Episode one of season five was really intense and gave a brilliant start to the new series of Game of Thrones, it was action packed and exciting and gave me a really good chance to catch up with all the main characters in the story after a short break.
Tywin Lannister is found murdered in the bathroom, which means his son and daughter are now allowed to run the kingdom. They have to create smaller councils to help maintain the peace within the kingdom. Watching the politics of the towns future being decided is a really interesting element of this episode
Cersei tells Jamie to go to Dawn and get their daughter back, he agrees and makes plans to although he is aware that this could cause a lot as trouble as she is already promised to the prince of Dawn, this helps to add another dimension to the story line, making the episode even more exciting.
The Harpies begin to kill the unsullied through means of assassination due to unrest that has been caused by the abolishment of slavery and the closure of the fighting pit, meaning people in the town feel bored and as if they are having to much taken away from them because of the Dragon queens new rules.
John Snow is ordered to convince Mansraider to bend the knee to prove loyalty to Stanis Baratheon or to burn at the stake, John fails to persuade Mansraider, so they take him and tie him to a stake and burn him, just before he dies John Snow fired an arrow in to his chest, to prevent him from feeling too much pain as he died.
As the Wildling king is now dead, Stanis is hoping he can take over their army although the wildlings don’t want to join with his men.This part of the story really helps me to imagine living within the culture of those people, and these scenes were really full of suspense.
The scene in the tavern shows a dispute taking place because the oath that was set by catelyn Stark before she died hadn’t been fulfilled leading to Pod and his mistress having to flee on horseback, the scene when they are being pursues by Little Finger and his men is really exciting and dramatic.
The episode ends with Daenerys entering a cave under the pyramids, where her dragons are kept she gets a little upset because they are being difficult to get under control. She leaves them upset and begins to climb the pyramid, she meets the big dragon, Drogon, and tries to stroke his nose, but as he is aggressive he flies away. This makes a really effective ending and I was pleased to see them as the dragons are one of the best parts of the Game of Thrones Show.
Episode one of season five is really well made as it leads on perfectly from where episode four ends and helps to explain a lot of the background while still paving the way for future story lines to unfold, I can’t wait to watch the rest of season five.
You can watch or rewatch this episode at Gotepisodes. They actually have most of the episodes available to watch for free. Which is amazing, but the videos are low quality compared to HBO.