Beware, readers, for this article is dark and full of spoilers. Tread no further if you have yet to reach this point in Game of Thrones. Without any further ado, on to the review. Without a doubt, another phenomenal episode full of great moments yet again. From the emotional reunion of Jon and Sansa to Daenerys' epic escape from Vaes Dothrak, here is what I have to say about it.
This episode began directly where the previous left off, that is, at Castle Black with (former Lord Commander) Jon Snow ready to pack his things and leave, which certainly would have been a major change in his story and journey, if it wasn't for Sansa arriving just in the nick of time, that is. That scene was extremely emotional and very well executed, it certainly left me ready to tear up. After a meal and reminiscing a bit, Sansa opens up to Jon about the situation in Winterfell and says he should fight to take their home back. He strongly disagreed with that, saying, he's "...done with fighting..." after all, though, he did give his life fighting for what he believed in, it makes quite a bit of sense for him to leave that life behind, literally. Davos finally got some answers regarding Stannis and his daughter and they came from none other than Brienne. She alluded to the fact that he was outnumbered and overall, defeated, by the Boltons, and she also mentioned her executing Stannis. Perhaps we'll be able to put the theory regarding him being alive, to rest. There was a bit of awkwardness between Brienne, Davos, and Melisandre due to Brienne's past with serving Renly and Melisandre's involvement in his death, but after all, "...it's in the past."
Next up, we got to see Peter "Littlefinger" Baelish for the first time in a little while. He's ventured to the Vale to visit the dopey kid who nursed way too long, Robbin Arryn. The little punk is now the lord of the Vale and calls the shots for the Eyrie. Littlefinger was here for one reason, though, to get the Arryn's army to fight and take back Winterfell from Ramsay and his men. He easily persuaded Robbin to fight for his cause, but we all know he has a way with words.
Back at Meereen with Tyrion and co. we've got an interesting series of events taking place. Tyrion has decided to meet with the slavers (behind Dany's back) in order to strike up a deal with them regarding The Sons of the Harpy. At the end of it all, there is a temporary peace between Tyrion and co. and the slavers, with the offer of 7 years to abolish their slavery. Clearly this deal is not loved by the former slaves in Meereen or those who have stuck around Dany all this time. It'll be interesting to see what she has to say about this considering her past dealings with slavery, I don't picture her being too happy with Tyrion, but who knows.
Shortly after, we had the dynamic duo of Daario and Jorah attempting to sneak into Vaes Dothrak and break out Dany. I personally love seeing them together and their rather outlandish interactions, like Daario poking fun at Jorah's age. I believe this may be the first time someone has seen Jorah's grayscale, we're going to have to see if Daario can keep that a secret. Maybe the grayscale has taken an effect on Jorah's fighting performance, he certainly seems off his game, it's definitely not the Jorah we saw who fought to get Dany back.
Back at King's Landing, we get a glimpse of our imprisoned Tyrells, and Loras apparently isn't holding up so well. Not too sure what's going to happen with them really. There is a bunch of politics and conflict brewing at the palace, but for once, Cersei and Olenna seem to be in agreeance regarding something; that being Margaery possible taking a walk of atonement. Now they're in talks to have a Tyrell army come in and take matters into their own hands, the armies of the Tyrells and the Lannisters working together to fight the Faith Militant? Sounds pretty eventful, to say the least, but I have a feeling things won't go according to plan, one way or another.
Theon finally gets to go home to the Iron Islands! Unfortunately, he didn't have the most welcoming of arrivals. His sister was rather angry at him for being gone all this time and not returning when he had the chance, and on top of all that, implied he came to take the throne after his father had recently "passed away." At the end of that little fiasco, he mentioned he'd like to help her rule. It's nice to see him get some redemption, after all he's been through.
Heading back to Castle Black we get to witness a feast amongst many different sorts of characters, and it's pretty awesome seeing them all together, really. I think many would agree that the dynamic between Brienne and Tormund is just great. I love it and really hope we see more of them together. Onwards to the more serious matters, we have a letter being read that was sent from that (literal) bastard, Ramsay. The letter states that he has Rickon and he proceeds to make various threats to invade Castle Black if his demands are not met, not to mention killing Rickon as well. Even though it's not what he originally wanted, Jon Snow has agreed to fight to take back their home of Winterfell, with some Wildlings as well. With the Arryns joining in on this battle on top of the others, it's sounding like Bastard Bowl will be one epic fight to see. I think Sansa should be the one to kill Ramsay though, personally.
The episode finishes off with Dany's point of view, where finally, her arc this season has gained some interest from me. It's been pretty stale so far, but this has made up for it. She gave those stuck up Khals a chance though, she offered to rule over them, but they didn't accept it. Instead, ridiculing her, and threatening to r*** her. She had her ace up her sleeve though, something we haven't seen in a while actually, her fire resistance. She burned them alive and walked out unscathed, unburnt. Again, gaining the servitude of Dothraki. At the end of the day, her time spent in Vaes Dothrak ended in her favor, she now has an army of Dothraki. What she will do with them remains to be seen though, perhaps those slavers won't be getting off too easily, after all. I'm looking forward to seeing what decisions she makes in the future with them.
Well, overall, another great episode. I thoroughly enjoyed it, and judging from comments and reviews from others, I'm not alone. So far, season 6 has been off to a great start, I hope it finishes off as strong as it began. I'm particularly interested in the Lannister and Stark storylines this season, lots of potential prophecies and theories to be fulfilled. After all, the north remembers.
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