‘Game Of Thrones’ Recap: Daenerys Suffers A Great Loss

Mon, May 7, 2012 12:26am EST by 13 Comments

The ‘Mother of Dragons’ was temporarily dethroned this week — and she wasn’t the only one!

It wasn’t a great week to be a member of House Stark — except for little Arya (Maisie Williams), who managed to become Tywin Lannister’s (Charles Dance) most trusted servant while simultaneously avoiding exposure during a surprise visit from Petyr Baelish (Aiden Gillen) on Game of Thrones‘ May 6 episode. Come to think of it, how the heck does “Littlefinger” Petyr move around Westeros so quickly? I feel like he’s everywhere all the time.

Meanwhile, the rest of the Starks were devastated to learn that Theon (Alfie Allen) had seized control of Winterfell; and to add insult to injury, he brutally murdered Rodrick Cassel (Ron Donachie) — in front of Bran (Isaac Hempstead-Wright)! It’s like the universe is determined to behead every last one of little Bran’s father figures until he’s completely traumatized.

Speaking of Starks being traumatized, even Sansa (Sophie Turner) couldn’t escape the family’s bad luck this week. As a result of her “beloved” Joffrey (Jack Gleeson) causing a riot against the royals, she was almost raped by a trio of smelly peasants — until the Hound showed up and literally ripped her attackers to pieces. As for Joffrey, good ol’ Uncle Tyrion (Peter Dinklage) was happy to tell him what a terrible job he was doing… in the form of a well-deserved slap.

But the new “head” of Winterfell wasn’t getting off to a great start, either. Theon learned it doesn’t pay to be a gentleman when, after sexy times with that crazy eyed savage Osha (Natalia Tena), his hygienically challenged bedmate seduced and killed one of his guards before running away.

Jon Snow (Kit Harrington) also came close to having a little sexy time of his own with his new wildling pal Ygritte (Rose Leslie). After killing her buddies and taking her as his prisoner, Jon laid his savage woman down in a snowy clearing for a rest. Somehow, even under their countless layers of animal hide, it was still totally hot.

And then there was poor Daenerys (Emilia Clarke), who came off more like a Disney princess this week than an all-powerful khaleesi. Insisting the she, the mother of dragons, was a person “whose dreams come true,” she demanded a fleet of Qarth’s ships — but wasn’t exactly granted her request. As a lovely parting gift, Daenerys returned from a walk with Xaro Xhoan (Nonso Anozie) to discover all of her guards had been slaughtered…

…and her dragons were being taken to the House of the Undying! (You know, where those creepy warlocks hang out. The ones who are so unfortunate looking that they should be required to warn people ahead of time before approaching them in public. They’re that ugly.)

FINAL DEATH COUNT: Nine identified deaths, plus an immeasurable amount of Dothraki guards and random street casualties.

FINAL BOOBS COUNT:Two (which is, surprisingly, two more than last week!)

Ah, another night full of twists and turns on Game of Thrones! How do you feel about this week’s developments? And is anyone else wondering when Stannis and his Shadow Baby mama are going to strike next? Hit up the comments section with your thoughts and theories!

— Andy Swift

More Game Of Thrones:

  1. Recap: Shadow Baby Claims Its First Victim
  2. Recap: A New Evil Is Born In Westeros
  3. Recap: A Spy Is Found At King’s Landing
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Posted at 12:28 PM on May 9, 2012  

Enjoyed the comments and particularly enjoyed the 6th episode. I think it’s getting only better, if such a thing even possible. On a side note- my friends who are all lovely comedians celebrate each and every episode of Game of Thrones by their own hilarious weekly panel show called Talk of Thrones. Check out the new edition dedicated to ep 6 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GiZA0AFD6co

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Posted at 8:12 AM on May 7, 2012  

4 boobs, osha plus add two from the riot scene. tyrion is a pimp at slapping joffrey in him smug little face!

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Andy Swift

Posted at 8:47 AM on May 8, 2012  

I missed boobs?

I should be fired.

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Posted at 5:01 AM on May 7, 2012  

Andy let’s just start by saying I love your reviews! Joffrey being slapped was sure the best part of the episode!!! Lol can’t wait for next weeks!

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Andy Swift

Posted at 8:47 AM on May 8, 2012  

Thanks! :) And yes, Joffrey being slapped is always a joy to experience.

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Posted at 12:54 AM on May 7, 2012  

Nice post, and pretty quick. I just watched the show here in Brazil, and wasn’t happy about some facts: I didn’t like the fact that Daenerys’ dragons went missing. This was not in the book, and I would like the series to be as accurate as possible to the books. Also, I didn’t see what was in the letter Arya got from Littlefinger (which was not in the book, but I didn’t mind it that much). Anyone can say what was written in the letter? The part where Jon Snow got something going on with the wildling was nice.. Give him some rest from all that nightwatch strict conduct. But overall, the second season of GoT started a little slow, but now it’s going on a good rate. Let’s see what others have to say on this week’s episode.

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Posted at 1:42 AM on May 7, 2012  

Marcelo: the letter was just basically from lanisters army telling him were rob starks army was marching and how they will meet him in a surprise attack. Etc.
Now my question is if the old scary looking dude stole the dragons how did he get past all her guards? And secondly is he wanting to kill the dragons or keep them for himself? Third and last, does anyone know what the house of the unread actually is? Thanks ya’ll

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Posted at 7:05 AM on May 7, 2012  

This is the second time HBO has gone off course by my estimate. I’m not talking the minor adjustments like the letter that could’ve taken place between chapters but serious plot issues. They completely skipped Jon Snows discovery of the Dragon Glass weapons which will become extremely important in the coming episodes if they don’t totally go off course. Also as stated the dragons were never stolen from Daenerys. She accepts the invitation from the warlocks and visits the Tower with Drogan her black dragon who protects her from their magical attack. I’m hating that HBO feels the need to change up an already perfect story.

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Posted at 11:55 PM on May 15, 2012  

i agree.

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Posted at 4:05 PM on May 7, 2012  

the House of the Undying is where the ‘elders’ of the walocks of Qarth are in, it’s kind of ‘very dangerous’ cause apparently no one or very few people ever come out of it, cause inside it’s like.. a very tricky labrynth full of doors.. however it is said that there you can ‘get answers’ from the wisdom or the visions the Undying present you..

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Posted at 4:01 PM on May 7, 2012  

I agree, I understand some of the changes because it makes the plot flow better with the little time they get (10 episodes per book to try and explain EVERYTHING that goes on its waaaaaaaaay too little..) but the dragons thing was a bit too much.. I don’t really know where they’re going with this to be honest.. I mean I know some people complained about Dany’s storyline being a bit boring in a clash of kings but, making things up like stealing dragons? wtf??

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Chris Snow

Posted at 5:00 PM on May 7, 2012  

I don’t know why they had the dragons taken either, they have a part to play in Daenerys trip to the house of the undying but the warlocks did not take them as the series has shown, strayed a little from the book there. Daenerys will ultimately be the main character in a GoT but this is a long long way off. Also, rodrick cassell was not killed by Theon, it was the B*****d of the dreadfort who surprised him while he had winterfell surrounded, I would have thought that was quite important as it starts to suggest where loyalties lie.

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Posted at 12:30 PM on May 8, 2012  

Even if a bit of it wasn’t in the books, the entire plotline is overseen by Martin, and he pretty much told the directors how the story will eventually conclude, so we know that they are headed in that direction. I’m sure they will rectify the small disparities. Daenerys’ dragons weren’t taken in the books, sure, but now she has a better (more obvious) reason to go to the House of the Undying, and then she can finally leave Qarth. Yay.

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