The opening to week 2 of GOT was just as intense as the premier episode, showing Dany’s authority and the opening shows glimpses of the type of ruler Daenyrys intends to be. She is not blind, she is not stupid and she is very brave, as brave as her dragons. The closing to the opening scene tells it all… “Tell him his Queen invites him to Dragonstone… And Bend The Knee!”
Sam’s development. He’s becoming more brave, defiant and strong willed towards causes he belived in. In episode 1 this started with him building up the courage to go into the forbidden section of the Citdael. In this episode he goes against direct orders of the Arh Maester. I’m super happy to see that Sam is becoming his own man.
Arya is reunited with a boy from her past and from their interaction you can see just how feral she really is. Arya has lost most of her humanity until a great truth is revealed. The actress did an amazing job of showing the voidness in her face and then the child Arya in her eyes. Over the 7 seasons, arya was deprived of her childhood, upon this revealation, you can see that she is transported back to that feeling. “Take care of yourself, try not to get killed.” – Arya to Hot Pie
Sansa and Jon’s relationaship. Her rebellion is quickly enraged and just as swiftly diminished upon Jon’s revelation. There are 2 choices that can be taken from this point, Sansa will remain loyal and serve her brother or Sansa will try and show why she is a better candidate for a ruler. I’m very interested in how this sequence will play out. “Touch my sister… and I’ll kill you myself! “-Jon to Littlefinger.
Lastly, there was a great battle scene that did not skimp on the blod or action. Lines were drawn in the sand, boundaries were crossed and decisions were made that are not easy to come back from. The ending of the episode was just explosive as the beginning of the Season! Did any of your favorites get wounded or killed? You have to watch to find out!
Those are some of my thoughts from this week’s episode! Below are a few points to consider moving forward.
- Book of Lanister History – Highlighted at the Citadel
- Lymmerya… Finally! – How will Arya’s wolf come into play?
- Developing relationships between Grey Wolf and Misandre – “You are my weakness.”
- The Lords of Westeros are sheep.. Are you a sheep? No You’re a Dragon..be a dragon! – Lady Olena. How will Dany be a Dragon?
- What’s going on with the characters we did not see this week? The Hound, etc.
Have a great Monday!