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Game of Thrones, "Dark Wings, Dark Words" for book readers
Spoilers Included

You know the drill. If you've read the George R.R. Martin books and want to comfortably discuss the HBO show in the context of the books, this is the place to do it. Have a party.

 
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jtitteri

gonna throw out a prediction and guess that the dude offering to help Theon escape the Dreadfort (where I'm assuming he's being held) is actually Ramsay Bolton.

not sure how i feel about them including Theon's arc in this season (as there's so much shit going on) but i AM looking forward to spending some time with the bastard. what a fucked up character.

 
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kyledaley

I agree, it would be too much of a departure to have Theon actually rescued and would have a great ripple effect later in the story. Plus the false release and capture is the sort of twisted thing Ramsay Snow would do and is akin to the scene from the books when he is given false hope of escape and hunted with dogs.
Thought the depiction of Riverrun was cool, seeing the castle in the background during Hoster Tully's funeral was a cool moment in the show and I paused to see what they had done with the location. The blackfish seemed spot on but the casting of Edmure was a bit off for me. Based on his description in the books as having the Tully's red hair and a red beard I probably just have something different in my minds eye, anyone else feel this way?

Other Thoughts:
- Really like Paul Kaye as Thoros of Myr
- Would be cool to have seen Varamyr Sixskins instead of Orell as the resident Warg in the wildling camp.
- Enjoyed the dialogue between Dany, Jorah, and Selmy and was happy to hear Rheagar get a mention and a little adulation, even as a historical character he is perhaps my favorite.
- Tyrion's scenes were great, uncovering the debts to the iron bank, moving his seat in the small council chamber, his reward and subsequent interrogation of Pod.
-In the absence of Vargo Hoat I like the way they did the scenes with Jaime and Brienne. Though its harder to come around on Jaime in the show as you spend less time with him while readers had several chapters and the inner workings of his mind to know he is a changing man.

 
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mrbilliam

I was very excited to see "The Bear and the Maiden Fair" in the show, since we never get any of the lyrics in the book.
Although, while the Hold Steady cover was kind of awesome, it was also tonally jarring. Alan's non-bookreaders posted about it being jarring, and I think that the song probably isn't something they would appreciate as much as bookreaders.

 
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benwa73
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Originally Posted by kyledaley

I agree, it would be too much of a departure to have Theon actually rescued and would have a great ripple effect later in the story. Plus the false release and capture is the sort of twisted thing Ramsay Snow would do and is akin to the scene from the books when he is given false hope of escape and hunted with dogs.
Thought the depiction of Riverrun was cool, seeing the castle in the background during Hoster Tully's funeral was a cool moment in the show and I paused to see what they had done with the location. The blackfish seemed spot on but the casting of Edmure was a bit off for me. Based on his description in the books as having the Tully's red hair and a red beard I probably just have something different in my minds eye, anyone else feel this way?

Other Thoughts:
- Really like Paul Kaye as Thoros of Myr
- Would be cool to have seen Varamyr Sixskins instead of Orell as the resident Warg in the wildling camp.
- Enjoyed the dialogue between Dany, Jorah, and Selmy and was happy to hear Rheagar get a mention and a little adulation, even as a historical character he is perhaps my favorite.
- Tyrion's scenes were great, uncovering the debts to the iron bank, moving his seat in the small council chamber, his reward and subsequent interrogation of Pod.
-In the absence of Vargo Hoat I like the way they did the scenes with Jaime and Brienne. Though its harder to come around on Jaime in the show as you spend less time with him while readers had several chapters and the inner workings of his mind to know he is a changing man.

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I may have missed something, so if that wasnt vargo hoat chopping off his hand, who was it?

 
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