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Game of Thrones Season 5 Episode 4 : Sons of the Harpy | Spoiler-coated Review

THE POST CONTAINS SPOILERS!!!

Game of Thrones first episode came with a lot of surprises starting from the altered title track and the flashback scene to the dragons at the very end. Those wise souls who have read the books might have realized by now that the story-line has taken a slightly different course. Second episode sheds more light on the meandering story-line as it cuts through some vile games and witty resolutions. Episode 3 shapes up the outline of an amazing build up to a gut-wrenching climax. Read along as we take you through the important developments in the stories in the 4th episode.

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Did you see it? Were you as excited as us? Well then there’s nothing more to say. Finally, the moment we’ve all been waiting for. We’re going to Dorne this episode.

The Queen

The episode starts with Jorah procuring transport for him and his captive to the Queen. Which Queen? Oh come on that’s a silly question.

“Art is not a democracy. People don't get to vote on how it ends.”

– George RR Martin

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Jaime and Bronn are shown travelling to Dorne on a merchant ship (Excitement level = 999). Bronn, while educating Jaime about the Dornish ways, steps outta line, as usual, and hits a nerve.

The Dornish are crazy. All they want to do is fight and f***, f*** and fight. There’s nothing like a good fight to get you in the mood for f***ing. And there’s nothing like a f***-mad Dornish girl to clear your head for the next fight.

He gets Jaime all riled up about Tyrion as well. And then we see something fucked up. Jamie pledging to “split tyrion in half” the next time he sees him. Books readers were furious. The brother thats supposed to be pledging vengeance is the wrong one.

Boiling Cauldron

Kings landing is as grim as ever. Shitty politics. Old people. Mace Tyrell, as dumb as any man can get. Cersei Lannister on the other hand, has got tricks up her sleeves, slacks and god knows where else. Arming the Faith Militant’s was a move no one saw coming. It was as brilliant as it was simple. She created an army right in her backyard out of thin air. Kudos!

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You remember Margaery shitting on Cersei in one of the previous episodes. Well here’s to sweet Revenge. Loras Tyrell pays the price for Margeary’s actions. We see Lancel Lannister again. And all this leaves us with a gullible King. A manipulative Queen. And a cruel and cunning Queen mother. Oh and don’t forget a weirdly cool army of holy people without allegiance to anyone.

Lord Commander

At the wall, the new Lord Commander is busy doing his duties. Lady Melisandre, hot as ever. I mean that in all the ways you can think of. Literally, figuratively, metaphorically, objectively etc etc. One doesn’t need to imagine what would’ve happened had Jon snow accepted the priestess’ offer. But our hero, faithful and obligated, wins our heart yet again. Lady Melisandre quoting our favourite phrase gives us the creeps, but its music to ears all the same.


Cracks on the Stone

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As if this wasn’t enough to melt your hearts we see something we would never in our wildest dreams imagined would happen. Stannis Baratheon go mellow. We’ve seen him mad. We’ve seen him angry. We’ve seen him stubborn and we’ve seen him as a complete melodramatic fuck. But what we’ve never seen him is Loving.

The conversation he has with his daughter, Princess Shireen is something priceless. For those have not chosen an allegiance yet that was the last nail in your (…. something). The producers hit it hard. Go Stannis Baratheon, the one true king.

The Crypts of Winterfell

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Certainly take you back don’t they? And what are the odds of Sansa finding a feather at Lyanna’s tomb. We see Petyr Baelish recalling the story that ended the Targaryen dynasty. As much as we despise him for his past actions, we can’t stay mad at him for saving Sansa. And the plans he has for her. Wardeness of the North. Certainly has a nice ring to it. And then he had to spoil it. Scratch that. We still hate him.

The Flower and the Thorn

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Well all that hate turns to pure unadulterated joy as soon as you see the Dornish shores. Bronn surprises us by showing us another side of the ruthless sellsword that he is. And then the dance begins. Dornish riders, a sellsword and the lord commander of the king’s guard. Our love for Bronn only grows each day. He’s saved more Lannisters ass than I can keep count. But all that admiration goes to shit when we meet the sand snakes. (Jaws drops. Heart races. Eyes pop out.) That accent. That tan. And those weapons. Whip. Spear. If that doesn’t make you love them at first sight, I don’t know what will.

Midgety Brain at Work

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Tyrion. Oh our annoying little Lannister. Well as long as he’s using that big brain of his, it doesn’t matter who he annoys. At least we get to enjoy his beautifully delivered dialogues.

Sticks and Stones

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Speaking of fondness. Ser Barristan Selmy conjures the memory of Rhaegar for Queen Danaerys.

Open the goddam fighting pits before I piss myself

Mother of Dragons why you so stubborn? Speaking of resisting the system, Sons of harpy are growing quite bold. That moment when Ser Barristan unsheathes his sword, you know shit just got real. Never in the previous four seasons have we seen him use it. But the producers are evil cunts. Was killing 15 people(approx.) all by himself too much? If so they should’ve sent reinforcements; not badly wound one of the last great swordsmen alive. Grey Worm lives, we’re not stupid. We’ve seen him making out with Missandei in the trailers. That’s a no brainer.

Now that all 4 episodes are done, I would again like to call upon all the Russian guys out there. Please Please leak the next bulk of episodes.

I just can't see one episode per week. It kills me.

*Cries in a corner*
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