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Recap of Season 1, Episode 2: “The Kingsroad”

The map opens just beyond the narrow sea, at King’s Landing (where we see the Baratheon stag sigil), north to Winterfell (where we see the Stark direwolf sigil), north to the Wall, then back down and east to the Dothraki … Continue reading

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Recap of Season 1, Episode 4: “Cripples, Bastards and Broken Things”

At the start of the episode, note not only the various locales identified for the episode, but look closely at each actor’s name. In front of their name is a thumbnail of their character’s house sigil! A raven is cawing … Continue reading

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Recap of Season 1, Episode 5: “The Wolf and the Lion”

The opening credits include a new location for this episode, the Eyrie.  But we start in King’s Landing, dealing with the aftermath of the joust that saw Ser Hugh of the Vale taking a lance to the throat courtesy of … Continue reading

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Recap of Season 2, Episode 9: “Blackwater”

Buckle up, it’s time for the battle of Blackwater.  Stannis’ fleet is approaching Blackwater Bay and preparing to assault Mud Gate and take King’s Landing from Joffrey and the Lannisters. Hundreds of ships are sailing on the dark seas and … Continue reading

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Recap of Season 3, Episode 2: “Dark Wings, Dark Words”

It’s sad seeing the smoke rising from the Winterfell animation during the opening sequence.  Sadder still is realizing that Bran Stark is no longer the cute little boy we left last season.  Continuity, schmontinuity, puberty waits for no man. Onward! … Continue reading

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Recap of Season 3, Episode 4: “And Now His Watch is Ended”

The opening shot is of Jaime Lannister’s right hand, the one that once made him famous and feared as one of the great swordsmen of the realm.  But now it hangs on a rope around his neck, a reminder that … Continue reading

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Recap of Season 3, Episode 8: “Second Sons”

Arya wakes up on the ground, near a smoldering fire and her dance training comes into play as she immediately is aware of her situation and formulates a plan.  She grabs a large rock and walks over to where the … Continue reading

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