Our newbie recapper, We Do Not Sow, will be back this season giving his thoughts on each episode, completely oblivious to the story as told in the books. To reintroduce himself to our readers, I’ve asked him to provide us with a rundown of what he is looking forward to this season. I thought it would be interesting to hear it from the perspective of someone who hasn’t read the books and has no idea what is coming…
We Do Not Sow: Its been a while… I have been practically living underground the past eight months in an effort to keep my GoT virginity. I have done my very best to keep any spoilers at bay and have even kept my visits to WinterIsComing.net at a minimum.
I just got done re-watching season one the other day, and when looking back on it, there is so much foreshadowing in the first few episodes, you readers must have been squealing in anticipation after each scene. Last spring, Sunday could not come soon enough and now we are almost back to watching the clock on Sunday nights again.
There are so many different plot lines I’m excited for this season but at the top has to be Jon Snow and the boys at the Wall finally going beyond the Wall on an excursion. Will they find wildlings fleeing the north? Or will they find more frozen undead? Either way, I think now that we know who’s who in the north the action will start to pick up.
Early on in season one I didn’t even pay much attention to Robb Stark, but by the end I was kneeling in front of my flat screen saying “The King of the North!” It was great to see the writers show Robb grow up right before our eyes last season. After leading the invasion into the south and even capturing Jaime, he really has a target on his back. I hope we get to see more of Robb’s rise to glory, but after last season I’m almost too scared to say he is one of my favorites.
I am very excited to learn more about Theon and the remaining Greyjoys. They were touched on briefly in season one, but hopefully we will soon learn more! Others I am looking forward to seeing more of would be Gendry, Alliser Thorne, Jorah Mormont and, of course, the dragons! Can you believe I actually waited this long to talk about the dragons? From the season finale and the trailers for season 2 so far, the computer-generated dragons look amazing and way better than I thought a television series could even be. Way to go, HBO! Daenerys’ plot really interests me because now she has the dragons and a ragtag bunch of followers, but is that enough to wage war? Or will she wait for the dragons to mature and wait for the war between the north and south to be over before making her move?
I must say from the trailers of season 2 there looks like a lot of new faces. It is awesome to meet new characters but also very overwhelming. Again, I just hope I can explain and tell my reactions, feelings and guesses without mixing up characters too much. I recently went back and read my posts from season one and they were a lot of fun to read, especially my guessing of the plot’s twists and turns. In case anyone is scoring at home, I haven’t guessed one right yet!
Well everyone, I look forward to writing and commenting back to you on Sunday late nights again!