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I think having read the books is sort of a disadvantage. It makes it harder for me to judge the episodes on their own merits because I have so much background info. I've read the books twice because there was so much time in between that I needed a refresher, so I pretty much know the story in and out. I wish I could see this with "fresh eyes".

I think the next two episodes should be pretty exciting.

I think that's why I put off reading the book until after Season 1 was over. Once you've read them, you get into this whole "Oh, this didn't happen, or this happened THIS way and why hasn't this character shown up????!!!???" etc etc etc. Those are all valid questions, mind you, but the episodes might be perfectly great and still not enjoyed as much (or even at all) because of constant comparisons.

I can't wait! I'm sure it'll be great!

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I loved it. I love a good twist. I don't know who it is that plays King Joffrey, but that kid cracks me up. He is just so perfect in his role, and he looks like he is 16.

Oh, I absolutely loved it, too. But is he really dead? (Rhetorical) With the way soaps have brainwashed my mind, because they didn't show his death, I cannot believe it just yet.

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Oh, I absolutely loved it, too. But is he really dead? (Rhetorical) With the way soaps have brainwashed my mind, because they didn't show his death, I cannot believe it just yet.

I think so. Unless that guy just missed totally. :lol:

One thing I will say is you can see the limits of TV this episode. Had this been a movie we would have been treated to epic war scenes. On TV it all happened off camera. That was a bit of a disappointment because they had discussed the battle so much.

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Oh, I absolutely loved it, too. But is he really dead? (Rhetorical) With the way soaps have brainwashed my mind, because they didn't show his death, I cannot believe it just yet.

Ugh. That was so harsh. Ned finally betrays his honor for Sansa and he dies anyway. My only joy is knowing that Cersei, Pyrcell and Varys were horrified at Joff's decision. You could see them flipping out and trying to change that little psychos mind all to know avail. If only Cersei knew that Robb holds Jaime, she would have been freaking out even more.

I was so glad that Ned managed to tell Yoren where Arya was. I was glad Ned got to see her before she died and knew that she had a chance of being saved.

God, I love Tyrion. He is my favorite character. Lord Tywin is a complete SOB, but the actor is perfect.

One thing I will say is you can see the limits of TV this episode. Had this been a movie we would have been treated to epic war scenes. On TV it all happened off camera. That was a bit of a disappointment because they had discussed the battle so much.

Yeah, i think that's going to be an ongoing problem unfortunately. It's a weakness that involves time as much as money I think.

I liked the way that Maester Aemon was revelaed to be a Targaryen. I felt bad for Dany tonight. She is really screwed.

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I think my favorite character is now Rob, the oldest Stark son, whatever his name is. He has really stepped up the last couple of weeks and it looks like he is going to be the new hero of the show. I have to admit I love Joffrey, the little [[email protected]#$%^&*] that he is. He just makes me laugh. And I love his mother and she gets all the best scenes I think.

I watch this show completely unspoiled, don't even see previews for the next episode, so everything is a surprise to me. I notice when the imp was with the girl playing the game of fire she didn't burn, so I wonder if she somehow is a sister of Khaleesi who had her hair dyed black to keep her hidden and safe.

Oh, and here is a list of GoT's emmy submissions

Directing: Winter is Coming (ep. 1) by Tim Van Patten, A Golden Crown (ep. 6) by Daniel Minahan, Baelor (ep. 9) by Alan Taylor

Writing: Baelor (ep. 9) by David Benioff and D.B. Weiss

Best Drama

Best Casting

Best Main Title Design

Drama Lead Actor: Sean Bean

Drama Lead Actress: Lena Headey

Drama Supporting Actor: Mark Addy, Peter Dinklage, Nicolaj Coster-Waldau, Aiden Gillen, Kit Harington, and Jason Momoa

Drama Supporting Actress: Emilia Clarke and Michelle Fairley

Interesting they consider Cersei a Lead, but Kate amd Dany supporting roles.

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interesting they consider Cersei a Lead, but Kate and Dany supporting roles.

That is odd. How is Ned more of a lead than Jon? I think perhaps they are going by actors experience more than relevance to the show. Even Jaime and Tyrion seem like leads to me.

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Great episode. Farewell Ned. He dug his own grave with his bad judgement. He should have taken up Renly's offer. At least, Ned knew that one of his daughters was saved.

Sean Bean was excellent in Ned's final scenes. I hope that Peter Dinklage wins an Emmy. I have been a fan of his work since I saw The Station Agent.

I love how Robb tricked the Lannisters and captured Jamie. The poor Starks, they will be devastated to learn of Ned's death. My sweet Jon Snow.

Poor Dany. She and Drogo are done for.

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All I've seen is that there is a very good response to the episode, will watch it soon! Absolutely cannot wait!!!

Btw, I think LH's in the Lead Actress category because, let's face it, her chances of getting an Emmy in that category are much bigger than the other two. After all, she has been absolutely breathtaking in the part!

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