Robb - so they name him King in the North….he’s like 15. I know the ages kind of don’t matter in AGoT, but I just get the feeling he’s got too much going on. And does he go his father’s (overly) honorable route, or does he get devious (which seems like the prudent thing to do in this world)
Arya - so she’s involved with some really shady characters. She’s saved some Northmen, and took Harrenhahl right from underneath the Lannisters. But she’s got Faceless Men on her side (I think) - is that a good thing? Or a debt to be repaid?
Bran (and Rickon) - some wacky stuff going on with him. I think it’s clear that he’s connected with the supernatural somehow. Not sure in what though. Is he a warg? He’s connected to the direwolves for sure. But to what extent?
Sansa - she missing after the riot in King’s Landing. She’s got some dark paths to go down before she finds her true knight.
Catelyn - personally, I think she should have been at Winterfell with her youngest sons all along. But maybe it’s for the best, considering what the a-hole Theon is up to. She’s conflicted, and that’s probably the worst thing to be in AGoT.
NEXT - I’m almost done with A Clash of Kings. I picked up A Storm of Swords at a bookstore the other day, and spoiled something major after stupidly looking at the back cover blurb. Dammit!!!!!
I know I don’t live a hard life compared to the Starks, or the Night’s Watch, or whatever….but let them chase around a 1-year old who can’t go to day care because he has pink eye. I AM EXHAUSTED.
So I’m about 1/2 way done with A Clash of Kings, the second book. I am purposely holding off on watching season 2 until I’m almost done with the book, which should be in the next week. Here is what I THINK is going to happen with the major characters:
- Tyrion - he is playing so many angles, I can’t help but think something is going to catch up to him. Is it his hooker girlfriend? He’s too smart to get played by her, right? Oh boy, it’s happened to every guy.
- Cersei - wow, she really does not like to stray too far from the family, quite literally. She’s being nice right now, and that can’t last. I just don’t ever think she’s going to lose. If pro wrestling ever taught me anything, it’s that an air of invincibility makes for the best villains.
- Joffrey - damn Internet - I accidentally stumbled upon a spoiler. I’m happy, I guess, about what it is, but I’m bummed that I found out. Let’s just enjoy the road then.
- Jaime - I kind of have some hints from my friend about what happens with him, but nothing specific yet.
- The kids - Tommen and Myrcella are being used as pawns. Let’s see what that means. They are Lannisters, so I’m assuming they are ne’er do wells in the end.
- Tywin - the patriarch, and a jerk. Played by the guy who played Sardo Numpsa in the Golden Child (underrated Eddie Murphy film). Another guy who I can’t see losing. It’s always going to go in his favor, I think.
NEXT - the Starks
#Lannisters #Charles Dance
Lord/King ***** dies??????? Sorcery at the hands of ******? Totally did not see that coming.
That was the second crazy, out of nowhere death that I’ve encountered in AGoT. For some reason, Ned’s didn’t shock me. I think I kind of knew that Ned really had no way out, other than some sort of crazy, unbelievable rescue. But if that would have happened, the stark (sorry) realism of AGoT would really have gone out the window. These people are literally playing life and death games… you win or you die, as Cersei says.
So I totally expected the “good” guys to marshal the forces under this dead guy’s in some way. But that’s not happening.
My next post - what I think is going to happen with all the major characters (that are still left).
So I came across the show via HBO’s promos, and its excellent reputation for producing shows (horse-killing notwithstanding). But I came across the books via my friend Therese.
An excellent person and fine work comrade, Therese is my go-to person for pop culture musings. When I came to work one day raving about how much I love AGoT (the proper acronym!!!), she recommended reading the books. She even lent me the first two (A Game of Thrones and A Clash of Kings). I’m a sucker for source materials. The books really do fill in the cracks. There are so many characters that it’s really not easy to keep track. But the books definitely help (they usually do).
But here’s the thing - Therese has read seven of the five books. So I can’t talk to her about the show/books for fear of SPOILERS. If she spoiled anything for me, it would probably end our friendship (jk T-Rex……maybe). So what I do is sort of a rolling update - here’s what happened on the show/here’s where I’m at in the book, here’s what I THINK is happening. Therese is on a strict “no reaction” policy in our conversations. But I need an outlet, I need some place to spew my AGoT theories. Hence, A Song of Fed and Ice - let’s see how right or wrong I am.