Monday, June 10, 2013

Game of Thrones: The Mother of Dragons and a Dick In a Box.

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And now, in a totally different castle, we see Davos and Gendry. Gendry, at least, is alive and well, though he is locked in a cell. Gendry knows not to trust the highborn anymore. Which, that's not the worst lesson to have learned at all. Davos, of course, is not highborn. He explains to Gendry that he also grew up in Flea Bottom and that he only became a lord for his son. Davos just wanted his son to have a better life than he did. Gendry asks Davos what happened to his son. Um. Well. About that? Davos's son is dead. "How'd he die?" asked Gendry. "Following me," says Davos, and walks away.

Back in King's Landing, Shae looks at the ships sailing into and out of the harbor. Varys approaches her with a bag of diamonds and suggests that Shae use them to go to Pentos or Lys or Myr and start a new life. He tells her, "Tyrion Lannister is one of the few people who can make this country are a complication. Your presence in the capitol endangers him." Shae throws the diamonds at the ground and spits out at Varys, "If he wants me to leave, he can tell me himself." So that didn't go very well.

Up in his chambers, Tyrion and Pod drink heavily. Tyrion speaks some truth: "It's not easy being drunk all the time. Everyone would do it if it were easy." Preach, Tyrion. Cersei comes in to convince Tyrion to have children with Sansa. She claims that children will make Sansa happy. Because even though she—Cersei—is not entirely happy, without her children she would have "thrown herself from the highest window in the Red Keep." Uh. And that maybe wouldn't be the worst thing in the world. For a family that's winning, these Lannisters do not seem to be having the best of times.

Also not having the best of times? Arya. She and the Hound are riding through the woods when they come across some Frey men who are making fun of Catelyn's death, and also talking about how hard it was to sew the head of the wolf onto Robb's body. Um, Frey guys? You are making a big mistake. Huge. Arya dismounts the horse and walks over, calm as can be, to the men around the fire and asks if she could keep warm by their fire. "I've got money," she says, and hands them the coin that Jaqen H'ghar gave her. The one that says Valar Morghulis, which means "All Men Must Die." Once she pulls out that coin, it is all over. Arya knifes the one who was talking about sewing on the wolf's head to Robb's body, and the Hound steps in and polishes off the rest.

When it's over, he asks her, "Where did you get the knife?"

"From you," she says. And then she looks at the coin and speaks the High Valyrian words, Valar Morghulis. See you next season, Arya.

Oh, no. Jon Snow's pretty face has been all scratched up from that warg's hawk. But even worse than that? Ygritte has tracked him and now has an arrow aimed right at Jon and his pretty face.

He tries to talk to her, "Ygritte you know I didn't have a choice. I have to go home now. I know you won't hurt me."

"You know nothing, Jon Snow," she chokes out. And, oh. Ygritte. Aahhh.

"I do know some things," he says. And we all take a minute to think of his oral escapades in that cave. Good times. Jon continues, "I know I love you. I know you love me. I have to go home now."

She shoots him in the back and in the leg. But he's wearing so many layers of fur that the arrows don't kill him. He rides away.

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