Game of Thrones Re-Watch: High Sparrow

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 10 thoughts I had while watching the third episode of season five, “High Sparrow.” Spoilers for the entire series, but for this episode in particular.

Margaery Tyrell in High Sparrow

  1. Tommen is so hopelessly naive. It makes me chuckle, hearing how he talks to Margaery after they’ve consummated their marriage.
  2. I love the scene between Margaery and Cersei. I was, and will forever be, on team Margaery.
  3. Every time Brienne talks about training Pod, I think of that song from Mulan. You know the one.
  4. I’m so glad Arya didn’t get rid of Needle. That sword saves her life in season six, after all.
  5. “The North remembers.” – Even the people serving House Bolton know that their lords are awful. Well, most of them, anyway.
  6. That coward Slynt deserved to lose his head. And there’s divine retribution in the fact that it was Jon who took it.
  7. The High Septon may be kinky, but he’s right that the Sparrows are dangerous. Fanatics of any type always are.
  8. Cersei, you’re going to regret not having the High Sparrow arrested when you had the chance.
  9. The reason Jon Arryn and Ned were able to bring down the Targaryen dynasty was, in large part, because they trusted one another. It’s clear from this scene that Littlefinger and Roose wouldn’t trust each other with a single copper penny.
  10. Looking back, it should have been obvious Jorah was taking Tyrion to Daenerys. She’s the only one he would ever refer to as “the queen,” after all.


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