I am thinking that anybody could probably outrun giant armor guy...
Is it just me, or was this not a typical episode 9 (and neither was 8). Are they saving it for 10 this time??
I'm tempted to say they are focusing on fan service now, but this late in the story a lot of fan theories will either be proven right or wrong and would fall into the fan service camp.
Deadline is reporting the five principal actors (Dinklage, Harington, Headey, Clarke and Coster-Waldau) will be receiving $500k each per episode for season *8*. They speculate that may lead to shorter seasons, but I'm not sold on that part. SFX budget will have to be huge to meet expectations for the WW/dragon battles to come. All this could mean that the cast will need to be pared down some to keep costs under control, which would start with some surprise deaths in ep 10 this season. Gotta end it on a cliff hanger, after all.
Ya i totally get that. It's why I loved the books.
Wasn't hooked until Ned Stark died!
Maybe Rickon is the bittersweet "price we paid" and maybe this price was smaller than we may have come to expect given all the times Martin and the show took the wind out of our sails.
This won't be all that far off for the balance Martin himself was planning the strike in the books, in the major notes both stories will align, for the most part. And if you think about things like Ned and the fall of Winterfell, Red Wedding, all the peripheral affronts like the slaughter of all the Stark footmen in King's Landing, the death of nearly every direwolf, Hodor - I could go on, but maybe it's about time things aren't like, horribly bleak and upsetting.
Don't forget though we do have one more episode, plenty of time to cut us down a notch or two!
Can't believe Cineplex is not airing the season finale this year. For the last 2 seasons they showed both Episodes 9 and 10 to fans in the movie theatre. This year there is absolutely no word on them broadcasting the finale. The last episode was absolutely epic and it truly would have been almost mindblowing to have been able to see that on the big screen. You suck CINEPLEX!!!