Game of Thrones Re-Watch: The Red Woman

The seventh 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 first episode of season six, “The Red Woman.” Spoilers for the entire series, but for this episode in particular.

Melisandre in The Red Woman

  1. Hearing Ghost howling makes me so sad. You can hear the heartbreak in his voice.
  2. “Feed her to the hounds.”- Way to respect the dead, Ramsay.
  3. So now Brienne is in service to Sansa. Hopefully she doesn’t end up like Renly and Cat.
  4. I feel bad that Myrcella is dead, but I do not feel bad for Cersei. After all the misery she has caused, she deserves to suffer.
  5. Considering how pissed he was at The Mountain for killing Elia, I don’t Oberyn would react well to Ellaria killing his brother.
  6. There’s no honor in killing a man while his back is turned.
  7. “She thinks you want to eat her baby.” – After everything that went down with the Dornish coup this episode, I was grateful for this bit. It gave me something to laugh at.
  8. It’s a good thing Daenerys is a quick thinker and managed to leave that ring behind.
  9. Khal widows sure do get a raw deal. I know the dosh khaleen are well respected members of Dothraki society, but I would hate to be told that’s my only option in life.
  10. I love how the final scene draws in the male gaze, then hits the audience with a shot of Melisandre’s true form. I find any scene with Melisandre uncomfortable, so I’m fine with letting the male viewers feel the same way.


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