Always disclaimer, disclaimer always. This post is SPOILER BOUND, read at your peril!
Sons Of The Harpy
Anyone up to date on proceedings must have been waiting in with baited breath hoping to know what happened to our favourite bitter fugitive last week when disgraced knight Jorah Mormont swept him away like a, um, thief in the night. But what kind of thief, and to which Queen is he delivering him? Turns out Tyrion’s luck is, for once, in check, as Jorah plans on rowing him all the way to Meereen in hopes of reacquainting himself with Daenerys. Not that the two are on good terms; after correctly guessing Jorah’s identity, the knight swiftly shuts him up with the back of his hand. Either way, Cersei’s platter will have to wait for his head a while longer yet.
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.