Brush-up for Episode 5 with Dame Pasty’s Recap and Review of “Book of the Stranger”

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Here’s your weekly Brush-Up video of last week’s Game of Thrones episode entitled “Book of the Stranger”.  Maybe this little recap and review will help to make the 24 hours before the next episode airs more bearable.    Join me in a little fun why dontcha!

This video should be safe enough for the Unsullied because there are no spoilers or speculation this week.

Video after the jump.

WARNING: This video is NSFW and definitely not for the kiddos.  Enjoy my fellow GOT addicts!

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    1. After the last thread I needed this.

      Great recap Dame!

      Also loved your article on the tittle of the episode, it was very good.

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    2. Daario bowing was a great momment.

      He doesn’t even look at her, almost as if he isn’t worthy to watch her.
      I’m very interesed to see how their relation will change now.

      I doubt it will be as relaxed as before.

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    3. Great recap, as usual. I wonder if Jon will come into his own more this season. He seems to be a follower more than a leader, especially after his being killed for daring to make a leader’s decision by allowing the wildlings in. His execution of the mutineers is not a particularly leaderly action either, as he is simply following rules. I do hope he goes from soldier/general to leader/king at some point.

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    4. didi,

      I think Jon will rediscover himself during the Bastardbowl and visually it will be symbolised by his hair being unleashed again. I mean that in the beginning he will be wearing that man´s bun, but later it will get loose somehow.

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    5. dragonmcmx,
      Do you mean you can’t hear it at all or the volume is too low?

      Mihnea,
      I’m very curious as to how Daario will treat her now! He was so disrespectful before and now he’s in awe. I think he won’t be jumping into bed with her anytime soon.

      didi,
      Jon did seem awfully passive, but maybe that’s just temporary as the result of his resurrection. He seems befuddled, which does kind of make sense. I, like you, want to see him take more control going forward. Once the battle of Winterfell occurs and

      he finds out who his real parents are, I think we will see him fully embrace the role of a leader again.

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    6. “Just when I thought I was out they pull me back in.”

      Hahahahahahaha! 😆

      Cannot wait to see the outcome at Winterfell.

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    7. Now, about this Qhono guy (if that’s his name)…
      What’s with the phony beard and the wig?

      Nice video once again, Dame. Although I enjoy it more when you throw in some speculatons! I hope that being wrong for Sansa/Jon last week has not put you off speculations!

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    8. Sou,
      My speculation stuff just depends on the episode and how much brain juice I have in any given week. 🙂 This week it was all very nebulous, about Cersei and her idea to have Jaime and the Tyrell troops confront the High Sparrow but I couldn’t really articulate it. Suffice it to say I’m not sure that her reason for asking Olenna to send her troops is as simple as it sounds. I think there is something else going on there and it probably has to do with the “secret” that Tommen shared with her (and not us). Do you have any thoughts on it?

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    9. Its going to be fascinating to have all these little secrets come out. Who killed Joffrey, Jobs parents, who betrayed Ned Stark. These things will come out soon enough because a lot of these will need to be resolved before Danaerys enters westeros as I think she will be largely destructive and giving people ultimatums while maybe executing people who she believes wronged the Targs.

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    10. Chuck,

      Yes, I think that might be it, which means things are about get CRAZY in King’s Landing (she says while rubbing her hands together like Mr. Burns)

      PS: I put your comment in spoilers just in case any Unsullied are here (they watch my vids and skip the speculation/spoilery stuff.

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    11. Chuck,

      Definitely can’t wait to see Sam’s dad. Can’t remember who he was aligned with…was it Lannisters or Tyrell’s? That will give us some idea. If it’s Lannisters then when

      Cersei offs the Tyrells and Kevan, she will need someone to be her new Hand–I’m betting Tarly will be the choice

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    12. Dame Pasty,

      The Tyrells….he is a great commander in the books and fought in Robert’s Rebellion…so i wonder if they are setting up a huge battle next season in KL

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    13. I just thought about it. Cercei wants the Tyrells to fight with the Bird. But Marg is one step ahead of her and will pretend to convert to the faith and she and Loras I think will be released. I don’t think there will be any battle in KL. Least not yet. This will drive Cercei mad and will prompt her to send Jaime away to the Riverlands. Marg is clearly well versed on the faith and she won’t have any problems tricking the faith IMO. She actually shares some beliefs with them.

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    14. Dame Pasty:
      Sou,
      My speculation stuff just depends on the episode and how much brain juice I have in any given week. ?This week it was all very nebulous, about Cersei and her idea to have Jaime and the Tyrell troops confront the High Sparrow but I couldn’t really articulate it.Suffice it to say I’m not sure that her reason for asking Olenna to send her troops is as simple as it sounds.I think there is something else going on there and it probably has to do with the “secret” that Tommen shared with her (and not us). Do you have any thoughts on it?

      Not sure if you have to approve comments or my other went into the void after I clicked the post button.

      Anyway, boy do I have a thought! After looking at everything in the season, new interviews, and leaks

      I think Joffrey’s murder at the hand and request of Olenna was the secret!

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    15. I feel like Cersei was trying to set up a confrontation in which the Tyrells would take the fall for provoking hostility with the Faith (hence her insistence that Kevan should stand down when the Tyrell army marches into the city – that way, the Lannisters avoid any blame) and in which both of Cersei’s major opponents would be weakened by fighting each other. This could be in response to the revelation that Olenna was behind Joffery’s death, or it could just be Cersei finally figuring out a way to play the game instead of throwing elaborate temper tantrums.

      I don’t think it’s going to work, though – Margaery will convert or otherwise de-escalate the situation. This will eventually lead to Cersei’s confrontation with the High Bernie, in which all other options are gone, and she chooses violence.

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    16. Dame Pasty: I’m very curious as to how Daario will treat her now! He was so disrespectful before and now he’s in awe. I think he won’t be jumping into bed with her anytime soon.

      Not being a fan of Daario, I would be totally tickled if he’s too intimidated to get it up for her anymore. In any case it should take his irritating smugness down a notch.

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    17. What I totally don’t get is why Margaery would rat out Olenna to the High Sparrow. Those two seem so closely allied. Seems more likely that Margaery would finger someone else as Joff’s poisoner – someone the Tyrells would like to see removed from their path.

      Also, if Cersei now believes that Olenna or anybody else was the actual culprit, and we were deprived of seeing the look on her face when she digests the fact that she was wrong about it being Tyrion… that would be a terrible, terrible loss.

      By the way, I love your funny memes, Dame Pasty!

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    18. I also am in the camp that Margaery is the one to divulge the info on who killed Joffrey. I think it will be a way to show her penitence.

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    19. Who would have told the HS of the Tyrell’s involvement? Would Loras have known? Would he crack? And if Oleanna blabbed that plan to her entire family, wouldn’t she also let it be known that LF was involved too?

      Will be interesting to find out.

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    20. Here’s a warning for tomorrow’s open chat thread. I don’t normally follow locations that post spoiler things but in looking for general discussion I’ve read that it looks like episode 5 MAY have leaked in a certain market. Be careful if you’re wishing to avoid spoilers.

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    21. Direwolf Lvr:
      Who would have told the HS of the Tyrell’s involvement? Would Loras have known? Would he crack? And if Oleanna blabbed that plan to her entire family, wouldn’t she also let it be known that LF was involved too?

      Will be interesting to find out.

      Olenna didn’t tell Loras. At least not on screen. But she DID tell Margaery on screen. So we know for sure she knew. I’m guessing she tells HS to get her and Loras out but I don’t know how the backstabbing to her GrandMother is going to sit with her. If she’s the one that told that is.

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    22. Spot on, funny review, Dame. Enjoyed it. I agree with you, it was a great episode that
      flew by – it seems like all four episodes so far have moved right along, not a boring
      minute in them. A few frustrating ones, though, like Ramsay and Osha. I’m with you, I
      don’t care who does it, or how, but Ramsay has got to be permanently wiped out this
      season.

      Another ass that I am so over is the High effing Sparrow. I watched the episode for the
      sixth time Sat. night (once a night, of course) and his stupid tale of woe about working
      hard to get a “taste” of the life of the wealthy and then awaking to see that it was all
      unworthy, just grated on me fiercely tonight. Oh, poor baby. You did things wrong and
      immediately went to the furthest extreme, so sure that your opinion on the matter was
      the only right opinion and the only opinion that anyone else should have too. Shiiiit.

      Laura Stone, who does a weekly review on the website “Heydontjudgeme” had one of
      the funniest takes on his dreary tale: “…The angel spake yet again, saying, “And dost
      thou feel as if thou hast wasted thine money?” And the man replied, “It is so.” And the
      angel fixed him with a look, one that made him feel small and stupid, and the young
      man made a vow, saying that he would give up the pleasures of the flesh, for that is
      how cutting the angel’s look was.

      And here we are today, all because a frat boy had a bad trip and felt like he got
      screwed out of his money. This is why we can’t have nice things.”

      And isn’t that basically it? The goof failed once. His friends were worthless and
      ungrateful, and in trying to get a “taste” of the wealthy life, he ended up in a big old
      mess. So instead of admitting to himself that he made a mistake here and there, and
      that maybe one must learn how to handle money, just as one must learn any
      worthwhile thing in life, he quits.

      Instead of realizing that he was a “stranger” to the wealthy life, and vowing to do things
      a bit differently the next time, he goes totally overboard and abandons every effort and
      all his work and condemns every wealthy person around. Not only that, everyone
      around him must agree that his vision, which he purports to be the vision of the book
      the Seven Pointed Star, is the only vision to be followed. So, Book of the Stranger. The
      High Sparrow’s fanaticism and the bloody deeds he inspires is making his favorite book
      less and less acceptable. His preachings don’t seem to be the proper way to conduct
      oneself in daily life.

      Contrast that with what Davos told Jon when Jon was uncertain what course to take
      because his efforts had failed. Davos told him Fail again, in other words, just get up
      and keep going. Don’t get crazy, don’t go to extremes, carry on. This, which at first
      may not make sense, seems more and more like the only way to conduct oneself –
      carry on. Or, to coin a phrase from the music of my youth “Keep on keeping on.”

      I like that view. I like Davos, love Jon and am wildly GLAD he and Sansa are together
      again. AND today is Sunday. Only a few more hours until the next episode!! and then
      for your fun recaps and articles.

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    23. AAAACCCK sorry about the format of the above post – I wrote it on another program and copied it to here and the copying didn’t go so well.

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    24. I would be really surprised if Loras even knew about the Joff assasination plot. No way Marg would spill the beans. Last we saw her, she’s holding strong. She only needs to play along to escape. The trick is how to confess without implicating her brother? Will Loras “convert” too? I do wonder if Jaime will confront Lancel during the conflict to come, and learn something about Cercei that will make him leave KL for RR. I’m curious how this will all play out.

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    25. Clob:
      Here’s a warning for tomorrow’s open chat thread.I don’t normally follow locations that post spoiler things but in looking for general discussion I’ve read that it looks like episode 5 MAY have leaked in a certain market.Be careful if you’re wishing to avoid spoilers.

      It did.So this is a warning for everyone,if you don’t want to be spoiled better to not read comments in some places until you see the episode.Some people saw it and they could spoil it for you.

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    26. I don’t think Cersei will find out about Olenna’s hand in Joffrey’s murder. How would the high sparrow know? The story seemed to imply that he only people who knew were Littlefinger, Dontos, Margaery and Sansa (and Sansa didn’t know Olenna was involved, only that Littlefinger had help). No one else knew did they? With Dontos dead and Margaery unlikely to betray her grandmother, the only person who could have told was Littlefinger. He did deal with the High Sparrow, but would he reveal that when it would almost certainly implicate himself? Also, why would Little Finger betray Olenna when she has said that she will take him down with her? I agree with you all that Cersei is doubtlessly playing the Tyrells and that the way they shot those scenes leads us to believe that Tommen perhaps revealed something else, which Cersei will use against the others. I just find it far fetched for someone to betray the secret of Joffrey’s murder as the only people who could stand to lose out by implicating themselves in it if they tell.

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    27. Episode 5 hasn’t “leaked” as such, HBO Nordic made a mistake and showed it early. But yes, that means I’ll be staying out of here until the episode airs as well.

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