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j24jags wrote:As a fan of the show who never read the book, I was definitely shocked in this episode. I wasn't shocked that Rob died, just the way it happened. I don't think the punishment fit the crime (backing out of an agreed-upon marriage shouldn't cost you, your mother, wife & unborn child their lives). It just goes to show that the show is more about telling a story of the world rather than telling the Stark's story. I haven't read the books, but I assume it is set up similarly. To me, that's what makes this a great show. They pulled off the ultimate twist by presenting a group of protagonists, the Starks (beginning with Ned, then Rob), then moving on in one scene. We should have learned from Ned's beheading in season 1, but by avoiding killing off other major characters this year we viewers let our guard down. We got used to the status quo and the writers quickly reminded us to stay on our toes. I am intrigued about the future of the show. I think Danerys & Arya are the two most interesting characters to fill the "protagonist void." I also am looking forward to the Tyrion-Sansa relationship, Margaery/Melissandre, John Snow etc. What makes the show great is so many developed characters...That turned from a coherent thought to a ramble very quickly
jfg wrote:I don't know if the Starks are out of the equation. There's still some interesting parts of that family that could cause some havoc. Arya still has an assasination to use, right? We haven't seen that guy in awhile but that could be interesting. I could see one or both of Jon and Bran forming some kind of rebel force to avenge the Starks. Sansa still is right in the middle of the Lannister realm, with men in the city trying to gain power, she could become interesting as well. To me, they took out the Starks who never really had a chance, they had an army with a leader in Rob who didn't have what it took, and it was inevitable to me that they would go down at some point... you knew Robb was going to make a fatal mistake, the only thing I didn't see was that it was a mistake he already made that did him in. Didn't see the red wedding coming at all. But, the rest of the displaced Starks have real potential to at least shake up the power structure that exists right now, and I could still see one of them gaining the throne. Not sure how, but they are so relevant to the story that it feels like one of them has a bright future.
Pogotheostrich wrote:As someone who didn't read the books I am wondering my Rob is so far south anyway? He formed the army to rescue his father and after Ned is killed is crowned king of the North. Why didn't he just pack it up and head home. Was it his sisters? Or revenge?
GiantsFan14 wrote:Haven't read the books but if I had to guess at this point I think Dany and Arya are just going to start crushing things at some point. I imagine Arya ends back up with the faceless guy now that both her parents are dead and trains to be an assassin. Dany is just gonna come in with dragons and ruin shit. Obviously this just means that they'll both die some horrible death at some point, but I just have a feeling that it's heading in that direction.
Mookie4ever wrote:GiantsFan14 wrote:Haven't read the books but if I had to guess at this point I think Dany and Arya are just going to start crushing things at some point. I imagine Arya ends back up with the faceless guy now that both her parents are dead and trains to be an assassin. Dany is just gonna come in with dragons and ruin shit. Obviously this just means that they'll both die some horrible death at some point, but I just have a feeling that it's heading in that direction.
dude, winter is coming.
You guys are concentrating too much on politics when you've been told that winter is coming.
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