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Game of Owns: Weasel Soup

Episode 164 – Weasel Soup

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ACOK Chapter 47: Arya IX
A girl must give a man a name, and a show must discover another monumental deviance from a book to the television series.

 

 

Discussion Topics
Peace and tarts
Big changes from the show
Capturing Harrenhal
Stupid Gendry..
She gives a man his name
Jaqen’s minions
Owns of the Chapter
A look to the future

5 Comments

  • I prefered the book here – also when arya later kills to escape (instead of making jaqenh’ghar kill for her) is crucial to her character development (moving it back to s3 e10 is better than not having it at all but I still find it a little bit too late)

  • Ser Davos Seaworth:
    I prefered the book here – also when arya later kills to escape (instead of making jaqenh’ghar kill for her) is crucial to her character development (moving it back to s3 e10 is better than not having it at all but I still find it a little bit too late)

    Definitely. Arya became a killing machine with that first name uttered to Jaqen….and some say even before that (in her head) as she created/recited her “hit list.” Every subsequent major event associated with her, including her planned execution of the Harrenhal guard during the escape, her interaction with the BwB, and especially her time with the Hound (can’t wait for the Needle retrieval scene!), just emphasizes her maturing taste for revenge and blood. She is a dark poisonous butterfly emerging from its cocoon. Getting to the Braavos HoB&W and learning to be an assassin seems a natural character progression after these chapters.

  • I was never absolutely convinced Vargo Hoat was going to follow through with actually releasing the Northmen. It might have been that he agreed to the deal, but never intended to follow through, and Arya/Jaquen/Rorge/Biter’s intervention forced his hand. I don’t have any evidence to support either possibility, and I in fact find the uncertainty makes it all that much more interesting. Thoughts?