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Same old stuff...only this week's version...

Congrats to Real Madrid on their La Liga victory and Juventus on their Serie A victory...I think I would have preferred this to happen about two years ago but hey, I'm still happy for both. No comment required on the debacle that was Napoli this weekend.

The Mad Hatter was back on Once Upon a Time...now if only I could find a way to get him, August and ex-Sherriff Graham on screen together for the season finale I think my fairytale world will be complete. *sigh* A girl can hope. (yes, I'm talking like Jaqen again).

Hear that? Nothing, right? Well that is the sound of a million San/San fans rendered speechless by the Hound rescuing Sansa on this week's episode of A Game of Thrones. I argue it may have been even better than the book version. If that scene didn't break the social media networks, I'm pretty certain Tyrion slapping Joffrey will at least cause Tumblr to explode. It took a brick to hit me over the head before I realized that was Roose Bolton talking to Robb (at least I assume that is who he was since he was talking about sending his 'bastard' to recapture Winterfell). I expected Roose to be a LOT older. Oh hi Ygritte. Adorable. I'm still waiting for the first "You know nothing, Jon Snow." Geez, Jon is so pretty this season...him and Loras need to get together at some point to, ahem, discuss hair products. Jaqen's second kill was completely different from the book. Although I do miss the 'bathing' scene that leads up to the second death, the Arya HBIC moment more than made up for it. Did you see Jaqen's reactions to her demands? LMAO...but of course he complies. Love this pairing. They need to find a way to keep Jaqen around and hopefully expand his role like they did for Osha. Second week in a row, the best scenes were those between Tywin and Arya. Thanks for letting us know about Jaime's dyslexia #factsIdidnotneedtoknowbutfindstrangelyendearing. A lot of minor to somewhat major changes from book to screen as this season progresses. Most of the changes I've been okay with (EXCEPT THE REEDS) but what was with that Dany finale scene? That took me by surprise. I can't say as I recall any of that from the books (the massacre, the stolen dragons, etc). I'm curious to see where they are going with this.

Meanwhile over on the recently-renewed-for-a-third-season-presumably-sans-Juan The Borgias. WTF Micheletto? Where did that come from? Were the writers thinking 'let's see, what haven't we done yet? Oh right, a gay (and presumed incestuous) sex scene in a graveyard.' Well they checked that one off the list last night <_< Nonetheless, it was still not as good, or bad, depending upon how you look at it, as the sex in the corpse of the last supper room. (Sidenote: all my earlier fantasies about Chez circa 5-8 years ago seem so tame in comparison to this stuff...I feel so uncreative). On to Chez and Cat...correct me if I'm wrong but all they did last night was eat and have sex? I really hope that comment didn't sound like I was complaining. After last night I'm pretty sure you can all understand why, about a year or so ago, I kept petitioning for the role of Caterina Sforza. Seriously though, how many sex scenes can there be in one episode of The Borgias? And I was PMSing to boot. I'm pretty sure the writers are trying to torture me. No wait, they would have included some Juan if they wanted to really finish me off. Next week can we go for an entire episode devoted exclusively to Juan's exploits in Spain? BTW this guy who is playing Piero de Medici reminds me of Leonard from TBBT...LOL. Piero is such a dullard...I can't believe he was Il Magnifico's son! No wonder why Machiavelli calls all the shots in Florence. Eek with the Savonarola...so creepy. Can't wait for the Friars in the Fires. Likely given The Borgias penchant for the dramatic it will be quite the extravaganza. Best quote ever on this, and arguably any, show = Caterina Sforza while, err, umm, 'seducing', Chez: "The game is mine, the bed is mine, the choice is mine and for one more night at least you may be mine". *memorizes this for future use*. Best awkward scene NOT involving sex (my, my, so few sex-free scenes to choose from): Chez meeting Micheletto's mom. Thankfully that painfully-saccharine-and-too-cute-for-words version of Chez was later replaced by the butter-knife-wielding-Giovanni-Sforza-heart-ripping-out-vengeance-seeking Chez that I know and love. Fabulous performance by Francois - Chez went through quite the gamut of emotions throughout this episode when he wasn't having sex and Francois carried it off without a hitch. Lastly....where the f*** is Gioffre? I thought Rickon Stark was bad but at least he shows up every now and again. Gioffre is completely MIA and not one mention of concern from any family member. Poor kid...in the scope of things, grading on the Borgia family scale of wickedness, Gioffre is the 'nice' one after all. Doesn't anyone miss him? Then again with a wife like Sancia it's a miracle if the boy ever comes up for air.
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Here's what I thought: there will be no Jayne Westerling because that way two more characters can be eliminated, there could be viewer confusion because of the identical names 'Jayne Poole' and 'Jayne Westerling', and the Tullys can be eliminated altogether if it's Robb and Taleesa who are to be the married couple. Walder Frey could propose to Catelyn that Robb and Taleesa get married at his house as a sign that he has forgiven Robb for setting his own daughter aside, then they can be killed as in the book.

And right, that Dontos can be left out (although they have already shown him at the tournament) and have The Hound help Sansa escape could work. The only thing that bothers me is that he would then have to be in cahoots with Littlefinger, since he will be giving Sansa into his care once she's out of King's Landing. However, that could work I suppose. Then Sandor can be on his way to find Arya.

I love that Arya has all these pseudo mentors, and it's true that The Hound will be able to teach her more skills.

Tywin and Arya are wonderful together, and I don't mind that much that Tywin is totally out of character (from the Book Tywin) because so many characters ARE being shown out of character. Cersei, for instance. And that brings me to JON. Yes, I thought it was amusing in Ep. 6 when both Qhorin and Ygritte accused him of being stupid. But to carry that on and make him look like a total fool is just WRONG. However, I think that this gross error should be righted and is probably being done to show how he grows over the course of the series. He definitely has a dark side to him, which will come out more when he kills Qhorin, unless they change that too, and have either Ygritte or Mance Rayder do it.

And one more thing - silent prayer to HBO - please, yes, let us have Kit Harrington be naked in at least one scene. Please.

That's all. ;)