This week some plot lines came to long overdue conclusions while others dragged drearily on and on.
Fear and Loathing in King's Landing
Tommen is proving himself to be the most disappointing of his mother's children. Joffrey may have been a sadistic, homicidal little bed wetter, but at least he never sided with Cersei's enemies against her. By siding with the High Sparrow and outlawing trial by combat, thus eliminating Cersei's monstrous Trump card, the boy king has essentially sentenced his mother to death. Is he naive enough to believe that she and Loras are going to get fair trails? All he's done is let the High Sparrow rig the game in his favour. It is time to call for a Great Council and have this ineffective little twerp removed from power for good and, hopefully, end this particular storyline for good.
I'm sure I'm not the only who is ready for Cersei to stop dithering and just have the High Sparrow brutally murdered already. He needs to be stopped before he gains more power, or forces us to listen to another one of his bloody speeches. I swear, if I have to hear another I will be begging for someone to rip my head right off. Fingers crossed whatever Qyburn has discovered leads to his downfall. I don't care if it's a complete deus ex machina, I'll take it, I just want this whole thing over and done with.
How to Make Friends and Execute People
I love having the Hound back. The guy is a non-stop quote machine. I could easily fill the entire quotes section with his every utterance. I would happily watch a spin-off where he becomes the Seven Kingdom's version of the Equalizer, helping the small folk by killing bad people and brutally criticising how well they die. In the meantime, I'm happy to see him join the Brothers Without Banners and head north to fight the White Walkers. Will they make it in time to join the fight against the Boltons? For such a large continent people seem to have no difficulty getting from one place to another. Is Drogon moonlighting as a taxi service without his mother's knowledge? Hey, he's a young dragon and college isn't going to pay for itself.
Don't Tell Mom the City's on Fire
|So what'd I miss?|
Drawbridge Over Troubled Water
The siege of Riverrun came to a swift end with only one major fatality (RIP Ser Brynden 'Blackfish' Tully, you deserved better than being killed off screen), but it was overshadowed by Jaime and Brienne's long overdue reunion. I love any scene they have together. They just bring out the best in each other. Hopefully it won't be long before they are reunited again. I actually went "awwwww" when they waved goodbye to each other. Poor Tormund, he might have the mightiest beard in Westeros, but he is never going to equal Jaime in Brienne's affections.
Waifinator 2: Judgement Day
Thank the Lord of Light that this is finally over and done with. Arya's time at assassin school has long been one of my least favourite storylines. I didn't enjoy it in the book and even less in the show. As with the storylines in King's Landing and Mereen, it has just been a pointless repetition of the same scene with slight variations. But now, after a surprisingly exciting chase sequence, it is over and done with. Arya has reclaimed her name and is going home. Is it too much to hope she gets the express boat back to Westeros and joins her siblings in kicking Ramsey's psycho arse? Probably, I am happy that my favourite Stark is finally getting the fuck out of Bravvos.
|Not today, motherfucker.|
--Lady Crane joined the long list of dead Arya allies. That girl should really stop making friends.
--Bronn and Pod's reunion was rather sweet.
--When Edmure ordered the surrender you can see exactly what is going through the head of the soldier who let him in:
--Beric Dondarrion and Thoros of Myr were the latest characters to return after a long absence. Patience, Gendry, your time will come.
--Was anyone else watching the chase scene and thinking of booking a holiday to Girona?
--Tyrion, Missandei and Grey Worm getting drunk and telling jokes was without a doubt the best scene set in Mereen for a long time. Maybe ever.
Jaime: "In my experience, girls like her don't live very long."
Brienne: "I don't think you know many girls like her."
--You tell him, Brienne.
Arya: "A girl is Arya Stark of Winterfell and I’m going home."
The Hound: "Those are your last words? Fuck you? Come on, you can do better."
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