|This scene was made for two reasons. So that Bron could sing, |
and for pure titillation. Nothing more.
|4 out of 5 stars|
This episode also had a major theme running through it. Imprisonment was the theme... some rare instances such as Tormund Giant's Bane being freed to travel with Jon Snow are showing people being freed from imprisonment. But mostly, the episode is all about shackles, bonds, and jails.
At the wall, these bonds are often being released. Tormund is freeded to go with Jon to save the rest of the Wildlings. Maester Aemon is freed from this mortal coil. Sam is freed of his virginity, "Oh. Oh my." Freedom Freedom Freedom Oy!
In the rest of the world, it is imprisonment and bondage. Theon is still imprisoned inside the cage of Reek. Sansa is literally imprisoned by Ramsay. In some ways even Brienne of Tarth is imprisoned by her vow to Lady Catelyn Stark...
|Margaery in jail.|
In Dorne Jamie is imprisoned due to his actions (and his loss of a hand), but it is in a nice cell. He is visited by his niece (daughter), who does not want him to 'free her' from Dorne (she is after-all a classic noble hostage). Bron and the Sand Snakes are literally imprisoned, although Bron gets a tease show that is literally worth his life.
|Tyrion and Jorah in chains.|
|Jorah once again captive of Daenerys.|
Now the gift in the episode was supposed to be Tyrion dbeing delivered to Daenerys. Fine, I can accept that. However the real gift, the one the fans are cheering over, was given by the High Sparrow. He turned on Cersei and threw her in prison. Sweet sweet sweet justice, not the Justice of the Seven, but real deserved justice. This is one of the few times that someone really gets what they deserve. She sowed the seeds of her own destruction. I do so hope we see her 'punishment' before the end of the season.
Hopefully we'll be back to Arya next week as well... I missed her in this episode.
|This was the true gift of the episode, Cersei's comeuppance.|
- Maester Aemon Targaryen of the Night's Watch.
- The Old Lady who was helping Sansa, flayed by Ramsay.
- At least one pit figher.
Previous Game of Thrones reviews:
- The Wars to Come (Ep1)
- The House of Black and White (Ep2)
- High Sparrow (Ep3)
- Sons of the Harpy (Ep4)
- Kill the Boy (Ep5)
- Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken (Ep6)
- 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)
- The Mountain and the Viper (Ep8)
- The Watchers on the Wall (Ep9)
- The Children (Ep10)