“Death by fire is the purest death”
Damn it, Melisandre, do the words “Spoiler Alert” mean anything to you?!
While we are on the subject…
See, I was wondering (I tend to wonder A LOT, it seems), from all of Davos’ sons for HBO to choose from (since they are only going to do one, apparentely), why Matthos?! He doesn’t seem to be very important in the book so far… The only explanation I could find was “because he serves his father on his boat”. But then, I checked IMDB, and it said he was only to appear on episodes one and two. Meaning: As soon as Davos boarded the effing boat, there would be no more Matthos. So, again, why Matthos???
But yesterday he was there, in all his brooding glory for almost one whole second (yes, Sheldon, that was sarcasm), with a look of the utmost disgust upon his face (what was that for, I wonder… as it is usual of me) and the World makes sense again.
Pointless post is pointless. Haters gonna hate. Cheers. ;)
I’ve got a confession to make: I’m in love with Matthos Seaworth.
Actually, I’m in love with Series-Matthos (as - beautifully - portrayed by Kerr Logan), not Book-Matthos (I’ve got nothing against him, really, it’s just that I’m a little past the middle of A Clash of Kings and Matthos, although being mentioned already, hasn’t properly appeared yet, so I have no opinion on him).
I’m well aware that the character we call Matthos in the series is actually a compilation of all of Davos’ sons, plus Maester Pylos and a bunch of other people (and something else, that I can’t quite put my finger on, that is entirely Kerr Logan’s)… But, after the conversation with Salladhor Saan (the look of sheer panic on Matthos’ face when Salladhor said “I never tried to fuck you”… Priceless!) and the whole God talk with his father (Davos:”I wasn’t praying”; Matthos:”But I was.”)… Well, actually I think that’s precisely when I fell in love.
(And, yes, I think it is far less insane to be in love with a fictional character than it is to be in love with an actual person, in this case a fine young actor from Northern Ireland, who I’ve never met in my whole life. I do. I really think that. That’s how my mind works. You may judge me, if you like…)
Of course, the fact that said young actor has a lovely face and deep velvety voice (and, on top of all that, was kind enough to send me a reply on Twitter last week) is making a strong contribution to what I like to call my “Matthos Seaworth Situation”.
Anyway, please no spoilers, but I have the strong feeling that the Red Woman is gonna barbecue his arse somehow before Season Two is over. Just because he is a very likeable character and, when it comes to A Song of Ice and Fire, that usually means a most horrible and painfull death. (I really hope he doesn’t die through fire, tho… Not because I pity his fate, and I do, but because her whispering in his ear would have been kind of a giveaway, then… in fact, a very cheap giveaway! But that’s exactly what I think is going to happen during Blackwater battle, with all those flaming arrows and stuff…) I really don’t think he’s gonna live to see Season Three, poor lad…
(I really wish I could finish the book before Sunday, but I’ve got only six days and four hundred pages to go!)