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#1 Posted on 4.5.14 2316.40 Reposted on: 4.5.21 2316.40
Tommen is crowned King, first of his name. Cercei shares a moment with Margaery, agreeing that Joffrey was a monster. She wants Margaery to marry Tommen. Margaery plays coy like it never crossed her mind. The both agreed they will ask their fathers about the wedding situation. Tywin reveals to Cercei that the Lannisters are broke thanks to financing Robert Baratheon's war and owe a ton of money to the Iron Bank.
Daenarys gets the news that Joffrey has been killed and talks to her advisers if they should attack with her Unsullied army and Second Sons. The Lannisters have more ships at King's Landing. Danny decides she should try to be a ruler at the slave lands first before heading out towards Westeros.
The Hound is trying to get some sleep as Arya says all the names of the people she vows to kill, which does seem like everyone in Westeros. They both want to kill the Mountain. She tells the Hound she only has one more name left to say..."The Hound." The next morning, the Hound is freaking out waking up and not seeing Ary asleep by the campfire. Arya is practicing dance fighting by the river. The Hound laughs at this. Arya tries to jab Needle into the Hound's armor but fails. The Hound slaps her and brings her back to reality.
Littlefinger and Sansa makes it to Lyssa Arryn's place, pretending that Sansa was Littlefinger's niece. Lyssa and Robin know who Sansa is but will pretend she was someone else. It turns out Lyssa poisoned Jon Arryn and sent a letter to Caitlyn that the Lannisters did it, which was all Littlefinger's idea. Lyssa pressures Littlefinger to marry her that very night and poor Sansa had to listen to Lyssa scream all night long having sex with Littlefinger. Later on, Lyssa confronts Sansa about why Littlefinger helped her, and how Caitlyn never loved Littlefinger. She thinks Sansa is preggo's but after pysically hurting her she accepted that she must still be a virgin. Oh well, soon Tyrion will be executed and Sansa can marry her cousin Robin, the creepy kid that was still breastfeeding when he is like 12 years old last we saw him.
Brienne and Pod are off to their quest up north to Jon Snow, because that's where Brienne would go if she was Sansa. Pod can't control his horse, can't cook rabbit (it catches on fire), can't do much of anything. Basically he just poured wine for Tyrion. He did impress her by telling her how he killed a King's guard who tried to kill Tyrion so Brienne allows him to help her remove her armor.
Cercei bonds with Prince Oberyn over the fact that they are both powerful and yet couldn't save their loved ones. Oberyn promises her that her daughter is happy at Dorne. Sansa misses her and wants to send a ship down to Dorne for her name day.
Locke scouts Craster's Keep and spots Bran and friends. He tells Jon Snow there are 11 men, most already drunk. They will strike at nightfall. Karl plans to rape Jojen's sister as he has a thing for girls with curls and will let the rest of the mutineers have her after. The hang her up and tie her legs up. Jojen offers his services to Karl if he lets his sister go. What services? He can see the future. Well, can he see what Karl is about to do to Jojen's sister? No, but he does see Karl die, get burned, and bury in snow. Sure enough, the Night's Watch attacks Craster's Keep. Locke sneaks into where Bran is tied up, he still has a mission from Roose Bolton to kill the Stark children. Cuts Bran's leg to confirm he was an invalid. He tries to kidnap Bran during the chaos, but Bran wargs into Hodor and chokes Locke and kills him. Bran leaves Hodor's mind and orders him to cut him free and free Jojen. Bran sees Jon Snow fighting and yells for him Jojen convinces him to leave or else Jon will only make him go back to Castle Black. They need to seek out that 3 eyed Raven. Bran agrees and ask them to free Summer and leave.
Jon Snow finally catches up to Karl and they have a duel. Karl fights dirty and gets the upper hand until he is stabbed in the back by one of Craster's daughters. As he is trying to kill the daughter Jon Snow impales his sword right through his mouth. What a satisfying kill. That and Locke. Hate these 2 guys. The Night's Watch count only 10 guys out of 11 so one must have escaped. Luckily Ghost catches/kills Rast and the direwolf is reunited with Jon. The ladies at Craster's Keep didn't want to go back to Castle Black but didn't want to live at Craster's Keep either. They burn it down along with all the dead bodies.
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#3 Posted on 5.5.14 0231.21 Reposted on: 5.5.21 0231.26
My jaw dropped at how much of the Littlefinger/Lyssa plot they threw into this episode. I was expecting much more of a "HOLY SHIT!" reveal that Littlefinger was basically behind most of the major events of the War of Five Kings, but here it was slipped in almost nonchalantly the first time we ever see those two characters together.
I'm curious how the pacing of this story ends up playing out.
I marked out like crazy for Bran warging Hodor and putting an end to Locke. Felt super bad for Hodor trying to make sense of it all afterwards, though.
Pod/Brie and Arya/Sandor are just amazingly fun to watch together. Maisie Williams in particular is just wonderful in this.
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