Game of Spoilers 007: The Gift

A better title for this episode would have been “Butchers and Meat.”

First of all, I rather enjoyed this episode (except for Dorne, which still sucks). But, let me say this: the obvious through line the writers intended was gifts given between the characters, but that is only a mildly interesting connection. 

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Game of Spoilers 003 – The High Sparrow

Now we’re getting somewhere.

Let’s start in the North and work our way south. Spoilers spoiler spoiler spoiler spoiler spoiler spoiler spoiler spoiler spoiler. Spoiler spoiler spoiler spoiler spoiler. Spoiler? Spoiler! Spoil-spoilery-spoiler spoiler spoiler spoiler…

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Game of Spoilers 002 – The House of Black and White

 Let’s not forget that Littlefinger is an enormous dick.

Many topics for discussion in last night’s episode, so let’s break it down this way. First of all, there’s Daenerys’s justice. Then, there’s Jamie heading off to Dorne, and Dorne itself. Sansa and Littlefinger continue to leave the novels behind. Finally, there’s the titular plot line of Arya in Braavos. One thing they all have in common, however, is that the novels are clearly just source material now and not a guide for the plot. The results of these shifts are, generally, still effective, but there are some places where the original is still vastly superior.

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Game of Spoilers 000

How has the HBO show strayed from the source material, and what does it mean for this upcoming season?

I’ve been waiting for the start of season four of Game of Thrones basically since the last episode of season three wrapped. I’m up to date on the books, but, unlike some, I’ve been at least indifferent to almost all of the changes the series has made to the books. I didn’t like seeing Jojen Reed go, and having Braun train Jamie made no sense at all, but generally the changes have been fine.

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