boingboing at May 20th, 2014 18:12 — #1
prestonsturges at May 20th, 2014 19:12 — #2
Prince Oberyn mentioned having spent 5 years living in the city of The Unsullied. Was he taking or giving weapons instruction? In previews of the next episode, we see him squaring off against The Mountain with the Prince wielding a lance. It looks like he's going to go all Shaolin Wushu with the spear.
akbar5656 at May 20th, 2014 20:37 — #3
One of the things that the show has glossed over with Oberyn that is covered a lot in the books is where his nickname of 'The Red Viper' comes from. He is quite adept with that spear for sure.
andy_hilmer at May 20th, 2014 23:32 — #4
I think what I'm really liking about this season is how the storylines of the books are more compressed. What I'm not liking so much is the fact that all the stuff I unconsciously skipped over in the books (a random-access medium) ends up getting a lot of play in the show (a sequential medium). Reek's torture, especially, and as others have noted, the raping.
I'm looking most forward to Tyrion's resolution, with a twist and an oh-no. Actually, I kind of skipped past the oh-no the first time through, then I reread it to get all the points square in my noggin. The reactions on Twitter will be delicious.
rjmeelar at May 21st, 2014 00:37 — #5
Hmm, well written episode, I guess this reviews basic retelling of the show illustrates how this episode is yet another set up episode. Not a lot to talk about, except how exciting that fight will be next time....
dennis3951 at May 21st, 2014 08:24 — #6
I for one hope your spoiler does not happen. If we know someone can come back from the dead, the impact of killing them off goes away
sr105 at May 21st, 2014 10:05 — #7
There's already been one back-from-the-dead character in the show: Beric Dondarrion
chgoliz at May 21st, 2014 10:07 — #8
As I taught my daughters, while showing them that any tough jar can be opened with a slight release of the vacuum seal by using a can opener: brains over brawn.
igneous_george at May 21st, 2014 10:13 — #9
Why did it take 2 & 1/2 days for this review to even appear?
chgoliz at May 21st, 2014 10:28 — #10
There was a technical issue. All sorted now.
akbar5656 at May 21st, 2014 10:39 — #11
Its just another part of the world around them changing. Magic has been greatly missing from this fantasy world for some time. But with the return of the Walkers, reborn dragons, the Red Witch and her spawns and dead rising magic is making a major come back.
And also as we've already seen with Beric, returning from the dead comes at a great cost. It also isn't just the easiest thing. Not any dead being can just come back.
israel_b at May 22nd, 2014 03:24 — #12
Speaking of the boob quota and changes from the book, seems to be that the Robyn character is really weakened by excluding the book aspect that Lysa still wet nurses him.
donald_petersen at May 22nd, 2014 04:16 — #13
First time we lay eyes on Robin Arryn (way back in Season One, Episode Five, "The Wolf and the Lion") he's on the teat. But I think that might have been the only time it was shown.
chgoliz at May 22nd, 2014 09:23 — #14
Remember, women's breasts are for ogling; nursing is icky and should never be shown.
I'm only half kidding. I would bet having a boy that age "nurse" on screen would not pass the censors.
Edited to add: forgot about that...thanks DP!
akbar5656 at May 22nd, 2014 11:31 — #15
His first appearance this year did have him nestled quite close to Lyssa's boobs so I would say even not seeing it happen it is safe to assume Show Robyn still suckles.
israel_b at May 22nd, 2014 12:05 — #16
Your theory is probably correct. Killing, orgies, rapes: OK. Nursing: no way.
bzishi at May 22nd, 2014 23:26 — #17
True, but he was only mostly dead.
donald_petersen at May 22nd, 2014 23:43 — #18
Aw, ye of little faith. Showtime used to advertise itself with the phrase "No Limits" (that is, until they realized that Takashi Miike's episode of Masters of Horror managed to stray a tad beyond their own unrealized limits), but HBO ain't afraid of a little nipplejuice on the chin of a disturbingly overage minor.
Check this possibly NSFW link if you still disbelieve.
rjmeelar at May 23rd, 2014 12:51 — #19
They did that once. Maybe they realized the potential legal trouble of pressing an underage boys face against a non relatives naked breast and filming it.
boingboing at May 25th, 2014 18:12 — #20
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