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Old 06-02-2013, 06:57 PM   #51
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Probably the best episode of the season. I'm even more excited for next weeks episode. This was the biggest WTF moment in the books when I read them.
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Old 06-02-2013, 09:28 PM   #52
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Spoilers for Episode 9:

Well, kind of sort of who I saw being on the chopping block the last couple seasons. Robb made a few really dumb decisions (starting with reneging on the wedding vow last year), and people who do that don't live long. And Catelyn to an extent too.

But, Jesus, was that 5x more brutal than I expected. Fittingly, first episode I think ever to not show the King's Landing crew, though obviously they were there in spirit. Ugh. Not sure how I go to sleep after that one. ****ing Starks; at least Arya and Bran seem to have some wherewithal and survival instincts.
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Old 06-03-2013, 02:08 AM   #53
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My heart is extremely broken. Watching that episode is like watching the Broncos lose.

I still have a loss for words on what I just witnessed.

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Old 06-03-2013, 07:01 AM   #54
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But, Jesus, was that 5x more brutal than I expected...
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Old 06-03-2013, 09:08 AM   #55
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Yeah. Definitely re-hooked. What an epic story.
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Old 06-03-2013, 09:38 AM   #56
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Yeah. Definitely re-hooked. What an epic story.
Yet another thing I can take credit for. /bows

Glad you still like the show. You and your brother should read through the books. They're fantastic.
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Old 06-03-2013, 09:47 AM   #57
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My heart is extremely broken. Watching that episode is like watching the Broncos lose.

I still have a loss for words on what I just witnessed.

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That's being a little over dramatic don't you think? It's a great show and no doubt that was a very epic moment in the series so far. But to say your have a loss of words or that it compares to the Broncos losing is, as I said, a bit over dramatic.
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Old 06-03-2013, 10:09 AM   #58
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That's being a little over dramatic don't you think? It's a great show and no doubt that was a very epic moment in the series so far. But to say your have a loss of words or that it compares to the Broncos losing is, as I said, a bit over dramatic.
From the GoT or Broncos perspective?

It's all subjective, bud.
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Old 06-03-2013, 10:10 AM   #59
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That's being a little over dramatic don't you think? It's a great show and no doubt that was a very epic moment in the series so far. But to say your have a loss of words or that it compares to the Broncos losing is, as I said, a bit over dramatic.
I dunno, I too was pretty depressed for the rest of the night after seeing that. Broncos losses usually last a full day or two, so maybe not quite to that extent.
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Old 06-03-2013, 10:12 AM   #60
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That's being a little over dramatic don't you think? It's a great show and no doubt that was a very epic moment in the series so far. But to say your have a loss of words or that it compares to the Broncos losing is, as I said, a bit over dramatic.
Lol, why, pray tell, is it over dramatic? I'd argue anyone really caring about sports is being over dramatic.
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Old 06-03-2013, 08:37 PM   #61
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I still have a loss for words on what I just witnessed.

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Old 06-03-2013, 09:38 PM   #62
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Lol, why, pray tell, is it over dramatic? I'd argue anyone really caring about sports is being over dramatic.
Well if you get that into TV shows then that's your business. This is a Broncos fourm, you know, sports. Are you saying everybody here is over dramatic because they care deeply that the Broncos win and when they don't and they get upset over a loss, that we're too invested? For real?

You're trying to compare a fictional character on a fantasy TV show to a real life flesh and blood team, and fans that cheer for and invest years and years, and money into this. Of course we're super invested emotionally. Look at the time commitment vs the few minutes of air time Rob Stark gets. It's not even like he was some main character on a TV series that you saw for years and years and then suddenly he was gone. Rob Stark had hardly any TV time the 1st year. The following years he maybe gets 15 minutes a week. How in the hell can you be emotionally tied to that? Yeah, it was a shock for a moment, but I thought it was actually kinda cool him and his mom died. Gave the series some umph if you ask me.
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Old 06-03-2013, 11:31 PM   #63
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Well if you get that into TV shows then that's your business. This is a Broncos fourm, you know, sports. Are you saying everybody here is over dramatic because they care deeply that the Broncos win and when they don't and they get upset over a loss, that we're too invested? For real?

You're trying to compare a fictional character on a fantasy TV show to a real life flesh and blood team, and fans that cheer for and invest years and years, and money into this. Of course we're super invested emotionally. Look at the time commitment vs the few minutes of air time Rob Stark gets. It's not even like he was some main character on a TV series that you saw for years and years and then suddenly he was gone. Rob Stark had hardly any TV time the 1st year. The following years he maybe gets 15 minutes a week. How in the hell can you be emotionally tied to that? Yeah, it was a shock for a moment, but I thought it was actually kinda cool him and his mom died. Gave the series some umph if you ask me.
Thank you!!!! I really didn't care to much about the Rob Starks n his mom personally.
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Old 06-03-2013, 11:58 PM   #64
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So is the lord of light going to bring anyone back. I kept thinking Ayra would grab Rob or her Mom and take him/her to the Brotherhood Without Banners and see if the priest would bring them back.
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So is the lord of light going to bring anyone back. I kept thinking Ayra would grab Rob or her Mom and take him/her to the Brotherhood Without Banners and see if the priest would bring them back.
Well if you asked that on the other thread you might get an answer. On this thread we don't care to know. I'm just happy they offed a few important people. Now they can focus a little more on the rest. It's always great shock value when the likable characters die. You can't always just kill the bad guys right away. Gets too predictable. I was actually quite impressed and happy they did that.
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I haven't read the books but speculating on what might happen is what makes a show fun. She was interested in if they could bring her dad back so it is reasonable to assume she might try it. I didn't like the mom though I won't miss her too much. I think I will miss the wolf most of all.
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Well if you get that into TV shows then that's your business. This is a Broncos fourm, you know, sports. Are you saying everybody here is over dramatic because they care deeply that the Broncos win and when they don't and they get upset over a loss, that we're too invested? For real?

You're trying to compare a fictional character on a fantasy TV show to a real life flesh and blood team, and fans that cheer for and invest years and years, and money into this. Of course we're super invested emotionally. Look at the time commitment vs the few minutes of air time Rob Stark gets. It's not even like he was some main character on a TV series that you saw for years and years and then suddenly he was gone. Rob Stark had hardly any TV time the 1st year. The following years he maybe gets 15 minutes a week. How in the hell can you be emotionally tied to that? Yeah, it was a shock for a moment, but I thought it was actually kinda cool him and his mom died. Gave the series some umph if you ask me.
It's a matter of perspective. I'm sure there are millions of people who find people with emotional ties to sporting teams to be irrational. That doesn't mean they are right (or wrong).
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Old 06-04-2013, 07:15 AM   #68
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So is the lord of light going to bring anyone back. I kept thinking Ayra would grab Rob or her Mom and take him/her to the Brotherhood Without Banners and see if the priest would bring them back.
I don't get the sense that the Lord of Light resurrection thing is going to be used much. It was really just that one guy who had the ability, and it doesn't seem like a series where they want dead characters coming back all the time. They want it to mean something with finality when someone gets killed. But more and more fantasy elements are coming in, so who knows.

From what I've heard, Catelyn wasn't a very likable character in the books. I have to say, though, I was sadder for her than Robb. The actress who plays her always did a great job with little air time, and unlike Robb (who was basically asking to get killed by starting a war against the Lannisters, beheading the leader of one ally, breaking a marriage vow against another crucial ally), she was only ever concerned with finding and protecting her scattered children. Horrifying way for her worst nightmares to come true.

Interested to see what backlash the Frey's face. On one hand, the Starks and their army are almost certainly decimated and pose little threat, and they have the backing of the Lannisters. On the other, there are still people in left in the north who will be pissed. Plus Littlefinger has gained some power and seemed to care for Catelyn. The Frey's were a useful pawn for Tywin, but they may have set themselves up for future conflict.
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What did you nonbook folks make of Bran's trick with Hodor?
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What did you nonbook folks make of Bran's trick with Hodor?
Very cool. He's already had warg-like dreams before but we've never seen him do it while conscious before. Warging into a human nonetheless is a large task. Kinda gives us a good glance into his power.

The only thing that was slightly confusing about that scene is the dead horse, as I thought he had something to do with that at first, not just the wildlings. Either way, good to see Bran's arc moving forward finally.
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A lot of potential / powerful uses for that skill. Not sure where their 3-eyed raven hunt is headed, but after a seasons of tromping through the woods and having dreams, hopefully this power will thrust him back into the action with the other plotlines.

Someone somewhere else mentioned something interesting: despite how unconventionally shocking they were, the deaths of Ned then Robb and Catelyn really still set up a traditional child hero storyline. Parents get killed, orphaned children discover powers and abilities to survive and seek vengeance on their own. It's Batman, Harry Potter, etc. Question is how long Bran and Arya are kept on the sidelines before they are back in the fray. Or if they really are ultimately protagonists in RR Martin's plot.
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Arya's entire character development revolves around her family being snuffed out completely in front of her. Poor girl
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I just hope Bran survives somehow. They already took the most of the kid's family and his legs (effectively), I'd like to see him play a bigger role in the future. They seem to be laying the groundwork for that with his mind control powers.

But, seeing how the story is going so far, I'm sure he'll be killed in the most brutal way imaginable sooner or later.

BTW, "Hodor, stop hodoring!" is my favorite line of the series so far.
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I just hope Bran survives somehow. They already took the most of the kid's family and his legs (effectively), I'd like to see him play a bigger role in the future. They seem to be laying the groundwork for that with his mind control powers.

But, seeing how the story is going so far, I'm sure he'll be killed in the most brutal way imaginable sooner or later.

BTW, "Hodor, stop hodoring!" is my favorite line of the series so far.


I was ing so hard in the book when hodor was freaking out from the thunder. One of my all time fav parts.
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Old 06-04-2013, 02:24 PM   #75
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What did you nonbook folks make of Bran's trick with Hodor?
Kinda reminds me of the guy who can enter the birds...


BTW this book just body slammed wheel of time can't believe I wasted 20+ years on that dud
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