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Episode: 508
Airdate: May 31, 2015
Directed by: Miguel Sapochnik
Showrunners: David Benioff and D.B. Weiss
Written by: David Benioff & D.B. Weiss (creators); George R.R. Martin (“A Song of Ice and Fire” by); David Benioff & D.B. Weiss (written for television by)

Although I haven’t been entirely happy with all of the departures they’ve been making from the original books this season, it is somewhat inevitable that Benioff and Weiss need to do so, seeing as how they’ve fully caught up (and in some places passed) George R.R. Martin’s perennially tardy book releases. And while Season 5 started out strongly, it has been bogging down and lagging over the last few weeks, focusing on storylines that don’t quite maintain interest, or are actively turning off viewers (I’m looking at you, horrible Winterfell storyline). Even though tonight did see a couple of scenes at Winterfell, they actually served to create some momentum, and the rest of the episode was absolutely spot on, especially the final fifteen minutes or so, a sequence that rivals anything the series has done so far for sheer adrenaline rushing excitement. Click through for my complete review.

<<Spoiler Alert: The following review will discuss at length plot points of Game of Thrones S05E08, “Hardhome.” Spoilers and occasional colorful language abound – read more at your own risk.>>
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Episode: 36
Airdate: May 11, 2014
Directed by: Alik Sakharov
Written by: George R.R. Martin (“A Song of Ice and Fire” by), David Benioff (creator), D.B. Weiss (creator), Bryan Cogman (written for television by)

Tonight’s episode begins the second half of Season Four, but its main focus is the results of actions that have driven various storylines from back in Season Three. More importantly, tonight’s episode marks exactly the halfway point of the entire series; there are only thirty-four more episodes to go (unless Benioff and Weiss decide to extend the series, or extend one of the seasons). While last week gave us some comic relief, tonight was all seriousness, as we dealt with four different storylines, ending with a pivotal trial of one of the show’s main characters. Click through after the break for my recap and thoughts on tonight’s events.

<<Spoiler Alert: This article is a review and complete recap of Game of Thrones S04E06 – “The Laws of Gods and Men” – it will discuss major plot points and events in detail, and may contain strong language based on dialogue from the episode; read further at your own risk!>>
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Episode: 36
Airdate: May 11, 2014
Directed by: Alik Sakharov
Written by: George R.R. Martin (“A Song of Ice and Fire” by), David Benioff (creator), D.B. Weiss (creator), Bryan Cogman (written for television by)

Last week’s episode saw some narrative movement in the north beyond the Wall, but less so in other areas of Westeros and Slaver’s Bay. Much like in previous seasons, pawns are being put into place so that the larger events of the season climax can be set into motion. This week, we’re going to see storylines we’ve been skipping the last few weeks, and the trial of one of my favorite characters (no names until after the break). Will he be found innocent or guilty? Will he live or die? His fate is out of his hands, but at least the trial should bring some interesting movement back to Westeros.

<<Spoiler Alert: This preview of Game of Thrones S04E06 – “The Laws of Gods and Men” – will discuss major plot points and events suggested by previous events and the events shown in the Promo video; read further at your own risk!>>
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