The Artful Dodger wrote:bigken117 wrote:the scene outside Mereen is where I miss Strong Belwas. It was not Daario in the books, and I think the book did it better
Yeah, it's disappointing that Belwas apparently won't be cast at all in the series. I was indifferent about the fight scene belonging to Daario, even if he was the next logical fit for that scene after Belwas.
As for Episode 3, I'd rate it favorably. Arya/Hound was good as usual, Tywin's exchanges with Tommen and Oberyn were good, and the storyline with the Wildlings and The Wall is coming together nicely. I'm unsure what to make of Jaime forcing himself upon Cersei, in contrast to the polarizing things you'll hear from book readers (especially Jaime fans).
Well, the director said that it started off as rape but by the end it was consensual. I think the director did a horrible job of trying to convey that because it came off awful rapey to me.
There were some decent moments, but there was more bad than good last episode.
1) Why have the Hound turn into a thief? What's the point? And if he is a thief, why didn't he rob the tavern keeper in episode 1?
2) Why did Sam send Gilly to Mole's town? I understand he doesn't want Gilly to get raped at Castle Black, but she's just as likely to get it in Mole's town. The whole Sam and Gilly arc is clearly going to be different than it was in the books. I just wish they dropped Gilly altogether as she's just not an interesting character.
3) Remember last season when Varys and Lady Olenna were discussing Littlefinger's plot to steal Sansa? Well, Varys and Lady Olenna seem to have totally forgotten about that. And they won't remember when the search for Sansa begins. (this is more a gripe from last season, but this episode reminded me)
4) Can we get some Mance Rayder instead of brothel orgy?
I don't mind losing Strong Belwas too much. They should have however introduced Penny and Groat.