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THIS POST CONTAINS MAJOR SPOILERS ABOUT EPISODE 2 OF SEASON 6 OF GAME OF THRONES

Game of Thrones is slowly going to become the show that is renowned for ending their episodes on cliff hangers.

So the Jon Snow resurrection.

I mean a large part of me always knew Melisandre would do her fire magic and bring him back but I had my doubts. I definitely did not expect the resurrection to happen so early in the season though. I guess it just means the rest of the season will unfold very interestingly.

Given that Sansa, Brienne and Podrick are heading for Castle Black, I believe Sansa and Jon will team up and hopefully win Winterfell back!

Theon will also be heading to the Iron Islands where I believe the election for a new ruler will take place, I think I remember reading that in A Feast for Crows? Hopefully, Yarra/Asha Greyjoy reins supreme.

I think this episode did a very good job of putting all the characters on set paths for the season.

Of course another big WTF moment was the death of Lord Bolton. I mean I expected it to be honest, Ramsay would never hug someone without stabbing them come on. I was mostly traumatised by him setting the dogs on Lady Walda and the child, I mean that man settles at nothing.

We’re starting to see the tension build between the High Sparrow and the Lannisters, and we also get a peak at the Mountain’s strength in this episode so that will span out interestingly.

The interaction between Tyrion and the Dragons added a bit of sarcasm and a lighter tone to all the heavier things going on in the episode. Yeah, I didn’t beleive for a second the dragons would kill him but it’ll be interesting to see what they do now that they’re unchained.

Let’s talk about Bran’s visions. I’m glad the story has finally traveled that far North. The only purpose I can imagine for the show writers to show the viewers that vision of Winterfell back in the days is:

-The episode was about home and finding your way back sort of so it set the scene by showing what Winterfell looked like in the happier days, and what a sense of belonging looks like I guess,

-To provide foreshadowing for when Benjen Stark appears later in the show or if they do decide to go with the Lyanna Rhaegar theory.

-To give a backstory for Hodor, I mean something has obviously happened between him being that little boy to now and it might play a crucial role in the show?

I realise this post was very rambly and prediction filled but that’s literally my reaction to this week’s episode. Let’s take it to the comments sections from here!

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Reaction | The Gift

I’m reviewing last week’s episode of Game of Throne because I just did not have time and I couldn’t miss out on a reaction post because then it wouldn’t be consistent.

I’m going to be keep this short and sweet because you’ve probably read 800 posts about this episode already

  • Sansa’s character keeps getting stronger and stronger given her circumstances.  But freakin’ Reek ruins it all by spilling everything to Ramsay!

  • I was a little confused over Maester Aemon’s sudden death. Book readers would know he dies on the way to Oldtown so I don’t understand the motive behind this change. Was it just to get rid of his character?

 

  • So you know when those Night’s Watch Rangers try to rape Gilly and then Sam’s trying to be all brave but then he’s failing. And then Ghost strolls in and I’m just sitting here like..

  • The conversation between Olenna Tyrell and The High Sparrow was very interesting. I mean when they’re talking about power it just reminds me of our world ye know.

 

  • How can we not praise Bronn’s singing in this episode. But as predicted the Sandsnake’s dagger was poisoned but I’m surprised she actually gave him the antidote

 

  • So we’re finally beginning to see Cersei’s demise and I believe Littlefinger had a part to play in the whole Lancel ratting out Cersei. It would be very Littlefinger of him to do that.

 

  • Yes of course I cannot do a reaction post without mentioning the most important scene in the episode. Tyrion and Dany

Two of the show’s biggest players have finally met and I cannot wait to see how all this goes down. Oh yes

That was my reaction to last week’s episode. Excuse the tardiness, school is literally leeching me right now..

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Reaction | Unbound, Unbent, Unbroken | I Am Traumatised

Holy shit. Now we’re talking .

I usually write my Game of Thrones reaction posts straight after I finish watching the show just so you know I can capture the fresh emotions.

But today I had to take a moment, a moment that lasted an hour because hell we’re getting things started up in here.

THE GOOD

– Arya’s acting in this episode was on point. I was so happy and spooked too to watch her starting to play the game of the Faceless Men

-Tyrion and Ser Jorah had some nice banter going, plus I feel like their relationship developed in this episode.

-Of course no one can ever escape Tyrion’s sharp wit even if you’re some random kidnapper. Who are they anyway? the Golden Company?

– I was skeptical as to why Littlefinger would abandon Sansa at Winterfell to come speak to Cersei as he doesn’t like her much. But of course he’s playing the game! turning the benefits towards himself as always. This is like prime Season Four Littlefinger I LOVE IT!

-Margaery ended up getting arrested

-That fight between the Sandsnakes and Jaime and Bronn was so thrilling!

-We finally meet Myrcella and Trystane. Aren’t they a cute bunch!

-Oh and can I just say, the scenery in this particular episode was fantastic

THE BAD

Just to clarify, not things that were done badly but just things that happened to some characters that I didn’t like. It’ll make sense I promise!

-Creepy faces in the House of Black and White like wow

-Jaime and Bronn were a bit careless thinking they could just stroll in and take Myrcella like really?

-Loras’ trial was like a court trial and while it was exciting to watch I just don’t want anything to happen to my pretty boy

THE TRAUMATISING

If you’ve watched the show you know what I’m about to talk about…

We all knew there was going to be an uncomfortable scene regarding Sansa in this season. Everyone assumed it would be the bath scene. I think the bath scene was great! I mean Sansa showing Miranda her place, hell yes.

Sansa looked really pretty in her wedding dress and the wedding was SO tense, I just wanted her to pull a knife and stab Ramsay right there.

But she didn’t and it happened

And that’s been my face all evening. I mean WHY. SHE’S GOING TO BE SO BROKEN NOW. HOW MUCH CAN A PERSON HANDLE REALLY

Sorry I went off there but I think the whole internet’s going to be talking about this.

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Reaction | The Sons of the Harpy | The Deaths Begin….

WARNING: IF YOU HAVEN’T WATCHED THIS EPISODE THE POST WON’T MAKE ANY SENSE

Words fail to describe my reaction to this week’s episode so queue the gifs…

But first I have some realizations/predictions as you do

So Jaime’s heading to Dorne right and it was very clever of the show makers to get Bronn to cross examine the exact reason Jaime’s heading there which got me thinking…

What if he wants to win Cersei back?

I mean she has been acting all moody towards him and when asked what his ideal death would be Jaime replied:

In the arms of the woman I love.

That was so sad and sweet. So yeah, do you think that’s his potential reason for going to dawn?

Margaery’s father and Meryn Trant are heading to Braavos

Guess who else is in Braavos who would really love to kill Meryn Trant?

That’s right. Arya Stark

I love how finally plot lines are beginning to overlap!

In relation to the High Sparrow and the Faith Militant I’m very impressed how closely the show is following the books, well as close as it can get I guess.

BUT LORAS TYRELL. NOT MY PRETTY BOY

I mean it does simplify things. But are they gonna arrest Margaery like in the books or…? But then again Margaery’s grandma is supposedly heading to King’s Landing so maybe she’ll be all shrewd again and get Cersei arrested like in the books because come on, we need that Walk of Shame.

But poor Tommen stuck in between all this politics like…

As always Melisande came back to her roots and tried to seduce Jon which was extremely disturbing but Jon is a man of honour and just the mention of Ygritte

Equally as disturbing was Sansa and Littlefinger’s kiss despite it being like the third time! but I was surprised Littlefinger discussed the Tourney of Harrenhal. The show makers don’t just put in stuff like that in there for a bit of history lesson do they? (cough R+L=J cough)

We finally met the Sandsnakes and oh boy

And now comes the most grim part of the episode

The Unsullied ambush and Greyworm and Barristan Selmy and oh my freaking God I need therapy.

I mean are they actually dead or just injured? I NEED CONFIRMATION!

That was my very reactive reaction to this week’s episode. I mean it’s only going to get more explosive from here so expect even more reactive posts in the future!

NOTE: NONE OF THE GIFS IN THIS POST ARE MINE.

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Reaction + Predictions | High Sparrow (spoilers)

Previous Episode 

Another week, Another Game of Thrones reaction post.

I don’t personally like narrating the whole episode and I’m sure you (if you’ve watched the episode) don’t like reading the episode either so I’ve chucked in a few predictions to spice things up and I hope you enjoy!

This episode was the one where things are actually beginning to happen, wedding and executions and naked people, it doesn’t get more Game of Thrones than that.

Prediction #1: Margaery and Cersei

First up, Margaery and Tommen are married already, that escalated quickly. they both do seem to have quite likable banter and I’m enjoying how the show is giving Tommen more exposure in comparison to the books.

But obviously Margaery is already digging her claws into Tommen and Cersei is being mamma bear, oh the game is ON between those two.

In the books Cersei accuses Margaery of adultery so she gets arrested by the High Sparrow but the way the show is integrating Tommen between these two women I predict there will come a situation where he’ll be asked to choose between the two and it will be heartbreaking if this actually happens and if he actually sends his mother to prison essentially.

Prediction #2  Sansa

It’s actually happening. I’d heard rumours and such but Sansa and Ramsay ahh.

But I have a strong feeling that Sansa is out for vengeance and she will take back the North. She will.

I’m predicting murdering Ramsay in his sleep (is that too harsh?)

And Brienne’s heading to Winterfell with Podrick too and Theon is there so Sansa has her own little posse to win Winterfell back!

Random thoughts

  • Even though I’ve read the books, it was still very interesting hearing Brienne and Podrick share their backstory a bit. I feel like GoT hasn’t done that a lot.
  • Jon is taking his Lord Commander role well. My God he’s such a good ruler!
  • The House of Black and White still remains a bit vague but you can’t expect them to spew all the details at once I suppose.
  • Cersei buttering up the High Sparrow tho. She’s just digging her own grave isn’t she.

On that happy note, that was what was going through my weird brain during this week’s episode. Be sure to tune back in same time next week for another peep into my crazy thoughts circulating GoT!

What’s your take on Ep.3?

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Reaction | The House of Black and White | Top 5 WTF

Previous Episode 

A new dawn brings about a new episode of Game of Thrones Season Five. Read on to find out what had me screaming at my screen this episode.

The House of Black and White

As per the title of the episode I may as well begin with The House of Black and White

There’s a lot of disappointment circulating around the introduction to the House but people need to understand that the House of B&W is built upon tests and proving yourself. Obviously Arya can’t just turn up to a Black and White door and be let in, I know it’s GoT but that’s still a bit too smooth.

But Jaqan H’ghar! I am very happy to see his face (excuse the pun). I like how the show is using familiar faces to introduce viewers to new concepts. And I do believe The House of Black and White will be explained in greater detail maybe in the next episode?

Dorne

Oh a Palace more beautiful was never seen before!

Prince Doran is fantastically cast and I like how his character, his morals are already showing through, non-book readers can already see what kind of person he is.

I do believe Arianne Martell will be replaced by Ellaria Sand which simplifies things a little I guess.

Already predicted that Jaime was going to Dorne because of a leaked script (I can see your judgey face), But I never could’ve guessed Bronn would be the accomplice!

Jaime trying to convince Bronn was so smooth as expected

Lord Commander Elections

Yay for doing things democratically! I just realized the Night’s Watch is the closest thing to a Democracy in Westeros, hm need to fix that I guess.

Anyways, I believe the anticipation was very well done. I was literally screaming at Sam to open his mouth and oh what a great speech he gave

“He’s the commander we turned to when the night was darkest”

Let’s just take a moment..

Can someone turn that into a fancy Tumblr thing ?

Dany in turmoil

It was going smooth, they discovered  a Son of the Harpy and then everything went downhill.

Dany, you don’t execute a slave in front of a bunch of slaves especially when they’re screaming at you to not do it.

But hey, I’ve read the books and I know what’s coming so I shouldn’t expect everything to go peacefully in Meereen.

But Dragons!

I was so happy to see Drogon but for a second I thought he was going to blast Dany’s face..can’t trust those things

Miscellaneous Musings

I have some scattered thoughts that can’t really be categorized. Call this the rapid fire round if you will

Sansa decides not to take Brienne’s offered protection, I guess it’s her new independence showing and it then also directs us towards said uncomfortable scene in the next few episodes.

Tyrion whinging to Varys on the way to Volantis is very much like him whinging to Ilyrio in the books, I’m glad they’re following the book that way.

Last but not least how cute are Gilly and Stannis’ daughter? I just hope the stupid mother stays out of it.

Quote of the Episode:

“That smirking whore from Highgarden”

– Cersei expressing her love for Margaery Tyrell

Those were my thoughts on this week’s episode! I’ll see you next week with another one!

What did you think of Ep.2?

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Reaction | Game of Thrones Season Five Premiere

Good morrow to you!

So if you’ve been living under a rock I am delighted to tell you that Season 5 of Game of Thrones aka my favourite show premiered this Sunday. I’ve seen a dozen reactions and breakdowns so I decided to be un-creative and join the bandwagon. Here’s my take on Ep.One

The show opens with a flashback scene of young Cersei boom we’re already off to a good start.

I believe this episode did a good job of setting the scene and introducing the main plot points for the rest of the season.

We meet the Sons of the Harpy and watch Daenerys starting to get conflicted about the whole fighting pits situation.

And also Dragons!

and Daario! that escalated quickly…

Okay moving on we meet Lancel who doesn’t look like Lancel at all…

Buzz cut=sainthood

The Sparrows were introduced well. Like who they are and what their values are. Also, I loved the subtle introduction to Dorne’s geography, GoT writers are sneaky in telling non book readers where this season is heading.

I don’t have much to say about Sansa and Littlefinger and the events occurring at the Vale except for the fact that we can already see Sansa being cynical and it’s only episode one. That girl’s got hell of a transformation coming

Oh and during the Tyrion and Varys scenes I wasn’t the only one lip syncing their dialogues was I?

Spanning across to the Wall. The steps lading up to the Wildling war are already in motion. We see Jon being all responsible and at the end of the episode taking charge in putting Mance out of his misery.  Can someone please explain why Melisande asked Jon if he was a virgin.I have a feeling this is some Red Magic going on here.

We can establish that the season is going way faster than the books but every minute of that first episode was worth it. I would argue it didn’t have me at the edge of my seat but it was more easing into the action that is to come and I’m sure there’ll be plenty of future episode where I’ll just fall off my seat completely.

I’m going to try do a reaction for every episode, only if you want me to of course because here at Infnity Reads we aim to entertain.

if you’ve watched the episode what’s your take?

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