So reading through this thread, here are some of my thoughts about comments in the thread and the episode and where we're going:
I feel like what the double D's are doing with Sansa is making her story revolve more around the northern conspiracy theory. The North will rally around Sansa instead of Rickon (not even sure if the show will cover Rickon at all). I'm definitely also getting the feel that Brienne will end up playing a role with LS (either with her doing it or possibly Sansa).
At the dinner scene at the Boltons, I almost expected Theon to break and reveal that both Bran and Rickon escaped him and could still be alive.
As for Jon, I'm a little disappointed that Melissandre didn't warn Jon that he's in danger but I guess I can live without that.
And Dany, I was definitely annoyed how the marriage proposal went down with Hizdhar. I think the show could have had Hizdhar tell Dany in that final scene between them that he could stop the violence for 30 days but if he did, then she would have to marry him (thought that's sort of how it went down in the book). Instead, they just had Dany offer to marry him? Pass. Additionally, earlier in the episode, I wasn't sure if this was a big deal but it seemed like Daario was the one to push one of the masters into the dragons to be fried (I'm not so sure that Dany wanted this as oppose to just scaring them). Or are we to believe that Dany was executing 1 master per day until she got down to Hizdhar and he just got lucky that she changed her mind?
As for someone asking about why Sam is at the wall, his dad basically said that he didn't want Sam to rule because he thought it was weak and either it was Sam goes to the wall or Sam will "accidentally" get killed during a hunting adventure. But I also though that in the books, Jon ordered Sam to go to Oldtown so he could eventually replace Maester Aemon and become the Maester for the Wall.
A_Ron_Hubbard said:"A Targaryan, alone in the world." Cut to Jon walking into the room. Ahahahaha.
"A Targaryan, alone in the world." Cut to Jon walking into the room. Ahahahaha.
"I'm not sure why Jon doesn't argue that every wildling north of the Wall is a potential future Wight that they would have to fight, instead of just saying, "Winter is coming." "
I'm pretty sure Jon was making this argument in this past episode. He mentioned how the wildings will just become part of the army of the dead. The Night's Watch brothers were just "meh, I don't care, I hate the wildings, let them all die".
If memory serves me correct, doesn't Loras end up dying in the books anyways (or like mortally wounded) from when Cersei sends him off to take a castle and Loras ends up being burned by the oil/tar (even thought when Jamie found out about it, he was like "what the heck are doing" to Cersei)? So, it doesn't seem like his character has much value in the books, so I don't mind the way the show is treating him. But I get the point that Loras is suppose to be a top notch swordsman and should have put up a little more fight when the Faith Militant came to arrest him.
A_Ron_Hubbard said:I've been pondering this Missendi / Grey Worm situation. It has to be important, right? I mean, it's one thing when Pete Jackson invents a lot of screen time out of whole cloth for Arwyn and Eowyn, because without those two the movie is an out and out sausage fest, and I thought the changes to give the ladies some time to breathe and have some agency of their own was pretty awesome....
I've been pondering this Missendi / Grey Worm situation. It has to be important, right? I mean, it's one thing when Pete Jackson invents a lot of screen time out of whole cloth for Arwyn and Eowyn, because without those two the movie is an out and out sausage fest, and I thought the changes to give the ladies some time to breathe and have some agency of their own was pretty awesome....
So one question I meant to ask that I can't recall from the books, on the show, we hear Jorah shout out "don't let them touch you" when the stonemen attack. And we saw Tyrion get grabbed on his pant leg while he was in the water. Does this classify is being touched/infected? Or do the stonemen have to make physical contact to your skin in order for you to be infected? Or is it a scenario where if the stonemen touch your clothes and then you touch that spot on your clothes with your hand, now you become infected? I'm going with the impression that it has to physical contact and since Tyrion's skin did not get touched, then him telling Jorah "no, they didn't touch me" wasn't lying on Tyrion's part.
On a side note, since I heard this mentioned in one of the podcasts, about the Unsullied, a doctor friend of mine who watches the show, also called BS on the Unsullied muscle mass (or them having 8 or 10 pack abs). They said since the Unsullied are suppose to have their balls chopped at the very least, that the loss of that testosterone would make it highly unlikely that they could have that type of muscle definition.
So, Christopher Walken is the Bolton's Maester. I'd imagine outside his office there's a WE ACCEPT WALKENS sign.
Danny just took two steps backwards. First she locks her "babies" up for eating people and then throws all of that out of the window by rewarding them for bad behaviour.
RE: Grayscale, I feel same way Jim feels about the magic in this show; we don’t know the rules of grayscale to make a definite statement either way. Tyrion got grabbed by his boot, or maybe his pants. There wasn’t direct contact (skin-skin). WTF is grayscale? If it’s like chicken pox where you just need to be in the same room with someone to get it (like they do in children chicken pox parties) then he's definitely contracted it. But is it airborne or transmitted through a medium like water? You could argue the sea/lake is so large and it could be diluted, but if this place is infested by these people, those parts per billion turn into ppm and ppt.
Game of Thrones >> Any other show on TV right now. Any other show would have used Tyrion fading into black as the cliffhanger for next episode, and GOT 1Ups it by showing Jorah getting infected. Way to go DDs.