Shared August 6, 2018
In today's Game of Thrones video I talk about how Rickon Stark's death was foreshadowed in episode one of the first season, how Tommon Baratheon was (sort of) killed twice and an amusing song about Alfie Allen.
Alphie's song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-RgOm...
Ok so, a lot of people think that the Game of Thrones show writers intend to give Rickon Stark a full character plot but was cut for one reason or another, the most common theory was simply they wanted to make best use of screen time and/or focus on Sansa, not only as a character but also as an heir to Winterfell. This isn’t and wasn’t ever actually true and we know this simply from the fact that his dire-wolf was named shaggy dog.
The writers among you will know that a “shaggy dog story” is a term used to describe, an extremely long-winded anecdote characterized by extensive narration of typically irrelevant incidents and terminated by an anticlimax or a pointless punchline.
So as you can tell, the show writers never had any intention of making Rickon a major character in the show. We could have also guessed he was going to die from Robert Baratheon’s prophecy. For those of you who don’t know, the theory goes as thus; Robert Bareothon on greeting the Stark family for the first time in the show touched Ned, Catelyn, Rob and Rickon. All of whom are now dead. This is an example of how obscure foreshadowing in this show can be, but could this also mean that Bran, Sansa and Arya are now incredibly likely to make it to the end of the show? Could be, Let me know what you guys think in the comments section below.
Second, we’ve actually (technically) seen Tommon Baratheon die twice. We’ve all seen the in Season 6 episode 10 where he commits suicide in Kings Land. Personally I’ve always felt this to be a particularly heartbreaking scene, I know I’m in a minority when I say this, but he’s a kid with the 7 kingdoms resting on his shoulders, everyone expects so much of him to the point where his life isn’t his own, but with the best of intentions he tries to do the best job he can and couldn’t process the Sept of Baylor blowing up.
The other scene, was one which you may have missed, it was somewhat unremarkable, its when Rickard Karstark and his men kill Martyn and Willem Lannister in the dungeons of Riverrun. True it’s not Tommon Baratheon himself but Dean-Charles Chapman the actor who plays him. Yes this is a bit of a cop out, but in a series which is notorious for killing off characters, I found it amusing that the same actor portraying two entirely different characters had to die two entirely different times.
The second is that the actor who plays Theon Greyjoy, Alfie Allen actually had a pretty well known song written about him by his sister Lily Allen, the song was released on 5 March 2007, by Regal Recordings. In the United Kingdom.
It’s basically about Alfie Allen when he was a bit younger, and about how he played video games and smoked weed all the time and how he should “get a job”. It’s kind of amusing now hes somewhat overtaken his sister in terms of fame. If you’re looking for a laugh, check out the video, but also check out the comments section of that video, because the Game of Thrones jokes are pretty amusing. I’ll put a link in the description down below if you want to check it out.
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