And so it’s back with a slash (or clash as it were) of swords – Game of Thrones. The opening episode of the second season had a lot to cram in, as we caught up with old friends and enemies, and met new ones. Not a lot happened until right at the very end, but trust me, from someone who’s read the book, there is plenty to come in the rest of the series.
Episode three – What Is Dead May Never Die
How far do you go to keep your family safe? Is blood thicker than water? What is loyalty? And do the dead ever truly die if they can’t be forgotten? Those were just some of the questions in What Is Dead May Never Die, and the answers proved rather complicated.
Episode four – Garden of Bones
Episode six – The Old Gods and the New
This week’s episode was titled The Old Gods and the New, and referred perhaps to our characters’ loyalties – there has been much switching of religions this season (Theon from the Starks’ gods to his fathers, Stannis from the old gods to Melisandre’s gods). This week though, loyalties are also being switched between characters, and while none of our characters are gods, some of them certainly seem to hold that kind of sway over their subjects – and some don’t.
Well, after weeks of waiting Game of Thrones exploded with a bang (literally) as it turned into a fully fledged war film, leaving all trace of innocence and frivolous things behind. While this episode, Blackwater, did my least favourite film and television trick of having scenes in the dark, it really worked, right up until the final moment.