Originally Posted by Hawk
Yeah, they made Tywin more likeable on the show this season with Arya than he ever was in the books. I keep telling my wife (watches show but has not read books) what an evil bastard Tywin is, but so far she just doesn't see it.
Ha, well unless they really change or botch the rest of Tywin's story- she'll be seeing it soon enough and cheering for a well placed bolt or two in his gut. Having Tywin and Shae so likable is going to make what's to come even more crazy, IMO.
I liked the change of Dany's story. I imagined the House of the Undying to be more Prophetic like it was in the book. But to be sure, those scenes would have certainly spoiled some things if they were put on the screen. It would have been nice to see Ned, Robert and some of the other dead characters back in the finale along with Drogo, but it's no doubt that Drogo and the baby were going to be her biggest temptation to trap her there. Not to mention that it was just a well done scene. My wife said to me at the beginning of the episode that this season was really missing some "Man-moa." I laughed, knowing that he'd most likely make an appearance, which she definitely enjoyed seeing. The end of her story in the episode was pretty bad ass, IMO. It's got nothing on the slave trader scene that's still to come, but was cool for sure.
Do y'all think they're killing Xaro by placing him in the vault? Not sure how he'd escape this. He's still alive in the book and seems like he's going to play a fairly big part. Or am I misremembering it?
I'm really excited for next season. I can't wait to meet the Tullys, see Barristan again and see the Reeds.