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Posted: Mon Apr 22, 2019 at 01:40:12 pm EDT (Viewed 492 times)
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    PS - As feared, this was trying to make 'nice' moments. The dialogue just isn't there. Tormmund's story was just crap, didn't make me laugh. Bran was quite good, but Jaime, Brienne and Tyrion deserved much better dialogue.

Tormund's story did leave something to be desired, but that's a minor complaint. I loved this episode. Episode 1 seemed rushed with all the reunions feeling like they were checking off a list. This episode was refreshing and gave the characters plenty of room to breathe. The show's writers clearly don't have the same talent with great characterization that Martin does, so since leaving the books during season 5, the writers have put more and more focus on spectacle over character. This episode was a much needed corrective about what is the story's heart and soul.

Each new arrival - Jaime, then Theon, then Dolorous, Beric, and Tormund - joining with the already gathered generated a greater sense of the stakes. A large number of the named characters are going to die in the next episode so this episode was a way to send them off, to say farewell. Brienne got to shine the most - her standing up for Jaime, her taking pride in Podrick’s improvement, Jaime knighting her, Tormund’s interest in her - so this probably means she’s doomed.

Episode 1: B
Episode 2: A

I think Beric, Tormund, Theon, Brienne (probably for the reasons you state - or Podric), Dolorus Edd, Bran, Varys, Missandei are all going to die, possibly Lyanna as well (to set up Jorah as the new Lord).

Jon, Dany, Tyrion, Jaime, Sandor, Arya, Sansa, Gendry, Samwell, Jorah, Greyworm survive. I only think Greyworm survives, so he can co-ordinate what remains of the Unsullied army, although I won't be surprised if they all get wiped out as well.

I am hoping that somehow Edd and Tormund survive. But I think they going to wipe out these 'secondary' characters.

Dany to get injured later on.

Who is on your list?

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