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Re: Right, it's like this (Game of Thrones) II

Post by taipan on Tue 18 Jul 2017, 20:16

beamer wrote:Yeah, will have to watch 6.10 again to be sure, there were a lot of time jumps in that episode (teleporting Varys anyone?) and apparently will be similar in a faster paced S7 as well.

The Twins was the Freys' original home though, wherever this action took place, and they won't have abandoned it as it was the strategic river crossing that gave this weak upstart house the power it had. If they have now been decimated it will be up for grabs.

Yeah, I watched it last week.

The Varys teleport made no sense. I was wondering if there were two of them
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Re: Right, it's like this (Game of Thrones) II

Post by beamer on Tue 18 Jul 2017, 20:33

taipan wrote:
beamer wrote:Yeah, will have to watch 6.10 again to be sure, there were a lot of time jumps in that episode (teleporting Varys anyone?) and apparently will be similar in a faster paced S7 as well.

The Twins was the Freys' original home though, wherever this action took place, and they won't have abandoned it as it was the strategic river crossing that gave this weak upstart house the power it had. If they have now been decimated it will be up for grabs.

Yeah, I watched it last week.

The Varys teleport made no sense. I was wondering if there were two of them
There was obviously supposed to be a substantial time gap between the scene with him in Dorne and the one of him setting sail with all the others... I think we will get more of that sort of thing in the last two series.

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Re: Right, it's like this (Game of Thrones) II

Post by taipan on Tue 18 Jul 2017, 22:10

beamer wrote:
taipan wrote:
beamer wrote:Yeah, will have to watch 6.10 again to be sure, there were a lot of time jumps in that episode (teleporting Varys anyone?) and apparently will be similar in a faster paced S7 as well.

The Twins was the Freys' original home though, wherever this action took place, and they won't have abandoned it as it was the strategic river crossing that gave this weak upstart house the power it had. If they have now been decimated it will be up for grabs.

Yeah, I watched it last week.

The Varys teleport made no sense. I was wondering if there were two of them
There was obviously supposed to be a substantial time gap between the scene with him in Dorne and the one of him setting sail with all the others... I think we will get more of that sort of thing in the last two series.

It's about 6 months, book time, from adorned to Slavers Bay
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Re: Right, it's like this (Game of Thrones) II

Post by beamer on Tue 18 Jul 2017, 22:27

I thought they sailed from Pentos which according to the maps is on the western edge of Essos. Still a fair journey but some weeks could have passed during that episode?

Anyway, if face swapping, shadow babies and bringing people back to life are possible in this particular world, maybe some Star Trek-style methods of transport aren't too far fetched either Wink

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Re: Right, it's like this (Game of Thrones) II

Post by beamer on Thu 20 Jul 2017, 11:53

Anyway, aside from debating the geography and transport logistics of a fictional world (never thought I'd be doing that on a cricket forum...)

Benioff and Weiss have announced their next project as "Confederate", an alternate history American drama that looks likely to be another large cast epic. It won't be produced until after GoT S8 though, as is the case for any GoT prequel/spinoff which the writers have already said they won't be directly involved in.

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Re: Right, it's like this (Game of Thrones) II

Post by skully on Mon 24 Jul 2017, 07:23

S07E02.

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Cersei asks for allegiance from the Tarly's and Tyrell's. I'm not sure if it was granted. Tarly didn't exactly say yes.

Daeny does a deal with Dorne, Yara (and her part of the Iron Fleet) and Olenna Tyrell to take on Cersei.

Tyrion sends a raven to Winterfell asking for the North's help at Dragonstone. Jon agrees to go against much resistance from his new comrades. He also has a frosty meeting with Littlefinger, saying he'll kill him if he touches Sansa (the new head of the North as Jon goes south). Jon heads off seeking an alliance with Daeny and lots of dragon glass to take on the White Walkers.

Sam finds a cure for Jorah's greyscale but it's dangerous and painful. I'm betting Sam gets greyscale.

Arya touches base with Hot Pie, who tells her Winterfell has been regained from the Boltons and Jon is King. She is shocked and delighted and heads North. She meets her long lost direwolf Nymeria on the way.

Ep ends with a sea battle between Yara's fleet and Euron's. Ellaria Sand and Yara are captured, Theon jumps overboard to escape and the Sand Snakes are killed (maybe one survived).
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Re: Right, it's like this (Game of Thrones) II

Post by beamer on Mon 24 Jul 2017, 21:31

They were pretty short odds to be the first named characters killed in S7... wondered if Jon was going to get rid of Littlefinger before heading south for a moment though.

Qyburn is basically a creepy medieval version of Q from Bond, isn't he... just needs to throw in a "Pay attention" nod to his initial-sake!

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Re: Right, it's like this (Game of Thrones) II

Post by Brass Monkey on Mon 24 Jul 2017, 22:13

Holy hell.

There have been more epic episodes than this, but this episode was absolutely supreme. It was gripping from start to finish. It's crazy, but maybe they're right with just having 11 more fantastic episodes, they're almost all like films now. It's been amazingly good so far.
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Re: Right, it's like this (Game of Thrones) II

Post by beamer on Mon 24 Jul 2017, 23:42

Yeah, no filler now, it's going to be pretty much constant "episode 9s".

It's almost certainly for the best that it has always had a clearly defined ending (though from a book still yet to be written!), and isn't just going to drift on for numerous series because people want it to, long after it has run out of ideas.

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Re: Right, it's like this (Game of Thrones) II

Post by JGK on Tue 25 Jul 2017, 00:45

J meets D next week - stand by for the the world to shake.

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Re: Right, it's like this (Game of Thrones) II

Post by embee on Sun 30 Jul 2017, 15:10

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Re: Right, it's like this (Game of Thrones) II

Post by skully on Mon 31 Jul 2017, 09:40

S07E03

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Jon Snow arrives at Dragonstone but refuses to bend the knee. Daeny finds Jon's story re: White Walkers unbelievable. Tyrion convinces her that Jon is no liar, but she refuses to support his quest against the Night's King. She does allow him to mine dragon glass though.

Euron brings Yara, Ellaria and the remaining sand snake to King's Landing (his "gift"). Cersei promises Euron his wish (for her to be his Queen) after the war is won. Cersei poisons the sand snake with a kiss, sentencing Ellaria to watch her die. Cersei celebrates by sucking off and bonking Jaime.

Jorah has been cured by Sam. Jorah heads for Dragonstone.

Bran returns to Winterfell, much to Sansa's delight.

The Unsullied take Casterly Rock without much resistance. Jaime has instead lead the Lannister army to Highgarden and captured House Tyrell (and their gold - to clear Cersei's debt with the Iron bank). Jaime shows mercy to Olenna and allows her to take poison. She "rewards" him by confessing that it was she that poisoned Joffrey.
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Re: Right, it's like this (Game of Thrones) II

Post by taipan on Mon 31 Jul 2017, 19:56

Arguably the best episode of the entire show.
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Re: Right, it's like this (Game of Thrones) II

Post by beamer on Mon 31 Jul 2017, 21:06

skully wrote:S07E03

Spoiler:
Bran returns to Winterfell, much to Sansa's delight.
Spoiler:
Well, until he chooses to demonstrate his powers by reminding her about her wedding night...
Great episode, anyway... the picking up of the pace reports were very true, though still feels like 7 episodes isn't enough, there's so much to fit in and some characters still aren't seen for a whole episode or longer!

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Re: Right, it's like this (Game of Thrones) II

Post by beamer on Mon 31 Jul 2017, 22:03

Good to see Tyrion getting some screen time/dialogue this week, he's been rather underused this past series or so.

Stark reunions being rationed - Arya to Winterfell next week presumably, with Jon to meet up with her and Bran at a later date (next series even) if all are still standing by then?

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Re: Right, it's like this (Game of Thrones) II

Post by JGK on Mon 31 Jul 2017, 23:24

beamer wrote:Good to see Tyrion getting some screen time/dialogue this week, he's been rather underused this past series or so.

Stark reunions being rationed - Arya to Winterfell next week presumably, with Jon to meet up with her and Bran at a later date (next series even) if all are still standing by then?

I'm pretty sure Bran won't be standing.

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Re: Right, it's like this (Game of Thrones) II

Post by taipan on Sat 05 Aug 2017, 19:39

Well just seen E4. Top stuff.
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Re: Right, it's like this (Game of Thrones) II

Post by Basil on Sun 06 Aug 2017, 00:18

Is this a good time to say that I have never watched a second of this and I have absolutely no chuffing idea about what's going on?
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Re: Right, it's like this (Game of Thrones) II

Post by lardbucket on Sun 06 Aug 2017, 01:54

you're not alone

I read the weekly skully synopses here, and I'm sure I've got as good a handle on the series as I need to.

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Re: Right, it's like this (Game of Thrones) II

Post by Big Dog on Mon 07 Aug 2017, 09:04

Ripper episode aces
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Re: Right, it's like this (Game of Thrones) II

Post by skully on Mon 07 Aug 2017, 13:28

S07E04 - yup Mr Dog, a cracker.

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As the victorious Lannister army carries off the spoils of Highgarden back to Kings Landing, Bronn is not happy that Jaime has not given him his promised castle. The Iron Bank is happy at the prospect of having the Lannister debt repaid by the Tyrell gold.

Littlefinger has a creepy meeting with Bran. Meera says hooroo but is pissed at Bran's lack of thanks. He says he's not really Bran anymore.

Arya returns to Winterfell. Sansa is happy to see her and takes her to Bran. It's not really a cheery family reunion, what with Bran being a weirdo seer and all. Bran gives Arya the Valerian steel dagger.

Jon shows Daeny the dragon glass cave under Dragonstone, which has carvings. They show the Children of the Forest fighting with Men against the White Walkers. At this Daeny promises Jon that she will fight the Walkers with him, as long as he bends the knee. He still refuses.

Arya asks Brienne to train her and then hands her a fighting lesson. Brienne is impressed but Sansa seems less pleased at how much her sister has changed.

Daeny is sick of Tyrion's plans being ineffective so takes off with Drogon and the Dothraki army. The Lannister army gets torched over and over by Daeny's biggest dragon (which is some magnificent SFX TV). Bronn arms Qyburn's catapult and wings Drogon. As Daeny attempts to pull the spear from Drogon's wing, Jaime charges her. Drogon senses danger and is about to burn Jaime's arse, when Bronn dives and knocks him into the lake. Jaime sinks to the bottom.

Epic battle scene!!

Little Drogon has come a long way...

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Re: Right, it's like this (Game of Thrones) II

Post by JGK on Mon 07 Aug 2017, 16:17

Just watched it. Brilliant.

Can't believe that was an hour.

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Re: Right, it's like this (Game of Thrones) II

Post by taipan on Mon 07 Aug 2017, 19:36

This season keeps getting better. Who knows how much further it can improve.
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Re: Right, it's like this (Game of Thrones) II

Post by beamer on Mon 07 Aug 2017, 20:05

Basil wrote:Is this a good time to say that I have never watched a second of this and I have absolutely no chuffing idea about what's going on?
It's never too late, you won't regret it... speaking as someone who was a sceptic until pretty recently.

While I guess it's possible to just dip in now and enjoy the action, it's not the same as watching it from the start and really understanding the back stories of all the main characters.

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Re: Right, it's like this (Game of Thrones) II

Post by taipan on Mon 07 Aug 2017, 21:16

beamer wrote:
Basil wrote:Is this a good time to say that I have never watched a second of this and I have absolutely no chuffing idea about what's going on?
It's never too late, you won't regret it... speaking as someone who was a sceptic until pretty recently.

While I guess it's possible to just dip in now and enjoy the action, it's not the same as watching it from the start and really understanding the back stories of all the main characters.

It's not about the action. There are no heroes who are not badly flawed in some way. Okay some of the bodies are just that, but none of the good guys are without their dark side.
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