SPOILERS: Don’t read this post if you have not yet seen or don’t want to know details from Season 5, Episode 7 of Game of Thrones.
You’re losing all your friends, Tarly. -Ser Alliser tells Sam as Maester Aemon’s body dead is burned and Jon rides off to meet w/ the Wildling clans
I’ve been naturalized by a royal degree. -Ramsay says to his new wife
By Tommen Baratheon? Another bastard. -Sansa replies
I killed a White Walker, I killed a Thenn, I’ll take my chances with you. -Sam says to the two Night’s Watch men trying to attack Gilly
You are the few and we are the many. -The High Sparrow concludes in his talk w/ Lady Olenna
What will we find, when we strip away your finery? -The High Sparrow asks Cersei
Look at my face! It’s the last thing you’ll see before you die! -Cersei screams at her jailor
May 24, 2015
As noted last week, my reviews of Game of Thrones have shifted to The A.V. Club, but I will continue to link them here for regular readers. Warning: These are reviews intended for book readers, so if you want to know absolutely no small details about the story as told in the books, you may want to steer clear.
Game Of Thrones’ investment in gender roles is crucial to its storytelling, but it also tends to struggle at times through lack of context. If I were to describe Sansa as a sexual prisoner depending on men to help save her, that sounds some alarm bells—but when you consider it’s a woman waiting outside the gates to save her, and when you see how she works over Ramsay psychologically in their walk on…
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