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16 February 2014 @ 08:05 pm
I will do what queens do. I will rule.  

Obviously I'm very excited for this season and April cannot come any faster, though I do want to talk about something that's presented in the trailer that is very spoilery, so...

[BOOK SPOILERS about a specific character]Based on this trailer it definitely looks like they're gonna do the thing with Shae, which is unfortunate and sad because I loved what the show did in expanding her character and having her be protective of Sansa. It's a change that has been well-received because Sansa doesn't have many people who are on her side while trapped in King's Landing and Shae does seem very genuinely concerned over her well-being. Unfortunately, being this series, all good things must come to an end and that means Shae will meet her inevitable fate. :(

Considering how they've set-up her character on the show, it would be difficult to execute the scene the same way, seeing as how Shae has mentioned her devotion to both Sansa and Tyrion. I'm thinking that she either goes to Tywin to try to make a bargain (for either Tyrion or Sansa, or both), and he either already knows about her or has his suspicions and ends up killing her, which is when Tyrion enters and upon seeing her dead body kills Tywin. Or the alternative is that Tyrion walks in with her on his father's bed and, thinking the worst (since everyone is already out for him anyway), he kills her out of irrationality before she gets the chance to explain herself, and then kills his father.

The former seems more plausible given the continuity of what the show has set-up between Shae's relationships between Sansa and Tyrion. I just remember what Tyrion said about killing for Shae, and then later Shae saying she would kill for Sansa, and it just makes perfect sense to have it be that scenario than any other one.

Regardless though, I would still rather they change all of that altogether and just have Shae take Sansa and they'd run away from King's Landing together and never look back. But alas, ASOIAF is not about the happy endings that is what fanfic is for.

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Renée: Daenerys Targaryen.rogueslayer452 on February 17th, 2014 04:31 am (UTC)
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Riathriath on February 17th, 2014 08:45 am (UTC)
The character I really want to see make an appearance is Lady Stoneheart. And was that Coldhands at the end of the trailer?
Renée: Daenerys. Not a queen; a khaleesi.rogueslayer452 on February 18th, 2014 03:01 pm (UTC)
I want to see the reactions from people when Lady Stoneheart does appear. Hopefully the show doesn't neglect it.

Can't be positive for sure, but I definitely think it was.
Antonellaginevra17 on February 17th, 2014 12:48 pm (UTC)
I love the promo! I'm so excited for this season!
I DO hope they'll do the Shae thing. It just really gives everyone the sense of things work in King's Landing: that it, you can't trust anyone, not even the people who love you (and you love).
Renée: Daenerys Targaryen.rogueslayer452 on February 18th, 2014 03:11 pm (UTC)
It will make what happens hurt even more and truly be heartbreaking to watch, for sure. :(

Clea: GoT: Life's not a songmuneca_brava on February 17th, 2014 05:09 pm (UTC)
The Shae thing has been one of my main worries for the season. I love how they've expanded her character but it makes it impossible to do it the way the book does it. At least that's what I think, but I'm scared they're just going to have her betray Tyrion anyway? Like you say, that scenario only makes sense if she does it to somehow save Sansa, because in the show she genuinely loves Tyrion (as opposed to the book where it's more ambiguous).
While I love show!Shae and I'll miss her, it's really important that she isn't killed by someone other than Tyrion. It's so important that he does it, because it haunts his, especially after the Tysha reveal, and because it makes him less likeable, which show!Tyrion really needs.
Renée: Daenerys Targaryen.rogueslayer452 on February 18th, 2014 03:44 pm (UTC)
ITA with everything you've just said.

I'm just really nervous on how it's going to be done. I want it to make sense in the context of the show but also add in the context of why it has to happen in reference to the books. This show can go either way with being able to pull it off or completely fucking it up, and I'm really hoping it's the former because I know they have the ability to do these kinds of things justice. It's just the manner in which they choose to do it.

Just, gah, I'm gonna be a wreck this season.
just a small town girlcarameltrap on February 18th, 2014 02:03 am (UTC)
Watched that trailer yesterday and I am so excited. I can't wait till April.
Renée: Daenerys. Mother of dragons.rogueslayer452 on February 18th, 2014 04:59 pm (UTC)
Me too! :D It's gonna be one hell of a season.
twisting_vine_x: Game of Thrones - Shae/Tyriontwisting_vine_x on February 18th, 2014 08:40 am (UTC)
As someone who hasn't read the book (and who is quite enjoying watching the show without knowing anything about what's coming), I just wanted to say i think you're awesome for putting the spoilers under a cut. ♥
Renée: Daenerys. Not a queen; a khaleesi.rogueslayer452 on February 18th, 2014 05:05 pm (UTC)
You're very welcome. :)

I've been very mindful of spoilers for those who haven't read the books, because I honestly want them to be surprised when it appears on the show. Because believe me, y'all are in for quite a ride (as if the previous seasons haven't already prepared you for that already, hee.)
noybusiness: Leoben/Anders/Starbuck threesomenoybusiness on February 18th, 2014 02:42 pm (UTC)
Where was the Shae thing?
Renée: House Stark. Winter is Comingrogueslayer452 on February 18th, 2014 05:07 pm (UTC)
In the trailer? Around 1:06. While it was just a very brief shot, the editing itself definitely alludes to what is coming.
noybusiness: Leoben/Anders/Starbuck threesomenoybusiness on February 18th, 2014 05:40 pm (UTC)
Didn't recognize her as Shae. Well, something's going to happen. I think your second idea is most likely.