|Our episode has a title!|
|4 out of 5 stars|
|Sansa appears to have become a Jedi.|
Anyways, back to The First of His Name. The episode had a slow beginning, but as it progressed it got better. I just did not feel this was a spectacular episode this week. There were some really good parts, really good parts. However, so much was slow and plodding... and creepy. Some of the reveals were jsut amazing.
|It's Lysa Arryn, and she is just as creepy as ever.|
But there were some sad things.
The worst thing, the absolute worst thing, is we get bogged down in Slaver's Bay. I knew when we got to Meereen we were doomed... we will be stuck here for far far too long. Meereen is the biggest hole that GRRM ever wrote himself into. It took forever to even begin extricating Daenerys from this hole.
Some of the missing characters were weird too...
|Water Dancing. It was not effective against armor.|
|Weirwood, where Bran is meant to be.|
However the biggest reveal might have come from Tywin Lannisters mouth. He asks Cersei if she knows how much gold was mined in their lands this past year. She says she does not know, be it ounces, pounds, or tons. "It does not matter, the answer is the same."
Yes, that is a huge reveal. The Lannisters are bereft of gold income. Their mines are dry. This was not revealed in the books so far, but I can only hazard a guess that this had to be approved by GRRM.
Podrick is still awesome. I love the semi-goofball characters that really are trying their hardest. He is so much better in the TV series than the books. He is given a very likeable personality.
|Athletes hand? What have you been doing!?|
|Ghost is back with Jon. Good.|
I really enjoyed the episode, it built well. I'm saddened by the news that we will be stuck in Meereen... even though I knew we would be.
Until next week... when I'm guessing we finally attend the Trial of Tyrion. That should be good. Very good.
Read my past reviews for Game of Thrones:
- Two Swords (Ep1)
- The Lion and the Rose (Ep2)
- Breaker of Chains (Ep3)
- Oathkeeper (Ep4)