Sunday, June 12, 2016

Game of Thrones (HBO): Season 6/Episode 8

6.8 No One
The Hound kills the men who massacred the people in his village. Tyrion’s agreement with the masters of Slaver’s Bay backfires, but Daenerys returns in time to defend Meereen. The faith militants order Cersei to head to the Sept. When she refuses, they try to coerce her, but the Mountain beheads one of them with his bare hands. Tommen orders the banning of Trial by Combat, and announces that the trial of his mother and Loras will proceed as planned. Brienne and Podrick come to see Jaime so she can convince Blackfish to give up the castle and head north to join Sansa’s forces. She fails. Edmure Tully tells his forces to stand down and surrender his uncle. Brienne tries to bring him back to safety up north with them, but he chooses to die fighting for his homeland. Lady Crane comes home to a bleeding Arya backstage and patches her up. The Waif comes and kills the actress. Arya flees, lures her in a candlelit room, gets rid of said candle, and defeats her. She tells Jaqen she’s Arya Stark, not No One, and that she’s going back home.

I CHOOSE VIOLENCE. HELL YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEES!!! THE BITCH IS BACK. Religious fanatic blood spilled! MORE! The Brienne and Prince Charming reunion is short but sweet. I really like the unlikely bond they have formed through their misadventures together. And I think she’s one of the few who can tap into what’s left of his good side, while Queen B always brings out the worst in him. It’s fun seeing Tyrion, Grey Worm, and Missandei just hanging out. It’s just sad that his plan backfired. Will Dragon Mama take that against him? Varys shouldn’t have left. They for a really good team. Wow, Baby Girl Stark has been busy doing a lot of parkour! All those jumping here and there in the streets and rooftops of Morocco was plain awesome! Thanks for finally getting rid of the Waif, who seemed like she was auditioning for a Terminator villain role in this episode. Bitch finally bit the dust. I guess the decision to skip the fight scene is a wise one. Less effort on everyone’s part. Besides, we’ve already seen those two square off a million times.

“I choose violence.” –Cersei Lannister

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