Terrified wrote:Toe wrote:Overall I thought it was a great episode to cap off a great season. There were a couple of things that bugged me a little though.
Sam's encounter with the enemy. Did I just not see it right or did the commander see sam (in his awesome hiding spot) or not? Either way, seems a tad stupid to have the commander see him and not attack or not see him when he is a few feet away looking at him.
No, this is consistent. Remember episode 1, season 1 where the scouting party of three came across the white walkers? Two of the three were brutally and efficiently murdered, yet even though they were in close proximity, they just ignored the 3rd guy (the one that Ned later executes for desertion) and let him run away.
I have a theory that the White Walkers seek warriors to turn into Wights (the re-animated dead warriors) In that party of 3 in S01E01, it was clear the 3rd man was not a warrior, proven as he then deserts rather than return to the Black Watch. And in Sams case, despite being there to help, he is also clearly not a warrior, and thus beneath notice. It's just my theory, but at least it explains how the deserter from the first episode "got away".
Not consistent if you consider they also killed and turned a child to a wight during that scenario.