I forgot to mention my big complaint for the episode - the unbelievably clunky kennel fight. Ramsay goes at armored Viking soldiers without even a shirt on and doesn't get a scratch, then pulls a key out of his ass. The two sides fight, each lose half their men, then end up completely separated for another go round. In a very narrow area, Asha (aka Yara) is by Theon and her side manages to fight Ramsay's side such that they trade places. Ramsay pulls out his key and poses with it, but no one quickly goes at him or tosses one of those throwing axes from the earlier part on the ramparts. Ramsay releases his hounds about ten feet from Asha and company, but they teleport to their boats and put them in the water without the dogs catching them.
Lazy, lazy, lazy. I guess the episode needed some violence, but that was embarrassing. Make a bigger set and stage the battle so it makes sense.
How about: Asha and company break in, kill the guards in the room for some action. Asha talks to Theon. Theon screams for help, alerting Ramsay. Ramsay shows up, thinks of calling for help, but there is just one Ironborn between him and where the big cage of dogs is. Ramsay kills the guy so we see that Ramsay can fight, then he quickly releases his dogs, who kill an Ironborn or two that ran over to try to stop Ramsay. Asha and the survivors have enough room to go through a door and close it just before the dogs get them (or maybe one gets run down). Outside, they flee the building. The first dog to come out after them gets killed by one of the archers who stayed with the boat, so Ramsay calls the others back and the Ironborn escape.
Two things that I'm trying to remember from old episodes. First, the last time Tyrion wanted a trial by combat, wasn't his first choice actually Jaimie? Second, I remember Tyrion telling a story about how he fell in love with a woman and found out later his dad paid her off. Is that what happened with Shae or am I reading too much into it?
JD, I always think of The Golden Child and Last Action Hero when I think of Charles Dance. The highlight of both movies.
Tyrion did fall in love with a woman named Tysha and they were married for a few weeks. He had rescued her from an attempted rape. After they were married, Jaime confessed she was a prostitute and he had set the whole thing up. Tywin then had his guards rape Tysha while Tyrion was forced to watch....so not quite the same situation as Tyrion and Shae.
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