TV Talk Talk about Shows on TV

Game of Thrones (S7E05) -- "Eastwatch" -- 8/13/17

Old 08-13-17, 09:34 PM
  #26  
DVD Talk Hero
 
jfoobar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Posts: 37,708
Re: Game of Thrones (S7E05) -- "Eastwatch" -- 8/13/17

So the great war for the seven kingdoms that the audience thought they were getting is already over (at least for now) and the master plan is to capture a wight and bring it to Cersei in order to convince her to help in some way? In fact, this idea is so compelling that Tyrion smuggles himself into King's Landing on a mission with a high probability of ending in his death to...what, grease the diplomatic skids before they even have a wight? The King of the North leads a small, merry band on this mission himself that conveniently includes the Brotherhood and a handful of nameless Star Trek red shirts who are sure to die.

Yeah, this show continues to be entertaining but this writing is just getting awful.
jfoobar is offline  
Old 08-13-17, 09:34 PM
  #27  
DVD Talk Hall of Fame
 
Obey The D's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: Northern NJ
Posts: 8,620
Re: Game of Thrones (S7E05) -- "Eastwatch" -- 8/13/17

Originally Posted by Groucho View Post
Nothing happened in this episode! There was no action or whatever.
Waiting for someone to take you seriously on this one.
Obey The D is offline  
Old 08-13-17, 09:40 PM
  #28  
DVD Talk Hero
 
jfoobar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Posts: 37,708
Re: Game of Thrones (S7E05) -- "Eastwatch" -- 8/13/17

Originally Posted by majorjoe23 View Post
"I thought you might still be rowing."

Is the Onion Knight a DVDtalk member?
More like a Redditor. That joke has been a staple on /r/gameofthrones for a couple of years now. That said, it is amusing that they paid homage to it.
jfoobar is offline  
Old 08-13-17, 09:46 PM
  #29  
DVD Talk Ultimate Edition
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Unknown
Posts: 4,091
Re: Game of Thrones (S7E05) -- "Eastwatch" -- 8/13/17

I'm not liking the plan to have a cease fire with Cersei. Tyrion knows her way too well to think that would work. I hope there is more to their plan, otherwise this seems like a big misstep story wise. Still enjoyed the episode and loved seeing a Baratheon swing the hammer around. Hard to beat last week's episode (which imo was the best hour of television I've ever watched), but lots a good pieces falling in to place in this one.
dave-o is offline  
Old 08-13-17, 10:21 PM
  #30  
DVD Talk Gold Edition
 
Join Date: May 2002
Posts: 2,668
Re: Game of Thrones (S7E05) -- "Eastwatch" -- 8/13/17

Originally Posted by jfoobar View Post
So the great war for the seven kingdoms that the audience thought they were getting is already over (at least for now) and the master plan is to capture a wight and bring it to Cersei in order to convince her to help in some way? In fact, this idea is so compelling that Tyrion smuggles himself into King's Landing on a mission with a high probability of ending in his death to...what, grease the diplomatic skids before they even have a wight? The King of the North leads a small, merry band on this mission himself that conveniently includes the Brotherhood and a handful of nameless Star Trek red shirts who are sure to die.

Yeah, this show continues to be entertaining but this writing is just getting awful.
I thought it is really dumb too. I guess the only payoff would be
Spoiler:
if Cersei decide to join the army of the dead and become a white walker after realizing she will never win. It fits in with her line "rather die fighting"
Lastblade is offline  
Old 08-13-17, 10:47 PM
  #31  
MrX
DVD Talk Legend
 
MrX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Chicago
Posts: 24,768
Re: Game of Thrones (S7E05) -- "Eastwatch" -- 8/13/17

Originally Posted by Nefarious View Post
Yeah and it will end up being Gilly or whatever her name is that brings it up at some point, no doubt. She'll remember having read it or something. Maybe she'll confirm it after Bran does his 3-eyed Raven about it and talks about what a beautiful day it was.
Sam gave the book to the kid so I guess it was packed up and taken with his stuff when they left.
MrX is offline  
Old 08-13-17, 10:52 PM
  #32  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Pa
Posts: 11,829
Re: Game of Thrones (S7E05) -- "Eastwatch" -- 8/13/17

Originally Posted by MrX View Post
Sam gave the book to the kid so I guess it was packed up and taken with his stuff when they left.
It only mentioned Rhaegar Targaryen married "someone else" in secret. It is possible that those scrolls Sam took might have more information.
DthRdrX is offline  
Old 08-13-17, 10:54 PM
  #33  
DVD Talk Ultimate Edition
 
lwhy?'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Nashville and Crossville, TN
Posts: 4,427
Re: Game of Thrones (S7E05) -- "Eastwatch" -- 8/13/17

I just finished the episode. I thought it was a bit odd that they went medieval Ocean's 11. A band of misfits going beyond the wall to steal a wight from The Night King. I thought that was kind of a waste of plot/episodes with so few episodes left... Maybe it will be well done and change my thoughts on it.
lwhy? is offline  
Old 08-13-17, 10:57 PM
  #34  
DVD Talk Platinum Edition
 
Tom Banjo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Auburn, AL
Posts: 3,489
Re: Game of Thrones (S7E05) -- "Eastwatch" -- 8/13/17

My only complaint is how Jamie and Bronn's armor somehow managed to become buoyant in water between episodes.
Tom Banjo is offline  
Old 08-13-17, 10:59 PM
  #35  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Pa
Posts: 11,829
Re: Game of Thrones (S7E05) -- "Eastwatch" -- 8/13/17

Originally Posted by Tom Banjo View Post
My only complaint is how Jamie and Bronn's armor somehow managed to become buoyant in water between episodes.
How about that mountain next to the lake that was blocking the entire army from spotting them.
DthRdrX is offline  
Old 08-13-17, 11:16 PM
  #36  
DVD Talk Hero
 
slop101's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: So. Cal.
Posts: 39,367
Re: Game of Thrones (S7E05) -- "Eastwatch" -- 8/13/17

Originally Posted by Groucho View Post
Nothing happened in this episode! There was no action or whatever.
I think you meant to post this in a Sopranos thread.

But yeah, their plan on bringing "proof" to Cersi is dumb. I'm sure some cool story beats will come out of it (like the teamup going north of the wall), but on the surface, it's not a plan I believe these people would come up with.
slop101 is offline  
Old 08-13-17, 11:28 PM
  #37  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Pa
Posts: 11,829
Re: Game of Thrones (S7E05) -- "Eastwatch" -- 8/13/17

I like how she told Jaime nothing happens in King's Landing without her knowing about it, then they go to Gendry who has obviously been there awhile.
DthRdrX is offline  
Old 08-13-17, 11:28 PM
  #38  
DVD Talk Hall of Fame
 
andicus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Canada
Posts: 7,605
Re: Game of Thrones (S7E05) -- "Eastwatch" -- 8/13/17

Damn! i knew Kevin Eldon wasn't making it out of there, alive.

I really enjoyed this episode. Sucks that there are only 2 more.

Is Cersei really going to make Jaime punish Bronn?
andicus is offline  
Old 08-13-17, 11:58 PM
  #39  
DVD Talk Hero
 
Why So Blu?'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 29,827
Re: Game of Thrones (S7E05) -- "Eastwatch" -- 8/13/17

Originally Posted by Dr. DVD View Post
Well, we didn't get much action, but we did get a lot of threads and characters coming together. This is obviously meant as an homage to Fellowship of the Ring, albeit a dysfunctional one.


Gotta love Littlefinger being Littlefinger.

Indeed. And next week the fire sword will get some action!
Why So Blu? is offline  
Old 08-14-17, 12:14 AM
  #40  
DVD Talk Hero
 
Why So Blu?'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 29,827
Re: Game of Thrones (S7E05) -- "Eastwatch" -- 8/13/17

And there goes Dickon and his father -- reduced to ashes. That was pretty cool. Gendry wielding that hammer on dude's heads and faces was fantastic, as well.

Keep in mind that Cersei is pregnant, so....
Why So Blu? is offline  
Old 08-14-17, 12:27 AM
  #41  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
Baron Of Hell's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Seattle and sometimes hell
Posts: 5,902
Re: Game of Thrones (S7E05) -- "Eastwatch" -- 8/13/17

I thought Dany's hair was wrapping around her body for a moment. I was all kinds of confused.
Baron Of Hell is offline  
Old 08-14-17, 12:27 AM
  #42  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 867
Re: Game of Thrones (S7E05) -- "Eastwatch" -- 8/13/17

Originally Posted by outcastja View Post
Damn, Jon is no bastard after-all with Rhaegar and Lyanna getting married. He's legit the heir to the Iron Throne. Probably the biggest revelation of the episode and it was a throwaway line.
He may be the legitimate son, but is he the current proper heir? He died which would put Dany in line to the throne. If he was dead long enough for him to consider his oath to the Night's Watch fulfilled, was he dead long for the next person in line to have claim to the throne?
Jcheckel is offline  
Old 08-14-17, 12:33 AM
  #43  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
mwbmis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Land of Lincoln
Posts: 5,430
Re: Game of Thrones (S7E05) -- "Eastwatch" -- 8/13/17

Originally Posted by DthRdrX View Post
It only mentioned Rhaegar Targaryen married "someone else" in secret. It is possible that those scrolls Sam took might have more information.
To be fair, Sam cut Gilly off mid-sentence.
mwbmis is offline  
Old 08-14-17, 12:38 AM
  #44  
DVD Talk Hero
 
Decker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 1999
Location: Vegas, Baby!
Posts: 42,847
Re: Game of Thrones (S7E05) -- "Eastwatch" -- 8/13/17

Jorah is gone for years, then shows up to interrupt Dany asking Jon about the knife in his heart comment. Your timing sucks Ser Jorah!
Decker is offline  
Old 08-14-17, 12:51 AM
  #45  
DVD Talk Hero
 
Josh-da-man's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: The Bible Belt
Posts: 30,507
Re: Game of Thrones (S7E05) -- "Eastwatch" -- 8/13/17

Originally Posted by Groucho View Post
Nothing happened in this episode! There was no action or whatever.
There was the Tarly family barbecue.
Josh-da-man is offline  
Old 08-14-17, 12:55 AM
  #46  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: Somewhere in the boonies, MA
Posts: 7,356
Re: Game of Thrones (S7E05) -- "Eastwatch" -- 8/13/17

I assume Sam is going to meet Dany at some point? That should be interesting...
Eric F is offline  
Old 08-14-17, 02:10 AM
  #47  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
mwbmis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Land of Lincoln
Posts: 5,430
Re: Game of Thrones (S7E05) -- "Eastwatch" -- 8/13/17

I guessing it won't take Sam an entire season to get to Castle Black or wherever he's going. I forget; has Sam met Arya before or was that just in the book.
mwbmis is offline  
Old 08-14-17, 02:13 AM
  #48  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Pa
Posts: 11,829
Re: Game of Thrones (S7E05) -- "Eastwatch" -- 8/13/17

DthRdrX is offline  
Old 08-14-17, 03:01 AM
  #49  
DVD Talk Special Edition
 
actionjackson29's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Mt. Sterling, Kentucky
Posts: 1,132
Re: Game of Thrones (S7E05) -- "Eastwatch" -- 8/13/17

Originally Posted by DthRdrX View Post
The Magnificent Seven or Seven Samurai or whatever.
actionjackson29 is offline  
Old 08-14-17, 03:49 AM
  #50  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: MS
Posts: 804
Re: Game of Thrones (S7E05) -- "Eastwatch" -- 8/13/17

omg! ghost got a mention!
phantom_azazel is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.