Game of Thrones is amazing. There is rarely a “bad episode,” although this past week’s episode “The Watchers on the Wall” was not my favorite. Oh wait, hold on, I almost forgot:
SPOILER ALERTS AHEAD!!!! WARNING!!! DO NOT BLAME ME IF YOU’RE NOT CAUGHT UP AND ARE TOO INTRIGUED TO READ MY FABULOUS WRITING AND YOU SPOIL IT FOR YOURSELF!!!
Okay, back to the blog post. So anyway, almost the entire episode (except for a short moment when Ygritte and creepy guy whose name I can’t remember were talking) took place at Castle Black, where the Night’s Watch members were getting ready to defend themselves from Mance and the Wildlings. Jon Snow was all kinds of brave and gorgeous, Sam finally manned up and kissed Gilly, and they finally let Ghost out of his cage–but still I was underwhelmed, since almost the whole episode dealt with the battle. I’m not super girly, but enough with the fighting already! And they just had to throw in one more “You know nothing, Jon Snow”–good grief, Ygritte.
But just when I was about to declare the episode as completely “meh,” Jon Snow told the men on the wall to “drop the scythes” when necessary. I seriously thought that this meant that each member of the Night’s Watch would actually drop a curved sword over the wall. It didn’t seem very effective or exciting, until Snow’s replacement yelled, “DROP THE SCYTHE, BOYS!”
And then this happens (BEWARE: GRAPHIC NATURE AHEAD):
As I watched this, my jaw dropped. That may be the most incredible way to defeat opponents that I have ever seen! My mind then wandered to wondering how they would replace/reload the scythe, but I try not to think about it too much because the magic of Games of Thrones (including its weaponry) never ceases to amaze me.