Game of Thrones continued its trend of killing characters off left and right with ‘Home’ but I think it’s safe to say that the ending of the episode is really what we all wanted to see. While death seems to be chasing every single one of our characters, this episode produced one of the most satisfyingly tense scenes yet with Melisandre working her magic in order to change fate. Things are setting up nicely for a showdown at Castle Black between the Night’s Watch, the Wildlings and the Boltons but a certain Lord Commander will likely have the final say with respect to the outcome of this impending battle.
Oh, and did I also mention that there were giants and 8-feet tall zombie knights? Yup, this was an all-around epic hour of television and Game of Thrones is continuing to prove that it’s the best show out there. Many old characters made triumphant and tragic returns. First, we caught up with Bran who returned to the action after taking last season off to learn some tree magic and it looks like it will open up a major new element to the show. Bran can now travel through time and I think we’re going to see a lot more flashbacks now that he’s unlocked his new super power. I also was ecstatic to see the Greyjoys and Pyke, even if things didn’t go as planned for old Balon. That scene was just another awesome moment to add to the list of iconic scenes. Plus, we were finally introduced to Euron Greyjoy, a mysterious character from the books who has already made a “splash” at Pyke.
Melisandre appears to be a lot more powerful than we ever could have imagined. I was hoping we would start to learn more about her history considering she’s been around for a really long time, but watching her perform that ritual makes me believe that she will be a major player once the white walkers start travelling to the Wall! Once again, so much happened during ‘Home’ and Dany, Jorah and Daario didn’t even show up for the festivities.
It’s time to raise the dead…but please, whatever you do, don’t shoot a giant with an arrow. Enjoy the review, fellow Westerosi!