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so question: why did the white walker/zombies not mess with the fat kid?

suppose he posed no threat to them?

Probably has something to do with something he had...

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And the show completely fell down on the job in terms of explaining what happened to Winterfell in between when Finchy cold-cocked Theon and when Osha and Hodor brought the kids up from the tunnels. Where exactly was that 500-strong force of friendly bannermen, who could have escorted the boys safely to their brother and mother?

That's a rhetorical question, by the way. If it's explained better in the books, I don't want to hear about it. One of the reasons I'm so militant about book spoilers is because of my belief that if you can't understand "Game of Thrones" without constant annotations from people who have read the books, then it has failed as a television show. There were a few instances here and there in the first season where I felt Benioff and Weiss did a poor job of letting newbies in on a key piece of information (that Theon was a well-kept hostage of the Starks, for instance), but for the most part, I could track it all. But as the scope of the series has expanded this season to include more characters, more locations, more kings, I'm starting to wonder if it's impossible to fully appreciate and enjoy all that's happening without that book knowledge. And I imagine that's only going to get trickier as the series moves along.

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THAT is how you end a ******* season.

House of the Undying, while it was nothing close to what it was in the book, still came across really good on screen.

The visual of the throne room destroyed and filled with snow was one of the more incredible images I've seen. It looked like winter finally came. Scene with Drogo and Rhaego was nice too. Really disappointed that we didn't get to see Rhaegar and Aerys Targaryen.

The Winterfell thing will eventually be explained. If they would have told the story the way it was meant to be told it would have made a lot more sense and be a lot clearer what happened.

I got a partial for the WHITE walker and the zombie horde.

The throne room in winter scene was incredible. When she stood before the iron throne, she was about to touch something resting on the throne, looked to be covered in snow/ice. I'm assuming it was likely a hand, possibly hers? This is more of a rhetorical question, I'm still in book 1 and want to find out for myself.

The White Walker on the zombie horse looked MUCH more like the description of The Others in book 1 than what we saw in the Pilot episode and earlier this season. Those things were black and looked similar to predators. The one last night looked just like I imagined from the book.

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I'm left convinced of a few things:

1) There is no way Robb Stark is going to survive the war. He comes off as a Hannibal type of character; He can win the battle but he cannot figure out how to win the war. He makes political mistake after political mistake which have led to Winterfell being occupied and burned down, backed Tywin Lannister into a corner and then let him slip through to help defend King's Landing, and now he has essentially spat in the face of the Freys so I don't know how he plans on returning to the North. He can't finish off his enemies and he keeps making more.

2) Littlefinger will be more prominent next season as he subtly gains more titles despite not having an army.

3) **** is hitting the fan beyond the Wall.

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Yeah I don't get why the HotU was so short. The visions and prophecies that she sees while there are what haunt all of her decisions in the later books.

Although I didn't read the books, I would assume that they might bring those as some sort of dreams or visions as to keep them fresh in the minds of the audience.

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I guess I had left the room to get something to drink but I completely missed that Robb/Talisa marriage scene the first time. Why was Robb getting married under The Seven? Starks keep the Old Gods.

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I guess I had left the room to get something to drink but I completely missed that Robb/Talisa marriage scene the first time. Why was Robb getting married under The Seven? Starks keep the Old Gods.

I didn't catch that, I used that scene for a bathroom break. Her dumper wasn't featured so I figured that was as good a time as any for a pee break. Maybe Robb is converting for her?

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I know Stannis was back in Dragonstone last night, but did Storm's End fall into his possession after Renly's death?

Did Samwell Tarley survive in the books?

Back in season 1 when Old Nan was telling Bran white walker stories, she said that they ride giant spiders. I guess that would cost a fortune in CGI to keep it from looking like something off a SyFy movie so they're going with zombie horses instead.

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I know Stannis was back in Dragonstone last night, but did Storm's End fall into his possession after Renly's death?

Did Samwell Tarley survive in the books?

Back in season 1 when Old Nan was telling Bran white walker stories, she said that they ride giant spiders. I guess that would cost a fortune in CGI to keep it from looking like something off a SyFy movie so they're going with zombie horses instead.

Storm's End belongs to Stannis. Sam is a POV character for the balance of the book series.

Enjoyed last night's finale, but did it ever feel rushed. Even 10 hours leaves you feeling a little short-changed. Part of that is because the books are so good and part because the TV performances are so engrossing.

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I know Stannis was back in Dragonstone last night, but did Storm's End fall into his possession after Renly's death? Did Samwell Tarley survive in the books? Back in season 1 when Old Nan was telling Bran white walker stories, she said that they ride giant spiders. I guess that would cost a fortune in CGI to keep it from looking like something off a SyFy movie so they're going with zombie horses instead.

Just read that part last night. I gotta catch up BO, you're out reading me.

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Nah, I just got the book Thurs. and I'm only about a 1/4 of the way into it.

I just remembered the spiders from an episode from season 1 when Bran was still bedbound last year. Probably must've been the third or fourth episode.

And why doesn't Rob seem to have a council of advisors?... just Roose Bolton and his mother, who has made nothing but bad decisions ever since we met her.

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Nah, I just got the book Thurs. and I'm only about a 1/4 of the way into it.

I just remembered the spiders from an episode from season 1 when Bran was still bedbound last year. Probably must've been the third or fourth episode.

And why doesn't Rob seem to have a council of advisors?... just Roose Bolton and his mother, who has made nothing but bad decisions ever since we met her.

He used to, the burly fellow who had half his hand bitten off by the wolf made for comedy gold in addition to telling Robb he was an idiot.

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'Game of Thrones' finale breaks ratings record

HBO’s Game of Thrones reached a new all-time high in the ratings Sunday night.

The second season finale was seen by 4.2 million viewers — the first time the show has cracked four million viewers for a first-run airing — and delivered 5.1 million for the night including repeats. The news is particularly welcome after the previous week’s penultimate Battle of the Blackwater episode actually dipped in the overnight Nielsens. These finale numbers confirm our assumption the Blackwater decline was merely due to the Memorial Day weekend holiday.

Thrones was remarkably stable this season, hovering around 3.7 million viewers for premiere episodes and averaging more 10.4 million viewers across all repeats and viewing platforms. The fantasy epic is renewed for a third season, and EW.com reported last night that showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss have signed on for two more seasons.

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I really would like to see an explanation for why they changed the appearance of the white walkers this year.

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Excellent. So stoked about Season 5. I told my fiance she has roughly a month before I commandeer the tv for an hour every sunday night.

She would love GOT and BB, but she refuses to watch a show unless she starts at the beginning.

Wimminz. They cray cray.

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Shot, let me know when you've watched Breaking Bad Season 4. Price dropped to $25 on Amazon. The first episode of the season has a signature scene that's the most intense sh-t I ever seen. And from the middle of the season on, it's the greatest run any show has ever gone on.

How far along are you on Sons of Anarchy?

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Still haven't watched passed the Pilot of SoA. I might catch a couple more episodes tonight. Does that show get really good too?

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