Game of Thrones Episode 3: “Oathbreaker”
A recap and review of Game of Thrones Episode 3: “Oathbreaker”
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Sullywood Rating: 8/10
What We Learned:
- Jon Snow regains his bearings and reveals himself to the wildlings and his faithful men
- For their treason, Jon orders and executes the hanging of Thorne, Olly, and the other officers involved in their assassination (attempt?) on the Lord Commander
- After the hanging is done, Jon hands his coat to Edd, telling him that he’s in charge now. Jon then appears to leave Castle Black
- We get to see Sam and Gilly for the first time this season, and Sam isn’t doing so hot with being on a boat
- Sam reveals to Gilly that he plans on leaving her and the baby with his family in Horn Hill. At first Gilly refuses, but Sam convinces her it’s for the best while he trains to be a maester
Beyond the Wall:
- In a past vision, Bran witnesses the famous fight between his father and Ser Arthur Dayne. Bran learns that Dayne was actually stabbed in the back by Lord Howland Reed and not slain by his father as the legend is known
- Daenerys meets her new roommates, who appear none to impressed with all of the titles that she gladly shares with all of them
- Varys learns that the masters of Astapor, Yunkai and Volantis have been financing the Sons of the Harpy via his little birds
- Tommen meets with the High Sparrow, and much like Jaime last week, the two share a conversation of beliefs
- Jaime and Cersei attend the small council meeting, where the council themselves look less than thrilled. After being told to leave, they refuse, and Lord Kevan and the Tyrells decide to leave, ending the meeting
- Arya begins her training again with the Waif. After a brief montage….and you gotta have a montage….she finally gets the better of the Waif
- Jaqen gives Arya more tests, in which she passes all of them. Upon doing so, he returns her eye sight to her
- Lord Umber asks Ramsay and his men for help against the wildlings. Ramsay demands that Umber and his people bow to him as the Warden of the North, Umber refuses
- As a token of good faith though, Umber presents Ramsay with a gift. We learn that the “gift” is Rickon Stark and Osha
To say there is a lot going on is to say that the sky is blue right now in Game of Thrones. “Oathbreaker” seemed to add to the plethora of story lines we already currently have. While more story is great, I miss many of the characters I love watching due to their little screen time. I might be greedy, but having one scene with Tyrion discussing his favorite drinking game is kind of a bummer.
Was it me or was that conversation between Tommen and the High Sparrow a little worrisome? Tommen, who is already easily manipulated, appeared to understand what the High Sparrow was preaching and seemed almost infatuated with every word spoken. At first, he came in with demands, but by the end of the short conversation we witnessed, he almost seemed to be on the edge of his seat wanting more. But alas, this is only what I thought I witnessed from their interaction. If I’m right, then Jaime and Cersei will need a heck of a plan to counter.
I mentioned this in each episode recap and review this season, but once again, bravo to the writers of this show for not dragging things along. Arya and getting her eye sight back and Jon Snow wasting little time with his next moves were fantastic to see in “Oathbreaker”.
Also, any chance that Lord Umber is pulling a fast one on Ramsay? I know he’s attempting to show strength, but I wonder if his “gift” and partnership is merely a ruse. He clearly couldn’t stand Roose Bolton, and if he didn’t like Roose, than he sure as HELL wouldn’t like Ramsay.
Are you okay with the many story lines going on right now?
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