But it is back, and all is still messed up in the Seven Kingdoms.
|Mormont, on the worst day of his life.|
|4 out of 5 stars|
As an example of added material, we begin this whole episode back in Mole's Town. There are Night's Watch there at the whorehouse, where the whores are disturbingly rude.
Thankfully the Wildings led by Torman Giantsbane crash the party in the most violent way possible. Many die, but of course Ygrit spares Gilly and her child.
Then there is a scene in the Eyrie that is also brand new. This largely due to televisions necessity of eliminating minor and side characters, or rolling them into one another. In the Books, there is a minstrel that comes to the Eyrie with Petyr Baelish and Sansa. He is how Petyr deals with the 'incident' from the previous episode. A convenient scape goat. Instead we have this big scene with Sansa.
|This is a classically framed shot. A bit too John Ford for me.|
|Moat Cailin. It reminds me of Amon Sul (Weathertop).|
Yes, I keep on about the scenes that are new. Because in many these are the scenes that are the most interesting to me.
So, I'm pretty certain that Tyrion's dungeon discussion with Jaime was new. They discuss their slow cousin, Orson Lannister, who it seems enjoyed spending his life crushing beetles under rocks. It was a strange scene... but it had some wonderful lines.
|The Hound and Arya arrive at the Vale. Hilarity ensues.|
The whole scene was a very interesting set up for the climactic scene. The scene that I'm willing to bet almost everyone tuned in to see. The battle between the Mountain and the Viper. The episodes titular battle. It was good. But I knew the battle. It was not as interesting to me as the new scenes.
Two episodes to go. There is still a lot left to happen. Lets see what new things they come up with, and how they handle the things we know have to happen.
It is such a bloody great show.
|Here you go. One image from the titular battle. Enjoy.|
- Two Swords (Ep1)
- The Lion and the Rose (Ep2)
- Breaker of Chains (Ep3)
- Oathkeeper (Ep4)
- The First of His Name (Ep5)
- The Laws of Gods and Men (Ep6)
- Mockingbird (Ep7)