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Game of Thrones: "What Is Dead May Never Die" Recap

Another episode of Game of Thrones has come and gone. We’re still in the early part of the season where chess pieces are being set up. And we’re still getting new characters. How does this go on for 4 more books? This is more like a Risk board and a chess board had sex and gave birth to an even better metaphor. No Dany and crew, no war with its King in the North (The King in the North!) and again, no Joffrey.

Bran- His dreams continue. I wonder if he was born with these “powers” or if it was something the Gods (new, old or whatever) bestowed on him after (or because of) his fall. What good are dream powers anyway? He gets to see family members die early? Spoiler alert!

Hodor – Dog lover… er… I’m sorry…. Hodor.

Tyrion Lannister – Nothing as powerful as last week, but the scene where he speaks with the separate members of the small council was the lightest of the episode. Clever little guy. Tryion being made the Hand of the King has been wonderful so far. He’s slowly but surely cleaning house. Obviously, Cersei isn’t going to like this, but for now it’s going swimmingly.

Theon Greyjoy – That scene with the note and the candle will definitely turn into a meme. I’m more than a little disappointed that the would betray his best friend for his shitty father and weird sister. Though I have to say that the interactions between Theon and his sister are sooo Sam and Diane.

Jon Snow – There is something funny about the way that Jon Snow yells. His voice does this thing that isn’t quite cracking, but sounds like a different accent. With all the injustice in Westeros, I have a feeling we’ll hear it plenty.

Samwell Tarly – Still killing the ladies… who are married to their father… Sorry, Sam. That’s a deal-breaker.

Margaery Tyrell – Our newest new character. If you’re familiar with Natalie Dormer from The Tudors, you can probably assume this won’t be the final time she disrobes. The bad news for her new husband? Her marriages to kings haven’t always worked out so well.]

Renly Baratheon – Apparently, the entire gay storyline was made up for the show? I haven’t read the books, but that is what I’ve been told. HBO loves gay story lines that don’t really fit with a show, don’t they? From Johnny Cakes to Rawls showing up in a bar to Renly Baratheon and the Lord of Flowers. Not that there’s anything wrong with that.

Arya – I wonder if her kindness to the guys in the cage will come back to help her. I bet it does. If she’s trying to convince people she’s a young boy, staying up all night polishing her needle is a good start.

RIP Yoren – Like Syrio before him, Yoren goes down in a blaze of badassery. We should have known he was dead as soon as he told us his origin story, as dark and assuming as it was. All those who attempt to mentor and protect Arya die. Gendry might want to consider going his own way.

Previously: Game of Thrones: The Night Lands Recap
Previously: Game of Thrones Recap: The North Remembers
Previously: Game of Thrones Epic First Season

 

 

 

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