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  • Brilliant episode, felt like a finale really.. Though the NW scene felt rushed. It was well directed but too short. Couldve cut the podrick dialogue and transfered it to the mutiny

  • House Clegane,

    This was my one mild complaint about the episode. I was hoping for the Mormont and Tarly death conversation. Especially the bit about Jorah. Oh well. Rest in Peace Jeor.

  • I wish these reviewers would stop encouraging people to call Dany ‘Khaleesi’, thats literally referring to her as ‘Queen’ all that time, do we do that for Cersei?! No! Plus does she refer to herself as Khaleesi in that epic speech she gave, no she is Danaerys Stormborn of the House Targaryen of the Old Blood of Valyria. Get it right everyone!!!!

  • @Dickon Manwoody
    It definitely would have made LC mormont’s death scene have little more something to it. It just felt quick and gut wrenching.

  • Faz:
    I wish these reviewers would stop encouraging people to call Dany ‘Khaleesi’, thats literally referring to her as ‘Queen’ all that time, do we do that for Cersei?! No! Plus does she refer to herself as Khaleesi in that epic speech she gave, no she is Danaerys Stormborn of the House Targaryen of the Old Blood of Valyria. Get it right everyone!!!!

    holy shit…. WHO CARES. dude cmon

  • A very well presented, entertaining, fact packed, and concise recap.

    Simone keeps getting better.

  • I would have liked the mormont to sam talk” tell my son jorah to take the black etc.”

    Should have been used instead of the pod talk, what is the whole end game of him being a sexual savant? he meets up with brienne down the road, is he going to seduce her? i dont get it right now, its pointless. Great episode otherwise, great score at the end too. great great grrrrreeeat.

  • First World Problems.

    Faz:
    I wish these reviewers would stop encouraging people to call Dany ‘Khaleesi’, thats literally referring to her as ‘Queen’ all that time, do we do that for Cersei?! No! Plus does she refer to herself as Khaleesi in that epic speech she gave, no she is Danaerys Stormborn of the House Targaryen of the Old Blood of Valyria. Get it right everyone!!!!

  • Lying on that bed in the background while talking to the beautiful Simone about GoT for hours…that’d be pure magic (sorry Lord Varys, I know you disagree)…after that, my watch could end as well.
    Nice recap btw!

  • A lot of us do care about what you “Unsullied” (non book readers) call her. That shows you don’t really pay attention to what is being said or who the characters really are. If you would open up the books you would know so much more about this world than what is shown on the screen. You don’t call Jaime Lannister “Kingslayer” when you refer to him. You don’t call Joffery Baratheon “King” when you reference him. Then don’t call Daenareys “Khaleesi” when refering to her. It will make the bond between the non-readers and readers better.

  • Exactly Bronn, thank you for explaining how us book readers feel when referring to a character by her title, which is just stupid. Btw Khaleesi is secondary to her primary title which is Princess Danaerys Targaryen! ;P

  • She called her Khaleesi once…after describing her being s fucking queen. She called her Daenarys before that. In the context of the review, the way she used Khaleesi worked.

  • Bronn the Sellsword,

    Queen of Thorns, The Hound, The Mountain, Kingslayer, Imp, Spider, Old Bear, Bastard of Bolton, Lord of Bones, Damphair…. nope, nobody’s referred to by their title or nickname.

    Really, the only reason people complain about “Khaleesi” is that it’s supported more by the show than the books. Within the context of the show, it just works. Take a step back from the book reader tunnel vision.

  • Bronn the Sellsword:
    A lot of us do care about what you “Unsullied” (non book readers) call her.That shows you don’t really pay attention to what is being said or who the characters really are.If you would open up the books you would know so much more about this world than what is shown on the screen.You don’t call Jaime Lannister “Kingslayer” when you refer to him.You don’t call Joffery Baratheon “King” when you reference him.Then don’t call Daenareys “Khaleesi” when refering to her.It will make the bond between the non-readers and readers better.

    Ok… but you still didn’t answer why you care what people call her? It’s the internet, if you get bent out of shape over what someone is calling a character from a show I suggest you go outside and get some exercise.

  • Zahel: Lying on that bed in the background while talking to the beautiful Simone about GoT for hours…that’d be pure magic (sorry Lord Varys, I know you disagree)…after that, my watch could end as well.Nice recap btw!

    I only read through the comments to see if anyone mentioned the bed. Interesting set, Simone. Perhaps doing some additional filming after this recap? :)

  • (non-book reader) I looked up “Guest Right” on A Wiki of Ice and Fire and oddly enough it doesn’t mention the mutiny at Craster’s Keep as one of the “two infamous instances in the history of the Westeros”. Seems like it would be applicable to CK, wonder why it wasn’t mentioned…

  • Laughing and shaking my head at this Khaleesi arguement. Both readers and non readers call her Khaleesi. It’s nit picky stuff like this that make us book readers look like pretentious jerks.

  • Bing: Ok… but you still didn’t answer why you care what people call her? It’s the internet, if you get bent out of shape over what someone is calling a character from a show I suggest you go outside and get some exercise.

    LOL!!! Heee heeee

  • Hassan Madkour:
    Richard,

    Because beyond the wall its kinda the survival of the fittest, no law is actually binding

    True! There’s also the more mundane reason, which is that something can only be an infamous incident in the history of Westeros if people know it happened. The Rat King thing was a legend that people told to kids, and the *mmph mmph spoiler spoiler mmph* is going to be a big deal that will definitely be on the front page of whatever raven-carried version of the Daily Prophet they have in Westeros. Nobody knows about Craster’s Keep but a couple of Night’s Watchmen, and nobody south of the wall really cares what the Night’s Watch does.

  • Faz: Danaerys Stormborn of the House Targaryen of the Old Blood of Valyria. Get it right everyone!!!!

    Ha. Ha. Actually, she said “Nyke Daenerys Jelmāzmo hen Targārio Lentrot, hen Valyrio Uēpo ānogar iksan. Valyrio muño ēngos ñuhys issa,” which is High Valyrian for ““I am Daenerys Stormborn of the House Targaryen, of the blood of Old Valyria. Valyrian is my mother tongue.”

    The brilliant Mr. David J. Peterson has a blog up about “And Now His Watch Is Ended” and it details the High Valyrian and Astapori Valyrian he created for the episode. It’s a fascinating geek read. For instance, when Dany says, “Zaldrīzes buzdari iksos daor,” — “A dragon is not a slave” — she purposely uses the Astapori word for slave, “buzdari” and not the High Valyrian word, so he knows she knows.

    I figured anybody still commenting about the episode by Tuesday is, like me, geek enough to be into this.

  • I’ve been reading these books for 16 years. For the last 5 years there hasn’t been any particular time that I have not been reading them one way or the other. And I call her Khaleesi.

    To me, it is a term of endearment.

    We “knew her when”, back when she was a slave, and we saw her come into her power as “Khaleesi”. We saw her as Moon-of-my-Life to her beloved Sun-and-Stars.

    I call her Khaleesi when she is breaking my heart. I call her Khaleesi when I am fiercely proud of her.

    It warms my heart to see non-book readers call her Khaleesi, because then I feel like they love her, too.

    Why can’t we all just get along?

  • For those who don’t get all the Pod talk, it’s called adding a bit of comedy. There is no end game to it. Either you found it funny or you didn’t. No reason to over analyse an attempt at comedy that lasted all of 15 seconds.

  • So now we know where Littlefinger procurred his second feather bed from. :-)

    (Well, I’m pretty sure that is not a feather bed, but I wouldn’t put it past Simone’s sense of humor…)

    Enjoyable recap, as always!

  • I think Simone might be right, each episode from now on can have a holy shit moment.
    Episode 5: The Hound vs Beric. Beric’s resurrection
    Episode 6: Sam the slayer
    Episode 7: Brienne/Jaime vs Bear
    Episode 8: Coldhands reveal. Queenscrown scene
    Episode 9: The RW!
    Episode 10: Conquering of Yunkai. Nights watch vs Wildlings skirmish. Jon lights the stairs on fire/Ygritte’s death. Arya stabs Polliver and reclaims Needle at the Inn at the cross roads.

  • Non-bookreaders call Daenerys Khaleesi because they think that it’s her name. And yes, I find it highly annoying.

  • Well out of the 3 discussion groups that I am in with over 500 people that have all read the books, not a single person has ever called Daenaryes “Khaleesi”. In fact all her Point of View chapters are named Daenaryes, that should give you people a hint that is her real name not a title she aquired after she got married to Khal Drogo. And you don’t need to tell me to go outside because I am probably in better shape than you are.

  • Whoa there, fellow!

    If Jorah can call her Khaleesi 10 times per scene, I think it’s OK others do too…

    Btw, Simone’s bed… “Seduce away!”

  • I would be thrilled if this is how it works out.

    Turncloak:
    I think Simone might be right, each episode from now on can have a holy shit moment.
    Episode 5: The Hound vs Beric. Beric’s resurrection
    Episode 6: Sam the slayer
    Episode 7: Brienne/Jaime vs Bear
    Episode 8: Coldhands reveal. Queenscrown scene
    Episode 9: The RW!
    Episode 10: Conquering of Yunkai. Nights watch vs Wildlings skirmish. Jon lights the stairs on fire/Ygritte’s death. Arya stabs Polliver and reclaims Needle at the Inn at the cross roads.

  • The more fans the merrier, I say. Call her Khaleesi, if that floats your boat. That argument is pointless. One of the cool things about this story is that each character has two or three ways they can be referenced (title, surname, nickname) depending on which character is speaking and when. It’s a beautiful complication.
    ..And yeah, Simone, what’s with the bed?…..not that I’m complaining….:-)

    For Winterfell!