Since things have seemed to quiet down quite a bit, it seems like a good time to bust out a straight discussion post. This discussion idea was sent in by WiC reader Joe Blanche, he thinks it would be fun to discuss which episode GRRM will decide to write for season one (assuming it is picked up of course). And I agree with him.
Personally I haven’t given the topic much thought. But after dwelling on it a bit, I think it is an interesting one. First off, it kind of requires a breakdown of where we think each episode may start and end. And then from there, choosing which one might appeal to Martin the most.
There are also some intriguing side questions. Such as, do you think Martin will invent new scenes in his scripted episode or stick with what he has already related to us in the books? Or maybe he won’t invent totally new scenes but add a few things that only fans of the books would pick up on. Possibly even throwing in new clues to some long standing mysteries, such as the story behind Jon’s parentage. That would be something that I would love to see as it means that we would be getting something other than just the books acted on screen. We’d be getting a companion piece to the actual books themselves.
So what does everyone think? What part of A Game of Thrones will Martin choose to script and why? And do you think he will add anything or stick strictly to the source?