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Game of Thrones 4.9 notes [Jun. 10th, 2014|12:35 am]
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-So the entire episodes was the battle between the Night’s Watch and the Wildings. Which…made sense that they’d a lot a huge chunk of time to it, it was a pretty big thing in the book too. And for once something centered around Jon Snow didn’t bore me lol.
-“I want to know what it’s like to love someone and have them love you back,” Sam asks. What does Jon say in return? “Did you and Gilly never…?” From Sam’s response and the following exchange it is obvious that I didn’t miscomprehend: did you and Gilly never have sex. ARGH. This irks me to no end. Once again we’ve got a love = sex mentality going on. OMG YOU DON’T NEED TO HAVE SEX TO LOVE SOMEONE AND FOR THEM TO LOVE YOU BACK.
-“Love is the death of duty.” Love that quote! Sounds like something to preface a fic with :)
-The six boys holding the gate, saying their vows in unison – very touching moment.

Sadly, there is only one more episode left in the season :(
On a happier note: Suits comes back on Wednesday! (Although...I'm kinda meh about this whole Mike-isn't-a-lawyer-anymore thing...)

[User Picture]From: ars_belli
2014-06-13 02:33 pm (UTC)
AARGH. Yes! That exchange seemed totally pointless when the writers have just invented the whole Grey Worm and Missandei storyline to illustrate precisely the point that there can be love without sex. (In some ways perhaps, that might be a much healthier relationship too.)

Oooh, yes I loved that "Love is the death of duty" line -- it applies to virtually every character in the story. Now that I think about it, that's almost a summary of the series (along with "Everyone you love dies.")

I wonder if Master Aemon's speech is a clue? Everyone has been so focused on R+L=J (at least in book circles), ignoring the Targaryean (I give up on guessing GRRM's spelling!) dangling right in front of our eyes. IMO it is more satisfying if any "secret T...." characters were Aemon's, rather than produced by a Gary Stu whom we don't even meet. (But uurgh, I really hope we don't get any more of them after Dance!) Perhaps I'm just overanalysing? It would be funny if he had been moping after Lady Olenna though! (Although that might have been just a show thing.)

EEEE, next episode! *chews fingernails* It must be just about impossible for them to live up to everyone's expectations. Then we'll all go into withdrawal for ten months. :D

Edited at 2014-06-13 02:36 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: alley_skywalker
2014-06-13 05:32 pm (UTC)
I have to admit that I sort of loved the Grey Worm/Missandei thing. Even though it was a show-only sort of paring. But then...IDK. To say that it illustrates that you don't need sex to have love is like saying that intercourse is the only legit way to have sex, and they the reason they couldn't have sex (like intercourse-sex) is because they just physically can't...not like that they wouldn't if they could. But I mean, I see what you're getting at. It was a nice offset given the show's/books' general overload of sex.
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