Game of Thrones Recap - S4E6 - The Laws Of Gods & Men
A really solid episode this week that really progresses the story forward and had some pretty decent carnage to boot. Things are really picking up nicely as we steam-roll towards the finale.
Joffrey Swag - The legend lives on. If your murder trial turns into a wild circus then you know you're continuing to swag hard even post death. Swag hard Joffrey!
Direwolf Badassery - Nothing. I'm ok with it because last week Ghost got his!
1. So finally we get to see Braavos, the land of the shape-shifting assassins, master sword fighters, and....hipster bankers. These bros who control the cheese have some seriously well trimmed beards and are about fine furnishings. Was wondering if they were in a power trio and were gonna break out into song.
2. Ok sorry about that opener, truly great scene in the bank with my boy Sir Davos getting his! Killer monologue praising Stannis and what a nice bonus treat to see the coolest pirate lord around- Salladhor Saan showing up again. Cannot wait to see Stannis makes his move!
3. That Dragon BBQ scene was incredible but felt a little unnecessary. Almost like the suits at HBO wanted to remind us that the Dragons are here and they're spending money on them. Still, if this show ends without a White-Walker - Dragon showdown I'll be pissed.
4. Don't get deceived by Daenerys' plotline with her seeing the citizens of Mereen in the throne-room, the real action in her story was across the sea in the meeting with Tywin. They haven't touched on the fact that Sir Jorah was a spy in the first season but I suspect it may be important again as Varys may need to activate his "little birds" in the future.
5. LOVED Yara Greyjoy's speech to her men as they were rolling into rescue Theon, it's a shame that she didn't see that through, why was she so afraid of a bunch of dogs?
6. Don't get it twisted I love Yara, but I still don't give a shit about Theon or Reek whatever you wanna call him. Never forget what he did at Winterfell.
7. The trial of Tyrion is one of the greatest pieces of drama the show has ever put together. In addition to serving as kind of a greatest hits real of Tyrion's most epic moments, it also is a battleground for Peter Dinklage to show just how incredible of an actor he is.
8. I couldn't tell if Jaime Lannister got played by his Dad when he asked for mercy for Tyrion. Maybe I was just confused after seeing Jaime onscreen in "The Other Woman" two weeks ago. Parallel realities whoa.
9. Absolutely brutal that Shae turned her back on Tyrion like that, but the real question is - where has she been staying? I thought she got sent away. Who's been keeping her around. Did Tywin dig her up so she could testify? Something larger gotta be going on here.
10. A trial by combat? We saw that in season 1, so it's a little underwhelming to see it again, but let's hope this battle is different.
I'll be traveling next week so look for a recap a week from Tuesday! Until next week be well!