TV Review for Game of Thrones, Season 1, Episode 10: Fire and Blood has premiered. Game of Thrones Fire and Blood ended the first season of the HBO series on a very high, hopeful, and satisfying note. I woild have said “surprising” as well but for people that have read the book it was based on, there was nothing surprising in the events of the episode, only gratification.
Jon Snow (Kit Harington) finally excepts his new life as a member of the Night’s Watch, turning his back, with prejudice, on his life with the Stark family. I really thought Snow and Ghost were going to go to the Starks but Snow’s large friend Samwell Tarly (John Bradley), Snow’s enormous walking conscience, got in the way. Why the hell did Snow go back after FB got knocked off of his horse?
The bard singing the song about Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey), Robert Baratheon (Mark Addy), their relationship was entertaining as was how his tongue being cut out for his trouble in the background of the following scene. Very effective and horrific.
Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke)’s storyline was the biggest surprise in the episode (I am in the process of reading the books and have not reached this chapter yet). Khal Drogo (Jason Momoa), such a powerful, cunning warrior turned into a vegetable. Seven Hells, what a way to end up. I almost thought he would come back from that condition.
The funeral fire scene was beautifully shot but the rebirth scene after it was even better. Great music and cinematography. The camera on Ser Jorah Mormont (Iain Glen)’s feet as he approached the extinguished fire and the way it pulled back to reveal the hatchlings and Daenerys was very well done. Excellent work. Director Alan Taylor deserves a pat on the back for his work in this episode.
The Dragons! Those dragon eggs weren’t fossils after all. They just need the right stimulation: Intense and prolonged fire and heat. If I was Daenerys I would find ever dragon’s egg I could get my hands on. Those three dragons, I’m guessing, have imprinted on her as their mother like Bella and Edward’s baby will to Jacob in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn. I wonder what Daenerys will name them, how she will train them, and how big they will get.
The medicine woman, Mirri Maz Duur (Mia Soteriou), certainly got her revenge on the Dothraki with what she did to Drogo and the price Daenerys paid for his life. She did the same thing to Drogo that his Dothraki did to her.
I can’t believe Cersei is fraking her nephew (or whatever) Lancel Lannister (Eugene Simon) as well. When he made that comment: “I can’t believe we are actually at war. Was it this exciting last time, when you were young?”, implying that she is old, an insult coupled with the news that her true love, lover, and brother Jaime Lannister (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) has been captured, I actually felt sorry for her.
Grand Maester Pycelle (Julian Glover), that sneaky bastard, playing a role like the infirmed magician in The Prestige. My question is: Why? Why act partially senile and infirmed?
I must say that I am looking forward to seeing the Night Watch’s go North of The Wall to investigate the White Walkers and look for Benjen Stark (Joseph Mawle) next season. It goes without saying that I looking forward to seeing how Daenerys and the dragons’ storyline evolves. Thank God for the books so I don’t have to wait.
What did you think of the season finale of Season 1 of Game of Thrones?
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