like to give a great big high five to first time Game of Thrones
director, Alex Graves. I felt that “And Now His Watch is Ended” was the
best episode of the season, so far. I’m very pleased that we’ll get to
see a second episode directed by Graves, “Kissed by Fire,” which will
air next Sunday. While episodes 1 and 2 were
excruciatingly slow, episode 3, “Dark Wings, Dark Words,” was a big step
in the right direction. However, this week, the fourth episode, blew
them all out of the water for me. I’ve read again and again that last
week’s closing scene was powerful; however, I found it to be highly
disappointing. This week’s ending was impeccably done and it wasn’t
ruined by really bad, mood crushing ending credit music... Read More ...
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The journey South had been long and dangerous. After leaving Karhold, they made for Winterfell, giving the Dreadfort a wide berth, however, their outriders returned with news that Winterfell had been sacked. Their numbers already badly depleted, they had been ambushed several times by outlaws, twice before and once after they left the Twins. Many Knights and men had been lost and two serving girls had been carried off in the confusion of the second ambush. Since the castle had fallen, the survivors had split into two groups and journeyed to the west and to the south in search of help. Her brother Hugh, Uncle Robert and Edrick, their Master at Arms led 300 men to White Harbor to beg for Lord Manderly’s assistance. Her Lord Father led 600 to the South, making for Harrenhal. He and the Lord of Harrenhal had been Squires together. He hoped that this would move him to come to their aid.
The Southern journey was the more dangerous road. Both forces were slowed by the old men, women and chil…
Nella's mind raced as Ser Reglas led her from the Hall of the Hundred Hearths. Shaking, heart pounding in her chest, her eyes stung with tears and she could feel her cheeks burning. How dare he? How could that horrible man treat her so badly? How dare he humiliate her in front of everyone in the Hall? He was so smug, so dismissive, so quick to write her off as some stupid, helpless woman. She would show him that it was a mistake to underestimate her. He would be sorry for treating her so badly, for hurting her sister, for everything...
Steering her ahead of him up the winding stairs, Ser Reglas led her through the long halls, holding her just above the elbow, gaunleted fingers tight around her arm, but not tight enough to hurt her. Stupid man, she thought. So blindly loyal to his Lord, so proud to have been knighted by that monster. "Let go of me, I can walk on my own." She spat over her shoulder at the big man, attempting to jerk her arm away from him.