‘Game of Thrones’ Returns with ‘The Wars to Come’: “The Freedom to Make My Own Mistakes is All I’ve Ever Wanted”

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Spoiler Warning: There are 7 Kingdoms worth of Spoilers in this review. If you haven’t caught up yet, go get some more wine in the kitchen with Cersei

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Game of Thrones is back and all the feels are alive and well.  ‘The Wars to Come’  begins with a Cersei Lannister flashback as she remembers going into a witch’s hut on her father’s property as a child and demanding her fortune to be told. This sequence works as a great flashback to events that have come and gone in the series, while equally foreshadowing more deaths on the way.  As Cersei wakes from her memories, she arrives at the Sept where her Father’s body is build held. Jamie Lannister watches over the body while he tells Cersei their time in power is rapidly coming to a close. Tyrion is carried from his crate to a distant isle with the help of Varys, who is risking his life not for Tyrion but for the fate of the Seven Kingdoms. He feels Westeros only hope is in the form of Daenerys Targaryen and he wants to take Tyrion to her to convince her to come and take the Iron Throne. Daenerys is undergoing growing pains of her own as she struggles to rule the kingdom she took over in Season 4. One of the Unsullied is killed in the night while visiting a brothel to cuddle and one of her dragons is missing. She admits she doesn’t think she can control the dragons any longer. At the Wall, Jon Snow struggles to get his men ready to fight the White Walkers. His real challenge is to get Mance Rayder, the King Beyond the Wall, to submit to Stanis Baratheon is order to find mercy. Mance will not kneel to another and prepares for the consequences. Margaery Tyrell breaks up her brother’s sexcapades in the interest of dinner, but the quick back and forth with her sibling indicates neither really wants to be stuck in Westeros while waiting for power. Petry Baelish struggles to get the son of Lord Arryn up to snuff in the realm of fighting, but it isn’t going as well as hoped.

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We didn’t see Arya in this episode and the creep out factor of knowing that the child Lord Arryn is 13  and unable to do anything for himself (factor in his mom still breast feeding him and it gets freaky).  Jon Snow is still facing consequences for his time with Ygritte and Melissandre is still 20 lbs of crazy in a 5 lb sack.  Cersei’s wardrobe, as always, is on point.  Now all we have to do is wait for next Sunday.

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Also, I’m just getting my mom into Game of Thrones…and this happened tonight.

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