Bran and Meera find a new ally. Gilly meets Sam's family. Arya makes a difficult choice. The Lannisters and Tyrells march against the High Sparrow.Bran and Meera find a new ally. Gilly meets Sam's family. Arya makes a difficult choice. The Lannisters and Tyrells march against the High Sparrow.Bran and Meera find a new ally. Gilly meets Sam's family. Arya makes a difficult choice. The Lannisters and Tyrells march against the High Sparrow.
Like episode one, many characters are shoehorned into this episode, and with the absence of Tyrion, this episode does't have much humour. The episode starts off spectacularly, with Bran running into a new ally. This part was very well done, with a fantastic action scene thrown in there.
Next we see Sam and Gilly, whom we have not seen in a few weeks. They arrive at his father's castle, and this scene too was very entertaining, but very rushed. The dinner scene that played out was very well done, with Sam's father coming across as very intimidating. But it is all wasted as the scenes feel too rushed and not very important.
The part I was really looking forwards to was Jamie and House Tyrell coming to the Queen's rescue, and to confront the High Sparrow. I was a little disappointed. It was, like most of the episode, rushed. While the writing was great here, I wanted more of a confrontation, rather than people dressed up. The biggest complaint about this scene however, was the very obvious green-screen effect in the background. This is very unlike Game of Thrones, as they have such a great budget, but the CGI in this episode was poor.
Now this episode is called Blood of my Blood, and it fits this episode perfectly, as it could reference both Bran's story line, or Dany's. And Dany's scenes were, also rushed out. This part was also very disappointing, as not only did nothing really happen, but how come we only saw like 100 Dothraki soldiers? This is another example in why it seems like they did not spend much time on this episode. I am sure there is an explanation for this, like keeping their budget for another ground breaking episode like the one before. We also finally get to see the dragon again, and the CGI on him is dreadful. I was watching it and all I could think was, the dragons looked better in season 2 than here.
However this is still a great episode, and it is the weakest out of season 6 so far, but it is also understandable considering the episode that we had before, it was unlikely that they would top that.
- May 30, 2016