Originally Posted by paligap
The only thing more annoying than watching "boring" scenes where characters who are, after all, inexperienced and flawed human beings, make stupid, predictable mistakes is reading "clever" criticisms of same by people who are obviously so much smarter.
Isn't this a great show?
Right on paligap. I truly wish AVS had an advanced "smart ignore" feature that not only hid the pompous posts of the people on your list, but also hid them in other poster's quotes of them too. Oh well, it's nice to dream...
Personally I enjoyed the Jon Snow part. Anyone who can't relax and enjoy the humor in his interaction with the girl really needs to just pull the giant stick out of their ass. He's clearly a naive and impetuous young lad. I suspect we are seeing him find out the consequences of his actions and will likely also see him learn from them, possibly to great effect, as well. You gotta ask yourself, why would they spend so much time on his character otherwise?
I also thought Daenerys' actions were not out of line for her situation either. She's young as well and has been thrust into a completely foreign situation and is feeling her way. Just when she thinks she's figured it out, she learns there's more to it than she thought. I thought the Spice King's words to her began to open her eyes about the real nature of her current situation. It seemed clear also that once her dragons were taken she seemed to feel a real panic and a loss of some of her newfound identity, and that kind of reverted her back to her earlier young girl self for the time being.
Someone said they thought the scene at the end of Tyrion and Cersei's conversation was "vomit inducing"? Wow... I thought that was a very well done hint of sibling humanity peeking through in a moment of weakness. Of course all the scenes between Arya and Tywin were outstanding. I don't know if that same situation came from the books or not, but that conceit of her being right there under Tywin's nose and the execution of it in the last couple ep's has just been great. Finally some deeper understanding of Ser Jaime and done well by the actor too.
Not entirely sure about the ending... Is any of the "after the episode" stuff at the HBO site fair game in this thread? The little "inside the episode" videos they have with the producers/writers after each episode has aired are usually pretty good and they do touch on the burned children at the end of this week's... but it's still somewhat ambiguous though.... Here's a link to it here:http://www.hbo.com/game-of-thrones#/...GyMQIAWCcXOA==