Alright folks, you’ve had enough time to catch your DVR-ed episode of Game of Thrones so are you ready to catch up??
Because of his special guest appearance at the end of the episode, this week’s recap acrostic will be to “Drogon”
D is for Disguise
Arya makes it to across the Narrow Sea! She even gets a gondola ride to a rather impressive looking building. She knocks, says the magic “Valar morghulis” and asks for Jaqen H’ghar. The elderly man who answers the door says, “No Jaqen here” and slams the door in her face.
Arya decides to spend some time ratting off her kill list as she sits on the steps of the building and finally goes off in search of some food (who’s up for pigeon?). She sees the elderly man again, follows him home and with a flick of the wrist (and some well-timed camera work), we see that it IS Jaqen H’ghar. C’mon writers, give Arya a break.
R is for Ruh-Roh
The Khaleesi’s week has not been great. Since Jorah Mormont left, she has been struggling with being the “Mhysa.” Sure, Daario has some great ideas (and a great body), but with gold-masked men killing the Unsullied and then her “loyal” subjects killing prisoners in her honor, Daenerys is just plumb confused. And frankly, having one of her subjects murdered in front of all of the former slaves and instigating a riot didn’t help matters.
Luckily for the Khaleesi, the prodigal dragon son returned, if only for a brief visit, and we could see how much sweeter a dragon is when he’s not locked up in a dark vault.
O is for Oberyn’s Family
Yup, they’re mad. Even though Oberyn was killed in a “fair” battle, his former love Ellaria Sand still blames the Lannisters for his death (via head explosion, in case you forgot). Prince Doran (Oberyn’s wheelchair-bound brother) is forced to listen to Ellaria’s ranting regarding his son being betrothed to the visiting Princess Myrcella, but despite all of her fuss, Doran isn’t going to kill an innocent girl just because her mother is horrible and Oberyn is dead.
G is for Getting the Win
We were all getting tired of hearing how Jon Snow knows nothing, but apparently he knows how to choose friends. It’s time to elect a new Lord Commander of the Night’s Watch, and the only two being considered are two older guys (one of whom is relatively evil and cowardly). Just when the crows are about to vote, Samwell steps up and nominates Jon Snow. And the whole world wants to wrap Samwell in a giant hug when we see Jon Snow win and smile for the first time in, um, well maybe ever.
(no smiles here)
O is for Oh there you are!
Remember Bronn, Tyrion’s ole sidekick? Totally forgot about him? Yup, me too!
Well, Bronn is back to help Jamie Lannister save Myrcella from Oberyn’s family. Sure, the Lannisters already gave Bronn an okay-looking girl and some land, but Jamie (who looked especially handsome this week) promised him a hotter girl with better land. Welp, Bronn couldn’t turn that one down.
N is for No Thanks
Poor Brienne. She told Catlyn Stark that she would protect her daughters. Arya turned her down, so that left Sansa, who would SURELY take the protection since she was a scared and overwhelmed girl when Brienne last saw her. Well, now that she’s all dark and twisty (thanks for the phrase, Meredith Grey), Sansa is going to let Littlefinger speak for her and continue to make the rest of us shake our heads in worry as she turns away Brienne’s protection.
Thoughts on this week’s episode? Anyone else want a pet dragon?