Game of Thrones: “Two Swords” Reaction & Takeaways

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A NEW CHALLENGER HAS ENTERED THE RING!

*Spoilers after the jump*

Overview: King’s Landing takes center stage

With a few wolf contenders now out of the game, it looks like we will be spending a lot of time in King’s Landing this season. A lot of the remaining players are sanctioned in the capital, with the Lannisters and Tyrells on top of everything. We also got our first look at Oberyn Martell, the prince of Dorne; and man, what a guy he is! I won’t go too much into detail about the man whose “famous for f***ing half of Westeros,” but just know he has an agenda, and he has laid it out for us. Oberyn has a grudge against the Lannisters and the Mountain for murdering his sister and her babies, and he won’t rest until he has avenged them. I can’t wait to see how that turns out.

We still have a few people placed out side of the King’s city, with Stannis still at Dragonstone (for now), Dany is headed to Meeren, and Arya and the Hound are travelling to the Vale. So if you’re rooting against the Lannisters and King’s Landing, you still have plenty of contenders to root for, but it may be a while before we see the lions burn…

Favorite Scene: The wolf and the hound enter a tavern… eat all the chickens and steal a pony. 

Damn, how amazing was the final scene of Arya and the Hound taking on Polliver and his men? Arya getting her sword back and slowly stabbing Polly through his neck just like he did to Lommy was too sinister… I loved it. I think the Hound has been warming up to Arya since the second half of season 3, and it’ll be interesting to see where that relationship goes.

Favorite Line:

The Hound: What the f*ck is a Lommy?

Other Notes:

  • Dany’s dragons seem to be getting a tad out of hand. Puberty?
  • It will be interesting to see what punishment (if any) Jon will receive for “sleeping with the enemy.”
  • The wildlings are still up to shifty business; even more so with those cannibal Thenns in the mix.

All-in-all, Game of Thrones opened with a very good premiere that reminded us that the Starks are in the worst possible situation but Arya is still a badass, the war is essentially over but threats to the throne will never stop coming, and the Game has changed but it is still awesome to watch.

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