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Old 26th May 2011, 06:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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1.07 Game of Thrones - You Win or You Die

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Ned and Cersei have a meeting about Jon Arryn's death. Jon Snow takes his vows to become a man of the Night's Watch. Khal Drogo has an abrupt change of mind after an assassination attempt on Dany. King Robert is severely injured by a boar and must make decisions on the future of his kingdom.

Directed by: Daniel Minahan (also directed episode 6)
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Old 27th May 2011, 07:23 AM   #2 (permalink)
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My friend has mentioned at points in several episodes, "It's gonna hit the fan now!" or "Oh, now he's done it." or "Why did she do that? There's no coming back from that!" or "Holy smokes! It's on now." From his reactions, I judge that HBO is doing a decent job of presenting GRRM's shocking moments. I think his mind will be fried in the last four episodes.
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Old 27th May 2011, 03:56 PM   #3 (permalink)
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This is a cracking episode. Great interplay between Tywin and Jaime. Charles Dance looks perfect as Tywin and might just steal the show from Peter Dinklage. For those who are peeved off with the screen time of Roz....they could very well be outraged after this episode. I think she is great

The ending is perfect and even knowing what was to happen I was still shocked at it.
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Old 29th May 2011, 02:15 AM   #4 (permalink)
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This is a cracking episode. Great interplay between Tywin and Jaime. Charles Dance looks perfect as Tywin and might just steal the show from Peter Dinklage. For those who are peeved off with the screen time of Roz....they could very well be outraged after this episode. I think she is great

The ending is perfect and even knowing what was to happen I was still shocked at it.
I agree, when I watched it, even though having read the books I knew what was going to happen, it was still a shock.
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Old 29th May 2011, 06:45 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I though the scene with Tywin was pure genius having the dialog fit perfectly with him "skinning a stag" at the same time as he talks about esentially replacing baratheon power with lanister power. Only downfall was tywin did not look right at all .
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Old 29th May 2011, 07:35 PM   #6 (permalink)
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DFS, I agree with you regarding Tywin's appearance. My apologies, svalbard, but Tywin should be bald. He should have obnoxiously huge sideburns.

That being said, I won't say anything else on the matter. It's an interpretation of a book brought to television. For Pete's sake, I'm already sarting to say Jay-me instead of Jaym. I'm not going to complain about a haircut.
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Old 30th May 2011, 06:13 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Lol, Jaym?

Worst. Phonetic. Spelling. Ever.

Tywin stole the show.

As did Drogo.

I was ready to cross the Narrow Sea with him.
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Old 30th May 2011, 07:22 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Lol, Jaym?

Worst. Phonetic. Spelling. Ever.

Tywin stole the show.

As did Drogo.

I was ready to cross the Narrow Sea with him.

I'm surprised Dani didn't present to him after his speech - hell, I would have!!
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Old 30th May 2011, 12:36 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I just watched epi 7, not having HBO GO.

I absoultely loved the Jaime-Tywin scene. Genius doesn't go fare enough when describing it.

The info-hump (I think it was ursa that coined that one) left me thinking that Roz is replacing Shae. Can anyone confirm this? It certainly clarified (for those who may have been ducking when the hammer was being pounded in previous episodes) Littlefinger's feelings about Cat.

The scene with Drogo was amazing. I was ready to jump on a ship and join him by the time he was done. One of the most powerful scenes of the season so far.

I loved jon and Sam taking their vows. i must admit that I got goosebumps and shed a tear or two watching them in front of the Weirwood
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Old 30th May 2011, 01:07 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I was pumped up as well on the Drogo scene. He could have topped it off with a Triple H "crotch chop". Or a Aaron Rodgers belt simulation gesture. He quickly rose to one of my favorite characters in the series, and the look Dany had on her face sealed that scene. (I think the blank/dazed expressions are now over)

Side note: was watching with the wife (TVSOV**) and she was just as excited. (Didn't realize how much until later that night)
She did however pause when he said he'll rape their women, but the scene was delivered brilliantly.

The whole episode was awesome, and will be looking forward to the GRRM directed episode coming next week. We all know how great a writer he is, but hopefully, his previous experience directing will shine through. He does however have big shoes to fill as the main directors are doing one hell of a job.

** TVSOV = TV Series only viewer.
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I was pumped up as well on the Drogo scene. He could have topped it off with a Triple H "crotch chop". Or a Aaron Rodgers belt simulation gesture. He quickly rose to one of my favorite characters in the series, and the look Dany had on her face sealed that scene. (I think the blank/dazed expressions are now over)

Side note: was watching with the wife (TVSOV**) and she was just as excited. (Didn't realize how much until later that night)
She did however pause when he said he'll rape their women, but the scene was delivered brilliantly.

The whole episode was awesome, and will be looking forward to the GRRM directed episode coming next week. We all know how great a writer he is, but hopefully, his previous experience directing will shine through. He does however have big shoes to fill as the main directors are doing one hell of a job.

** TVSOV = TV Series only viewer.
My wife wasn't in love with the "rape the women" line either.

GRRM actually has a long history of writing for TV, rather than directing. I'm really hoping for a few things that I can only mention on the lit board's spoiler ection.
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Old 30th May 2011, 04:21 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Re: 1.07 Game of Thrones - You Win or You Die

THIS WAS A FANTASTIC EPISODE!

Littlefinger, Jaime and Sam really shone through in this one.

Ned was played very well, as usual.

So was Joff.

I want to be Khal Drogo!!!
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Old 30th May 2011, 05:55 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Re: 1.07 Game of Thrones - You Win or You Die

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The info-hump (I think it was ursa that coined that one) left me thinking that Roz is replacing Shae. Can anyone confirm this?
I did "invent" it, kind of, but only because I hadn't then seen its previous occurrences on the Web. (For obvious reasons, I didn't bother finding out what those previous occurrences were about.)

If you check the full cast list on imdb, you'll see that the part of Shae has been cast and will be played by Sibel Kekilli (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1402546/).
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I did "invent" it, kind of, but only because I hadn't then seen its previous occurrences on the Web. (For obvious reasons, I didn't bother finding out what those previous occurrences were about.)

If you check the full cast list on imdb, you'll see that the part of Shae has been cast and will be played by Sibel Kekilli (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1402546/).
That makes the Roz character even more aggravating then.
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Old 30th May 2011, 10:23 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Re: 1.07 Game of Thrones - You Win or You Die

Favourite scene of this episode was Drogo, by a mile!

Loved the Jaime/Tywin scene too. I loved that at the start of that scene you see row upon row of crimson tents, so you know right away that you're in Lannister Land. Well done to the set designers!
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