Some acts felt like retribution, others like sheer misfortune. Regardless, there was not a smile to be found in all of Essos or Westeros on Sunday evening.
Chang, who was highlighted with flashbacks this episode, has grown from a verbally disinclined background character with substantial upper lip hair to a verbally disinclined but fully realized character with actual business.
The flashbacks for episode five feature Flaca in all her goth glory, and as her mother prepares to sew a Calvin … More
After Bible lessons from Sister Ingalls and a “hetero” makeover by Sophia, Boo meets with the Reverend of Pennsatucky’s bankrolling church to find her way onto the payroll.
Perhaps the first several times she delivered that monologue, she almost believed it herself, but this time she was hardly trying to be sincere.
She tells Alex the truth, and when Alex flips out Piper is momentarily gratified in her little white lying. She may as well have said, “Look! This is what happens when people know the truth! They get mad at me!”
Pennsatucky’s flashback was almost hilarious, if not for the waterboarding-your-kid-with-Mountain-Dew-to-get-government-assistance part.
An audible gasp was heard throughout the country at exactly 9:46 PM.
Not to undermine the badassness of the second half of that episode, but an equally as thrilling, if not substantially more quiet, scene also took place: Tyrion and Daenerys had a chance to talk.
“I put an arrow through his heart,” says Jon, to the dismay of the room full of people who already hate him. (Someone seriously needs to take a public speaking class. Maybe some context would be beneficial, Lord Commander?)