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Never read the books and have been enjoying the series. However I may jump on the books instead...

My big problem here is that they are killing off the acting talent that has been the glue. There have been enough episodes to show that after Peter D. it gets really thin on people who can hold the screen.

If I were the producers I would be concerned about people like me who may not care as much anymore after the hiatus between season 1&2 is over. It just seems they are wasting brilliant casting moves.

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Lots of spoilers here. Won't be back for another recap.

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@pratik

Don't worry. I think the reviewer doesn't read all the books, maybe just first one. And Shae is not the most important woman in Tyrion's life, at least not in the book.

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At this point, where bookverse and series verse are so muddled, you could probably lay up on the review for the microscopic slip. Dying's not instantaneous anyway, so you won't be that far off to say, "yeah, you started to die, but guess what, antibiotics..."?

Anyway, best episode yet. The only one done even close to properly. Why i kept watching it, even though the bookverse geek in me is screaming in agony. If they stuff book 2 in s01, they might stuff b2 and b3 in s02, so that might be better... or worse... I'll probably stop at this before the butchery resumes anyway, and reiterate some friendly advice to anyone watching this thinking to read the book after - DON'T. Unless you let years pass to wash away the muck of this 1.5 star adaptation.

Somehow, still better than Camelot...

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I agree with Steve. Please no spoilers here. Like she is going to be the most important person in Tyrion's life. It is hard enough reading the book after already having seen most of season 1 as you know all the twists beforehand

Anyways did not see the ending coming. Glad that a major character died. But I hope that Geofferys head is on a spike very soon.

What i do want to know is the relation b/w the Lord of the Citadel, and Dany && Jorah is son of Lord Commander Mormont. I completely missed the second part. When was this told?

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Drogo doesn't die just because of the simple infection. The witch has treated him with wrong meds, because she want the revenge for her village. So Drogo may not die if Dany didn't let the witch treat her. Ironically, I know.

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We are told in the episode that Drogo has a mortal wound and will die within a small number of hours. And then the blood magic starts.
The reviewer mispeaks when she says that "it was heartbreaking to watch Drogo die of a simple infection". That's not what happens in the episode (or in the book). If she had used the word "dying" instead of "die" it would be more accurate. The effect of the blood magic, if there is to be any, has yet to be seen.
It's worth watching next week.

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Ok, sorry HBO producers, I expected great things from this episode and you failed me. Not greatly, but you did fail me.

1. Where the heck are all the battle scenes portrayed so gloriously in the book? Tyrion actually fought and killed. He didn't take a nap (after taking the Hammer Pill) and woke up to see all had been done. He is better than that. Also, where are the battle scenes between Robb and the Kingslayer? Whatever improvements HBO made regarding the direwolves, they averted it all. Grey Wind fought like a beast in the book and pretty much won the battle for Robb in the book. I didn't even see a sight of him in this episode. Did HBO just run out of money or something? The Chinese don't do a lot of things right but the American HBO has a thing or two to learn from them regarding producing battle scenes.

2. I like that Shae is more than a whore in the serie. She is hot, has some cool accent, and has this sexy mystique about her that even I adore, let a lone a dwarf. Ok, alright, I'm not as cool as Tyrion so he has the girl.

3. So, Joffren is a stinky liar and Ned is a loving father who chose Love over Honor. What else is new? Right, Joffren is king and Ned's head is now on a spike. Before you get mad and start mourning, that boy-king won't be holding on the his little crown long with the way he is ruling. Shedding blood right in front of Baelor the Bless is a bad omen...

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In the book Ned doesn't see Arya in the crowd. The man he sends is Yoren (not actually his man but the man from the Night's Watch which explains why he's still alive). In the book Yoren does the same thing he just doesn't do it at Ned's direction

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Still, I don't want anyone who has read the books spoiling the rest of the season. The same thing about "Shae being the most significant person in Tyrion's life." I haven't seen that yet and have not had a chance to read it yet, so if you've read the book and are reviewing the episode, please do not go past where they are in the series.




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