Game of Thrones: The End of Season 6

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Happy 4th of July weekend, everyone!  It’s been a few weeks since we last discussed the happenings in Westeros and Essos and a lot has happened.  In what were possibly the best 2 episodes the show has aired so far, the show runners stayed true to form in providing a behemoth 9th episode but then outdid themselves with a massive finale.  Even though the finale was 80 minutes long, it never felt bloated and was both extremely well paced and immensely satisfying.  Let’s break down some of the biggest events of the end of the 6th season.  Spoilers. Continue reading

Game of Thrones: No One

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As we head toward the end of the season, the show seems to be condensing timelines in an effort to hit some of the major notes they need to before entering the homestretch for the series.  It’s hard to envision how the producers will wrap up some of these stories even within the season let alone the large arcs.  As we head into the 9th episode tonight, ironically titled “Battle of the Bastards” on Father’s Day, let’s recap what happened in episode 8: “No One.”  Spoilers are coming… Continue reading

Game of Thrones: The Broken Man

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Seven save ya, friends.  The 7th episode of the newest season of Game of Thrones was called, The Broken Man.  As we have learned with the resurrections of Jon Snow; Beric Dondarrion; and The Mountain, Gregor Clegane—Humpty Dumpty can usually be put back together, in strange and sometimes deranged ways.  George Martin loves killing his characters, but I think that he likes bringing them back as altered versions of their former selves more.  We know the Lord of light can bring back the dead; the night is dark and full of terrors.  But, can The Seven actually save you?  Spoilers after the jump.  Continue reading

Game of Thrones: Blood of my Blood

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Last week’s episode of Game of Thrones was called “Blood of my Blood,” but it wasn’t very bloody. In fact, it seemed really padded; another episode toward the usually climactic 9th episode. There was a decent amount of information and set up, however, even if some of it was lateral movements for the narrative. Let’s run down the major scenes from last week before the new episode tonight! Spoilers are coming…. Continue reading

Game of Thrones: The Door

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The 5th episode of Game of Thrones season 6 was called “The Door” and while the gears kept turning on some major plot lines introduced in some of the earlier episodes, it was also packed with a ton of massive revelations.  Where season 5 dragged on in a lot of ways, it seems that the producers realize that there aren’t many episodes left and that they need to take some large steps toward ending the story.  On the other side of the door there are spoilers. Continue reading

Game of Thrones: Book of the Stranger

The last few episodes have been a little padded in an attempt to lay the groundwork for major actions in the future.  “The Stranger” referred to in the title of the episode is one of the gods prayed to by those who follow the Faith of the Seven and this god represents death and the unknown: An ominous title for an episode.  There were a lot of reunions last week, alongside some subtle political maneuvering and all of it could mean a great many things for the story going forward. Let’s check it out. Continue reading

Game of Thrones Oathbreaker

Last week’s episode was called “Oathbreaker” and while many oaths have been broken since the beginning of the show these broken oaths have yet to fully manifest in the world.  People who remained faithful to old traditions and oaths and institutions of Westeros have not faired well.  Let’s check out some of the important oaths broken lately and how they might impact the story going forward.  Night gathers and now the spoilers begin. Continue reading