Sunday, May 26, 2013

Discussing Game of Thrones: Second Sons

* Spoilers ahead if you haven’t seen “Second Sons.”

Last week’s episode reminded me why I find attending weddings so awkward and stressful. There are always a few guests who don’t know how to behave, and you never know when the groom is going to threaten the King. As the HBO promo so sadly reminds us, there are only two episodes remaining in the season! (No new episode tonight; the next one airs on June 2.)

Good Morning! Yes, That’s a Rock I’m Holding Over Your Head

First the Brotherhood Without Banners was going to ransom Arya, now it’s the Hound. The Hound is a very sketchy character, but I have to admit that he has a knack for being brutally honest. He’s out for himself, and he doesn’t care what other people think of him.

So That’s Where All the Hair Styling Products Went!

Daario clearly used them all. Daenerys continues to try and build up her army, and she meets with the captains of the Second Sons, a sellsword company. During her travels, it looks like Daenerys has made a few pit stops at the local Pier 1 or something because that little tent of hers looks quite cozy. Daario was every bit the skeevy, arrogant pretty boy I remember from the books, and he’s one new character on the show I could without.

Where’s Roose Bolton When You Need Him?

In the novels, Roose Bolton loves his leeches, and that icky scene between Melisandre and Gendry brought him to mind. A big “eeewww” for the leeches, and a big “eeewww” for this scene in general. I felt really bad for Davos, who walked in mid-leeching with Stannis. Even Stannis looked a little grossed out.

You Call This a Wedding?

A depressed bride, a drunk groom, and a moronic idiot who needs to die (that would be Joffrey). Tyrion may have his vices, but I think he really is one of the more upstanding characters in the world of Westeros.

I Am So Not Your Sister!

Margaery seriously needs to learn when to shut up. She must have figured out by now that Cersei despises her, yet she continues to push her luck with the Queen Regent by laying on the flattery. Loras isn’t much brighter, attempting to make conversation with his future bride, Cersei, who doesn’t care what his father once told him. Oh these Tyrells . . . .

A Very Complicated Family Tree

I did chuckle as Lady Olenna explained to her grandchildren how they were all going to be related to each other once Margaery marries Joffrey and Loras marries Cersei. Loras will be Margaery’s brother plus her stepfather-in-law, I think. I’m not even sure I got that right because I started getting confused.

And the Award for Character Most Frequently Chased by the Others This Season Is . . .

Sam! Poor guy. He has the worst luck when it comes to staying off the Others’ radar. He and Gilly are still trying to make their way to the Wall, and seeing how scary their makeshift hotel accomodations are, I hope they reach it really, really soon.

What We Learned from This Episode

  • Always keep your dragonglass handy because you never know when an Other is going to jump out at you.
  • Daario is the type of person who refers to Daario in the third person.
  • “Sister” is apparently not always a term of endearment.

In the Next Episode

Robb plans to strike Casterly Rock, the heart of Lannister Land; Jorah worries that he’s about to step into a trap; Jon must decide where his loyalty lies.


  1. Lady Olenna is a favorite of mine. She always has something entertaining to say. I'd love her for a gramms!

    1. I love her, too! She just cracks me up in every episode she's in.

  2. I so want to read these..I watched the first two episodes but otherwise haven't had a chance to catch up! I have collected all the pop funko figurines though LOL

    1. I love those figurines! They're adorable! The Jaime, Jon, and Arya ones are my favorites. :D


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