‘Game of Thrones: The Prince of Winterfell’ Review

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Love was in the air this week in the world of Game of Thrones. It was a fairly quiet hour that served as a perfect prelude to what is to come in the last two episodes of the season.

The Prince of Winterfell was another fantastic episode of this fantastic sophomore season. While there may not have been one huge event to make this episode standout, everything happening was compelling.

Naturally, the best parts of the episode took place at King’s Landing. Every scene where Tyrion and Cersei simply talk and sip wine is fantastic. But this week, Cersei had a threat for her imp of a brother. She thought she had caught Tyrion’s girlfriend, but she caught the wrong girl. Of course Tyrion handled this with his sharp mind, but the best part was what followed where we saw Tyrion express how much he loves his girlfriend. As he prepares for battle, Tyrion still manages to be the most dynamic character on the show. Next week, Stannis will land at King’s Landing, and things could spell doom for some of the Lannister clan.

Another eventful cluster of characters this week was Robb Stark and his men. After Jaime was able to convince Mama Stark that both her daughters were in custody at Harenhaal. Sadly, she was arrested by her own son. But Robb had some positive things happen this week to as he finally got together with that girl that has been hanging around his camp. But this romance has honestly felt a little forced from the beginning.

Speaking of the Starks, Arya had a great story this week. She missed out on her chance to kill the head honcho Lannister, but her panic was fantastic to watch. Luckily, she found a way to escape once and for all from Harenhaal.

Picking up from last week’s cliffhanger, Theon’s sister came and basically spat in his face at his decision to kill the young Stark boy. But, as I suspected, he was revealed to be alive in the episode’s end.

Jon Snow continues to frustrate me as a viewer as nothing really seems to be happening behind the wall. That changed briefly with the strange girl he met and held captive alone. But this week it was back to very little happening.

Despite this, however, The Prince of Winterfell was a nice slowdown episode before the big battle next week. Some relationships developed and the war is looming, which is fine since the the last few have been pretty epic. Can’t wait for next week though. (8.5/10)

 

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