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May 22nd, 2012, 07:13 PM #301
2) The Talisa/Robb scene was brutal. Downright painful. I don't even know if I'll be able to re-watch it. It was excruciatingly boring, and infuriatingly overlong. I got so annoyed that I had to leave the room for a bathroom break, and was stunned to find her still talking when I returned.
You might be presuming too much. Many people (myself included) are starting to think the chain has been cut out completely...
I think if they cut some big things, that we just have to shrug and say oh well, they didn't have the cash. But this is going to become a huge problem with Storm, even if it is two seasons -- it's a lot of huge action pieces -- the razing of Winterfell now, the battle with the wights, the battle for the Wall with mastadons and giants and Stannis' army showing up, Dany's trail of conquering in the east with the Unsullied and getting to Mereen, and the Red Wedding.
Originally Posted by Werthead
As for Ramsay, I'm starting to think he will appear before the end of the season. He hasn't shown up in casting sides for S3 and Roose mentioning him several times in succession suggests to me he'll appear soon. Against all of the odds, he must have been successfully cast in secret without the fans cottoning on.
However, this makes zero sense considering Littlefinger's journeys. Even assuming Renly's 'camp in the Stormlands' was in the northern Stormlands, fairly close to King's Landing, it is impossible for Littlefinger to have travelled there from KL, up to Harrenhal, down to Highgarden and then (presumably) back to KL with the Tyrell army in so short a period of time.
May 23rd, 2012, 01:05 PM #302But you all said that was impossible.
The possibilities in descending order of likelihood are:
1) He's not been cast and Ramsay will show up for 10 seconds in the final episode as a glorified extra who can be recast for S2 proper (like Rorge and Biter in the S1 finale).
2) An existing character is actually Reek in surprise (i.e. Dagmer, which I think would break any sense of credulity in the situation).
3) He's been cast and has filmed scenes in secret which have not been leaked out.
And if it's possible for Ramsay, it would be possible for Mance as well,
We don't know that he's in Highgarden yet.
EDIT: Done some checking and here's the score on casting for Season 3. Some casting sides have been seen that could apply to Ramsay but are ambiguous
Definitely, 100% confirmed as being auditioned: Daario Naharis, Edmure Tully, Mero (aka the Titan's Bastard, commander of the Second Sons).
Rumoured: Mance Rayder, the Reed children, Oberyn Martell (ambiguous), Shireen Baratheon, Tormund Giantsbane (ambiguous), Ramsay Snow (ambiguous).
So far no word on Mace, Olenna and Garlan Tyrell (I wouldn't be surprised to see Garlan cut, but the other two are more important), Randyll Tarly, Val, Varamyr Sixskins or Thoros of Myr. However, I know there was a question mark over the actor who played Beric Dondarrion from Season 1 continuing in the role. The lack of casting sides or other info hopefully means that the same actor has kept the role (he seemed fine and recastings can be jarring).
Last edited by Werthead; May 23rd, 2012 at 01:20 PM.
May 23rd, 2012, 01:37 PM #303
Episode 10's summary begins;
'Tyrion wakes up...'
So, surely, episode 10 will see Littlefinger returning with the Tyrells and everything being flipturned upside down-
Nearly broke off into Fresh Prince there, but I'm good.
May 23rd, 2012, 09:28 PM #304Assuming the battle goes like in the books, he has to be.
The Blackwater stuff was so much fun. I mean, it was miserable. Forty-two degrees and raining and mud up to your ankles.
It was partly budgetary. But there are certain elements of the battle we always thought will look so much more intense at night.
On the resources we have, youíre never gonna be able to compete with that level of spectacle. It really has to become more about pulling into the characters and making it more about their personal experience of this event rather than giving us the giant birdís eye view.
As weíve mentioned before, we went pleading to HBO for more money. We made our case why we needed the battle and they obliged. That allowed us to do a battle. It did not allow us to do the battle from A Clash of Kings. It would be difficult for a $200 million feature to do justice to the battle from the book. We didnít have a chance; there just wasnít enough time on the schedule or money in the budget (even after our Blackwater bonus).
May 24th, 2012, 03:05 AM #305
I was about to say they have to have the chain, it's a key moment, the hated Imp saving the city, etc etc - and then it occurred to me that we haven't seen any build-up. It's been a while, but I seem to remember the book having several mysterious references to Tyrion having smiths diverted from swords and armour to work on some great project, before the revelation of the strategic genius he's displayed. Wouldn't they have thrown in at least one of those establishing scenes by now? Oh dear, losing the chain would be a change too far for me.
May 24th, 2012, 04:43 AM #306
I think they will replace the chain with the sewers and that is why we needed the conversation atop the wall in this episode. Somehow the fire will spew from the exit canals instead of being carried down by the river flow.
May 24th, 2012, 08:48 AM #307
American band The National's version of The Rains of Castamere. It will appear on the GoT S2 soundtrack and should appear before the end of the season (as well as over a certain scene in S3, obviously).
May 24th, 2012, 09:15 AM #308
My daughter is learning the Game of Thrones theme on guitar.
What we do know is that Stannis' ships do sail into the bay, that wildfire and flaming arrows will be used, that the battle will occur at night, and presumably since they bothered to have Podrick, that Podrick will save Tyrion. Everything else is up in the air.
May 24th, 2012, 10:13 AM #309
Does this mean Bronn's sigil is going to be pig ****, not a chain? :P
May 24th, 2012, 10:28 AM #310
May 24th, 2012, 11:02 AM #311
Does anyone know if they've cast Rhaegar or Elia for the Undying? I don't really know what's going on casting wise or if we have a thread for it?
May 24th, 2012, 06:36 PM #312
I'm very curious as to how they're going to do this on the TV show. The foreshadowing for future events (like the RW) will probably still happen, but it may be they'll show a lot of Rhaegar and Lyannar or absolutely nothing of them at all. They're clearly reluctant to start pressing buttons on the Jon's parentage issue, presumably as it wouldn't take as long (from a visual image) for people to start working possibilities out as it did in the books. But this is the next logical place for them to start addressing the issue.
I'm also pondering how the dragons burn the place down given that Drogon could barely spit out enough fire to toast a tiny piece of meat just a few weeks back. They were a bit bigger by this point in the books.
May 24th, 2012, 07:39 PM #313
May 24th, 2012, 09:06 PM #314
I think on the visions, we're going to have the most stripped down set up they can get away with. And there are three dragons now and its been a few weeks before they were captured, so if they all spit and eat, it probably will work. Or maybe they'll get rid of the heart and have something else, but I hope it's the heart because that will be wonderfully gross.
May 24th, 2012, 09:25 PM #315
It's worth noting that the House of the Undying theme from the soundtrack is more than 5 minutes long, which is quite significant from a soundtrack perspective (most tracks are between 1 and 3 minutes). That suggests the scene will be quite long.
This is a key scene (for me, maybe even moreso than the Blackwater) and one that could be brilliant or they could balls it up spectacularly. It's also unclear if it's going to be in Episode 9 or 10. We know that 9 is not going to be purely the Blackwater (the previews show that Arya's storyline will be continued as well) so it's possible it will be in 9 as well.