“…with that white raven winging it’s way over a snowy landscape, the birds they rear in the Citadel to send word across the Kingdom that the seasons are changing, it’s looks almost certain that Winter is finally here after 6 bloodthirsty seasons!” Our thoughts and predictions about the Season 6 finale.… Read More Game of Thrones: What might we see in the Season 6 Finale?
“As much as Jon does seem to have plot armour since his resurrection, it did feel like a real possibility he was going to be sucked under the pile of bodies and mud that had heaped up on the battlefield. Because of that, his second rebirth, that moment when he gasped a lungful of air after forcing himself through the clutch of his allies as they attempted to avoid being skewered by the surrounding Bolton, Umber and Karstark forces, felt much more powerful than his first.” Our thoughts on this spectacular, penultimate episode of the season.… Read More ROUND-UP: Game of Thrones – ‘Battle of the Bastards’ (Season 6, Episode 9)
“Cersei is definitely the one holding Jaime back from becoming the honourable man it seems he wants to be when he’s in Brienne’s presence. It really appears to be an internal struggle for him, and while his sister still has a hold over him, he will threaten to kill everybody who gets in their way, including Edmure’s son via catapult if he has to,… even if he’s not the type to relish violence, in stark contrast to his twin.” Our response to a rather bloody, but lacklustre episode. … Read More ROUND-UP: Game of Thrones – ‘No One’ (Season 6, Episode 8)
“As much as we all wanted the Glovers to join the Starks against the Boltons, it’s understandable why they didn’t. Their allegiance to [Robb] cost them family members, and for a time due to the Greyjoy mainland invasion, their castle too. Attacking the very people who’ve just helped you to get back your ancestral home wouldn’t be particularly smart.” We take a look at this week’s returning familiar face filled episode.… Read More ROUND-UP: Game of Thrones – ‘The Broken Man’ (Season 6, Episode 7)
“Out of all of Arya’s scenes in the last couple of seasons… the exchange with Lady Crane was particularly strong. Not only did the actress’ observation that she has an expressive face ground her in her own identity, but the ‘Do you like pretending to be other people?’ question cemented in the youngest Stark sister’s mind that, no, she doesn’t. She will always be Someone.” Our look back at an episode filled with mind games, confrontations and glorious, and not so glorious, returns. … Read More ROUND-UP: Game of Thrones – ‘Blood of my Blood’ (Season 6, Episode 6)
“Just as we saw with Bran when he witnessed first hand what really happened in the fight between his Father and Arthur Dayne, once again we saw the difference between actual events in the past and the way they’ve been retold in the present during the play Arya witnessed. Going forward, that seems incredibly important for the bigger picture.” Our look at the fantastic fifth episode of the season.… Read More ROUND-UP: Game of Thrones – ‘The Door’ (Season 6, Episode 5)
“It’s so intriguing that they brought up the difference between what Ned told Bran and the rest of his children about that fight at the Tower of Joy, and the fact that it bore no resemblance to what actually happened. Particularly now. So much of what we know about the past in this World comes from oral history, and if Ned Stark can’t be relied upon to tell the truth then everything else should be called into question too.” Our look back at the third episode of Season 6.… Read More ROUND-UP: Game of Thrones – ‘Oathbreaker’ (Season 6, Episode 3)