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TV Review: This Week on Game of Thrones (S5 Episode 10/ June 14, 2015)

06.14.2015

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EPISODE 10: Mother's Mercy

THE PLOT : The long summer is at an end, winter truly is coming and with it the cold winds of war as five self proclaimed Kings claim dominance over Westeros, but there can be only one winner when you play the game of thrones.

THE LOWDOWN: (The following column contains MAJOR SPOILERS, so I don't recommend reading this if you haven't watched this episode). I am Jack’s seething emotions. That was one hell of a finale. I was worried going in, as there’s was an insane amount of ground to cover (thank God that battle in Meereen happened last week), and I wasn’t sure how they could possibly pull it off…oh wait, yes I did, CLIFFHANGERS! Sometimes, I hate being right.

So much for Stannis. After last week, I at least hoped he’d kick some Bolton ass, but I didn’t figure we’d see it until episode one or two of next season. I was half right. We didn’t see it (weakest battle ever), but before we get to that, umm, so much for the Lord of Light. What was up with that? Melisandre said she saw Bolton banners burning (of course, she didn’t say who lit the fire), but she seemed confident until the news of half the men splitting. Then she shakes her ass out of dodge just as Stannis finds his wife hanging from a tree--I won’t dwell on how ridiculously convenient it is to have Brienne find him on the battlefield, but at least we can now say she did ‘something’ this season. Let me be honest here, I don’t feel sorry for the guy, but damn, that’s a Bruce Lee flaming spin kick to the nuts if I ever saw one. Guess you shouldn’t have burned your daughter, dumbass

I think we all saw Theon’s turn for redemption coming, but again, it felt conveniently placed. Dude had plenty of opportunities to help her, so what made this time special? The one thing I didn’t see coming (but should have), was the Jaime/Myrcella scenario. Yes, on the one hand, I did feel it all fell into place a little too nicely, but hey, you have to win some battles on this show right? Wrong. They shared the perfect moment, and then she dies in Jaime’s arms (I thought Ellaria was going with them to sit on the small council). That’s going to severely mess him up. He’ll be looking for blood—not to mention how pissed he’ll be once he hears about all the shenanigans that took place while he was gone. That is, if he’s not met with shackles when he gets back to King’s Landing. It remains unclear, but Cersei will stand trial with incest being the primary charge, so I’m curious to see what the High Sparrow has to say to Jaime. He probably should give him some space though, or he may up getting a metal hand punched through his face.

Though rushed, I was exceedingly pleased with Arya’s revenge on Trant, but it came at a high cost. I’d forgotten about it until it happened, but once I saw it, I remembered hearing whispers (spoilers) of her going blind. If that’s what happens, and it’s permanent, that sucks some major ballsack. Another bit I knew about was Cercei’s walk of shame. Ouch. In more ways than one. She handled it quite well, considering, although I have no idea what ripped her feet all the shreds. I felt this scene carried on a good five minutes longer than it should have, but then again, I’m sure most people didn’t mind seeing Cersei get a taste of her own medicine for a change. I was more impressed with Franken-Mountain. Holy shizmuffins! Talk about an army of one. Can’t wait to smell what that dude is cooking!.

GAME OF THRONES SEASON 5's finale was a tad rushed, brutal and ended on a savagely sombre note. Jon Snow is one of my favorite characters. I’ve been rooting for that guy since day one. Yes, he’s an absolute idiot for not taking Stannis up on his offer to leave the Wall, but hey, you have to love the guy for being his father’s son. I knew he was in trouble. I cringed when Sam and Gilly left, but then regained a bit of hope once Davos and Melisandre showed up (I’ve got a bone to pick with her, but I at least I figured she was on Jon’s side). But in the end, all hope was lost when they Caesar’d his ass and left him to die in the snow. I still can’t believe it. I can live with Stannis dying, but not Jon. That’s a hit I wasn’t expecting, and it stung. I’m not sure what to make of Dany’s plight, but that insanely large group of people looked like another Khalasar, and if so, they’ll know who she is and that doesn’t bode well for her—something I’m basing on what everyone told her in S2 after Drogo died. Oh, and welcome back Varys, we missed you. Something tells me he and Tyrion will have no problem keeping the peace in Meereen. It’s going to be a long wait for next season.

SEX/NUDITY: No sex, but there was a lot of uncomfortable nudity on the march to the castle.

VIOLENCE: Trant’s death was particularly brutal, and I’d have it no other way. Apparently there was a battle, but I missed it. Stannis gets his rightful reward, but we don’t see that either. And Theon makes someone fly. Yes, I miss the Moon Door.

MOST EPIC SCENE: There were more than a couple, but I was particularly fond of Varys' return.

FINAL VERDICT :

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Extra Tidbit: This was the first season George R.R. Martin didn’t write an episode.
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1:55AM on 06/16/2015
Really good episode to end a really good season. Of course it wasnīt the best season so far but I still loved every second of it and I just donīt understand all the hate. Are many people so hyped up for a new season of game of thrones that everything but perfection gets hate?
Really good episode to end a really good season. Of course it wasnīt the best season so far but I still loved every second of it and I just donīt understand all the hate. Are many people so hyped up for a new season of game of thrones that everything but perfection gets hate?
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10:15AM on 06/15/2015
This season has been pretty lame overall, despite some decent moments. It just spread itself too thin with so many storylines which felt like they weren't going anywhere, and the season finale was way too rushed to elicit any kind of response.

See: Stannis. You knew he was fucked from the moment he lost his entire family and half his army. But when you've spent an entire season building up to the battle at Winterfell and don't even show it, there's no impact. And of course, that asshole
This season has been pretty lame overall, despite some decent moments. It just spread itself too thin with so many storylines which felt like they weren't going anywhere, and the season finale was way too rushed to elicit any kind of response.

See: Stannis. You knew he was fucked from the moment he lost his entire family and half his army. But when you've spent an entire season building up to the battle at Winterfell and don't even show it, there's no impact. And of course, that asshole Ramsay Bolton is still alive.

And then there's Jon Snow. This pissed me off to no end. So basically we've been with him at the Wall for five straight seasons only to see him exit so abruptly? Screw that. The only two main characters at the Wall are Jon and Sam, and with one dead and the other one gone, there's no reason whatsoever to go back to it, except if you want to show the White Walkers arriving and massacring everyone. That would be pretty satisfying; that little shit Olly needs to get his ass beaten.But the whole thing felt like a cop-out, and with absolutely no buildup to it (again, with so many things going on), there was no impact for me like say, during the Red Wedding.

Of course, Melisandre can and probably will bring him back, since Jon is too important to just write off. But that IMO, would be a mistake. It's like saying anyone can be brought back on this show, and that would completely cheapen things; where's the drama when you know resurrection is a possibility? It'd be like death in comic books: a joke. A friend of mine who's read the books started going off that maybe, just maybe, Catelyn Stark will come back, which infuriated me. It would completely negate the impact of the Red Wedding.

Still, plenty of good things out of tonight's episode: Arya getting bloody revenge on that pedophile creep was brutal; Tyrion taking over Meereen; Theon finally growing a pair. The emotional moment for me was Davos' heartbroken look when he learns that both Stannis and Shireen are gone. Now that was sad.

This season has felt more like table-setting for the next one, but I'm still on board. I really want to see where it goes from here. But they really need to kick things up a notch since at times S5 felt like it was spinning its wheels endlessly. But then again, that's the problem when you adapt a book series that's not even finished.

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9:24AM on 06/15/2015
IMO, Stannis not dead, maybe Brienne sees Sansa running through the forrest and stops the swing of her sword? Her and Reek probably landed on a pile of hay or snow or something even though they didn't make it seem like there was anything there. Jonny boy is coming back. Has to. Lord of Light isnt done with him, and neither are we. Where was Ghost?! I think that when the kalasar see's a dragon and then sees her riding it...well they might take interest.
IMO, Stannis not dead, maybe Brienne sees Sansa running through the forrest and stops the swing of her sword? Her and Reek probably landed on a pile of hay or snow or something even though they didn't make it seem like there was anything there. Jonny boy is coming back. Has to. Lord of Light isnt done with him, and neither are we. Where was Ghost?! I think that when the kalasar see's a dragon and then sees her riding it...well they might take interest.
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9:06AM on 06/15/2015
This was a great episode to end the season. I know this has been a "hit or miss" season for most. I personally thought it's been great and they did a great job of resetting the board after the War of the Five Kings.

Stannis - He had a rough go of it and in the end just had to face facts that he put his faith in the wrong person (or god if you will). After killing his own daughter at the orders of Melisandre, I don't have any qualms about him getting the shit knocked out of him on the
This was a great episode to end the season. I know this has been a "hit or miss" season for most. I personally thought it's been great and they did a great job of resetting the board after the War of the Five Kings.

Stannis - He had a rough go of it and in the end just had to face facts that he put his faith in the wrong person (or god if you will). After killing his own daughter at the orders of Melisandre, I don't have any qualms about him getting the shit knocked out of him on the battlefield. Even if it means the Boltons get to live another day.

Sansa/Theon - It was nice to see Sansa finally grow a pair and do something to try and help herself. I completely bought into Theon helping Sansa at this moment. The girl Ramsay is fucking on the side was going to start shooting arrows into her. Sansa gives her the speech about not being afraid of who Ramsay really is, it seemed to strike a chord with Theon moreso. Considering this storyline is completely different then the books, I'm curious to see how it will play out over next season.

Cersei - It was an intense moment seeing her walk through the city and have to face everyone's hatred. But you could tell that through all of it, she's already plotting the downfall of the High Sparrow and his horde. And now that she has the Mountain back, I assume next season will see the Kingsguard and City Watch march on the sept. Which would be a great fight scene considering the sparrows are only armed with sticks. I'd love to see all of them just get slaughtered by soldiers with swords.

Jaime - His storyline started off so interesting and just trailed off into nothing. It had a nice wrap up with him and his daughter coming to happy terms with the truth. And it's definitely sad that it ended with his daughters death. Not sure what this will mean for next season. Perhaps Jaime will be launching a war on Dorne? And Ellaria was never supposed to sit on the council, not sure where you got that from. Dorne's prince, the one that was arranged to marry Myrcella was supposed to go to King's Landing and sit on the council.

Tyrion - it will be interesting to see him and Varys ruling Mereen side by side. It will also be interesting to see Jorah back on Dany's side next season as he and Daario try to track her down.

Dany - with most of her army decimated after the events of this season. I'm predicting that she somehow gets the rest of the Dothraki she encountered at the end to join her again to even out her ranks. Regardless, it will be interesting to see what happens to her now that she's completely on her own without any of her inner circle to help.

Arya - I remember her going blind from the books, although it wasn't explained why. I'm assuming it's just the next step in her training. But seeing her kill Meryn Trant, holy shit! The rest of the people on her list better watch out!

Jon - Very unfortunate end for him. But I also don't think it was the end for him. Keep in mind that both Melisandre and Davos are back at Castle Black. I'm predicting that either Melisandre brings Jon back to life, or Jon gets revived as a wight but with full control of his senses (like Coldhands for the book readers on here). Jon is too important a characters to the end game of this story to be killed off. But something needed to happen to get him out of the Night's Watch as he clearly needs to start interacting with the other key players (Dany and Tyrion) in order to defeat the Wights and save Westeros.
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7:41AM on 06/15/2015
It certainly was set up for Melisandre to bring Jon back when she showed up at the last moment and her scenes with Jon this season were the most cryptic. We shall see. Also I think Stannis is still alive. Brienne still needs to get Sansa out or so she thinks and he could be useful as ransom or with his black magic. At least I hope so, he's my favorite even with all his bullshit.
It certainly was set up for Melisandre to bring Jon back when she showed up at the last moment and her scenes with Jon this season were the most cryptic. We shall see. Also I think Stannis is still alive. Brienne still needs to get Sansa out or so she thinks and he could be useful as ransom or with his black magic. At least I hope so, he's my favorite even with all his bullshit.
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6:06AM on 06/15/2015

You gave this a 10??? Really?

Mediocre episode and terrible finale. This season had exactly one good episode, and that was episode 8, the rest have ranged from suck ass to mediocre at best. This fell into the latter category. For a normal episode it might have been passable but for a finale it sucked sweaty donkey balls.

I said last week I thought I knew what was coming for Snow, but I hoped they would hold it off till next season because there was some great story with Wun Wun (the giant) and Snow. Sadly we get none of
Mediocre episode and terrible finale. This season had exactly one good episode, and that was episode 8, the rest have ranged from suck ass to mediocre at best. This fell into the latter category. For a normal episode it might have been passable but for a finale it sucked sweaty donkey balls.

I said last week I thought I knew what was coming for Snow, but I hoped they would hold it off till next season because there was some great story with Wun Wun (the giant) and Snow. Sadly we get none of that because the writers felt like rushing the shit out of season 5 to line up with the finale of the 5th book. Thats exactly where we leave off in the book with Snow dead...maybe. Martin has a tendency of going out of his way to say a character is dead, with Snow he bucked that trend and was purposely vague. With Melisandre showing up to the keep 5 minutes before Jon dies, it wasn't exactly a coincidence. But there is another possibility other than her bringing him back from the dead. It has leaked out that contracts wise for the show that Kit Harrington is not contracted for next season but is optioned for the final season. Thats probably as an in case Martin bring him back. However there is another theory going around because of Jon Snow's last word in the book "Ghost". In the books its hinted that all Starks have the warg ability. The ability that bran has to possess other creatures. Its hinted that wargs can technically live forever bouncing from host to host. Now its entirely possible that Kit is done with the show for now, but Jon Snow actually still lives and might be an entirely different actor or creature by the end. Maybe he even wargs into one of the Dragon's, thus fulfilling the primary theory that the 3 heads of the dragon are Dany, Tyrion and Jon.

I didn't expect the scene with Jaime and his daughter. I didn't remember her dying int he books, and I still don't know if she did. Didn't really care about the Cersei scene either. Half the time it looked like it was a body double with her cgi'd face on it. Also I like how they conveniently forgot to show what happened with the Tyrells. They let Cersei out but show nothing of the real Queen? The Arya fate I totally expected and played out right in line with the books save for the fact it was a different character she killed but no big deal on the change.

Stannis I'm glad died, it hadn't happened yet in the books, but I can see how this would be a truncated version of those events. There was a lot of wheels spinning when it came to Stannis just hanging out in the north waiting to fight the Boltons at Winterfell. I'm glad they sped it up and I'm glad he got his. ut fuck really? They had to have Brienne again kill a name in the show. When it comes to this show that character exists soley so they can trumpet female empowerment whether it happened in the books or not. I cannot stand her character in this show because that seems to be the motto the show runners are trying to do with her. Force her to look stronger than she was in the books, by changing the way situations played out and having her best some of the best fighters and commanders in the land whether it happened or not. That being said I'm happy as shit that cretin Stannis died and I'm happy he saw his wife committed suicide and his troops abandoned him before he ate shit.

The only thing I remotely enjoyed this entire episode was Tyrion and Vaerys reuniting and now having control over a city again. I'm not sure what will happen with Dany and the riders but I look forward to seeing Tyrion and Vaerys having some great dialogue. Other than this, shit finale of a mostly shit season. I'm not even sure if there is much to look forward to next season. I know I'm no where near as excited for it as I have been every prior season since watching the first episode. Shame really...
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4:44AM on 06/15/2015

Jon Snow You Didn't!!!

That sucked. One of my favorite characters dead. This show does this shit all the time, as soon as they build someone up as somewhat of a hero they kill them off. I am sick of it. I am done with this show......until next season. I can't help myself. Great finale. The last three episodes were epic.
That sucked. One of my favorite characters dead. This show does this shit all the time, as soon as they build someone up as somewhat of a hero they kill them off. I am sick of it. I am done with this show......until next season. I can't help myself. Great finale. The last three episodes were epic.
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9:07AM on 06/15/2015
Jon Snow isn't dead. Or, he is technically. But with Melisandre having shown up at the last minute, expect her to revive him from the dead and escape Castle Black with him.
Jon Snow isn't dead. Or, he is technically. But with Melisandre having shown up at the last minute, expect her to revive him from the dead and escape Castle Black with him.
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2:42AM on 06/15/2015
Good episode, terrible season finale. Come on, we should get some sense of closure somewhere. This felt like episode 6 or 7, not something to end things on.
Good episode, terrible season finale. Come on, we should get some sense of closure somewhere. This felt like episode 6 or 7, not something to end things on.
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2:50AM on 06/15/2015
Since when has anything been resolved in this series except when someone dies??? Every season has ended the same way.... Cliffhangers to make ya think about and wait 9 months til it comes back. It's not a CSI crime drama where the whole season is leading up to capturing the killer. Ha
Since when has anything been resolved in this series except when someone dies??? Every season has ended the same way.... Cliffhangers to make ya think about and wait 9 months til it comes back. It's not a CSI crime drama where the whole season is leading up to capturing the killer. Ha
5:08AM on 06/15/2015
You didn't get what I said. Every season has ended with some kind of closure except this one. Last season had an amazing ending. This season felt like a filler (more or less), and ended on complete empty. It's was like eating cheap Chinese food, it wasn't fulfilling and certainly isn't going to hold you over till the next meal. Every other season has been like a fine full course meal.
You didn't get what I said. Every season has ended with some kind of closure except this one. Last season had an amazing ending. This season felt like a filler (more or less), and ended on complete empty. It's was like eating cheap Chinese food, it wasn't fulfilling and certainly isn't going to hold you over till the next meal. Every other season has been like a fine full course meal.
2:20AM on 06/15/2015
I don't know where you saw ellaria was going back with them. Last week the arrangement was for prince trystane to go back to kings landing to keep the marriage intact and he was going to take oberyn position on the small council, NOT her, And he did get on the boat with them. Also, when do they skip out on showing the audience someone dying....especially a key person. Maybe stannis isn't quite dead yet and something happens. I think it's safe to say Jon snow doesn't really die. Whether
I don't know where you saw ellaria was going back with them. Last week the arrangement was for prince trystane to go back to kings landing to keep the marriage intact and he was going to take oberyn position on the small council, NOT her, And he did get on the boat with them. Also, when do they skip out on showing the audience someone dying....especially a key person. Maybe stannis isn't quite dead yet and something happens. I think it's safe to say Jon snow doesn't really die. Whether milisandre brings him back with the lord of light magic.... Or he wargs into ghost to save his soul...who knows. But there is still a few things unanswered about Jon snow. He won't die before those are answered... Bc if he dies, then no one would give a shit anymore to know who his real mother/father are. I think the season was great as the rest.... Not sure what's so disappointing about it, and why people are crying so much. It was the same as all the others, they all move slowly.... Just like the damn hobbit movies. I mean Christ, Robb stark left winterfell in season one and stayed in the same damn spot for 2 seasons before he freaking died. What was so slow/boring/different about this season???
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9:11AM on 06/15/2015
Agree with everything you said. There is no way Jon Snow is dead, or at least will remain dead. The character is far too important to the end game of this story to be killed off this soon. And the mysteries about his past have been built up to the point that they clearly have an impact on the overall story beyond Ned Stark once had an affair.

Also, if GRRM made it a condition of making the show that the producers answer the question: Who is Jon Snow's mother? Then clearly that's a very
Agree with everything you said. There is no way Jon Snow is dead, or at least will remain dead. The character is far too important to the end game of this story to be killed off this soon. And the mysteries about his past have been built up to the point that they clearly have an impact on the overall story beyond Ned Stark once had an affair.

Also, if GRRM made it a condition of making the show that the producers answer the question: Who is Jon Snow's mother? Then clearly that's a very important character that needs to be around to the end.
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1:20AM on 06/15/2015
Decent episode to a disappointing season. Hope next seasons better.
Decent episode to a disappointing season. Hope next seasons better.
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2:22AM on 06/15/2015
What was do disappointing about this season?
What was do disappointing about this season?
10:52AM on 06/15/2015
It was pretty dull.
It was pretty dull.
12:56AM on 06/16/2015
I just don't see it. Every season is like that. It's 8 episodes of tons of talk, in the same place, lots of build up... Then some crazy finish. Like I said before, Robb stark left winterfell in season 1, fought battles and dies in season 3.... Without ever moving from the camp. He was at the same place trying to get safe passage for 2 seasons. Lol. Every season is like watching a hobbit or lord of the rings movie. Characters are just trying to get some place.... Very very slowly. This is just
I just don't see it. Every season is like that. It's 8 episodes of tons of talk, in the same place, lots of build up... Then some crazy finish. Like I said before, Robb stark left winterfell in season 1, fought battles and dies in season 3.... Without ever moving from the camp. He was at the same place trying to get safe passage for 2 seasons. Lol. Every season is like watching a hobbit or lord of the rings movie. Characters are just trying to get some place.... Very very slowly. This is just better writing and more entertaining. I'm sorry you and so many thought it was dull... I just didn't think it was say different than previous seasons.
12:47AM on 06/15/2015

Jon snow

He will be brought back to life by melisandre for sure. No other reason for the show to have her show up there just in time for that to happen. Fantastic finale can't wait for next year.
He will be brought back to life by melisandre for sure. No other reason for the show to have her show up there just in time for that to happen. Fantastic finale can't wait for next year.
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12:58AM on 06/15/2015
I'm hoping for the same thing, especially when they've been hinting at Jon being the son of a Targaryen.

Danny says she's going to break the wheel, when the wheel is fine destroying itself.
I'm hoping for the same thing, especially when they've been hinting at Jon being the son of a Targaryen.

Danny says she's going to break the wheel, when the wheel is fine destroying itself.
12:24AM on 06/15/2015
Good episode overall. That looked like a cgi face on Cersei some of the time.
Sansa's jump in the snow was pretty high up considered the snow was shown to be melting a bit with the melting icicle. Just an eight month wait to next season.
Good episode overall. That looked like a cgi face on Cersei some of the time.
Sansa's jump in the snow was pretty high up considered the snow was shown to be melting a bit with the melting icicle. Just an eight month wait to next season.
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5:45AM on 06/15/2015
That was my thought too. He face didn't move right with the rest of her body and sometimes head. Actually it looked like her face shifted on he head a few times.
That was my thought too. He face didn't move right with the rest of her body and sometimes head. Actually it looked like her face shifted on he head a few times.
11:44PM on 06/14/2015
George RR Martin better finish Winds of Winter soon, 'cause that's pretty much the whole five books done.
George RR Martin better finish Winds of Winter soon, 'cause that's pretty much the whole five books done.
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