This is the thread for people who want to discuss the show without outside information that may spoil the story from either the books or other sources. Discussion about the current episodes and all previous episodes of the series requires no spoiler box. Which means that there should be no need for the use of any spoiler boxes in this thread.
Gukamatz has been moderating these threads because he’s more familiar with the source content than the other cafe society mods. This was his note in the OP of the first thread this season:
We left off with the goldcloaks hunting down Robert’s bastards to kill off any potential claimants to the throne. Stannis seems unwilling to compromise or ally with any of the other factions, instead demanding their fealty. Renly has raised a substantial army, and the Starks are trying to come to an agreement with them. Danerys and friends are in bad shape, starving in the Red Waste. Tyrion continues to be purely made of awesome. In the North, the wildlings who aren’t fleeing south are forming an army under a former night watch member. Arya and Robert’s remaining bastard flee north.
There was a running theme of gender roles throughout the episode. In the dark ages being a man is awesome and being a woman is awful. So that’s the reason for part of the sex. The rest was just gratuitous, par for the course for GoT.
Melisandra’s monotone is annoying. It doesn’t make her sound mysterious, it makes her sound as if she can’t act.
Arya and Gendry sittin’ in a tree. . … I dunno about them as a couple. Seems too trite for GoT.
Although it was good to see Theion get his comeuppance, I would have liked to smack the smirk off of his sister’s face. BTW, what was her name?
Was it Caster who cracked Jon across the head? And wasn’t it convenient that a baby boy was born on the one night the Nightwatch was crashing Caster’s pad?
Last season I loved Dany, this season I am quite sick of her flat performance. How long will it take for all of them to die of hunger and thirst in the desert? That storyline needs to either pick up or end.
Tyrion and Cersei sure know how to hurt each other, huh? They should replace all of the dying in the desert scenes with scenes of those two drawing psychic blood from each other.
I can’t beleive I’m saying it, but I missed Sansa.
Still a great show, but I worried that there is just so much to cover now, that the plot is starting to slow. I feel like a lot was going in this episode, but nothing really happened. A couple people picked sides and changed positions, but that was about it. I don’t think we even saw Winterfell or what Robb’s army was up to.
Also, did anyone else let out an audible “Ewww…” when they revealed that woman was Theon’s sister? For some reason, that grossed me out way more than any of the Lannister’s business.