Game of Thrones Re-Watch: Second Sons

The seventh season of Game of Thrones starts July 16. As a lead-up, I’m re-watching the first six seasons of the show. Below are 10 thoughts I had while watching the eighth episode of season three, “Second Sons.” Spoilers for the entire series, but for this episode in particular.

Daario Naharis in Second Sons

  1. Once again the show gets us all excited, thinking there’s going to be a Stark family reunion. And of course they’ll crush those hopes.
  2. I much prefer Michiel Huisman as Daario Naharis.
  3. Cersei gives us the origins of the song The Rains of Castamere, right before the episode of the same title. I think the writers actually did a good job of working that in.
  4. It’s creepy how Cersei will be both Margaery’s sister-in-law and mother-in-law.
  5. It’s interesting that everyone who Stannis names (Robb, Balon, and Joffrey) is now dead. Then again, so is Stannis.
  6. Even Olenna (one of the smartest people on the show) can’t get her head around the family tree that will result if her grandchildren end up marrying Joffrey and Cersei.
  7. I didn’t think Joffrey could get any worse than after beheading Ned, but here he is threatening to rape Sansa. He really is a monster.
  8. Tyrion may be a Lannister, but he is far and away the best Lannister.
  9. I love the bit with Missandei correcting Daenerys’s Dothraki. She really is a great addition to the show.
  10. Now we know that dragonglass can kill White Walkers.

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