Tyrion advises Daenerys. Sansa forces Theon to tell her a secret. Cersei remains stubborn. Arya meets her first target. Jon and Tormund meet with the wildling elders.



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Cersei Lannister
Samwell Tarly
Jaqen H'ghar
Roose Bolton
Ramsay Bolton
Jorah Mormont


In Braavos, Arya is learning slowly and is regularly tested. She poses as an oyster seller and is assigned a specific task. In Meereen, Daenerys sits in judgment on Ser Jorah and Tyrion. While Jorah is again banished, Tyrion soon becomes her advisor. In Winterfell, Sansa learns something important from Theon. Roose Bolton meanwhile awaits Stannis' arrival but Ramsay disagrees with his approach.In King's Landing, Cersei learns from Qyburn that the High Sparrow has a strong case against her and recommends a way out for her. At Castle Black, Sam recovers from his wounds. Jon Snow and Tormund Giantsbane arrive at their destination north of the Wall. While some of them accept the offer of land in the south, many do not. Before they can leave however, the army of walkers arrive. Written by garykmcd

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31 May 2015 (USA)  »

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The Dead Battle On
11 April 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Wow. There are still two episodes left! We are privy to one of the most intense battle scenes ever staged on film. John Snow has come upon the moment and it isn't good. He offers a kind of salvation, but when the white walkers show up, it's too little too late. At least for now. We get to see Tyrion engage with Dany and Jorah go rogue. Tyrion saved his life, but undermined his spirit. Cersei is in her cell, being tormented by the High Sparrow legion. You have to say she has more gumption that Scarlett O'Hara ever did. We finally get to where Theon admits to Sansa that the boys he killed were farmers, not her brothers (as if that weren't bad enough). But Theon/Reek still is stuck in his own fears and his fears for Sansa. Arya continues her quest to get revenge by keeping on in that monastic setting, being tested. These guys aren't necessarily good guys. The conclusion, however, is the star as John tries to ally himself with his formerly sworn enemies. The white walkers are in their element, and there are as many as snowflakes in a blizzard. For those complaining about the slowness of the fifth season should know better.

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