Episode 9 of Game of Thrones is the one book fans have been dreading since the inception of the series. It will forever be rememberd as [SPOILERS] the one where Ned dies, and everyone else pretends to be frat boys–The Night’s Watch chanting for Longclaw, the Hill Tribes chanting for the halfman, Tyrion, Shae, and Bronn playing drinking game in the middle of the night….Here are the…
Top 5 Moments of Episode 9~Baelor
5. Jorah Gets Lucky
Context: Drogo is near death after last week’s fight. One of his bloodriders does not take kindly to Dany’s use of blood-magic and threatens the Khaleesi and her unborn child. Jorah decides its time to put on his armor.
Reasoning: Jorah Mormont is a character who never jumped off the page for me, but Iain Glen brings the disgraced knight to life. Although much of this episode’s Dany-centric plot was poorly paced (so…how far along is she?) this scene stands out. Jorah shows his skill with a sword (and with a little luck) takes down the Dothraki rider with a swift slice to the face. We also see his willingness to protect Dany, even though he’s been spying for the crown. The Dothraki might be badass, but now they know why armor is a good idea. Continue reading HBO’s Game of Thrones: Top 5 Moments of Episode 9~Baelor→
The circumstances become dire in the George RR Martin penned 8th episode of Game of Thrones. Ned is arrested for treason, Robb goes to war, and Khal Drogo proves once and for all you don’t want to make him angry. Which scene tops the list? Here are the…
Top 5 Moments of Episode 8~The Pointy End
5. Ned Talks to a Spider
Context: After an accusation of treason and the slaughter of all his men, Ned finds himself deep in the dungeons of the Red Keep. Varys, the Spider, pays him an unexpected visit.
Varys: I trust you know you’re a dead man, Lord Eddard.
Reasoning: Varys asks one of the questions we were all dying to know the answer of. Why on Earth would Ned tell Cersei he knew the truth? Ned answers in a truly Ned way. It was mercy and honour and all those things that make Ned, Ned. But in Westeros, truth, justice, and honour doesn’t mean success, and seeing the great Lord Eddard defeated in a dungeon brings that to the forefront of the series. Continue reading HBO’s Game of Thrones: Top 5 Moments of Episode 8~The Pointy End→
Again the WiC crew have it. Natalia Tena will be playing wildling, Osha. Natalia plays Nymphadora Tonks in the Harry Potter franchise and is a great addition to the Game of Thrones cast. While Osha is described as older in the novels, George RR Martin tells us not to worry. He says
When I saw that she was reading for Osha, my first thought was, “She’s great, but no way, she’s too young and too hot.” Then I saw her reading, and none of the other Oshas had a chance. Her charisma grabbed me by the throat and I could not take my eyes off her. David [Benioff] and Dan [Weiss] felt the same way. We’re all thrilled to have her.
With HBO’s extensive list, and George RR Martin’s clues/confirmations we are nearing a full cast. In good time too, because filming starts in a couple of weeks and the Paint Hall is already buzzing with preparation.