Game of Thrones

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    wth those are two things basically guaranteed to be found in a GoT episode, though obviously in gratuitous amounts and not brief/mild
     
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    It turned out to be accurate, basically no violence and no nudity that I saw!

    This episode felt really LOW RENT somehow, like the sets looked shoddy and the big "epic" ending had all of 6 people in it (maybe it was 7 or 8?). I really liked The Hound's scenes. Arya's were good too.
     
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    Talk about blowing your load early, dear Lord, that was boring
     
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    Twin Peaks was great so it made up for it. It's unfortunate that the only two shows I watch happen at the same time, but such is life.
     
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    I'm really bothered by the iron islanders somehow being able to build 1000 ships that quickly.
     
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    Loved that cold open, though.
     
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    Did Euron bring any of those with him when he returned to the Iron Islands or were they all new? If it's all new, then yeah, I'm in the same boat; although Danaerys did sail from Meereen to Dragonstone in that time, so maybe it's longer than we thought.
     
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    he had like 5 ships or something when he came back to the iron islands. In the books they mention it only takes a few weeks at most to cross from westeros to braavos, and at most a few months to get from mereen to westeros. Also, did anyone else crack up when Ed Sheeran was hanging out with arya?
     
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    I HATED that he cameo'd last night, doing the one fucking thing he does anyways, which is sing. I probably would've turned it off if he had a lute with him. That whole thing didn't add to the episode at all, it was just like, "Look at who we got to wear Lannister armor!"
     
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    yeah it was a filler scene for me. Sam's scenes were basically filler too, except for the end with the restricted books/the burnt dude (who the hell was that..)
     
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    He wasn't burnt, he was infected with ...gray scale
     
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    ohhhh it was mormont. I knew i recognized the voice
     
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    I quite enjoyed the episode.

    The cold open was exactly what I expected. I would have thought it better for Arya not to reveal her identity, but I can kind of see it either way.
    There were a lot of "building up to..." scenes. There were a few things that made it more entertaining, though. The reveal that one of our well known characters who had become estranged from the story suddenly popped up where we didn't expect him. The scenes with the Hound seemed to be cleverly written. The short exchange at the wall was quite good. Euron's jabs at Jamie were really entertaining. I actually thought the sequence with Sam cleaning bedpans and eating gruel was pretty effective. It made me feel like gagging and praying that it would stop, just like Sam felt.

    Now, the bad - there is little time left to tell the rest of the story. With that in mind, I don't really need to be reminded that Cersei is evil, or that she is plotting something. I don't need to be reminded of politics in the North, and reminded which houses were loyal and which turned to Bolton's side. I don't need to be reminded that Littlefinger is always up to something. We need to have stuff moving into place. Either battles or deliberately moving toward battle. The movements of Arya and Danerys are to that end, but honestly, the scenes with the Hound and with Sam and the drama with the Lannisters is throwing off the pacing.
     
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    The scene with Sam and the turds seemed to be trying to do a Breaking Bad/Better Call Saul montage and not managing to pull it off. It was funny, though. I saw several people say it reminded them of the intro to Pink Floyd's "Money."

    I think they're overdoing it with Lyanna Mormont. She's starting to feel like a gimmick when they do this every couple episodes. Based on how tiny her house is, I'm wondering if she was intended as a one-off and they changed their mind due to public reaction. IIRC, they did that with that great actress from About a Boy/Harry Potter.

    RE: the fleet, I thought it was really stupid. His fleet was completely destroyed besides what Yara/Theon took, and on that grey island with no visible trees whatsoever, he yelled at everyone "GO CHOP DOWN THE TREES AND MAKE THE BIGGEST FLEET EVER!!!" And now, just a couple episodes later, they have the biggest fleet ever. I guess there was a tremendous redwood forest just offscreen and thousands upon thousands of people to chop it down and fashion it into ships in just a couple months or whatever the timeline was between the beginning of the season 6 finale and now (I know there was a timejump between the beginning of the finale and when they showed Tyrion and Varys on a boat together).
     
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    I'm just glad it's FINALLY back on the air.
     
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    I enjoyed it. Def a set up episode for the season but you need that sometimes.

    I agree on the building ships thing being a bit iffy but let's face it , the whole plot is full of time/ distance story holes. It's one of those things I'm happy to just not think about too much and enjoy it.
     
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    So, how did Euron know about the fleet in the first place? (putting aside questions about where or how he got his fleet of super ships). Is there a mole on Daenerys council? Or just bad writing and plot holes due to running out of source material?
     
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    I doubt we'll get a good explanation anytime soon. I would guess that Euron's fleet was on its way back from king's landing and intercepted Yara's fleet as they were leaving dragonstone (which according to the books is only a day or 2 away by boat at the most). It'd be interesting if someone was sabotaging Danaerys though. All quibbles aside I really enjoyed seeing Sam trying to cure Jorah (the segue to the pudding was excellent and reminds me of a similar segue Sam Raimi did with Drag Me to Hell). Glad to see the Sand Snakes dead, they were pretty terribly portrayed imo. The actor playing euron was awesome, he's really been stealing any scene he's in imo.
     
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    There could be a number of potential explanations, but none have been offered thus far.
    TBH, the entire scene was confusing to me. I couldn't really tell what was going on in most of the action, since it was dark and things were blurry and the camera wasn't keeping still like ever. I really struggled to try to make out who the two bodies were at the end, and I don't feel like I'm at all certain who the lower one was, but I'm pretty sure I know who the upper one was...I guess we'll find out something next week.
    All in all, the episode was very open ended. I think they meant to make it that way to keep people curious about the next episode. There were only 3-4 important bits of story that happened along, if you count the last scene as one bigger bit.
     
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    I'm pretty sure the bodies are the sand snakes, since one was hung with a whip.
     

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