Game of Thrones (6/5)
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|Mon, 06-06-2011 - 11:21am|
Imagine if you're at lunch chatting with co-workers and all of a sudden a bunch of sword-wielding psychotics rush into the break room and start killing everybody. That's the feeling we get in these chaotic opening scenes of Game of Thrones Episode 8, "The Pointy End," which pick up right where we left off as the Lannisters purge the Stark household from Kings Landing with extreme prejudice.
This week, all hell broke loose: There were direwolf attacks, sword fights, deaths, zombies (!) and full-frontal Hodor (!!). And for a show that can often seem disjointed due by having so many storylines unfolding in different locations, this was the most cohesive episode we've seen yet, as the entire realm was impacted by Ned Stark being arrested for treason.
At King's Landing: Sansa is taking a stroll with her Septa when they hear the sound of fighting and death down the hall. I half expected her oft-abused Septa to say, "Hey Sansa, why don't you go see what that's all about?" as she takes off the other direction. But no. Her Septa kindly warns the girl to run and then walks right up to the big soldiers, looking like some kind of sacrificial Obi-Nun Kenobi. We don't see what happens next, but since we're told later all of Starks' household were killed, we can probably assume she didn't make it.