Before I begin I have two disclaimers; the first is that this and every subsequent piece will most definitely contain a number of spoilers of each episode of #Game of Thrones – so look away now me hearties if you don’t want your day ruined beyond all redemption! The second disclaimer is that these are not critical reviews of each episode; I may get some facts wrong (no doubt), I may miss some information out (most probably) and I may constantly bang on about how Lena Headey as Cersai is about as delicious as delicious can be (that’s a given).
Arise Jon Snow
So yes I and countless others around the world who are obsessed more than a sane person should be with Game Of Thrones were wrong, the man who knows nothing returned, though not until after some pruning, brushing and cleaning by the by now angst-ridden Melisandre. This was swiftly followed by some mumbled incantations designed to elicit the life into the near naked body of Mr Snow. Thankfully the Red Witch decided to wear her necklace and thus portray her younger form and put aside the image of her old decrepit self that many of we guys may never rid from our collective memory ever again after last week’s revelation. Will the resurrection leave Jon less of a man than he was before? Will it leave him more of a man than he was before? Or will it leave him as mad as a box of Frogs when he realizes that his clothes have been sold off and all he now has to wear at the wall is a small loin cloth?
Ramsey, you're a bad boy
Talking about being as mad as a box of Frogs – Back at Winterfell, Ramsey Bolton, come on down! Bless his Murderous monster heart as the he yet again wins the ‘King Joffrey nasty little bastard award’ for the umpteenth week running. Not only content with knifing his Pop, Lord Roose Bolton after realizing that his new born step-brother could potentially usurp his right to succession he then proceeds to feed the dogs…..with his step mother & her new born.
Go get him Jaime
Perhaps the most electrifying scene of the week took place between Jamie Lannister and the High Sparrow I’ve made it no secret in the past that old ‘Leftie himself is my favorite show character of whom I would argue has by far the most interesting arc of character development of all, both in the books and in the TV series. The scene of unspoken threat and violence between the two men was quite simply delicious, the old Jaime would have automatically chopped off the head of old Sparrow. Something tells me his time will come.
And special mention to………
Notable Deaths - Ser Gregorstein and the drunks head mash, Wildling giant and the Nightwatch body mash. I should be a little embarrassed and possibly ashamed at laughing out loud at the sight of a character being mashed against a wall, I really should. But I don’t.
Cersai – Looking as gorgeous as ever with the short hair look.
Tyrian one liners – To be quite frank it’s a toss-up between “The next time I have an idea like that again, punch me in the face” or “That’s what I do. I drink and I know things”
Before you say it, I know, I know. I haven’t even mentioned the dragons……..or Arya…….or Sansa……..or Bran. Maybe next week.