A ton of stuff went down on Game of Thrones Season 5 Episode 6, but I think the biggest surprise for me was Lady Olenna taking Cersei at her word about the inquest. What?!?
Jaime and Bronn finally arrived in the Water Gardens and battled the Sand Snakes. Looks like Ellaria and her girls are in trouble.
Speaking of trouble, Tyrion and Jorah's road trip was cut short by slavers. Will they ever reach Meereen?
I've found myself growing more and more impatient this season with storylines that don't resolve themselves. I'm sure I'll look back on Game of Thrones Season 5 and think, dude patience is a virtue, but right now I feel like Arya did cleaning those bodies, wondering where they're taken.
Hey, at least that's one question we got answered tonight. I wasn't exactly following the game of lies, since Jaqen H'ghar struck Arya for telling the truth.
However, once she lied to the sick little girl and ultimately killed her, I understood he didn't want Arya's truth. I wasn't sure what to make of the Hall of Faces other than it was creepy as hell. Why collect the corpses heads and display them there?
Arya made some progress, though apparently she is not going to become No One. It's all way too cryptic for me, so if you're clear on the matter please enlighten me in the comments below.
A girl is not ready to become No One. But she is ready to become Someone Else.Jaqen H'ghar
What was clear this week, was that Tyrion just set Jorah up as a combatant in Dany's Fight Club. I was wondering what that initial meeting would be like, and it seems Jorah fighting in the pits is a great way to go about it. Still, I want that face-to-face between Daenerys and Tyrion already; it's driving me mad!
Littlefinger was up to no good (as always), but his ultimate goal made much more sense. He wants Stannis and the Boltons to fight it out, then he'll swoop in with the Knights of the Vale to take Winterfell. Is he really not after the Iron Throne, rather the position of Warden of the North? That seems rather odd to me.
Either way, we all know Cersei can't be trusted. Look at what she pulled on Olenna Tyrell.
The High Septon has called for an inquest, not a trial. Just a small hearing to determine whether the charges against Loras have merit. Which I'm sure they don't. Loras will be freed, our happy alliance will continue. And we'll forget this unfortunate conversation ever happened.Cersei
As I mentioned at the top, I was shocked Lady Olenna believed a word coming from Cersei's mouth. It was pretty obvious Ser Loras would deny his relationship with Renly. However, when Queen Margaery lied under oath, I realized what was going on.
Before the doors even opened, I knew Olyvar was about to enter the room and the Tyrell sibling's fate would be sealed. It all played out quite brilliantly, with the young king unable to lift a finger to help his wife.
Cersei is infuriating, sure, but you have to hand it to her, she gets things done. When will someone get the better of her, though? Will the High Sparrow outsmart Cersei this season?
It was nice to see that Trystane and Myrcella have a genuine affection for one another. All these arranged marriages seldom work out, but this young couple seemed to have fallen for one another.
I was pleased that Jaime and Bronn finally arrived in Dorne, but the damn Sand Snakes attacked, prolonging Myrcella's rescue attempt. Prince Doran had Ellaria and her girls arrested. He appears to be on the young couple's side, but time will tell.
They make a lovely couple. A Lannister and a Martell, they have no idea how dangerous that is.Prince Doran
Myranda is just plain creepy, and it was great to see Sansa assert herself saying, "I am Sansa Stark of Winterfell. This is my home. And you can't frighten me." I felt really proud of her in that moment, didn't you?
Of course, then came the most uncomfortable wedding in the history of the Seven Kingdoms and Ramsay's first abusive move toward his new wife. I'm sure I'm not alone wanting that evil little bugger dead. I was surprised to hear Theon say his name, and it gave me hope he'll help Sansa at some point. Sure, she hates him, but I have no doubt she will grow to hate Ramsay even more.
The lesser of two evils, right?
What did you think of "Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken"? Did the Hall of Faces surprise you? What about Ser Loras' inquest? Were you shocked Queen Margaery was arrested for perjury?
Will Prince Doran welcome Jaime and allow him to take his "niece" home? Your turn guys, please share your thoughts on tonight's installment in the comments below.
NOTE: Game of Thrones Season 5 Episode 7 is titled “The Gift” and airs on Sunday, May 24.