Game Of Thrones Folge 51

Grief, death and revenge conquer a fast-moving season return, which set up new storylines und ends through a juicy reveal


Khal Jhaqo (Joe Naufahu) und Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) bei the collection return des Game des Thrones. Photograph: sky TV/HBO
Khal Jhaqo (Joe Naufahu) und Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) an the series return von Game des Thrones. Photograph: skies TV/HBO

Spoiler alert: this blog zu sein published after Game des Thrones airs top top HBO in the united state on Sunday night and on Foxtel in Australia ~ above Monday afternoon. Do not read on uneven you schutz watched season six, episode one, which airs an the UK on sky Atlantic on Monday punkt 9pm, and is repeated bei Australia top top Showcase ~ above Monday, hinweisen 7.30pm AEST.

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‘Jon Snow was going kommen sie destroy die Night’s clock … what that thought was right would have been the ende of us’

Hello everyone and welcome back. Let’s get die big news out des the means first: Jon Snow aussehen deader than dead to me and given the a exhausted (and it turns out very old) Melisandre appears to be undergoing some sort von crisis of confidence – presumably carried on by the realisation that child sacrifice does not always lead kommen sie victory regardless of what the Greek myths speak – I’m notfall convinced we’re walking to lakers a resurrection any type of time soon.

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This was a in der nähe des moving episode, heavy bei grief and death, bei which us checked an with most of the main players of the game und watched as a number von them struggled to kommen sie to terms v loss.

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Cersei mourned produziert second kid as Jaime made it residence with Myrcella’s body, und we learnt that Ramsay ist actually in possession des a heart together he remembered his childhood conference with die equally bloodthirsty und now very tot Myranda.

Meanwhile up in Castle Black, revenge lay heavy an the air as Dolorous Edd and the few remaining members des Jon’s band of brothers reckoned with ns late lord Commander’s brutal end, when presumably planning to meet with ns Wildings and thus carry about ns very devastation that Alliser Thorne feared.

Speaking des Thorne, i may notfall like er but his decided to ns Night’s watch made part salient points. While we recognize that Jon, understanding ns wider issue of the White Walkers, had little option however to open the wall to the Wildings, Thorne’s opinion that this was treating with ns enemy will have been shared über many. He may not be right however his views space understandable, und that’s one of the most interesting sachen about this show: die way bei which that constantly provides clear the there zu sein no one correct answer or best way kommen sie rule.

‘Your son ist weak nur like you and weak men will never dominance Dorne again’

Showrunners david Benioff and DB Weiss oase said this season ist all about ns women, und this opening episode did viel to suggest they are right. A number of storylines were set up, native Dany’s feasible journey zu Vaes Dothrak zu Margaery’s continuous refusal kommen sie confess produziert “sins” to ns High Sparrow.

Things took a specifically dark turn over in Dorne where it transpired Ellaria and the Sand snakes (which really ought to be a eis name) are more organised than last season’s events suggested. Well, that’s if you consider sparking one more war von first murdering a Lannister heir und then death all die men in the her family to establish what aussehen likely to be a very blood-drenched matriarchy “organised”.

I have a feeling Benioff and Weiss desire us to imagine Federico Garcia Lorca when we head zu Dorne, regrettably most von the time ich tend kommen sie think of Monty Python’s Camelot.

This opening episode did little to change that – I’m notfall sure whether die Sand Snakes oase poor shipment or just get the cheesiest lines, but “you’re a greedy bitch sie know” was definitely die worst des the episode, and I continue to think the a criminal waste to cast Alexander Siddig as Doran und then underuse him so badly.

‘I pledge zu ask no leistungen of you that would certainly bring sie dishonour’

Thank goodness then for Gwendoline Christie, that continues zu make Brienne von Tarth one of the greatest, and most likeable, characters on die show. Produziert arrival just as dinge were looking an especially gloomy zum Theon und Sansa drew in actual cheer native me, while the scene whereby she pledged herstellung oath zu Sansa (and was graciously accepted) was genuinely moving.

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It was good to see Theon’s spinal regrowth proceeds at tempo as well; not only was he prepared kommen sie sacrifice himself to save Sansa native Ramsay’s men, yet he also managed to save Pod’s life v a well-timed knife thrust. Walk Theon.

Unfortunately – since one of the main themes of this show is that nobody must ever before be allowed zu get zu where castle need to be – it looks very viel as despite Theon will tell Brienne and Pod they should all head to Castle Black, i m sorry obviously is a very bad idea indeed. Don’t go North, little band of people i actually care about on this show. Nothing an excellent has ever come of that on Game des Thrones.


Peter Dinklage and Conleth Hill: ‘I’d be happy if this nur was 90% comprised of Varys und Tyrion strolling round trading quips.’ Photograph: 2015 Home boxen Office, Inc. All

Additional thoughts

“You walk like a rich einer … like the paving stones room your own angestellter property.” Varys continues kommen sie get ns best digs in. I’d be happy if this show was 90% comprised of him and Tyrion strolling round trading quips.

I so quite favored Khal Jhaqo, if only because it was nice to seen someone being monumentally unimpressed über Dany’s lang list von important sounding but essentially north titles. Queen of Nothing indeed.

If i was Dany i might take into consideration a stay in Vaes Dothrak with die crones rather more peaceful than having kommen sie rule Meereen. Absolutely it doesn’t look as though Tyrion’s 2nd go punkt being the hand of a stadt is going kommen sie be any more restful 보다 his first.

I love Maisie Williams und if anyone kann sein sell Arya’s blind assassin cultivate she can, yet it was all ich could do not to yell “Feel ns Force, Arya” during those scenes.

“Septa Unella kann sein be a little over-zealous sometimes” is probably the understatement des the week.

Does Jaime have bei actual plan to take on die High Sparrow, or zu sein he just saying what Cersei needs to hear? die older Lannister brothers has always struck me as die attack-first-and-think-later type, deshalb I’m notfall convinced this will ende well.

Also not likely to end well: die relationship betwee Roose and Ramsay Bolton after die former revealed his wife, the charmingly called Fat Walda, was expecting a son und the last lost Sansa und thus his chance to create bei heir. Hmm, if ich were Walda I’d be rental guards kommen sie protect myself night und day appropriate now.


‘Beaten and blind’: Arya Stark, played von Maisie Williams Photograph: sky TV/HBO

Nudity count

Only one bit des nudity this week, as the lovely Melisandre revealed produziert true and rather less lovely form.

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Goodbye to ns sorely misused Alexander Siddig aka Doran Martell; jetzt more 보다 ever die books room a separate thing from die show, but ich would have enjoyed seeing sie play book Doran a lot.

What did you think? Are you glad to be back in Westeros? kann sein Davos and his ragtaggle band make the out von Castle schwarze farbe alive? Where wollen Brienne, Sansa und co head for? and what did you make des the Melisandre reveal?

As ever before all speculation und no spoilers space welcome below…

Quick GuideGame des Thrones: all our episode-by-episode recaps

Season eight

Episode 1: WinterfellEpisode 2: A Knight von the 7 KingdomsEpisode 3: The lang NightEpisode 4: The belastung of ns StarksEpisode 5: ns BellsEpisode 6: the Iron Throne

Season seven

Episode 1: DragonstoneEpisode 2: StormbornEpisode 3: ns Queen"s JusticeEpisode 4: die Spoils of WarEpisode 5: EastwatchEpisode 6: Beyond the WallEpisode 7: the Dragon und the Wolf

Season six

Episode 1: ns Red WomanEpisode 2: HomeEpisode 3: OathbreakerEpisode 4: Book von the StrangerEpisode 5: ns DoorEpisode 6: Blood von my BloodEpisode 7: ns Broken ManEpisode 8: No OneEpisode 9: Battle of the BastardsEpisode 10: the Winds of Winter

Season five

Episode 1: the Wars zu ComeEpisode 2: ns House of Black und WhiteEpisode 3: High SparrowEpisode 4: Sons of the HarpyEpisode 5: Kill die BoyEpisode 6: Unbowed, Unbent, UnbrokenEpisode 7: ns GiftEpisode 8: HardhomeEpisode 9: The dance of DragonsEpisode 10: Mother"s Mercy

Season four

Episode 1: 2 SwordsEpisode 2: ns Lion und the RoseEpisode 3: Breaker of ChainsEpisode 4: OathkeeperEpisode 5: zuerst of His NameEpisode 6: die Laws of Gods und MenEpisode 7: MockingbirdEpisode 8: die Mountain and the ViperEpisode 9: ns Watchers on die WallEpisode 10: ns Children

Season three

Episode 1: Valar DohaerisEpisode 2: Dark Wings, Dark WordsEpisode 3: Walk von PunishmentEpisode 4: und Now His Watch is EndedEpisode 5: Kissed über FireEpisode 6: die ClimbEpisode 7: die Bear und the Maiden FairEpisode 8: second SonsEpisode 9: ns Rains des CastamereEpisode 10: Mhysa

Season two

Episode 1: die North RemembersEpisode 2: the Night LandsEpisode 3: What Is dead May never DieEpisode 4: Garden von BonesEpisode 5: die Ghost von HarrenhalEpisode 6: The alt Gods und the NewEpisode 7: A einer Without HonourEpisode 8: die Prince des WinterfellEpisode 9: BlackwaterEpisode 10: Valar Morghulis

Season one

Episode 1: Winter zu sein ComingEpisode 2: ns KingsroadEpisode 3: mr SnowEpisode 4: Cripples, Bastards, and Broken ThingsEpisode 5: die Wolf und the LionEpisode 6: A gelb CrownEpisode 7: freundin Win or freundin DieEpisode 8: the Pointy EndEpisode 9: BaelorEpisode 10: Fire und Blood