Another week, another step along the long and winding road of Game of Thrones season 3. Another step on the "Walk of Punishment," if you will. Because that was the name of last night's episode. Get it? You get it.

Last night, stuff happened! Lots of stuff. Dark, dark stuff, mostly. Some funny stuff. I thought it was easily the best episode of the season so far, which was doubtless due to the fact that this was a lot of characters' second scene instead of their first scene. When you think about how this show has fragmented, it really does seem likely that by the end of the season we'll have had around 8-10 Jon Snow scenes, 8-10 Dany scenes, 8-10 Arya scenes… etc.

At least this week, they were all good scenes. I'm very much looking forward to seeing how they handle Theon's coming storyline, and have already got a good feeling about how Jaime's is going to play out, too. And nice to get some comedy from Tyron, both with him pulling his chair to the absolute opposite side of the room from his father and later with Pod displaying such mysterious skills in the boudoir that the prostitutes wouldn't take his money. (That scene, with Bronn and Tyrion pulling Pod up to the table, played as broader comedy than possibly anything else on the show to date, no? I didn't mind, but it stuck out.)

What did you all think? Are you feeling any better or worse about where this season is headed? Any stories you're particular excited about? Do you think we'll ever get to spend more than a minute or two with Stannis per episode? Do you share Luke's (perfectly rational!) love of Davos?


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