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.
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
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
Yet another Game of Thrones finale has come and gone, leaving us all completely reeling and asking tons of questions. A whole mess (and I do mean MESS) of things happened this week, so let’s dive right into it! Continue reading
Let’s jump right in, faithful readers…
JIM: Let’s begin with Dorne because, while this storyline was slightly better this week than it has been all season, it still doesn’t carry the emotional heft or straight up kick to the taint that the others carry. Prince Doran summons Jaime, who immediately kicks into incest Dad mode and tell Myrcella she’s not going out dressed like that. I was half waiting for him to tell Trystane “if anything happens to my daughter I have a .45 & a shovel. I doubt anyone would miss you.”
Doran clearly has a long-term plan in mind as he agrees to let Jaime, and after a swift elbow to the chops, Bronn, take Myrcella back to King’s Landing if he agrees that Trystane will take the small council seat promised to Oberyn before, well… you know.
Doran proposes a toast to King Tommen but Elaria would rather pour some out for her homey Oberyn. Doran later threatens to kill her if she doesn’t swear her loyalty to him. Elaria also has a conversation in which she tells Jaime that sister-fucking ain’t so bad. So, do you buy her tears and loyalty to Doran? She seemed to give that up awfully quickly in my opinion. What do you suppose her conversation with Jaime was about? Simply to point out that everyone knows about the incest? And Myrcella sure seems to have a LOT of Cersei in her. She definitely doesn’t seem to be as syrupy as Tommen. Will that serve her well in the future? Continue reading