher of House Saprono? :giggle:

And will we refer to this episode as the Green Wedding? ;)
I assume Sir Joffrey was Laenor's guard just as Sir Cole is Rhaenyra's guard.
Also, we should have seen this coming that Joffrey would die at a wedding feast. ;)
 

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Didn't Joffrey say that he could become Laenor's bodyguard like Cole was Rhaenyra's bodyguard while they were smooching in the grass? Unless that happened behind the scenes I don't think it happened by the time of the feast.

Cole asking Rhaenyra to abandon the throne with its untold riches, power and dragons to run off with him to be poor in the hinterlands was pretty dumb. I was proud of her when she basically said "Are you crazy?"
He was used to being poor and nameless so it made total sense from his point of view. He thought she really wanted freedom but in reality she wants to be who she is with the freedom to do what she wants on a whim. Sounds like a queen to me.
 

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It would be like me asking Beyonce to renounce everything she has and will have and run off to a little farm in South Dakota with me. It ain't going to happen and I know it, just like Cristen Cole should have known the absurdity of it.
He was under the impression they were both in love. lol
 

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I honestly feel like these 5 episodes should have been slowed down and some characters flushed out a bit more and made the entire first season getting to where we are today. It's all so rushed with the time jumps and the lack of character details. Sigh.
 

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I think one problem is that it's based on a "history book," not a novel; the pacing is dictated by how much time they have to cover to get anywhere.
Based on the history book, they should still be able to expand on things a bit more than they are, no? They could have filled in the blanks with the help of GRRM, who is on site when they are writing/filming, I heard. I dunno. I like the show but it's just not living up to GOT so far. Also where are my dragons!? :D
 

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Problem is, if they expand on things then they won't get anywhere in the story.

This is a story that takes place over years, decades even. So they can either race through time, or have entire seasons go by where nothing happens.

Not saying you're wrong; but this is the story they decided to tell, and it's really one that's more suited to a book than to a TV show.
I see. I guess that makes sense but doesn't make me happy. I just hope they can find a way to get through everything they need to tell while not continuing to make me feel like they are rushing so badly.
 

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I do wonder if Alicent put him up to it, maybe a blackmail scenario. Remember that her dad was disgraced by being removed as hand. Dad spoke with her, then she speaks with Ser Cole and Ser Cole gets rebuffed by Rhaenyra (which may or may not been his last ditch effort to avoid doing this). His choice going after Joffrey the lover of her betrothed could be a way to attempt to nix the wedding, perhaps outing Laenor in the process, and putting the house into termoil, in which daddy could fill the power vacuum.
I can't imagine Alicent blackmailing or him accepting the blackmail terms. JMHO
 
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