With an episode title like that you just know you’re in for some fun.
Let’s just get this out of the way; Tyrion.
The use of music in this series is just superb. Never overplayed, often so subtle you don’t even notice it. Very, very well done.
Crow with a third eye! Creepy!
Harry Lloyd finally gets some good scenes.
Baldy advisor guy, he does a lot with a little.
“I hear you’re reading a boring book!” That line should not have worked, but it made me giggle for ages. Littlefinger is tremendously entertaining. Did anyone else say it along with him, “No, she’s one of mine”? I really get how he thinks, one of my favourite kind of characters. Very much looking forward to more from him.
Sam, although I fear for his future. His scene with Jon near the end was great. “What, that good?” “Better.” “Oh, n-no, heh.” That was adorable.
“It’s an exceedingly clever nickname.” Ahahaha.
Holy goodness THAT bit. The bit that made Arya go:
… and which made me go:
And on that note …
Not So Yay
NOT ENOUGH ARYA.
Now that I have seen the Bran-Steve Coogan resemblance, I cannot unsee it.
Kind of felt like Arya’s scene with her father could have been a little better. It felt too curt and didn’t really flow. I don’t know, you want things to go one way and they go another, it’s nit-picky but there you have it.
I have the awful feeling that characters I’m enjoying are going to be killed in horrible ways.
Still just not feeling Dany. If she gets killed in a horrible way my reaction would be, “Good, more time for more interesting characters.”
It’s a whole WEEK until the next one.
Overall I felt that this episode wasn’t quite as strong as last week’s. Having said that, it was fantastic. The pacing on this series is just perfect, they’re giving us enough time with the characters to get to know them before introducing new faces, and the rate at which the show feeds us new information is splendidly judged. I also like how seeds are planted early, Tyrion’s scene with Greyjoy early on is a good example, clearly he’s a character who’s going to be properly introduced later and so we’re slowly being shown his face, we’re slowly being allowed to place him in context with the other characters, really, it’s so nice when a show is this well managed. I feel in such safe hands, and I’m happy to sit back and let the show take me where it may.