Winter is coming. All men must die. And Game of Thrones is back!
Stay tuned each week as we unpack Sunday’s episodes through medieval masterpieces.
As with any game, in this week’s episode of Game of Thrones several key moves were made, true cards were revealed, and the dystopian medieval-esque world came more vividly to life with talk of treason, seduction, justice, mutiny, and sacrifice.
The episode opened with fire (set for a language lesson and overthrow of a city) but ended with ice (and a chilling look at a mysterious and disturbing form of a tribute offering). Medievalisms in last night’s episode include: lots of crucifixion (a medieval mainstay, and 163 in the episode to be exact); a guilty grandmother who suffered a tedious garden walk with her charming (and seductive) granddaughter; plenty of swordfighting (even one-handed); a dark and quiet night’s slumber was interrupted by a beautiful wife-to-be; the nearly opposite “Kingslayer brothers” shared a moment of banter in prison; drunken tirades by queens and mutiny leaders required glass goblets and cracked skulls, respectively; and what’s more medieval than a new suit of armor?