“Unbowed. Unbent. Unbroken. For Oberyn.” ~ Ellaria Sand
As last week centered on the affairs of Dany, Jon and Sansa, this week kept focus on the happenings of King’s Landing, Dorne, Arya’s new abode, and of course, Winterfell. Let’s just say the events at Winterfell were the most unsettling (at least for me), so I’ll save that for a bit later. *shudders*
First up is Arya, one of my favorite Starks. I’ve always loved her storyline, because she reminds me of me…except for the whole murdered family and assassin thing she’s got going on. Secretly (or not so secretly), I’ve been hoping for Arya to train quickly and then come in and finish off everyone on her list and to use Needle to do it. She NEEDS to do this. Of course, being “a girl” and training to eventually be “no one,” her chances of removing names from her list are becoming slim. If she must leave everything behind to become no one, then ultimately she must leave her hopes and desires for revenge and hate behind, as well, right? Also, being one of the favorite’s, there’s no way she has much of a chance of surviving until the end of the series, but either way, I still hope to see Arya come in and kick some major ass, Jaqen-style. Or is that no one-style?
Aside from Arya’s continued adventures, Cersei keeps proving herself a bigger fool and bitch. Every season she just gets increasingly annoying…and stupid. As Olenna pointed out, Tywin may have been an ass, but he wasn’t a fool. Cersei, however, is just that and I can’t wait to see her get taken down a notch or two or, you know, just murdered. Yeah. Could someone please just kill her already and wipe that smirk off her face? Her actions tonight have just proven her stupidity and true inability to lead, so Sparrows, if anyone is deserving of a trial, it is Cersei. Take her, put her on trial, punish her, murder her. I don’t care, just get rid of her. She deserves it.
Although, I’ll admit I don’t really care for most of the story revolving around Dorne, I did love Oberyn Martell. He was the best they had, plus they do have some pretty awesome fighting moves, but I’m just not a fan of the storyline. I mean, I get that the Sand Snakes are upset about Oberyn’s death, but murdering an innocent girl supposedly under your protection doesn’t exactly seem the best route to take. The Sand Snakes are supposed to be strong, intelligent women, but so far they are proving themselves to be far more hot-headed than smart. I don’t like that. Besides, from what I can tell, Myrcella isn’t half bad and as Bronn put it, “she’s made herself at home.” I’m guessing they would have more luck at peace (and perhaps revenge) by having the two little lovebirds form a union, wouldn’t they? So far this all just kind of seems out of place to everything else, too. (Of course, I thought the same when I read the books, so this could just be me and my partiality to the other, already established characters.)
Okay, so now that I’ve addressed my other thoughts from tonight, I’m back to the thought that not only left me in complete disgust, but with a taste of bile in my mouth. I can see people tortured, maimed, and brutally murdered on Game of Thrones, but no one on this show will ever disgust me as much as Ramsay…at least not in this season. While Little Finger is confusing me in King’s Landing (does he care at all about Sansa or has he really just been after Winterfell this whole time?) Sansa has been subject to her new husband. I’ll admit that Sansa has always been a character that was just kind of hanging around in the background for me. She has never been someone I’ve really invested my time and energy in liking before. This season has changed that some, so tonight, was just terrible to watch. I cheered for her a bit and was excited to see Sansa take a more powerful stance when she told off Ramsay’s lover. (Yay, Sansa!) But that was all ruined by the end when she married Ramsay and could say and do nothing against his actions on their wedding night…while Theon watched. I will never like Theon after he turned traitor on Robb, so if taking Sansa as Ramsay did wasn’t bad enough, making Theon stay and watch,… was just…ugh….nasty. I had hoped to see a stronger Sansa tonight and was happy that happened to some degree, but I definitely did not want to see this wedding night take place. Ever. I feel for her and can only hope she finds a way out of Ramsay’s bed…and perhaps to his funeral.
Recap in a Nutshell
And here’s what happened tonight: Lady Olenna came to King’s Landing and confronted smug Cersei. Insults were thrown. Threats were not veiled. Cersei did more foolish things. Queen Margaery got in trouble for lying to Sparrows. Loras got in trouble for screwing men…literally. Now both must stand trial as the Sparrows see fit. Cersei found this all very amusing. Olenna didn’t. Little Finger came back. He made more deals and may have betrayed Sansa. Or not. That is still up in the air. Or is it? Jaime and Bronn found Myrcella in Dorne making herself at home and making out with Trystane. Jaime tried to take Myrcella. Sand snakes attacked but were quickly thwarted by Dornish guards. Bronn, Jaime and the snakes were arrested for fighting. Tyrion and Jorah ate berries. They bonded. They got in trouble. Tyrion saved his own and Jorah’s life. They are now on their way to Meereen where Jorah will fight and Tyrion may or may not lose his cock. A girl cleaned dead bodies, lied, and got impatient about becoming no one. Jaqen watched a girl kill another girl. A girl was promoted to become someone else, which is one step closer to becoming no one. A girl’s sister told off her fiance’s lover. The lover left and Sansa prepared for her wedding. The wedding was cold and dark. Like Sansa’s new husband. Only he’s worse. Reek gave her away, but Sansa wouldn’t touch him. Ramsay showed Sansa what he’s really like and forced Reek to watch as he took Sansa. Brutally. Reek didn’t like it. Neither did Sansa.
And that’s what you missed on Game of Thrones. Be sure to check out the preview for next week’s “The Gift” and check back for my review!
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