Well, well, what did you newbies think of that? Episode nine of Game of Thrones took it to a whole another level. We Do Not Sow gives his thoughts after the break. Please share your reactions in the comments below.
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We Do Not Sow: As I am sitting down in front of my computer trying to process what I just watched happen in this weeks episode, I am speechless, stunned and utterly shocked. The goose bumps on the back of my neck and arms are finally starting to disappear. My heart has been racing as soon as Tyrion was woken up for battle. Good gods of the old and new, maybe I should stop speculating on the upcoming events, there is no way to predict the craziness that is “Game of Thrones”.
So all week I have played out numerous scenarios in my head that would involve Ned to be released or to be rescued from prison. To be honest, my best thought out plan was that somehow Robb and the men from the North would capture Tyrion during battle and exchange him for Ned. I thought Tywin is sending Tyrion out to battle, everyone that is fighting will know who the Imp is, the North men will capture him and there will be a trade off and everything will back to normal, only with a new King. Wow, was I wrong, I should have figured out by now, this isn’t going to end with a happily ever after. It’s too tough, and gritty and although it’s a story set in a fantasy realm, the characters are real, even the biggest heroes have their flaws and even the antagonists have redeeming qualities.
Does anyone else have a man-crush on Robb right now? Robb is kicking some major ass and growing up right before our eyes, between him and the other Lords from the North the strategy was excellent. I mean it sucks for the 2,000 men that ran to Tywin but what a great idea and to come back victorious from battle with a major souvenir like Jaime makes it even that much better. As Robb said at the end of the episode, this is the beginning and after this episode it can only escalate from this point on. Early in the series Robb seemed to be a very forgettable character and now between the characters complexity and the actors performance, he is not only commanding an army but commanding every scene he is in. It really has been awesome to watch the characters’ growth in 9 episodes already.
Well, to Eddard Stark, up until episode 8 I thought I would be seeing you every spring Sunday night for a few years. Last week it dawned on me how much of that world would have to be turned upside down for Ned to get back to Winterfell. I had even prepared myself mentally that he might not make it through the first season. I mean, I didn’t think there would be a way to break him out of the prison. I also thought there would be no way that Ned would “confess of his sins” and beg for forgiveness to Joffrey. When I saw Robb and his men had captured Jaime, I almost leapt off the sofa and thought for sure that was the way to get Ned back! My hope had been rejuvenated, I thought as long as the Starks have Jaime the Lannisters can’t touch Ned. Then I took a deep breath, sitting on the edge of the seat watching Ned being brought out to the crowd in King’s Landing. He started to confess to treason, I couldn’t believe it but I think Ned had taken Varys’ words to heart and this wasn’t about his honor but about possibly saving his daughters. Then it happened, I’m not surprised that little prick Joffrey was going to do that. As we saw in an earlier episode he has a bloodlust for those who oppose him, the throne and his family. I sat in awe with my jaw wide open; I had prepared myself for this and I still was completely shocked by every aspect.
What happened at Kings Landing and at battle almost makes me forget that we even had some great scenes at the Wall and Across the Sea. Jon’s new sword is pretty bad-ass and you gotta feel for him, not being able to ride into battle with his brother. The biggest news from the Wall this week, Maester Aemon is a Targaryen, and could have been king, but passed it up to go to the Wall. How horrible to be completely isolated from the ones you love and can not help them in their time of need.
If we thought the Lannister / Stark feud has just been turned upside down what about Daenerys the queen of the Dothraki and mother to the unborn future king of the nomadic horse tribe. Now she is doing anything to keep Drogo alive while his sores fester and realizing if Drogo doesn’t make it there is a good chance she and her baby won’t either. Do you think the witch will be able to heal Drogo with the blood curse?
What do you think Robb will do with Jaime? Once they hear about Ned will they kill Jaime right there? So many questions and only one episode left in this first season.
What do you viewers think will happen in the last episode? Could it be anything as shocking as tonight? Give me your thought on what’s going to happen in the final episode. Also, just for fun if you got to choose your house, what house would you choose?
Until next week, speculation killed the cat not curiosity.