The 5th episode of Game of Thrones (“Kill the Boy”) was the one that was not leaked last month and it was finally aired on 10th May, Sunday. As a book reader it was surprisingly fast paced than the pervious 4 episodes. It’s almost half way through, both book and the season. Aah! All that progress!
This week’s episode will keep you wanting for more with almost all the characters moving towards their own set horizons. I was left checking the time slot because I did not want it to end.
A quick summary – Drogon is still on its field trip on wings visiting places, and Tyrion finally gets a glimpse of that majestically terrifying beauty. Mormont and Tyrion are still on their journey to Meereen to meet Mother Dragon. In Meereen, Daenerys is showing her Mad King’s genes by making her dragons (Rhaegal and Viserion) rip off one of the officials, barbeque style, but then again goes back to her administrative mode, decides on opening the fighting pits and marrying sir to ensure peace. Meanwhile in the North, we see Sansa warming up to the idea of what a scarily mentally unstable family she’ll be marrying into with her not so nostalgic reunion with Theon. Also, Wanda, Roose Bolton’s wife is expecting (yay or nay?) The Baratheons are on their way to take Winterfell and the Bolton’s are preparing to defend it. John Snow is ready to gamble for the lives of the Wildlings. And did I tell you, Mormont contracts greyscale while saving Tyrion from the Stonemen.
Sadly he won’t be able to touch his queen again. But this also led to a proper conversation between him and Tyrion. The best scene in this episode was no doubt the little poetic reference between the two about the Targaryens and Valyria aided with the scenic beauty of the ruins. You’ll also enjoy a nice moment between Ser Barristan Selmy and John Snow.
Kudos to the series for keeping Grey Worm alive. That was a relief because a likeable character did not actually die so early. But I really liked Ser Barristan Selmy and his death was avenged and hopefully will continue being avenged the Targaryen way, so that’s cool.
Two more weddings to look up to, SansaxRamsay and DaenerysxHizdahr Zo Loraq after the one in kings landing and let’s hope these ones don’t turn red. Hizdahr Zo Loraq get more than he bargained for #ValarMorgulis.
The most interesting plot line for me is the one with Sansa in it. She is still getting used to all the torture by Creepy Ramsay and his girlfriend Psycho Miranda. But the people in Winterfell are still loyal to the Starks and Brienne with her plan to protect her, it makes one eager to know what is going to happen next. If you remember Sansa was about to push Joffrey off the plank but was stopped by the hound so who knows what she might do with all the anger boiling inside of her.
In conclusion, though we don’t get to see most of the characters (nothing from King’s Landing or Dorne, Pigeon Beheader not seen, neither are Brienne or Gendry ), the wheels are finally set in motion. The humane sides of many characters are on display as well, especially Stannis’ as he is actually concerned about the people’s safety regarding winter and the white walkers, which depicts that he may be a better king. Most probably, Sam will be on a journey too.
Nobody knows what is going to happen next as many sub plots and side characters have been replaced and HBO is taking it’s own turn with the story. The buildup so far is intriguing and it is oh so exciting!