Whatttuppp. It’s ya boy Nick From NY touching base with y’all as the weekend wraps up and we prepare to bend over and take it in the tush from Monday (Hope everyone had a nice Mothers Day). In the meantime, I figured I could spit some real and provide some thoughts heading into Episode 3 of Season 6 of Game of Thrones. Peep ma quick primer that I did before last week’s episode here.
First: I hope all of you have following ma boy The MD’s recaps and previews of every Game of Thrones. The MD is No Filter Network’s resident doctor always ready to spit the realest diagnosis out there. Peep his recap of Episode 2 here and preview of Episode 3 here.
Alright, let’s swan-dive into this shit (just as The MD does, I’ll be breaking shit down from not only the episodes itself, but also the “Previously on GoT” and “Next on GoT” snippets:
#1) It was nice to see Robb Stark’s sexy ass during the “Previously” segment heading into Episode 2. I miss that man. Such a bossanova. I also miss seeing Robb’s wife’s exquisite breasts.
#2) I have a full on chubby about what we will most likely see transpire within Bran’s storyline during Season 6. After not getting to see any of Bran’s storyline at all in Season 5 (because writers blew through his story way too fast relative to the source material), the oldest living son of Catelyn Stark is back, baby. Relative to the books, the GoT show still has a bit of catching up to do. But that “catching up” involves much more of what we saw in Bran’s first episode back. There are some dope flashbacks and histories of Westeros that are revealed during Bran’s time with the Three-Eyed-Raven. Expect to see some more of these dope insights.
Speaking of which, it’s about damn time the GoT show writers gave us a legitimate flashback. One of the main reasons that the book series is so much better than the television adaptation is the flashbacks and stories of the past that characters tell. HBO has done a shitty job of incorporating this element of ASOIAF into the series so far. Flashbacks and history are great because it gives increases gravitas to the existing characters and their cultures, while also allowing viewers to decipher between real foreshadowing, and false hints / red herrings. So yeah, GIVE ME MORE LYANNA STARK.
Sidenote: I loved the following line that the Three-Eyed-Raven said to Bran:
“It is beautiful beneath the sea. But if you stay too long, you will drown.”
#3) I’m interested to see what’s in store for Meera Reed. Now that Jojen is dead (in the show) and Bran is undergoing his training, what’s Meera’s role going toward? Well, despite the lack of transparency, it seems this might be a solid storyline based on what the one Child of the Forrest told her during Episode 2.
#4) As we covered last week, it looks like we might be getting a more vengeful and badass Jamie in Season 6 (not that he hasn’t always been a boss). Tension is rising like the motherfucking tides between The Kingslayer and the High Sparrow. The High Sparrow’s facial expression after showing Jamie just how much power he possess after that standoff in the sept was basically a straight up “bitch” / “pussy”.
Sidenote: Can we get like one quick scene per episode where Cersei’s Mutant Mountain easily kills someone with his bare hands? So damn funny.
#6) Add Tyrion’s entire storyline in this episode to the list of iconic moments in his “discography” of dopeness. I’ve wanted Tyrion’s to be a dragon rider since reading Book 3 (Season 3-4) and feel he is almost destined to do so. I’m hoping this is a step in the right direction.
Sidenote: Did we get the best Tyrion line of all time last week with this gem:
“That’s what I do. I drink, and I know things.”
#7) That Ramsey Bolton… He’s a real psychopath, huh? Listen, as fucked up and insane as Ramsey’s actions were during Episode 2, we didn’t really learn anything we didn’t already know about the Bolton Bastard. To be honest I’m kind of disappointed that Ramsey took out Roose this soon. I was hoping the conflict between the two would marinate for a few more episodes and ultimately culminate in a badass showdown. Oh well.
Sidenote: While I am no Bolton fan, I’m no doubt going to miss Roose. He was a cold and cunning fuck, but he technically played the game of thrones “the right way”. Roose was devoutly loyal to Ned. Following Ned’s death and Robb’s questionable decision-making, Roose took up the Lannisters on an offer. I’m interested to see how quickly Ramsey fucks everything up. Roose’s ability to stay calm and collected while also being a treacherous fuck was definitely underestimated.
#8) Make that 2 episodes in a row now that Sansa Stark is in safe hands!!! Woot woot. #WATTBA
Sidenote: I had a bittersweet moment of happiness when Brienne described the last time she Arya to Sana. I miss getting to witness the amazingly badass sitcom known as “Arya and The Hound”.
#9) It’s about damn time Balon Greyjoy died. The dude fucking hit the dust at the end of Book 4. Considering HBO hadn’t shown the death yet, I was beginning to worry the show would skip his death and the entire Iron Islands storyline. The storyline features some of the most badass characters the series has to offer, who also have the potential to have a serious impact on the key storylines going forward. That’s for another day though. For now, all I have to say is, KINGSMOOT!!!!!
#10) I don’t have a thing to say about Jon Snow’s resurrection, courtesy of Mellisandre. It was telegraphed halfway through Book 5 and it was just a matter of time before everyone’s favorite hero returned to life. Basically, it went down just as I expected, with Ghost by his side. Now that Jon is back, the fun really begins! I expect it to go down exactly just as it is foreshadowed in the book. Don’t wanna ruin anything for y’all though so I’ll be nice.