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Unboxings: Classic Nerd Block March 2016 Hero’s Quest Unboxing

GeekGirl Ari just got the classic Nerd Block for March 2016. This time the theme is “Heroes Quest” and the goodies in the box tell a lot about heroic journeys. Maybe they even give us hints at some pitfalls heroes face on their quests. You have to watch to find out what’s inside.

PLUS, she’s giving it away! Just SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube channel, comment on this video and you could win! Contest will last for 1 week from video posting date.

Also, if you just want to start getting Nerd Blocks delivered right to your door, you can get them here.

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‘The Winds of Winter’: New Status Update

Well folks, I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but we will not be able to read The Winds of Winter before the season six premiere of Game of Thrones. 

The Winds of Winter is not finished,” a noticeably depressed and apologetic George R.R. Martin revealed earlier today on his LiveJournal blog.

“I failed. I blew the Halloween deadline, and I’ve now blown the end of the year deadline,” Martin explained, “and that almost certainly means that no, The Winds of Winter will not be published before the sixth season of Game of Thrones premieres in April.”

The Game of Thrones franchise now finds itself in a very unique situation, as the show will be featuring canon material from The Winds of Winter (as confirmed by Martin), but without the original source material available to viewers. This means that, for the first time ever, diehard readers of the book series will have to turn to the HBO adaptation to learn more about the murderous, treacherous, and downright mysterious world that is Westeros.

This is definitely extremely disappointing news for fans of the book series. Not only do we all have to wait longer to get our hands on the book, but the axis of power has shifted. Readers can no longer revel in the amount of information they hold compared to non-readers, which some of the more zealous fans may consider to be the worst news of all.

But fans aren’t the only ones who are disappointed by this news.

“You’re disappointed, and you’re not alone,” Martin sadly admitted. “My editors and publishers are disappointed, HBO is disappointed, my agents and foreign publishers and translators are disappointed… but no one could possibly be more disappointed than me.”

Martin’s disappointment is understandable, but, truthfully, it’s kind of unwarranted.

We as fans can’t even begin to fathom the immense pressure that Martin is under right now, both as a writer and as a human being.

Here’s a man who puts so much extreme detail and care into everything he writes, carefully weaving in clues and information that will be useful for future plot points. There are no accidents in his writing – everything has a perfect place.

George R.R. Martin is one hell of an author, and that’s a feat he accomplished through time, patience, and care.

But many fans don’t have that same level of patience, nor do they understand how grueling the writing process can be. Demand from us prompts Martin’s publishers to demand action from him, which certainly would create stress for Martin, distracting him from his work.

If anyone should be disappointed in themselves, it’s the fools who keep rushing Martin to complete his art on their time table.

So, on behalf of GeekGirl World, I have this message to send to Martin: take your sweet time, my liege. This is your story, your world, your life, and we’re all merely just strangers enjoying the fruits of your labor. Do you, boo. When The Winds of Winter is finally ready for the world to see, I promise we’ll all still be here waiting with excitement.

When exactly that will be, we just don’t know… and neither does Martin.

“It will be done when it’s done,” Martin explained. “And it will be as good as I can possibly make it.”

As far as this fan is concerned, that’s a perfectly fine answer.

Are you excited for The Winds of Winter? Share your excitement (or lack thereof) and theories in the comments!

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‘Game of Thrones’ Season 6 Teaser Trailer!

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“They have no idea what’s going to happen,” the teaser trailer for Game of Thrones proclaims, and perhaps a more accurate statement has never been spoken.

For the first time ever Thrones will be entering into totally uncharted territory, as the HBO series caught up with the A Song of Ice and Fire book series last season, meaning that there is currently no source material to base the show on until George R.R. Martin releases his latest book, The Winds of Winter… which is God knows when.

Fans of both the series and the books will, also for the first time ever, be on the same page, with both group of fans not knowing what to expect, but both holding their speculations and theories close to the chest.

Those theories may be changed after viewing the teaser, but they also may be confirmed. I suppose it all depends on how deeply you read into what you’re seeing, and if you’re a diehard Thrones fanatic, that probably is going to be pretty fucking deep.

So, without further adieu, check out the teaser below!

Were there any Easter eggs or clues you found in the teaser? Is Jon Snow Alive? And is Bran growing a Mustache?! Let us know your reactions and speculations in the comments! 

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‘The Sword in the Stone’ Set To Become Live Action Movie

With the success of animated turned live action movies, Disney has announced that in addition to its Prince Charming project,  they will also be making a live action rendition of The Sword in the Stone, with Game of Thrones writer Bryan Cogman writing the script.

The original 1963 animated movie is based off of T.H White’s novel of the same name (which later went on to be a series of books called The Once and Future King). For those unfamiliar with the story, The Sword in the Stone is about a 12 year old orphaned boy that becomes king after removing a sword stuck in a London anvil, thus become King Arthur.

Coinciding with the news he will be writing the script, Cogman posted the following Tweet:

https://twitter.com/b_cogman/status/623233496430059520

Bryan Cogman is still pretty fresh in the industry in regards to script writing, having really only worked on Game of Thrones. He’s been with Thrones since day one and has written several episodes, but he is primarily just the script editor on the show.

In addition to The Sword in the Stone, Cogman will also be writing the script for the movie adaptation of Magic: The Gathering.

There is no news yet about when the movie is slated to be released, but Geekgirl World will keep you updated!

Do you think Bryan Cogman has what it takes to bring The Sword and the Stone to life? Let us know in the comments below!

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A ‘Game of Thrones’ Edition of Risk is Coming!

Think you could survive in the Seven Kingdoms? In August you’ll get the chance to find out when USAopoly/Hasbro joins forces with HBO to release a Game of Thrones edition of Risk!

Players will vie for control as one of seven houses on two combinable game boards. There will gotpiecesbe three different ways to play and there will be over 650 game pieces representing the Stark, Lannister, Baratheon, Martell, Tyrell, Targaryen, and Ghiscari houses. In addition, there will also be character cards that will affect how the battles are fought and won, objective cards to complete quests, Maester cards for wisdom, and gold dragon coins.

The Westeros map gameplay consists of The War of the Five Kings and includes the Stark, Lannister, Baratheon, Martell and Tyrell houses, while the Essos map gameplay consists of house Targaryen and Ghiscari battling for control of the slaves.  When the two maps are combined it becomes a battle royale for complete control between all 7 houses. Players will also be able to keep track of their kingdoms to customizable player boards.

This sure to be impressive game will retail for $74.95, which a steal when you consider all it will include. Let us know if you plan on picking it up and don’t forget: valar morghulis.

Images courtesy of  The Wall Street Journal, who exclusively reported this news first. 

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Game of Thrones Season Finale Top Five Recap: Ep. 50, “Mother’s Mercy”

OMG it’s the season finale! That being the case, there are more than just five crazy moments in tonight’s episode, because there just has to be. I will try my best to order them from least to most outrageous but there were many that were equally outrageous.

First up is one of the most touching moments thus far this season. It starts with Jaime, Myrcella and Trystane getting ready to sail back to King’s Landing. Bronn has a flirtatious moment with Tyene one last time and Ellaria kisses Myrcella goodbye.g2 It seems her allegiance is holding firm as she has turned a new leaf. On the boat Jaime hesitantly tries to talk to Myrcella about love and how you can’t really choose who you fall in love with. He is bumbling through it adorably when Myrcella tells him she knows. She knows and is incredibly happy that he is her father. Awwwwww. Finally some honest love for Jaime and he can reciprocate and embrace being a father at long last. Then Myrcella’s nose bleeds and she collapses in his arms, apparently poisoned. Almost forgot what show I was watching. Back on the beach, we see that Ellaria’s nose also begins to bleed, meaning she put poison on her lips before she kissed Myrcella, poisoning them both. She takes the antidote from her necklace and drinks it. If what Tyene told Bronn about the poison is true, Myrcella is certainly dead.

g7Next up we have Sansa and her terrible plight in Winterfell. While Ramsay is away taking care of Stannis, Sansa decides it is up to her to get the message out that she needs help since Reek betrayed her last time. She cautiously makes her way to the broken tower and climbs it. As she is doing this we see Brienne is still diligently watching for the signal when Podrick informs her he has just seen Stannis’ army marching toward Winterfell. Brienne takes one last long look at the tower before heading off. A split second later the candle light appears in the tower window. Sansa succeeded, but was a little too late. Sansa quickly heads back to the castle avoiding Ramsay’s men and bumps right into Miranda and Reek. Miranda has her bow trained on Sansa and is all too happy to inform her that Ramsay has plans for Sansa’s lady parts after he is done getting a couple of heirs from them. Miranda decides Sansa doesn’t need all her other parts to give Ramsay g8what he wants and can help by removing some of them now. As she draws her bow back, Reek grabs her and tosses her off the wall into a courtyard below where it looks like her head shatters on the ground. Sansa is shocked Reek had it in him to protect her (and so am I, honestly) but there is no time to be grateful as Ramsay has just returned. Reek turns to the other side of the wall, climbs up and helps Sansa up, too. They take each other’s hand (whaaat!) and, with a last “do or die” look between them, jump outside of castle wall into what we hope is a much thicker and softer snow bank.
g9Speaking of Stannis, he is indeed marching on Winterfell. However, this is only after learning all his sellswords abandoned them despite the change in climate and warmer night which Melisandre credits to the sacrifice made to the Red God. Oh, and his wife hung herself because of that sacrifice. And then Melisandre took off on horseback. Basically everyone deserted him, but Stannis decides it is still a good idea to continue and march on Winterfell. As he is preparing for the siege, Ramsay and his men surprise him and overtake his army.  It is a pretty short battle and there doesn’t seem to be many that make it through. Stannis takes out two of the last of Ramsay’s calvary but is wounded in the process. Brienne shows up after hearing of the march from Podrick and informs Stannis of who she is. She was Kingsguard to the late Renly Baratheon and she knows it was a shadow with Stannis’ face that killed Renly. Stannis admits to the accusation and Brienne passes judgement on him. She says all the correct words you’re supposed to say when sentencing a person to death, gives Stannis the chance to have last words, which he declines, and kills him in one fluid motion. Like many GoT deaths, we don’t actually see him die per say, but we can definitely hope for it.

Next up is the trouble in Meereen. Daenerys flew off with Drogon and now they have to go find her. Good news is that Grey Worm is up and walking but he feels like a failure for not having been well enough tog5 fight for Daenerys. Daario makes perfect sense finally when he suggests he and Jorah go look for Daenerys while Grey Worm, Missandei, and Tyrion stay and run Meereen. The city will trust and listen to Grey Worm and Missandei and Tyrion is the only one with experience running a city this size so Jorah and Daario head off. Oh, and hey, there’s Varys! He has his “little birds” everywhere and will be sure to be an asset to Tyrion here in Meereen. On to Daenerys and Drogon who is terribly injured and just wants to lie there on top of a hillside and get better even though Daenerys tries to convince him to take her back to Meereen. Being the stubborn teenage dragon he is, Drogon turns his back to her after she attempts to ride him again and decides to take a nap. Frustrated, Daenerys walks off to see where she might be and if there might be some food around. As she is walking though, she is happened upon by an enormous Dothraki khalasaar! Daenerys quickly drops her ring – which I’m sure will come into play next season – before they close in on her. Looks like she’s back at square one.

g1We now check in with Arya and her quest for vengeance. Meryn Trant is actively pursuing his pedophilic and violent ways and has three young girls standing before him. He canes the first and second, satisfied with their ear and yelps of pain, but when he canes the third she makes no noise. She just stands, with her long hair covering her downturned head and takes it. He canes her again, in front this time, and again she just stands. Trant hits her once more on the head actually breaking the cane and again she makes no noise. Presented with this new challenge he sends the other two sobbing girls off and focuses on the third. Trant being the horrific person he is punches the small girl in the gut, knocking her to her knees and the wind out of her. She then stands and pushes her hair aside and stares him in the eye. The girl then tears off her face and we see Arya standing there before she lunges at Trant. She gouges his eyes out with a short knife then repeatedly stabs him in the gut. She takes him from behind, making sure he knows that she is Arya Stark and he was the first on her list for killing Sylvio Forel, and then slits his throat. (Hooray!!!) Arya returns to the House of Black and White and tries to sneak the face back into the g11Hall of Faces. Jaqen and the waif catch her and Jaqen explains that Trant’s life was not hers to take. Because she took a life that was not hers to take they must now pay a life. The Waif grabs and holds Arya as Jaqen opens a bottle the poison from the fountain outside and approaches her. Arya starts to freak out but cannot get loose and watches as Jaqen pours the poison into his own mouth and falls down dead. Arya is let go of and she is angry and upset that her friend is dead. The waif explains he was not her friend as she turns into Jaqen. The man on the floor’s face has changed also and Arya pulls off face after face before finally ending with her own face on the person lying there lifeless. Jaqen explains that the faces are as good as poison to someone who is not yet no one and Arya then begins to lose her vision. Her eyes turn white and she is now blinded.

g10Okay, gather your emotions and prepare. We next come to Cersei, still looking fabulously terrible in her cell as she is once again prodded to “confess.” Looks like she has reached her breaking point, or she is just being Cersei and trying to find the next manipulative way out of this predicament, and agrees to talk to the High Sparrow about the “Mother’s Mercy.” Cersei confesses to fornication with her cousin but still adamantly denies that her children belong to anyone other than Robert (keep the lie alive?). The High Sparrow agrees to allow her to return to the Red Keep for confessing, but she will still undergo a trial for the accusations about her and her children and she also must atone before being set free. Cersei is taken and sprayed down before her hair is completely shorn off and she is taken outside in rags to stand before the entire city. The High Sparrow announces her confession and that she must atone for her lying and fornication. Cersei is then stripped of her rags and she is forced to walk from the temple to the castle naked while a nun walks behind her yelling “shame” and ringing a bell. Cersei is literally going on a “walk of shame.” Now, Cersei is probably one of the more hated characters ever as she is manipulative and horrifically mean to animals and kids and pretty much anyone that’s not one of her kids. This walk that Cersei must endure seems neverending and includes people throwing excrement and food at her, spitting on her, calling her every terrible name in the book, flashing their breasts and penises to her as she walks barefoot, naked, and bleeding through the city. It is the only time Cersei appears truly vulnerable and she breaks down and begins sobbing as she nears the castle gates. I will leave the discussion of whether she “deserves” this up to you. Once inside the castle it is only Qyburn that wraps her up and is sympathetic to her plight. He has a new addition to the Kingsguard and this “mountain” of a man-thing comes in and scoops Cersei up in it’s arms. Qyburn, now a Game of Thrones Dr. Frankenstein, explains the “man’s” silence by saying he has vowed not to speak until all of Cersei’s enemies are dead. As Cersei is being carried off we see that calculating and vengeful look return to Cersei’s eyes.

Lastly, we come to Jon Snow. He returned with the wildlings last week and now has sent them on to the fieldsg3 to be farmers and everyone except Sam hates him. Sam is worried for his and Gilly’s safety and talks Jon into sending him off to train to be a maester. The most adorable and funny conversation this whole episode happens here when Jon and Sam talk about sex. Sam and Gilly leave with little Sam and Davos finally arrives. Melisandre is not far behind to arrive back at Castle Black after having ditched Stannis. Melisandre makes it clear Stannis’ army did not fare well and Davos asks about Shireen. Melisandre’s face gives him his answer without going into the detail that Melisandre is to blame for Shireen’s death, and she disappears without a word. Later, Jon is in his quarters when Olly comes in with great news: one of the wildlings reports having met Jon’s uncle Benjen and says he is still alive. Woo-hoo! I knew there was a reason they brought up Benjen on the “previously on” at the beginning of the show. Jon heads outside to where the wildling is and when the crowd around the wildling parts to let him through he is face to face with a wooden cross with the word “TRAITOR” written across it. Jon is surrounded by Ser Alliser and his other brothers in the Night’s Watch and they are angry. Ser Alliser leans into Jon, driving a dagger into his stomach and declares, “For the Watch.” The others follow suit, each one delivering a stab into Jon’s stomach and proclaiming, “For the Watch.” Finally, Olly comes up and he and Jon stare intently at each other as Jon’s eyes well up and Olly finally jams his own dagger into Jon. Jon collapses as blood pools around him and the scene cuts to black so you can see your own horrified sobbing visage staring back.

Yet again our hearts are of no concern!!! Yet again we do not actually see the life leave him and I cling to the hope that this is not the end of Jon Snow. Then I remember what show I am watching… Any other show and I’d say Jon is certainly not dead, that Melisandre will bring him back or he jumped into Ghost before dying (all purely speculation and HOPE) but with this show, those conjectures are less likely than the probability that he is actually dead.

Let us know what you think will come about in Season 6 (as this season overtook the pacing and plot lines from the most recent book in the series) and your thoughts on each character’s various fates here at the end of this season.

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Game of Thrones Top Five Recap: Ep. 48, “Dance of Dragons”

In a great nod to the book series as well as the book Shireen reads, this week’s episode of Game of Thrones is entitled “Dance of Dragons.” It was a very exciting episode and again made me simultaneously love and hate these characters. This week was not lacking in OMG moments by far and I have chosen five of them to discuss in detail. For good or ill, I hope these were some of your favorites as well.

5. Number five would have to be when Jaime is brought before Prince Doran along with got3Trystane, Myrcella, and Ellaria Sand. It starts out as a cordial meeting between them despite Ellaria’s snide remarks and blatant hatred for the Lannisters. She even goes so far as to pour out her wine rather than toast to King Tommen. Prince Doran asks Jaime if it is Tommen’s wish that Myrcella return to King’s Landing and when Jaime insists that it is, Doran agrees to allow her to return with Jaime – so long and Trystane accompanies them. Doran also insists that Trystane take the place on the small counsel that Oberyn once held. Jaime agrees to these terms and the conversation turns to what should be done with Bronn, who struck Trystane in the jaw last episode. Doran allows Trystane to decide Bronn’s fate and Trystane tells Jaime that he believes in mercy, but that it will come with a price. The guard, Hotah, goes and retrieves Bronn and brings him up to stand before them. Jaime tells Bronn that Trystane has decided on mercy for his actions, on one condition: BAM! Hotah clocks Bronn in the jaw and drops him to the ground. A fairly small price to pay considering Bronn’s life was on the line.

got44. This one edged out number five because it was very suspenseful. Jon has “successfully” gathered the wildlings and is bringing them to the Wall as promised. Although many of them were lost to the White Walker attack last episode, there are still a couple hundred of them left. They get to the Wall and Ser Alliser is seen standing at the top. There is a long moment where no one does anything until Jon steps forth and looks up. Ser Alliser just continues to look down on him and the people he has brought. It seems as though Jon is going to be left out in the cold before Alliser finally gives the command to open the gate. Whew! Jon doesn’t have many friends left in the Night’s Watch and that fact is made even more apparent as he enters Castle Black. All the Night’s Watchmen look on at him with suspicion and anger except, of course, for Sam, who tries to console him. Jon feels as though he has failed the wildlings in not saving all of them, but Sam makes a very valid point that he made a world of difference for each of the ones he did save.

3. This is one of my favorite moments as it is about Arya. She is doing her duty selling oysters got5in the market and today is the day she is to poison the Thin Man. As she approaches him however, she see Mace Tyrell arrive by boat at the docks and with him is none other than Meryn Trant, one of the names on her kill list! The Thin Man calls to her for his daily snack of oysters but Arya completely ignores him and keeps walking to get a better look.  This is a double OMG because not only has she found the man she blames for Syrio’s death, but she is also now disobeying Jaqen H’ghar’s orders to assassinate the Thin Man. Arya follows Trant to a brothel and into one of its back rooms. She watches him continuously turn down each woman brought before him for being “too old.” One of the knight’s accompanying Trant pushes her further into the room to buy some of her clams and oysters and that is when she and Trant lock eyes. It is unclear if he recognizes her or if he is merely intrigued by her obvious youth before she is hurried off by the brothel owner. Arya then has to lie to Jaqen about why she was unable to kill the Thin Man and he tells her to try again tomorrow. It seems that he is aware of her lie, though, per usual, but he does not strike her. Perhaps Arya’s list of those she wishes to kill will get smaller soon.

got62. This scene has several OMG moments and begins with Daenerys hesitantly starting the Great Games with a clap. The first two fighters begin and Daario and Loraq banter about who is the better bet in a fighter. This continues as the first battle ends and the second sets up to begin with both Daenerys and Tyrion also interjecting their opinion that death is already abundant enough in life. The second bout has eight fighters in it and the look on Daenerys’ face when she hears Jorah’s voice is priceless. The man she exiled stands wounded, ready to fight and die for her honor. The battle begins and each of the fighters square off, the numbers dwindling down as each kills their opponent, bringing the number from eight to four. Jorah was successful in his first battle but this second one is proving more difficult. His opponent is much faster and is getting in a lot of slices on Jorah. While they are fighting, the other pair finish their bout and it seems as though Jorah is about to be run through when the other fighter stabs the man Jorah was fighting through the stomach. This leaves a very wounded Jorah to fight the man who essentially just saved him. The two men square off and despite the odds Jorah gets the upper hand and stabs the other fighter in the gut. Jorah then turns to Daenerys, quickly picks up a spear and flings it toward her! The spear hits its intended victim and one of the Sons of the Harpy hits the ground behind Dany, dead. Jorah, of course, saved Daenerys from the attack, as that is what he will always do. Suddenly, we see several Sons of the Harpy emerge in the stands and they begin terrorizing the Great Games by slitting people’s throats and closing in on Daenerys. Jorah helps her down into the ring, followed closely by Daario and try to escape through one of the tunnels. It gets blocked off and Tyrion shows up and slits one of the attacker’s throat, saving Missandei. Loraq has been killed and now Daenerys, Jorah, Daario, Tyrion and Missandei find themselves in the center of the fighting ring, surrounded by the Sons of the Harpy. There are so many of them and Jorah, Daario and Tyrion do their best to fend them off but it looks incredibly hopeless. Suddenly, Drogon flies into the arena spouting fire and takes out several groups of Harpys. He lands and sets several ablaze, despite having spears flung at him. Daenerys gets so angry at the sight of him being speared she goes to him, no longer in fear for her own life like a true Mother of Dragons, and pulls the spears from his neck. She climbs up on his back and they take to the sky in a spectacular flight! Boom! Dragon riding!!!

got21. What could possibly be more OMG-inducing than riding a dragon? How about the fate of Shireen? Stannis’ camp is attacked in the middle of the night and many tents and supplies are set on fire by Ramsay Bolton and his 20 good men. This attack hits Stannis hard as his men were already struggling against the extreme cold that they are not used to and this only further thinned their ranks and supplies. Ser Davos urges they return to Castle Black to recoup but Stannis refuses. Knowing Davos would be an issue with his next plans, Stannis orders him to return to Castle Black to get more troops and supplies. Ser Davos, who has a soft spot for Shireen, asks if she can accompany him on his journey to Castle Black. After all, a siege is no place for a child. Stannis refuses his request and sends Ser Davos on his way. Before he leaves, Davos gives Shireen a wooden stag that he made. Later, it is Stannis who visits Shireen and they talk for a bit about the book she is reading, The Dance of Dragons. Stannis tells Shireen that sometimes a man must make hard decisions, even if he hates them, to fulfill his destiny. Shireen asks him if there is anything she can do and Stannis tells her there is before embracing her and askinggot1 that she forgive him. Shireen is then marched out to Melisandre’s pyre as the Red God demands a sacrifice of king’s blood and Shireen is expendable to Melisandre. Shireen pleads for her father and mother to rescue her, who both go out and watch her being tied to the pyre. Shireen continues to plead and cry and it seems her mother, Selyse, has a very last-minute change of heart. Selyse tries to go to Shireen, but is held back, so she collapses to the ground and watches as Melisandre sets fire to the pyre and Shireen. Although Selyse tried to reach her daughter, she really didn’t try very hard and Stannis only looked on and watched while his daughter was burned alive, all for the sake of winning a battle. This is for certain the OMG moment of the night and it hit me hard.

There were some comical, mysterious, incredible, and heart-breaking moments in this week’s episode. It was not short on action nor on its ability to ignite tremendous feeling in those watching. What are your thoughts on these five moments? Were there others you thought were OMG-worthy that aren’t included here? Next week is the season finale and I cannot wait to see what Daenerys will do now with Drogon and if Arya will get her revenge!

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Game of Thrones Recap: Ep. 47, “The Gift”

g3This week’s episode begins with Lord Commander Jon Snow preparing his horses to ride beyond the Wall and enlist the help of the Wildlings. Jon brings Tormund Giantsbane with him, of course, and he must be unshackled if he is expected to ride with them. A majority of the Night’s Watch remain incredibly unhappy with this decision and only Sam is there, ever supportive of his friend, to give Jon the dragonglass dagger he killed the White Walker with, “just in case.”

After Jon’s departure, Sam and Gilly are in visiting Maester Aemon with Little Sam and Maester is delighted by the little baby’s laughter and squeals. Maester Aemon warns Sam to take Gilly far south before it is too late.

At Winterfell, Reek is tasked with bringing breakfast to Sansa who is locked away in her quarters. g11When he enters we see Sansa is in a terrible state: she is sobbing and covered in bruises. She rises and tells Theon that every night since her wedding Ramsay visits her here to have his way and every day she is locked away. Reek tells her it could be much worse and Sansa tells him she does not see how it could be. The look on Reek’s face tells her it absolutely could be and she asks him what Ramsay did to him. Reek refuses to answer, but Sansa insists, never calling him “Reek,” always “Theon.” Reek tells her Theon is no more and she yells at him that he is Theon Greyjoy and from a great family and begs him to help her. Sansa tries desperately to instill confidence in Reek in hopes this will cause him to stand up against Ramsay. She tells Theon that she still has friends in Winterfell and what the old woman told her to do. Sansa gives the candle to Theon and tells him to place it in the tower window for her. Theon screams he is Reek, only Reek, but he does take the candle.

Reek leaves Sansa and heads outside, looking up at the broken tower in the distance and then to the candle. He begins to ascend the tower steps and when he gets to the top we see Ramsay Bolton, enjoying his breakfast. This is not the broken tower; Reek has taken the candle straight to Ramsay. Outside we see Brienne looking to the tower window, void of any light…

g1Sam and Gilly check in on Maester Aemon again when Aemon awakes with a start saying he had a dream he was old. With this, Maester Aemon gives up his last breath. Sam is charged with giving Aemon’s eulogy and it is an amazing one. Sam truly admired the maester. Unfortunately, Sam has almost run out of allies with Maester Aemon now dead and Jon gone.

Sansa is summoned by Ramsay and he has her walk with him through the courtyard. As they walk, Ramsay speaks about Stannis and how his men are not prepared to fight in the extreme cold but these men here in the north are. Ramsay brags about his soldiers being used to the cold and how he will soon be Lord of the North and Sansa will be his Lady, of course. Sansa briefly asks about Ramsay’s yet-to-be-born sibling and what will happen should it be a boy. Ramsay seems almost unaware of what she is referring, so she goes on to clarify that a full blood heir always has more claim than a bastard, which Ramsay is. Ramsay reminds her he was made legitimate by King Tommen, and, of course, Sansa quips back that it came from another bastard. She is getting to him, and Ramsay tells her bastards are having a great year, even Jon Snow: “The Bastard of the North” was made Lord Commander. Sansa is completely taken off guard by this and Ramsay tells her he had almost forgotten why he summoned her. He has her turn around as they have reached their destination to find the old woman who gave Sansa the candle, totally flayed – with Reek standing near her body. Ramsay forces Sansa to look upon the woman (just as she was forced by Joffrey to look upon her father’s decapitated head) and tells her that Reek informed him of her plans. He cannot see why Sansa would want to leave her home and her husband. Ramsay then has her taken back to her quarters as it is far too cold out for a lady.

Ramsay was right about Stannis’ men, unfortunately. Davos must report to Stannis thatg2 their supplies are dwindling, 40 horses froze to death the previous night, and all 500 of the Storm Crows abandoned them in the middle of the night. Stannis instructs him to hire more men, but Davos suggests they go back to Castle Black. Stannis refuses this and states he will not be known as “The King Who Runs.” Davos reluctantly leaves to see what he can do and Melisandre is there to assure Stannis he is right to stay the course. She reminds him that she has already seen visions of his victory and he must believe and make the proper sacrifices to win. Melisandre reminds Stannis that it is by his blood that he will have victory and when Stannis reminds her they have not found the bastard Gendry, Melisandre tells him that they already have his blood here with them in camp. She wants to use Shireen in her rituals to ensure Stannis’ victory, but Stannis is completely against it and denies her. We can only hope he sticks with that decision.

Gilly is doing laundry when she is cornered by two men of the Night’s Watch. She tries to fight them off and things are looking dire for her when Sam comes in to rescue her. He draws his sword and, of course, the other two men treat Sam like a joke. One holds a struggling Gilly while the other beats Sam’s face to a pulp. Even after the severe beating, Sam gets up again and again tells them men he will not allow them to harm Gilly. Gilly tries to save Sam as well by telling him not to try and help her, but the two men are not impressed by either of them. As the men have Gilly pinned against the wall and Sam is trying to be his most intimidating, it is Ghost who comes to their aid. The direwolf comes around the corner into the room, snarling and snapping at the two men who hastily release Gilly and take off. That night, Gilly tends to Sam’s wounds when they both finally do what everyone has been hoping would happen all along. They consummate their relationship in probably the most sweet sexual scene in the entire series.

Tyrion and Jorah are taken to the auction block and the slavers begin with Jorah. He is eventually auctioned off for 20 gold and Tyrion fears he may be left behind or worse and demands to be bought alongside Jorah. Tyrion tells the man that purchased Jorah that they are a team and so must be purchased together. The man looks at Tyrion and inquires what he could possibly want with him. Tyrion tells the man he is also a great fighter and the man has a severe look of doubt so Tyrion quickly dispatches another slave and the man agrees to buy him as well.

Daenerys is in bed with Daario and they are discussing her upcoming marriage. Daario is obviously jealous and suggests she marry him instead. Daenerys tells him she cannot and he tells her that makes her the only person in Meereen who is not free. Daario makes one last request, that she g5gather all the Masters and High Masters of all the great houses and has them slaughtered. Daenerys is appalled by this and states she is their Queen, not a butcher. Daario suggests that “all rulers are either butchers, or meat.”

Lady Olenna goes to visit the High Sparrow on behalf of Margaery and Loras. Olenna offers everything she can think of from money to power to even withholding food from King’s Landing in exchange for the release of her two grandchildren, but the High Sparrow is not having any of it. He truly has no interest in anything she has and only wants to reclaim the city’s morality and rebuild from the reign of sinners. Olenna tells him that he is being used by Cersei, one of the worst of them all.

Cersei is with Tommen and tells him that starving himself will not help Margaery be released. Tommen isg6 very upset and tells Cersei that he loves Margaery and he would go to war with the septon to save her. Cersei suggests that she visit her, make sure she is alright, and see if she can talk to the High Sparrow on his behalf.

Meanwhile in Dorne, Myrcella goes to visit Jaime while he is being held in a rather nice room, and she does not understand why he is even there. Jaime explains that she is in danger and he came to get her and take her home. Myrcella tells him Dorne has been her home for years, and while she did not want to go at first and was told she had to because it was her duty, she now wants to be here. She loves Trystane and cannot wait to marry him. Myrcella makes a very good point that her mother and uncle don’t really know her anymore nor do they know what is best for her. She leaves Jaime with this sting.

In the prison cells, the Sand Snakes are in a cell across from Bronn and he is singing the day away. Tyene claps when he finishes his g4song and she and Bronn banter about beautiful women. She entices him into admitting she is the most beautiful woman he has ever seen by removing pretty much all her clothes. As he is still reluctant to admit it, she asks him how his head is. He gets woozy and she explains her dagger was poisoned when she cut him as they fought and he will soon die. The only antidote is in her necklace and she will only give it to Bronn if he admits she is the most beautiful woman he has ever seen. Bronn does, of course, and she tosses the antidote to him.

Lady Olenna meets secretly with Littlefinger in one of his torn apart brothels. She is still lividly upset and he tells her he was summoned back to King’s Landing by Cersei for information he could not keep from her. Olenna tells Littlefinger that should anything happen to her or her House she would have no problem spilling the beans about their joint involvement in killing Joffrey. Littlefinger tells Olenna what he told Cersei and offers up even more information that he did not give to Cersei. He has a plan, as usual.

Jorah and Tyrion are in the waiting area of the lower pits. They and the other slaves will be dueling todayg7 to win a chance to compete in the main fighting pits. The fighters are taken out leaving Jorah and Tyrion to wait their turn. As they are, Daenerys and her soon-to-be-husband arrive. Hizdahr explains that it is tradition for the Queen to visit each of the lower pits to show her support. The men chant that they fight and die for her honor and Jorah hears this from where he and Tyrion are waiting. Jorah goes to the other end and can see Daenerys watching the fighting and as the men fight and ultimately kill each other she becomes more and more distressed. Jorah can see he must make a move now and so grabs a helmet and runs outside. He quickly takes down the other fighters just as Daenerys was about to leave. Once he is the last one standing, he removes his helmet. Daenerys is pissed at the sight of him and orders him removed. Jorah pleads with her, telling her he has brought a gift. Just then Tyrion walks out and proclaims he is her gift, Tyrion Lannister.

g8Cersei kinda does what she told Tommen she would and goes to visit Margaery. She bring Margaery some food and pretends to sympathize with the terrible conditions of the cell Margaery is being held in. Margaery is not stupid though and screams at Cersei to leave her, throwing the food across the room. When Cersei leaves, she is taken to see the High Sparrow. Cersei first confirms that the Tyrells would be destroyed by the upcoming trial and can barely contain her pleasure with what she has accomplished. The High Sparrow then talks with her about removing the gilded gold and decoration from the city and its individuals to see what is underneath. At the end of their chat, the High Sparrow makes mention of a man that came to them who needed to be stripped of many things. He was stripped of his pride, his name, his sins, and he had much to say about Cersei. In walks Lancel Lannister and, after trying in vain to leave, Cersei is taken into custody, tossed into her very own filthy prison cell, her crimes to be named later.

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Game of Thrones Recap: Ep. 46, “Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken”

g2Arya has spent weeks now diligently cleaning the bodies of the dead and when one is taken away and the door left open, she thinks it is her chance to see what they do with the bodies. Arya makes her way to the door but when she is about to open it, the waif pushes it closed and locks it. Arya is pissed and demands to know what happens to the bodies but the waif tells her she is not ready. Arya asks when she can play the game and is told she has already failed several times. The girl asks Arya who she is and when Arya replies, “No one,” the waif just smirks. Arya then asks the waif who she is and she begins to tell Arya a story. The waif says she was from a noble house and, after her mother died, her new stepmother birthed a girl and didn’t want anyone standing in the way of her daughter inheriting everything, so her stepmother tried to have the waif poisoned. The waif found out and sought help from the Faceless Men and her father was widowed once more. Arya, who appeared to enjoy the girl’s tale of revenge, similar as it was to her own, is confused when the waif asks Arya if the story was the truth or a lie.

That night, Arya awakes to Jaqen H’ghar asking her who she is. She tells him she is Arya and then begins to tell the story of who she is. Each time she lies, he hits her with a whip. She continues the story and is whipped again on her next lie. Arya tells how she left the Hound to die in the mountains because she hates him and wanted him to suffer, and Jaqen whips her. Arya screams that it is not a lie and she does hate the Hound and is whipped again. Jaqen tells her she cannot be no one if she lies even to herself. Arya fumes, saying she does not want to play the game anymore, but Jaqen tells her they are always playing.

Jorah and Tyrion continue to bicker when Jorah finally asks Tyrion why he is in Volantis. Tyrion eg2xplains that he had to flee since he killed his father, Tywin. Tyrion tells Jorah at least he had a good father, having met him when he was up at the Wall. Tyrion recites what the Night’s Watch said about Jeor Mormont when he died and only then realizes Jorah didn’t know his father had died. Jorah asks how it happened and Tyrion reluctantly tells him Jeor’s own brothers rose up in mutiny against him when he was on a mission north of the Wall, which Jorah accepts without comment.

Arya is back to work scrubbing floors when a man brings a young girl in and sets her down. He claims to Arya that he has taken the girl to every healer in Braavos and just wants her suffering to end. Seeming to decide to handle this one on her own instead of fetching someone, Arya goes to the girl and begins to tell her a story. Arya tells the girl she was sick like her and her father brought her here to pray to the Many-Faced God, and that by drinking the water, she was healed. Arya then fills a cup with water from the fountain and gives it to the girl to drink. Next we see Arya, preparing the girl’s body as she has done with all the other bodies. Jaqen appears and takes Arya down a passageway to a room filled with pillars covered in faces. Jaqen asks if the girl is ready to give up her ears, nose and tongue, her hopes and dreams, all that make up a girl. Then he answers for her, saying no, the girl is not ready to become no one, but she is ready to become someone else.

Tyrion and Jorah talk politics and Jorah explains why he is no longer a cynic after having seen Daenerys walk into fire with three stone eggs and emerge unharmed with baby dragons. As they walk, Jorah sees a slaver’s ship and they duck behind some  rocks. Not fast enough, though, as the slavers come up behind them and take them captive. Tyrion uses his quick wit and gift of gab to convince their captors not to cut off his magical dwarf penis just yet and to keep Jorah alive to fight in the pits in Meereen.

Littlefinger arrives in King’s Landing and is met by the Sparrows. Mouthpiece Brother Lancel explains they have cleansed the city and are not going to let him pass when Littlefinger tells them he is here on orders from the Queen Mother. They let him pass but warn that they will not allow him to get up to his old tricks.

When he makes it to her chambers, Littlefinger questions Cersei’s decision to imprison Loras and Cersei says Loras should have been more careful about who he got into bed with. Littlefinger takes the obvious jab at Cersei about unwise bedding choices and Cersei changes the subject, asking Littlefinger if the Vale will come to the aid of the crown. Littlefinger tells her Robyn always heeds his advice and he always advises on the side of the crown. He tells Cersei he was disappointed he could not locate Arya for her as she had asked of him, and reveals that he has located Sansa who has returned home to Winterfell. Cersei is delighted with this information and asks what it is Littlefinger wants in return. Littlefinger advises to let Stannis Baratheon and the Boltons battle for control of the North, and then to take the armies from the Vale that he is offering up to take out whomever won. In return, he wants to be named Warden of the North. Cersei agrees, but warns that she will only believe his loyalty when he brings her Sansa’s head on a spike.

g3Trystane puts a flower in Myrcella’s hair and tells her that he’s going to ask for them to be married tomorrow. She questions his motives, but Trystane silences her with a kiss. Myrcella says they can’t yet, but he says they’re betrothed and so it’s okay for them to walk the gardens together. Doran remarks to Areo Hotah that the two make a good, but dangerous, couple and tells Areo that he hopes he remembers how to use his ax as they may need it soon.

Bronn sings as he and Jaime travel through Dorne, having donned the clothing from the guards they killed last episode. They come upon a party traveling to the Water Gardens and blend in with them. Ellaria meets with the Sand Snakes and tells them it is time to take Myrcella. Jaime and Bronn enter the Gardens and Myrcella recognizes her uncle and asks what he is doing here. He tells her they must speak privately and Trystane notices the blood stained on their clothing. Bronn warns Trystane not to do anything stupid, but he does and attempts to pull his sword, prompting Bronn to knock him over the head. As they are about to flee, the Sand Snakes descend upon them and one begins to take Myrcella off as the others fight Jaime, Bronn and Trystane. Areo arrives after a show of skill all around and surrounds everyone. He has his guards take all of them into custody. Likewise, guards descend on Ellaria and take her into custody.

Olena arrives in King’s Landing and tells Margaery they won’t be able to keep Loras g1imprisoned if she has anything to do with it. Olena meets with Cersei and demands she release Loras, but Cersei tells her it is not she who has imprisoned him but those of the faith, and that it will not be a trial, but a holy inquisition. A little too coolly, Cersei assures Olena that once the inquest is done, Loras will be freed.

The High Sparrow leads the inquest and questions Loras about his previous relations with Renly. Loras claims to only have been Renly’s friend, saying Renly was his king. Loras states he was wrong to have followed Renly and Joffrey already forgave him. The High Sparrow dismisses Loras who returns to his seat, only to call on Margaery for testimony. She is appalled at g4being called as she is the Queen, but the High Sparrow states not even the crown is protected against a holy inquest. She takes her seat and he asks her to swear before the gods regarding any knowledge of Loras being with another man. Margaery tells the High Sparrow that she has no such knowledge and the rumors are lies so he dismisses her. That is when the High Sparrow calls in Loras’ squire, Olyvar. Olyvar tells everyone he did, in fact, have relations with Loras, adding that Margaery even walked in on them once. Cersei feigns outrage and questions why they should believe a squire over their own queen. Olyvar tells the High Sparrow that Loras has a birthmark high on on his thigh. The High Sparrow then has Loras and Margaery officially arrested.

There is a knock at Sansa’s door and it’s Miranda. Miranda tells Sansa she was sent by Ramsay to draw her bath. As Miranda washes Sansa’s hair, she begins to tell her about Ramsay and his boredom with the other girls he has been with, culminating with how Ramsay allowed her to come along on one of “the hunts.” Miranda asks Sansa if she ever saw a person after they were torn apart by hounds. Sansa, not idly accepting the taunts, asks Miranda how long she has loved Ramsay. In her shock Miranda says nothing, and Sansa tells her Winterfell is her home and Miranda does not frighten her. Miranda asks Sansa if she is done with her bath and Sansa tells Miranda she can finish on her own.

Sansa is dressed in white for her wedding when Reek finds her in her room. He asks if she will take his arm so he can escortg5 her and Sansa tells him she would never. Reek is upset and tells Sansa that Ramsay will punish him if she doesn’t, but Sansa tells him she doesn’t care. Sansa is escorted to the godswood where her wedding ceremony is to take place. Miranda watches tearfully as Reek chokes out that he is Theon Greyjoy, former ward to Eddard Stark, there to give Sansa Stark away. Ramsay looks pleased as Sansa winces out the words that she will be his bride. Ramsay and Sansa go to the bedroom afterward, escorted again by Reek. Ramsay tells Sansa he heard she was a virgin and she tells him that yes, she is. Ramsay tells her he would hate to find out she is lying to him on their wedding night then commands her to strip. Reek turns to leave but Ramsay orders him to stay and watch. Ramsay turns to Sansa again, saying he does not want to have to tell her to strip twice, so Sansa turns around and tearfully begins to undress. Ramsay tears open the back of Sansa’s dress and pushes her face into the bed as he takes her and Reek watches, also crying.

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Game of Thrones Recap: Ep 45, “Kill the Boy”

g4Missandei is at Grey Worm’s bedside as he recovers from his serious injuries from last week’s battle in the alley. Ser Barristan, however, didn’t make it and is laid out in the throne room. Daenerys is angry about how he died and Daario suggests they pull back their troops to the pyramid district and then attack outwardly. Daenerys is so incredibly mad she hastily decides to round up the heads of all the great houses of Meereen, including frequent attempted advisor, Hizdahr zo Loraq. She has them taken down to her dragons’ lair and they are inched closer and closer to them as she taunts them, saying her dragons will eat them. One of the men is thrown to the floor in front of the others and Rhaegal emerges from the dark and roasts him. Viserion joins in and they rip him in two to eat him. She then threatens to feed another of the heads of the houses to the dragons tomorrow because she “doesn’t want to overfeed them” and the men are removed from the lair.

Sam and Maester Aemon talk of Daenarys when Jon Snow comes in and asks to speak with the Maester alone. He needs advice and worries what he must do will divide the Night’s Watch, causing half the men to hate him. Maester Aemon tells him to do it anyway g6without even knowing what it is since half of the Night’s watch already hates Jon. Aemon tells Jon it is time to kill the boy within and let the man take over. So Jon meets with Tormund and questions him, asking where the rest of the wildlings are and who they follow. Tormund knows, so Jon requests that Tormund go north of the Wall and bring them through the gates where Jon promises to find them land if, in return, they help him and his brother’s fight the upcoming battle. Tormund tells Jon he will not do this for him, and Jon calls him a coward. Tormund spits back that it’s easy to call a man a coward who is in chains, so Jon releases him, calling Tormund’s bluff. Jon tells him the white walkers are coming and will hit Tormund’s people first and he needs to convince them to come down. Tormund agrees so long as Jon goes with him to Hardhome, a seaside settlement just north of the Wall to prove to his people it is not a trap. Jon announces his plans to the rest of the Night’s Watch and none are happy with it. Even Ollie is upset as the wildlings killed his whole family and burned his village. None of the Night’s Watch trust the wildlings due to the historic raids and fighting between them.

Podrick and Brienne have caught up to Sansa in Winterfell. Podrick suggests that maybe Sansa is better off here in her home, but Brienne reminds him the Boltons murdered Sansa’s mother and brother. Brienne tells one of the old inn workers that she knows who is up in the castle and she swore to Lady Caitlin that she would look after her daughters. The old man is surprised she knows of Sansa being there but agrees to deliver a message to her.

Miranda is upset that Ramsay is going to be marrying Sansa and pouts about it in her jealousy. Ramsay tells her “jealousy is boring” and reminds her what happens to people who bore him. Miranda bites his lip, drawing blood to prove she is not boring and they continue their sexual encounter.

Sansa is visited by an old woman to fill her wash basin who tells Sansa that she still has friends in the North. Should she find herself in trouble, she needs to light a candle and place it in the highest window of the broken tower. Sansa visits the broken tower, the same one Bran was pushed from, when Miranda comes upon her. She makes small talk about Sansa’s dress and its lovely stitching. Miranda asks who taught her to sew and Sansa tells her it was her mother. Miranda tells her it is a lovely gift that Sansa can remember her mother every time she wears something she has sewn and Sansa says indignantly that she would rather have her mother. Miranda says there is another way for her to remember her mother and takes her to an iron gate. It is the kennels and Miranda tells Sansa there’s a surprise for her at the end of the row. Sansa proceeds past the kennels, the hounds barking and snapping at her the whole way, to find Reek in the last kennel. She calls him Theon and he recoils from the name, saying she shouldn’t be there. Sansa turns and leaves, furious and disgusted by this sight.

Ramsay forces Reek to tell him that Lady Sansa saw him so Reek explains that she came to the kennels after Ramsay asks if there is something Reek was keeping from him. Ramsay makes Reek get on his knees and tells him he must not keep secrets from him. Ramsay takes Reeks hand and, instead of flaying his hand further as he usually would, places his own hand on top, telling Reek that he forgives him.

g3The Boltons and Sansa have dinner together and Ramsay makes a toast to their upcoming wedding and Sansa doesn’t drink to it. Ramsay calls for more wine and Reek emerges to bring it. Ramsay tells Sansa that he had heard they had met and asks Sansa if she is still upset with Reek for what he’s done. Ramsay explains that Reek has been punished for it and is no longer Ironborn and no longer Theon Greyjoy; Theon’s new name is Reek and Reek is very sorry. Ramsay makes Reek apologize to Sansa for murdering her two brothers and look her in the eye when he does it. Sansa has a stray tear fall down her cheek as Reek turns to leave, but not before Ramsay stops him. Unable to resist humiliating everyone in his life, Ramsay boldly states that since Reek is the nearest kin to Sansa, he will be charged with giving away the bride at the wedding. Roose announces he and his wife Walda have some exciting news as well and Walda tells them she is pregnant. Roose states that, according to the maester, from the way Walda is carrying, the baby is a boy. This greatly upsets Ramsay as his position is now threatened if it is a boy.

Ramsay confronts Roose after dinner about it all and Roose brings up that Ramsay has never asked him about his mother. Roose tells Ramsay that his mother was a peasant girl who had married without consent so he had her husband hanged and then raped her under the tree as her dead husband swing above them. A year later, she brought baby Ramsay to him and Roose nearly had her and the baby killed as well until he saw him, and he knew it was his son. Roose tells Ramsay that Stannis has an army up at the Wall and if he helps him march against Stannis, it will secure his position regardless of the new baby.

Gilly questions Sam about books and he reveals he wanted to be a maester when he was a boy. g2Stannis comes in and sends Gilly off as she laments her lack of knowledge about much of the world. Stannis asks Sam how he killed the white walker and Sam tells him it was with dragon glass. He says Melisandre told him that “death marches on the wall” and wants Sam to keep researching why dragon glass killed the white walker. Stannis tells Davos that it is time to go. Davos suggests they wait until Jon goes and returns with the wildlings to strengthen their army, but Stannis says that there is no time to wait, they must go now. Stannis packs everyone up as Jon also prepares for his journey to collect the wildlings. Jon wishes Stannis a safe journey before catching the annoyed look from Melisandre who is apparently still a little miffed at her rejection from last week.

g5Grey Worm wakes and Missandei is there still with him. He asks about Ser Barristan and Missandei shakes her head. Grey Worm feels he has failed Ser Barristan and feels ashamed. She tells him that he shouldn’t feel that way he had done his best. He reveals his shame is not because he was wounded in battle and lost, but because when he was sure he was going to die he was afraid he would never see her again. She embraces him as he finally returns her feelings.

Daenerys tells Missandei that Ser Barristan counseled mercy until he died and Daario counseled war and oppression. Daenerys asks what Missandei thinks she should do and Missandei tells her she has seen her listen to her counselors, but has also seen her ignore her counselors. Sometimes there is a choice only Daenerys can see. With this advice, Daenerys goes down and tells Hizdahr zo Loraq that she was wrong and he was right about tradition bringing the city together, so she will reopen the fighting pits, but to free men only. Daenerys tells Loraq that in order to form a tighter bond with the people of Meereen, she will marry the leader of one of its great houses – him.

Tyrion wakes and tells Jorah that he apologizes for all he said before, his mouth often runs away from him. He g1suggests that they will be spending a long time together on the way to Meereen and that some wine could help pass the time. After Jorah makes it clear that there will be no wine, Tyrion notices they are going to travel through Valyria.They drift through the ruins from the Doom of Valyria and Tyrion begins to recite a poem about Valyria that Jorah finishes. Tyrion suggests he would clap, but his hands are still tied together. Just then they both stare in awe as they see Drogon sail high above their heads into the city. He has found his mother’s home on animal instinct alone. It is not often that Tyrion is left speechless, but this is one of those times. Because they are both so focused on watching Drogon, neither notices one of the stone men slip from the rocks and into the river. Tyrion and Jorah quickly turn towards the noise but it is too late. Soon, other stone men begin attacking the small vessel and Jorah yells to Tyrion to not let them touch him. They fight them off but the stone men keep coming endlessly, and Tyrion ends up backed to the tip of the small boat by one of them before he falls into the river. Under water, he struggles to free his hands, but one of the stone men come from below and begins to drag him down into the depths. Everything goes black for an uncomfortably long amount of time before we see Jorah waking Tyrion up on a beach. Jorah asks if Tyrion had been touched, which he hasn’t, and Tyrion asks the same of Jorah, who also says “no.” But as Jorah walks away from Tyrion for a moment, he pulls up his left sleeve revealing a small but growing patch of greyscale…

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