Game of Thrones, the popular HBO franchise based of George RR Martin’s novels A Song of Fire And Ice, has reached season 6 recently. In turn, we here at Lucky Mint will give off our impressions of each episode every week and what our favorite moments are.
We will be going fully into spoiler territory here, so Spoilers Below!
Episode 8, No One, was one of the best episodes in a very strange way, reflecting how weird this show has become.
Think about this with me for a moment as you read the breakdown of the episode; how did you feel about Jamie Lannister, Cersi Lannister and The Hound back in season one?
The episode opened with The Hound walking around all horror movie villain-esque, axe in hand, as he cut through several bystanders trying to find the Brotherhood Without Banners murderers who massacred the village.
Definitely without much tact, it is odd to see The Hound going on a revenge run for his dead “friends” (?), I’m curious to see the change in him that Ray had mentioned last episode.
Down in King’s Landing, Cersi chose violence when the sparrows came to take her to the septon, allowing The Mountain to eliminate one of the ones attempting to take her.
It’s strange that even though Cersi has done so much shit on this show, I’m happy to see her stand up to the sparrows, and in a greater sense, the High Sparrow.
Sadly, it won’t last long as King Tommen declared trial by combat outlawed across the seven kingdoms, meaning Cersi and Loras must face the wrath of the high sparrow.
At Riverrun, Brienne had met up with Jamie and had devised a plan to spare the bloodshed on both sides by convincing the Black Fish to come fight north with her against Ramasay Bolton.
Unfortunately, the Black Fish declined her offer and forced Jamie’s hand, releasing Edmure to take back Riverrun.
Seeing the Frey and Lannister banners fall down the walls of Riverrun was kind of gross feeling, not so much the Lannister banner, but the Frey banner getting another victory just made me wish death even harder on Walder Frey.
The subtle wave between Brienne and Jamie was nice to see, I’m thankful we didn’t have to see the two actually fight each other… for now at least.
To the East, Arya had a rough go at another run in with the Waif after being a run in with the actress, Lady Crane, who fell as well.
Thankfully, she was able to corner the Waif and take her much needed victory after getting Needle and using the power of the dark to assure her victory.
Her step out from the Faceless Men was chilling as well, with Jaqen accepting the fact that she won and is going home as a girl with a name.
Over in Meereen, Tyrion bid farewell to Varys as he left for what I assume to be Westeros. Sad to see Varys leave for the season (most likely), but I just want to see where the Spider is headed next.
Tyrion, Grey Worm and Missandei shared one of my favorite moments of the season with a toast to Daenerys and some jokes shared with a cute laugh from Missandei that made my heart flutter.
We don’t see too many of these moments in Game of Thrones but when they do, I love to see the interactions.