Wow! Can you believe there are only three episodes left in Game of Thrones’ second season? It seems like the previous seven have gone by way too fast, right? But there is good news. The trailer for this week’s installment, “The Prince of Winterfell”, looks as though we are still in for one hell of a ride. In a quick recap of last week: Ygritte attempts to seduce Jon Snow and leads him into a trap; Ducksauce proclaims himself King of Qarth while Pyatt Pree tells Dany where to find her dragons; Arya gives me more gray hair in another stressful scene with Tywin, and Bran is possibly the latest tragedy in a long line of dead Starks. While last week’s episode was, in my opinion, a littlebit dull, I expect the next three to be filled with action, drama, plot twists, and everything else we love about the show/novels.
The trailer for “The Prince of Winterfell” has me giddy for the rest of the season. First of all, it starts off with the Lord of Bones a.k.a. Rattleshirt, whose name comes from the loosely tied bones he wears that rattle as he moves. I honestly didn’t think he would show up until the last episode, so I’m happy about that (Thank you book deviations!). As far as the title goes, if Theon is the Prince of Winterfell, I may just punch my TV. No, not really. But let’s just say I will be very upset. In addition, here are a few other notable scenes from the trailer: Tyrion warns Shae that there are people trying to kill him, Jorah tries to convince Dany to flee Qarth, Tywin is preparing to strike, Arya tells Jaqen she needs her last name killed immediately, and Robb is about to rain fire on Theon Greyjoy. Will Dany get her dragons backl? Will Arya name Tywin? Is Bran really dead? I hope we find out in this episode.
Official HBO Summary: At Winterfell, Theon receives a visitor and holds down the fort. Arya calls in her final debt with Jaqen in a way that displeases him. Robb is betrayed. Tyrion and Varys find common ground. Dany ignores Jorah’s advice. Stannis and Davos approach their destination, and Davos is offered a reward. Written by David Benioff & D.B. Weiss; Directed by Alan Taylor.
Where are Stannis and Davos going? A reward? I hope it’s not another shadow baby. (For Davos’s sake!)
I want to try something new and use the comments section as an open-thread to discuss tonight’s episode. Please try not to include any spoilers though. I’ll be checking the comments throughout the night and adding to the discussion as best I can. In addition, there will be a Tweet of the Week section in one of my upcoming articles. Tweet out your thoughts on tonight’s episode with the hashtag #watchthrones and you may get mentioned next week.