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[Game of Thrones] has been on our television screens since 2011

PoorochondriacPoorochondriac Ah, manAh, jeezRegistered User regular
What a time 2011 was! The Playboy Club aired for three episodes and was promptly forgotten. Piers Morgan's terrible CNN show made it's terrible debut. And all of the Westerosi kids still looked like kids! What a time to be alive.

Let us reminisce about these Salad Days. What are your favorite season one scenes? Here are some suggestions!

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As always, MARK YOUR SPOILERS. If it's a book spoiler, say it is. If it's a TV spoiler, list the episode number.

No illegal links/leaks/whatever. Duh.

And do try not to be a dick about opinions/interpretations/whatever - as a wise man once said, "It's only tits and dragons."

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  • BlankZoeBlankZoe Registered User regular
    This episode was real fuckin good

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  • Grey GhostGrey Ghost Registered User regular
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  • PoorochondriacPoorochondriac Ah, man Ah, jeezRegistered User regular
    edited May 2016
    Grey Ghost wrote: »
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    Jesus this photo looks like it was taken on a flip-phone

    2011 was basically the stoneage, I think we can all agree

    Edit: Oh, I guess Rickon was out of the picture even earlier than I rememberd

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  • Grey GhostGrey Ghost Registered User regular
    What a buncha nerds

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  • maritzacmaritzac Registered User regular
    Margaery is so behind it all.

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  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver You don't have to attend every argument you are invited to. Philosophy: Stoicism. Politics: Democratic SocialistRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    Well, that's one way to finally get
    Jaime into the Riverlands for whatever his plot is.

    And going back through the books, it is really easy to see why the third book became two seasons while the fourth book...had a few episodes. Nothing happens in a feast for crows. And, what's worse, it uses a bunch of narrators you don't care about talking about shit you aren't interested in.

    I also have a hundred bucks on
    Arya surviving until the end
    Because
    GRRM's wife threatened to divorce him if she died.

    Humor can be dissected as a frog can, but dies in the process.
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  • PoorochondriacPoorochondriac Ah, man Ah, jeezRegistered User regular
    Season six, episode six (and episodes prior to it):
    This season is going hog fucking wild on bringing back old characters.

    Characters we saw that we haven't seen since season four:
    Brandon Stark
    Meera Reed
    Hodor
    Three-Eyed Raven

    Characters we saw that we haven't seen since season three:
    Edmure Tully
    Walder Frey

    Characters we saw that we haven't seen since season fucking one:
    Benjen Stark

    Characters we saw that were dead before this show even friggin' started:
    Gerold Hightower
    Arthur Dayne
    Oswell Went
    King friggin' Aerys, of all people

    I'm sure I'm missing folks, but jeezy petes are they committing to tying this all together. No stone* left unturned
    *heart????

  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver You don't have to attend every argument you are invited to. Philosophy: Stoicism. Politics: Democratic SocialistRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    Oh wait.

    I just realized something from this episode:
    in bran's flashes of vision: We are seeing a ton of wildfire stores explode at one point.

    Which was Aerys plan, but it never succeeded. And some of the wildfire pots were found when Tyrion started making new ones for his Blackwater plan, but probably 90% are still hidden away.

    If a dragon does come to King's landing and tosses out s fiery lance, then it will just explode in a giant, green fireball like Aerys wanted. And since Bran is seeing this in a greenseer vision...

    ...

    King's landing is so fucked, you guys.

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  • Muddy WaterMuddy Water Quiet Batperson Registered User regular
    This episode
    The developments in Arya's plotline made me so, so happy. I super did not want to see her turn into A Faceless Girl.

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  • MatevMatev Cero Miedo Registered User regular
    edited May 2016
    Oh wait.

    I just realized something from this episode:
    in bran's flashes of vision: We are seeing a ton of wildfire stores explode at one point.

    Which was Aerys plan, but it never succeeded. And some of the wildfire pots were found when Tyrion started making new ones for his Blackwater plan, but probably 90% are still hidden away.

    If a dragon does come to King's landing and tosses out s fiery lance, then it will just explode in a giant, green fireball like Aerys wanted. And since Bran is seeing this in a greenseer vision...

    ...

    King's landing is so fucked, you guys.


    Speculations
    It's only gonna get blown as a last ditch attempt as the White Walkers assault the walls in the Longest Winter, blowing them all up and giving the Starkgaryen Forces the leg up they need to win the war.

    Also fuck yah Coldhands, MVP of the episode. Honorable mention to Walder Frey for being back and shit-lording it up.

    Matev on
    "Go down, kick ass, and set yourselves up as gods, that's our Prime Directive!"
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  • Muddy WaterMuddy Water Quiet Batperson Registered User regular
    edited May 2016
    Book + this episode speculation
    Brienne's headed to the Riverlands and the Brotherhood Without Banners got a mention this week

    Lady Stoneheart coming?

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  • SharpyVIISharpyVII Registered User regular
    Book + this episode speculation
    Brienne's headed to the Riverlands and the Brotherhood Without Banners got a mention this week

    Lady Stoneheart coming?

    I reckon so:
    in one of the trailers for this season you see pod being kidnapped/grabbed from behind. So this may be the brotherhood?

  • darleysamdarleysam On my way to UKRegistered User regular
    Another super rad episode!

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  • ameybesameybes vvvv MERBERNRegistered User regular
    One thing that freaked me out was seeing how awesome (and Roman) Horn Hill is. I really can't wait to see the Citadel if this is what the Reach is like

  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver You don't have to attend every argument you are invited to. Philosophy: Stoicism. Politics: Democratic SocialistRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    While I liked
    Having Walder be cranky again, he had some fucking awkward ass lines because of exposition and forgetful audiences.

    You get the knife you used to kill this character and you get the knife you used to kill that character, then go and remind him who was married at the Red Wedding, his nephew!

    I mean, no shit. They couldn't have found a less clumsy way to say that? Like just say "remind him it was his nephew that was married at the Red Wedding"

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  • BarcardiBarcardi All the Wizards Under A Rock: AfganistanRegistered User regular
    Hey, where did
    Bronn end up at?

  • SkeithSkeith Registered User regular
    Barcardi wrote: »
    Hey, where did
    Bronn end up at?
    He hasn't shown up yet, but the most likely place is Stokeworth.

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  • ameybesameybes vvvv MERBERNRegistered User regular
    Skeith wrote: »
    Barcardi wrote: »
    Hey, where did
    Bronn end up at?
    He hasn't shown up yet, but the most likely place is Stokeworth.
    I really hope that we get more Lollys, she was great in that tiny scene

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  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver You don't have to attend every argument you are invited to. Philosophy: Stoicism. Politics: Democratic SocialistRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    Skeith wrote: »
    Barcardi wrote: »
    Hey, where did
    Bronn end up at?
    He hasn't shown up yet, but the most likely place is Stokeworth.

    I thought

    In the show, that marriage was nulled when he went to Dorne with Jaime in that entirely worthwhile plot point.

    He was last mentioned in this very episode when Jaime was saying he wanted to get Bronn and a hundred armed swords to kill the high sparrow.

    I am guessing he will travel with Jaime and be both a soundboard for him to talk to on the road as well as a training partner, effectively replacing the part of Payne from the books.

    On another note, since one storyline from the books hasn't shown up yet, I have a guess as to how the show's story will go:
    Dorne rising in rebellion in happening in a vacuum because the whole 'mummers dragon' story thread is absent and Dorne probably goes to war during that thread.

    It helps that basically nobody gives a shit about Dorne, either in the books or in the show? Though I would rather read about Dorne than the fucking Iron Island plot points.

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  • BucketmanBucketman Call me SkraggRegistered User regular
    Who's that guy who does the funny long images of each episode?

  • Muddy WaterMuddy Water Quiet Batperson Registered User regular
    Bucketman wrote: »
    Who's that guy who does the funny long images of each episode?

    http://chryswatchesgot.tumblr.com/

    ?

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  • Crimson KingCrimson King Registered User regular
    show spoiler
    i did not grasp until just now that brienne and jaime are both headed for the riverlands, presumably to hang out and have fun times

    book spoiler
    also if they actually do lady stoneheart i'll be pretty pleased

  • PoorochondriacPoorochondriac Ah, man Ah, jeezRegistered User regular
    Latest ep, Arya:
    So, Arya's gonna be heading out of Braavos soon, obvi. There are two places to go - Westeros, and Meereen. There's been no groundwork lain for her returning to Westeros, but quite a bit of (subtle) groundwork lain for a trip to Meereen.

    She's in good with this acting troupe, now. Acting troupes travel. We haven't seen Arya make inroads with any other traveling entities, so it seems like this is gonna be her escape route. And there's no way in hell they're taking this particular show on the Westeros road. So, Meereen it is.

    Where this gets even more interesting, narratively, is Arya has now learned (through the play) all the shit that Tyrion's been up to. Through a skewed lens, yes, but nonetheless - she's learned a lot of shit about him that she was previously completely unaware of.

    Interesting stuff, interesting stuff.

    Boy, it's nice to be excited about this show again. What a comeback from a horrid season.

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  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver You don't have to attend every argument you are invited to. Philosophy: Stoicism. Politics: Democratic SocialistRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    Last season was pretty bad, yeah.

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  • GvzbgulGvzbgul Registered User regular
    Latest Ep
    I thought "tits and dragons" guy was playing Sam's dad. If he's not, then who is he playing? I was betting on a Greyjoy, but we didn't see him at Pyke either. I guess he might be a Maester then.

    I hope Margery is actually converted and not faking.

    I don't think Arya is cut out for this line of work.

    Jaime's kinda screwing up the plausible deniability part of the plan by being there. Yessss, I hope Tommen is off the deep end. Ahh, it seems this is Tywin: Electric Boogaloo's plan.

    Awwwww yisssssss, Benjen. I am pretty sure they had Kit Harridon doing the initial voice to throw people off, cos he sounded very similar.

    Yes. yes. and more yes.
    Another good episode.

  • BlankZoeBlankZoe Registered User regular
    Gvzbgul wrote: »
    Latest Ep
    I thought "tits and dragons" guy was playing Sam's dad. If he's not, then who is he playing? I was betting on a Greyjoy, but we didn't see him at Pyke either. I guess he might be a Maester then.

    I hope Margery is actually converted and not faking.

    I don't think Arya is cut out for this line of work.

    Jaime's kinda screwing up the plausible deniability part of the plan by being there. Yessss, I hope Tommen is off the deep end. Ahh, it seems this is Tywin: Electric Boogaloo's plan.

    Awwwww yisssssss, Benjen. I am pretty sure they had Kit Harridon doing the initial voice to throw people off, cos he sounded very similar.

    Yes. yes. and more yes.
    Another good episode.
    Spoilers via interviews with the guy you mentioned
    At this point he is basically guaranteed to play the Septon who nurses The Hound back to health

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  • GvzbgulGvzbgul Registered User regular
    edited May 2016
    I am pretty hype for
    book
    cleganebowl. So much foreshadowing. So much hype.

    edit- I just watched like 10 hype videos.

    Gvzbgul on
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  • BlankZoeBlankZoe Registered User regular
    https://youtu.be/06T3aEYC9iI

    Maisie Williams is easily my favorite of the unknowns who have gotten their careers made from this show

    She just does not give a shit

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  • Blake TBlake T Do you have enemies then? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.Registered User regular
    Man, I mostly dug this episode

    Sam taking the sword and saying fuck it was awesome, hopefully he'll just be known as the guy that kills white walkers. And the North of the wall stuff was fun with Benjen coming back, I have been rematching season one, and he's a fun character.

    Arya was good in this episode, but I can help but feel her entire time at the temple was then just wasted? I mean what did she learn from them? I think adventures in the travelling minstrels could be fun though.

    I just don't give a fuck with all of this high sparrow bullshit and tommund in general. I'm genuinely upset that the martells didn't march in because it means more of this bullshit.

    Can someone remind me what was going on in river run? I didn't really get what was going on then as it was full of people I forgot.

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  • LorahaloLorahalo Registered User regular
    Blake T wrote: »
    Man, I mostly dug this episode

    Sam taking the sword and saying fuck it was awesome, hopefully he'll just be known as the guy that kills white walkers. And the North of the wall stuff was fun with Benjen coming back, I have been rematching season one, and he's a fun character.

    Arya was good in this episode, but I can help but feel her entire time at the temple was then just wasted? I mean what did she learn from them? I think adventures in the travelling minstrels could be fun though.

    I just don't give a fuck with all of this high sparrow bullshit and tommund in general. I'm genuinely upset that the martells didn't march in because it means more of this bullshit.

    Can someone remind me what was going on in river run? I didn't really get what was going on then as it was full of people I forgot.
    The Freys held Riverrun, but the Blackfish (Catelyn's uncle) retook the city and kicked them out. The Freys are planning on using Edmure (Cat's brother) to take it back, and Tommen sent Jaime to help.

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  • GvzbgulGvzbgul Registered User regular
    Blake T wrote: »
    Man, I mostly dug this episode

    Sam taking the sword and saying fuck it was awesome, hopefully he'll just be known as the guy that kills white walkers. And the North of the wall stuff was fun with Benjen coming back, I have been rematching season one, and he's a fun character.

    Arya was good in this episode, but I can help but feel her entire time at the temple was then just wasted? I mean what did she learn from them? I think adventures in the travelling minstrels could be fun though.

    I just don't give a fuck with all of this high sparrow bullshit and tommund in general. I'm genuinely upset that the martells didn't march in because it means more of this bullshit.

    Can someone remind me what was going on in river run? I didn't really get what was going on then as it was full of people I forgot.
    The resolution of the High Sparrow stuff in this episode is great because it means trial by combat.

  • Blake TBlake T Do you have enemies then? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.Registered User regular
    Well of course cleaganbowl is worth it, but everything else is boring.

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  • SnicketysnickSnicketysnick The Greatest Hype Man in WesterosRegistered User regular
    YOOO this episode was real fuckin' good! Ze plot, she moves at a pace!
    I don't buy Margaery being converted at all, she's too savvy for that. Also Mace continues to be excellent value.

    I just hope that they are setting up (book spoilers)
    Jaime's hero turn and Stoneheart. So much.
    If not then it'll be a shame.

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  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver You don't have to attend every argument you are invited to. Philosophy: Stoicism. Politics: Democratic SocialistRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    I am waiting for
    Jaime to finally find out about Cersei fucking their fucking cousin.

    I mean holy fuck.

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  • MarathonMarathon Registered User regular
    YOOO this episode was real fuckin' good! Ze plot, she moves at a pace!
    I don't buy Margaery being converted at all, she's too savvy for that. Also Mace continues to be excellent value.
    I totally agree about Margaery, I got the impression when she was first talking to Tommen that she was trying to add a little "nudge nudge, wink wink" to what she was saying. But then realized that he wasn't picking up on it so she kept it to herself.

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  • Mr. GMr. G Registered User regular
    gee it's almost as if taking Ramsay out of the equation improves the average quality of an episode immeasurably

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  • RocketScienceRocketScience Registered User regular
    Latest ep, Arya:
    So, Arya's gonna be heading out of Braavos soon, obvi. There are two places to go - Westeros, and Meereen. There's been no groundwork lain for her returning to Westeros, but quite a bit of (subtle) groundwork lain for a trip to Meereen.

    She's in good with this acting troupe, now. Acting troupes travel. We haven't seen Arya make inroads with any other traveling entities, so it seems like this is gonna be her escape route. And there's no way in hell they're taking this particular show on the Westeros road. So, Meereen it is.

    Where this gets even more interesting, narratively, is Arya has now learned (through the play) all the shit that Tyrion's been up to. Through a skewed lens, yes, but nonetheless - she's learned a lot of shit about him that she was previously completely unaware of.

    Interesting stuff, interesting stuff.

    Boy, it's nice to be excited about this show again. What a comeback from a horrid season.
    Surely. You don't get Richard E. Grant for just two scenes. I'm looking forward to Withnail and Arya.

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  • Blake TBlake T Do you have enemies then? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.Registered User regular
    I am waiting for
    Jaime to finally find out about Cersei fucking their fucking cousin.

    I mean holy fuck.

    Like wouldn't he know already? That was part of her crimes from the high sparrow. The dude admitted to it didn't he?

    Gvzbgul
  • SproutSprout Registered User regular
    Latest ep, Arya:
    So, Arya's gonna be heading out of Braavos soon, obvi. There are two places to go - Westeros, and Meereen. There's been no groundwork lain for her returning to Westeros, but quite a bit of (subtle) groundwork lain for a trip to Meereen.

    She's in good with this acting troupe, now. Acting troupes travel. We haven't seen Arya make inroads with any other traveling entities, so it seems like this is gonna be her escape route. And there's no way in hell they're taking this particular show on the Westeros road. So, Meereen it is.

    Where this gets even more interesting, narratively, is Arya has now learned (through the play) all the shit that Tyrion's been up to. Through a skewed lens, yes, but nonetheless - she's learned a lot of shit about him that she was previously completely unaware of.

    Interesting stuff, interesting stuff.

    Boy, it's nice to be excited about this show again. What a comeback from a horrid season.
    Surely. You don't get Richard E. Grant for just two scenes. I'm looking forward to Withnail and Arya.
    I'm not so sure we're going to get Arya joining up with the acting troupe. I mean, her reaction to Lady Crane's "do you like pretending to be other people?" was to immediately bounce and reclaim Needle. It could be that she's done with being anyone other than Arya Stark. Or I could be completely wrong and she winds up replacing that other actress as Sansa in the play as they make their way across Essos. And, you know, stabs the shit out of the Waif.

  • ChiselphaneChiselphane Registered User regular
    I really enjoyed
    absolutely no one giving a single shit about Mace's inspiring speech.

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