Season 5, Episode 6 – Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken
Another jam-packed episode of Game of Thrones aired yesterday, May 17th. Game of Thrones is dark and disturbing even in it’s lightest moments but last nights episode reaches new, horrific depths. Let’s give a run through of some of the things that happened…
Arya (Maisie Williams): She becomes annoyed and impatient with having to scrub dead bodies with very little information as to what they’re for. Jaqen pushes her in another round of Game of Faces and, yet again, she loses. Later on though, Jaqen takes her to some creepy underground lair filled with dead people’s faces. Arya is one of my favorite characters on the show and as much as I love seeing her learning from Jaqen, I miss her rapport with The Hound!
Queen Margaery (Natalie Dormer): Cersei grows even more jealous of King Tommen’s relationship with his wife and orchestrates a trial to call into question Ser Loras’s sexual preferences. Margaery is called to testify against her brother, denying the claims that he has had any sexual relations with men. Olyvar is then brought into the room and undermines the denials with some compelling information about a birthmark on Ser Loras’s thigh. So now both Margaery and Ser Loras are going to be punished “accordingly”.
Tyrion (Peter Dinklage): Tyrion, as we all know, was being held captive by Ser Jorah…but now they’ve BOTH been taken prisoner by pirates! The pair of them were in danger of loosing their lives until Tyrion talked his way out of it. He’s such a charming character…and quick thinking…so I’m sure he’ll find his way out of their custody soon enough!
Jamie (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau): Jamie and Bronn spot Mycella and make their move to rescue her. At that exact same moment the Sand Snake warriors show up to capture her as well! After a bit of fighting, the guards of House Martell show up, out numbering everyone.
Lord Baelish (Aiden Gillen): One word – backstabber! He heads to Kings Landing and requests audience with Cersei. He tells her about Sansa’s wedding to Ramsay, conveniently leaving out the fact that he arranged it. Instead he plays it up as if the Boltons have betrayed her, all the while pledging his own allegiance and – again – asking to be named Warden of the North.
Sansa (Sophie Turner): Prepare yourself, because this girl can’t catch a break and everything involving her this episode was cringe worthy. We cheered when King Joffrey died and she finally had some relief but she wound up with Ramsay – someone who is equally, but differently as disturbed and evil as Joffrey! This episode we watched Miranda attempt to intimidate Sansa while she was bathing her. We watched her look at Theon with absolute disgust as he asked to take her arm and walk her down the aisle. We watched her cold and dark wedding ceremony in the night lit eerily by lines of candles. Then we saw the newlywed couple back in Ramsay’s chambers where he viciously attacked and raped her while forcing Theon, who used to be like a brother to Sansa, watch from the door. Hindsight being 20/20…she should have stayed with Tyrion.
We can only hope that in coming episodes she can find her voice and a bit of strength and put the Bolton’s in their place – the ground!