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Game of Thrones, "Mhysa," for people who haven't read the books
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This is your thread to discuss the "Game of Thrones" season 3 finale if you haven't read the GRMM books and are only interested in what's aired on HBO. Spoilers from the books here are off-limits. Enjoy.

 
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Tommykey69

Sorry for the multiple postings. The screen seemed to freeze and I thought it wasn't loading!

 
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mtk41

Thanks for the input. I think my problem may simply have been for most of the first two seasons I couldn't tell Roose Bolton from any other nameless member of Robb's party.

 
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One of my favorite scenes last night:

JoJen, Bran, Hodor and the gang are still on the move and find an abandoned structure near the Night Fort to stay in. Bran says there are horrible stories about the place that they are staying.He tells them about a cook in the Night's Watch who hated the King so much that he killed his son and cooked him into a pie. The King liked it so much he had a second slice. The gods, allegedly, turned the cook into a big white rat who could only eat his own young. (Ew.) The gods apparently don't like it when you kill a guest beneath your roof. (Uh oh Walder Frey.) - IMDB recap

and Tywin Lannister soundly defeats Balon Greyjoy as Father of the Year. Again. But I do love his take down of Joffrey.

 
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Last night Roose Bolton, in expressing his motivation to betray Robb Stark, mentioned that Robb "ignored his advice at every turn." Did we see that at any point in the series? I can't recall if he was involved in the Karstark decision. That might be one. But I don't recall any instances of this.

Also, other than the Karstark decision, I got the impression that Robb was handling the military decisions extremely well. So if he was ignoring Roose Bolton, doesn't that imply that Bolton was giving him bad advice?

It seemed like Bolton's motivation was simply for self-advancement. I never got the impression that he had valuable input to add that was being ignored.

It was in bits and pieces throughout the campaign. Things like, way back in season 1, when Robb wanted to treat his POWs humanely, Bolton replied, "The high road is pretty, but it won't win you any wars." Something like that.

 
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Tommykey69

When my wife and I were watching the Red Wedding massacre in the previous wedding, I remarked that I wouldn't want to be the person who ends up having to clean up all of that blood. So I got a little chuckle when the scene in the finale with Roose Bolton and Walder Frey showed someone trying to clean the blood from the floor.

 
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Tommykey69
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When my wife and I were watching the Red Wedding massacre in the previous wedding, I remarked that I wouldn't want to be the person who ends up having to clean up all of that blood. So I got a little chuckle when the scene in the finale with Roose Bolton and Walder Frey showed someone trying to clean the blood from the floor.

Ugh, I meant in the previous episode!

 
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Ugh, I meant in the previous episode!

Well to be fair, both of the last two episodes featured weddings!

And that scene with Roose Bolton and Walder Frey was brilliant. Even though I loved Robb and Catelyn, I still found myself laughkng at the cracking dialogue in that scene.

 
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ERAYNA

Well, I for one, will stop watching GoT from this point on. I happily discovered it on demand last summer and watched both seasons in about 3 days, I became totally hooked on the TV series and purposefully refrained from reading any books. Why some people continuously feel the need to compare/contrast the source material to the adaptation is beyound me - it so fruitless. I mean, if some believe that the books are the best way to experience it, it just seems like it would be better to just recommend reading them instead of continously comparing the two. Even though I was totally shocked about Ned's death in S1, I became intrigued because of all the possiblities - Renly, Targaryen, Robb, Stannis, and of course Joffrey. But seeing as how nobody is safe from death's door, I just can't emotionally invest in this show anymore. I followed X-files, Shield, Smallville, Lost among others. I just don't want to go down that path again and not be happy about the way things end.

Having said that, I felt lukewarm about Mysha. The writers, director, actors all do an excellent job. They are just going down a path that I would rather not go.

It was a good ride.

 
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Well, I for one, will stop watching GoT from this point on. I happily discovered it on demand last summer and watched both seasons in about 3 days, I became totally hooked on the TV series and purposefully refrained from reading any books. Why some people continuously feel the need to compare/contrast the source material to the adaptation is beyound me - it so fruitless. I mean, if some believe that the books are the best way to experience it, it just seems like it would be better to just recommend reading them instead of continously comparing the two. Even though I was totally shocked about Ned's death in S1, I became intrigued because of all the possiblities - Renly, Targaryen, Robb, Stannis, and of course Joffrey. But seeing as how nobody is safe from death's door, I just can't emotionally invest in this show anymore. I followed X-files, Shield, Smallville, Lost among others. I just don't want to go down that path again and not be happy about the way things end.

Having said that, I felt lukewarm about Mysha. The writers, director, actors all do an excellent job. They are just going down a path that I would rather not go.

It was a good ride.

That really is your loss I'm afraid. One of the main themes of the series is turning ion its head the premise of 'good guys always win and the bad guys lose.' Its the truth in real life, and these guys are just showing that on GOT.
I actually love it because its so unpredictable and keeps you guessing. Not many TV shows can lay claim to that now days. It keeps it fresh and makes you think about who you are rooting for and why, and even that can change per series.
I do agree about Lost. For me that was a waste of 6 years watching, but in no way can I see GOT going down that road. Everyones different I guess, But it would take a hell of a lot more than 'not having the people I like dying' to stop me from watching. Intrigue is the key.

 
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We can see that Roose is pretty cold and calculating. His betrayal of Robb was more about him abandoning a sinking ship than about feeling slighted by Robb. In one fell swoop, he's the most powerful man in the North. I think that bit about Robb never taking his advice is more of a reflection than a reason.

Starting to dislike Roose Bolton as much as I do Joffrey, which is saying a lot. And the whole Bolton family, especially the bastard torturer. I hope he dies, soon.

 
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