Monday, May 2, 2016
Game of Thrones "Home"
We start off with Bran dreaming beside The Three eyed Crow- dreaming of Ned as a boy. Ned is sparring with Benjen and Lyanna shows up. Yes!! I think this is the first we've seen of her on the show? And Hodor talking. His real name is Wylis. I don't think we knew that? And a child of the forest tells Meera that Bran will need her down the road. I thought this was a nice beginning- for the second week in a row the show opens nicely.
Then it's off to Castle Black. Time's up Davos. Alliser and his crew are about to break in when the giant shows up, along with the wildlings. That's what I thought would happen. Loved it when Davos drew Longclaw though. Someone's dumb enough to shoot the giant with a crossbow, and ends up the worse for it. I thought Alliser and Tormund would go head to head, but they're thrown in cells- and that's that.
I thought Jaime and the High Sparrow was kinda lame. The Sparrow called Jaime's bluff, and frankly I much prefer book Jaime to this guy. He's not bad, but I think book Jaime is more sardonic, more confident, and basically more badass. Not even close. Tommen then asks Cersei to help him be strong. Kid, you could do way better- she'll just wreck you.
"That's what I do. I drink and I know things." Maybe the best line of the night- from Tyrion? He discusses the dragons with Missandei and Varys, and then goes to see them. They're not eating, and he says dragons in captivity will waste away. Time to feed 'em. Although what he does is free them from their chain- pretty gutsy. Varys by the way is like eff that- he stays at the top of the stairs! That look on his face was priceless. Interesting the dragons don't roast Tyrion.This will certainly fuel a particular theory in the fandom...
We check in on Arya and she's thankfully no longer on the outs with the Faceless Men. And shocker of the night- Ramsay kills Roose. Didn't see that coming- anyone who's read the books knows that extremely unlikely to happen, given how they're portrayed, but there it is. And who's the Karstark guy? Harrion Karstark is still unaccounted for in the books, but this is the show so maybe they're changing all that. Sansa and Theon talk and he wants to go home. Speaking of home- we then go to Pyke and get to see Balon bite the dust. This happened a while ago in the books, and some thought the Faceless Men did it, but here it's clearly Euron. We're going to get the whole Greyjoy kingsmoot storyline apparently.
And... Davos goes to Melisandre for help. She's obviously having a crisis of faith, but he presses her.