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      04-24-2014 02:54 PM #3
      My theory on Jon Snow:

      Jon Snow is the son of Prince Rhaegar Targaryen and Eddard Stark's sister Lyanna. He absorbed the blame so Jon would not be murdered by the Baratheon's/ Lannister's everyone else.
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      04-24-2014 04:09 PM #4
      That theory has been around for like 12 years man.

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      04-24-2014 05:30 PM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by 1.8t rado View Post
      That theory has been around for like 12 years man.
      ITS MY THEORY.

      Also I actually editted my post, because all I did was post spoilers.
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      04-25-2014 10:38 AM #6
      I hadn't heard the theory anywhere else, but my wife and I speculated on it a couple of years ago after we finished the 4th book. Actually, it was her idea.

      That said, I wonder if Tywin is still going to get a bolt in the belly while he's on the ****ter. I wonder if he'll stay as Hand and not his brother. He's popular with the viewers. I think that's why they shifted Bronn into Illyn Payne's role of Jaime's trainer.
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      04-25-2014 02:57 PM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by Seabird View Post
      He's popular with the viewers. I think that's why they shifted Bronn into Illyn Payne's role of Jaime's trainer.
      The actor that plays Ilyn Payne was diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer and won't be returning to the show; they had to replace Jaime's trainer. Though as far as using Bronn as opposed to anyone else, you're probably right. He's a very popular character, and maximizing his screen time was a wise move.

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      04-25-2014 06:17 PM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by 1.8t rado View Post
      The actor that plays Ilyn Payne was diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer and won't be returning to the show; they had to replace Jaime's trainer. Though as far as using Bronn as opposed to anyone else, you're probably right. He's a very popular character, and maximizing his screen time was a wise move.
      Damn, that's right! I forgot about his illness.
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      05-27-2014 09:44 AM #9
      Are we to assume that everyone in the thread has read all of the books?

      I don't want to post otherwise.

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      05-27-2014 09:57 AM #10
      I think so.
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      05-27-2014 11:07 AM #11
      Interesting...


      Further evidence to the truth of this theory in the eighth Eddard chapter of A Game of Thrones, in which Ned contemplates the significance of King Robert's bastards. As he muses, Ned's thoughts drift to Jon Snow, a logical segue, but also to his sister Lyanna, the promise he made her, and to Rhaegar Targaryen, implying some tacit link between the three individuals.

      http://awoiaf.westeros.org/index.php/Jon_Snow/Theories
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    12. 06-05-2014 10:52 AM #12
      Really disappointed that the mountain didn't cut that stable boy in half like he did in the books. I can't 100% remember if it was a stable boy, but I know there was some body watching the match that was standing too close and got hacked when the viper dodged out of the way. Would have been hysterically awesome

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      06-05-2014 10:56 AM #13
      Have you guys seen the article IGN puts out after every show discussing the differences, additions and changes made between the newest episode and the books? It offers a great refresher...

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      06-10-2014 08:33 AM #14
      So... when are Gilly and Sam heading out? Didn't that happen before the attack on the Wall or am I forgetting something?

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      06-10-2014 09:39 AM #15
      After, Stannis shows up and Mance is captured. They swapped babies with Mance's baby-momma to avoid having him sacrificed by Melissandre (royal blood, etc...).
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      06-10-2014 09:42 AM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by Seabird View Post
      After, Stannis shows up and Mance is captured. They swapped babies with Mance's baby-momma to avoid having him sacrificed by Melissandre (royal blood, etc...).
      That's right... I just spent some time on one of the wiki pages trying to refresh my memory.

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      06-16-2014 09:40 AM #17
      Interesting realignment w/re to Sandor and Brienne fighting. I was wondering what the producers were doing after the fight at the inn when he walked away unscathed. I thought maybe they were planning to keep him around indefinitely. Having them meet up with Brienne and Podrick was a tidy way to clean up the latter's aimless rambling story-arc wandering around the woods for the entire book a the pointless quest.

      Good finale! I was nervous as a cat that they were going to make us wait until next season before we got to see Tywin get his.
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      06-16-2014 09:53 AM #18
      Any thoughts on killing of Jojen? Pointless character once Bran gets to the tree??

      The Mance/Jon/Stannis scene was great. :Thumbup:

      Are we going to see Dorne and Braavos next season? Tyrion running around? Any thoughts?

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      06-16-2014 01:09 PM #19
      How about the Iron Born and the struggle for the throne? There is so much to cover... is ten episodes really going to cut it?

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      06-16-2014 02:15 PM #20
      Jojen fulfilled his role. He's an easy character to kill off. The story arc re Mance's baby son is missing. Maybe they'll bring him in next season. Also, no Cold Hands. I am surprised he's been left out, but then no one who only watches the show will probably remember Uncle Benjen.

      Was the last book or the next to the last book that literally starts in Dorne? I'm thinking that Doran Martell will show up next season. Braavos will be a big player next season, I think. Arya's story is there exclusively at this point forward, Sam and Gilly show up there, and Tyrion passes through on his way east.

      As for the Iron Islanders, I'm wondering if Theon's three uncles won't show up next season with that magic horn, et al... Rumor has it, its the same one that's capable of bringing down the Wall.
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      06-17-2014 02:53 PM #21
      I think it's already out there that they're casting the Martells and the Sand Snakes, so Dorne is a go for S5. Haven't heard much on casting for the Iron Islands storyline, though they'll probably pick that up too.

      The fourth book was such a drag... all the damn new characters and nothing about Tyrion (and Jon shown only from Sam's perspective). I'm glad the show is basically taking everything chronologically, even if it's stuff from the 5th book like Theon/Reek and Daenerys in Mereen.

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      06-17-2014 03:19 PM #22
      The timeline mashup makes sense given how much Martin jumps everyone around. I don't mind the character and story consolidations for the show. I have to laugh at the viewers having anxiety about the good villains being killed off, like we aren't going to be introduced to any new ones.

      Remind me, what was the name of the house that Davos goes to solicit, but they imprison him in order to look loyal to the Lannisters?...
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    23. 06-17-2014 04:56 PM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by Seabird View Post
      Jojen fulfilled his role. He's an easy character to kill off. The story arc re Mance's baby son is missing. Maybe they'll bring him in next season. Also, no Cold Hands. I am surprised he's been left out, but then no one who only watches the show will probably remember Uncle Benjen.

      Was the last book or the next to the last book that literally starts in Dorne? I'm thinking that Doran Martell will show up next season. Braavos will be a big player next season, I think. Arya's story is there exclusively at this point forward, Sam and Gilly show up there, and Tyrion passes through on his way east.

      As for the Iron Islanders, I'm wondering if Theon's three uncles won't show up next season with that magic horn, et al... Rumor has it, its the same one that's capable of bringing down the Wall.
      Coldhands is an awesome character. I would've like to seen him escorting Bran and company but I get why they didn't. I loved how they did the scene with Bran and crew finally getting to meet the last greenseer, and one of the children of the forest bombing the wights that are popping up out of the ground trying to attack them.

      I like how they brought Brienne/Pod to cross paths with the Hound/Arya. It's different, but I like that.

      Book 4 starts in Dorne. That's where Doran Martell, Arienne Martell, the sand snakes, and all that good stuff.

      There's so much to cover about the whole Iron Born fight for the crown but they'll have to address it at some point.

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      06-17-2014 05:16 PM #24
      Quote Originally Posted by Seabird View Post
      The timeline mashup makes sense given how much Martin jumps everyone around. I don't mind the character and story consolidations for the show. I have to laugh at the viewers having anxiety about the good villains being killed off, like we aren't going to be introduced to any new ones.

      Remind me, what was the name of the house that Davos goes to solicit, but they imprison him in order to look loyal to the Lannisters?...
      Lord 'Too Fat to Sit a Horse', Wyman Manderly of White Harbor. He became a surprisingly awesome character in ADwD.

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      06-17-2014 05:23 PM #25
      Riiiiiiight! LOL, the people who just watch the show have no idea what's about to happen. I'm also looking forward to seeing who they cast as Jon Connington. I think he's going to be a badass character, too.
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