Monday, May 16, 2016

Girl power was all over the place in last night's Game of Thrones episode.

Girl power was all over the place in last night's Game of Thrones episode called The Book of the Stranger. So here are my assorted musings.

1) Jon and Sansa! Two Starks in the same room. Getting this family back together again has got to be crucial to whatever end game that this series has in mind. And it was wonderful to see after all the horrible things that both of them have suffered. I also loved that Sansa took charge and pushed Jon to go after Winterfell and Ramsay Bolton (I never thought someone could be worse than Joffrey but Ramsay really takes the cake). I love that Sansa is humble now and realizes how horrible the world really is and that she needs to fight for the good that's left in it. I was also really shocked that they killed off Osha. I think she deserved better, but at least she wasn't made to suffer by being flayed alive.

2) Tormund and Brienne needs to happen. I know she has this thing for Jaime Lannister (do we call it respect?) and Jaime seems to be in love (just a little bit) with Brienne. I like the politely disgusted look she gave Tormund; I sensed pure chemistry.

3) The High Sparrow really needs to die. I'm so tired of his smug expression, his platitudes about his religion, and his general terribleness when it comes to the Tyrells. However, I of course don't trust Cersei's plan. I think she's leading the Tyrell's into a trap in order to get rid of them all. Not sure how that will work out, but I wouldn't be surprised if it gets all the Tyrells snuffed out in short order. Another great house bites the dust.

4) Dany killing off all the Khals was pretty awesome. I wasn't expecting her to burn the temple of the Dosh Khaleen to the ground with everyone trapped in it (including herself). The show has not shied away from examples of her being fireproof. I like it, and I like the fact that she knows how to use it to her advantage. And now she has a khalasar to add to her army of unsullied. I wonder how she's going to view the 7-year agreement that Tyrion worked out with the slave masters?

Anyway, those are my assorted musings. What are yours?


  1. Still bummed I have to wait until next month to catch up, but the binge-watch will be worth it.

  2. Darn. Couldn't read this post because it'd be a spoiler. But I'm finally catching up on past episodes. Then again, I've seen a couple headlines in the last 24 hours about how the women on GOT are turning out to be such fierce warriors. Good for them.

  3. Tor-ienne or Bri-mund? Brienne was far to the south and Tormund north of the wall that I didn't see this coming until that scene and it has to happen. Absolutely brilliant match. It's got to happen.

    Right now it appears there will be a climax to the season in Winterfell with Ramsey's head on pike. Of course we thought the same thing before the Red Wedding so who knows. My bet is Sansa is going to be leader of the North when its all done. Jon Snow will walk away to find himself which is when I bet we see the finish of the Tower of Joy scene.

    My suspicion in Mereen is the slavers will betray Tyrion. Like he said, they have contempt for him but right now he is playing for time and doing his best to try to split them up. In the end, Dany will arrive to the rescue him and the unsullied with her horde.

    Episode 4 was by far my favorite of the season though it had too much happiness for a GoT episode that it scares me. Are the writers going to make us pay for our new hope of some happiness in that world?

  4. This episode was so fantastic. I think it's because some of the characters finally got wins for a change.
    I don't know that Cersei is setting a trap, but I do know that I don't trust any of that. My thoughts were that it's some sort of trap set up by the High Sparrow, but I guess we'll see what happens.

  5. "Dany killing off all the Khals was pretty awesome." Nuff said :)