a blog by Iron Horse
The realm is in that period of the season where we do a lot more of "setting" up the final 3 episodes, also known as the best episodes of the season.
Alright so now we've gotten Jon back, and fuck yes. Everyone thought Jon was coming back as Mister Lord Snow of the Nightswatch and he was going to do the honorable thing and let everyone live. BUT NO fuck off Olly. So what the wildlings killed your family, you want to end up a white walker and do worse than the wildlings could ever do? No? Then don't be stupid and listen to Ser Allister Thorne or you'll end up getting hung by the very guy you stabbed.
Now not sure where Jon exactly thinks he's going yet, I mean obviously he's gonna bring some wildlings with him? But has he now just gone back on everything he believed about the white walkers being the real issue in the realm? I highly doubt that Jon will never return to the wall again, but as far as predictions (all be it they've been teased in the trailer). I think Jon's story from here on out will revolve around trying to get to Sansa, who Jon will most likely come to believe is still a captive bride of Ramsay's. Hence leading to the big battle we've all seen in the preseason trailers.
So now onto the Queen over the sea. Danerys is kinda screwed still, as we've seen in the previews for next week Jorah Mormont and her other buddy who is like her personal bodyguard/sex buddy try to save her. I can't really decide whether I believe that's going to work or not... I mean Vaes Dothrak is the capital of some of the best fighters in the entire world. Not to mention the entire horde of Dothraki just got back so there's literally hundreds of thousands of them there right now. So I'm really not buying that Jorah and what's his face are going to be able to go in and 007 their way through the horde.
Ramsay up next!
So Ramsay just got another major chess piece at his disposal.. Or at least that's what the show would have you think, but honestly I really don't buy it. The only thing I can think of for Rickon in terms of being useful in the rest of the story line, is being the last true born son of Ned Stark. With Bran being believed dead, and Robb actually being dead. I still don't really buy that this will save his life though as I can easily see Ramsay burning him at the stake later in the season when we see the Wildling vs. Bolton war later in the season.
The reason I believe this is as I've said earlier there is a war coming. Most likely between Jon Snow and his band of Wildings go down south to confront Ramsay and his slowly uniting forces of the Northern families, with the Umbers and the Karstarks. As is tradition in the Bolton war customs whenever they used to battle they would burn members of their enemy's host at the 'X' shaped stake if they had such people available to them to intimidate and inspire fear in their enemies.
Prediction time! I believe Rickon will be one of these people on the stake, as for the other person I can not put my finger on it just yet. Although I'll throw out the guess that Ramsay will toss his dad up on the other one before the fight just to let everyone know there's a new sheriff in town.
Arya has been through so much shit these last few seasons, it's nice to have her finally "see" (for lack of a better term) some future success on the horizon. For the first time since Arya came to the House of Black & White it seems like she's making progress instead of just getting tossed around by other faceless men.
She finally gets her eyes back by drinking the water that we saw kill someone not a season or 2 ago. So something has happened to Arya. In my opinion Arya's finally starting to really believe that "a girl is no one", and by that I mean that she has completely left her old life behind. Which is the key to becoming a faceless man. My one issue though is that everyone remembers her hiding Needle right? The sword Jon gave her, that's not just going to stay there forever, it could be the one thing keeping her from completing this process. A girl can not keep her possessions if she truly wishes to be no one.
Last but not least Bran!
For spoilers sake, I won't reveal to anyone what was about to go down here before the 3 eyed raven came and grabbed Bran out of the dream. So for now let's just fanboy about how absolutely fantastic this scene was. We get a little taste of young Ned Stark basically being who Bran always wanted to grow up and be when he was young boy. But we also get to see the greatest fighter that ever lived according to Ned Stark himself, who puts up a good fight here to be honest.
But the freakin Sword of the Morning, my god how bad ass was that scene. This is how they should have done the fuckin battle in the 3rd Star Wars movie, when Mace Windu and those other 3 Jedi go to confront Chancellor Palpatine, instead of the LAME ASS way that he basically cuts down 2 guys without any fucking problem whatsoever. I mean seriously I'm honestly putting the video of that down below because if you don't remember that shit was so ridiculously lame.
I MEAN SERIOUSLY 2 OF THEM ARE DEAD IN 3 SECONDS! With 2 lame ass moves from this old bastard.
Okay back to Thrones, so the Sword of the Morning aka Ser Arthur Dayne is the most bad ass dude in the shows history. He famously fought for the Targaryen family, but was cut down by a jab to throat from a man he thought was killed moments ago, Howland Reed. Such a sweet, well choreographed fight sequence throughout the scene's 4 minutes the dialogue and fighting is just fantastic. The thing you should draw from this if you've been a good fan and kept yourself from spoilers, speculation and douchey book readers is that there's a reason Rhaegar Targaryen sent his 2 best men to guard Ned Starks' sister half a legion away from where the battle is taking place in King's Landing....
Outside of the Tower of Joy scene not a whole lot happened, funny scene with Tyrion. Actually a great scene with Varys but still just a lot of filler in preparation for the episodes ahead.
Till next time! Remember! Winter is Coming....
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