Count Balerion Posted May 29, 2016 Share Posted May 29, 2016 Season 6, ep. 5: Another decent 8. This season is far better than last. Sansa's arc in particular is vastly improved. I love her rebuke of LF, but do wonder if the Showrunners realize they're also rebuking themselves for the implausibility of mastermind LF not knowing about Ramsay's notorious ... proclivities (unless he's *supposed* to be rather obtuse?). But yeah, liked pretty much everything about her this episode (esp. the cloak). Kingsmoot: I'm glad they had one, and it made sense to reduce it to Euron vs. Yara/Asha; but it felt a tad perfunctory, and Asha in the books makes better points than Yara in the show. Theon's presence was a nice touch, although sadly led to another emasculation joke. Arya's arc, which had been even more static in the show than in the books, seems to be moving now. Westerosi politics is a riot. Meereen ... interesting enough; why Varys is pooh-poohing a potential ally I don't know. Danaerys and Jorah: brief but touching. Which leaves Bran: fascinating revelations about COTF creating the WW/Others. I tend to find fight scenes boring-ish, since the narrative can kind of sit around while a lot of mayhem and yelling and grunting goes on; but this one actually felt suspenseful. Although I'd been spoiled about Hodor, it still had an impact--mainly because the incident didn't just kill the poor chap; it made him lose his wits. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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