“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)
“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)
“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)
“In spite of the big resurrection, there was a pretty high death count in this episode. If it continues like this, the future King or Queen of Westeros won’t have much reigning to do.” Our take on Episode 2.… Read More ROUND-UP: Game of Thrones – ‘Home’ (Season 6, Episode 2)
“[Jon’s] clearly a version of Checkov’s gun now, shown in the first act and bound to be ‘fired’ by the third, especially as Melisandre has seen him in the flames helping to win a great victory at Winterfell. Sure, her flame-watching skills have been brought into question over her wrongly believing Stannis was the horse to back, but her ‘spidey sense’ has been tingling ever since she first laid eyes on the currently deceased Lord Commander.” Our analysis of the Season 6 premiere. … Read More ROUND-UP: Game of Thrones – ‘The Red Woman’ (Season 6, Episode 1)
With Season 6 now imminent, we take a look at who’s still standing in each major House and how we rate their chances of surviving the upcoming 10 episodes.… Read More Game of Thrones: Who’s Likely to Meet a Sticky End in Season 6?