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Yeh, you can really see the increased budget this season. Hopefully it's even bigger for season three!
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Heard murmurings from Gaming forum that all the book talk has finally been banished. Returned here to check it out after ditching this thread a few weeks back and it's great now Well done! S02E06

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Theon - what a ****! He's getting uglier each episode too, that mole, the shitty beard, the bad teeth, the googly eyes... 2/10 would not fuck. Glad to see the wildling escaping with Bram. Interested to see where it goes. Theon's definitely going to get what he deserves sooner rather than later.

Arya - awesome, loving how this is playing out and how her various relationships are developing. I reckon littlefinger knows who she is, or at least realises once he's left the meeting. Am assuming he left the note for her, possibly with false information, knowing she'll pass it on.

Good to see Joffrey's downfall is likely to be happening sooner than I expected. Was hoping this was Sansa's chance to get away / fake her own death but I guess she's too important for that to happen yet.

Danaerys - somebody stab the bitch. Entitlement complex or what. If this was modern day you know she'd be rocking up to the ivy pool party expecting everyone to buy her drinks

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dude, just shut the fuck up already.

No? There's no spoilers in my post. Anybody could have said this even without reading the books

Btw the head chopping thing wasn't to show his weakness, it was to show his lack of emotion and his brutality. It took that many attempts because he was using a regular sword. If it was Valarian steel it would have been a clean cut.
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No? There's no spoilers in my post. Anybody could have said this even without reading the books

yeah sure, if they're a fucking clairvoyant. fuck you you fucking fuck, you know that post was nothing but OMG LOOK HOW FUCKING COOL I AM, I'VE READ SOME BOOKS. I USED MY EYES AND MY BRAIN AND DID SOMETHING ANYONE WITH A KINDERGARTEN LEVEL EDUCATION CAN DO AND INTERPRETED PRINTED SYMBOLS AS WORDS.

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Btw the head chopping thing wasn't to show his weakness, it was to show his lack of emotion and his brutality. It took that many attempts because he was using a regular sword. If it was Valarian steel it would have been a clean cut.



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next ep is gonna be massive in the context i think. the ep title could point to several things so very very excited to see how it plays out
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not really enjoying the series, because I think the storyline has been changed too much from the book. It's still good, but I think it could be better...
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not really enjoying the series, because I think the storyline has been changed too much from the book. It's still good, but I think it could be better...

I'm going to speak on behalf of everyone when I say.... fuck off.
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Danaerys - somebody stab the bitch. Entitlement complex or what. If this was modern day you know she'd be rocking up to the ivy pool party expecting everyone to buy her drinks

quality. y u mad tho?

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No? There's no spoilers in my post. Anybody could have said this even without reading the books

Btw the head chopping thing wasn't to show his weakness, it was to show his lack of emotion and his brutality. It took that many attempts because he was using a regular sword. If it was Valarian steel it would have been a clean cut.

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not really enjoying the series, because I think the storyline has been changed too much from the book. It's still good, but I think it could be better...

if only everyone who's read the books could be as evocative

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Btw the [spoiler] thing wasn't to show his weakness, it was to show his lack of emotion and his brutality.

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It took that many attempts because he was using a regular sword. If it was Valarian steel it would have been a clean cut.

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they would not dedicate 30 seconds of screen time to something so incidental as a blunt sword. It was a very deliberate demonstration of his weakness. The horrifying brutality of it was a by-product of his incompetence.

Nor does he lack emotion. In fact his whole arc right now is his emotional struggle with betraying the house that raised him to gain acceptance from a father that didn't.


Subtext and symbolism. Tune into them.
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I didn't perceive it in that way, horses for courses.

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Gruso is correct. You interpreted it wrong.
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derp does have a point, but it's not as simple as the sword just being blunt. i think it's a combination of both your interpretations.

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It's clear that the scene was as Gruso said, to show that he is just a fuck up, he fucked up by betraying the starks, he fucked up the beheading and now he fucked up keeping his hostages.


If he had a valerian sword or even a lightsabre they would have shown him to fuck it up somehow.
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Gruso is correct. You interpreted it wrong.

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I can interpret it however I want to, that's what art is about.

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I can interpret it however I want to, that's what art is about.

Thats correct, You are free to interpret it wrong.

Maybe a show like Top Gear is more your speed.
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I can interpret it however I want to, that's what art is about.

Season 1 spoiler

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So the scene where Rob was thrashing the tree with his sword and his mum said something like "Oh Rob, you ruined your sword." is clearly about how normal steel just doesnt cut it and if he had a valarian sword he would have cut the tree down?
There is interpretation and then there is missing the point, you missed the point Derelict.
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Season 1 spoiler

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So the scene where Rob was thrashing the tree with his sword and his mum said something like "Oh Rob, you ruined your sword." is clearly about how normal steel just doesnt cut it and if he had a valarian sword he would have cut the tree down?
There is interpretation and then there is missing the point, you missed the point Derelict.

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i personally interpretted it as showing him for the weak failure he truly is
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Have not watched it yet, but can also confirm that the new ep is good. Shit happens & it's filmed and acted really well.
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Have not watched it yet, but can also confirm that the new ep is good. Shit happens & it's filmed and acted really well.

2nd last ep I get to see when it airs on HBO cable
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Season 1 spoiler

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So the scene where Rob was thrashing the tree with his sword and his mum said something like "Oh Rob, you ruined your sword." is clearly about how normal steel just doesnt cut it and if he had a valarian sword he would have cut the tree down?
There is interpretation and then there is missing the point, you missed the point Derelict.

Well I would reference to the book as to why I feel the way I do but I'm not allowed to, so there ya have it.
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Theon was given to the Starks by his father as a hostage, he was about 10 at the time.
He then stayed for around 10 years and was raised by them as one of their own, as opposed to a captive.

As a ward (hostage of royal blood) the expectation would have been that the Starks were to treat Theon well. The purpose of having him there wasn't to punish him but to ensure his fayher's compliance.
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Fucking hell. That last half hour was about as intense as it gets.

Jaime is my favourite character in the series, so it was great to see him get plenty of screentime. The final scene with Cat was just wonderful. Small fanboy complaint (no spoiler) that they changed Ser Arthur Dayne to Ser Barristan Selmy in his squire story though.

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Very nice episode

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Gotta say Dannys bad acting is really starting to show, she is good at acting unsure/curious, like when she was with the Kahl but now she just seems like a spoilt teenager.

Loving the scenes between Ayra and Tywin, so nice to see him in a softer light even if he still is a ****. A look into his motivations was great.
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It's clear that the scene was as Gruso said, to show that he is just a fuck up, he fucked up by betraying the starks, he fucked up the beheading and now he fucked up keeping his hostages.


If he had a valerian sword or even a lightsabre they would have shown him to fuck it up somehow.

Last episode
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Maybe they are just being historically accurate? Even with axes many decapitations in history took many strokes (according to wiki: decapitation - Mary Queen of Scots took three hits and Margaret Pole was said to have taken 10 hits) which is pretty much why they invented the guillotine.
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Last episode

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Maybe they are just being historically accurate? Even with axes many decapitations in history took many strokes (according to wiki: decapitation - Mary Queen of Scots took three hits and Margaret Pole was said to have taken 10 hits) which is pretty much why they invented the guillotine.

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Yeah but in context of the character and its setting? When the guy said "He who swings the sword etc" reminds you that Ned did it with a single chop as lord of Winterfell and now Theon as the "usurper" tries and fails at it, pretty much in line with everything he has done with switching sides? The sword was just a prop imo.


I still think it was done to show his weakness in character as most people don't really know or care how hard it actually is to cut someones head off, so my money is against accuracy. But without being able to provide a link right now, one of Richard the Lionhearts men was credited with beheading around 400 or so Muslims in a single afternoon after a battle, all one chop with a sword before growing too tired to continue with more


But having said that, being an amateur historian(using the term very weakly) myself I do get a kick out of the soliders havig correct weapons for their rolls, no one else may have noticed but all Lannister horsemen have cavalry swords/sabres instead of the standard broad or bastard swords.
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Holy shit, what a cracker of an episode! Don't open spoiler until you've watched the latest episode:
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so I'm assuming the burnt hanged body was meant to be Bran?
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Very nice episode

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Gotta say Dannys bad acting is really starting to show, she is good at acting unsure/curious, like when she was with the Kahl but now she just seems like a spoilt teenager.

Loving the scenes between Ayra and Tywin, so nice to see him in a softer light even if he still is a ****. A look into his motivations was great.
Jon and wildling is great too, she is fucking hot for a ginger

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yeah im thinking he actually knows its her and is treating her as a highborn prisoner would normally be treated. but "pretending" not to know.
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Holy shit, what a cracker of an episode! Don't open spoiler until you've watched the latest episode:

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so I'm assuming the burnt hanged body was meant to be Bran?

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Why would it be? I don't remember them catching them at all. It looks like it may have been random children.
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I don't remember FROM THE FUCKING EPISODE I JUST WATCHED. Fucks sake...

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Yeah but in context of the character and its setting? When the guy said "He who swings the sword etc" reminds you that Ned did it with a single chop as lord of Winterfell and now Theon as the "usurper" tries and fails at it, pretty much in line with everything he has done with switching sides? The sword was just a prop imo.


I still think it was done to show his weakness in character as most people don't really know or care how hard it actually is to cut someones head off, so my money is against accuracy. But without being able to provide a link right now, one of Richard the Lionhearts men was credited with beheading around 400 or so Muslims in a single afternoon after a battle, all one chop with a sword before growing too tired to continue with more


But having said that, being an amateur historian(using the term very weakly) myself I do get a kick out of the soliders havig correct weapons for their rolls, no one else may have noticed but all Lannister horsemen have cavalry swords/sabres instead of the standard broad or bastard swords.

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Agreed. The point is basically that Theon wants to be like the Starks, who as lords of Winterfell always execute prisoners themselves, and as we've seen are proficient at it. But it takes more to being a good lord than simply claiming you're one, and the clumsy execution was a metaphor for that.

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It's called making an educated guess. It's not that hard to imagine what's going to happen, but that makes his story all the more interesting because he seems to throw in something when least expected.

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Holy shit, what a cracker of an episode! Don't open spoiler until you've watched the latest episode:

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so I'm assuming the burnt hanged body was meant to be Bran?


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I assumed that they were just the orphaned children from the farmhouse. But was that Theon falsely implying to the people of Winterfell that he had butchered Bran & Rickon Stark?
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yeah im thinking he actually knows its her and is treating her as a highborn prisoner would normally be treated. but "pretending" not to know.

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I was thinking he knows she is some noble daughter but unless i'm mistaken Tyrion or Cersei havent told him yet that she got away so he may not know exactly how important she is/could be?
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