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Grantland Game of Thrones Book Symposium Spoiler-Filled Discussion of Season 5, Changes From the Text, and All Things George R.R. Martin

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Season 5 has been rife with divergences from The Text.

Including two previous decisions to kill characters on the show who are still alive in the book: Mance1 and Ser Barristan. And while I find all plot tweaks difficult to stomach — because I fear change and have thus quietly rebelled against all accelerations, omissions, or additions — the show’s decision to ax You-know-who was particularly painful.

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