The Night's Watch story continues, with surprising developments. Daenerys experiences new consequences. Brienne and Podrick have an unexpected encounter. Bran achieves a goal, while Tyrion makes an important discovery.
Jon Snow arrives at Mance's camp and both of them come up with suggested peaceful solutions to the conflict. However Stannis turns up with a vast army which defeats the Wildlings. Jon acknowledges him but requests fair play for Mance who treated him well when he was his prisoner. At King's Landing Cersei is threatening to go public about herself and Jaime if Tywin insists on marrying her to Loras but they are overtaken by events when Tyrian escapes, helped by Jaime and Lord Varys, and kills Tywin and the faithless Shae whom he finds in his father's bed. Hidden in a large crate he is lifted aboard a ship to leave King's Landing with Varys. Daenerys is seeing supplicants, one of whom presents her with the corpse of his child, killed by her escaped dragon Drogon. Aware that her dragons are now a menace she locks up the other two. Bran and his friends reach the tree and the three-eyed raven but are attacked by Wights, who kill Jojen. The remaining party is led to safety in a cave by a ... Written by
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While fighting with Brienne, Sandor "the Hound" Clegane grabs the blade of her sword with his bare hands. Since Brienne's sword is made of Valyrian steel which is much sharper than ordinary steel, the blade should have sliced through the Hound's palms. See more »
And I have to say, this episode left me a little bit conflicted on the inside. Right when the episode ended, I thought to myself, "That's it? That was pretty disappointing." But now, taking the past few hours to think about it, I really did dig this episode.
I won't mention any spoilers here, but a specific few scenes involving Tyrion may just be my favorite set of scenes in the show's history. And the continuation of the previous episode with Jon Snow meeting with Mance, and a little deus ex machina, that was another brilliant moment.
This episode really was jam-packed with great moments. I can't exactly put my finger on why I felt disappointed after finishing the episode. I believe it may just be because the season is over and so many things are unresolved. And I know that's fine because we still have more seasons. I just hate the fact that we have to wait another year!
This episode was great, I'm obviously overthinking it. I know I'm just depressed about the season concluding and I'll probably be less bitter when I rewatch it. And if an episode that I feel bitter about can still be a 9/10, then that shows how fantastic Game of Thrones really is.
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