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areca

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  1. Right? With all the dead people who were never burned. I mean...seriously? Prediction: Jon becomes Azor Ahai and the wielder of Lightbringer (?) by killing !Wight!Ned.
  2. areca

    S04.E12: Providence

    My biggest problem is that the audience did not fall in love with Ian. So his dramatic adoption into the Mohawk tribe is not going to be as poignant as it should be. He should have been a much, much bigger player this season so we could love him.
  3. areca

    S04.E12: Providence

    The books in the end are ALL ABOUT Bree and Roger. They've been the main characters for quite some time. Rik Rankin was great casting, but not casting Bree properly will destroy the series. Cat and Sam have no right to be angry at all if they didn't read the source material and know what they were signing on for.
  4. areca

    S04.E12: Providence

    Jesus Christ Rik Rankin. That was some top tier acting across the board. Fuuuuck. The rest of the episode was semi-whatever, though was sort of "hmmm" about Lord John covering for the regulators. You know he did it for Jamie though because Murtagh and Fergus are who they are. But it really, really compromises him, and I'm not sure I like that. I, for one, think it's waaaay more dramatic in the book. I still don't understand why I don't loathe Steven Bonnett. Maybe it's just the actor. Anyway, one of the better episodes of the season for me. I was riveted and it's been ultra-rare this season that's happened.
  5. areca

    S04.E11: If Not For Hope

    Her entire face was broken out. Maybe she's allergic to the makeup or something, who knows. That stuff's terrible. At any rate, I hated this episode. It fell entirely flat and was not at all good for me. And. The Wig. I think we fuss too much about it. All of humanity with the exception of the past 5 generations was brought up with pregnant women who were soused, 24x7. The water wasn't safe to drink unless it had an alcohol content - and people knew that. We got along juuuuust fine.
  6. areca

    S04.E10: The Deep Heart's Core

    He did though. He basically said she lied about the whole thing and was a damn whore and jumping to the worst conclusions possible about *her*. THAT is why she's mad at him, not the misunderstanding. I can't believe everyone's missing that.
  7. areca

    S04.E10: The Deep Heart's Core

    Good episode. I finally don't hate Sophie, it's official. I am still not happy with her monotone, wooden delivery, but otherwise, she's fine.
  8. areca

    S04.E09: The Birds & The Bees

    They were ranking members of the nobility of the kingdom to which Jamie is both subject and former traitor. Of course they were special... Ian has never been supposed to be innocent. He lost his virginity at a brothel at Fergus' urging when he was just 14. And you recall the "Good, you'll know what to do then." part of the Bakra scene with Geillis who was not entirely upset that he wasn't virginal. Or rather upset at all.
  9. areca

    S04.E09: The Birds & The Bees

    Thank you!! I feel terribly sorry for a lot of husbands, boyfriends, and SOs if I'm being honest...
  10. areca

    S04.E09: The Birds & The Bees

    I finally understand Sophie Skelton. The side by side profile shots of her next to Sam made it crystal clear. I loved this episode. Pretty much all of it.
  11. areca

    S04.E08: Wilmington

    I always thought "You bastard!" at that. He never told Claire or gave any indication that he was going to! He was condemning her to a life without children without consulting her! And this was back in the day when it was *always* the woman's fault there would be no babies.
  12. areca

    S04.E08: Wilmington

    Seeing ribs is not an indicator of ill health. Rather quite the opposite, unless you see them at the clavicle. I thought Sophie was beautiful.
  13. areca

    S04.E08: Wilmington

    Pretty much everything I loved about the show is gone to be honest. If it was the showrunner leaving, he needs to come back. It doesn't feel the same, at all. And it's not the plot/books.
  14. areca

    S04.E07: Down the Rabbit Hole

    This has always rung hollow to me. Her second would have been THRILLED to have a few days front and center. THANK YOU. I'm with you. Jamie is definitely not all that.
  15. areca

    S04.E07: Down the Rabbit Hole

    I found her acting to be wooden, uninspired, and bland at the very best. It had nothing whatsoever to do with the book or preconceived ideas, thankyouverymuch.
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