The Discovery’s dark and gritty because Lorca can’t stand the light. I cannot believe it took me until the show pointed an enormous neon sign to the fact. I’m disappointed in myself and you should all boo in my general direction. (Get yourself a compass, locate Greece on a map, and proceed accordingly).
I refuse to call the tardigrade Ripper, so it will be referred to as Jack from here on out.
So this is Discovery.
You ready nerds?
Did this episode leave anyone else feeling kinda blue?
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.