Major developments for Sansa Stark and Tyrion Lannister. Bran’s perilous journey comes to a close. Arya’s journey provides opportunities for revenge and many dead ends. Tywin’s grip on King’s Landing sees Tommen Baratheon to the throne but destroys his relationship with Jaime, Cersei and Tyrion. Two Swords Game of Thrones Episode 1, Season 4 Game
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
Note to any remaining Kings or pretenders to the throne of Westeros – do not, repeat, do not under any circumstances marry Margaery Tyrell. The mystery of who would be the recipient of second sword of Valyrian steel was quickly solved in The Lion and the Rose, (Tywin Lannister made it a wedding gift to
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
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
The Lannisters: The most interesting family in Westeros With the arrival of the fleet and army of Stannis Baratheon imminent, the main characters at King’s Landing are preparing for the battle. For Tyrion Lannister and Joffrey Baratheon, it means fighting (or not). For Sansa Stark and Cersei Lannister it means waiting. There is beautiful pacing
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.