anyone got a stream?
anyone got a stream?
Haha this is fantastic!
This is a pretty big departure from the book.
Please don't tell. Some of us are in the process of reading the books.
I won't tell. Sweet episode.
the book has been out for fourteen years. the statute of limitations on spoilers has long been past.
not to metion that parts of "A dance with dragons" have been spoiled for you by this past season's episodes.
but after that performance I'm on Team Sansa!
Yep, and when she came out in all black... Dayum.
Pretty sweet scene - especially the teeth.
HOLY FUCKIN' BALLS THAT WAS CRAZY
Playing down to the level of your competition... Always finish your opponent when you have the chance.
Indeed. He placed seeking total vengeance over good enough vengeance/justice and his own life. Sucks
Yeah, Oberyn violated the #1 lesson from Horror Movie 101: Never assume the monster is dead until his head has been removed... or crushed...
Kinda cliche, I think they could have gotten Oberyn's fatal flaw across without it being so grossly negligent. I just can never get over the "he's dead, oh snap no he isn't" horror movie move.
I actually yelled "No!" on the cut to black.
CRAZY ending. Apparently there's no legalesing to be done with both of them dying. Or at least not with Tywin quick to deliver the verdict.
Oberyn's dead, Gregor is... well, he's dead (that's not a wound you recover from), but still breathing. Gods have willed it!
It's a great legal system.
I'm right there with you Bender. Absolute heartbreaking. I was so happy, and then before I know it the mountain is knocking all his teeth out in one punch, such an insane kill
Not loving Dany ditching Jorah. That's going to be interesting. My guess is he goes to Astapor or Yunkai and tries to regain Dany's trust somehow.
It looks like Robin, Sansa and Peter are going out the back door at the same time Arya is walking through the front door. Another Stark reunion near-miss would be a little annoying.
Has crossed the Rubicon. Once word gets back to Kings Landing that he is with Sansa,Tywin will be out for him. He might be safer staying behind The Bloody Gates.
Son of a bitch!!
Holy fucking shit! This fucking show man, this fucking show.
George RR please hit the gym so you stay alive to finish the books...sincerely everyone who reads the books and watches the show
For the show's sake, I've read Martin has given the showrunners a detailed outline of how he plans on finishing up the story.
Cersei and Tywin are a little too comfortable in their chairs. Methinks they are ripe for plucking.
I'm not gonna spoil anything here, but provided they stick to the books -- and for this, well, I can't see too much deviation -- you're in for a real treat. :-)
Don't do me any favors.
This comment is totally unnecessary. I know exactly what you're referring to, but now you've just dropped a hint.
you should be negged to oblivion
It's like when you're watching a scary movie with someone and they say something like "make sure you watch this part".
Not sure if anyone else was picking up on it but I got the feeling that Sensa actually has a crush on little finger know. And that black dress? Hot damn
Yup. It seems like she has shed the little girl persona and is embracing womanhood. Redheads are nice.
*now. Damn iPhone
I think she is using him as a means to keep herself alive until she has finally figured out what road she wants to travel and what life she wants to lead.
She knows she is Littlefinger's weakness and he think she is far to innocent and naive to use him, he'll get his too at some point I think.
Next week might be a tad better.
Episode 9 is gonna be loco!
That was intense
That reminded me of Blade Runner for a second there... What a badass episode!
Arya laughing hysterically at her aunt's death was amazing.
Edit [awesome gif]:
With a little editing that gif could become very valuable on the Mgoblog.
One of The best scenes so far..... Seriously
One of The best scenes so far..... Seriously
Just finished it. They definitely did the trial by combat justice. Amazing scene.
Oberyn Martell, you violated the #1 rule of fights to the death: never assume the fight is finished until you place that person's head on a spike yourself.
Have to say, though, that as soon as Martell started gloating at the end, I knew he was a dead man. I mean, why would this show ever allow justice to be served? Still tough seeing Cersei with that shit-eating grin on her face.
One word: Joffrey.
I can't get over Littlefinger's "They die squatting over their chamber pots" line. I started laughing like Muttley when he said that. That's brilliant. Let's see if this is relavant to next week.
I honestly have a hard time viewing them doing season 4 any better thus far, it's lived up to all the hype I had established for it going in and then some. The Viper v. Mountain fight was excellent to see, you can tell Pedro Pascal (Oberyn) really put in a lot of training to learn to fight. I honestly hope this is somewhat of a breakout role for him and he pops up in more TV/Movies.
From his recent Reddit AMA:
I hope they start deviating from the books more and more. WIth some big exceptions I can take or leave most of whats coming. Tonight is a good example.
Whereas I will be super pissed if what I think they're doing to Brienne's arc is what they're doing to it, because they'll have missed the whole point of GRRM's best writing. If there's no Septon Meribald I will be so sad.
We may have some clues as to how they will deviate on some storylines. I'm honestly glad that for all the "hate" that the writers got after last week not keeping one line the same as the books, they absolutely did the fight justice in just about every sense.
I agree ... However ... They maybe they could have let him live in light of what is coming next. It wouldnt make all that much diference ultimately. I just kind of want some Justice at this point
I think part of what makes that scene and his death so tragic is how much everyone wants him to live. I think it makes more of a difference than you apparently, but I can't say more, maybe we should start up a "spoilers allowed" thread for this kind of OT discussion.
I hear you and wont say more, however, I think they Will expand The role of someone in The near future and maybe it wouldnt have made a diference
Theres a lot of great characters missing, I still cant get over Strong Belwas being absent.
He appears when they start talking about the fighting pits more.
That's like being mad at Bombadil not being in The Lord of the Rings movies. A mildly compelling character doesn't make a dumb, irrelevant storyline any less dumb or irrelevant.
I don't think the idea is to have Septon Meribald for Septon Meribald's sake. At least not for me. If we don't have Septon Meribald then it's likely they won't answer a particular question about a certain hooded character. The show can answer the question immediately for the same reason the show couldn't have "Arstan Whitebeard" and I'm hoping they do it.
(I hope this is vague enough not to spoil anything but enough to let book readers pick up what I'm putting down.)
I'm a book reader and knew it was coming, the visualization from the books to show was absolute. It's one thing to see it in your mind how it plays out, it's a whole other animal when you hear the screams of pain when the Mountain is gouging his eyes out and Ellaria is screaming in horror.
Tour de Force. Simply put, 10/10.
It takes a lot to make my jaw drop (especially knowing what GoT does to its characters routinely)...but hot damn, that sure did it. Awesome scene.
But the episode overall was this seasons first mediocre one. The ayra cackle was poorly acted, the Bolton thing (like the books) is hard to get excited about, the outing of jorah and his conversation with khaleesi was not intense enough and the moles town thing was meh and the Orson Lannister riff was lame (even Dinklage couldn't pull that off). to me at least. That said, at this part of each season I tend to expect too much anyway so even a bad episode is still a good one in my mind. While eye popping, just thought the first 40 minutes were kind of plodding.
I'm with you on that, although my expectations for the episode were probably too high as well.
Wow. I can't believe you said all of these things.
Especially the Orson Lannister thing - it was freaking hilarious and amazingly acted by Dinklage (for this third week in a row of amazing performances in the dungeon - aka the Anti-Ned Stark).
I disagree with every single thing he said.
The dumbest part of the show by far was the grey worm stuff at the beginning. Very unnecessary side story
I can think of a few things that were necessary about that side story.
LOL - Oberyn thinks that's an understatement!
Why can't he let us have anything nice?
Kinda saw the ending coming, although was pretty pissed. Oberon was kinda weird but I liked him. But I still think the Hound gets his revenge on his bro.
I think the Mountain died right after killing Obeyren.
The Mountain - he dead
During his whole, 'you raped my sister' speech, I kept hearing Inigo Montoya, "now prepare to die." That detracted from the scene for me, but when his head got popped like Phil Leotardo's, I was like, DAMN! that's some good television.
Can someone explain the Beatle scene?
But Tyrion, we learn, wasn’t satisfied. Though he was born to a powerful family, he couldn’t help but empathize with the littler creatures. And so his interest in his cousin morphed from mockery to curiosity to something bordering on obsession. What was the reason for this constant extermination? It was inconceivable to Tyrion that butchery on Orson’s scale could simply be the way of the world. A life was a life, whether it was protected by a suit of armor or a carapace. Surely, it deserved better. If that wasn’t possible, then at least it deserved an explanation. What, after all, was the point?
The bells rang out and the drama resumed before Tyrion could get his answer. But I think Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss got their meaning across just the same. Life in Westeros is brutish and short. (Littlefinger’s fatherly exhortation that “everybody dies sooner or later” was actually one of the more cheerful moments in the entire episode.) No matter what you do, bugs are going to get smashed. It’ll happen if you ascribe motive or, like Jaime, refuse to give a dusty fuck. It’ll happen if you try to intervene in empathy or walk away in disgust. It’ll happen if you call it justice or scream bloody murder. Orson is above it all. The garden belongs to him. Kung. Kung. Kung.
Andy Greenwald's recap, as always, is great. I'm on board with his interpretation.
One of the sadder moments,not really discussed, was when the Khaleesi gave Jorah til dusk to leave Mereen. An old sellsword won't have too many options.
I just rewatched the show and I think, and I have been trending this way for a while, that the show has surpassed the book.
In particular the 'merrenese knot'. AFFC was a terrible book and the show has skipped right past the inconsequential points. To address septon merribold, he need not be on the show because D&D can show the desolation of the war of the five kings without a speech; visually HBO has allowed the editors and producers to make an a amzing show.