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Game of Thrones Re-Watch Notes: s1e7 "You Win or You Die" and s1e8 "The Pointy End"

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Tywin Lannister's introduction is incredible.

Interesting that Ros asks Littlefinger what he wants and he replies "Everything," just as he does when Sansa asks him the same question after Joffrey's death.

Tywin Lannister's introduction is incredible. I like how the heraldry symbolism continued into later seasons in Tywin's scenes.

Maester Luwin delivers one of the best understated put-downs in any TV show. Great character, great actor.

Love the way they intercut the massacre of the Stark household at the start of "The Pointy End" with Syrio and Arya practising swordplay.

The shot of the ravens flying out of Winterfell to summon the Stark vassals is one of my favourite shots in the entire show. Robb's story takes a while to kick off properly, but once it gets going, it's excellent throughout.

I feel like the arming of the hill tribes will eventually have major repercussions, but I have no idea how it will play out.

LOL at the Maester Lewin put-down:

Bran Stark: Iron Isles. Sigil: a kraken. Words: "We do not Sow."

Maester Luwin: Lords?

Bran Stark: The Greyjoys.

Theon Greyjoy: Famed for their skills in archery, navigation and lovemaking.

Maester Luwin: And failed rebellions.

Arya is so much like her father in the scene with Syrio.

"You are dead."

"Only because you lied."

They are both so focused on the honor of the matter that they don't see what is really going on.

"And now you are dead."

Rewatching the scene where Lysa tells Catelyn that she won't help Robb with the war and I think "Man, I hope she die-- Oh yeah"

Imagine the difference it would have made if the Arryn bannermen joined Robb's cause. The outcome of the war may been different, possibly the Red Wedding would not exist if Robb did not need Walder Frey's army. sigh Lysa Tully, what a damn fool she was.

"Why is it always the innocents who suffer most when you high lords play your game of thrones?" ~Varys

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Sam saying "I always wanted to be a wizard" is adorable.

Sam's decision to swear his vows before a heart tree is a pretty interesting moment. At first it comes across as a pretty strong rejection of the father who mistreated him, but on second thoughts it's pretty clear that he only does it on the spur of the moment and only because Jon does it. It's showing him desperate to latch on to any companionship that will have him, regardless of how he actually felt about what he was doing.

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