Monday, April 25, 2016

Recap: Game of Thrones Season 6 Premeire

Game of Thrones returns. The plot seems to be narrowing toward some form of resolution. The episode jumps right in where we left off in season five.

Davos Seaworth and Jon Snow's few remaining friends find him dead, lying in the snow, covered in frozen blood and they take him back to his room. He's definitely dead- for sure.

Meanwhile, the bastard Alliser Thorne, admits to the crows that they executed Snow, but it was so they can save them all because allowing the free folk past their walls is too much to handle. EDD wants revenge, but Davos looks to the wildlings as the ones that can save them.

Ramsey Bolton laments the loss of his sadist in arms Myranda, as she was killed during Sansa's escape by Theon. But he doesn't miss her too much as he tells his man to feed her body to the dogs instead of a burial because "meat is meat."

Sansa and Reek are fleeing from Ramsey Bolton's posse in the frigid snow and are finally caught by his men when Brienne of Tarth and Podrick show up in the nick of time and save the day. This was the most cliched part of the episode since we knew she was shadowing Sansa to protect her, but it was still great to see after the battle, Brienne take the knee of loyalty and watching Sansa stumble her way through the words of acknowledgment.
Back at King's Landing, Cersei is looking a lot better after her walk of shame, and excitedly runs to meet Jamie's returning boat from Dorne to greet her lovely daughter, Marcella.Immediately, she knows she's dead and in a true moment of emotional heartbreak, admits to Jamie that Marcella was pure goodness and she thought by her, she may not truly be the monster that she is. Jamie says he failed her, but she tells her brother/lover that their daughter's death wasn't his fault because the witch had prophesied it. Returning to Dorne, if you thought the sand snakes were doomed, you had another thing coming. After Doran Martell receives a message that Ellaria Sand has murdered Marcella, before he can respond, she stabs him to death, along with Areo, while her daughters take out Trystane so that they can take power over the Dorne empire. It seems the people there had no love for the current ruler. Meereen is in shambles after the assault on the Mother of Dragons as Tryrion and Lord Varys go undercover and walk the city.

Daario Naharis and Jorah Mormont are tracking Dany and discover that the Dothraki's have her.

Danny has been captured by the Dothraki and after some teenage sexist insults about her white hair color, she reveals herself to Khal Modo as the widow of Khal Drogo. Too bad she didn't know all their customs because it appears she is fated to live the rest of her life with the crones in the Dosh Khaleen (in Vaes Dothrak) as the widow of a Khal.

Back at the Wall, Davos and his buddies are holed up with Snow and with Jon's very pissed off Direwolf and they know they will be executed if they agree to Alliser's immunity deal so Davos has an idea. Let's see what Melisandre can do to save them since he's seen her birth a ghost monster that killed Renly Baratheon.

The last scene involves the Red priestess' room and she's staring at her reflection. She begins to disrobe and after she's naked she takes off her necklace and she's instantly turned into an ancient woman. She slowly climbs into bed.