Game of Thrones Season 3 Episode 4: And Now His Watch Is Ended
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Game of Thrones Season 3 Episode 4 Recap
This episode matches the last one with more actions. The story doesn’t jump around everyone as well. We might not get to know about everyone but it gives us better “understanding” on the characters being shown. There is no Robb, Jon, Stannis, and Davos this time. This episode is for the ladies.
Let’s check out one of the badass ladies, Dany. She really turns everything upside down when she takes over the Unsullied by fire and blood, just as her family sigil. However, Dany is not a tyrant, as she only kills the slave masters and frees the slaves, as well as the Unsullied. She only asks for those who really want to follow her, which all of them do. She is very inspiring with her scene on the back of a white horse and when she stands with fire behind her back.
Meanwhile, another lady, Arya, is showing her boldness as well by calling the Hound murder. That way, he has to be in trial with the Brotherhood. The Hound, who actually is not a real murderer like his brother The Mountain, is still guilty for killing an innocent boy. Arya is brave enough to stand to The Hound, but the Brother’s leader, Beric Donderrian, is the one who will fight The Hound (in the next episode). Beric worships the Lord of Light. Jaqen Hagar also ever mentioned to Arya about The Red God, and Melisandre is the priestess of the god. Frighteningly, Varys also mentions (maybe) the same god to Tyrion when he talks about his castration. He mentions about a voice answering back from the light.
In this episode, Varys gains more time. He tells Tyrion about his revenge to his torturer, chats with Ros, and console with Lady Olenna. The Tyrells might not have an impressive motto but the ladies, Margaery and Olenna, has shown us powerful femininity that we rarely see in Westeros. Through the conversation between Olenna and Varys, Margaery tries to set up a marriage between Loras and Sansa, because if Robb wins the war, the Tyrells will tie to the Starks. Margaery is cunning after all. She can involve herself in Joffrey’s morbid talk and stand up to him, which Sansa can never does. She slowly makes him bend to her will, asking him to go before the people of the capital who scream her name. He sees that she is beloved, and so he is, to an extent. Cersei has to realize that she has lost her power, but Tywin reminds her that actually she never has. He emphasizes that he doesn’t trust her not because she’s a woman, but because she’s not as smart as she think she is.
In the North, Gilly and her son are able to run with Sam to escape the killing at Craster’s. He is finally dead, and so is Mormont. It’s clever for Sam to run and take Gilly and son with him. The Night’s Watch still doesn’t know that winter is really coming. This episode is excellent, but still, eleven stories in one hour are too much.