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June 17 2016 @ 05:10 pm
Game of Thrones Season 5 - Season 6 episode 8  
So I'll tell you right off the bat, last year I started Season Five and then just stopped. I got to like the 3rd episode and didn't continue to watch. So I was at a complete loss as to what was happening though I'd heard about the rape scene. With our new cable system came OnDemand which I've never had before and since we have some premium channels right now for free... I got to download all of Season Five and what has aired of Season Six. Now I'm not completely caught up anymore because I think there was an episode last weekend I've yet to watch.

If you haven't watched you might not want to continue but here are some thoughts:


Season Five
I have no compassion for Cersei. I can't stand the Lannisters with the exception of Tyrion (some of the time). Her entire story of bringing the Sparrows and the Militant into power was just stupid on her part. I get she thought it would punish her enemies for her but clearly the woman didn't think it through because she's one of the biggest sinners in Westeros. Seeing her plot for Margaery's downfall only to end up being taken up herself. Wow. I have to admit I loved seeing her get some of her own medicine but I do think it went too far with the whole walking naked through town. In no way is that atonement. It is essentially a bully forcing humiliation on someone else. I have no problem when these people answering for their actions but that wasn't okay. I'm not keen on the High Sparrow at all. He just seems holier than thou and while he's supposed to be impeachable in character... I find him rather pompous.

Jaime going off to Dorne to save Myrcella was entertaining until he didn't succeed. And it is funny how everyone seems to start accepting Jaime and Cersei love each other but eww.

Part of me really feels bad for Sansa. This girl can't get a break. The fact that she goes from being at the mercy of the Lannisters to ending up at the Vale with the crazy Lady and then she's traveling with Little Finger who I don't trust for a moment. But it was truly sad to see her refuse Lady Brienne's offer of protection and end up at Winterfell under the power of the Boltons. And that she ended up married to Ramsey is just awful. The rape scene was bad but I don't think it effected me the same as most people. I mean don't get me wrong... totally bad. But this is coming off of the Outlander rape scene which is just horrific. But rape is rape not matter what. I don't think the scene was that explicit as some eluded too. Of course, the idea that Ramsey wanted Theon there to witness it was so sad. I did; however, love that she learns her little brothers are alive. Sansa and Theon jumping from the battlements of Winterfell was crazy good though.

I have never been keen on Stannis and the Red Lady but this season made me hate them so much. I was happy to see Stannis die after he had his daughter burned at the stake.

I loved that Sam nominated Jon for Lord Commander fo the Nightwatch. I was so excited when he got it but then thought... this can't be good because then he wants to save the Wildlings which clearly didn't go over well. But the whole thing with him going beyond the wall to convince the Wildlings was probably my favorite part of the entire season. I loved him there at Hardhome convinceng them to come through the Wall with him. And the fact the giant agrees and then the attack by the White Walkers. Holy moly. And Jon's Valyrian steel sword doesn't shatter when it battle with a White Walker... good to know. See so many fleeing onto the boats and as those on shore are killed was hard to watch but I loved Jon standing in the boat watching the Night King as he raised them all from the dead. That is so not good. And then the Nightwatchmen who kill Jon because they see him as a betrayer... not okay. I was so upset and hearing Ghost howling... *sniffles*

When Maester Aemon died, I didn't realize he was Valyerian and isn't he related to Dany?

Arya's whole story with the Many Faced god is just dumb to me. I get it is training her to be a fighter and a deadly one but I didn't care at all about this stuff.

Seemed like Daenerys's path is a rocky one here. She literally goes from beloved to hated with her equal justice which honestly when she killed the slave for committing murder, I was with her. She can't have double standards but wow she wasn't popular.

I absolutely loved that Varys was taking Tyrion to Dany but he's kidnapped by Jorah and then is being taken to Dany. And suddenly I realized who Jorah's father was and my mind was blown. And as they floated through Valyria and see Drogon flying above them... Tyrion's face was priceless. And then the stone men. WOW. Freaky. Jorah got touched! I loved Jorah ending up fighting in the pits for Dany and her sending him away only for him to appear in the fighting pits on game day. Dang that man loves her. But the best scene is her being ambushed at the fights and ending up in the middle of the pits ready to die only to have Drogon appear and her ride off on him. And again with Tyrion's face. Just wow.


DEFINITELY CONTAINS SPOILERS BELOW

Season Six
I was so happy when Sansa was rescued by Lady Brienne. Finally, Sansa isn't at the mercy of evil people. Sansa learns for Lady Brienne that Arya is alive which gives Sansa so much hope. The Stark's are totally making a comeback.

The Wildlings coming to take Castle Black because of Jon's death was just so great. And Melisandre raising Jon for the dead. So that was kind of freaky to me but I liked Jon being back. It does seem there will be consequences to that but so far we've seen none. I have to say watching people be hanged doesn't appeal but I can't imagine Jon being able to show mercy in this case.

Sansa and Jon's reunion was so great. I was just so happy to see her with Jon who can keep her out of harm better than most. I love how determined Sansa is to get Winterfell back. And when she comes face to face with Baelish again and basically tells him she should have Brienne cut him down... you go girl! While Jon and Sansa are kind of failing to produce the numbers for an army, Brienne is in Riverrun trying to convince Blackfish who isn't about to surrender his keep to Jaime. And Edmure is back! (Tobias!) Brienne literally escapes out the back but that seems okay by Jaime. I love the friendship between Jaime and Brienne. I love the amount of respect and I adored her trying to return his sword and him letting her keep it.

I liked Theon's arrival home and his support of his sister up until their diabolical Uncle takes over power. But they fled and plan to go to Dany which I love.

I loved Dany showing her own power to Khal Moro but it was rather a blow to learn she was supposed to go to some Widow House. Dany going before the Khals who think to decide her fate was amazing. I loved their expressions when she set fire to everything and then all of those Dothraki bowing her to when she emerged from the fire. I mean how can you not be impressed. But I loved when Dany finds out about Jorah's greyscale and orders him to find a cure and return to her. And then when she rides Drogon to the Dothraki army to rally them. Wow. How can you not back her? I mean even Cersei is going to quake in her boots.

Oh Ramsay is such a bastard figuratively and literally. When his "step" mother gives birth to a boy and he promptly kills his father and then gets Walda and the baby to the kennels where he lets the dogs have them. I hate him so much and I hope Theon actually gets to kill him. And now he has Rickon and Osha and he killed Rickon's direwolf. I'm not happy at the loss of these wolves! Isn't Ghost the only one left or is Arya's still out there?

I have Sam's father. What an asshole. But I did love that Sam decided enough was enough and took Gilly, Little Sam and his family sword with him when he left. Sam has moxy.

But what a downer when Jaime goes with the Tully army to free Lores and Margaery only to find the tables turned by Tommen who has become devote... so it seems. Margaery sends her grandmother away with a sign that she's not as brainwashed as she seems which makes me wonder about Tommen.

And we get to see the Hound again. Didn't die. Funny we lose so many and others just won't die. But the Hound is doing good and when the Faithful village he's with is slaughtered he goes for vengeance which I adored. No issue there and I liked that Ser Beric Dondarrion kind of makes him play but the rules in killing them.

Tyrion seems to be improving things slightly in Mereen but it becomes evident that Danys presence is necessary. And then Dany returns with an army and the power of Drogon. This could get really interesting.

But now Bran's story is getting interesting. He's with the Three Eyed Raven and he's walking back into his own past and that of his fathers. I want to see what happened here. I want to know more about Ned and his siblings and we see Hodor who can talk. I kept wondering what happened.... but things keep shifting away and we see the Children of the Forest create the Night King. Well crap. And then the Night King touches Bran in his vision??? How is that possible. But the killer was the White Walkers descending upon the cave the Three-Eyed Raven dies, then Summer (the direwolf) and then we see Hodor holding the door as Meera drags Bran away. But in his vision, Bran realizes his interference in Hodor's brain is what caused Hodor to have a seizure when he was young and see the attack at the cave. Hodor's name comes from him repeating Hold the Door over and over until the brain damage leaves him saying Ho Dor over and over. *mind blown* George RR Martin you have blown my mind. That has to be the saddest and most crazy revelation of all time. Then Bran and Meera are saved by Bran's uncle Benjen who the Nightwatchmen tricked Jon with. So he is alive.

I am just dying for this weeks episode... so apparently I'm as caught up as the world at large.
 
 
 
Jo Ann: GOT: Daenyresyeuxdebleu on June 18th, 2016 01:10 am (UTC)
I enjoyed your recap. I've been watching GOT since it's first episode.

I totally agree with your feelings about Cersei and the High Sparrow needs to DIE!

Dani's exit from the fire was positively epic. I predict that she will ultimately win the Iron Throne. She should.
Jill aka Jo: GOT: Dany with a whispersireesanwar on June 27th, 2016 07:25 pm (UTC)
Me too but for some reason I just stopped at the beginning of Season Five... well it is likely because Outlander was airing and all my attention focused on that. This year I'm not having such an extreme reaction to my beloved story being on air. Old news, I guess?

So much so. I hate Cersei will a passion and I find it interesting that she was told about her three children and their deaths and in really her effort to prevent such deaths... they happened directly because of her own actions. Poetic.

I want her to as well. She's epic. Dani has been one of my favorite characters since the beginning.
Jo Ann: GOT: Cersei with crownyeuxdebleu on July 1st, 2016 01:22 am (UTC)
Yep, the prophecy regarding Cersei's children has come true. Didn't the witch also tell her she would be destroyed by another woman who was more powerful? I assume that would be Dani.

Stay tuned; the next season is going to be epic.
Jill aka Jo: GOT: Dani I will rulesireesanwar on July 14th, 2016 06:41 pm (UTC)
I don't remember that but wouldn't that be cool. I LOVE Dani.

Yes, it will be.
Angelserenitysangel on June 18th, 2016 09:39 pm (UTC)
The thing I love about this show is how my opinions of characters have changed over the season and how characters.

I actually do feel sorry for Cersei. Yes she is a bitch and has and is responsible for awful things but given the world she lives and and especially being a woman in this very brutal dog eat dog world, I actually understand why she is the way she is. And she does love her kids and will do anything for them. Not hard to have some respect for her.

And frankly the High Sparrow and the Faith Militant are awful and seriously need to be got rid of. They can and will be worse than the Lannisters if allowed to carry on.

Yes to Jamie and Brienne, my heart broke when he stood on the battlements and waved goodbye. The chances of them ever meeting under anything less than on a battlefield on opposite sides is slim and it kills me to think they will have to face each other as enemies.

I love how Sansa is developing as a character, I think all the awful things that have happened to her will mold her into a very strong leader and love her being with Jon.

Speaking of Jon, we have as yet seen very little consequence of him coming back from the dead. I still wonder if something is going to happen because of him having died and been brought back.

The whole Bran thing is pretty incredible, especially the fact that he is the reason Hodor was as he was. OMG! The words 'Hold the door' will always make me think of poor Hodor *sniff* I don't know if that is George RR Martin's idea as the show is no longer following the books. Who ever is responsible is genius! I love the theories that are coming out about Bran and other things he is responsible for.

Danny is INCREDIBLE! That whole thing with the Khals and then her speech on the back of Drogon was epic! Again enjoying the theory about her and what could potentially happen with her.

Ramsay Bolton - OMG that one has to die a dreadful death for all the awful things he has done!

I do love how things are moving. Would love to see Theon being apart of Danny's army. They have the ships to carry the Dothroki army across the ocean.

So much to be said about this show. I cant wait to see where it all goes.
Jill aka Josireesanwar on June 27th, 2016 07:36 pm (UTC)
See I don't think my opinions of people have changed all that much in this show. I pretty much hate who I did from the beginning but I see where you're coming from.

I do respect her willingness to do anything for her children but Cersei has directly brought about the deaths of her children with her treachery and ultimately horrible behavior. I think she enjoys being so terrible.

So true. Out with the Faith Militant.

It will kill me to see Brienne and Jamie face each other as enemies. I can't imagine it and don't really want too.

Sansa, for me, has been a lacking character for so long. Her development in the story hasn't really happened too much until the 5th season I think. Then she really grew into her own and now she's kind of showing signs of a force to be reckoned with.

I wonder that too. How can Jon just rise from the dead and there be no consequences of that? There has to be something coming.

I was watching an Inside Game of Thrones and the writer or producer or someone said that was something GRRM told him, I believe, and he was floored that is where Hodor's name came from. When I was watching that episode and that was revealed I felt my mind being blown... so crazy and I will never forget it.

Dani is amazing. I mean she inspires me. I'd totally be on her side but I'd probably have already died in this world. LOL

Death to Ramsay!

I want to see Theon come into his own and just be better.

Me too... I'm going to post.
Kaylee Winchesterroguem on June 21st, 2016 09:47 am (UTC)
I was so annoyed by the last few seasons that I never started season 6, but I keep hearing things, so I might just end up watching it after all.
I just feel the whole series lacks forward momentum, but there seems to have been things happening this season

And yeah, Cercei and Jamie need to just go away.
Jill aka Josireesanwar on June 27th, 2016 07:38 pm (UTC)
This show did give us seasons upon season that just killed me. I mean every time you were on a character's side they died. That was a lot to handle but I honestly think GRRM was whittling it down to the best of the best and I'm loving where this is headed and since I've now finished the season... *mind blown*
Kaylee Winchester: X-Men - Logan X3 posterroguem on June 28th, 2016 10:07 am (UTC)
In the last book he introduced and killed a character... I don't know. The whole thing is just dragging out in my eyes.

I did actually start season 6, the reactions on Facebook got me curious, and I kind of figure that now that they don't have any more books to work from things might be less tiresome, and move forward a little more.
Jill aka Jo: Outlander: Blue Claire 1945sireesanwar on July 14th, 2016 06:15 pm (UTC)
Okay that isn't okay. Sometimes it does feel like that but I believe the 7th season is the last so I'm okay with that.

I think so too. But some of the revelations in this series are GRRM approved because he told the writers some stuff he wants to happen. And if that is true then he's going to have some great moments in the books but I'm just a show watcher.
Kaylee Winchesterroguem on August 31st, 2016 10:40 am (UTC)
Yeah, I think I'm off the books to be honest. I'll stick with the show. They're saying now that they'll have two shortened seasons and that'll be the end.

Sorry about the late reply, this comment didn't pop up until now for some reason.
Jill aka Josireesanwar on September 9th, 2016 08:22 pm (UTC)
LJ has been off it's game. I'm all about the show too.