ROUND-UP: Game of Thrones – ‘The Winds of Winter’ (Season 6, Episode 10)

“This has been the best season finale in the history of Game of Thrones, in our humble opinion. Usually a weak episode after the strong and shocking 9th, this time the trend was bucked, with this particular instalment managing to make us hungry for the last two seasons at the same time as wrapping up older storylines, whilst also stylishly donning a winter coat of murder, intrigue and fun.” Our look back at the phenomenal Season 6 finale.… Read More ROUND-UP: Game of Thrones – ‘The Winds of Winter’ (Season 6, Episode 10)

ROUND-UP: Game of Thrones – ‘Battle of the Bastards’ (Season 6, Episode 9)

“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)

Game of Thrones: Why might Benjen’s Return be so important?

“Set upon by White Walkers as his ranging party were looking for them, he was mortally wounded with an ice spear and had begun changing into a wight when the Children of the Forest stopped the process by plunging dragonglass into his chest. Since then he’s been serving the Three-Eyed Raven North of the Wall. As we wander deep into the show’s underlying mythology that seems fair enough, right? But what if there was more to Benjen’s exchange with his nephew and Meera than meets the eye?” Danielle takes a look at the possible implications of the events surrounding Benjen’s resurrection.… Read More Game of Thrones: Why might Benjen’s Return be so important?

ROUND-UP: Game of Thrones – ‘The Door’ (Season 6, Episode 5)

“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)

ROUND-UP: Game of Thrones – ‘Book of the Stranger’ (Season 6, Episode 4)

“You’d have to have a cold, cold heart not to have been moved by that scene where Jon and Sansa embraced in the courtyard at Castle Black. The only way it could have been better is if Ghost had bounded along, stood on his hind paws and joined in for a group hug.” Our take on the air-punch inducing, fourth outing of the Season.… Read More ROUND-UP: Game of Thrones – ‘Book of the Stranger’ (Season 6, Episode 4)

ROUND-UP: Game of Thrones – ‘Oathbreaker’ (Season 6, Episode 3)

“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)