The Daily Raven: Season 3 Ep. 2 Recap
By Ours is the Fury on in Recap.

Here’s Simone Boyce and the Daily Raven, with a spoiler-free take on the second episode of season 3, “Dark Wings, Dark Words.”


36 Comments

  1. Grace
    Posted April 8, 2013 at 3:25 pm | Permalink

    HODOR!!!

  2. HellFell
    Posted April 8, 2013 at 3:25 pm | Permalink

    A Throner got a boner!

  3. Adria
    Posted April 8, 2013 at 3:40 pm | Permalink

    Why is Simone red?

  4. Adria
    Posted April 8, 2013 at 3:44 pm | Permalink

    Bran can change his shape?!!! wtf! Um, please stop explaining things wrong.

  5. Brendan
    Posted April 8, 2013 at 3:44 pm | Permalink

    Simone, we don’t know thatYara sent a mysterious boy to save Theon. We do know that a mysterious boy told Theon that he was sent by Yara to save him which is a big difference.

  6. Lucas
    Posted April 8, 2013 at 3:47 pm | Permalink

    I like her recaps, and I know wargs are also called skinchangers, but they don’t “change their shape”. Makes them sound like lycanthropes. They “enter” the minds of others (animals and such) and dominate them.

  7. Lucas
    Posted April 8, 2013 at 3:48 pm | Permalink

    Brendan,

    Well as a viewer, we’re to interpret it as such. We’re not supposed to have advanced knowledge. :)

  8. Matt
    Posted April 8, 2013 at 3:54 pm | Permalink

    Lucas,

    Yeah her recaps are kind of like “for non-book readers”, if that makes sense.

    I tend to find it funny that the things Simone leaves out of her reviews (in this case the god-awful Tyrion/Shae scene) are generally things that I didn’t like either. I guess she just likes her reviews to be kept upbeat and positive, so that’s what she focuses on.

  9. Adria
    Posted April 8, 2013 at 3:56 pm | Permalink

    Lucas

    I think Brendan’s point is that not all viewers would assume the mysetrious boy was telling the truth. Some might be suspicious and wait for confirmation, since we never saw Yara send this guy.

  10. John-Michael
    Posted April 8, 2013 at 3:58 pm | Permalink

    Who’s more intimidating? Brienne by far. Going out for a beer after work with the Kingslayer would be awesome, but umm, Brienne…. yeah no.

  11. Brendan
    Posted April 8, 2013 at 3:58 pm | Permalink

    Lucas,

    Well we do not KNOW that Yara sent him, only that he claims to have been sent by her. If all the characters’ claims were taken as truths the show would be one huge paradox. Just thought I would be the guy to correct Simone’s error. I am jealous of her job so if she messes up I’m gonna make sure it is known, lol.

  12. Adria
    Posted April 8, 2013 at 4:00 pm | Permalink

    Matt: Yeah her recaps are kind of like “for non-book readers”, if that makes sense.

    Sometimes her recaps seem like tey’re for non-show watchers. I mean really, wargs change their shape?! Did she watch the episode? There was no shape changing. The Orell scene showed what wargs do. And she’s supposed to have read the books, so really no excuse.

  13. Brendan
    Posted April 8, 2013 at 4:00 pm | Permalink

    Adria,

    Exactly, never assume anything and trust nobody in GRRM’s world.

  14. Adria
    Posted April 8, 2013 at 4:05 pm | Permalink

    Brienne was definitely more intimidating in ths one. Jaime was looking a little tuckered out towards the end of the fight (too much time spent in captivity) whereas Brienne looked like she wasn’t even having to try. Loved her last one handed blow without even looking.

  15. Ours is the Fury
    Posted April 8, 2013 at 4:06 pm | Permalink

    Brendan,

    It’s not an error. As far as the audience knows, the Boy is telling the truth. Only they will now know that he isn’t, if they read your comment.

  16. Adria
    Posted April 8, 2013 at 4:09 pm | Permalink

    Ours is the Fury: As far as the audience knows, the Boy is telling the truth.

    Why would the audience assume anyone in this show is telling the truth? I get that Simone is trying to keep the secret surprise reveal hidden for no book readers, but I don’t think she did it well here. She could have just said a mysterious boy appears claiming to be sent by Yara. Saying he was sent by Yara implies there was actually a scene with Yara sending him. There wasn’t.

    Sorry for multiple edits.

  17. HBO CEO of Tits
    Posted April 8, 2013 at 4:23 pm | Permalink

    Don’t really like her as a reviewer but she has some redeeming qualities: she likes my favourite character(Jaime). That and her cheeckbones

  18. Mike Chair
    Posted April 8, 2013 at 4:23 pm | Permalink

    Adria: Bran can change his shape?!!! wtf

    Yeah, that was a big swing and a miss.

  19. Joe
    Posted April 8, 2013 at 4:53 pm | Permalink

    I may have a face meant for Radio, but I believe Simone is the Maven for me.

  20. Lucas
    Posted April 8, 2013 at 5:04 pm | Permalink

    Yeah I can forgive Simone her syntax errors and such because, well…

    I’m forgiving. :) Also, my favorite part in the whole episode was Arya channeling her inner Hit Girl, “Keep walking or I’ll kill you.” She’s so adorable!

  21. Brendan
    Posted April 8, 2013 at 5:28 pm | Permalink

    Ours is the Fury,

    They will not know anything other than what exactly happened in the scene. A boy told Theon that he was sent by his sister to save him. This is not an explicit fact, only what one character tells another character. It is not necessarily true or false as far as the show goes, that much is yet to be seen. Any fan that has watched all along knows that it is prudent to be skeptical of any characters, especially brand new ones. It’s not a spoiler to point out the fact that it is not a confirmed truth. Simone said it as if it was a known truth so I simply corrected her premature assumption.

  22. Brendan
    Posted April 8, 2013 at 5:31 pm | Permalink

    Adria,

    Someone comprehends! Hooray! I know I am nitpicking but I need something to do to help me pass the time until Sunday.

  23. zaprowsdower
    Posted April 8, 2013 at 5:32 pm | Permalink

    I echo the “No no no no no no” about that warg explanation. Especially since it was made explicitly clear that Orell was not changing his shape. Love the rest of the recap though.

  24. Michael J
    Posted April 8, 2013 at 5:37 pm | Permalink

    The few recaps I’ve read say this episode was the slowest of the first 4, and if that’s the case, we’re in for it!! Because I wasn’t bored at all. This was great TV. Laughs from wise cracking grandmas, eat drink & be merry red priests, an arrogant archer named Anguy, and a punchy malnourished Kingslayer. We had a some weird with the creepy warg introduction beyond the wall and the Reed siblings. Theon got some comeuppance, Margery is flirting with Joffrey by ANY MEANS NECESSARY, an arrow almost landed on Hot Pie, Roose cockblocked the King in the North AGAIN, and oh yeah, another epic sword fight on probably the coolest medieval bridge in a forrest ever. I’m also not buying all the book first critics hating on that Catalyn scene. I totally believe book Catalyn would have done that, and on a serious note, its a brilliantly atypical way of showing her grief process, which could have been unbearable on any other show (cough THE KILLING!). So I’m pumped if that was “the worst episode” of the first 4.

    PS… Yeah. Brienne dominated that fight. But for obvious reasons. Jaime needs to recoup for awhile before he’s ready for that match up. Will he ever get the chance again? moohooohahahahahah moohoohahahahahaha muahah moo muah muah…

  25. Lina
    Posted April 8, 2013 at 5:37 pm | Permalink

    Haven’t watched the Daily Raven in a really long time because I never really cared for it. For whatever reason I decided to give this one a go and stopped it two minutes in. I just found the monologue to be loose and rambling, and similar in style/tone to something on E! or Access Hollywood (the background music certainly didn’t help).

    With all due respect, I just don’t think the Raven matches the quality and tone of the rest of WICnet. GOT has become really mainstream, and plenty of media outlets approach the show from such an angle. I always liked that WIC didn’t do this. To me, the rest of the site seems like take-it-or-leave-it Thrones, without trying to add too many bells and whistles. The Daily Raven seems the complete opposite. I think it would be much better with the script tightened and the whole thing toned down.

    I intend all of this respectfully and constructively, and I don’t mean to offend anyone who likes and looks forward to these video reviews. I’m content to just skip over these posts, but I just thought of this feedback and figured you guys are always looking for it (or at least, I hope you are).

  26. MATTHEW
    Posted April 8, 2013 at 5:43 pm | Permalink

    Ours is the Fury: an error. As far as the audience knows, the Boy is telling the truth. Only they will now know that he isn’t, if they read your comment.

    I think most of the audience is smart and won’t necessarily take a conveniently placed floor-scrubber’s word without questioning it. You don’t have to read the books to know that treachery is rampant in this story, and that people are not often who they claim to be.

  27. MATTHEW
    Posted April 8, 2013 at 5:45 pm | Permalink

    Simone did a great job of concisely summing up the episode and posing questions to look out for non-book readers.

    Does anyone else think Simone bears a striking resemblance to Oona Chaplin (as she appears in street clothes, out of Talisa character, I mean)?

  28. feyrband
    Posted April 8, 2013 at 8:25 pm | Permalink

    Complaining about the warg vs shape-changing thing, ok fine. Complaining about someone’s interpretation of whether or not a random character is telling the truth or not, with no basis outside of your own skepticism or gut-feeling, dumb.

  29. Ed
    Posted April 8, 2013 at 9:45 pm | Permalink

    I could watch Simone Boyce all day every day.

    Great recap!

  30. NewJeffCT
    Posted April 8, 2013 at 9:54 pm | Permalink

    Great recap.

    Another great recap from episode 1 that I just found:
    http://www.happyplace.com/22775/game-of-thrones-facebook-recap-season-3-episode-1

  31. brightroar
    Posted April 8, 2013 at 10:05 pm | Permalink

    RAMSAYRAMSAY

  32. Dark Star
    Posted April 8, 2013 at 10:33 pm | Permalink

    Uggh! I am sorry, I just can’t listen to her. Very annoying.

  33. Valdred Dethstorm
    Posted April 8, 2013 at 11:34 pm | Permalink

    Dark Star:
    Uggh! I am sorry, I just can’t listen to her. Very annoying.

    Agreed.

  34. Khal-A-Bunga
    Posted April 8, 2013 at 11:41 pm | Permalink

    Dark Star:
    Uggh! I am sorry, I just can’t listen to her. Very annoying.

    Uh… Good of you to let us know, I guess… Not entirely sure what the point of posts like these are.

    Another solid episode. Thanks to everyone involved for keeping this up. It’s a really cool addition to the site, even if it’s essentially another recap feature.

  35. Kyle Manwoody
    Posted April 9, 2013 at 2:46 pm | Permalink

    Nice job Simone.

    Warg, skinchanger, shape-shifter. It’s all good. A slip of the tongue happens when your job is infront of the camera.

    I look forward to the recap each week.

  36. Ioco73
    Posted April 12, 2013 at 12:23 pm | Permalink

    Thank you Simone for your episode re -cap. Keep up the good work!


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