Game of thrones staffel 6 folge 3

Families room shaken up and characters forced kommen sie face some erbitterter truths, in in episode through a welcome shift bei pace


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‘This show ist at its best when it takes die time to slow down’: Emilia Clarke together Daenerys Targaryen in Game of Thrones Photograph: HBO/2016 Home kasten Office, Inc. All
‘This show is at that best wie man it takes the time to slow down’: Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen an Game des Thrones Photograph: HBO/2016 Home boxen Office, Inc. All

Spoiler alert: this blog ist published after Game of Thrones airs on HBO bei the united state on Sunday night and on Foxtel bei Australia top top Monday afternoon. Do not read uneven you oase watched season six, illustration three, i m sorry airs in the UK on sky Atlantic ~ above Monday weist 9pm, and is repeated in Australia on Showcase ~ above Monday, punkt 7.30pm AEST.

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‘My watch zu sein ended’

I’ve long argued the this show ist at its best wie it takes die time zu slow down. Deshalb it verified with this smart, slow-burner of bei episode, which progressed a number von plotlines while blieb thrumming with die threat des deep unpleasantness to come.

It was so an episode concerned with the gap betwee the geschichte we want kommen sie hear, and the bleak reality. Thus Jon’s resurrection should oase been a moment of joy but instead was something darker and more complicated, with the man himself acknowledging that he shouldn’t be alive. Favor Olly, Jon auch once dreamed von vengeance zum his family, und as he gazed right into the tot boy’s blue and swollen confront it was obvious he was haunted von the parallels between them.

Those parallels were further reinforced von the episode’s title, which was both a nod zu season four’s Oathkeeper – bei which Jon first taught Olly just how to verteidigung himself as a young Night’s watch recruit – and a recommendation to ns closing moments in which Jon, having actually hanged die men who killed er (and only in Game von Thrones would i ever get zu write a sentence prefer that), renounced his time together Lord Commander of the Night’s Watch, breaking his oath zu his sworn brothers in the process.

What now weil das our einer of the furrowed brow and minimalist method with words? It’s feasible that he just wants to schutz some time out, to kommen sie to terms through his unexpected resurrection – und who would certainly blame him – yet I’d speak a return home zu Winterfell must be on die cards.

Speaking von which, poor Stannis will be spinning in whatever grave he lies an – every he ever before wanted was Jon Snow kommen sie quit ns Night’s Watch und give er legitimacy an the North.


‘And jetzt it begins’ – ‘No, jetzt it ends’

Jon wasn’t ns only one learning some bitter truths. Bran headed back in time, ~ above what is proving a hugely enjoyable vision quest: it must be the rule of all such TV moments the Max von Sydow und his beautiful voice guide you through die past v cryptic statements favor “the past zu sein already written, ns ink is dry”.

The story of the Tower des Joy und what happened external it ist one of the most iconic moments an the books, deswegen powerful on die printed buchseite that the hard zu do the justice on screen. That said, ns fight scene bolzen Ser Arthur Dayne – ns Sword of the Morning, die finest knight an the land und Rhaegar Targaryen’s best friend – und poor, outclassed Ned stark was wonderfully done. Notfall least because von the dawning recognition on Bran’s confront that there room the geschichten you learn from your family und then there zu sein the bleak, brutish reality.

This wasn’t the heroic story Bran had actually heard at his father’s knee, and Ned healthy didn’t loss Arthur Dayne due to the fact that he was the better swordsman or even since he got lucky. Instead Howland Reed, father des Meera und Jojen, stabbed the Sword of the Morning bei the throat from behind. “They stabbed him in the back,” said bei anguished Bran, and it was hard not to imagine the tonnage vestige von his childhood desires crumbling to dust.

Similar concerns were dogging Dany bei Vaes Dothrak together she progressively realised the there are plenty of stories des wives to great Khals und many tales of conquest, and they every seem to ende the exact same way: with the men dead bei their blood on die Dothraki plains, und the frau serving out their days an the Dosh Khaleen. Zum Dany, even that cold fate might no much longer be a possibility – if i were produziert I’d be anxiously scanning ns skies zum Drogon ideal now.


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Emilia Clarke together Daenerys Targaryen. Photograph: HBO

A wise einer once said that the true history of the world ist the history des great conversations an elegant rooms

Or an the case von Cersei Lannister, threaten conversations bei dimly lit rooms.

The elder Lannister siblings made a bid kommen sie regain stärke this week, bringing out their Uncle Kevan’s within teenager in the process (“We can’t make freundin leave but you can’t make united state stay”). It was all hugely entertaining, although ich can’t assist wondering how viel governing ist actually walking on here if the klein Council flounce off hinweisen the zuerst sign von trouble. Tywin Lannister would certainly never schutz stood zum this – no wonder die High Sparrow ist tightening his grip von the day.

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Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister. Photograph: HBOStill, hinweisen least one of Tywin’s family members understands ns basics von governance, as Tyrion und Varys continue zu sort out Dany’s mess bei Meereen. The belästigung with Meereen is that offered Dany’s wider plan ist to conquer Westeros, there is always ns nagging sense that the people here are doomed. Ultimately their current rulers möchte move on und they’ll be prey to ns Good Masters of Astapor, Yunkai und Volantis as soon as again.

By trying to install stability und a spy network, room Tyrion and Varys yes, really doing anything an ext than prolonging the inevitable? Will ns people des Meereen pay die price zum being Dany’s warm-up city before she hits King’s Landing? to be honest if that wasn’t for the fact that die Sons von the Harpy were greatly a bunch des aristocrats annoyed the they shed their slaves, I’d say they oase a great point ...

Additional thoughts


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Maisie Williams together Arya gesund Photograph: HBO ich was quite enjoying die straight-talking Smalljon Umber till he turn out zu be a treacherous sod who was prepared to do unternehmen with Ramsay. Ich understand why he wants die deal, however at the same time i really can’t bear zum this season zu descend into another Ramsay Bolton-tortures-a-Stark storyline. I’m blieb hoping the this zu sein part of in elaborate anti-Bolton revenge plot, return the tot Direwolf doesn’t fill me v hope.

Conleth Hill continues to be one of the best dinge on this zeigen – his little interrogation scene was a cruel joy.

Also ~ above good form this season: Nikolaj Coster-Waldau’s Jaime, who like ns rest von us is clearly doing his best kommen sie forget that tonnage season in Dorne ever before happened.

Poor alt Melisandre appears to schutz had her faith knocked a bit by Jon’s statement the he didn’t seen anything when dead. As someone who was raised Catholic ich feel produziert pain: the afterlife’s all us had zu cling kommen sie as well, Mel.

I may have to start a Save prinz Tommen fonds at this rate. The poor young tried difficult this week but he’s easy prey weil das just around every other character bei King’s Landing.

While I’m not a huge fans of Arya’s training, Maisie Williams marketed the mach das licht an out of herstellung scenes this woche – ‘She sound confused’; ‘She was’. Five Arya, sie break my heart.

Hurrah for Lord commander Edd Tollett. May your clock be a good one (or hinweisen least go better than that did for the tonnage two holders von the post).

Where zu sein Littlefinger? how long kann it take one man to grasp a neu accent? ich miss his cryptic comments on how kommen sie rule/destroy die world.

Violence count

One incredible and brutal fight bolzen Ned Stark, Howland Reed and Ser Arthur Dayne culminating in the shocking death of Ser Arthur, die prolonged training v beating von Arya Stark, one flayed man to remind us that Ramsay is just notfall nice and four sworn brothers of the Night’s clock hanged über their mr Commander, who had somewhat inconveniently reverted from die dead.

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Nudity Count

A briefe glimpse des Dany’s rückseitig as she was stripped von the Dosh Khaleen. (Look, us take our pleasures where we kann sein these days.)

Random Brit of The Week

Did the einer playing Ser Arthur Dayne seem familiar? That’s due to the fact that he was Luke Roberts, best known to fans of long-running clinical soap operas together Holby City’s troubled, OCD-suffering surgeon joseph Byrne.

Did ns slower pace work weil das you? What did freundin think about the Tower von Joy scene? kann Qyburn und Cersei continue zu control Ser Gregorstein? und on a scale des terrible sachen that happen kommen sie the stark family, where one is Ned acquiring his head chopped off and ten zu sein the Red Wedding, how wanne do things look zum Osha and Rickon best now? together ever: every speculation und no spoilers are welcome listed below (discussion of the trailers count as spoilers, as notfall everyone city hall them und I’ve had actually a number von complaints) …


Quick GuideGame of Thrones: every our episode-by-episode recaps

Show
Season eight

Episode 1: WinterfellEpisode 2: A Knight von the seven KingdomsEpisode 3: The long NightEpisode 4: The belastung of the StarksEpisode 5: ns BellsEpisode 6: die Iron Throne

Season seven

Episode 1: DragonstoneEpisode 2: StormbornEpisode 3: ns Queen"s JusticeEpisode 4: ns Spoils of WarEpisode 5: EastwatchEpisode 6: Beyond die WallEpisode 7: ns Dragon and the Wolf

Season six

Episode 1: die Red WomanEpisode 2: HomeEpisode 3: OathbreakerEpisode 4: Book von the StrangerEpisode 5: the DoorEpisode 6: Blood of my BloodEpisode 7: the Broken ManEpisode 8: No OneEpisode 9: Battle des the BastardsEpisode 10: the Winds des Winter

Season five

Episode 1: die Wars kommen sie ComeEpisode 2: die House of Black and WhiteEpisode 3: High SparrowEpisode 4: Sons des the HarpyEpisode 5: Kill die BoyEpisode 6: Unbowed, Unbent, UnbrokenEpisode 7: the GiftEpisode 8: HardhomeEpisode 9: The dance of DragonsEpisode 10: Mother"s Mercy

Season four

Episode 1: 2 SwordsEpisode 2: die Lion and the RoseEpisode 3: Breaker of ChainsEpisode 4: OathkeeperEpisode 5: first of His NameEpisode 6: ns Laws des Gods und MenEpisode 7: MockingbirdEpisode 8: the Mountain und the ViperEpisode 9: ns Watchers on die WallEpisode 10: the Children

Season three

Episode 1: Valar DohaerisEpisode 2: Dark Wings, Dark WordsEpisode 3: Walk von PunishmentEpisode 4: und Now His Watch ist EndedEpisode 5: Kissed von FireEpisode 6: die ClimbEpisode 7: the Bear and the Maiden FairEpisode 8: 2nd SonsEpisode 9: ns Rains des CastamereEpisode 10: Mhysa

Season two

Episode 1: ns North RemembersEpisode 2: die Night LandsEpisode 3: What Is tot May never ever DieEpisode 4: Garden des BonesEpisode 5: die Ghost of HarrenhalEpisode 6: The old Gods and the NewEpisode 7: A man Without HonourEpisode 8: the Prince von WinterfellEpisode 9: BlackwaterEpisode 10: Valar Morghulis

Season one

Episode 1: Winter ist ComingEpisode 2: die KingsroadEpisode 3: mr SnowEpisode 4: Cripples, Bastards, und Broken ThingsEpisode 5: ns Wolf und the LionEpisode 6: A golden CrownEpisode 7: you Win or you DieEpisode 8: the Pointy EndEpisode 9: BaelorEpisode 10: Fire und Blood