Well episode six is done and over and I felt this was a mostly meh episode with good scenes dragged down by pretty boring scenes.
The taking of Winterfell was a budget problem of tell not show because taking the castle in the dead of night with grappling hooks is told now shown
The entire section North of the wall was boring despite some good acting the payoff got edited out because no horses in Iceland
Camp Robb was boring except for the fact we got to see Roose again and name dropped the bastard of Bolton (Really looking forward to that)
Quarth was good scenes backed by boring I'd have over-looked if again we got something more interesting happening as again we are told not shown info dump after info dump.
But hey she lost her dragons (Book readers go WHAAAT?)
The boring chunks were balanced out by the awesome
The mob scene which had some issues (No kings guard dies, not mobby enough, lack of extras, the sillyness of the High Septum being torn limb from limbs) was balanced out by the Hound murdering his way to safety and the Sansa rescue. Also the King gets slapped by Tyrion making this an automatic good episode. I look forward to the looping gif of that slap.
Harrenhal we got lots of nice development about Tywin's father and more of the great Arya/Tywin scenes and we got the second name and we got the absolute shock hilarity of Amory Lorch death at Tywin's feet. This section made the entire episode for me even if on re-watches I'm going to be doing some fast forwarding.
The middle part of Winterfell was good, the taking was boring but the marching of Bran down to give the speech was great as was the death. The sex-escape was meh, it did it's job but there's no great lines to quote from there. Workman like, got in, explained things and ended. But the rest of the time was great in everyone reacting to Theon Turncloak and Bran asking if Theon hated the Starks. Not to mention the brutal execute scene.
So yeah mixed episode, great sections backed by just okay sections to mostly boring sections... and then it ends with stolen dragons and the fact that eight of Dany's guard all died with slitted throats and zero alarm given or fight had, okay did they send in Ninjas? Quarthy Ninjas?
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