Game of Thrones is the best thing to happen to TV. I just wish it would last longer. With only two episodes left I won’t get my wish. I declare it the best because it really pulls you into the story. It makes you care for all the characters, whether you want to strangle them or comfort them. The biggest point is you can’t wait for the next episode. It kills me to have to wait a week to find out what happened to Arya, or Jon Snow or any of the other characters. I can’t think of any other TV show that makes me feel this way. So now on to what happened in The Prince of Winterfell
Robb (Richard Madden) is returning from a peace negotiation only to find out his mother betrayed him. Catelyn Stark (Michelle Fairley) has released Jamie Lannister in exchange for Arya and Sansa (Sophie Turner). Robb is not happy when he finds out telling his mother she has weakened their position when it comes to the Lannisters. He’s right but what’s a mother to do? She wants all her children free. Catelyn enlists the help of Brienne (Gwendoline Christie) to take Jamie (Nikolaj Coster Waldau) to King’s Landing. That should be an interesting trip but they didn’t cover it this episode. Robb consoles himself with Talissa (Oona Chaplin) because he doesn’t want to marry the Frey girl. Can’t say that I blame him, besides he’s not married yet let the boy have some fun.
Jon Snow (Kit Harrington) is not having a good day. He’s now the captive of the wildlings along with Halfhand. When Jon didn’t return the others came looking for him. Halfhand was captured and the others were killed. Jon feels guilty because it’s his fault that he couldn’t kill the girl. Halfhand comes up with a plan to get Jon to be a spy amongst the wildlings. He yells at Jon and tells him he got his brothers killed. I’m not sure if Jon wants to be a spy but what choice does he have the Nights Watch need to know what’s going on in the wildling camp.
I still think Arya (Maisie Williams) is the only one with good head on her shoulders. She’s smart and crafty. When she learns Tywin Lannister will be marching on her brother that night she goes looking for Jaqen H’ghar (Tom Wlaschiha). Only problem is she’s waited too long to give him the last name. Tywin (Charles Dance) has already ridden away. She confronts him demanding he kill Tywin. He says it’s too late and to give him another name. She ponders then says Jaqen H’ghar. He is not happy and demands she un-name him. She agrees only if he helps her escape with Gendry and Hot Pie. He agrees and tells her to walk out the gate at midnight. The three of them wait by the gate but there are guards stationed there. Gendry and Hot Pie want to know how they will get passed the guards. That’s a good question but Arya has faith, she walks towards the gates noticing that the guards are dead. Jaqen has kept his word letting Arya escape.
I’m in love with Tyrion (Peter Dinklage). He really knows how to play the game. When Cersei (Lena Headey) finds out that Joffrey (Jack Gleeson) will lead the men into battle she tries to blackmail Tyrion. She thinks she has captured his whore. Tyrion keeps his cool but you can see he’s relieved when he realizes Cersei has the wrong girl. It’s too bad for the one she does have because Cersei warns she will torture the girl if Joeffrey is hurt. I just love the fact that Cersei got it wrong. Later Joeffrey, Tyrion and Lord Varys are walking the battlements when Joffrey brags what he will do to his uncle. When he walks away both Tyrion and Varys just stare when Tyrion comments “Imagine Stannis’ terror.” Varys dryly replies “I am trying.” Both actors were great in this scene. Just by the expressions on their faces you know they think Joeffrey is an idiot. It was priceless.
Theon (Alfie Allen) is doomed to be disappointed. His sister finally arrives but not with the 500 men he requested. She calls her brother a fool because when he killed Brandon and Rickon he lost the only leverage he had with the people of the north. Now everyone wants him dead. She has come to take him home but Theon refuses to leave. Yara warns her brother not to die so far from the sea then leaves. Later Maester Luwin is walking through the courtyard when he sees Osha (Natalie Tena). She doubled back with the boys because she knew no one would look for them back at the Castle. Maester Luwin agrees it was the best thing. Osha asked who he thinks the boys were that Theon killed. Luwin suspects it’s the farmer’s sons. Osha tells him that they shouldn’t tell the boys but it’s too late, Brandon (Isaac Hempstead-Wright) has heard everything.
A few of the other characters were just given a quick appearance in this episode. Dany (Emilia Clarke) is still demanding her dragons. Sir Jorah (Iain Glen) will do anything for her and agrees to take her to the temple of the dead. Stannis (Stephen Dillane) offers Sir Davos (Liam Cunningham) the job of The Hand when they have taken King’s Landing.