- Tyrion/Peter Dinklage was the episode's MVP proving that (for once) the Academy chose wisely Emmywise. Dinklage just gives off a huge range of emotions at once.
- I love how they've written Stannis. The scene in which he nitpicks certain details of his letter shows us exactly who he is. Honest, but tactless and stubborn to a fault.
- I also particularly loved Cersei's scene with Littlefinger. Littlefinger isn't wrong... knowledge IS power... but Cersei also has a great point. There is only so much knowledge can do without the ability to act on said knowledge.
- Melisandre was a kind of a letdown. As pointed out to me by Darque, she was underplaying the part to the extent that it came off as slightly bland. I was particular disappointed by her would be poisoning. I don't know if that was due to the acting or because of the sudden/fast development of the Dragonstone plot, so I'm going to reserve judgement until I see more of her. The whole glowing amulet thing was also somewhat unclear, which might have an directorial issue.
- Bran is a huge boss. He's all BITCH PLEASE, DON'T GO DISRESPECTING MY BROTHER *verbally skewers men decades older than him and has wolf dreams*.
- Speaking of wolf dreams, MOAR DIREWOLVES!
- Speaking of people the direwolves might want to eat, less Ros: The Whore.
- Speaking of sexual deviants, is it just me, or was Cersei suddenly a LOT more compelling than in Season 1? At first, I thought that she just had a prettier wig on... but methinks that the character has been slightly retooled at both the level of acting AND writing. She's less cold and calculating and more of a kettle about to boil over with all of the subtlety of MY USE OF THE CAPS LOCK BUTTON!
Episode 1: Full Review - 7.75/10.0
Episode 2: (Darq's) Recap/Review - 8.25/10.0
Episode 3: 8.75/10.0
Episode 4: 8.50/10.0
Episode 5: 9.00/10.0
Episode 6: 9.25/10.0
Episode 7: 9.00/10.0
Episode 8: 8.75/10.0