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 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

Game of Thrones: Home

3eyedravenAlright ladies and gentlemen, Game of Thrones Season 6 got to full gallop pretty quickly; while the season premiere served in many ways to remind the audience of where the show has been in many ways episode 2 actually felt more like a season premiere with many characters facing pivotal moments in their story arcs. What is certain is that now the show is free of GRRM’s narrative in many ways and they can make sweeping movements in the pacing of the show. With a rumored 19 episodes remaining at the conclusion of this season it’s clear that winter has come. Obligatory Spoiler Warning. Continue reading

Game of Thrones: The Red Woman

Melisandre.jpgGame of Thrones is back, finally! Season 6 was the latest start in the shows history and we got answers to some questions while yet more questions are posed. With rumors floating around about there only being two seasons left after the one that is underway it’s hard not to try to begin connecting all the dots and look at the implications of even the subtlest actions of each character. The Starks are still scattered, old orders are fragile, magic and ascetic religions are on the rise, armies are comprised of both the living and the dead—the stage is set for the end. This post is dark and full of spoilers. Continue reading