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Game of Thrones: Oathkeeper

Last week, some friends and I were talking about the most disturbing scenes in “Breaker of Chains.” A couple people expressed that the most disturbing scene was the Wilding telling the little boy,“I’m going to eat your dead mama. I’m going to eat your dead papa.”

And I thought, “Really?” That was more disturbing than the brother-raping-his-sister-next-to-their-son’s-corpse scene?

We’ve come a long way as a society when incestuous rape is more acceptable than talking about eating the dead. And by “come a long way” I mean, “Holy crap, what is this world we’re living in.”

Naturally, I was cringing the moment Margaery Tyrell crept into Tommen Lannister’s bedroom and I silently chanted, “Do not go there, Show….” until she finally ended it by planting a maternal kiss on his forehead.

That was the most tense I’ve ever been while watching Game of Thrones.

Other GoT Thoughts:

  • Daenerys has a fine line to walk with Grey Worm and the Unsullied. She’s going to have to be very careful to not be perceived as a master. That entire situation could go south very easily.

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  • I’m not particularly horrified by her treatment of Mereen’s citizens. Sorry, but they murdered children. At the very least, they had a hand in their murders by accepting the idea that people can be chattel. The people of Mereen had it coming.
  • Surprisingly, I can’t bring myself to hate Jamie Lannister, even though he raped his sister in the Great Sept of Balor. I’m not going to defend that act. I was, however, very moved by his last interaction with Brienne. I still want them to get married and snipe at each other for the rest of their lives at Casterly Rock.
  • I was cataloguing the remaining Starks and realized that I’d forgotten about Rickon again. John then said, “How much attention did you ever pay to Tommen? And now he’s king.”
  • Olenna Tyrell is a badass. I can’t wait to see her go up against Daenerys.

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  • Littlefinger is the most dangerous man in Westeros. He’s a man who wants everything and has little to lose. I still think this entire story is going to come down to Littlefinger and Varys: the good of the individual vs. the good of the realm.

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