Jon heads east as trouble begins to stir for Sam and Gilly at Castle Black. Sansa asks Theon for help. Tyrion and Jorah are sold as slaves. Cersei savors her triumph over the Tyrells as new plots are developed in the shadows.
At Castle Black, Jon Snow, Tormund Giantsbane and a few Rangers head north of the Wall. Master Aemon has reached the end of his days and Sam gets a warning. Stannis and his army face the ravages of winter and Ser Davos recommends they return to Castle Black. At Winterfell, Sansa begs a terrified Theon to help her escape but he proves an inadequate ally. Tyrion and Ser Jorah are sold at a slave market. In Meereen, Daenerys gets unexpected advice from Daario. In King's Landing, Lady Olenna calls on the High Sparrow to seek her grandchildren's release but gets no satisfaction. She may have found an ally. A gloating Cersei visits Margaery in the cells below the Red Keep but the High Septon has a surprise for her. In Dorne, Jaime sees Myrcella who makes it clear that she considers Dorne her home and that she has no intention of leaving.Written by
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[at the arena, Jorah Mormont appears before Daenerys. She is not pleased to see him]
[to the guards]
Get him out of my sight.
Khaleesi, please, I just need a moment of your time. I brought you a gift.
[as the guards start dragging Jorah away, Tyrion steps into the arena]
It's true. He has.
Who are you?
I'm the gift. It's a pleasure to meet you, Your Grace. My name is Tyrion Lannister.
[Daenerys gapes at Tyrion]
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A classic episode that improves on the first six episodes
After the controversial Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken, The Gift is a very satisfying episode that improves on the first six episodes. It does a neat job advancing the plot progression while making the relationships remain interesting. Plus it has some action in it which is really cool to watch. And no, there aren't any problems I have with this episode because it's great to see things getting better than ever.
The performances are still great, the characters are still believable, the pacing never drags and doesn't become uneven, the story/script improves on the weak writing that episode six had, the directing and editing is still sharp, the music score from Ramin Djawadi continues to be beautifully atmospheric, the action is really cool to watch and the plot progression, like I said before, is advanced very neatly.
So, overall, a classic episode and an improvement over Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken, which I thought was pretty good, but not without it's flaws. :)
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