Episode #20: “Valar Morghulis” Tyrion awakens to a changed situation. King Joffrey doles out rewards to his subjects. As Theon stirs his men to action, Luwin offers some final advice. Brienne silences Jaime; Arya receives a gift from Jaqen; Dany goes to a strange place; Jon proves himself to Qhorin. (Written by David Benioff and D.B. Weiss; directed by Alan Taylor.) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L7gxuSVyggE
It's bothering me that they're calling this The War of the Five Kings in the show. Beside the fact that Balon doesn't declare himself the King of the Iron Islands until after Renly's death, which would keep the number of self-declared kings at four, Lord Greyjoy hasn't done f*ck all except give Yara and Theon free reign to conquer what they like, as is the iron way. What I didn't understand was the scene between Theon and Yara/Asha. Don't get me wrong, it was a fantastic scene between the two, but I didn't get the reasoning behind it, nor did I understand the same scene in the book. Balon Greyjoy takes up the crown of salt and iron and declares himself King of the Iron Islands, but then sends word to Yara/Asha to tell Theon to come home after he takes the Heart of the North because he fears that Theon has bitten off more than he can chew. Yara/Asha echoes these sentiments by telling Theon "Don't die so far away from the sea." Dude, what? You're the ******* ones who decided to raid the North in the first place taking Deepwood Motte and Torrhen's Square, but then Theon concocts a brilliant plan to capture Winterfell, the ancient capitol of the entire region and suddenly you want to back off? Sh*t or get off the pot, b*tch. If you're planning to take over the North then why are you pleading for your brother to abandon his plans the second he gives you the greatest prize House Greyjoy has ever known? Theon manages to succeed at something that so many Greyjoys before him have failed to do, yet your response, after all that talk of "rights of conquest" and doing things "the iron way" and being badass pirate-viking-raiders is "Uh, we were just kidding dude come back home, you've taken this too far." Balon Greyjoy is a punk *****.
Everyone here is respectful of the non-readers and puts things from the books in spoiler tags. The only real danger you run is missing an episode and coming in here. Well, almost everyone here is respectful. Captain ****-****-Fart-opotomus out in California thought he would be cool and drop the spoiler to end all spoilers in here.