If this season of Game of Thrones has an official aphorism, it’s presumably that pointed little quote they’re continually saying ’round the Iron Islands: What is dead may never die.
Ever. Not regardless of the possibility that it looked truly, totally, inescapably dead the last time you saw it, and haven’t seen it alive in years. It can’t die, OK?
Jon Snow? Alive. Benjen Stark? Alive. The Mountain? Alive! … All things considered, OK, kind of. The fact of the matter is, this season — and especially the most recent scene — of Game of Thrones is properly conjuring the standard that no character is ever dead until you see a body … furthermore, once in a while not in any case then. Keep in mind that as you read on to discover what went down (and who restored) for the current week in Westeros.
Who Let The Dogs Out?
How about we simply begin with the enormous uncover, which came immediately in this current scene’s chilly open: Ian McShane made his Game of Thrones introduction, in his juiciest part since he played a serial-slaughtering Santa Claus in American Horror Story.
Goodness, furthermore, the Hound (Rory McCann) is still alive.
Yes, you read that accurately: Despite resembling a goner when we saw him keep going (on the losing end of Brienne’s battling abilities in season 4), Sandor Clegane was back, sturdy and smolder scarred as ever. Prompt the backstory: After being found close passing by McShane’s Brother Ray, the Hound made a full recuperation and signed up with the Westerosian form of a religious radical clique, where individuals spend their days raising horse shelters and their nights listening to Brother Ray talk with misgiving about his past existence of brutality and revelry.
As such: Not precisely where you expected the head-pulverizing Hound to wind up. Be that as it may, in light of the man’s history, it’s anything but difficult to see why he’d be enticed by Ray’s straightforward message: “It’s never past the point where it is possible to quit executing individuals!” (I know, correct? How about we understand that imprinted on a T-shirt!)
Margaery’s True Allegiance, Revealed
In the wake of being conceived again into the religion of the High Sparrow, Margaery (Natalie Dormer) appeared to be completely changed over — to the point where she’s quit doing the blast with her young spouse since she simply doesn’t feel those evil wishes any longer. (The High Sparrow’s reaction: “Congress does not require want on the lady’s part.” Y’know, just in the event that we required another motivation to truly disdain the person.) But in the wake of understanding that her grandma Olenna (Diana Rigg) may be tossed in the Sept cell next, Margaery devoutly demanded that Granny take leave for Highgarden … what’s more, furtively slipped her a photo of a rose, the sigil of House Tyrell, and a beyond any doubt sign that she hasn’t inebriated the religion Kool-Aid all things considered. The main inquiry remaining is the thing that sort of long amusement Margaery is playing, however whatever it is, all wagers are on that devout grin being wiped off birdman’s face via season’s end.
A Tiny Army Assembles