Posts Tagged ‘Sansa Stark’

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Episode: 609
Airdate: June 19, 2016
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)

Tonight may have just seen the best single episode of television ever. High praise? Hyperbole? Perhaps – but in my current state of jangled nerves and adrenaline hangover, I am leaning toward saying that no, it isn’t hype at all. Click through to get my full review of tonight’s penultimate episode of Season 6 of Game of Thrones.

<<Spoiler Alert: The following review will discuss at length plot points of Game of Thrones S06E09, “Battle of the Bastards” – spoilers ahead; read more at your own risk.>>
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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: 502
Airdate: April 19, 2015
Directed by: Michael Slovis
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)

Last week’s premiere served to reintroduce us to several storylines left hanging at the end of last season. Tonight, we caught up with one more – a personal and fan favorite – as well as catching a glimpse of what is sure to be one of the central new powers throughout Season 5. Others got a bit more time, and more than one character has already been dumped into the proverbial fire already, just two weeks in. Click through for my complete review and synopsis.

<<Spoiler Alert: The following review will discuss at length plot points of Game of Thrones S05E02, “The House of Black and White.” In discussing events, I will be quoting some lines with colorful language – read more at your own risk.>>
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Episode: 32
Airdate: April 13, 2014
Directed by: Alex Graves
Written by: George R.R. Martin (“A Song of Ice and Fire” by), David Benioff (creator), D.B. Weiss (creator), George R.R. Martin (written for television by)

Yes, you read that correctly: GRRM himself wrote this episode for television, and that can mean only one thing – something big is happening this week on Game of Thrones. He writes one episode per year: last year’s was “The Bear and the Maiden Fair,” which saw Jaime’s turn from antagonist to sympathetic character; in Season One it was “The Pointy End,” which saw the arrest of Ned Stark and Arya’s flight; and most dramatically, GRRM’s Season Two episode was “Blackwater,” the enormous naval battle at King’s Landing that saw the use of wildfire and the destruction of Stannis’s navy. Readers of the books will have some strong ideas what the major event drawing Martin to this episode is, and I will add my own speculations after the break. Click through for a breakdown of this week’s Promo video, and my thoughts on what the second episode of the season will bring.

<<Spoiler Alert: This preview of Game of Thrones S04E02 – “The Lion and the Rose” – 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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It’s been a long nine months since the end of Season 3 of Game of Thrones, and we’re finally about to embark on Season 4 beginning this coming Sunday, April 6. Weiss and Benioff, the showrunners, have stated publicly that the series will run a total of seven seasons, meaning that episode 405, just five weeks from now, will mark exactly the halfway point of the series’ run (if they continue doing ten shows per year, that is). In this article, I’m going to examine the three official trailers released by HBO over the last couple of months, and do a rundown of what I expect to see for each of the major Houses this season. Weiss and Benioff have consistently shown a willingess to depart in minor ways from Martin’s narrative, but they do remain true to his major plot points. It will be interesting to see how far this season takes us, given the self-imposed limitation on the overall length of the series. Click through after the break to see my breakdown of the three trailer videos, as well as my suggestions for what will be happening over the next ten weeks. Any spoilers from the books will require that you actively scroll over the text in order to render it visible.

<<Spoiler Alert: This preview of Game of Thrones Season Four will discuss major plot points and events suggested by previous events and the events shown in the three official trailers; read further at your own risk!>>
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