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I am probably oversimplifying, but Dany just wants to win back her kingdom at any cost, Catelyn's actions were all motivated by family, Cersei wants the crown, many of Sansa's earlier decisions are based on infatuation, Arya is just plain wild.
If you didn't know that this week's episode, "The Bear and the Maiden Fair," had been written by George R.R. Martin, would you ever have guessed it? The plot deviated even further from the books than it did in "The Climb."
Yep, Sunday is Mother's Day. But no one will show off what a loving, beautiful mom you have quite like the 10 worst TV moms of all-time.
According to Renata Sellitti of Thrillist, girls hate "Game of Thrones." Her reasoning is as follows: there's too much female nudity, the incest thing...
It's like a bacon cheeseburger.
Of all the episodes this season -- or possibly even of the series -- "The Climb" was the one that deviated furthest from the plot of the books. Many of the scenes were completely new.
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Of all the things, Theon's tormentor says, the only thing I genuinely believe is this: "If you think this has a happy ending, you haven't been paying attention." Honestly, I think the same could be said for this whole series.
What happens when passion collides with politics? If the two forces come into conflict, which wins out? And how does the clash affect everyone watching it from the sidelines?
Nobody's quite sure who Jon Snow is serving, but Ygritte intends to find out, wasting no time executing the nudity clause in actress Rose Leslie's contract. I loved the part where she asks him, "Why are you still dressed?" Ygritte, have you been watching this show?
Now, I know what you're thinking. "That sounds awesome and I see few if any problems with implementing it. Let's do it." Though I tend to agree, it may be worth assessing with a slightly more critical eye. Let's a take look at some of the "Pros" and "Cons" of the TbC system.
In this episode, as in most, everyone's being played by someone, though some people are canny enough to realize what's going on. The situation seems even more desperate this week and all the drama makes this the best and most exciting episode so far this season.
Gandhi said, "An eye for an eye will only make the whole world blind." But Muhammad Ali spoke for "Game of Thrones" when he said, "You kill my dog, you better hide your cat." Yes, revenge is the theme of this week's episode. Everybody wants some.
She's still on the other side of the world. She still doesn't have any money or land. But there's no doubting that Daenerys Stormborn, of House Targaryen, has inside her what it takes to be queen.
"Game of Thrones" is above all a show about underdogs: the giant female knight; the ridiculed and underestimated dwarf; the princess sold to a savage tribe; the bastard son of a warrior decapitated and denounced as a traitor; his overweight buddy; etc., etc.