And here we are again at Episode 9. Well, that escalated quickly, huh? I can’t even formulate enough thoughts for an intro other than that, so let’s just get right into it. Continue reading
“Lots of horrible shit gets done in this world for something larger than ourselves.” – The Hound
JIM: Let’s begin in Mereen, shall we? It must be said that Tyrion, Greyworm and Miss Andi debating the nature of comedy is a spectacular moment of, well, comedy. Their moment of shaky levity is shattered when the slavers begin an all-out assault on the city. I guess they were none-too-happy with Tyrion’s seven year plan. This all takes place after Varys hightails it outta there to go on some mysterious trip. Did he mention in earlier episodes where he was going? His exit seemed oddly-timed, no?
But the big news of this particular plot thread was Dany’s Lois Lane-like reappearance through the balcony after being dropped off by Superman/Drogon. So, the Khaleesi is back but how far behind is her khalasar? When they arrive, will they even be effective against a ship-borne attack? Is it up to the dragons to stop them? Is this where the Iron Islanders arrive and get into Dany’s good graces by vanquishing the slavers? Will Yara then hope to get into Dany’s pants? Do they need the slaver’s ships to conquer Westeros? How do they defeat them without destroying those ships? I have SO MANY QUESTIONS!
Annnnnnnd I’m spent.
Okay, so after an episode like that, all I can do is be angry that I have to wait a full week to see what happens next. You’re going to leave us hanging like that? Seriously??? Ugh… I simply cannot WAIT until next Sunday. That said, we have SO much to get into this week, so let’s dive right in. Continue reading
After an emotionally grueling episode, Game of Thrones was back this week with one that kind of settled things down a bit, but still had some pretty decent plot movement going on. I’m just happy this one didn’t end up with me in shocked and horrified tears. Anyway… let’s get to it. Continue reading
Now it’s really gonna piss me off when someone doesn’t thank me for holding the door open for them. But before we get to that…
JIM: For perhaps the first time on this show, Littlefinger seemed at a loss for words. Why? Perhaps he wasn’t prepared to meet such a forceful Sansa. Perhaps he was scared Brienne would actually kill him. Perhaps he realized just what a shit he was to put Sansa in the Ramsay position in the first place.
A couple interesting plot takeaways from this scene, however. Littlefinger did manage to remind Sansa that Jon Snow is ONLY a half-brother, the implication being he’s not fully trustworthy as an ally. He also gave an update on your favorite, the Blackfish. Seems Uncle Brynden has re-taken Riverrun from those Frey creeps and is in a position to possibly help re-take Winterfell.
Tormund continues his courtship of Brienne by making creepy smiley faces at her and it occurs to me that they might be the best-matched characters in the whole Game of Thrones universe… aside from maybe Bran & Hodor. Sigh.
Oh yeah, questions—did Littlefinger really think it would be easy to waltz right back into Sansa’s life or do you think he never expected her to survive in the first place? Will you hug the screen when the Blackfish appears? Is Sansa to eventually give in and utilize the knights of the Vale?
After an episode of exposition and setup, we get an episode this week that really starts to put some major wheels into motion. Where these wheels are going to take us is abundantly open to speculation and debate, so thankfully Jim and I are back again to break it all down and offer to our loyal reader(s) a completely cogent, trenchant, and utterly rational examination of all the finer nuances of this week’s episode… or, um… something like that. Come and see. Continue reading