Monday, April 21, 2014
Game of Thrones 4.3: Breaker of Chains
I enjoyed the episode, but this one really didn't feel much like the source material it is based on. So many scenes that aren't in the book! Even for a fan of the books there were a lot of surprises to be had. I've grown to like the non-book additions but this episode...well, I finished watching it only a minute or two ago, but I found it to stray perhaps a tad too far from the books in many sequences, but I am sure the writers know what they are doing. A good example is the Sam/Gilly-plot in this episode. There must be a reason why they decided to move Gilly to Mole's Town (can't think of a good reason right now). Of course, there were bits and pieces from the source material here; Sansa's escape was good. I feel they are taking the Hound/Arya plot line a little too far into black comedy territory, though that girl (Sally?) was so cute. Glad she survived her meeting with Sandor Clegane. Most scenes are good on their own, I suppose, but it still feels "off" for a nerd like myself. Styr is just so over the top. Didn't like. Show-Littlefinger remains Littlefinger only in appearance. Tyrion and Pod's scene was my favorite. Tywin and Oberyn...I don't know. It was pretty cool I suppose. Tense. Cersei and Jaime's scene...I don't know. Something didn't work in that scene and I'm not talking about Joffrey. All in all, this is an episode that I must watch again to wrap my head around it. I am, as this post surely shows, rather confused at this point - what to think about it all. I am both disappointed, and entertained.
The last scene featuring gorgeous Daenerys fell a little flat too, mainly because I can't find myself warming up to the new Daario. The Queen of Thorns was good in this one, though. And Tommen, First of His Name? I don't know...
A weird episode. Definitely the weakest so far this season (and, knowing I'm repeating myself here, it is coincidentally also the episode the most loosely based on the book).
Off to read reactions at Winter is Coming!
Posted by R.J. at 1:23 PM