1.05 Game of Thrones - The Wolf and the Lion

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    TK-421

    TK-421 I Do Not Sow

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    Synopsis:

    Incensed over news of Daenerys’ alliance with the Dothraki, Robert orders a preemptive strike on the Targaryens that drives a wedge in his relationship with Ned. A captive Tyrion helps Catelyn, but receives a cold reception at the Eyrie from her sister, John Arryn’s widow Lysa. Sansa is charmed by the dashing Ser Loras Tyrell, aka the Knight of Flowers. Arya overhears a plot against her father.

    Directed by Brian Kirk who also did episodes 3 and 4.
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    Lady of Winterfell

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    That's good news, as I think episodes 3 & 4 have been the best so far.
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    Brian Turner

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    Oh, excellent - more of the tournament. :)
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    Wiggum

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    Excellent - more of Arya :)

    I can't laud her casting enough.
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    Conor

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    Me too, I really enjoy her scenes with her papa Ned.

    I have high hopes for the tournament and it's outcome!
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    The Imp

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    Dornish First Sword

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    Also can't wait to see more of the tournament, and the Eyrie!! oh how I look forward to seeing that.
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    Conor

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    Though he's a bit different than I pictured from the books, I am looking forward to seeing Badass Bronn in action against the hill tribes....and the rest of the tournament!
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    Wiggum

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    2 hours and 41 minutes....
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    Wiggum

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    That was just about perfect.
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    Conor

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    Great episode! Finally! Swordplay! Looks like it's starting to get a bit hardcore.
    Now we see why Renly was so underwhelming.:eek:
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    Wiggum

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    Oh Jory, you could not have known, but it was the Kingslayer that you engaged.

    It was such an awesome episode.
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    Hilarious Joke

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    Very interesting episode. I did not remember from the books (but thought they were well done nevertheless) the following conversations between:
    - Varys and Littlefinger
    - Loras and Renly
    - Robert and Cersei; and
    - Theon and Roz.

    I liked R & C's the best.
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    The Imp

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    Jaime's fighting ability, actually that entire scene, won me over. He did a GREAT job. I knew it was coming and I was sort of in shock.
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    TK-421

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    This episode rocked all the others!

    The pace was perfect.

    The showing of the scheming in King's Landing was awesome.

    The Clegane brothers hacking at each other and the Ned/Jaime encounter ended it perfectly. I love Jaime!

    The added scenes really developed the characters well, especially Theon and Renly (their portrayal the source of some complaints).

    The Eyrie was great and just like I pictured it. Lysa and little Robert well played. The feeling of madness, confusion and urgency really good in that scene.

    Littefinger and Varys together in the throne room...need I say more.

    BFS!!!!!!!!

    The dragon skull!!!
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    digs

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    I found the fighting a little stilted. First with Sandor and Gregor, which I kind of excused, since they're big guys and dragging a lot of weight around, but then also with Ned and Jaime. It was just a couple of little things - maybe something to do with editing - and I didn't care much but for me it broke up the energy of the scenes a bit.

    Other than that tiny point (and the continued annoyance of Tyrion's random and continuously changing accent), twas a pretty good episode. Robert and Cersei's little chat gave great insight into their marriage and backstories. Lysa and baby Arryn gave good crazy. Arya was good as always. Although I really like both Daeny and Jon Snow, it was nice to get a chance to focus on King's Landing for a while.
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    Mouse

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    I agree with the Ned/Jaime fight, digs, I thought something looked a little off.
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    Conor

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    Jaime didnt want to get his hair messed up!

    I also liked the small scene with King Robert and Cercei.
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    Lenny

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    After the disappointment of the Mountain (TR) last week, I was pleasantly surprised when he jumped off his horse - looks like people seem smaller when they're on big horses.

    Some good scenes, again - Arya chasing a cat (very glad they didn't miss that out!), Ned and Jaime's swordplay (that damned pikeman at the end... how dare he!) and the added scenes (Renly&Loras threw me - I guess I've missed something in the book - but the Robert&Cersei scene was done well). I also like the humour with people mistaking Arya for a boy.

    It was nice to finally see the Eyrie, both on the title map and as a set, and I think Lysa's madness is acted wonderfully!

    No Viserys and Dany this week, and not a single wolf in sight, sadly.

    Last weeks episode totally underwhelmed me, so it was nice to see it back on track this week.
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    C Of K

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    Don't worry, most people missed the Loras/Renly thing. I think GRRM had to come out and confirm it, despite leaving little hints in his writing.

    I absolutely loved any scene with Littlefinger in it. That guy is perfect in the role.
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