Grand Maester Pycelle
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Oral Norrie Ottey
George R. R. Martin
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Men singing the Lannister song: And so he spoke
That Lord of Castamere
But now the rains weep o'er his halls
With no one there to hear
Yes, now the rains weep o'er his halls
And not a soul to hear.
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The great thing about Game of Thrones is that while the pace is slow, things are still moving quite quickly, if that even makes a sense. What this translates into are stories that are well told, without rushing, but at the same time, the story is progressing in almost each episode.
Here, we finally get to witness battle of Stannis Baratheon, trying to recuperate the Iron Throne into his bloodline, only to be stopped by Tyrion and Tywin Lannister, the first with his clever usage of the wildfire and later with his fresh courage on the battlefield, the second saving the day as the Deux Ex Machina.
The most interesting moment is by far the explosion of the wildfire on the sea. That was quite a spectacle. The rest of the fight was well produced, but not really leaving the realms of the extraordinary.
Overall, I really liked this episode, written by Georges. R. R. Martin himself.
I give it 7 out of 10. Excellent.
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