Like in the “you get three wishes” category. But for Christmas (or Festivus, or what have you)!
FaBio here, typing to you from his miserly laptop from the darkened drawing room of my father’s house in Chandler, AZ. No one else is awake; even the Schnauzer has long given his farewell and gone to bed. Yet I feel compelled to get at least one post out to our update-starved public, and this question has been lagging me of late, therefore…
If you had three wishes that could be granted (say, by Jesus, or Buddha, or Kali or whoever) but could only directly affect the production of the show itself… what would they be?
(“I wish my bedroom doubled as Daenerys’s room in Qarth” doesn’t really count, as that would technically hinder production of the show. No production hindering!)
Wishes for “everything to be just as awesome as season one” are perfectly legal (though perfectly boring). What I’m looking for, however, is stuff we may not actually see. I wanna see you, in the glory of your imagination, reach back into your deeper subconscious and let your id run amok. Color me curious!
So I’ll kick it off with mine; please note there will be SPOILERS ABOUNDING throughout this—at least vague ones. So if you haven’t read past, say, A Storm of Swords, then read this post and its relies with due caution.
So without further ado:
1. More for Jon and Dany to do in season two. While I loved A Clash of Kings, it did feel as though two of our primary protagonists—Jon Snow and Daenerys—basically did nothing exciting up until the very end of the book. They travelled, then travelled some more. Jon had odd little conversations with Samwell; Dany had bizarre marriage proposals from men clearly not interested in women… and really, nothing happened. Qarth and Beyond the Wall can certainly be made a bit more exciting, even is that means (gasp!) deviating from the novels a little. Yes, I am openly campaigning for deviation. Here’s to hoping D&D know what I mean and we get some good stuff!
2. Strong Belwas. That’s all I can say to that. Doesn’t even need to be a speaking part. (All he really has to do is look impressive and poop on command.) Strong Belwas!
3. Jason Momoa returns in season 3… as Daario Naharis. What, that would be epic! And would sort of explain why in the hell Dani even likes the skeevy guy in the first place. Unless you really think it’s his twirly blue mustaches and gold teef that bring all the girls to his yard. Jason would kill it as that dude.
So gimme some of your weirder wishes, Gatewatch! Hold nothing back. Today is a day for fantasy, after all.