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Game of Thrones S8 Prelude
[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text="GAME OF THRONES S7E6-BEYOND THE WALL" use_theme_fonts="yes"][vc_empty_space height="25px"][vc_column_text css_animation="left-to-right"]First off guys, I am sorry this is coming this late (especially for those watched the leaked version). I have simply been unable to get down to it.
For this reason, this should be less of a recap and more of a precap of the final episode of the season. Haha.
Social media has been agog about the speed of events, with two opposing camps – those who are upset that Gendry shattered Usain Bolt’s records (in a long-distance race nonetheless) and that ravens and dragons fly at the speed of bomber jets; and those whose are upset that the earlier set are upset, because afterall, it is a show about dragons and people impervious to fire and people rising from the dead…
Then there was an interview where George R. R. Martin apparently confessed that he does not watch the series, and everybody went … ahhhhh.
So, let us not dwell on improbable timelines, while we agree that George R. R. has left the story to the producers, and it is now all about pleasing us, the viewers.
Let us not dwell on a group that we called suicidal returning nearly complete and our dear Jon Snow justifying his surname by falling into a frozen lake and still surviving, rescued by his undead uncle and braving a ride to the wall.
Let us simply confess that we are thoroughly enjoying the series, and that we are traumatized as we contemplate another year, or more without GOT. This feeling is the actual winter that has befallen us (sad smiley).
So, what are we to expect now? The Night King has evened the odds with the killing and turning of Viserion (or should we now call him Icerion?). Suddenly, it is not clear cut how Jon and Dany and whoever joins them will win the war, as we had always considered the dragons their trump card. At least there is still hope – the dragon glass being mined by Jon’s men.
The other notable happening in the episode is the deepening of the strife between Arya and Sansa, with Littlefinger fanning it on. There were some chilling moments where Arya managed to convince some of us that she would harm her sister. Unfortunately, Sansa is basically turning to Littlefinger as he had planned all along, and she seems the only one blinded to his deviousness.
Well, let’s look at the final episode. Obviously, there is going to be another war, as the trailer reveals, and the Jon and Dany meet Cersei for the ceasefire talks (I am not sure how to reconcile the talks and the battles). Also, the episode is titled “The Dragon and the Wolf” which suggests the Targaryens and the Starks. Or could it be about the unification of fire and ice in Jon? Well, we shall find out in the nearly eighty minutes for the final episode, before our long winter of waiting commences.
So long folks.
Recap by Noel Orji (@norji)[/vc_column_text][vc_separator][vc_video link="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qUMGGy8fsHg" el_width="60"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]
[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text="GAME OF THRONES S7E5- EASTWATCH" use_theme_fonts="yes"][vc_empty_space height="25px"][vc_column_text css_animation="left-to-right"]So, after all the fiery fury of the Spoils of War, we expected a calmer episode, and we got one. Eastwatch was all about plot twists and reviving forgotten storylines.
Let us begin with Jaime, who obviously did not drown as some had speculated. Congratulations are in order, it appears. The latest incestuous bastard has been conceived. Also, madam has forgiven him for meeting with her turncoat brother behind her back. Plus, Bronn has stuck with him despite his claim that their partnership would not survive the fire of dragons.
Cersei sha, is the real deal! Fresh from basically stating that she would rather allow Kingslanding burn than bend the knee, she declares that she was contemplating a strategic truce – for the sole purpose of delaying conflict until she is in a less disadvantageous position. Poor Daenerys! She lacks the guile to effectively battle Cersei. Her mean streak only goes as far as turning people to ashes. And her advisers lack the stomach for true evil.
Tyrion’s “capture a whitewalker” plan caught me entirely by surprise. It never occurred to me that such a venture could be contemplated. I am even mildly surprised that Queen ”Bend the Knee” accepted it. I guess she was wooed by the fact that Drogon allowed Jon to pet him, or was she mellowed by the return of Ser Jorah Friendzone?
To Winterfell, where Agent ”Double 0 Arya” apparently does not realise how formidable an opponent Littlefinger is. Her experiences make it understandable why she wants to behead everyone, but I suspect her angst with Sansa stems from heir childhood when she despised her and her love for the finer things of life. Sansa’s position – her apparent loyalty to Jon, is however understandable, as she understands the need for continual leadership as opposed to vengeance and chastisement.
The new Lord Tarly (we must recognize Sam for what he is, by the virtue of the death of his father and brother, and his having abandoned his calling) is entirely justified in his decision to leave Oldtown. The war effort requires all hand to be at the pump. I wonder if he is headed for Winterfell or the wall, or if the eventual knowledge of the demise of his father and brother will affect the war effort, or turn him against Daenerys. On an aside, Gilly has given us an insight into what happened between Rhaegar and Lyanna Stark – which throw up questions concerning the rightful heir to the Iron Throne…
Welcome back Gendry, who used four seasons to learn how to wield an axe. I confess I was expecting to see him, not because I am good at seeing the paths the writers will take, but because he (Joe Dempsie) showed up at the Los Angeles Training Camp of Manchester United while they were on tour. I had no idea however, how he was going to affect the story. The “my dad and your dad were pals” chemistry was pleasing to see, though. Bar Ser Davos, the last person Jon appeared to have such a rapport with was Sam.
Not too many people died in this episode, just the Tarlys and the egunje collecting guards at Kingslanding (who were dispatched principally to display Gendry’s ability with the hammer). With the whole twist of the whitewalker capture project, I find it difficult to anticipate what battles will come next. I am sure though that the last two episodes will yield at least one major clash – between whom? I know not.
And finally, the strange seven journey into the driving snow on the whitewalker venture. Quite a motley collection – the King of the North; the last surviving Baratheon; the disgraced son of the former Lord Commander, survivor of greyscale and devotee of the Mother of Dragons; the leader of the Wildings; the Hound; and his two brothers without banners – one a serial ressurector, and the other a drink loving outcast of the house of Mormont. We wish them well, even as we expect that some of them shall die during this undertaking.
Just two more episodes, before we wait another year or longer for our concluding season. We wait with bated breath.
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Let us start at Dragonstone where Jon offers proof of his white walker theory to Daenerys, in a bid to convince her to commit her armies and dragons to his cause.
The slight discomfort between Jon and Daenerys might be deliberate, as the writers do not want us to guess as to their eventual relationship. While the gorier minded viewers contemplate an incestuous end, I am more inclined to think that Bran will somehow reveal the secret behind Jon’s parentage to him before too long.
So, Ser Davos points out that he has seen Jon staring at Daenerys’ … erm… heart. With our apparent knowledge that they are related, disquieting thoughts of incest come to mind. This was not helped by their intense moments in the cave, which Daenerys destroyed with her fixation with getting Jon to bend the knee.
Meanwhile girls will be girls abi? Daenerys and Missandei talking about the “many things” that happened between her and Greyworm. Even Daenerys was surprised at the raising of a eunuch. Woman sef!
To the battle of the day. After the losses of the Greyjoy fleet and the Tyrell provisions, Daenerys was sorely in need of a victory, and we had anticipated that this would happen when the Dothraki would be let loose. Indeed, we were not disappointed. It was a worthy spectacle. While Drogon, piloted by Daenerys, took a good deal of the shine, the sheer meeting of the two armies was breathtaking. The sight of the Dothraki jumping on their horses like circus performers as they approached the Lannister lines was glorious, as was the savage fighting they displayed. Their singlemindedness was evident for all, what with Bronn’s horse being cut out from under him and his having to use one of them to test the scorpion.
Allow me to welcome Bronn back into the fray. I have always enjoyed his comments and his general attitude towards life. Despite his seeming mercenary nature, his loyalty always shines through. HI is one great soldier though, and it is fitting that he should be the first one to man Q’s scorpion and bring down Drogon. What would Jamie do without him?
And to our body count, the decimation of the Lannister army by Drogon and the Dothraki was quite enjoyable, not because we just love blood and gore, but because we love battles. As an aside, those who took advantage of the leak kept tweeting about Jamie’s near death – just because he fell into water! Ordinary water!
Jamie sha, is one courageous brother. He obviously realized that killing Daenerys would end the war once and for all and embarked on his Hail Mary charge despite the Drogon threat. Cue in Bronn, again, who might have even gained an assistant saver in the person of Dickon, Sam’s brother (obviously good hearts run in the Tarly family).
And so, we have the next Stark reunion, there is only one left now – Jon and Arya, which, as Sansa points out, will be the most emotional. I do feel sorry for Sansa though. She keeps reuniting with her siblings only to find that they have changed severely. Arya is even better than Babalawo Bran, whose dispatch of poor, loyal, Meera was for me the low point of the episode.
My missus is concerned that Sansa might become jealous of Arya, particularly as she will have to share Brienne’s loyalty, amongst other things. I am not certain I could detect this, but it does give me a feeling of disquiet, as Littlefinger is around to use any opportunity to advance his interests.
We are now more than halfway gone in Season 7. I believe that we can safely expect the issue of the Iron Throne to be concluded before the conclusion of the season, so that we can turn our gaze north, to the impending darkness.
So long folks.
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