How'd everyone like last night's episode? I really enjoyed it. I think the action will be pretty fast-paced from here on out the remainder of the season.
I've only got a couple minor complaints. One is that they spent even one second back on the stupid waste of 5-10 minutes screen time last week on Podrick being amazing in bed. Second, is I feel Mormont's death was a bit undersold. It's a pretty major thing in the book, for the Night's Watch to be infighting so much that a group of Crows assassinate the Lord Commander, rather than just a spontaneous fight from a couple of starving and angry guys. I do like that at the very least Mormont got to show at least a little bit of being a badass before the end. Just wish they had spent a couple minutes showing the guys who were going to attack him plotting to do so, rather than have it be more of a crazy freak thing.
Dany and the Unsullied was great. One of my favorite storylines from Book 3 and they nailed it. I also think they did a good job of showing how despondent Jamie is after they take his hand. The Bran stuff continues to be slow, but I did like the tiny glimpse of Catelyn as a bit crazy in his dream, seemed like a tiny foreshadow of Lady Stoneheart.
Super excited to see Berric Dondarrion and they did a much better job of explaining what the Brotherhood without Banners is about. We should get a hell of a fight scene between him and his flaming sword against the Hound.
This episode bleepin broung it from start to finish! I'd have to think about it more but a little more but it's probably in my top 3 (no worse than top 5) favorite episodes. Having said that I'm with you on the Podrick discussion, the scene from last week wasn't needed but if they wanted to include to inject some humor with Bronn and Tyrion that's fine. Having said that no need to revisit it this week, I'm not a big fan of Ros character so having her waste time talking about a meaningless scene is just going to annoy me.
Building off of that, that's some extrat time that could've been spent with Mormont and company up at Krasters. As far as the scene at Krasters goes I thought it went well, I agree that it's a big deal in the book but I also feel like in the book it came off as chaotic which I thought they did a great job of showing.
It was also great seeing Varys and I love his line about LF "He would see this country burn if he could be king of the ashes."
I'm a big Beric fan so it was nice finally seeing him.
The whole Dracarsy scene was great, Dany really looked like a badass when that was going down! On a related note I guess they are cutting out the Jorah has the hots for Dany scene?
The Ramsay/Theon stuff was great too, already getting an idea of how f'd up Ramsay really is.