« on: April 3, 2013, 03:37 PM »
I was pretty much expecting to see Ser Barristan as soon as they showed the recaps of Season 1 & 2 at the top of the show. They very deliberately showed the scene where Ser Barristan quit the King's Guard in Season 1. The whole Dany storyline was very compressed, as well. But all in all, it worked.
The scene between Tywin and Tyrion was easily the best acted scene of the episode. Peter Dinklage and Charles Dance play these roles amazingly well! And I definitely appreciated when Cersei said that she had heard that Tyrion had lost part of his nose in the Battle of the Blackwater. It was a good nod to fans of the books who may have taken umbrage to Tyrion's wounds not being more severe.
I agree completely on this... I too liked the "nod" to the book with Tyrion's nose injury.