It’s time for another week of blood and boobies as Game of Thrones airs its second episode of season five. Last week’s season opener was a tad dull, serving only to catch up with the main characters since we left them in season four, but the ball has started rolling as we saw an awesome fight, a cheesy yet enjoyable victory and the return of a true badass.
Now, book readers have spoken plenty about how much this season is going to deviate from the books, and one of the storylines that seems to be doing that is Jaime’s mission to go to Dorne and rescue his daughter Myrcella, with Bronn in tow. I haven’t read the books so I have no idea how his story is supposed to go, but apparently he’s supposed to be nowhere near Dorne. It’s understandably aggravating for book readers, but for us show watchers....This is fucking awesome. I mean, come on, Jaime Lannister and Bronn kicking arse in Dorne. For the sake of television and entertainment, this seems like a good idea, but as far as adapting the books goes, it could put a lot of fans off.
Finally, we caught up with Arya as she made it to Braavos and was reunited with her badass saviour from season two, Jaqen H’ghar, the face changing assassin. Jaqen was such a cool character, and it was worrying to think we might never see him again. Nevertheless, the faceless one has returned and has welcomed Arya into The House of Black and White, telling her she must become no one. Presumably he means she must learn to hide in plain sight as he has done. Arya has always been set up for big things and for her to become Jaqen is an incredibly awesome thought. Looks like Arya could have one of the most exciting stories of the season.
So episode two is done, and still eight to go, which might sound like a lot to normal folk but to us Game of Thrones fans, it’s still too little. We’ve still yet to catch up with the likes of Theon, Ramsay, Roose, Jorah, Olenna or Bran (If he even turns up this season) so we still have a long way to go, let’s hope it’s as enjoyable a ride as ever.