Cersei comes to the funeral of her father Tywin Lannister and blames her brother Jaime for his death. Tyrion arrives at his destination transported in a wooden box and Lord Varys discloses that Jaime had asked him to save his brother. White Rat is murdered in a brothel and Daenerys asks Grey Worm to find the killer. She visits her dragons in the dungeons but they do not respect her. Jon Snow is training a teenager, but Melisandre brings him to talk to Stannis Baratheon. He assigns Snow to convince Mance Rayder to bend his knees for him and make his people fight with his army. Will Mance accept the deal?Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
In the books, Maggy the Frog is described as an old woman, squat and warty, with crusty yellow eyes, no teeth, and pale green jowls. See more »
Stannis says, "Once the North is won, I'll declare them [the Wildlings] citizens of the realm." Since Westeros is a monarchy rather than nation-state, the correct term is "subjects". See more »
[about his execution]
How will they do it? Beheading? Hanging?
They'll burn you alive.
Bad way to go... I'll be honest with you. I don't want to die. And burned to death? I don't want people to remember me like that, scorched and screaming. But it's better than betraying everything I believe.
See more »
Starting with the first episode of season 5, the opening sequence with the map shows Winterfell in smoke. The castle tower now shows the rotating heraldic of House Bolton, the flayed man (it was the Stark's shadow wolf before). The heraldic of House Stark, the shadow wolf, however, can be seen lying next to the tower on the ground (right side of the tower). After Sansa and Jon recapture Winterfell, the Stark Wolf returns onto the tower. See more »
I'm not one to expect a death/shock/twist every episode and can appreciate a slower more narrative approach in an episode, but this felt like neither and was more of a reflection on what has happened so far.
This reflection is felt by many of the characters after the last couple of episodes last season...it's not so much the hurt but rather the unknown and how many of these characters do not know how to move forward.
The most interesting scenes were played out at The Wall - with some great dialogue on pride vs. survival (I may have over simplified it here but it was quite powerful stuff, especially in how that climax played out). Also great was the scenes with Varys and Tyrion - this could have been played out with sympathy or regrets or feeling sorry but was very well shown by the main two leads. One of GOT's biggest strengths is the relationships between characters and this one should be great to see develop over the season.
In summary, a decent start but you do get the feeling that more is to come in the season!
18 of 19 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?
| Report this