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Posted June 20, 2011 by Greg Dragon in TV Show - Recap
 
 

Game of Thrones Recap 1.10 – Fire and Blood

So if I were to get some one on one time with Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke), I would ask: So Daeny, how does it feel to have caused the loss of your husband, his son (your baby), his kingdom of 40,000 horsemen and your honor for the sake of saving an old vengeful woman who thanks you by stabbing you in the back at the end? I don’t think the former “Khaleesi” would have anything to say to that outside of some crazed “I have the blood of a dragon!” line. Well if it’s any consolation to the Khal’s death due to his wounds and possible corruption from Daeny’s witch, it will please her fans to know that her revelation was the one shining point in an otherwise drab season ender.

Gone is my chance to see the mighty Khal Drogo with his troops taking on the men of the north like Eddard Stark (Sean Bean) and his mighty sword Ice in mano-e-mano combat on the battlefield. No, Game of Thrones instead gives us treachery, and all sorts of let downs. Starting with the piss boy Joffrey (Jack Gleeson) on the throne with his whore mother Cersei (Lena Headey) now getting it on with a younger Lannister. I guess only her own blood is allowed in between those legs of hers during her twin Jaime’s (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) absence.

Now don’t get me wrong because I find myself being Team Lannister more than I am Team Stark now that Ned has died. Tywin Lannister (Charles Dance) may be a hard, power broker type, but you have to respect the old man for what he has managed to do with his money and sword arm. The Imp Tyrion Lannister (Peter Dinklage) is awesome and Jaime is a skilled swordsman – for all his flaws his honor in a duel cannot be ignored so I find myself liking the sister fu–er even more. The issues I have with that family lies with Cersei and her boy Joffrey.

Game of Thrones has managed to kill off most of the characters that I actually like. The Lannisters are reeling after Joffrey’s wicked decision to kill the Stark patriarch Ned and war is afoot between the two families. This was a dry season ender with the only 2 highlights being Jon Snow (Kit Harrington) and the Night’s Watch riding north beyond the gate to meet the white walkers head on and the hatching of 3 baby dragons to a naked Daenerys. Other than that it was very blah and I wished it had the cliche cliffhangers that most season enders have.

One thing is for sure, the next season will be insane now that little Arya Stark (Maisie Williams) is forced to dress and behave like a boy as she travels north, the dragons have returned and oh ya Robb Stark (Richard Madden) is being pushed to become king by his banner men. This was an excellent show for HBO and while this may be no surprise due to their track record, it is still worthwhile to say props to them for some excellent television. I just really , really wish they would stop downplaying the Dire Wolves the way they do.


Greg Dragon

 
Cinephile and opinion writer, Greg Dragon has been a fan of movies since the 80's when Kung Fu theater was all the rage and Roger Moore was James Bond. Greg is the founder and lead critic of Spicy Movie Dogs. You can follow him on Twitter @Rafacus or on his Google+ account.