La de da, here we are again! Are you ready for episode 3? If you’re not and get violent where spoilers are concerned then stop reading NOW 🙂
The High Sparrow
In Braavos’ House of Black and White, Arya is sweeping to earn her keep. Riling various people up with her wanting to know everything whilst knowing nothing (she is related to Jon Snow, after all), Jaqen states ‘a girl must become no one’ and instructs she must stop being Arya before he can offer her any of his wisdom. She throws all of her possessions into the ocean but balks when it comes to her sword Needle, instead hiding it in the rocks. No doubt it will come in handy in the future. Her first initiation in the ways of the faceless men begins shortly, with her cleaning duties extending to bathing a corpse…
It’s that time of week again and, as usual, DON’T BE A FOOL. This post is full of
spoilers, because that is what round-ups are; I’ve you’ve not watched this episode and the surprises, then stop reading this post!
“The House of Black and White’
Having sailed all the way to Braavos and exhausting all other possibilities in her quest for stability, you can forgive Arya Stark for being disillusioned after being informed by an elder black man that no-one by the name of Jaqen H’ghar (the faceless man who gave her the coin) lives in the House of Black and White. After spending the night recounting her Death List Mantra on its doorstep before tossing the coin into the sea, she goes in search for food only to be set upon by three young men who appear to have a penchant for headless pigeon and her skinny sword. Luckily for Arya, the man from the House of Black and White had followed her and comes to her rescue. He takes her back with him and removes his face, revealing himself to be Jaqen H’ghar after all.
In the past three years, the annual return of Game Of Thrones has become somewhat of an institutionalised event, if ever the hype had died down at all. Marketing campaigns are beginning ever earlier and are becoming more grand – if you were not getting Twitter DM’s from the Three Eyed Crow, then “Hello!”, where the hell were you? It didn’t get more impressive than the social media hype of ‘Catch Drogon’, a game whereby the collective followers of Game Of Thrones Twitter, Instagram and Facebook accounts were invited to catch Daenerys’ biggest (and missing) beast. Luring Drogon – via photos, posts and GIFs and the power of the #hashtag – and re-tweeting or commenting before GIF Drogon “flew off” resulted in the lucky addict winning GoT prizes; whoever came up with this marketing campaign must’ve got a big fat HBO-sized bonus, no doubt.