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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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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. 
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ARE YOU GUYS READY FOR SOME JAIME “GOLDENHAND THE JUST” LANNISTER? 

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Anonymous asked: Now that you're back(and welcome back!), what did you think of GoT's take on the Red Wedding?

Thank you! 

Ah, the Red Wedding… I briefly touched on my biggest issue with it in this post, which is that I felt it prioritized shock value rather than the implications of the event itself. In the book, the RW was kind of brilliant because although it was a shock, it also made perfect sense. Rereading ACOK and ASOS, the foreshadowing leading up to it is incredibly blatant - Dany’s wolf king vision in the HotU, all those secretive letters Roose writes, Patchface’s rhymes, etc. The RW wasn’t a plot twist in the way that Ned’s death was; the RW was a very carefully planned maneuver that we all should have seen coming. 

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Anonymous asked: Where do you think Arya's storyline is going? I just finished reading the books and I'm so worried for her future and everyone always says there are little hints in her storyline that shes going to die...I'm just wondering what your thoughts are! :) I'm so sosos happy you're back!

Thank you :D I’m glad to be back! Even though I’m posting so sporadically, which I apologize for. 

I think that Arya is one of the few safe characters. GRRM has said that she’s one of his favorite characters, and that his wife has forbidden him from killing her off. I can see her dying a metaphorical death, though, if she hasn’t already; “Arya” is almost completely dead, replaced by the Faceless Man (Faceless Girl?) she has become. She can’t fully let go of her past, however, until everyone on her kill list is dead. 

So here’s where I see her storyline going: She becomes a full Faceless Man and makes her way to Westeros, either of her own volition or due to a contract she’s been assigned. At that point, I’m betting that several more people on her list will be dead of unrelated causes (the valonqar gets Cersei, Dunsen and Raff are killed on their way to Maidenpool, and either Ilyn or Meryn are poisoned by Tyene, which leaves one of them alive for Arya). Arya kills the remaining target, and with that can finally move on from her past grudges. 

For bonus points: She somehow encounters Sansa (maybe at King’s Landing, maybe in the Vale), but chooses to pass her by, making the conscious decision to leave House Stark behind. 

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Wouldn’t be doing my job if I didn’t wish you all a happy International Women’s Day! Have a great time listening to this, watching this, and just having an all-around great day. 

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lavender-and-creme asked: How do you think the show will tackle the Tyrion/Shae situation. After the last trailer I've seen some discussion and wondered if you had any thoughts.

Most of the discussion I’ve seen has revolved around this shot of Shae looking rather suspicious as she reclines on Lannister-hued sheets. People seem to be pretty divided on it, but I do think there’s a very good chance that she’s in Tywin’s bed. Her face looks more startled than seductive, which doesn’t support the theory that she’s waiting in there for Tyrion. I’m guessing that he’s just walked into Tywin’s room on his way to escape the Red Keep. 

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