Does Daenerys come off looking like a little girl stomping her foot and killing people when things don’t go her way? Yes. Is she different than literally anyone else that’s tried to hold a position of power in Westeros? No. Welcome to an episode that should have been about how the monarchy is bad, but was instead about Daenerys the Mother of all Tyrants. (That’s what Cersei’s for you guys!)
If I was to bend the knee and propose to any single episode of Game of Thrones, it would be this one. It had everything, women bonding, dragons setting things on fire, a Jon Snow growing increasingly frustrated over everyone’s inability to see that he’s right, and Jaime Lannister being a beautiful golden fool.
This was a great episode even though this was usually the point where pacing took a lunch break in previous years. I attribute this to the excellent decision to shorten each season to seven episodes. Since the show has done away with many of the complexities of the book, this leaner timeline means we don’t get filler (and usually cringe worthy) scenes.
As with most seasons, the second episode is the one that really sets everything up on Game of Thrones.
I hope everyone’s having a great summer cause winter is here! Was that cheesy? Cause I love cheese and I loved this episode. We haven’t seen the Sand Snakes yet, but so far I’m naively optimistic about season 7.
One hour and thirty minutes of airtime, approximately 130,000 caps, imgur messing with me, and several snacks later, I come to you with a review and recap of the most explosive episode yet. It answers a lot of questions, creates a few, and gives us a glimpse into the shiny box that contains Season 2.
The penultimate episode packed more than a few punches even though certain developments have been obvious from the start.
Let it be known that when uploading images to imgur you are asked whether or not you are a robot, and this question has never caused as much amusement and occasional existential stress as it has whenever I upload images for Westworld recaps.
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This was the first episode so far that showed so little of what we have come to assume as the main party (Dolores and William, now sans Logan), and their absence was noted, but not mourned. There was a great flow to the episode and the backstage drama is coming front and center in a way that is pleasing to this doubter.