Game of Thrones got a little twisted this week

Game of Thrones got a little twisted this week  

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We got peek into Robert and Cersei’s awesomely dysfunctional marriage, which the show’s creators had a few comments on. And our friends running @GameofThrones said that Twitter lit up like the Spear Tower after Theon Greyjoy unexpectedly released his Kraken.??In other bedroom news, the TV versions of Lord Renly Baratheon and Ser Loras Tyrell are officially an item, a relationship that was only alluded to in George R.R. Martin’s books. The Star-Ledger was quick to identify Loras as “the Justin Bieber of Westeros,” and Mo Ryan nailed down the now indisputable fact that “Sansa really, really does not know how to pick boyfriends.”??• What was your favorite scene from this week’s episode???• Are Robert and Cersei more alike than we might have guessed???• Is Varys actually someone who should be trusted???A NOTE ON SPOILERS: In the comments, please avoid mentioning or alluding to any events from the ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’ books that haven’t occurred on the television series. All the fans experiencing this story for the first time will appreciate it!We had a little talk about bad parenting last week, and even though Cersei caught a slight break in this Mother’s Day installment of ‘Game of Thrones,’ it appears the Seven Kingdoms host more daddy issues than an emo festival.??Cowardly and portly Samwell Tarly arrived at the Wall with a story worth sobbing over: His father told him to either join the Night’s Watch or saddle up for the ol’ Gary Busey hunting trip. Then Theon Greyjoy – whose dad’s ill-advised rebellion landed the boy as political prisoner before he’d even lost all his baby teeth – got called out on his Stockholm syndrome by Tyrion Lannister (whose old man isn’t exactly Mike Brady either). But at least Dany had a moment of victory, finally standing up to her pipsqueak brother and smacking him in the face with a Dothraki fashion accessory. And just in case you’re the single person on Earth who has doubts whether Viserys deserved it, actor Harry Lloyd gave this glimpse into the mind of the character he’s turned into a front-runner for “Creepiest Guy in Westeros.”??’Cripples, Bastards, and Broken Things’ also happens to be written by Bryan Cogman, the show’s story editor, who posts on MGOT when he’s not busy writing episodes and keeping the sprawling back story of ‘Thrones’ straight. So it’s no surprise that he knew the bannermen of Riverrun by heart and worked in a bit of the Targaryen family history to boot. And for those of you who’ve been clamoring to see Ghost in action – now you know who to beg for more.?On a recent trip to New York City, author George R.R. Martin stopped by the HBO Shop for a visit. While his wife Parris raided the shelves for charity-auction items, George shared his thoughts on the season so far:??What has stood out to you about the first few episodes???”The kids were a particular revelation, and they were very hard to find. It’s hard to find a good kid actor. If you stop and think about it, 95 percent of them are in sitcoms, and all they have to do is be cute and get off little zinging one-liners that put the adults in their place. Our kids have to carry serious dramatic weight. A lot of the power and the drama of the show rests on the shoulders of the Stark children. The scene in which Ned discovers Arya in her chambers is great. She’s just an amazing talent. Her audition was a scene that’s not in the show. But all of the Aryas and all of the Sansas read a scene that David and Dan had written. I’d watched that scene a hundred times before I saw Maisie’s take on it, and she was just so alive. The expressions on her face … It was Arya, coming alive.”??Now that you’re writing books you know will be adapted into TV, does that change the way you look at the story???”I hope not. I think inevitably on some level it may, but I’m fighting consciously against it. You know, I’m the author of the books, and David and Dan are doing the show. I don’t ever want to find myself thinking, ‘How are they ever going to produce that? I’d better not put that in.’ Because that would be shortchanging the readers of the books.”??Is that a warning to David and Dan???”I’ve already warned them. This first season was quite a challenge, but the books keep on getting bigger and bigger. They’re getting their revenge on the Blackwater [a fabulously complex battle in the second book] though – they’ve told me I have to write that for the second season.”??How does it feel to have the latest book, ‘A Dance with Dragons,’ finished???”We officially decided it was finished when I met with my editor here in New York. We went out and had lunch and a nice dinner, but I’ll catch up on the celebrating later. I’ve still got some more books to write. It’s nice to have this one done because it’s been so late and so tough – but there’s another one already beckoning. “

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