'Game of Thrones' Recap: Season 6, Episode 3 - 'Oathbreaker'
Each week, Cole Swanson recaps the latest episode of Game of Thrones at Eight Screens. Spoilers ahead!
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First off, happy belated Mother's Day to the Mother of Dragons herself, Daenerys.
And you thought you had bratty kids! LOL
After last week's stacked episode, "Oathbreaker" slows things down a bit while still progressing the most interesting storylines of the season.
But before we get into the down-and-dirty this week, let's have a moment of silence for another Stark family wolf, Shaggydog.
RIP Shaggydog. I forgot you were still alive, but I am highly troubled by your passing.
Speaking of the Starks — Rickon's back! With the wilding girl! But they were captured and brought to the #1 sociopath in Westeros: Ramsay Bolton.
I don't know or remember much about the guy who brought Rickon and Osha to Ramsay, but his "fuck you" attitude toward the new Lord Bolton has me thinking he's either got a trick up his sleeve, or he's gonna be a treat for the Winterfell hounds sooner rather than later.
Jon's officially back among the living, and he's tied up all the loose ends at Castle Black — literally and figuratively.
Get it? 'Cause, like, he hung the people that stabbed him, and he also resigned from the Knight's Watch.
So now we've got two bastards in the North and only one castle. Not to mention news of Rickon's kidnapping is probably going to reach Jon somewhere down the road.
Get the beer and nachos, people. #BASTARDBOWL is nearly upon us.
A Ship Somewhere
Sam and Gilly are the worst characters on the show, so I'm not going to talk about them. NEXT!
Tower of Joy/The Deep North
In addition to the coolest sword fighting we've seen on the show, these scene provided us with new insight into Ned Stark.
As honorable as he was, Ned's not above lying. Bran claims the story he heard from his father about this little battle ended with him killing Arthur Dayne. Obviously, that's not how it actually played out.
So what else is Ned lying about, hmm? Maybe his bastard son, Jon, isn't really his kid at all.
I mean, with the sound of a baby crying in the distance during this scene, they're basically leaving nothing to guesswork with how things are going to play out.
Also known as "What filler can we pull together to keep people aware that this place is still a location that exists while Dany is off doing her Dothraki thing?"
Disappointing lack of dragons in this episode, too, IMO.
I guess all we found out here is that the weird scientist guy who brought The Mountain back to life is bribing kids with chocolate so they'll spy on people for him.
Oh, and Tommen might be the most easily influenced human being in all of Westeros. He is the most important piece in the psychological chess game Cersei and the High Sparrow are playing.
His final allegiance is still up in the air at this point, but watch next week to see how Margery's (his queen) involvement in the story will sway him. (Probably a lot.)
I guess there's just one final story, location, and character to talk about, and that's...
ARYA STARK. |ES|
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