OFFICIAL Game of Thrones Thread

Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by Piobaire, Dec 5, 2010.

  1. Lel

    Lel Senior member

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    IIRC it's pretty clear that the forces would take the city, which is why Aegon allowed Tywin Lannister inside in the first place (he assumed he had come to help him defend the city). Instead by the time Ned arrived the city had already been ransacked.

    But you do have a point, I was expecting some siege or artillery but the most I saw was a battering ram.
     


  2. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    finale is gonna be 70 minutes. :)

    i liked the episode, but didnt love it.

    man i hate joffrey and cersei. such pathetic animals. i wish they would die already. its frustrating that all the good people die and worst ones rise higher in power. pretty much what sansa said to shay as the battle started.

    tryrion was awesome as always.

    who was that big iron masked dude that tried to kill tyrion in the ground battle before tyrions lad killed him?
     


  3. GraphicNovelty

    GraphicNovelty Senior member

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    Mandon Moore of the kingsguard.

    Someone give me a gif of tyrion chopping that dude's leg off plz stat.
     
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  4. Gradstudent78

    Gradstudent78 Senior member

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    Member of the kingsguard that he had told to carry the kings flag.
     


  5. AR_Six

    AR_Six "Sookie!"

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    You can tell by his armor it's one of the Kingsguard.

    Not really a spoiler I guess, but it's supposed to be Mandon Moore. Except I don't think Moore has had any screen time in the show, so I have a suspicion they will change it so that it's Meryn Trant, since he had that great scene in the throne room where Tyrion humiliated him.
     


  6. GraphicNovelty

    GraphicNovelty Senior member

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    Yeah, Meryn Trant has been established as a dick so it'd make sense if it was him.
     


  7. thekunk07

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    good episode but the scale is tough to stomach, looked like battle was happening in my office
     


  8. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    are we gonna find out why the kingsguard guy tried to do that? is it from the book, or was that a TV addition?
     


  9. lefty

    lefty Senior member

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    Maybe. Haven't read it in a while. But Davos did say that the walls had never been breached. There was a hell of a lot more strategy and planning on both sides in the books then "let's land and storm the gate."

    In retrospect, probably less to do with money and more to do with time constraints. I may have tried to open it up a little more.

    Not sure viewers will pick up on that. Could have been dealt with by Tyrion putting his hand out and saying, "Moore, your hand," indicating that he was a friend.

    lefty
     


  10. Ataturk

    Ataturk Senior member

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    Tyrion gives the guy a friendly, oh-it's-you look right before he swings. I thought that was enough.
     
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  11. lefty

    lefty Senior member

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    ^ Maybe. I was distracted by how Tyrion and 30 guys managed to sneak up on the Stannis' forces and overthrow them in about 10 secs.

    lefty
     


  12. Connemara

    Connemara [URL='http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jST2Sv63WQ']

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    Yeah I thought that was enough too.
     


  13. indesertum

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    prolly cuz stannis had 30 guys as well
     


  14. javyn

    javyn Senior member

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    Great episode, only prob I had was they didn't explain the lack of scouting on Stannis' side (the Lords were just too arrogant since they had superior numbers). Not a big deal, but that part in the book was great for showing how smart Ser Davos is for kind of smelling the trap. I guess that was shown when he was talking to his son before the battle though - although that seemed to serve showing how stupid his son was versus how smart Davos was heh

    Although the chain was great in the book, I wasn't missing it in the show.

    You people are just a bunch of nit-picky whiners.
     
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  15. lefty

    lefty Senior member

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    Didn't Joffrey wet his small clothes when he saw the size of the opposition?

    The battle in the books went down a lot differently. As I remember, Davos wasn't in charge of the fleet and though he saw the chain houses and tried to warn the others, but he was shut down by the knight who led the battle. Stannis landed on the other side and didn't make the castle, though his men were picking their way across the wreckage of the ships to get to the castle. Tywin snuck up behind Stannis and attacked with Loras in Renly's armour. When the men who were formerly Renly's saw Loras they abandoned Stannis and rejoined with Tywin.

    The more I think about this the less I like it. I think Tyrion got shortchanged here. There was little to no planning other than the wildfire which was Cersei's idea here in the show. Varys' maps came at the last minute. In the book Tyrion saves the city with strategy and courage after The Hound bolts. And as Kunk said, the scale was really off.

    Yes, I am a nit-picking whiner. You want an hour of my life and my money? Entertain me.

    lefty
     
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