Game of Thrones Season 4! Episode 5 & 6!

Alright, I’m back, Minions! Excuse me for my lateness, I had a terrible deadline and I’m most likely bring dishonor onto myself and my family. On to Game of Thrones! Whoo! Finally something dramatic happens! But first a run through of the last episode. Continue reading “Game of Thrones Season 4! Episode 5 & 6!”

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Game of Thrones Season 4! Episode 4!

Hello, Minions! ThatLady again here to give you another recap of the latest Game of Thrones!Boy, this episode doesn’t cover too many of our favorite characters but I’m guessing it’s for the best, we can now establish a more congruent plot flow. Here we are! Episode 3!

 

Dun-dun-DUN-dun! Dun-dun-DUN-dun! Episode 3 – DEVELOPMENT!

Screen Shot 2014-04-29 at 11.55.46 AM   So we open with our quickly growing favorite, Gray Worm, getting his practice in on the Common Tongue. I’m not sure about you, Minions, but this actor’s portrayal of Gray Worm is rather spot on! Not only that but the very few times he talks he just oozes with badassery, even for a tiny, skinny guy. A really pleasant surprise considering he could have easily been casted aside for the more popular characters. In this scene, we get to see him struggle through the new language, elaborating a little more on their childhood and how they were brought into slavery.

That is until the always beautiful Daenerys walks in and gives this big ol’ shit-eating grin like a matchmaker finally seeing the fruits of her labor. It is yet to be confirmed that a romance is what the producers intend for Grey Worm and Missandei but it could be rather interesting to see if anything unfolds in the future, if I do say so myself. By the way, speaking of match-ups…

 

 

Screen Shot 2014-04-29 at 12.13.34 PM   Is it me? Or have we seen more of Daeny and Ser Barristan together than Mormont this season? It kind of feels like they’re setting up for something, aren’t they? Hm. Let’s go ahead and wait it out before putting any merit in my predictions. Carrying on, we close out this chapter of the episode with everything we were promised in the trailers. Grey Worm hosts a group of men to navigate through the sewers and take the great City of Meereen. From the detail I remember from the books, certain things happen before this that causes Daeny to get pissed off at Mormont to where, contrary to her decision before, she orders Mormont to go with the Unsullied. Allow me to elaborate more on this translation subject once I’m further along this recap. So we have this beautiful scene where one of the many masters who are casually walking the alleyways with two well trained guards finds a message on the wall written in blood; “kill the masters”. Fear creeping up his spine and clearly displayed across his face, his attention turns to the guards pointing at a shadow draped across the crowned symbol of Meereen, the golden harpie. Struggling to find an escape he turns to find they have been replaced by a wall of slaves wielding sharp vengeance as they mercilessly blanket over him.

Maybe it’s just my high expectations but… did that scene seem too damn short to any of you guys? I was expecting to see more of what happened that night, the trailers made it seem grander than it was. Daeny’s part in this episode seemed so underplayed. Although, I loved how untouched my favorite line was; “I will answer injustice with justice.” Ah, it was so good… we needed more of that.

 

Episode 3 – Crossing Swords!

Bron: "Y'er eyes are a beautiful shade, milord." Jaime: "Baka!" *runs off blushing*
Bron: “Y’er eyes are a beautiful shade, milord.” Jaime: “Baka!” *runs off blushing*

Back in King’s Landing, we peep on Bron and Jaime braiding each other’s hair and talking about the boys they will marry. Soon onto the conversation of what Jaime thinks of Tyrion and whether or not he killed Jamie’s sperm donation. After the common sense dump, Jaime is kind enough to visit his dear brother in the Hilton of dungeon chambers. I would have pegged Jaime as the kind of person who wouldn’t need a reason to visit his little bro, it seems to paint Jaime in this light that he’s still afraid of what his family would think even though his father disowned him and he raped his sister in front of her recently deceased son. It ain’t on HBO for nothin’.

Screen Shot 2014-04-29 at 1.08.02 PM   Anyway, words are exchanged and Tyrion is even more hopeless than he began. Luckily enough, we cut over to Sansa! A woman grown and a woman barely interesting to hear from. Seriously, when is her story going to pick up? In this scene she’s speaking with soon to be Lord of the Eyrie! Little Finger by this point has no real reason to unload all this motivation onto Sansa, although it is very interesting to watch them go back and forth with each other. Sansa starts to show how good she is at connecting the dots and– by the GODS, I’m so happy to see she’s given up the Southern style hair for something more natural. Maybe I’m alone in this or everyone else snoozed through this part but it just makes me rather content.

Look at that weasely face.

NEXT!

 

Episode 3 – HOT DAMN!

Screen Shot 2014-04-29 at 1.15.55 PM   Brought back to Hottie McSploosh and her Grandmother, Naughty McI-Once-Had-A-Vagina, where we see yet another chat in the same exact place from last episode talking about yet another slightly irrelevant topic so we can expand Granny’s story s’more about how the Tyrells came from a lineage of ever sploosh-worthy good looks and talents in bed that match their beauty, if not surpass it. Again, kinda irrelevant, all this can be seen from just looking at Marge. Goddamn.

In the end, this whole talk was just to encourage Marge to get off her ass and go checkout the groom-to-be and make sure to plant that figurative flag. Smart plan, I’m sure we will miss Lady Tyrell and her amazing stories and smile plaguing interactions with anyone. Oh, yeah, did you notice how the show just unveils the relationship between Baelish and the Tyrells? Yeah, I’m starting to regret not reading the books faster.

 

This episode, Jon finds himself a new love interest.
This episode, Jon finds himself a new love interest.

A leap, hop, and a skip away, we have Jon on The Wall. The less said about that the better. This whole scene is just padding, Jon is trying to help but because none of the higher ups like him he’s shit on. Here, you can see how the men respect him and wish to learn from him, but not before Jon makes a new friend. Please, NEXT.

 

 

Yaay, this again...
Yaay, this again…

 

So we have yet another scene where Cercei bitches at Jaime because she can and because she’s drunk and bitter and– Cercei. She questions her brother’s honor in that he may have too much honor and why would Jaime not bend his honor for something she wants, in her typical self-absorbed way. She wants all the figurative roaches in her kitchen crushed under her narrowly viewed sense of justice even if it means she has to burn everything to the ground. Cercei is the type of person who, when threatened to such a degree, will allow her fear of everything keep her sensible side fiercely pushed so far back that all she sees are threats even in her own shadow. We haven’t seen just yet how bad she can get, not yet.

Imagine how blind with rage she’d become if another child of hers died. Remember, Marcella is across the waters in Dorne and Tommen is the new King and is in constant danger. Anything could happen to them at any time, for whatever reason. We already know the Tyrells are conspirators who know how to get shit done when needed to. As we’ve learned over going on four seasons is no one’s life is sacred, anyone can die well before they’ve finished what they were set out to do. Speaking of setting out to do…

I love the contrast in color in this scene.
I love the contrast in color in this scene.

Marge takes her Grandmother’s advice and goes to see Tommen. I remember it not being such a big deal in the books, Marge and Tommen were almost always together when they could be and when she wasn’t around him she was with her cousins or something. I can kinda see why they made it out to be this way in the show but then again Tommen was supposed to be an 8 year-old. Could you imagine this kid here having even more trouble sleeping after Marge’s visit? With a wife like that, I’m certain he’ll be spanking it until he’s old enough to give her the baby gravy himself.

 

Episode 3 – IS IT CHRISTMAS ALREADY??

Screen Shot 2014-04-29 at 2.04.56 PM   Whoo! I never thought I’d see Brienne! She’s so fun to watch on screen. on one side, we have Jaime; the collective definition of a beautiful man and crooked morals. On the other side, we have Brienne; the collective nature of all things masculine and pure of heart. I think it’s because of this that they are so wonderful to see together, in many ways Brienne has become the voice of reason and the reminder of his honor before he became the King Slayer. This hulking tower of a woman is the only positive reinforcement in Jaime’s life. His family treats him like shit, always wants things of him when all he wants is the more simple things. Even then the things he has his sights set on is only a fever dream, nothing will end with sunshine and rainbows if he keeps chasing Cercei. It speaks volumes when the woman you supposedly are in love with carries and gives birth to your children and yet you feel no remorse for the child when they die. You don’t need someone to give you permission to care for your children or give you permission to acknowledge them.

I hope I’m not the only one who feels it would be cute to see Jaime and Brienne officially together. Of course, this is Game of Thrones. Anyone can be next on the chopping board. It’s possible Brienne may not back it back to King’s Landing. Off she goes to find Sansa! Yaay! I really hope she finds the Stark girls, it would be nice to finally have them in a scene together again.

Can we take a moment to appreciate this... THIS?
Can we take a moment to appreciate this… THIS?

 

"...zzzzZZZZzzzz..."
“…zzzzZZZZzzzz…”

And then Jon rallies the troops and flips the bird to Alliser Thorne who underestimated Jon’s influence among his brothers. NEXT!

Okay, well, on the subject of Sam… I was actually quite disappointed to see that Sam was pacing and dumping all these worries onto Jon. In the books (jeez, I hate starting sentences like this…), Sam knows Jon enough to decide not to tell him about Bran going beyond the wall because of what happened when he heard Rob was marching into battle. He kept it in so Jon could do right by the Night’s Watch, to be focused on what truly mattered in the end; protecting the realm by holding The Wall. It was a hard decision to make but he knew what he must do, this was one of the more distinguishing moments for Sam because it showed how loyal of a friend he is.

So then this scene happened and I had a facepalm attack. Oy…

 

Screen Shot 2014-04-29 at 3.31.16 PM   Back at Craster’s Keep, we have the… eh… erm… are they cannibals now? I can’t tell. We have the worst kind of men, which always brings me to wonder; if the Night’s Watch is made up of liars, thieves, rapists, molesters, as well as the unlucky how did they ever think to turn them into men you can trust to guard your back? I get it’s supposed to be a giant bootcamp for unruly men but I can trust this is a world where there is more bad than good and you’re lucky to find someone who won’t filet you for fun.

Alright, so the worg returns! Bran and the crew… get captured. I thought they had someplace to be? Why would they stop to check out this place full of questionable people and actions? What was their motive? Weren’t they looking for a baby? Why would they concern themselves with anything else but the trapped wolf? I imagine if they did unlock Ghost and Summer, they wouldn’t have needed to bother with all those men, the wolves would have just torn all of them apart. Well… Yaay, Bran does nothing. Again.

Let’s just see where this goes.

 

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Finally, we have our ending. A whole four minutes of our mysterious White Walker trekking across the frigid cold of the farther North, heading to what we cannot explain just yet. Minions, I have not read too far into this series so I can’t say for sure what they’re doing here. From that I’ve been hearing, this scene here is one of the many “creative liberties” the producers have been making. Although it’s a very pretty and very interesting liberty, I have untethered myself from relating the books at all to the tv series (like any logical fan would do). According to rumor, George R. R. Martin has had his fill of these changes/detours from his creation and may possibly make this the last season they produce.

Well, he’s to hoping. I’ll catch you again next week on my weekly recap of Game of Thrones! If you enjoyed my article, hit that like button and subscribe to follow posts! Til next week, Minions! My the light of The Seven protect you!

Game of Thrones Season 4! Episode 3

Apologies in advance, Minions, for getting to this recap of last Sunday’s Game of Thrones. All I can hope is that whatever I have to say and the pretty, pretty pictures I post will be enough. So let’s dive in! Beware, if you haven’t seen the episode, go do it. There will be no quarter for those who aren’t caught up. On the subject of spoilers, I will be revealing some details from the book and my possible disgust for some of the translations into the tv series. You have been warned.

 

 

Episode 3 – Escape The Capital!

Immediately picking up where we left off, this show doesn’t leave anyone out. Jeez, we go from Tyrion being arrested by his family, shot over to Sansa making a run for it with Ser Dontos– BIG SURPRISE, it was Baelish behind Sansa’s rescue! Every word dripping with poisonous sarcasm–, then zoomed back to Margaery and the Tyrells discussing what happened last and what will come after, and full-circle back to the Lannisters in the Septum. Let me catch up to that point and only then can you taste the bitterness I hold for what comes after.

Again, big surprise that Baelish was behind Sansa’s rescue, he only tried whatever lie he could to twist the poor girl’s heart strings with the promise of returning home. See, Minions, in the books it came as more of a surprise because Ser Dontos was a recurring presence in Sansa’s imprisonment, telling her during Stanis’ attack on King’s Landing that there will be another opportunity but it has to wait. Even being tempted by The Hound to run away but even that scene didn’t hold much weight ’cause there wasn’t much promise for her to stay, no reason why she shouldn’t have gone with The Hound other than the casual will-he-won’t-he-rape-me-kill-me scenario, of course. All I’m saying is if the writers stuck with the books more closely it would have been a bigger surprise to the audience. On the other hand, though, I suppose I can see it from the perspective of trying to psych out the readers but in that case it was setting up for a swap and gave the same reveal with even less surprise. I don’t know, Minions, I just don’t agree with this whole setup. Baelish is way too calculating and way too smart to give himself away before he plays his cards. NEXT!

Yes, yes, Margaery calls Joff out on being a sadistic cunt. I’m just glad someone said it. Does anyone else enjoy Lady Tyrell as much as I do? That woman is just a walking scornful smile.

Now back to the ever power hungry Lannisters in the Septum mourning over Joffery’s body. Everytime I see this scene, I keep thinking of Jon Arryn from the first episode. Maybe because the ritual is the same but I feel there’s more symmetry to this than you may conclude on your first play through. Just so you know, I love how the interaction here plays out compared to the books. Even though Cercei doesn’t snap at Tywin as much as she’s supposed to, you can still see it boiling over on her face. Although biting her tongue is unlike Cercei this scene plays very well! Having Tywin be Tywin; pushing past family tragedy, despite talking ill of the dead, so he can give a lecture to the soon-to-be-crowned Prince Tommen. Here’s the issues I have with how the rest of this scene plays out:

JAIME NEVER FORCES HIMSELF ON HIS SISTER. I mean this, Jaime loves Cercei and has never taken advantage of her before. C’mon, women get really depressed after having an abortion but you don’t hear how Jaime was so hot for her he pulled down his britches an– Okay, let me take a breath here. There is a sex scene in the books that takes place in the Sept but it was almost immediately when Jaime got back home and Cercei wanted to be “whole” despite her “moon blood”, she asked for it. Any time after that, she asked for it. So when I saw Jaime force himself on her while she pleaded against it (not to mention it was in front of her freshly corpsified firstborn), I was legitimately shocked, saying, “no, no, no, no! What?! Why?!?” Of course, I had my very chivalrous brother behind me soothing me with sweet words like, “she held out.” I don’t know if there’s anyone else out there who was shocked or felt anything else by this scene but it was really hard for me to see.

Put them into a room together until they're this close. Like a real not-family.
Put them into a room together until they’re this close. Like a real not-family.

Episode 3 – Shenanigans With Arya and The Hound!

Okay! So onto better scenes! We’ve got Arya and The Hound, my two best adventure-bros! Oh, how I’ve been missing you little scamps, what do you have for us this episode? So our duo are trying to make it to the Eyrie but stumble upon a rather friendly farmer who invites them in and feeds them and is warmly thanked with a proper bludgeoning and making off with the little silver they managed to keep out of bandit hands. Let me not rant about how terribly different this scene plays out from the books because it’s really irrelevant. I’m sure the writers just thought to speed things up by cutting to the end of this endeavor; Dog works for his pay and in the end takes all their coin and runs off with Arya. Nothing missed. May I mention I love Arya in this whole scene?? Something you don’t see in the books is how she can lie effectively as well as read people and sell them the lie they want to hear. All of this really expands our knowledge and what we expect to see from Arya. I can’t wait for more of my adventure-bros!

D'aw, look at them in all of Sam's awkwardness!
D’aw, look at them in all of Sam’s awkwardness!

Sam and Gilly! Not alot to go over here. Sam wants to protect Gilly, Gilly just wants to know how he feels for her and drops hints like she’s playing Minesweeper. Their little part in this  is to make sure Gilly will be safe from all the renown rapists and molesters on The Wall. He gets her someplace that’s… gotta say, Sam, I think she might’ve been safest on The Wall. That place looks rank as all seven Hells! Well, I’m sure these crazy kids will make it. Speaking of making it–

To think THIS is what Gilly's actress looks like! JEEZ, what a flattering picture! Guuuuuuuuurl!
To think THIS is what Gilly’s actress looks like! JEEZ, what a flattering picture! Guuuuuuuuurl!

Back over the stony shores of Dragonstone, Davos is having some trouble with King Stannis. When Mr. Infi-Scowl tells Davos his days of usefulness are drawing to a close, we’re left wondering what light bulb illuminated the remedy to his wavering position as The Hand. I doubt I’m the only one but does anyone else find it terribly adorable whenever Davos and Shireen share scenes? Ugh, I want more interaction between those two!

So then... all of THIS happened. If you know Game of Thrones, they can't have an episode and not match their tits:ass ratio.
So then… all of THIS happened. If you know Game of Thrones, they can’t have an episode and not match their tits:ass ratio.

 

Episode 3 – The Dornish Heatwave!

Not even kidding, when the Martells aren’t throwing down burns like boiling water against the wind, they’re fogging up the stainglass windows and talking about how sexy their lifestyle is. Goddamn. So allow me to begin with saying this is one of the better just-talk scenes, the interactions between Tywin and Oberyn are always a delight. Here we have Tywin jumping at the opportunity to make the Martells an offer with a very obvious answer, of which a deal is struck to have a nice cat with the local Mountain. Seriously, guys, I’m so hyped to finally see these two duke it out! I don’t really care how exactly the scene is supposed to play out but I know it’s gonna be as exciting as a championship basketball game. The Mountain of House Clegane vs. The Red Viper of Dorne. So excited!

Finally, eyes back on our ever loveable Imp, Tyrion, getting a visit from his squire, Podrick Payne. This scene really sets up what we’re to expect from the next episode. Tyrion will go on trial as the known world gapes at him painted as the horrible little monster everyone has always expected and assumed he is. Now we have the judges set up, we now know that there isn’t a single person who will stand in defense of our bold hero, we know that we will have a lot of lies being tossed around like candy exploding from a bloated pinata. I will let you know right away this trial is going to break my heart in so many crippling ways, I might need to take a sabbatical to help find myself.

 

Episode 3 – FUCK. YO’. COURT.

Our Khaleesi challenges a new slave city!
Our Khaleesi challenges a new slave city!

FINALLY! We have our Queen in her beautiful climax! You tell those slave owners how this is gonna end! Aw, hell yeah! But first… let’s deal with Not-Daario-Naharis take on Meereen’s champion. Minions, maybe you don’t know but our Khaleesi was supposed to have an extra companion being a huge badass amongst her ranks, a eunuch named Strong Belwas.

I introduce to you, Minions, Strong Belwas!
I introduce to you, Minions, Strong Belwas!

What he lacks in trouser snake he makes up for in supreme badassery! He is one of her most skilled warriors and because of his low birth and devil-may-care attitude, he was her best choice to challenge the loud-mouth champion. Belwas put on such a grand show having the rider charge at him again and again, accumulating knick after knick, he finally grounded the Champion’s horse and effortlessly severed the fool-knight’s head.

Some have captured the beauty of the scene with this lovely illustration.
Some have captured the beauty of the scene with this lovely illustration.

In this episode, we have Daario serving himself up and in a puff of smoke he serves the head of the champion with no effort. That is all. So onto the better part of the last three minutes of the show we have Daeny making her huge, action inspiring message to the slaves of Meereen. So we can expect everything we were promised in all the Game of Thrones trailers, the slaves will tear their masters apart and free themselves. Ah, what is must feel like to courage the massacre of an entire city with just a few words. I wonder though… they’re human, too, and they grow up in this world, same as everyone else. So what would stop them from raping, killing, and tearing apart their own kind? Surely not all the slaves had the same goal and chivalrous mindset.

Hm, maybe I’m thinking too much into this. Well! I enjoyed this episode! Even the little bits of the Wildlings and the Thenn tearing apart villages, par the norm. As much as I didn’t want to see Ingrid murder families… when you run with the Thenn, you go all the way! But then again, maybe I’m one of the only people who actually like Ingrid. The parts with Jon I couldn’t help but snooze through.

 

That’s all, Minions! Stay tuned for my next recap of Game of Thrones Season 4! Lets find out what happens this Sunday! Get hyped! If you liked my article, hit the like button and let me know your thoughts on the comments below! If you wanna keep up with me, follow our site where we give you the latest in gaming news and tidbits! Until next time, Minions! May the light of The Seven keep you safe!

Game of Thrones – House Martell

Hello, Minions! Back for a quick little insight to prepare you for this Sunday’s Game of Thrones Ep. 3. Because I can’t predict how much they’ll reveal in the next episode or maybe they’ll focus more on Daeny with a little glance over to Tyrion’s current condition and maybe an overall reaction from some of the cast, I thought I’d give you some information on Oberyn and some of the other Martells. Some of you who have read the books will already know this stuff but those of you who are kinda curious about the details of the incidents Oberyn keeps tip-toeing around– I mean, rape and murder is pretty clear but– allow me to catch some of you up.

 

The Sacking of King’s Landing –

As you know, Oberyn confronts Tyrion to explain to him that he has a debt to settle between Tywin and himself while alluding to the basic events of what happened. His sister, Elia, was married off to Rhaegar Targaryen as a slap in the face to Tywin Lannister when he attempted to arrange a marriage between Rhaegar and Cercei. Elia bore two Targaryen children, her daughter Rhaeyns and her son Aegon. Some time after meeting Lyanna Stark, Rhaegar spirits her away and crowns her the Queen of Love and Beauty, completely casting aside his own wife and children.

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A basic summary. Damn, Elia… What a bastard.

So if you’re not already aware, these events led to what was known as “Robert’s Rebellion” where Robert Baratheon fought to bring back the love of his life and his betrothed. Such a force was split into two battles, The Battle of The Trident and The Sacking of King’s Landing. Now to the good stuff! I mean, not that rape and mur– You get what I mean! So while The Battle of The Trident was going on, Tywin Lannister finally joined the battle once he knew who was going to win and marched his men to King’s Landing. Deceiving King Aerys, Tywin sacked the city and allowed the massacre of its’ people. Here is where Elia and her children died gruesomely at the ruthless hands of Ser Gregor Clegane.

Elia
Elia Targaryen.

As we’ve heard before, Elia was brutally raped and cleaved after witnessing the horrid murder of her children. What you may have not known was the little comment Oberyn says about “wrapping the children in Lannister cloaks” was missing a fine detail. The Lannister men wrapped all the children in each their cloaks and, one by one, smashed children and babies alike against the hard stone walls of King’s Landing. It’s because of this horrible event that Oberyn holds a unrelenting hatred for the Lannisters and their pet, The Mountain, and seeks his own vengeance. Does anyone remember the mention that he’s called the “Red Viper”? Or maybe the little detail that he’s one of the best swordsmen in all of Dorne?

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I absolutely cannot wait to see this fight happen. I won’t spoil anything for you guys but… things are gonna get CRAY.

Honestly, Minions, I wait in deep anticipation for the next couple episodes in this season so whether they decide to cut away to Daenerys across the Narrow Sea or if they want to take some time to look back at the Wildlings building their assault on The Wall or if they decide to stay on Tyrion or if they decide to follow the Bastard of Bolton OR– [{takes a breath}]–  much to catch up on and still so much to build. Game of Thrones is pretty smart about keeping you guessing so I imagine next week we’ll see what Daeny will do about those A-holes who marked every mile of her approach with dead child-slaves just to flip a very distant bird at her.

Who knows?! All we have to do is wait with baited breath and hope to have all of our Game of Thrones fixes so the next week won’t feel nearly as long. Good luck, Minions! I hope you’re excited! If you enjoyed my article, gimme a like, a comment, and maybe follow us or something. May the light of The Seven always protect you, Minions! Until this Sunday!