Game of Thrones Re-Watch: Walk of Punishment

The next 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 third episode of season three, “Walk of Punishment.” Spoilers for the entire series, but for this episode in particular.

Edmure Tully in Walk of Punishment

  1. It’s interesting how each house seems to have its own funeral rites. For example, the Tullys send their dead down the Trident and set them on fire while the Starks bury their dead underneath Winterfell.
  2. If Lysa is the crazy one of House Tully, then Edmure is the screwup. The guy cannot seem to do anything right. Although he has outlived every other member of his house…
  3. The shifting of chairs to establish the pecking order on the small council is great. Especially when you know that Tyrion moving his chair opposite Tywin means that he’s one-upping Cersei.
  4. I think Hot Pie is one of the few characters the show has ever written out without killing off.
  5. Cat was never a favorite of mine, but I do feel for her, knowing that she’s going to die thinking that all her sons are dead.
  6. Oh, it’s Tommen Baretheon Martyn Lannister! Seriously, I never understood why HBO reused the same actor for two different characters.
  7. Those poor horses. The White Walkers are a special kind of Hell.
  8. Poor Gilly. No woman should be bringing a child into the world thinking it’s only options are either going to be a quick death or a life of inbreeding.
  9. Ramsay really is a bastard. And not because of the circumstances of his birth.
  10. Kraznys is such a creep. Three episodes of him is more than enough.
  11. “All men must die. But we are not men.” – Daenerys has really come a long way from that scared girl in the first episode.
  12. Tyrion and Bronn demanding a play-by-by from Pod is one of the funniest moments in the show so far. You know the sex is good when the whores won’t take your money.
  13. Watching this knowing Ramsay’s real identity is so hard, because I just want to shout at Theon not to trust the bastard.
  14. Saving Brienne from being raped and murdered was one of the only nice things Jaime ever did.
  15. Of course, he pays for his kindness by losing his hand.

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