Brush-up for Episode 6 with Dame Pasty’s Recap and Review of “The Door”

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Here’s your weekly Brush-Up video of last week’s Game of Thrones episode entitled “The Door”. Hodor broke our hearts this week and I need a little bit of a laugh. So there’s jokes a plenty in my video.

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. Nice brush up, Dame Pasty! Could you please elaborate on why you think Sansa is preggers? I did not quite understand your argument on the video.

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    2. I REALLY like your idea about how the Night’s King will be eliminated and I’m so hoping you’re right. Great video Dame Pasty, thanks!

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    3. Chymeria,

      i haven’t watched the video yet, and won’t for a bit of time as HBO is just starting a run of season 6 shows in order starting with epi 1 forward to the latest. so i will be tied up for the next few hours. but i had the feeling about her maybe being pregnant also when she was talking to littlefinger. something about i can still feel what he did to me even as i stand here. well being pregnant will physically change your body and often painfully. if she doesn’t know what it is, she may think it is the result of the torture. such as the morning sickness that doesn’t have to happen just in the morning, her pelvis being sore from the spreading to make room for the baby, breasts being sore as they become ready to produce milk. remember this is a girl who didn’t really know much about her menstrual cycle, she probably knows nothing about being pregnant. she may think this is left over pain from all the torture she endured. just my guess. and again. i didn’t watch the video, yet. but i will. but for now. season 6 episode 1 is starting on HBO.

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    4. I do not believe Sansa is pregnant. She did say “I can feel what he did standing here right now”, but she also said, “He kept the parts he needed to make an heir, but he did what he like with the rest.” This could and probably does mean she endured sodomy, as well as other abuses. This, for someone who is an unwilling participant, would be painful for days, weeks, months.

      It is pretty one note that everyone’s jumping to pregnancy, like that’s the only proof one can have for sex abuse.

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    5. Hoping for some Jonsa this weekend but I have not seen any released pics for this episode involving the North.

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    6. Lyanna_Targaryen,

      Totally agree with you. I worked with victims of abuse; this is the kind of thing they would say, and given what we know of Ramsey, there is no way she got out of that room without massive quantities of abuse. She might be pregnant, but I don’t think thats what she is saying

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    7. I laughed my ass off over the Arya trigger warning, and even harder at Jaqen’s “a girl who is noone cannot be triggered.” Thanks!!! 🙂

      As for the speculation about dragon fire, I’ve always thought this dream from the books would come to pass, and those

      “armored in ice” were the WW’s.

      “That night she dreamt she was Rhaegar, riding to the Trident. But she was mounted on a dragon, not a horse. When she saw the Usurper’s rebel host across the river they were armored all in ice, but she bathed them in dragonfire and they melted away like dew and turned the Trident into a torrent.”

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    8. Lyanna_Targaryen,
      Chymeria,
      I thought that she was because that’s the kind of thing the show does. I did not mean to imply that was proof of her abuse. Also I avoided the speculation of others so that all my stuff is mine alone. I did not know that others are proposing the same thing. I deleted quite a bit of comment about why she might still be feeling the effects that had nothing to do with pregnancy because it was too long, too serious, and possibly too political. I know quite a bit about victims of sexual abuse and I meant no offense.

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    9. Dame Pasty,

      It’s not you, Dame! The Internet At Large is all awhispering about a pregnancy, and it’s not hard to see why. It’s the only outcome of sex abuse that’s most commonly spoken about, not the internal actual scars victims bear, both emotional and literal. I thought that line from Sansa, about it not hurting in her tender heart but actually inside of her body was powerful and resonated with several of my friends who’ve been victims of sexual assault.

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    10. In case anyone hasn’t seen these yet, they’ve just recently re-appeared on YouTube – some of the funniest Game of Thrones parodies I’ve ever seen (done in that “YouTube Poop” style, cutting and splicing existing footage in comedic ways). Check ’em out for a good laugh before next episode’s intensity!
      Note: the humour is pretty dirty though, lots of curse words of course, so watch at own risk haha 😛

      Joffrey Goes Flying:

      Arya’s Special Wine:

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    11. Dame Pasty, your vids have become a regular part of my week, and a hella lot more fun than laundry day. 😉

      Yippee, 23 hours to showtime!

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    12. Good review, as per usual. I always get a kick out of the talking bubbles above them. Lol. Half the time I wish that’s what they actually said instead of the scene’s dialogue.

      As an aside, I’ve read/heard where a lot of people suppose she gave Jon the cloak out of some ‘guilt’ that she lied to him, but that doesn’t actually follow what we saw in the opening scene. She was already making him that cloak before she ever talked to Littlefinger, so it doesn’t follow that she gave/made him that cloak out of guilt. The woman is trying to reclaim Winterfell. If it is her sincere belief (as we saw later in the episode) that the Stark name has power–that people will fight for it from “White Harbor to Ramsay’s own door,”–then it makes perfect sense to utilize visible appeals to that notion by using the Stark sigil (which is probably why her dress has the Direwolf on it as well). This is classic Sansa. Four separate times in this series she has used appearences and clothing to ingratiate herself with whomever she’s trying to win over. The first time was doing her hair like Cersei’s in King’s Landing (something her Septa pointed out). The second time was with Margaery (which Littlefinger pointed out). The third time is her ‘Mockingbird’ dress which was a direct appeal to Littlefinger and a way of saying, ‘we’re in this together now’. And now, this forth time, she’s doing it with Jon and the North; to appeal to the Northern houses and remind them that they are (or at least SHOULD be) “in this together”. It’s a powerplay. And I think that gets taken away from her when her action is seen as a ‘guilt trip’ (or some ‘manipulation’ tactic) rather than a deliberate attempt to remind the North of who they are and where their loyalties should be.

      As far as Sansa lying to Jon…I mean, what can I say? I did find it interesting, however, that D&D and Sophie Turner all brought up this notion of Sansa not being a “pure Stark” and not adhering to the “Stark way”. While some people have taken that and jumped right off the “SANSA IS A TRAITOR WHO’S MANIPULATING AND USING JON,” cliff, I took it as a roundabout way of signifying the fact that she’s not going to be 100% honorable and honest and whatever other misguided Stark principle that has gotten half of her family killed. Ned, Cat, Robb and Jon all acted according to the principles of honesty and honorability and ‘doing what’s right’ and every single one of them died as a result. This is a game and she’s playing it (lol [insert] “Don’t hate the player, hate the game!” saying). Inbesides, she lied about the SOURCE of the information, not the information itself. That tells me her lying has something to do with the source of the information (Littlefinger) and not the recipient of it (Jon). If Sansa intended to betray Jon she would have omitted that piece of information completely or just made life easier for herself and joined up with Littlefinger and the Vale army to begin with. Her actions don’t match with this “grand betrayal” some people are imagining, which makes me feel like the people who are most vocal about how she’s going to singlehandedly destroy the remenant of House Stark, are only using this as a way to justify–or further inflame–their own hatred for her character.

      Now, is Sansa pregnant? Well…you guys know my saying: Everything is possible, but not everything is plausible. Unfortunately, in this case, Sansa being pregnant is both possible and plausible, so…who knows? However, if I’m betting, I’m going to say that no, she’s not. And I say that not only because both Sophie Turner and Iwan Rheon said she wasn’t, but also because I don’t know where a Bolton baby would fit in her storyline going forward. She *seems* to be on a trajectory of rebuilding Winterfell, the North, and House Stark, so I’m not sure how a Baby Bolton would work in that scenario. I think her words were meant to convey the horror of what she experienced and that the effects of that rape/abuse linger to that very day. BTW, I’m super pleased that they ARE conveying the horror of what she experienced and the effects of her rape. I’m glad that this is not something they’re sweeping under the rug or minimizing to the point of saying, ‘oh well, that’s the nature of those times’. It reinforces my belief that that wasn’t done for ‘shock’ value, and it makes Cogman’s words ring true; that what she experienced in that room will matter. Plus, I just appreciate the fact that the one character who has been described as being the most “true to real life” has continued that realism by living in the aftermath of her rape day after day.

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    13. RosanaZugey,

      Nice rundown. Honestly, I’m in agreement with everything you just said. I see it less as Sansa betraying Jon (what good would that do?), but rather her following Tyrion and Varys’s example of playing the game to achieve a greater good (ridding the North of the Boltons and uniting the region + the Riverlands and maybe the Vale).

      Honestly, my one beef with Sansa had nothing to do with the show (where Sophie has portrayed her beautifully), but with her ratting out her dad in the books. Granted, Ned didn’t do himself any favors, but that added insult to injury hurt her book character for me.

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    14. Davos Seaworth,

      Every time I see someone still mad at a 13 year old girl, whose prefrontal cortex (judgment and decision making) won’t be fully matured for another decade, who told the wrong thing to the wrong person, one whom she’d been manipulated into trusting, because she didn’t understand how medieval/Machiavellian politics works, I just have to laugh. Har har har.

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    15. Lyanna_Targaryen:
      I do not believe Sansa is pregnant. She did say “I can feel what he did standing here right now”, but she also said, “He kept the parts he needed to make an heir, but he did what he like with the rest.” This could and probably does mean she endured sodomy, as well as other abuses. This, for someone who is an unwilling participant, would be painful for days, weeks, months.

      It is pretty one note that everyone’s jumping to pregnancy, like that’s the only proof one can have for sex abuse.

      Yeah, not sure why everyone is jumping to the pregnancy conclusion, either. For females, intercourse can be a painful affair that has lingering effects. I imagine for the first time, it’s particularly painful, especially if it’s unwanted. I can’t imagine what continuous rape, both regular and sodomy would do to a person. Keep in mind that she escaped right after having an ordeal with Ramsay, so the pain would still be fresh.

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    16. Davos Seaworth:
      RosanaZugey,

      Nice rundown. Honestly, I’m in agreement with everything you just said. I see it less as Sansa betraying Jon (what good would that do?), but rather her following Tyrion and Varys’s example of playing the game to achieve a greater good (ridding the North of the Boltons and uniting the region + the Riverlands and maybe the Vale).

      Honestly, my one beef with Sansa had nothing to do with the show (where Sophie has portrayed her beautifully), but with her ratting out her dad in the books. Granted, Ned didn’t do himself any favors, but that added insult to injury hurt her book character for me.

      Ooooooooooooooo. Uniting the region, you say? I hadn’t even thought about that aspect. I kept her ambition limited to the North, but if she intends go beyond even those borders then sign me up for THAT hype train! 😉 *Choo choo* Also, I think you’re absolutely correct in saying she’s following the example of other players. Sophie recently said that in an interview; she rehashed that old line about learning how to manipulate and play the game from Cersei, Tyrion, Tywin, Littlefinger, Margaery, etc. And while I rolled my eyes so hard at the repetition of that ‘nonsense’ from her season 4 interviews, I’m now begining to think those words might actually be for real this time. She’s cooking up something. And I have to believe it’s something GOOD if it has Sophie, Liam, Nikolaj, and Issac all hyped up for her storyline this season.

      Oy. To be perfectly honest, I’m not a huge fan of book Sansa. There are moments in the books where I really like her and have so much damn hope (her TWOW chapter, for example), but in general, I just….*sighs* I feel like she’s taking too long to get dressed. Meaning, I feel like her development and overall contribution to the story is taking an extraordinarily long time. I mean, in one aspect, I like it because it feels ‘natural’. But in general, I find it–and her–frustrating. But even with having said that, I’ve never understood the idea that she betrayed Ned. Like, where is this coming from? It’s ALWAYS brought up and I never understand why. Explain to me (and I mean that sincerely, not as a hostile, sarcastic remark).

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    17. Hawk: Yeah, not sure why everyone is jumping to the pregnancy conclusion, either. For females, intercourse can be a painful affair that has lingering effects. I imagine for the first time, it’s particularly painful, especially if it’s unwanted. I can’t imagine what continuous rape, both regular and sodomy would do to a person. Keep in mind that she escaped right after having an ordeal with Ramsay, so the pain would still be fresh.

      Damn good point.

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    18. I theorize that the one thing that could kill the Night’s King would be removing the dragonglass from his chest, an unmaking, if you will, although I do agree that dragons will be the best weapon against the other Others.

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    19. RosanaZugey,

      On pg 548 of my paperback copy of GOT, Sansa recalls sneaking out to tell Cersei about Ned’s intent to resign and leave King’s Landing. She did this to ensure that could she could stay in KL and marry Joffrey. It wasn’t long afterward that Jaime attacked and wounded Ned. There are articles on other sites that describe it in more detail, but that is the gist (note that page #s may vary).

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    20. As far as whether or not Sansa is pregnant, you seem to think she might be Dame. Logically, that should be true. For a variety of reasons, I’m hoping it’s not, and am encouraged by someone saying that both Sophie and Iwan say she’s not. But if she is, it would put to use some of the stuff she learned while being in Cersei’s presence: you may not love your husband, but you will love your children. If Sansa is pregnant, we might find her taking some solace in those words.

      I felt some nostalgia on Bran’s behalf, and possibly a twinge of foreshadowing during that scene of Bran and the TER in the WF courtyard watching young Ned being packed up to leave for the Eyrie, receiving life advice from Ned’s father.

      Bran was too young to really know his grandfather, and Ned was murdered before he could impart much wisdom to Bran, but there was Bran, able to hear some good advice from his own grandfather: “Remember you are a Stark. Comport yourself with dignity and try to stay out of fights … but if you must fight, WIN.” It’s my feeling that Bran is going to have to make use of that advice – he may be in a situation where he would just as soon quit, but since he’s in the fight, he HAS to WIN. This is going to make for some interesting TV.

      Thanks for the great, funny review, Dame. I look forward to these every week – you manage to deftly put things in a humorous light, and also give us something more to think about. I’m so glad this is Saturday night, and only a matter of hours until Episode 6. All of you have a happy Sunday afternoon and I’ll see you during the open chat.

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    21. ash:
      Lyanna_Targaryen,

      Totally agree with you.I worked with victims of abuse; this is the kind of thing they would say, and given what we know of Ramsey, there is no way she got out of that room without massive quantities of abuse.She might be pregnant, but I don’t think thats what she is saying

      I have been there. It has been like 20 years ago. I can still feel it sometimes, even with all the help I got and stuff.
      So you are right. No need to be pregnant to still be in pain.

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    22. My review for the first 5 episodes:

      What I’ve loved:
      -Arya’s entire story
      -Bran’s flashbacks
      -Emotional Dany / Jorah scene
      -Theon / Sansa / Brienne / Pad first episode sequence
      -Iron Islands
      -Dorne betrayal
      -Old Mel
      -Ramsey presented with gifts scene
      -Ramen’s score

      What I’ve liked:
      -Dany with the Dothraki
      -Jaario
      -Tyrion unchaining the dragons
      -Tyrion and Varys meeting with Kinvara
      -Ser Alliser / Olly hanging scene

      What I’ve disliked:
      -“Hold the Door” – just didn’t do it for me

      What I’ve Hated:
      -Entire King’s Landing story
      -“Punch me in the face”
      -Tyrion / Missandei / Greyworm game scene
      -Osha death scene
      -Roose death scene
      -Ramsey eulogizing Myranda
      -Jon’s anticlimactic return
      -Trystane death scene
      -Someone coming out of nowhere to knife someone in the back and save the day trope (used over and over)
      -Gilly “See the sea”
      -Children of the Forest new look
      -Davos convincing Mel to resurrect Jon
      -New doors (conveniently built) in Three Eyed Raven tree

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    23. An interesting analysis, Dame P. I’ll take the wait and see approach as to whether or not Sansa is pregnant. If she was and she didn’t want the baby maybe she could drink an infusion of pennyroyal (don’t know if it’s efficacious but I believe it was used in bygone days in the hope of ending a pregnancy) though there probably isn’t much growing near the wall.

      Sou,

      So sorry about that Sou; I worked in a temporary booking many years ago minuting child protection conferences and some things came out there sometimes – though it wasn’t always sexual I worked in a temporary booking many years ago minuting child protection conferences and some things came out there sometimes – though it wasn’t always sexual abuse. Physical injury, emotional abuse and neglect could also figure though that was the UK and as I say it’s several years ago so things could have changed. I hope at least you have some coping strategies in place.

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    24. LatrineDiggerBrian,

      You’ve literally taken all my preferences and turned them upside down.

      – How was Jon’s return anticlimatic? It was so anticipated it didn’t stand a chance to be that shocking to begin with.
      – KL has been slow so far, but it’s mostly for the sake of build-up (+ we got some of the best actors crammed in there).
      – Hold the Door was the most emotionally resonant scene for me this season.
      – Absurd episode 4 Dany / stale Arya – what’s there to like?
      – You loved Dorne betrayal? Even the part where Sand Snakes were teleported and kinmurder was turned into a cartoon? Whoah.

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    25. Nymeria Warrior Queen,

      As you said “armored in ice”=the Others/WW. .

      Jon dreamed of himself “armored in black ice but his blade burned red in his fist” in one of his dreams? That would suggest clash or some conflict between Jon and Daeny. So what if this hints at not WW, but Jon and his army against Daeny and her dragons? Or that Jon is actually tied to the Others perhaps?

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    26. Lyanna_Targaryen,

      On the other hand, it would be a f***-off to those weird-ass rape apologists who claim that a woman can’t get pregnant if it’s truly rape.
      (Although, having read their arguments, I could believe that those people would claim it wasn’t rape because she didn’t fight and they were married.)

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    27. @Dame, how do you figure that the NK will be able to “hack” Bran from now on? OK, he could home in on him like GPS but I do doubt that that means he has access to all his thoughts and visions. Fells like a bit much to me, but maybe you have other reasons to think so?

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    28. Geralt of Rivia:
      Nymeria Warrior Queen,

      His blade burning red suggests Lightbringer! Black ice may suggest that he’s dead, that he’s the Night’s Watch and that he represents ice in the story, that Jon is like dragonglass, or that he’s the anti-Other, who is white ice. Or perhaps the black ice is some new sort of Other-proof armour that Sam discovers at the Citadel. Jon is definitely fighting the wights on the Wall in this quote, reading the rest of the quote.

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    29. As always many thanks for a very insightful and funny brush-up. I really like your speculation and mostly agree although I sure hope that you are wrong about Sansa…

      Also, NWC, thanks for relating the dragon fire speculation to Dany’s (book) visions. I think it is spot-on.

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    30. Zalos,

      Nope, just an attention demanding troll, complete with whimsical gravity-defying hair and coordinating belly button jewel.

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    31. Dame of Mercia,

      Thank you, dear. As I have said, it has been 20 years. Time helps. Talking helps even more. Although there is no telling when I will be able to let my kids go out by themselves!
      Bless you for what you are doing.

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    32. Lyanna_Targaryen: Latrine

      My God, you are so binary. Did you read my post? There were an equal amount of things that I loved and liked as disliked and hated. Do you need everyone to agree with all your opinions for them to feel validated?

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    33. Shadow Baby #2,

      Shadow Baby #2: Latrine

      There is no use arguing, you have your opinions and I have mine.

      I’ve just really loved Arya’s story in the House of B & W, I love the lore of the Faceless men, I love all that’s gone on in Braavos from the play to the thin man to the brothel and Ser Meryn Trout. I loved the training montage, I loved her fight with the Waif last episode. Love it all.

      Yes I understand King’s Landing is building up and it may well see a massive improvement in episode 6. But up until this point it’s been boring build up. I absolutely can’t stand the High Sparrow. I think it’s going to be good from episode 6 on though.

      Jon’s resurrection just happened exactly as expected. This might be more the show being victim of the high expectations I have set for it. I wanted to be surprised and shocked, and maybe have it happen in a way that wasn’t expected, but alas it didn’t turn out that way and it was anti climactic.

      When I said the Dorne betrayal, I meant Doran. You’ll notice in the scenes that I hate, I list Trystane Martell’s death as one of them.

      I agree with you episode 4 Dany was a little meh, but it works out better for me if I can believe that those braziers had oil in them. That’s what I tell myself and it works out better with that.

      I loved episode 5, but the Hodor scene just didn’t do it for me. From them building doors in the tree to make it happen, to the whole convoluted thing of Bran warging inside of him while in the flashback, it just didn’t do it for me. The Dany / Jorah scene was the most emotional scene for me of the season so far (Sansa scene in first episode was close second).

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    34. Zalos,

      God no, I hate zombies, most boring villain ever. I loved episode 5, but the Hodor was just meh to me. To each their own.

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    35. Lyanna_Targaryen:
      Zalos,

      Nope, just an attention demandingtroll, complete with whimsical gravity-defying hair and coordinating belly button jewel.

      That’s such bullshit. I back up all my posts with well written thoughts, just look at my post to ShadowBaby who actually took some time like an intelligent person to say why they disagreed with me and made some points instead of bitching and moaning because I don’t agree with everything they say. Ironically, you’re the troll who’s attacking me and calling me names when all I’ve done is express my opinions on what I’ve liked and disliked this season. You’re the one that looks like an ass by jumping on anyone that has a different opinion than you.

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    36. LatrineDiggerBrian,

      I wasn’t trying to pick up an argument with you, don’t worry. I merely asked what you found good/bad concerning stuff about which we don’t see eye to eye.

      Arya’s scenes just have one major problem for me: while they are each (for the most part) neatly individually done, they just can’t seem to come together as an entity and I’m just left wondering what’s the point. Other than that there is the obvious issue with all the drag-outs we’ve been subjected to since the beginning of season 5.

      Same could be said for KL, of course, but I’m willing to let this one slide as it’s only been 4 episodes without any drastic plot advancement, whereas Arya’s thing has been going on for a solid year-and-something.

      As for Hodor: I’m holding my ground with on this one as well. Can’t put a finger on what prevented you from enjoying it, but for me it worked wonders. It was the exact opposite of the ending of the episode prior. While both had some flashy special effects, the latter ending was also coherent in terms of… y’know… making you care.

      One thing I agree with you on, though, hurray! Doran’s murder was kind of sort of well-executed, yes. And I liked Indira Vrma’s pff-ing noises. There, I said it.

      So yeah, all’s good.

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    37. Shadow Baby #2,

      I think we just disagree on King’s Landing and Arya so there is nothing really to be said.

      For me, the whole Hodor thing was just convoluted. Bran warging inside Hodor, while he’s flashing back, and forcing past Hodor to go into a seizure. I didn’t think the Hodor young actor’s seizure acting was that great, it made me laugh out loud while I watching it, so that took me out of it. It just seemed like they engineered a lot of stuff to make the Hodor “hold the door” thing work (including building doors in the tree that hadn’t been there before). Why didn’t the Wights all just go over the tree? It’s just how I felt while watching it, I can’t help it. It just didn’t pack an emotional punch for me and I thought it was a little off the rails and convoluted. Plain and simple. To each their own.

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    38. Ginevra,

      That make sense somehow. I think they key is “black ice” instead of “ice” symbolizing Night’s Watch. I guess the ice in both left me confused. Not that I want them to fight which is the last thing on my mind. If I remember it correctly Jaime also had a dream like this or was it Brienne?

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    39. I don’t know if you did anything different this week but I could hear you this time just fine :).
      Thanks for including the Nelson Muntz “Ha HAA!” I partook much joy from it.

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