Arya is tested by Jaqen H'ghar in the House of Black and White and he tells that she is ready to become someone else. Tyrion and Jorah have a conversation about Daenerys and Jorah's father and how he was murdered by his own men; out of the blue, they are captured by pirates and turned into slaves. Little Finger stumbles with Lancel in King's Landing and has a meeting with Cersei and he plots against Stannis Baratheon and the Bolton. Jamie and Bronn are riding in Dornes and they meet Myrcella; however they need to fight against the Sand Snakes. Lady Olenna meets with Cersei to discuss the future of Loras Tyrell. He is judged by the High Sparrow and Margaery Tyrell is involved and arrested with her brother to a formal trial. Sansa marries Ramsay Bolton and he humiliates her.Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
In the books, Trystane and Myrcella never kiss or express any other form of affection. While they get along well, it is unknown if they have romantic feelings for each other. See more »
Sansa is persuaded by Littlefinger to marry Ramsay Bolton, which she does in this episode. This plan doesn't really make sense for any of the characters involved: Littlefinger loses control of Sansa, who is not only "the key to the North" but also the object of his affection/obsession as a replacement for her mother Catelyn, whom Littlefinger was in love with; Sansa agrees to marry the Boltons to "avenge her family", but by doing so she considerably strengthens the Bolton's legitimacy in the North by merging them with the popular Starks; the Boltons essentially accept to commit treason against Queen Cersei Lannister, for whom Sansa is a wanted regicide. In the novels, Ramsay marries Jeyne Poole (one of Sansa's friends) posing as Arya Stark, which makes much more sense as: 1) Jeyne is forced into the marriage and has no way to refuse; 2) Littlefinger loses nothing, as Jeyne herself has no personal or political value to him; 3) the Boltons solidify their position by marrying a fake Stark, but do not risk angering the Lannisters, who are aware of the deception. See more »
[Bronn becomes annoyed at the arrival of the Sand Snakes]
Oh, for fuck's sake.
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Well, it was definitely one of the weakest episodes of Game of Thrones.
The Arya's part was nicely visualized but was not interesting as far as written content goes, the story of that part is becoming quite boring and at times one asks what the hell is going on and why? A prefect example of excessive mystery and low content which leads to irritation.
The kings landing is still good, littlefinger is acting extra smart with his artifice and Cersei still believes she is extra smart. The faith part is fine as well.
The Tyrion part was a bit weird in the humor area. The Dorne part was unpleasant as far as fight sequence and acting of the sand snakes go, the dialogues were made even cheesier when delivered by the sand snakes. I wish they had taken in the right actresses and good choreographers or focused on other good characters left. They could have focused on Euron Greyjoy, casted Timothy Gibbs perhaps.
As far as Sansa part goes, one should know that violence is a part of the world which game of thrones encompasses and men or women, no one is immune to it, many characters have suffered a gruesome fate.Those who have seen the episodes sincerely and without prejudice will never complain that only female characters suffer or have suffered in this show. I am seriously upset that fans were angry about the last scene, what Ramsay did was expected of him, he isn't a noble man and Sansa was never the most clever or strong character, in other words after Ned's death it was a character which was a subject to other's will, and most of the time it never had much power over itself due to the situations she was in.
However, the thing which is becoming more and more irritatingly frequent with game of thrones is the cheap cliffhanger thing in the end which looks quite artificial. It seems like it's done just to shock in the end and frankly it looks and feels quite cheesy.
I will give it 8 because when you compare it with other TV shows, it is still better and they shockingly and easily score 8 or 9 here.
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