GAME OF THRONES: SEASON FINALE RECAP!

Last night was the season six finale of Game of Thrones titled “Winds of Winter”, and a long with winter came a boat load (pun intended) of other things.

Seriously, best season finale ever, probably one of the best episodes the entire series has ever had. How they fit all of this into that, we’ll never know, just watch the episode, please. And then listen to our recap below.

What was your favourite part of the episode?

Game of Thrones: 10 Moments You Never Saw Coming

If you’re a Game of Thrones junkie like myself, you’re probably dealing with a mild case of anxiety at the fact that we’re already coming up on episode 7 of season 6!! Where did the season go? Where is the season going? And most importantly, when is the hookup between Tormund and Brienne going to happen?

In my junkie opinion, I think this is the best season of Thrones to date. Since the season opener, each episode has brought us uber jaw dropping moments. Yes, even last week’s episode ‘Blood of My Blood’ had its ‘omg no waaaaaaay’ moment with the return of Benjen Stark. But some moments were more predictable than others.  Like the return of Jon Snow, realistically we all knew this was going to happen it was just a matter of when it was going to happen. Or even psychotic Ramsay killing his father Roose, come on you had to know that was going to happen. Still, for every moment that we sort of maybe knew what was going to happen, there were moments and scenes that were utterly jaw dropping, spine chilling, and totally caught us off guard.

Here are the top 10 moments we never saw coming (mind you the season isn’t over):

10. Greyjoys forced out of the Iron Island:

I have to say thank you to Theon for saving our Sansa and helping her escape from Ramsay, and I also understand why he had to leave for home right away. Then seeing him arrive at the Iron Islands and then hearing him vouch for his sister as Queen made me forget all the bad things he’s done. I always figured him and his sister would rule the Iron Islands together and assist Sansa/a Stark in whatever they may need in the future. It was a huge curve ball to see Theon and his sister fleeing their home on their boats heading to what I hope is somewhere close to Khaleesi. The Greyjoy and Khaleesi connection would be insanely cool, obviously girl power, but it’s something that I never, ever thought could happen.

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9. Tormund the Wildling and Brienne of Tarth:

But really how cute are they? I know everyone has been going wild for the wildling and his future bae, but is this an actual storyline? Or is it all just to have a little fun with the viewers? Seriously, I’m hoping she legit falls in love with Tormund and they rule the wilding crew together, which yeah would be pretty friggin’ awesome and something completely out of left field. Also, Tormund is pretty much the hottest character on the show, I’ve been calling him a lumbersexual since he graced my screen, so good for your Brienne, get it.

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8. Mad King sighting:

The Mad King sighting in Bran’s vision was something I never expected to see. But with all these cool flashbacks this season, we’re getting a brief glimpse into the history of Westeros. As a book reader I always tried to picture what the Mad King and Rhaegar Targaryen looked like, so I was super excited about that. I’m still waiting to see Rhaegar and Lyanna.

7. Bran’s Power:

Going into season six we knew Bran was going to play a big role, we knew that he would eventually be the three eyed raven, but we didn’t really know what that meant. And even though we still don’t know the extent of his power, we do know that he has the ability to change/rewrite the past to affect the future. I expected Bran to play a big role, but I definitely didn’t expect this much to happen with him, and I definitely didn’t see him having the power to rewrite the past! Very cool.

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6. Sansa taking a sip of that Lemonade:

Nobody really knew what was to come of Sansa this season. We didn’t even know if her and Theon would survive that jump from the Winterfell walls. So to see her in this boss ass bi*** role, takin’ a sip of Beyonce’s Lemonade, she’s all sassed out and ready to rule. Plus the scene with Brienne pledging her sword to Sansa was so damn beautiful.  I definitely didn’t see this coming, especially this quickly.

5. Dying direwolves:

It’s always sad to see your favourite characters get axed on Thrones but to see the Stark direwolves get slaughtered is even more heartbreaking. First Rickon’s wolf gets beheaded and given to Ramsay, and then Bran’s Summer jumps into a mosh pit of wights and basically kills herself. What was she thinking? Ugh so loyal. But now we’re left with Jon’s Ghost and Arya’s Nymeria wherever she is. I put this in at number 5 because I think the fate of these wolves might sync with the fate of their owners.

4. Khaleesi and the Khalasar:

So with Khaleesi it’s a little different, because she’s always been a fan favourite, like Jon Snow. Everyone knew Jon Snow was going to come back, it’s just a matter of when and how. Same with Khaleesi, we were left with her being surrounded by the Khalasar at the end of last season without her dragons. And as a diehard Khaleesi fan I was okay with seeing her have to brave it out without her advisors or dragons. She was on her own for this one, and I knew obviously that she would find her way out. I just didn’t think she would legit burn her way out by murdering all the Khal’s, and then basically convincing the entire tribe to join her in taking over Westeros. I mean we’re only six episodes deep and there have already been these amazing, powerful scenes. Khaleesi and the Vaes Dothrak scene with the fire is probably top ten greatest moments of ALL TIME. There was just so much power and so much awe by the khalasar, and even us the viewers, I don’t think anyone expected it to happen at that magnitude. And more so, you’re like what can possibly top that?

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3. Jon Snow / Sansa reunion:

This entire show you’re literally waiting for your favourite characters to line up. For them to finally meet in the middle and have their epic journeys intersect. Getting to see the Jon Snow/Sansa reunion right after Jon Snow just came back from the dead, was the greatest gift from God aka David Benioff and D.B Weiss. Jaw dropping, spine chilling, heartwarming, a tear jerking moment that we’ve waiting years for. And it really wasn’t expected, yes they were both in the North, but where last season ended off, I don’t think anyone could’ve predicted this reunion to happen.

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2. Benjen Stark as Coldhands:

So I got a lot of feedback from people who said they didn’t really enjoy last week’s ‘Blood of My Blood’ episode. Because, yeah in comparison to the rest of the season it wasn’t as turnt up, maybe because of King’s Landing? (Side note: I literally avoided the entire King’s Landing story in this post because honestly who cares about the high sparrow) Anyways, something major did happen in episode six and hello his name is Benjen Stark. Remember Ned Stark’s brother from the Night’s Watch who went missing right around the time Jon Snow joined the night’s watch? Benjen was the reason why Jon joined in the first place. Anywho, I never wrote Benjen off, we all should’ve expected him to be lurking at some point during this storyline, and sure enough he comes to Bran’s aid right at the last second. There’s always a twist, and when the show revealed that it was Benjen under the cloak, we also find out that he isn’t full human. He was left for dead by the white walkers, and then the children of God brought him back to life by sort of making him into a white walker. So now he’s stuck in this middle form of a human/white walker and apparently there was a character in the book called Coldhands, so people are assuming those two characters have now been meshed together. Don’t know what that really entails, but I’m excited to find out.

1. Hodor – ‘Hold the Door’:

We always figured his name must mean something, there has to be a reason why all he can pronounce is ‘Hodor’ but what we didn’t know was that his name actually meant something else, something much more powerful and something that would save Bran and Meera’s life. The moment when Meera calls out to Hodor to hold the door, I had chills and it just clicked that his name really meant hold the door. What was even more powerful was that Bran had caused this all, and Hodor’s fate had been written all those years ago in Winterfell. Probably one of the most beautiful moments of the entire series thus far, I’m pretty sure everyone was bawling their eyes out when Hodor sacrificed himself to save his friends. Ugh.

So you see now, there hasn’t been one dull moment this season, each episode has been filled with excitement (minus King’s Landing) and I can guarantee you it’s not going to slow down. There are still a few predictions I have for this season, things that I think will completely shift the show.

Battle at Riverrun: So there’s a few main characters that are headed to intersect at this small castle, Jamie is headed that way, so is Brienne, but they will be on opposing sides. Does this call for a battle scene? Mini battle scene? Mini battle scene Brienne and Jamie? I think the biggest battle scene of the season might go to Jon Snow and Ramsay, so they may hold off on Riverrun for now, but it still might lead to Jamie’s demise, which would then put Cersei in the most vulnerable position because literally she has nobody else. Her son literally just became the son of a preacher man. So boy bye.

 Cersei’s trial by combat: I think is going to be one of the biggest moments of the season. She’s already told Jamie that she’s going to use the mountain and it just seems rather lucky that once again he’s in the battle circle. Maybe this time his luck will run out if he’s up against a certain family member of his who we really don’t know died or not?

Tower of Joy scene: I’m still crossing my fingers hoping we get to see this scene that almost happened in Bran’s flashbacks. Obviously this scene would be huge, we would get to see Lyanna, dead or alive, and hopefully solve this whole R+L=J  equation.

What do you guys think? Are there any other moments that were shocking to you?

GAME OF THRONES: RECAP ‘BOOK OF THE STRANGER’

I don’t know how else to express the amount of excitement this season of Game of Thrones has brought to the table. Each episode has been on point, with huge story plots connecting – finally! Sansa has had it going on this season, from escaping Winterfell and Ramsay, to being found by Brienne, to finally, FINALLY, reuniting with Jon Snow at the Night’s Watch. Wow, what a powerful scene, what a beautiful moment for two of our favorite characters. But here’s the thing, that wasn’t even the best part of the episode. If you’re an uber Khaleesi fan like myself, the last few minutes of the episode were magical.

Go watch the episode, and when you’re finished listen to our recap podcast below. Let us know what you think, and also why was the episode titled ‘Book of the Stranger’?

 

Tyrion: Dead or Alive?

—SPOILER ALERT—

So I don’t want to be the source of all spoilers, but come on guys. It’s episode 8 of the fourth season you should be watching these episodes ON THE IMMEDIATE. Every second counts until the end.

In a typical Game of Thrones jaw dropping ending, the Prince of Dorne aka The Red Viper aka Prince Oberyn lost the battle against Ser Gregor “The Mountain” in a grueling battle that determined the fate of Tyrion Lannister. At first everyone’s thinking the same thing, how can this little Prince of Dorne fight the huge and covered in armour Ser Gregor Clegane? Well, surprisingly, Oberyn was more confident, he was fast and doing twirls around The Mountain. For the most part of the fight it looked like Oberyn was about to win. He even shoved his spear right through Gregor’s belly, but Oberyn let his guard down too quickly…and this happened.

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Now the big question is, what will happen to Tyrion? Is this the end of the road for him? I feel like this can’t be the end but with Game of Thrones you just never know- we’ll have to wait and see. For now, let’s take it to the polls!

 

Game of Thrones: Season 4 Awaits!

Guys can you believe this? Only a week left until the season 4 premiere of HBO’s Game of Thrones! I feel like just yesterday our countdown read ‘4 months to go’ and now the time has finally arrived. I think this is the most anticipated season of Game of Thrones. With last season’s Red Wedding episode they got way more attention than HBO ever dreamed of…and next Sunday will definitely make ratings history.

Here’s yet another trailer for the fourth season. Keep an eye on the Game of Thrones YouTube page in the coming week, they’ve been uploading special behind-the-scenes videos and interviews…I feel like we’re going to the Superbowl but with dragons.

Check out the trailer.

Game of Thrones: TRAILERS REVEALED

LOL is someone trying to give us an anxiety attack? Last Sunday HBO released a 14-minute video that shares some insight on the upcoming fourth season of their ground breaking series- Game of Thrones. The trailers are usually 1-3 minutes, this one is surprisingly long and features interviews from the cast on their predictions for the new season.

As someone whose read the fourth book (A Feast for Crows) I can assure you it’s going to be a crazy start (they held off on some crazy moments from the third book). I love the anticipation leading up to the season premieres, let’s soak it all up before we know we’ll be talking about the season finale!

Here are the two trailers.

The newest one is a little shorter:

The fourth season of Game of Thrones premieres April 6th 2014.