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Two Swords

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Okay, okay, we broke the internet AGAIN.  Sorry about that.  I'm not to blame this time, it was HBO GO... and all you people who have HBO GO and keep trying to watch the episodes on your computers instead of on your television sets.

Anyway, the internet has been fixed, they tell me, and "Two Swords" has come and gone.  How about Maisie and Rory?  Was that great, or what?

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Of course, there were lots of other great stuff in the episode too.  (Yes, I know, I'm prejudiced).  Tyrion, Tywin, Jaime, Cersei, Shae, Sansa, Jon and Sam, the return of Ser Dontos, an amazing introduction of the Red Viper and his paramour.   But that last scene kicked ass.

Anyway, hope you all saw it, hope you all liked it.

(But no, please DON'T discuss it here, I prefer you take discussions, debates, recaps, and analysis to Westeros, Winter Is Coming, Tower of the Hand, or Television Without Pity).

Next week: "The Lion and the Rose."

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urbanflowerpot
Apr. 7th, 2014 05:35 am (UTC)
May I say I loved it? :)
Eric Larson
Apr. 7th, 2014 05:38 am (UTC)
I can see why you put out that Winds chapter when you did. Good stuff. Can't wait for your episode next week!
rmholt
Apr. 7th, 2014 05:48 am (UTC)
Maisie and Rory
Excellent adventure as foretold publicly many times do hope not spoilage
DanielKenitz
Apr. 7th, 2014 06:01 am (UTC)
Two Swords
It continues to amaze me how the showrunners D&D continue to absolutely nail characters and details from the books without doing a word-for-word adaptation. Awesome episode, it'll be hard to wait another week! But All Men Must Wait.
Mario Angeles Jr.
Apr. 7th, 2014 06:03 am (UTC)
Two Swords
The episode was great! D&D haven't disappointed me yet with how they adapt the series to the screen. Looking forward to the rest of the season. Hope you're enjoying it as much as we, the fans, are!
Burak Alpertonga
Apr. 7th, 2014 06:18 am (UTC)
Awesome episode.
The episode was awesome, especially Tyrion and the Red Vipers chilling conversation. And I really liked the Jon and Arya scenes in the episode. (My favorite characters)

It was interesting the way Arya avenged Lommy by killing Polliver, similar to the way she killed Raff in the Arya excerpt from Winds of Winter.

I really enjoy the differences between the books and TV show, because it adds a bit more content for the viewers to enjoy, something different that we won't necessarily see coming (Just like the way Talisa was killed).

Over all, the episode was 10/10 and I can't wait for the next episode!

And thank you George for creating an epic piece of literature that will undoubtedly be remembered through the ages. Keep up the good work and take your time, because I know that once you finish the last two novels in your own time, they will become masterpieces.

SirMichaelll
Apr. 7th, 2014 06:37 am (UTC)
Thenns
Who's idea was it to make the Thenns Cannibals? They're supposed to be the civilized freefolk, proud of having laws and knowing how to forge their own weapons instead of stealing them. They better atleast make Sigorn a nice guy or Jon's going to look like a real asshole marrying Alys to him.

The rest of the Episode was great, the writers really aren't doing any of the Wildlings justice though, they didn't even mention Val and Dalla in season two or three either.

Edited at 2014-04-07 06:41 am (UTC)
grrm
Apr. 7th, 2014 06:55 am (UTC)
Re: Thenns
Well, fwiw, there are cannibals among the wildlings, that is stated several times in the books. But no, it's not the Thenns, and none of the cannibal wildlings have significant presence in the book. David and Dan basically just combined two wildling sub-groups, the Thenns and the ice river clans.
Re: Thenns - mariefoxprice - Apr. 7th, 2014 01:05 pm (UTC) - Expand
Re: Thenns - Joey Kalmin - Apr. 7th, 2014 05:46 pm (UTC) - Expand
tsgeisel
Apr. 7th, 2014 06:57 am (UTC)
Long ago (when Season 1 was being announced), I asked if the show would be following the full book chronology, of if they might be rolling in parts of A Feast for Crows as appropriate, in the 4th season.

You said "Let's wait until there is a Season 4".

Well, we have a season 4, so I'm asking. And if the answer is "I can't tell you", that's fine. But I just figured I'd ask.
grrm
Apr. 7th, 2014 07:34 am (UTC)
Yes
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Tyler Plantan
Apr. 7th, 2014 10:44 am (UTC)
Daario
Overall loved the episode, though I am curious what the reasoning for changing actors for Daarios character was. I enjoyed the actor portrayal in last season and the sudden switch was a bit jarring.

Edited at 2014-04-07 10:44 am (UTC)
Eric Larson
Apr. 7th, 2014 08:18 pm (UTC)
Re: Daario
The old actor was cast as the lead in the new Transporter movie. He would only stay if HBO gave him more money, but they didn't.
badlilmunkee
Apr. 7th, 2014 11:39 am (UTC)
Yes, I saw it and loved it... most especially the last scene.

But then again, many of the Arya chapters in ASoS have always been personal favorites of mine.

Many thanks to you again good ser, for creating all of this.
vision_serpent
Apr. 7th, 2014 11:46 am (UTC)
That was some brilliant television. That's all I'll say.
Ben Doremus
Apr. 7th, 2014 12:25 pm (UTC)
Thank You
I wanted to thank you for your response to my question under the subject title, "Thomas Covenant" (April first post). I honestly didn't expect one. I also wanted to explicitly state that with a lack of context, I felt the wording of my question might have come off negatively somehow - maybe - but the question was written with the utmost respect and admiration.

What is the scariest thing for you that comes out of this series? Others? Melisandre? Organized religion?



Edited at 2014-04-07 12:45 pm (UTC)
gracht
Apr. 7th, 2014 12:48 pm (UTC)
Rory & Maisie
Fegs! Thon wee lassie 'n' no so wee laddie ur no t' be crossit, ur they?

(Been humming "On my horses, snowy white horses, let me ride away" all day.)



Edited at 2014-04-07 12:51 pm (UTC)
rmholt
Apr. 7th, 2014 01:09 pm (UTC)
Dragons
The dragon scene Knocked. Me. Out. That looked real.
calebespall
Apr. 7th, 2014 01:15 pm (UTC)
Next Episode
Lookng forward to it - unfortunately I could not watch episode 1 last night, so I will watch both in a small marathon. Excited to get a reply on my fanmail, too. I was wondering, were there any short stories in dreamsongs that stood out as the most fun to write, or just your favorite?
dragonborngurl
Apr. 7th, 2014 01:25 pm (UTC)
chickens and c*nts...
"I understand that if any more words come out of your cunt mouth I'm going to have to eat every fucking chicken in this room." -- The Hound.

I loved it!! every time a new season starts I am compelled to reread all the books again! haha!! here I go again. xoxoxox feeling GRRM warm and fuzzy today.

Edited at 2014-04-07 01:26 pm (UTC)
zorinlynx
Apr. 7th, 2014 01:35 pm (UTC)
This show continues to be one of the most amazing feasts of the senses I've ever seen on television.

Everything is beautiful. The locations, the people, the costume work, the props, the story, the acting. It is absolute perfection.

You created a beautiful world, and the production team is doing a mind blowing job of bringing it to life on the screen. Keep up the amazing work, and enjoy the buckets of cash I'm sure you're getting. You are so deserving of them!
snobahr
Apr. 7th, 2014 01:44 pm (UTC)
I love the costuming. And the twists in the characters.
Nathan Wood
Apr. 7th, 2014 02:02 pm (UTC)
I seldom watch TV, so I hadn't realized that my cable box doesn't support HD. No problem I thought, the ol xbox lets us stream HBOGo in HD deliciousness...

Cue 1.5 hour wait. It was worth it. My favorite tiny moment was the cut from seeing the garden statue Joffrey has already erected to himself, to Joffrey actually standing in the same pose, lol.
chantie_zuljin
Apr. 7th, 2014 02:13 pm (UTC)
I was one of the ones on HBO Go, and my internet broke too. >_>; Sorry internet. I ended up switching to my TV to finish the episode.
UsePsychology
Apr. 7th, 2014 02:18 pm (UTC)
Television Without Pity
TWOP is shut down. You can't discus the show over there.
grrm
Apr. 7th, 2014 04:28 pm (UTC)
Re: Television Without Pity
I had understood the forums were remaining open for a little while yet. I know the site is closing, but I do not believe it is closed.
Re: Television Without Pity - els1976 - Apr. 7th, 2014 08:58 pm (UTC) - Expand
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Ron Kenny
Apr. 7th, 2014 02:25 pm (UTC)
Just an Idea.
Ned Stark and Robert Baratheon are two of my favourite characters. They have a deep and storied history, much of which is untold. Their uprising would make for an interesting show and origins story. Also, I need to know more about Aegon the conqueror, what an interesting character. Let's at least see a bonus scene or flashback or something that gives us a real vision of Aegon and his sisters with their dragons. what do you think?
GeekFurious
Apr. 7th, 2014 02:58 pm (UTC)
Maisie's brilliance
I had imagined Arya's moment of turning toward the dark side for some time, and that young actor blew me away last night.
trooper6
Apr. 7th, 2014 03:07 pm (UTC)
With sadness I must say that Television Without Pity is no more. No more recaps and the message boards are shutting down May 31st. So...the other places you mentioned would probably be better for episode talk.
MrWalker1000
Apr. 7th, 2014 05:05 pm (UTC)
Wow an amazing opening episode 10/10. So many of my friends were like "its okay" and I thought do people expect a red wedding every episode? It's a introductory episode what do people expect? Though I'm slightly disappointed that this episode wasn't used to introduce lady stoneheart.


Judging from the preview, it seems like Dan and weiss are going pretty quick with the purple wedding (it's only episode2) and it seems to stick pretty close to the book from the looks of it.

can't wait.
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