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Game of Thrones Winners and Losers: Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken

Game of Thrones Winners and Losers: Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken
Folks, we need to talk about Ramsay. I remain on the fence about the sexual assault that happened at the end of the episode. On the one hand, I think it was a lazy creative choice. No one’s character is advanced here, except maybe Theon’s, and who cares about him. On the other hand, the... Read more »

Game of Thrones recap: Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken

Game of Thrones recap: Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken
The title of this week’s Game of Thrones episode comes from the Dornish motto, but it applies to all of our stories tonight. Let’s get to it. Mad Men is on. Dorne: Jaime and Bronn have joined the Dornish equivalent of a biker gang and have reached the water gardens. They find Myrcella hanging out... Read more »

Game of Thrones Winners and Losers: Kill the Boy

Game of Thrones Winners and Losers: Kill the Boy
This was another setup episode with a lot of pieces moving around the chess board — Stannis and Jon are leaving the Wall, Dany is making decisions that will affect things going forward, Gilly is STILL THERE. Who were your big Game of Thrones winners and losers this week? Enjoy this post? Click like on... Read more »
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Game of Thrones recap: "Kill the Boy"

Game of Thrones recap: "Kill the Boy"
I truly thought someone would literally “kill a boy” in this episode. This is Game of Thrones, after all. But the show showed considerable death restraint this week, especially for an episode with the word “kill” in the title. All of the kills were metaphorical. Witness: Jon Snow: This is where Maester Aemon actually uttered... Read more »

Game of Thrones recap: Sons of the Harpy

Game of Thrones recap: Sons of the Harpy
This season of Game of Thrones is a giant mind frak for someone like me, who’s read the books, but for whom it’s been a while. I’m finding it really interesting to watch the show not knowing for sure what’s going to happen, but I also find myself second guessing what I do and don’t... Read more »

Game of Thrones Winners and Losers: High Sparrow

#10 Loser: Sansa<br><br>Despite the fact that she’s been promised to Ramsay “Snow” Bolton, I don’t think Sansa’s the worst of the losers. In fact, I think she might actually wind up a winner. It all depends on where you think Sansa’s head is at. If she’s going into this blind and with no plan, she could wind up being hunted in the woods like a doe. If she does have a plan (which I suspect she does), she could wind up ruling Winterfell again (or at least Moat Cailin), making her the most powerful non-bastard Stark in Westeros. Eat it, Rickon.
It’s hard not to look at this week’s Game of Thrones winners and losers and think, yup, all of this is going to be reversed in a few weeks’ time. Those who are up will be down, and those who are down will be up. There were a lot of false failures and successes this... Read more »
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Game of Thrones recap: High Sparrow

Game of Thrones recap: High Sparrow
In previous episodes, we’ve seen some smalls ways in which Game of Thrones, the show, is diverging from the books. Certain minor characters have been omitted. Some have been killed on the show while they’re alive and well in the books, and vice versa. Then there was the whole thing that was supposed to happen... Read more »

Game of Thrones Winners and Losers: The House of Black and White

#10 Loser: Arya<br><br>She stepped foot on Braavos thinking things were about to break her way. She wasn’t quite right. However, now she’s in the House of Black and White with A Man, and he is going to teach her his ways. Things could be better for Arya, but they could be way worse.
We are all Game of Thrones winners this week because of Jaime in his Westerosi-style bomber jacket. He has given us a gift and we must never forget it. Also, we saw Arya reunite with an old friend, Sansa continue to be sullen and mysterious, and Jon Snow get a promotion. Robb Stark, however, is... Read more »

Game of Thrones recap: The House of Black and White

Game of Thrones recap: The House of Black and White
This title is making me think of black and white cookies. I’m not sure why that’s important, BUT IT IS. This week we met some new friends, touched base with some old ones, and said goodbye to that one guy we kept mistaking for Grey Worm. Let’s check in with everyone, shall we? Braavos: Arya... Read more »
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Game of Thrones Winners and Losers: The Wars to Come

#10 Loser: Samwell Tarly<br><br>He’s a man of the Night’s Watch, who is never supposed to marry. But now he’s got himself a Wall wife in Gilly, and she seems to have settled right into her role of nagging sitcom spouse.
In the Hammervision Game of Thrones winners and losers post, either you win or you lose. It’s that simple. This week was pretty even. Not a lot of clear winners and losers. I suppose that comes with this being a setup episode. That said, there are a lot of losers in this post who have... Read more »