This Week’s Blog Covers:
S6 Ep 2: “Home”
*WARNING* Spoilers Below!
This week, we continue into no-man’s land. There is something so satisfying about watching season 6 with the readers and the unsullied equally in the dark of what will happen next.
This Week’s Highlight(s):
This week Wun Wun and the Wildlings show up just in time to bring down the traitorous men of the Night’s Watch. Mad props to Wun Wun for the Hulk smash.
Another giant taking names this week is Ser Gregor. While Qyburn’s mute monster is absolutely terrifying, I really appreciate what he did to that megabro from Flea Bottom. All of Cersei’s enemies better watch out.
This week, we meet up with Bran, Meera, and the Three-Eyed Raven. We find Bran in a vision with the Three-Eyed Raven. I really enjoyed this glimpse into the past and the parallel between young Eddard’s training of Benjen to Jon Snow’s training of Olly in Season 5’s “The Wars to Come.” It just makes Olly’s betrayal hurt that much more.
I drink and I know things – Tyrion Lannister
We find Grey Worm, Missandei, Varys, and Tyrion discussing the state of Meereen and the other slaver nations. The Masters have retaken both Astapor and Yunkai, the Sons of the Harpy are still a major threat, and Dany is no where to be found. Tyrion comes up with the bold plan of releasing the dragons, Rhaegal and Viserion. This exhilarating scene was spectacularly done.
This Week’s Lowlife(s):
This week, Ramsay got worse. The writers truly have twisted imaginations. During my first viewing of this scene, I didn’t even know who stabbed who. It was all such a shock. It was all very fitting for Roose Bolton, as his hug with Robb Stark ended the same gruesome way. As for what Ramsay did to Walda, I have very little words. This was the first time that I have actually cried while watching this show. While this is not the first instance of infanticide, this scene was almost unbearable. With the backing of the Karstarck’s, the Manderly’s, and the Umber’s, Ramsay Bolton will be causing a lot more stress for us throughout the season. Also, many are speculating that Rickon and Osha sought refuge at Last Hearth, which is maintained by House Umber. We’ll have to wait and see if anything comes from that. We haven’t seen them since season 3.
Thought Provoking Theme(s):
Yes. Jon Snow is alive!!! Entertainment Weekly will be coming out with its issue featuring Kit Harrington and the return of Jon Snow this Friday. I always had a feeling that he would return. I really appreciate how well Game of Thrones kept this secret under wraps. Only one image surfaced since the shocking season 5 finale, but nothing that could 100% confirm his return until the episode premiered. Ghost and I share in our excitement for his return and that the R + L = J theory is really starting to heat up.
However I must admit, Jon’s resurrection has me feeling a tad bit nervous. Dan Selcke from WinterisComing.net did a great write up about the use of resurrection and its consequences. Selcke references a 2011 interview with Martin with Bullseye with Jesse Thorn. Martin talks about his use of resurrection and its consequences.
My characters who come back from death are worse for wear. In some ways, they’re not even the same characters anymore. The body may be moving, but some aspect of the spirit is changed or transformed, and they’ve lost something. -George R.R. Martin
Unfortunately, we must wait another week for GoT to answer all of our lingering questions and worries.