The man himself, George R.R. Martin, wrote last night's table-setting episode of Game of Thrones. What'd you think?
We checked in with almost every character, though the episode didn't feel as rushed as some of the stuff in the early goings did. Most likely that's because each story has worked up a decent head of steam, so the scenes we did get to see were each satisfying. I particularly liked the pair of throne-approach moments, as Tywin made physical his easy ability to intimidate his grandson the King and Dany sat on her chair, every bit the unstoppable Mother of Dragons. Some gorgeous shots in this episode, as well, including the one up top, of the wrecked ships outside of King's Landing.
I do have to say, though maybe I'm in the minority, that I was a little unsatisfied with Brienne and Jaime's fight against the bear. As is usually the case on Game of Thrones, the actual action was less exciting than the subtext, but I was hoping for something a little more exciting. Though as Luke pointed out, considering their TV budget, they did okay with the bear fight.
A solid, functional episode that set up the run to the season finale. As always, for a more in-depth look at the episode, check out Charlie Jane's recap over at io9. What did the rest of you think? Feel free to talk games, thrones, or anything else, here or over at TAY.