Fat guy hooked Arya up with a wolf muffin. I mean they should have hugged it was like a year of facing death together. She said to the hound "you remember...? So is this the place where she put the beat down on King Coward??? So she very familiar with the place.
yes, that's the same spot she was stick-sword fighting with the butcher's boy that ended up with Joffrey's bitch ass getting bit and the the butcher's boy eventually being slaughtered.
I really enjoy The Blackfish. I enjoy him from the books, but I'm already liking the casting and the way he's played out. The smirky way he hit the boat with the arrow, and his talking to his nephew Edmure to get Robb going were really well done.
I don't think they've spent enough time on Robb's end of things yet. In the books, his grandfather is still alive when they get to Riverrun. There's a re-connection between Cat and her father before he dies, if I recall correctly. It felt like they just didn't want to introduce another character that would feel that important only to have him die an episode later. But still, they've amended the story some to shorten Robb's ride this season it seems.
I feel they're doing better on Dany's story than the show has done in either of the previous seasons. There have been some changes. Obviously the indroductions of Barristan came earlier, but in a visual medium, it was necessary.
Theon's story is great, and they're setting it up fuller than I thought they would. There is a part I thought they'd skip that they appear to not be, which is good.
My recollection is that they cut Jamie's hand off prematurely in comparison to the book, again, if my memory is right, but I'm all right with that. Someone is no longer the best swordsmen in the Seven Kindoms. I found it amusing that he and Brienne almost had the same argument that was in this thread a couple weeks ago, about his being shackled and in a cage for a year, it was almost as if they were responding to message board chatter. Overall the changing of the Bloody Mummers to Bolton's is an odd choice to me. It does simplify an otherwise crowded story, but I'm not sure how it affects things wholesale. And they seem to have made the lead guy into The Goat in a way anyhow.
Generally speaking, I've got the feeling that the show is maybe just a touch spiralling too big. You can get lost in the characters. And go a couple weeks it seems without seeing someone seemingly of consequence. I personally like episodes that don't spin so much, give me 20 minutes each on three characters rather than 10 minutes on 6, but that pushes you more toward not seeing people for weeks at a time. After last weeks somewhat dramatic introduction of the Queen of Thorns, this week the Tyrell's make no appearance at all for example. Nor Joffrey, or Sansa.
I found it amusing that he and Brienne almost had the same argument that was in this thread a couple weeks ago, about his being shackled and in a cage for a year, it was almost as if they were responding to message board chatter.
I thought the same exact thing while watching it last night lol.