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If I may present a point of view for the Baelish perspective:
Littlefinger is good at managing money, but doesn't have a seat of his own. This means he doesn't have any banners he can call, and like Pycelle and Varys, he must depend on his ability to produce services for others in power. Unlike Pycelle, but like Varys, Littlefinger has an agenda separate from the Lannisters. If you read the novels you see that Littlefinger turns out to be one of the few legitimate chances for vengeance/justice for the North (the Starks in particular).
He loves Catelyn, but misunderstands her as she holds duty to her father (marrying a Stark)over any affection she might have had for Petyr. In a world where might and magic makes right, Petyr must survive on the outside by using his wits and wiles. In direct contrast with Ned Stark, Baelish seems "a louse of a man", but realistically he did all he could for Ned including warning him not to support Stannis. He saved Ned's life and negotiated for his re
Where is my "eat a peach" from Renly?
Did we get a scene where a messenger told Renly Storm's End was under attack from Stannis? Because it was weird to get that meeting on the show without some context.
Actually mods feel free to delete my previous comment as it contains a spoiler for people who haven't read the books (which I assumed would not be reading this).
I may be mis-remembering as it is a long time since I read the book, but was the birth of the shadow not in a later chapter, with the shadow (this one) that kills Renly being much more mysterious?
From the moment I read the birthing scene, I wondered how it would be portrayed in the show. I couldn't have been happier - so visceral and creepy! I liked that they finally gave some context to the relationship between Stannis and Davos (and the finger bones), but I didn't think it was very clear exactly where Davos and Mel were actually going afterward. Perhaps I missed it in the conversation betwen Dacvos and Stannis?
Sansa got off lightly because the actress that plays her is underage (15-16). She can't be naked like in the book, and they have limited filming hours.
In trying to discern the internal logic behind the additional joffrey scene, I think Ros might be the intended focus. She might be possibly being set up for a future plot point particular to the tv adaption. This would also be the reason for her additional scenes at the Brothel like the witness of the Herod-esque baby killing spree.
And how awesome was the birthing scene! A visual and literal metaphor for an additional form of power: birthing. Creation of life. Ironically, the first women to utilize this power on the show did so to. . . well, for darker purposes o0
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