I’m posting a duplicate of My Thoughts Blog this week for GoT so you can get an idea of what is over on my other website — My Thoughts On. The website is dedicated to my thoughts on my favorite television, books, and movies. Enjoy!
Here are my thoughts on GoT Episode Blood Of My Blood:
My distaste for the Danny plot rages on. I won’t spend too much time on hate spewing, but, seriously? Didn’t we JUST have that speech last week? Why did we even NEED that speech? Girl, they are ALREADY FOLLOWING YOU!
The only way this truly would have worked was if there was some grumbling about getting on the ships — that don’t even exist yet. If that was the case, then pull your Khal Drogo speech out of your pocket.
Another annoying thing in regards to the Danny plot was the tie in with the after show when the writer or producer or whatever said that Danny could sense her dragon because they are like her children. Um, did you watch your own show? Danny saw Drogon kicking up some dirt. That’s not a feeling, that’s seeing. I think Drogon was scoffing at this plot and that’s what caused the dirt to move.
Drogon is cool though. Like, real, real cool.
Arya needs to kill that bitch.
Give the face to the dude. Trade accomplished. Drop mic, peace out.
Here the show looked a little bit more like the show we adored.
First, cool stuff.
How cool was Jaime Lannister when he rode up those stairs? Pretty cool.
Cool shot, of how small the army was versus all of the King’s Landing folk. It gave perspective of how the High Sparrow has amassed an army of his own.
The look on Margaery’s face. I really think she was pleasantly surprised her family showed up for her.
Now onto plot stuff.
What made this cool was Margaery always plotting. She didn’t think her family was going to show for her, so she makes an alliance with the High Sparrow. To solidify this alliance, she manipulates Tommen yet again. She made an alliance with the High Sparrow to save herself and played right into his hands. Jaime and Grandma Tyrell were in total shock. They had been outplayed in the game of thrones. While they had been dinking around with each other, the High Sparrow was playing a chess game ten moves ahead of them. When Cersei did her walk of shame, everyone thought that was so horrible and the worst. That was the High Sparrows play. He wanted everyone to know that. The threat of the walk of shame caused Margaery to make the alliance and caused her family to show up there to stop it. Therefore, in front of everyone, the High Sparrow got to show the people of King’s Landing the defeat of the two houses. He didn’t have to do a damn thing.
Also, in the game of thrones, this is all very, very interesting. The scene later between the twins is fascinating. They still have the hubris of a great house. However, the Lannister House is in shambles. Tommen is so weak that he can be bent to anyone’s will. He has turned his back on his own family. The Lannisters have lost visible power among its people. While they are preoccupied with the High Sparrow, the rest of Westeros is making significant gains in their efforts to take the Iron Throne. The Lannisters are like a girl who is broken up with and tells her friends she is shocked it happened — despite everyone else clearly knowing it was about to happen.
Of note is that Jaime is now on his way to Riverrun. You know who else is on their way to Riverrun … Brienne! Yay! I can’t wait for Brienne and Jaime to meet up again. I wonder what this will do for Sansa Strong? She wants to take back Winterfell from Ramsey Bolton. Will she be willing to make an alliance with the Lannisters to do that? How will Riverrun play into it? Jaime is ordered to take it back for the Lannisters, but that’s Sansa’s Uncle who holds it now. I see some kind of alliance. I think this is perhaps where the show might be able to get back on track.
As for Cersei, I don’t think her trial will be a trial by combat. That would be too easy. She might be in for it.Well, unless there is some magical opponent, which, let’s not kid ourselves, GoT has turned way more mystical lately.
What the fuck. I’m so over this plot. So Hodor loses his life to buy 15 minutes? Ned Stark’s brother is alive? He swoops in at the last second to save his nephew who may or may not be fully his nephew anymore? As for the Three Eyed Raven — what has he even done? Why would Bran even want to be the Three Eyed Raven at this point? Ned Stark’s brother is some kind of half White Walker? That’s a lot of magic that the Children of the Forest has. Why can’t the Children of the Forest make some magic to defeat the White Walkers then?
Make this plot stop.
Gee. I wonder if that sword will be important.
Until next time!
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