Did you watch this past week’s episode of Game of Thrones? You did? Great, we can talk about it freely ….
How FUCKING good was that episode? The Battle of the Blackwater is a crucial plot point in A Song of Ice & Fire series. It was so important that the show runners brought in series author George RR Martin to script the episode and Neil Marshall (Descent, Centurion, Doomsday) in to direct it. I was absolutely blown away at how they were able to capture the major plot beats from the novel, while making TV appropriate adjustments.
I usually watch each episode twice, just to digest all of the dialogue and intrigue. I had to spool up Blackwater for a third time this week. I daresay that in a series in which excellence is par for the course, Blackwater may have been the finest installment to date.
And now words comes down from on high that HBO has granted us small folk a 10-minute bonus has been tacked onto this week’s season finale. Be sure to adjust your DVR’s accordingly.
Credit: [The Mary Sue]