Saturday, August 5, 2017

Game of Thrones recap

Wow.  Game of Thrones shifted gears last Sunday and stepped up its game, no pun intended. Tomorrow night should bring a fiery crescendo to the mid-point of the season as internet chatter says the show will be a top five episode.

A quick recap of Episode 3 is in order.  One can certainly say that Ellia Sand and her little brood of snakes got what was coming to them. Two Sand Snakes couldn't take Euron although they were fighting with a whip and a spear at close quarters on a boat.  One can hardly blame Cersai - even though it is Cersai - for going down the eye for an eye path.   It was certainly poetic justice.  Speaking of going down, let's not go there. Ewwwe.  Tyrion tries to play at general against his brother who is a general - with predictable results.  Tyrion might know politics but he apparently knows nothing about military strategy.  Does Jorah's return mean Dany might get an advisor who at least knows how to use a sword much less know what a battlefield looks like? Bran returned to Winterfell and turned what should have been a joyful family reunion into one of the creepiest moments of the entire series even though everyone kept their clothes on.  Then there is Euron, the dark side of Errol Flynn.  He is spicing up the show in quite an entertaining way.  It is a safe bet that none of the Greyjoys ever thought they would be cheered in the streets of Kings Landing.  However, the Queen of Thorns stole the show with her judo move on Jaime.  What should have been her gasp of death turned into her final roar as she conjured up the shade of Ulysses - tell her it was me!


There are a couple of Youtube channels that pick apart in true geek fashion each episode. New Rockstars ask if Dany is being sabotaged at 1:30.  A very interesting point is made.  Euron got real cute with his attacks on her fleet.  The timing might have been just a little bit too good.  There is another possibility: the traitor is No One.  



Meanwhile, Alt Shift X gives his take on last Sunday's episode in a more concise (but more maddening monotone voice) analysis.



Here it the Queen of Thorns in her younger days as one Ms. Peel:


6 comments:

Anonymous said...

I saw the episode. Epic is often overused, but not in the case of this episode. DO NOT miss it! DRACARIS!!

Anonymous said...

"I'd hate to die like your son--clawing at my neck, foam and bile spilling from my mouth, eyes blood red, skin purple. It must have been horrible for you, as a Kingsguard, as a father. It was horrible enough for me, a shocking scene, not at all what I intended. You see, I'd never seen the poison work before. Tell Cersei. I want her to know it was me."

―Olenna Tyrell to Jaime Lannister after drinking poison.

Anonymous said...

I couldn't stand it and read the script for tomorrow nights show that was leaked. It might be the best episode of the entire series.

Anonymous said...

Not happy that it leaked, but it seems to have created more buzz. It seems to have worked out.

Burke said...

"the dark side of Errol Flynn" - - good one, KF.

Kingfish said...

You were not kidding. Only topped by Hardhomme and maybe the Red Wedding. and last year's finale.

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