So it turns out I’m alive. Sorry, dear readers. I’ve been off the grid for a while because I’ve been so busy with my new job, but I’ll talk about that in another post. For now, I’ll express my gratitude because, despite being gone for a few weeks and leaving my blog stagnant, you guys never left. I’m still getting 600+ views daily, so thank you guys so much i love you all really i do. Okay, I’ll stop. 😀
Here’s the recap I wrote for First of His Name a few weeks ago…
Long live, King Tommen Baratheon
So the Lannisters are still going with the claim that all Cersei’s children are Robert’s, and so they’re crowning Tommen the new king. We’re breathing a little better now because we can kinda tell that Tommen won’t be anything like wicked little Joff. Tywin also looks relieved that he’ll have a more obedient king to control, someone who can ensure the long reign and sovereignty of the Lannister family.
It gave me a nice little chuckle though when Margaery pretended not to desire to be queen. Come on! Ever since season 2, she’d been eyeing the Queen title so much that she was willing to wed a sadistic bastard like Joff. But yeah, I get her play. Nice one, Marg!
Cersei, on the other hand, is getting the hang of it. She’s finally admitting that it’ll be better for her son if she could get along with his future wife. She clearly learned her lesson. Or wait… maybe she’s playing another game. 😀
Littlefinger, you little douche!
So now we find out (actually, I already know because of the books) that Littlefinger is actually the biggest douche in all Seven Kingdoms. It was him, not the Lannisters, who had Jon Arryn poisoned. It was at his behest that Lysa sent Cat a letter telling her about the Lannisters’ involvement in Jon Arryn’s death. So everything from Cat capturing Tyrion to Jaime attacking Ned in the street, it was actually Littlefinger!
We’re also aware of the fact that Petyr did not bring Sansa to The Vale, and conspire her escape and Joff’s death, simply to rescue Lysa’s niece. No, we’re actually not as naive as Sansa. On a side note, Lysa’s screams on her wedding night? That’s totally fake. Littlefinger can’t be that good. 😀
We finally get some nice action at Craster’s Keep, a small bout of retribution for all these raped, tortured, and abused women. Seriously, those women need a break. Maybe they can set up a nice snow cone lemonade stand out in the woods or something.
But let’s get to the highlight: Hodor unchained. It totally rocks that Bran used Hodor as a kickass fighting machine, snapping Locke’s neck like a branch. That was cool! It’s also kinda adorable that Hodor would never do something like that on his own, and that he was shocked and horrified after seeing blood on his hands. Awwwwwww 😀
Meanwhile, it’s great to see Jon and Ghost reunited again. “I missed you, boy”, says Jon, which is exactly what’s going through our heads too. I MISSED YOU, GHOST! OMG I LOVE YOU SO MUCH OU’RE SO CUTE COME HERE YOU BIG BALL OF WHITE FLUFF!
Queen of Meereen
Across the Narrow Sea, Daenerys has decided that she wants to stay and be Queen of Meereen. She wants to play and love and grow and be happy. She’s tired of sacking cities and leaving a trail of dead bodies behind her army. We forget that she’s still just a very young girl who had to step up, claim her birthright, and be the most badass Targaryen since Aegon the Conqueror.
Will Daenerys’ decision to stay and be queen of Meereen come back and slap her in the face? What awaits Sansa and her new status as ward of The Vale? Will Margaery succeed with her nightly visits to Tommen’s bedroom? Will the men of the Nights Watch have enough time before Tormund Giantsbane and his band of wildlings attack?
Let’s find out what happens next week in “The Laws of Gods and Men” 😀