Instant reaction post: “Game of Thrones” S5, Ep3 ‘High Sparrow’

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April 28, 2015 by Hope W.

Tommen and Margaery Tyrell in 'High Sparrow'

Tommen and Margaery Tyrell in ‘High Sparrow’

Wasn’t Tommen just a young boy last season? How much older did he get in this one season??? Last year, it toed the line of creepy for Margaery to sneak into his room and seduce him. This year, we’re supposed to be fine with the fact that they are now married and having tons of sex with his enthusiastic, teenage libido?

Poor Cersei. Feel all her insecurities coming to the fore! What can she do now that her power is being eroded by a manipulative vixen?

Margaery Tyrell and Cersei Lannister in 'High Sparrow'

Margaery Tyrell and Cersei in ‘High Sparrow’

Didn’t Lord Cerwyn have any men of his own to stop Ramsay Bolton from flaying him? :S

Who lived at Moat Caitlin? Did they show Ned, Sansa and Arya’s stopover there in Season 1?

I like the departure of Sansa’s storyline from the books! Like Littlefinger says, it makes her an active participant in avenging her family’s misfortunes rather than a weeping bystander.

Sansa and Littlefinger in 'High Sparrow'

Sansa and Littlefinger in ‘High Sparrow’

Brienne’s story was really touching, because it could have been the true story of any “ugly” girl out there. Even though she knew Renly liked men, she still loved him because of what he did for her. I am fascinated to see how Brienne’s story ends, and if she ever avenges Renly.

Jon: “I’ve heard it’s best to keep your enemies close.”
Stannis: “Whoever said that didn’t have many enemies.”

Most sensible thing I’ve ever heard. I’ve never understood the first phrase.

Davos Seaworth gives Jon good food for thought. Maybe he should march on Winterfell after all, now that the wildlings aren’t a threat. (Which reminds me: what is happening with the White Walkers? We haven’t seen them in a while. Are the Seven Kingdoms still in danger of them?)

Whoa, that girl really shocked me when she struck Arya!

Poor Arya. She was reunited with Needle not too long ago, and now she has to throw it away? :S Hopefully a Man doesn’t begrudge her hiding it.

And she’s learning to be an undertaker because…?

I thought Littlefinger was still hiding Sansa’s identity, and I was wondering how can nobody recognise her. And then I realised that he wasn’t, and Roose Bolton is knowingly marrying his bastard son to his enemy. :-O What kind of sick man does that! If calamities befall him by way of his enemy in close quarters, it’ll be his own doing.

Roose and Ramsay Bolton in 'High Sparrow'

Roose and Ramsay Bolton in ‘High Sparrow’

Janos Slynt finally gets the end he deserves. And Jon puts to use the lesson that Ned Stark taught Bran in the very first episode.

It seems like Cersei went to find the High Sparrow because she was bored and looking for things to do. Is there really nothing for her to do as Queen Mother?

Looks like I was right! Qyburn is turning the Mountain into Frankenstein’s monster!

Doesn’t Littlefinger know that Ramsay Bolton is a psychopath? How could he broker a proposal for Sansa to marry him? :S

That girl in Volantis is the first Asian person I’ve seen on the show. Are they nearing China? Or whatever the Westeros equivalent is?

“It’s good luck to rub a dwarf’s head.”
“It’s even better luck to suck a dwarf’s cock.”

Varys’ eyeroll = a thousand percent DONE with Tyrion’s shit. :’D

Varys and Tyrion in 'High Sparrow'

Varys and Tyrion in ‘High Sparrow’

Poor heartbroken Ser Jorah! Watching whores debase the image of his beloved queen. But why kidnap Tyrion?

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3 thoughts on “Instant reaction post: “Game of Thrones” S5, Ep3 ‘High Sparrow’

  1. The Cerwyn’s probably contributed most of their fighting men to Robb’s war effort, and they ended up dead at the Red Wedding.

  2. (Sorry, I also wanted to say that I enjoyed your recap, I hit “Post” too soon…”

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