on game of thrones season 2 episode 6

I had hoped to write a mid-second season review of Game of Thrones last week, but the world outside the one-meter radius of my laptop somehow managed to get in the way, and now I find myself left with only the sixth episode to blog about and a sadness that might rival Tywin Lannister’s disappointment upon the birth of his son Tyrion the Imp.

But then again the Lord of Casterly Rock had no idea the Halfman would “grow up” to become such a fascinating creature and my regrets are nothing really more than just a lame attempt at an introduction. In other words, here’s a rundown of some of the most interesting stuff in Episode 6, listed by chronological order:

1. Joffrey Baratheon may have been a character designed primarily to elicit pure contempt. Theon Greyjoy, on the other hand, seems destined to be someone you couldn’t thoroughly hate only because he’s such a sad little person. In this scene where the turncloak tearfully beheads one of the Dwarflords of Middle-Earth Ser Rodrik Cassel, one can’t help but feel sorry for this poor boy who had to suffer so much from so many personal issues.

“Darn it. I was held hostage by a nice family for years and then my own squid of a father calls me a ‘doll’ in front of my little sis. If there were any shrinks in Westeros, I wouldn’t have to let this all out on you, you know.”
“Darn it. I was held hostage by a nice family for years and then my own squid of a father calls me a ‘doll’ in front of my little sis. If there were any shrinks in Westeros, I wouldn’t have to let this all out on you, you know.”

2. Many people have said it already and I will say it again with utter disregard for redundancy: this Arya Stark girl actress is beyond awesome. Where in the Seven Kingdoms did they get her? In this scene where Petyr Baelish arrives suddenly to Harrenhal to see Tywin Lannister, Arya does her best to make sure Littlefinger does not recognize her as the the other wolf pup who got away.

“Oh my gods. Petyr Baelish. Shit shit shit shit shit.”
“Oh my gods. Petyr Baelish. Shit shit shit shit shit.”

3. And then someone threw a lump of cow feces at Joffrey’s face. And Tyrion “kingslaps” him. I never knew I was capable of such gleeful laughter.

“OH NO YOU DIDN’T.”
“OH NO YOU DIDN’T.”

4. In the book series, Robb Stark falls in love with some girl he knocked up after some battle in the south—the Lady Jeyne Westerling, with her “chest-nut curls” and “heart-shaped face.” But the TV show’s writers apparently had a better idea and invented this mysterious Talisa of Volantis who works for the Red Cross. HBO thinks it’s a superior match for the King in the North, but Lady Catelyn Stark doesn’t seem to agree.

“Robb, my dear? I will hit your head if you do not stop ogling the young Mother Teresa.”
“Robb, my dear? I will hit your head if you do not stop ogling the young Mother Teresa.”

5. As for Ygritte the Wildling woman’s first appearance in the show, Jon Snow did look positively enchanted, which is just as well. I mean, who wouldn’t?

“You know nothing, Jon Snow. As for me, I know how to move my hips and I have this sort of sexy, breathy voice.”
“You know nothing, Jon Snow. As for me, I know how to move my hips and I have this sort of sexy, breathy voice.”

6. Now the only disappointment from the episode, I guess, comes toward the end, when the show’s writers made Osha buy her escape from besieged Winterfell by sleeping with Theon Greyjoy. That was a terrible, terrible thing to do, because in the books, Osha freed herself and the two Stark boys through sheer cunning and courage.

“They made Margaery Tyrell appear as if her feminine qualities were her only means for success. Why should I be any different?”
“They made Margaery Tyrell appear as if her feminine qualities were her only means for success. Why should I be any different?”

7. And then finally—and this isn’t part of the sixth episode—but listen to this little something and tell me that these kids are simply adorable. I will kill anyone who would say otherwise.

PS.  Don’t have a torrent of Game of Thrones Season 2 Episode 6 yet? Download it here.

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43 thoughts on “on game of thrones season 2 episode 6

      1. According to scientific study color blindness is sex-linked condition. Dirty, dirty mind, mine. 😀

  1. OMYGOD. After watching episode 6, this recap is so fucking awesome and funneh! Hahaha bet na bet yung I can move my hips and pinaka-naenjoy ko yung near cannibalism moment kila Joffrey, sana nakagatan man lang siya no?

    1. Oo nga e. Pero sa totoo lang, okay na yung binato siya ng tae ng baka. Hari siya, tapos binato siya ng tae. Sinampal pa ni Tyrion. Ang saya lang talaga ng episode na ito. Hehe.

      1. Parang gusto ko basahin yung libro na ayaw ko bilang feeling ko grabe sa haba ang mga corresponding chapters for a particular scene.

      2. I highly recommend the books, bilang ang daming hindi nasama sa TV series. Though hindi maganda ang epekto sa akin: may deadline ako sa trabahong hindi na-meet dahil sa kakabasa. LOL. 😀

      3. Taking delight on small (poetic) justices? What is this? The bleeding heart of a rebel? Or a revolutionary? Both?

  2. Season 2 last few episodes have been kind of lame. Game Of Thrones is beginning to lose its momentum. The best thing they can do is to have Calyce return to Westeros with her dragons and the real war for the iron throne begin. And I can’t wait for Rob Stark to cut the head off Theon Greyjoy- turncoat. The Stark family treated him like a son and how does he repay them? By capturing Winterfeld and killing a family friend. I Want to see Calyce’s dragons melt the walls of King’s Landing.

    1. I’ve been disappointed with several things in the second season, too, but overall I think they did a pretty decent job even if, as you said, the show may have been losing its earlier momentum and the hardcore feminist and religious might object to how the women were being translated into the screen.

      As for Robb, I wont spoil the show for you because we will know about him next season. And Daenerys’ dragons: I think they would take a looong time yet to become the war machines they’re destined to be. 🙂

      1. we actually got a glimpse via HBO but it’s in season 2 already. so it is pretty confusing. luckily, some officemates have the ‘stuffs’ in their storage drives.

  3. Robb knocked someone up?? So there’s a babyRobb! and heir somewhere out there? (I haven’t read the books, but I’m spoiled about the Red Wedding).

    1. Well, maybe “knocked up” is a little loose. But in the books, Robb married her (though not only) because they shared a bed together one night. As for a baby Robb…

  4. Argh I’m not up to date with my GoT! 😦 I really like the cast of the show mostly because they make you feel the way you’re supposed to feel about the characters. I love Arya ❤

    I can't wait to see who they cast as Roose Bolton

  5. putangina yang si George r.r. martin, pinapagastos ako nang di oras at inuubos ang mga oras ko sa trabaho. irerequired reading ko na lang sa mga pupils ko ang GoT ahahha

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