Words I never thought I’d say and mean: “Poor Littlefinger!” But I had that thought momentarily last night watching ‘First of His Name,’ when Lysa announced to the septon, “I’m going to scream when my husband makes love to me.” Just as there are vast differences in brothers (Joffrey and Tommen) there are vast differences
In Oathkeeper, Game of Thrones is picking picking its own pocket: Daenerys frees more slaves, Jon Snow is still being insulted by Alliser Thorne, Tyrion is facing another trial, Cersei is drinking more red wine, and Margaery Tyrell is seducing yet another Baratheon. It had its high points: Jaime proving Brienne with a new mission
In the season’s third episode, Breaker of Chains, as broken slave collar chains are catapulted at the wall of Meereen to prove that Daenerys is a liberator, back in King’s Landing, Sansa discovers that she has merely traded one set of virtual chains (being a prisoner of the Lannisters) for another (being a prisoner of
It is great to have Game of Thrones back and we begin in Two Swords with Tywin Lannister seeing to his ‘to do’ list by melting down Ned Stark’s Valyrian steel sword ‘Ice.’ It was the sword with which Ned beheaded the run away ranger from the Knight’s Watch in the very first episode in
In ‘And Now His Watch is Ended’ histories are shared, motives are explained, armies are obtained and, because this is Game of Thrones, plenty of violence and death. Tyrion seeks out Lord Varys to find out if any of his spies have proof that Cersei plotted to have him killed on the battlefield. Varys scoffs
While not completely unsympathetic, up until this season Catelyn Stark (Michelle Fairley) has not been a character that was easy to embrace. She was stern and flinty. Strong – yes. Devoted to her children – yes. But the warmer, more outwardly loving of the Starks was certainly Ned. In Walk of Punishment as in Dark
The premiere of the third season of the hugely popular Game of Thrones begins with Samwell Tarley (John Bradley) fleeing from White Walkers. After coming across a dead Nights Watchman, he comes across a very lethal White Walker. But soon, the direwolf Ghost and Lord Commander Mormont (James Cosmo) arrive and save him from the
Escapes and certain defeat At the end of Game of Thrones Season 2, if we’ve learned anything we’ve learned that that there are no happy endings, and if the characters we love manage to escape or squirm out of a bad situation, it’s probably going to be a case of out of the frying pan
It’s hard to completely despise the Lannisters when they are the most interesting people in the Seven Kingdoms. They certainly are the most complex and faceted. It’s easy to imagine what Sansa, Jon Snow, Catelyn, Daenerys, or Stannis will do in a certain situation – but not so much with the Lannisters (except maybe Joffrey).
Tywin Lannister: What killed him? Arya: Loyalty Halfway through Season Two, and I find myself still missing Ned Stark*. Outside of Robb’s victories, things are not going well for the Starks. In a beautiful exchange of information between Tywin Lannister and Arya, he asks her about her father. Arya lies and says her father was a stonemason.