Talking of Henry V, when they panned from the Golden Company to the Northmen I was reminded of this.
Let me speak proudly: tell the constable
We are but warriors for the working-day;
Our gayness and our gilt are all besmirch'd
With rainy marching in the painful field;
There's not a piece of feather in our host--
Mon 13 May, 2019 10:59 am
I can't see Jon doing that. I can see Arya doing it and using Greyworm to do it.
I know I was wrong about her killing Cersei with Jaime, but she's got to do another face off before the end of the run.
Mon 13 May, 2019 11:18 am
I quite like the way Qyburn was unceremoniously killed by the Mountain.
Qyburn sounds a lot like Tyburn, where London carried out its executions. There's a lot about the grave and performing experiments on the bodies of the executed about him so I think it's deliberate.
Interesting how the Mountain was very like a wight just with red eyes instead of blue.
The Hounds death was very much like something from a morality play about the futility of revenge. Arya took his advice, survived, and what he said would happen to Cersei did.
Fri 17 May, 2019 12:27 pm
Stolen from elsewhere:
Dragon fire doesn't burn at a high-enough temperature to melt stone. King's Landing was an inside job.
When I was a kid there used to be a George and the Dragon re-enactment at the local village's May Day celebrations. It was a papier mache dragon and you could see the feet of all the kids underneath who were carrying it, but I was very little and it terrified me.
I had recurring nightmares about dragons but still wanted to go to the fair every year.
Curious to know if the May Day celebrations continue.
I lived in various parts of England for over 7 years and I never seen any.
Fri 17 May, 2019 03:50 pm
I have a soft spot in my heart for the Qyburn actor. He looked weird and was definitely inhabiting an off-the-beaten-path character, but his corrupted but inquisitive science-y bent, his devotion (to a monster [Cersei, not the Mountain]), and his delivery sorta grew on me.
I think Euron’s demise (more exalted than it should have been in GOT lore) was the Writers feeling they owed the actor a notable farewell. An error in my opinion.
A lot of people online seem to disagree, but I thought Cersei and Jaime’s deaths were perfect.
There’s a lot of whining about Dany gone bad, but I think her descent into overkill was foreshadowed in several ways. That heightens what’s to come.