1.10 Game of Thrones - Fire and Blood

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    TK-421

    TK-421 I Do Not Sow

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    FINAL EPISODE OF THE SEASON :mad:

    Synopsis:

    As tragic news spreads across the Seven Kingdoms, Bran and Rickon share a prophetic dream, Catelyn interrogates Jaime about her sonʼs fall, and Robbʼs destiny is forever changed. After a surprising decision by his father, Tyrion heads south. Arya assumes a new identity in an attempt to escape Kingʼs Landing, and Sansa is terrorized by Joffrey. At the Wall, Jon is forced to choose between the Nightʼs Watch and the family he left behind. Across the sea, Dany pays a terrible price for her love, but finds new hope.

    Written by: Benioff and Weiss

    Directed by: Alan Taylor (also directed episode 9)
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    Wiggum

    Wiggum S.M.R.T.

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    Gawd I wish there were 12 episodes :)

    It'll be really tough to top Baelor, but I'll be happy to watch them try.
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    Slyde

    Slyde Hump? What hump?

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    I wish there were at least 20 episodes. They could almost do one episode per chapter and then it wouldn't feel like a Reader' Digest version.

    It's sad they they are leaving out so much of GRRM's brilliant story.
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    Wiggum

    Wiggum S.M.R.T.

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    It isn't sad, and a Reader's Digest version isn't a fair assessment. :)

    It's a bang-up job, with a fair amount of money behind it, wonderful production values, and great casting and acting.

    It is also a wonderfully done, and fully realized adaptation, of lengthy source material considering both financial and time constraints.

    But, in the end, it is a television show.

    It's never going to be the books :)
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    Perpetual Man

    Perpetual Man Former Comment Giver

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    Here, here.
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    Yog-Sothoth

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    If you have an extra $60 million, then 10 more episodes could be produced. Let's just hope they made lots of profit with the first season, as that will translate in the executives at HBO upping the budget considerably for next season and fingers crossed; beyond. :)
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    Lady of Winterfell

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    Say it ain't so! :( I'm really looking forward to this episode, but not the long wait until Season 2.
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    digs

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    I'm hoping the scene where Daeny "finds new hope" will blow Baelor out of the water.
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    purple_kathryn

    purple_kathryn Uberly purple

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    Can't believe it's the end of the series.

    Any word on when the next one will be out?
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    X'Nedra

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    Here Here! I'll second that - I really hope they don't skimp on that scene... there'll be plenty of chance for boozies so surely they won't pass that up! lol
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    Slyde

    Slyde Hump? What hump?

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    I agree it's been a first-rate production, especially when you compare it to cut-rate crap like Merlin and Legend of the Seeker.

    But you have to admit they have cut out an awful lot of what was in the book, hence the 'Reader's Digest' assessment.
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    Dornish First Sword

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    There are things missing yes, the main reason for this is the fact that different mediums require a totally different "style" to get the story across visual mediums require much more fluidity to keep the story moving. I think they have done a fantastic job on the series sure there are always going to be things id like better if they did this way but that is because of how ive interpreted the story after reading it the "film in my head" is a very personal story and unlike anyone elses so its always going to be things id prefer done this way or that way same as anyone.
    Entire scenes are needed in books in order to develop certain characteristics in a character that a good actor can get across simply through performance or looks. It makes sense to cut scenes that whilst cool scenes and would be great to see serve no purpose beyond that in a visual medium to include everything has a potential to create a very stilted story on screen.
    Just my two cents but i think everything done with the series can be illegitimately said to have been a good cut or addition in service to the story.
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    Boaz

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    My family decided last night to change the party for Father's Day from noon today to 5:50... right through episode ten. So'll be watching On Demand tomorrow. Patience is a virtue. Patience is a virtue. Patience is...
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    Slyde

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    I think the finale was one of the best episodes yet!

    The final scene with Dany and the dragons was just as I imagined, and I think it will do a lot to 'hook' people who are new to the story into watching again next year.
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    Tansy

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    Well I really enjoyed that :)
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    TK-421

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    This was outstanding episode from the shot of a bloody Ice at the beginning to Dany Unburnt and her dragons at the end.

    More great dialogue between Varys and Littlefinger.

    The scene with Tywin and Tyrion was so well done, I also wet myself.

    We saw Jaqen, or at least a hooded figure in the back of the cart that Yoren threatens to put Arya in. Gendry reappears.

    The King in the North scene was beautifully done.

    The scene in the crypt with Osha, Bran, Rickon and Shaggy Dog was very good. Loved seeing Rickon again.

    Sam is done exactly as I pictured, especially when he tried to stand-up to Jon.

    The Old Bear and the Rangers leaving the Wall!

    The actress playing Dany has really come into the role well as has Sophie Turner as Sansa.

    The Houd wiping the blood off her lip was a nice touch.

    Mad King Joff.
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    Conor

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    Excellent!!
    Dany's scene where she suffocated Drogo was amazing then her next scenes with the funeral pyre and awaking with the Dragons were the best.

    The final shots of Jon and the Rangers riding out past the wall and Yoren with his "recruits" starting their journey were great too.
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    The Imp

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    I think epis 9 and 10 were two of the best hours of television ever, equalling anything I can remember including the best of The Sopranos, Dexter, Deadwood, etc. There's already talk about multiple emmy nominations for the series, which will be well deserved.

    Cat grieving for Ned, then going to her son who needed her more than she needed to grieve.

    Tyrion becoming Hand

    Jon's ride, Sam's courage, the boys catching him and reciting the oath to him. I got goosebumps just writing that.

    Dany killing her beloved Drogo

    Miri Maz Duur's singing, then screams, as Dany walked into the fire

    KING IN THE NORTH

    Arya

    Sansa saying the line out loud that was only thought in the book

    Joffrey being established as the sadistic monster that he is. Your hands or your tongue?

    Jon and the men of the Watch riding out much in the same way the season began, except to the north this time, and to the unknown.

    The only headshaker for me was Pycelle. Was that just to establish that he's not the doddering old fool that he would appear to be, combined with and post sex infohump?

    great, great, great episode
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    Yog-Sothoth

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    Fitting end for the season. I enjoyed watching it, though in my opinion it did not top Baelor, which is the best episode in the entire season, simply because of the amount of action, suspense and obviously the schocker of Ned's execution, who is still my favorite character.

    There is a slight vacuum now, but as I said in the 1.09 thread, Robb is evolving into a respectable character. The scene where he was proclaimed "King of the North" gave me a warm feeling inside. I imagined before watching the episode that it was going to be Total War after the news of Ned's beheading reached Robb and his bannermen but everything was quite mellow, and heads remained cool, mostly because of the foresight of Catelyn I reckon.

    Tywin finally showing some semblance of respect for Tyrion's intellect, and the importance of him being his son was nice, though he had to ruin that moment with another draconian demand. Good thing Tyrion's has decided to do as he wishes. It's going to be cool seeing the latter boss around that madboy King Joffrey as Hand of the King. I also hope the next season will feature some serious real-politiks between the intellectual heavyweights in the form of Tyrion, Little Finger and the Eunuch, though i'm not sure if any of that is even in the books.

    I didn't like Khal Drogo's demise. Most of the series he was somekind of a superwarrior only to be defeated and rendered useless by an infected wound and a mad witch. I would love to have seen him enter the battlefield and fight an enemy army, but in such a scenario Dany would have never entered that fire and the dragons eggs would have never hatched.

    The Nightwatch's pre-emptive expedition is very fascinating. The first episode introduced us to the Whitewalkers, and this really sucked me into the story and convinced me to continue watching, after that other story lines grabbed my attention, but we never really went back to what's behind the wall other than certain characters discussing myths and legends. Can't wait to see what they encounter.

    I fear i'm going to suffer from the classic withdrawal syndrome especially since season 2 won't air until next year or something, but I just received my copy of Game of Thrones, and hopefully in the coming weeks the rest of the series. I think i'm going to stretch these books as far as I can; one book a month would land me somewhere in December 2011, close enough for me. :D
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    Red 13

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    Well, that was pretty awesome. Now the long wait begins for "Clash of Kings".Siiiiiiiiigh...

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