Game of Thrones Season 5 Episode 3 Preview: High Sparrow

“You loved your family. Avenge them!” – Littlefinger

From the HBO Game of Thrones Official Synopsis: “In Braavos, Arya sees the Many-Faced God. In King’s Landing, Queen Margaery enjoys her new husband. Tyrion and Varys walk the Long Bridge of Volantis”

High Sparrow is written by David Benioff & D. B. Weiss and directed by Mark Mylod. Mylod is a Thrones newbie, but he has a great track record with American dramas like The Affair and Entourage, as well as a ton of classic British comedy. With a return to Winterfell, now under Bolton banners, an introduction to the enigmatic High Sparrow and an ever enjoyable Westeros wedding on the cards, this looks like it’ll be a very interesting episode.

Check out the official photos here

Geoffery: A wedding in Westeros? What could possibly go wrong? I’m psyched to see
Winterfell again, not too mention Theon and Fat Walda. Sansa’s storyline is going in some intriguing, vengeful directions and it looks like Jon Snow is already making waves as the new Lord Commander of the Night’s Watch. But will Ser Pounce be around for the wedding, that’s the real question.

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    1. Am I the only one who doesn’t care about Ser Pounce, other than the acknowledgement his name is cute? Maybe it’s because I’m not a cat person.

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    2. This episode is amazing, best Jon Snow moment of the entire series…I can’t wait to see all of it in 1080p!

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    3. Geoffery,

      Yeah I understand that, just wanted to give you guys some Jon Snow hype without spoiling anything about it, for me it’s not that much of a spoiler just to say some character has a great moment, it could be anything, but then again I understand.
      But seriously get Hype! 🙂

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    4. HelloThere,

      Yeah I’ve read the books, but it was just a quick chuckle and grin at the cats’ names and then I moved on. I had no idea it would be a huge thing in the fandom. I guess it’s one of those random things I don’t quite understand, like the “cheese boy.”

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    5. Queen Margaery enjoys her new husband

      If that means what i think it means , i can’t wait for the shitstorm.

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    6. Give me a dire wolf over a cat any day at all!! 😉 Even fat Ghost.

      Can’t wait. Just two sleeps to Sunday!!

      Also I think for the most part people have been very good about not leaking anything from the 1-4 pirated episodes. I am sure it is very tempting. Yet, I am still very happy that I didn’t succumb to the urge to download them. Makes me very excited to see the episodes. #3 coming up.

      Still….brothers without leakage!!

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    7. Can’t wait to see Arya in the temple with the “many faced god”, it’ll be such a cool set!

      What about this Mark Mylod? Anyone watch Entourage? Promising?No?

      Also this wedding might actually be just a simple wedding…

      I mean I don’t expect them to spend hella budget on Cersei burning the Tower of the Hand… especially since Varys’ tunnels there haven’t been mentioned on the show

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    8. I am so ready for a certain block to be fetched. Nothing quite like a little poetic justice in the land of no justice

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    9. Geoffery,

      It’s Ser Pounce not King Pounce. He knows his place and it’s at the king’s feet. Of course Ser Pounce takes this quite literally and can often be found at the foot of Tommen’s bed while he sleeps

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    10. Geoffery,

      Of the Night,

      Funny how few people realize how Ser Pounce is the perfect dark horse to sit on the iron throne. I’d love the ending to be like “Through the looking glass”:

      “But Ser Pounce, king of the seven kingdoms, shifted around on the iron throne and began on the other paw, and pretended it didn’t hear the question”

      But I prefer even more an ending like “The Hobbit”:
      “You are a very fine person, Mr. Lannister, and I am very fond of you; but you are only quite a little fellow in a wide world after all!”, said Varys. ‘Thank goodness!’ said Tyrion laughing, and shot a crossbow bolt through his bowels.

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    11. Geoffery,

      Maybe when Tyrion and Varys get to Volantis, their box will be parked in between two stone columns….and we subsequently get an hilarious 10-min scene of them trying to get out. Oh, the exposition awaiting us! 🙂

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    12. Christomir,

      But I don’t think there are any back doors in their box, so they would have to find the secret escape hatch under their carriage box, which is only big enough for Tyrion to fit through. Hence, Tyrion must leave Varys to pursue his Essos adventure.

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    13. phillipLocke,

      I really hope that doesn’t mean what I think it means, because if it does, allow me to thank you for openly posting a spoiler from the upcoming episode. People aren’t stupid, and if they’ve read the books, it is all too obvious to what you are referring!

      If that doesn’t happen in episode 3, my apologies, but otherwise, is it so impossible for people to keep their mouths shut until the fucking episode airs???

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    14. THEON AND THE BOLTONS! INSIDE THE HoBaW! Jaqen H’gar! Religious men in brothels! Jon Effin’ Snuh! A wedding! So excited since I am without leakage.

      Really, people, keep your unimaginative spoilerage to yourselves and let the rest of the patient, honest fandom enjoy the anticipation! Keep your supposed cleverness in your own head!! Geesh!!!

      I was never an Entourage fan, so don’t know what to expect from this director. Hope he’s a good one. I still think that they need to bring a female director back in to the stable. Maybe next season.

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    15. Maybe since Michelle MacLaren left the Wonder Woman film, she’ll come back??? Please please please???

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    16. Can’t wait for Sunday. I really hope we get to see more of the Nights King and Dany heading towards westeros by the end of this season.

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    17. If LF and Dark Sansa are indeed going north via the Kingsroad, I presume they are going to pay a visit to Moat Cailin. The lovely sights there should encourage and motivate their mission greatly. 🙂 (ugh)

      Additionally, Howland Reed will wave to Sansa from Greywater Watch as they pass by. Might she wave back?

      I’m looking forward to Brienne & Pod’s new shadowing mission as well.

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    18. Ashara D:
      THEON AND THE BOLTONS! INSIDE THE HoBaW! Jaqen H’gar! Religious men in brothels! Jon Effin’ Snuh! A wedding! So excited since I am without leakage.

      Really, people, keep your unimaginative spoilerage to yourselves and let the rest of the patient, honest fandom enjoy the anticipation! Keep your supposed cleverness in your own head!! Geesh!!!

      I was never an Entourage fan, so don’t know what to expect from this director. Hope he’s a good one. I still think that they need to bring a female director back in to the stable. Maybe next season.

      I had one bit of the leakage show up on my Facebook, but for the rest, I’m without leakage as well! 😀 I got genuinely excited when I watched Ep.2 with the changes to Brienne’s storyline and will likely get excited again this week for all the exact points you mentioned and the next week for Ep4, while the people who spoiled themselves get nothing.

      Also still want to see what will happen with Dany’s storyline next. I know they cut out a lot of stuff from the books that’s just not relevant anymore, but who knows, it may show up in altered ways.

      As for GoT needing a female director specifically. I don’t believe in that, I hate quota’s. I believe in equality. When they’re hiring directors, men and women should always have an equal chance based on gender, but based on what they’ve done should be why they get picked. And if a female director is picked, she should get equal pay, like I said: equality, not quota. If that’s not what you meant, than that’s fine as well 😉 As for how they’ve done it this season, I’m glad they gave the directors back to back episodes, it gives them ways to interconnect episodes with small personal flourishes.

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    19. I hope they show the bedding explicitly, always a plus to have controversy=ratings.

      Looking forward to my fabulous foursome of Ramsey, Roose, Reek and Myranda.
      This should be good indeed.

      Cannot wait to view Mr Pryce’s interpretation of the High Sparrow, especially from what I’ve read on the boards…

      …and I’ve course the like father and son Stark scene.

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    20. phillipLocke,

      Assuming that you’ve seen the episode, shut the fuck up.

      If you haven’t seen it, please disregard this and forgive my rudeness.

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    21. The Onion Knight,

      Jalabhar WHO was the best dressed wierdo in KL

      What did he do again?

      And oh yeah… A big FUCK YOU to anybody spoiling the leaked episodes. Choke on it cocksmokers!

      Ok I feel better now

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    22. maybe he added the spoiler bar after all these angry comments…but if he did this from the start…why would people who haven’t watched ahead click on posts marked as spoilers?

      Ashara D:
      THEON AND THE BOLTONS! INSIDE THE HoBaW! Jaqen H’gar! Religious men in brothels! Jon Effin’ Snuh! A wedding! So excited since I am without leakage.

      Really, people, keep your unimaginative spoilerage to yourselves and let the rest of the patient, honest fandom enjoy the anticipation! Keep your supposed cleverness in your own head!! Geesh!!!

      I was never an Entourage fan, so don’t know what to expect from this director. Hope he’s a good one. I still think that they need to bring a female director back in to the stable. Maybe next season.

      lol at this ^honest fan. stay mad and/or learn to torrent

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    23. Jamie Fucking Lannister:
      maybe he added the spoiler bar after all these angry comments…but if he did this from the start…why would people who haven’t watched ahead click on posts marked as spoilers?

      You need to learn what spoiler tags are for. They are used to obscure information from the books. Information from the leaked episodes is NOT to be discussed, regardless of tags.

      Sue has been VERY clear on this, on MANY occasions(though it should be common sense, anyway). How can anyone still not understand this?

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    24. I am hoping for lots of Missandei and Grey Worm, Gilly, Shireen teaching people how to read, Jaime and Bronn flying their jet packs, Tyrion and Varys making jokes about boxes, Ramsay making penis jokes, brothel scenes (we don’t get enough of them in this show) and lots of Daarhio Naharis (the guy who looks like he should be on the show Friends). I think it’s great that minor characters get so much screen time and point of view characters from the books are either cut entirely or are wandering around aimlessly. Hats off to D&D. Nobody does clumsy story writing better.

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    25. Isn’t that the same dress you wore when you wed the last king? Or was it the king before that?

      Always the bride to wed, never the bride to bed.

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