So, last week was the premiere of Season Four of Game of Thrones, and maybe I took too long waiting to watch it, but I finally did last night, so that I could watch episode two tonight, this is be a quick blog though, and I’ll probably get more in depth with each episode, but I think it’s fair to say that after last Sunday’s episode that in the words of Eric Cartman, this show “has warped my fragile little mind” (also, mild spoilers for those that have not read the books).
Now despite the break between seasons three and four, in a lot of ways it feels like we’ve never left Westeros. There were only a couple noticeable differences, Dany’s dragons are getting bigger, and so is Pod. Look at that guy, I had to double check that it’s the same actor, he seems so tall now. For most of the characters it felt like little had changed. The men at the Wall still don’t value Jon Snow enough, his half sister Sansa is still reasonably mopey (no one’s forgotten the Red Wedding yet have they), and Arya well… she did take a big step in becoming that loveable murderer! Yeah, I still think she’s loveable after getting her revenge, and getting Needle back.
The one person that things have changed the most for though, is Jaime Lannister, and here’s where I explain how the books, and the show have warped me.
You see, when I was reading the books and recommending them to friends, people were shocked (and possibly a bit disgusted) when I’d make a comment of praise regarding Cersei’s sibling with benefits. After all, he was a Lannister, and the Kingslayer, and Cersei’s lover, and as a result Joffrey’s father (by the way I feel like it’s a 50/50 if Joffrey would have turned out better if Jaime had raised him).
However, then there’s that tub scene in which he explains to Brienne why he killed the mad king, and shortly after he rescues Brienne for the second time. And slowly but surely we see just how honorable he can be.
So despite all of his flaws, yes even the disgusting ones I was actually a bit sad for him when his twin and lover told him that he “took too long” getting back to King’s Landing (because you know him being captured was totally what he wanted and all). I mean, did Sam say “you took too long” to Jon? Did Needle say that to Arya? I mean I know swords can’t talk, but if they could Needle would have been so excited! I mean the only reunion I want to see more for Arya is her and Nymeria.
Anyway, back to Jaime… I’m warped, I actually feel bad because Jaime Lannister’s sister is basically dumping him, and his only friend is Brienne, who’s guilt tripping him over the Stark girls.
(best moment of an episode took place in a whorehouse… I’m just going to accept that I’m warped and move on…)
Anyway, what was your favorite moment of the episode? Leave your thoughts in the comments!