Game Of Thrones Recap - Season 5 - Episode 9 - The Dance Of Dragons
When your episode opens with a horse on fire you know some shit is about to go down, but honestly this episode couldn't really compete with last week's hotness, or, coldness, or, ugh, you can what I mean.
Direwolf Badassery - Nothing of any kind, not even a Ghost Jon Snow reunion at the wall.
Margaery Mayhem - None, not even a glimpse of King's Landing!
1. Stannis sacrificing his daughter was pretty heavy but I understand why he did. He truly believes that his actions must benefit the greater good - especially since he seems to be aware of the larger threat. If he's not King - the entire world of men will die - so he's willing to pray a hefty price - maybe even the price of his soul.
2. The other side of Stannis could just be that his sexy priestess has completely warped his mind and turned him into the man who would be The Mad King. Which one do you think?
3. This episode had a ton of special effects and while the dragons and the arena were cool I was most impressed with the lovely snow. Must be a pain to get that going on set.
4. Arya's storyline is really not connecting with me. While seeing she definitely is not "no one" this week was cool it seems like we've spent an entire season of her just debating if she has what it takes. Kind of boring and nowhere near as cool as I thought. Hopefully next season she'll have a different target each week.
5. RETURN OF THE MIND MELT WITH SIDE OF GOUDA - Last week we heard Daenerys talk about the wheel of power and tonight there was circular imagery in her story everywhere. The arena she found herself in, the final formation she and her squad stood in facing death, and finally the shape that she flew in when she mounted Drogon. This was the visual imagery of the show presenting us that at least for now she has escaped this wheel, but perhaps may be bound for another shortly.
6. Ser Jorah really is just a romantic guy who wants to maintain his honor. He also has a nifty combat roll which brings me to the fighting this week. It just didn't have the same visceral edge as last week. Those arena fights kind of look like Xena.
7. So this whole Dorne story ends with no one dying, the sand snakes handcuffed, and everyone going back home in one piece? B-O-R-I-N-G. The real story is the world that Jaime is heading back to and how he's going to take that.
8. That being said Dorne looks like the most relaxing spot in the whole seven Kingdoms. They shot it in Seville and it just looks very chill. #vibez
9. The death of Shireen was certainly brutal but it was kind of dulled because I hate her Mom Silyse so much. Only now does she care - c'mon lady you've been a cold cold mother way before you got stuck in the snow, now you care?
10. Next week is the finale and I'm excited but not like totally over the moon thrilled. I think nothing will ever match Hardhome for sheer insanity but hey I can dream.