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Shane Matlock
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Posted: 17 July 2017 at 11:27pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

If this episode was filler I was too distracted by all the witty dialogue and stunning visuals to notice.
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I fall in-between.  I don't think the series is all about redemption, but neither do I think there is not a single character trying to redeem themselves.  Theon is a perfect example and not the only one.  Is it the main theme?  No.  I think Daenerys understands that her father was really and truly mad given she saw those traits passed down to her brother, so I don't think she's "redeeming" the Targaryen name so much as she's after what she thinks was stolen from her, redemption be damned.  
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Power is the biggest theme obviously, but, like I said, the theme of redemption is definitely there too. The show is thematically rich and very morally ambiguous. The lines between good and evil are razor thin.

But the subversion of both villainy and heroism I find really fascinating about it.
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 Shane Matlock wrote:
Power is the biggest theme obviously, but, like I said, the theme of redemption is definitely there too. The show is thematically rich and very morally ambiguous. The lines between good and evil are razor thin.

This.  The main, over-arching theme is power.  Who has it. Who can wield it most successfully.  Who can turn it from a disadvantage to an advantage.  Who thinks they have it only to find it pulled from under them. But that's not to say that power is the only theme of the series.  There are a ton of others, some relating to just a single character and their journey and others relating as a subset to the power they seek and/or avoid.  Redemption, for some, is definitely in the mix.
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Oddly enough, a friend of mine just shared this link with me on Facebook when we were talking about the episode. It's a well written Onion AV article about Sandor Clegane's redemption..

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I enjoyed the various scenes of the opener and getting us reacquainted with the series after a long hiatus was good. But there aren't enough episodes in a season.
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Did i miss something? How did Arya get her voice to
sound like Frey? Plus the life-like mask?
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Did i miss something?

Two seasons of Arya training with the Faceless Men in Braavos, apparently. :)

We know that creating the masks the Faceless Men use involves taking the faces from corpses. Arya killed Walder Frey, so I think we can assume where that mask came from. 


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Oh yes,it`s been SOOO long! But the voice?
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It's an ability the Faceless Men have, although I don't think it's clear if it's a skill they have to learn or part of the magic of the mask.
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 It's more magic than mask.  The Faceless Men are wizards of a sort.

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Someone's going to have to explain to me Theon Greyjoy's redemption storyline.
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