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Post-Episode Reaction

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Jaime: You’ll never marry Cersei. 

Loras: And neither will you.

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Anonymous asked: I heard the snark, but I took it as her being snarky to tyrion who is next to her about Cersei, and not Margaery. That now it's Marg who's queen. Because she says "We have a new queen" and new being the keyword here, wouldn't make sense to be said from jealousy but rather pointing out that Cersei is now the 'old' one.

That could be it. She did sound awfully snarky, but out-of-context it’s hard to tell where exactly it was directed. We’ll see in a few days! 

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I noticed that too. Like she isn’t ever jealous of Margaery, she felt sorry for her because she understood she was marrying the biggest douche in Westeros.
Exactly. Sansa stopped wanting to be queen (at least, Joffrey’s queen) after Ned died. Being jealous of Margaery never even crossed her mind. 
I tried so many times to hear what it was Sansa said there. I couldn’t make it out (until this post) but it sounded snarky
Definitely snarky, with a bonus eye roll for good measure. It really lowers my hopes for Sansa’s storyline this season, but I’m going to try to keep an open mind. We’ll see what happens when it happens. 
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Yeah in the trailer for next week she’s wearing it and its sadly not a hairnet. I think the reason this change bugs me is because its another example of D&D taking away her agency. Which makes me worried for the Eyrie story.

Yup. Also, Sansa’s “We have a new queen” from next week’s promo sounded incredibly shady, which doesn’t really fit with her and Margaery’s friendship (which I thought the show actually did a good job of establishing). It’ll be really frustrating if they have both of Sansa’s friendships end up ruined because of petty jealousy (Shae being jealous of Sansa / Tyrion). 

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lavender-and-creme asked: At first I seriously thought Dontos was going to tell Sansa "for saving my life I'll help you get out of here" or something to that degree. Instead she just thinks he gave her a nice necklace to show his gratitude and I don't know her being 100% in the dark about the escape plot bothers me. And then I get mad because this should have been a major part of her story since season two.

Ah, so it was a necklace? I couldn’t tell if it was that or a hairnet, mostly because I’ve never actually seen a hairnet. 

But yeah, that did bother me, too. Sansa wasn’t exactly completely in-the-know in the books, of course, but she at least knew that something was going on. The show just had Littlefinger abandoning her last season after apparently stringing her on. 

Sansa’s relationship with Dontos was also a great opportunity, I thought, to showcase her kindness. Let’s face it, the guy was an annoying, helpless drunkard. But she still stuck by him and tried her best to not even think badly of him. It was also a good way of showing her character development when she eventually tells him off. 

But no, clearly the Season 2 Sansa subplot had to be dropped in favor of multiple brothel interludes. Clearly those were more important to the story. 

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Anonymous asked: "Season One Jaime was and always will be the epitome of attractiveness" I'll fight you, his haircut is beautiful. : P

Bring it, anon. You can’t fight those stray golden strands. 

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Anonymous asked: Jaime/Tywin was lacking because of the lack of Jaime's refusal to marry Margaery. In other words, it should have been placed later on.

That’s it. Jaime’s “I don’t want to have children or get married” comment was out of place when Tywin wasn’t actually asking him to do either of those things. It lacked a lot of tension; that scene was supposed to be about Jaime refusing to be Tywin’s perfect heir. The show made it seem like Tywin just wanted to shuttle his crippled son away from the Red Keep. 

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Post-Episode Reaction

lowgarden:

  • Not really sure about how I feel about that Jaime / Tywin scene. Give me the night to think it over.
  • WHEN DID PODRICK GET ATTRACTIVE
  • Really? So we get camera pans over two naked ladies, yet only a bare shoulder from the one male prostitute? Really?
  • It’s like they’ve taken all the subtle…

Great review!

Thanks! 

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Post-Episode Reaction

  • Not really sure about how I feel about that Jaime / Tywin scene. Give me the night to think it over. 
  • WHEN DID PODRICK GET ATTRACTIVE
  • Really? So we get camera pans over two naked ladies, yet only a bare shoulder from the one male prostitute? Really? 
  •  It’s like they’ve taken all the subtle character details about Oberyn (promiscuous, hotheaded) and magnified them to the point of comic absurdity. 
  • "Killed the right people, I suppose." Heh. 
  • Oh look, they’ve mentioned Elia for the first time on the entire show.
  • I just saw Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, so now when I see Jorah all I can picture is young, gorgeous Iain Glen as Hamlet. 
  • Daario still doesn’t have his blue hair and mustachios. Which is probably for the best, to be honest. 
  • LEMON CAKES. 
  • Stop trying to make the Tyrion / Shae love saga happen, it’s not going to happen. 
  • Not really digging Nikolaj’s new haircut. Season One Jaime was and always will be the epitome of attractiveness. 
  • "Better part of an afternoon." Heh. 
  • Someone needs to gif Jaime’s awkward goldenhand wave. 
  • Cersei’s eyebrow game is strong as hell, though. 
  • Literally what was that scene. “You took too long.” Are you actually kidding? Jaime breaks up with Cersei, not the other way around, goddammit. IT WAS A PIVOTAL PART OF HIS CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT. 
  • Joffrey dies in a fortnight (though the preview implies it might be next week). 
  • That transition from the Joffrey Fountain to Joffrey standing in that exact pose was a triumph of filmmaking. 
  • Arthur Dayne! Sir Duncan the Tall! Backstory! 
  • It’s been too long since someone slapped Joffrey. 
  • Dany’s lipstick color is fantastic. 
  • Also her wig looks great this season. 
  • A blue rose! That counts as a Lyanna shoutout. 
  • Jaime / Brienne :D
  • I’ve seen this horror movie. A hockey mask wearing man with a hook for a hand is about to pop out at Sansa. 
  • Dontos? They’re reviving your storyline? 
  • HAIRNET ALERT. 
  • I think I preferred TWOW version of Arya’s revenge for Lommy because it displayed her craftiness. But I understand why they couldn’t do that here, so whatever. 
  • Great final shot.