Monday, 27 April 2015

Game of Thrones: S05E03: "High Sparrow"

Rating: 7

In A Nutshell

Jon Snow wields out commands for some of the night's watch at his first big meeting, whilst also wielding the sword on Janos Slynt who refuses an order. He's also got to consider King Stannis's request, even if he's already sort of refused him. Sansa Stark returns to Winterfell, with littlefinger's plan for her to wed Ramsey Bolton, with a bigger picture in both their eyes. Brienne and Podrick are still in pursuit. New King Lannister Tommen get's jiggy with Queen Margaery. Cersei gets to know more about those Sparrow folk in King's Landing. Tyrion's desire to see someone other than Varey's leads them both to a brothel and eventually his capture by a seriously sulking Jorah. Arya ditches all traces of her former self and starts to learn how to become a faceless man.

What I liked

Poldrick and Brienne are fast becoming on a par with Tyrion and Varys for comedy and bromance. Still following Sansa at a distance, we now know more than ever that Brienne is set on revenge for her former King and wants Stannis to pay; this is going to get awkward soon one would think because ...

Stannis gets Jon Snow's answer and turns him down to return to winterfell but Stannis is set to go anyway. Bet he'll be pleased to find Sansa there! But we all know Briene won't be. Oh, it's set to get very complicated soon!

Jon's doing very well as new lord commander. Get's his adversary Ser Alliser's respect by giving him a top role, whilst the coward that is Ser Janos Slynt finally pays for his weakness with his head for refusing his new role. And he begged for mercy just before the head fell :/ Couldn't help but feel for the guy.

"Sucking a Dwarf's C**k is supposed to bring good luck too", says Tyrion in a true LOL moment for me.

What I Didn't Like

Everything in the house of black and white is very grey ... but not in a good way. I'm quite frankly bored of all that story arc.

That's about it. I really enjoyed this episode. No Dany the dragon lady! Woohoo! Well, except the prostitute dressed up as her.


No White Walkers this season thus far ...

How old is the new King Tommen supposed to be anyway? In bed with Margery? Well, who wouldn't want to!

And Finally

This is much more like it. The previous two episodes of setting scenes and people have paid off. This episode can crank up the tension and intrigue even more, setting off paths of collision you'd think. Briene and Stannis, Stannis Versus Boltons. Will these be the battles of the season or will the white walkers show a hand yet?

Rating: 7 out of 10 (Tension finally cranks up a notch)

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