After last weeks exciting revival I wasn’t expecting any more surprising returns. However this week saw the return of a few characters we hadn’t seen for a good few seasons. But more on that later.
After leaving The Wall at the end of the last season this episode allows us to see Sam, Gilly and baby Sam on their journey to Oldtown. Sam is planning to beocme a maester and leave Gilly and Baby Sam with his fmaily. Considering how they treated their own son I’m not sure hwo welcoming they’ll be of Gilly and the baby. Will they say the baby is his? I’m wondeirng if Gilly is right and they should really stick together.
In King’s Landing Cersei and Jamie may be back as a united front but the Lannisters are still a long way from being back in power. Tommen goes to see the High Sparrow to demand him to change his behaviour to his mother but instead is on the receiving end of another long, dull sermon. While Cersei and Jamie can’t even get the council to stay in the same room as them. I did chuckle when they had their mass walkout leaving Cersei and Jamie at the table like fools.
Daenerys is brought face to face with her contemporaries- the wives of the other great Khals. One of whom tells her she is just like the rest of them- she thought her husbands would ride the world with her at his side. What they fail to realise is that it’s Daenerys who wishes to rule the world which is what marks her out to everyone else. Personally I hope she leads a rebellion with the other wives against the male Dothraki but more than likely she will just be rescued by Jorah and Daario. In Meereen Varys gets his little birds to give him information about the financial backers of the Sons of Harpy, while Tyrion tries to get to know Greyworm and Missandei better. Unfortunately neither are the outgoing company Tyrion is used to. They may be some of the more loyal characters in the show but they are not the best conversationalists (which as Tyrion points out is ironic considering Missandei can speak 19 languages).
Also this week Arya gets her sight back! Which is good cause it was getting repetitive watching Arya getting beaten up weekly and saying she’s no one. Maybe now the training can get a bit more varied.
Bran is visiting the past again and sees his father around the time of the Mad King’s death and Robert’s rebellion. He’s disappointed to see some version of events didn’t happen as his father told him. But then a woman is heard screaming in the tower and as Ned starts to go Bran tries to follow but is stopped by the Three Eyed Raven. Bran calls out and we see Ned turn around as though he may have heard him. Thats an interesting development – does this mean that Bran has the potential to eventually change the past? And what’s will Ned find in the tower. Having read people’s theories I have an idea but unfortunately the Three Eyed Raven stops us seeing more. I feel Bran’s frustration.
At Winterfell Ramsay is given a present, and its only the wilding Osha and RICKON BLOODY STARK! I thought the show had forgotten all about the youngest Stark. I kind of wish they had left him alone because now he’s in the hands of Ramsay. This is the guy who murdered his father, abused his wife and fed his brother to the dogs (not to mention everything he did to Theon). So Rickon has no chance.
The only hope he may have is Jon Snow. Now that he’s back from the dead and over the inital shock, he kills his betrayers and then leaves the Night’s Watch! Come on Jon you need to go to Winter fell. Rickon needs you and make sure you pick up Sansa on the way!.
What did you think of the episode? What will happen to Rickon? What is happening in the tower? What will Jon Snow do now? Let me know in the comments below.