Game of Thrones Re-Watch: The Pointy End

The new season of Game of Thrones starts July 16.  As preparation, I’m re-watching the first six seasons of the show. Below are 15 thoughts I had while watching the eighth episode of season one, “The Pointy End.” Spoilers for the entire series, but for this episode in particular.

Arya Stark and Syrio Forel in The Pointy End

  1. I forgot that the Lannister guards slaughtered all the Northerners in King’s Landing. Not to mention Syrio.
  2. Sam is pretty smart, pointing out the bodies don’t smell. Nice to see someone on this show who is both intelligent and good-hearted.
  3. Poor Sansa. She’s a child being controlled by four of the most skilled manipulators in King’s Landing right now. No wonder she caved.
  4. Maester Luwin is smart enough to see through the letter, though. Another character who didn’t deserve the ending he got.
  5. All I could think during this scene with Cat and her sister was “Please don’t have Lysa take out her tit.”
  6. Ironic that Thorne tells Jon he’ll hang for being a traitor, considering that’s exactly what Jon had done to the traitorous Thorne.
  7. This scene with Jon and the wight always makes me jump, without fail. Primarily because of the sudden loud noise.
  8. Daenerys, like Ned, is going to come to regret showing mercy.
  9. This fight with Drogo is so nasty.
  10. Daenerys, you’re as naive as Sansa sometimes.
  11. The direwolves were so loyal to the Starks. How is it most of them are dead, while Daenerys still has all freaking three of her dragons?
  12. Sam talking at the Wall reminds me that this show is really just an zombie apocalypse drama that is constantly misdirecting the audience with political nonsense.
  13. Tyrion looks terrified at the idea of Joffrey being the one on the Iron Throne. I’m right there with you, Tyrion.
  14. Its disturbing how much Sansa looks like Cersei in this scene, between her hairstyle and her dress.
  15. Ser Barristan is such a badass, basically giving the entire court the middle finger when the council tries to force him into retirement.

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