This season is about journeys—the journey to battle, the journey to Essos, the journey to retaking the north. Everyone has a destination, and with the land of GoT larger than it has ever been, characters are finding some pretty strange bedfellows. So instead of a traditional recap, we are going to do a ranking of power couples, those duos who are now traversing the realm in pairs. Since it's not just the staggering surprises, but the dynamic dialogue. Each week, we are rank each pair to see who will win—and what crazy depths they'll go to—for the game of thrones.
Due to some unforeseen circumstances, we missed last week's Thrones, but fortunately like books four and five, they were divided by locale, so we are doing double the recap, double the fun. The first thing we need to talk about is how old Arya is—the show has been pretty chronologically aligned with the books, and the age of Arya pretty closely matches the Arya in the books, and its interesting to see how much she is aging and maturing as an actor. Secondly, her sister is clearly in dire straits. On Twitter, many users have commented about the fact that we have been subjected to seeing Sansa degraded, again and again. The brutal scene that we bore witness (along with Theon) last night spoke to the fact that Sansa is being pushed to her breaking point—and like her sister, will have to take action.
Last recap: 5.4