Game of Thrones Re-Watch Notes: s1e5 "The Wolf and the Lion" and s1e6 "A Golden Crown"
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Joffrey to Sansa: "I'll never disrespect you again. I'll never be cruel to you again. Do you understand me?"
Sansa was going to push Joffrey off the plank but the Hound stops her. Not to save Joffrey but to save her life. From the books, Sansa is already in "don't care" mode:
The outer parapet came up to her chin, but along the inner edge of the walk was nothing, nothing but a long plunge to the bailey seventy or eighty feet below. All it would take was a shove, she told herself. He was standing right there, right there, smirking at her with those fat wormlips. You could do it, she told herself. You could. Do it right now. It wouldn’t even matter if she went over with him. It wouldn’t matter at all.
Great Reddit comments about Viserys:
I think we should all take a moment to really recognize Harry Lloyd's performance as Viserys, considering he was only in the first 6 episodes, I feel like a lot of people have forgotten him and his character.
He definitely brought the Viserys I personally had in mind while reading ASOIAF to life.
I really hated him originally and still do dislike him, but this rewatch made me respect him and pity him. He is envious of his sister getting love for eating the horse heart, that love he's never had before trying to regain his family's dynasty. He should have handled the situation better by not being a dick to the Dothraki and their laws, but I understand the impatience after living as the heir to a great dynasty for his whole life.
From the book:
...He says you shall have a splendid golden crown that men shall tremble to behold." Viserys smiled and lowered his sword. That was the saddest thing, the thing that tore at her afterward... the way he smiled. "That was all I wanted," he said. "What was promised."
Robert Baratheon to Lancel Lannister:
"That was funny is it?"
"No? You don't like the hands joke?"
"Go find the breastplate stretcher..."
I miss Robert Baratheon.
S5 is the only episode where we get to see Ned actually fight.
He's pretty good considering it's against Jaime Lannister, one of the best fighters in the land.
The Jaime/Ned fight is a great example of the show's presentation on the way a character is viewed. Jaime at this point is clearly a villain with our main protagonist being Ned Stark. I'm not denying Jaime's a total douche /bad guy in season 1 (his conversation with Jon in episode 2 is the epitome of douchedom + Bran push), but at this point he's responding to his brother being unfairly seized; then Ned admits he told his wife to do it. Jaime then definitely feels like he has to attack for his brother. On to the scene, villainous music plays as Jaime arrives, and the way he commands his men just has the feel of a typical bad guy. He then kills Jory very violently and smugly smiles about it. This presentation contrasts his season 3, and season 4 when he is portrayed more favorably. I became a fan because he started doing more heroic things and we got more of an insight into his past, but the Ned fight in particular is seen as a bad point for him when it was really a justified attack (though maybe a little drastic).
Petyr Baelish: "Can you think of any reason the Lannisters might possibly have for being angry with your wife?"
Ned: What were you doing in the dungeons?
Arya: ... Chasing a cat.
That exchange makes me crack up every time I watch it.
Who was Varys talking to while Arya was hiding in the dungeons? That was a very important conversation!