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It’s finally over.  For now.  Last night was the season 2 finale of Game of Thrones and boy was it amazing.  The episode itself was beautiful and the contrast of set pieces provided an amazing adventure as we traveled nearly all around Westeros wrapping up and cliff hanging every major player.  While some resolutions were met, other conflicts continue as we wrapped up the second season.  I’ve said this many times before, HBO’s Game of Thrones delivers the story it needs to very well, but many book readers like myself can do nothing else but compare George R.R. Martin’s masterful writing and execution.  While the show had an excellent representation of the show, there can’t be nothing else but a small sour taste when some of my favorite and most memorable scenes in the books were watered down here.  Read below to get the gist of what happened on the very busy episode of Game of Thrones.

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I can’t believe how fast these past 8 weeks have gone and how far we’ve advanced in Game of Thrones.  The big battle is up next, and most of the pieces are lining up in their final positions.  It’s interesting how the producers have taken things so far as they’re including tidbits of the third book/season in the episodes so far.  I wouldn’t say a lot happened this episode except that some characters are walking to new places seeing as the finale is right around the corner.  This marks the first time in a while where we’ve seen most if not all of the major storylines, which might explain why so little was actually done.  But by far my favorite part included the beautiful Talisa, but we’ll get into all of that below.  Obvious spoilers.

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Game of Thrones is getting a little crazy and is tweaking my interest.  Not the traditional type of crazy or interest tweaking, where there are babies being slain in the street or rat torture devices being strapped to people’s chest, but rather the type of I’m not entirely sure on how to follow what’s going to happen.  Now I’ve read the books and I know all the plot follow ups with last night’s many cliff hangers, but the way they’re executed leaves a sense of interpretation that will genuinely surprise me when I see them seen through.  I suppose this is good to keep the book readers some-what on their toes and the non-book readers a traditional sense of ‘the sh!t is really hitting the roof.’

Overall, last night’s episode was fairly cliffhanging albeit resolutionless.  To me, this season has been extremely resolutionless at many points, primarily because of the way the show jumps around so much that the individual stories will be requiring 8 episodes to finish up.  Regardless, the shows shining moment is the glorious return of Nikolaj Coster-Waldau’s Jaime Lannister after only being seen in episode one.  His classic [even wisdomous] snark replaces the hole felt with a lack of Tyrion and carried much of the show’s heart despite being depicted as one of the more villainous characters.  I’ll get into how he defines the shades of gray Game of Thrones installs in all its characters, Dany’s Dragons, and how little Jon Snow knows in the posts below.  Be free to discuss with me, but keep book spoilers to yourself!

**This symbol means that the following passage adheres to the following: [This doesn’t happen in the book, so I’m thoroughly interested in what will occur].  Trust me, it happened quite a bit this episode.

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