- Bran and Hodor. I'm very uneasy about Bran's power over Hodor. It's inherently not right, although, sometimes, it is a make-or-break situation and the end justifies the means. But when he had Hodor kill that man. Hodor's horror at what he'd done. I felt awful for Hodor. Hodor! And very disappointed in Bran.
Yeah, in the past I felt like possessing Hodor was a violation. Here he actually saved Hodor's life and all of their lives, so it didn't feel "as wrong" to me, but I wonder if at some point he won't think twice about it. It'll be interesting to see.
- Ah Varys, do you think he's making with way to Danerys?
Are they going east? Maybe.
I bet they run into Jorah, who is now a free agent.
- I don't get why Danerys freed the slaves, and when the slave came to her to tell him that he's lost his purpose, and if he could be allowed to sell himself again, back to his master, she allowed it? Why not create a system where he doesn't sell HIMSELF, but sells his skills, you know, paid work. It's not an either/or. I find a lot of Danerys' scenes awfully boring to watch.
It's not my favorite arc in the series at this point.
I don't think she's smart enough to just create a system off the cuff. She's an idealist, she focused on the way things SHOULD be versus being pragmatic about what CAN be done to make a flawed system better. Maybe she'll get better on that, the more she is challenged.
- Stannis is another snoozefest. He and his Fire Queen are a drag to watch.
Yeah, I don't even get what Davos is still there. That guy deserves a better king.
- A lot of the key players have left King's Landing. I wonder if the next season(s) will all take place in places other than King's Landing, before everyone returns once again, for the rightful one(s) to claim the throne.
I dunno, but the board really got upended here!