The Daily Raven: Season 3 Ep. 4 Recap
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Simone Boyce is here to break down “And Now His Watch Is Ended” and give her thoughts on the epic and exciting episode in this week’s installment of The Daily Raven.


47 Comments

  1. kindly man
    Posted April 23, 2013 at 12:00 pm | Permalink

    Hodor

  2. House Clegane
    Posted April 23, 2013 at 12:04 pm | Permalink

    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

  3. Chris
    Posted April 23, 2013 at 12:19 pm | Permalink

    Will the bastard of Bolton be revealed before the end of the season? thoughts?

  4. Dickon Manwoody
    Posted April 23, 2013 at 12:36 pm | Permalink

    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.

  5. anonymous
    Posted April 23, 2013 at 12:50 pm | Permalink

    Dickon Manwoody,

    Couldn’t agree more! There should also been a mention of Guest Right at Craster’s keep considering the RW is coming…

  6. sigue leyendo
    Posted April 23, 2013 at 1:00 pm | Permalink

    Very nice recap, like always.

  7. Faz
    Posted April 23, 2013 at 1:03 pm | Permalink

    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!!!!

  8. House Clegane
    Posted April 23, 2013 at 1:04 pm | Permalink

    @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.

  9. Jen
    Posted April 23, 2013 at 1:23 pm | Permalink

    Chris,

    Probably either right before or right after (or during?) the RW

  10. Baihu1983
    Posted April 23, 2013 at 1:26 pm | Permalink

    Going to miss that old Bear.

  11. Matt
    Posted April 23, 2013 at 2:19 pm | Permalink

    Faz,

    You need to get over that. EVERYONE calls her Khaleesi. It is known.

  12. Matt
    Posted April 23, 2013 at 2:23 pm | Permalink

    anonymous,

    Pretty sure Mormont starts to mention it but Night’s Watchman cuts him off saying there isn’t any law beyond the Wall.

  13. Bing
    Posted April 23, 2013 at 2:26 pm | Permalink

    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

  14. Mike Chair
    Posted April 23, 2013 at 2:46 pm | Permalink

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

    Simone keeps getting better.

  15. Perkins
    Posted April 23, 2013 at 2:47 pm | Permalink

    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.

  16. Ed
    Posted April 23, 2013 at 2:58 pm | Permalink

    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!!!!

  17. GerB40
    Posted April 23, 2013 at 2:58 pm | Permalink

    8000 ball less robots. Ah Simone you’ve a lovely way of putting things.

  18. Zahel
    Posted April 23, 2013 at 3:08 pm | Permalink

    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!

  19. Bronn the Sellsword
    Posted April 23, 2013 at 3:36 pm | Permalink

    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.

  20. Faz
    Posted April 23, 2013 at 3:42 pm | Permalink

    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

  21. NDC
    Posted April 23, 2013 at 4:13 pm | Permalink

    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.

  22. monsieurxander
    Posted April 23, 2013 at 4:18 pm | Permalink

    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.

  23. Bing
    Posted April 23, 2013 at 4:26 pm | Permalink

    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.

  24. Clob
    Posted April 23, 2013 at 5:25 pm | Permalink

    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? :)

  25. Richard
    Posted April 23, 2013 at 5:50 pm | Permalink

    (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…

  26. zaprowsdower
    Posted April 23, 2013 at 5:59 pm | Permalink

    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.

  27. Ed
    Posted April 23, 2013 at 6:35 pm | Permalink

    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

  28. NDC
    Posted April 23, 2013 at 6:40 pm | Permalink

    I’m on my second reread an I call her Khaleesi

  29. Hassan Madkour
    Posted April 23, 2013 at 7:02 pm | Permalink

    Richard,

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

  30. Shan
    Posted April 23, 2013 at 7:20 pm | Permalink

    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.

  31. kindly man
    Posted April 23, 2013 at 7:20 pm | Permalink

    Do we have a khaleesi gate in the making

  32. NDC
    Posted April 23, 2013 at 7:43 pm | Permalink

    kindly man,

    I think so…

  33. Mike Chair
    Posted April 23, 2013 at 7:52 pm | Permalink

    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.

  34. zaprowsdower
    Posted April 23, 2013 at 8:05 pm | Permalink

    Mike Chair,

    That dude is amazing. Didn’t realize he had a blog. Off to reeeeeally geek out now.

  35. Sally
    Posted April 23, 2013 at 8:08 pm | Permalink

    Bronn the Sellsword,

    Please reach behind you and pull that stick out of your ass.

  36. thupple
    Posted April 23, 2013 at 8:19 pm | Permalink

    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?

  37. Dan
    Posted April 23, 2013 at 9:26 pm | Permalink

    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.

  38. David The Grey
    Posted April 23, 2013 at 10:41 pm | Permalink

    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!

  39. Turncloak
    Posted April 24, 2013 at 12:32 am | Permalink

    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.

  40. Julie
    Posted April 24, 2013 at 1:00 am | Permalink

    Well said.

  41. Dogmayor
    Posted April 24, 2013 at 2:43 am | Permalink

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

  42. Bronn the Sellsword
    Posted April 24, 2013 at 4:57 am | Permalink

    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.

  43. House Farwynd
    Posted April 24, 2013 at 8:21 am | Permalink

    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!”

  44. Matt
    Posted April 24, 2013 at 2:53 pm | Permalink

    Turncloak,

    Not to mention the biggest OMFG moment in Episode 10: Cat’s resurrection

  45. Ed
    Posted April 27, 2013 at 4:06 pm | Permalink

    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.

  46. Scott Glennon
    Posted April 27, 2013 at 6:31 pm | Permalink

    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!

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