Thursday, May 8, 2014

Blog 8: Game of Thrones Review

Game of Thrones: Season 4; Episode 3

We join Tyrion in his holding cell as he awaits trial for the murder of his nephew, Joffrey, king of the 7 realms of Westeros. Tyrion is the main suspect in the murder after being accused by his sister, queen Cersei, after having watched her first born son die in her arms. Grief stricken, she demands Tyrion be locked up and tried for murder. 

Sansa is smuggled out of the city by the fool, formerly Sir Dantos. Once out of the city, they board a small row boat which they use to get to a larger ship waiting in the harbor. Aboard the ship is none other than Lord Littlefinger, Petyr Baelish. He reveals to Sansa that it was he who was the mastermind behind her escape, and it was he who planted the necklace that was eventually Joffrey's downfall, although nobody would ever know. Now, it is his intent to wed the lady of The Vale, Lysa Aryn, Sansa's aunt. They set off for The Riverlands. 

Arya and the Hound continue their journey through The Riverlands towards The Vale where the Hound plans on ransoming Arya to her aunt Lysa for a cosiderable amount of gold before being on his way. They happen across a farmer and his daughter. The farmer inquires as to who the Hound fought for at the Red Wedding, having not recognized who he is. Arya lies to the man an says they fought for House Tully. The man invites them to his home for supper and offers the Hound work. "Honest work for honest pay," says the man, to which the Hound agrees. The next morning, Arya awakens to a scream and find the Hound standing over the farmer having apparently just robbed him of his silver. "They'll be dead by winter, and silver is no good to a dead man," the Hound tells Arya as they ride off.

Davos Seaworth remains scrambling for a way to regain favor with King Stannis and begins to concoct ideas of obtaining a new army. However, Davos realizes Stannis simply does not have the funds needed to produce an army, so he seeks out the Iron Bank of Bravos in hopes of a loan. 

Sam has Gilly moved to the brothel in Mole's Town for her own safety as an attack on the Wall is imminent and he wants her and her child nowhere near the battle. Back at the Wall, Jon tries to warn the acting commanders of Mance Raider's army and roounds up a crew to march on Craster's Keep to kill the betrayers that still reside there. Mance and his army must not get any information pertaining to how weekly the wall is actually manned, and killing those that would give him such information is the only way to prevent it. 

Dany takes her army to the gates of Mereen, another slave city she plans on freeing. Dario Naharys, one of her newly appointed generals, easily disposes of Mereen's champion in single combat. This leads to the fear of Mereen's masters as Dany calls out to them to revolt as they outnumber their masters 3:1.  

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