Sunday, April 12, 2015

Valar Morghulis

*May contain minor spoilers*

“Valar Morghulis - All men must die” is a saying that has become part of everyday speech between me and my friends this past month in anticipation of Season 5 of Game of Thrones on HBO and the premiere did not disappoint! In “The Wars to Come”, viewers are immediately thrown back into Westeros and Essos, a setting full of violence, death, sex, and politics. Queen and Khaleesi Daenerys Stormborn of House Targaryen continues to learn the difficulties of the throne of Meereen when troubles with the Unsullied ensue and she begins to question her identity as the Mother of Dragons. Jon Snow, the bastard son of the deceased Lord Eddard Stark of Winterfell is put at odds with Stannis Baratheon at the Wall and that’s putting it lightly. Cersei and Jaime Lannister, the incestuos twins, learn to move along after the death of their father. Tyrion Lannister begins his life in exile in Pentos and discusses the future of Westeros with the Spider. It's pretty much a set-up for the rest of the season.

Most but not all characters are shown and when winter is supposed to be coming, the white walkers sure are missing - but I bet not for long! All in all, the premiere was great but it didn’t give too much away about the future of the season which leaves me wanting more and even though the first four episodes have been leaked, I won’t give in! In the spirit of “Valar Dohaeris - All men must serve”, this has been your T.V. at the Globe, here to keep you abreast of the news, whether delightful or grizzly.

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