Yara reads a letter. The ironborn scale the Dreadfort and knock out the guards. They move to rescue Theon. Yara executes her prisoner and tries to save Theon. Theon screams he's Reek and doesn't want to leave. Shirtless Ramsay shows up and fights some ironborn. He then releases dogs on Yara and her men, forcing them to retreat to their landing ships.
Water Gardens "Dornish Climax" 5.06 - (6min 30 sec)
Trystane and Myrcella kiss. Tryst wants to marry her meow. Areo defends his axe-glaive skills and places his men into a 3-4 Prevent formation. Jaime and Bronn approach the Water Gardens. The Sandsnakes prep for the showdown. Jaime sees Myrcella. Jaime meets Trystane. Trystane notices blood. Bronn slaps him silly. The Sand Snakes attack. Playground fight scene ensues. Areo stands in and makes everyone chill the fuck out. Obara wants everyone to know there really is an I in Team. Ellaria is captured at Sand Snake HQ.
Last Edit: May 18, 2015 14:40:16 GMT by AdmiralKyrd: Grammar: Twas falling asleep when I wrote these.
Post by ladystoneboobs on May 18, 2015 9:17:41 GMT
I think the Dornish scene sucked but it wins for not having the misleading build-up that Yara's mission got in 3.10. The unspoiled audience was tricked into thinking her Dreadfort invasion would actually pay off, but I doubt anyone was really excited for a showdown between Jaime/Bronn and Speargirl, Whipper, and Knifey.
Ned always said that the man who passes the sentence should swing the blade, though he never took any joy in the duty. But I would, oh, yes.
I think they used the principal actors too much and not their stunt doubles. They did not look adequately prepared. I think the choreography may have been there but they just could not execute. Jerome Flynn seems more seasoned as a stunt actor than Nikolaj but as chaotic as the fight was it seemed too 'calculated' and everyone was having a hard time having a hard time. They may have rehearsed it but , looked to me, as if there was only a limited amount of shooting time seems to have made it hard to edit.
I have never liked the super hero single 'power' thing anyway. The SS carry at least a one side arm why not use that too?
My favorite scene from Raiders of the Lost Ark is when Indy realizes using his whip against the big swordsman is gonna be too much trouble, takes out his pistol and shoots him! Har good thinking Indy! (Wish I saw more of that.)
I'd easily pick the Dreadfort scene, much as I was not a fan of it to start with. But at least in that Asha/Yara actually had a plan, came in with forcefulness, and kicked some ass. If it'd been Theon instead of Reek, and he'd gone with her immediately, the rescue might actually have been a success. With the Dorne scene, however, it just seemed set up as a joke from the start. Let's leisurely ride over the hilltops singing about the Dornishman's wife (loudly, so perhaps someone will hear us and attack us before we even get there), then we'll amble in like Frick and Frack (directly underneath Prince Doran's balcony) and go "Pssst!", out in the open, and from a distance of about 20 feet. I dunno. Still scratching my head over that one.