Game of Thrones, Sansa needs to make break, thoughts
By April MacIntyre Apr 16, 2012, 15:37 GMT
Tyrion\'s mouthy whore Shae (Sibel Kekilli) is now quite possibly the embodiment of The Peter Principle as she is placed as Sansa\'s new handmaiden.
Let's just get this out of the way, Queen Regent Cersei (Lena Headey) is a stunning woman.
Too bad she wastes all that good looking mojo on her twin brother, the imprisoned Jaimie. Everybody in King's Landing knows her incestuous secret except for King Joffrey (Jack Gleeson) the insufferable.
Remember that I have not read any of the GOT books.
Tyrion (Peter Dinklage) is the juice of Game of Thrones. He is the catalyst for so many great moments and full of repartee and scene chewing presence that reveal how talented an actor he truly is. Dinklage fans can remember him in The Station Agent, a film that gave the actor justice and a preview for what was to come in his career. He is the best thing (for me) in the entire HBO fantasy drama series.
The Imp (Dinklage) is now Hand of the King. He knows how tenuous and wrought with danger that role is, and has insured his man is in place for the court muscle.
Tyrion weaves a tale of deception trying to smoke the rat out in Cersei's little world of informants. He tells Varys, Littlefinger and Grand Maester Pycelle plans to broker a political marriage for Princess Myrcella with different scenarios admonishing them, "The Queen mustn't know!"
Each man gets a different version of the arranged marriage tale. When Cersei herself confronts Tyrion about the Dornish plans, it is Grand Maester Pycelle (Julian Glover) who is revealed as the traitor. Guess what? Pycelle pays by having his beard whacked off and is imprisoned in a cell.
Tyrion's mouthy whore Shae (Sibel Kekilli) is now quite possibly the embodiment of The Peter Principle as she is placed as Sansa's new handmaiden. The worst handmaiden ever! Eating food off of Sansa's plate as the red-haired beauty is agog over her lack of training. Tyrion had enough of her whore whining about being stuck in a chamber day in and day out. This will be an interesting turn for Sansa I hope.
The Amazonian Brienne of Tarth (Gwendoline Christie) says she is no lady, and is an expert killer in combat, defeating Loras at the tournament Renly holds. The androgynous giant is now placed in his kingsguard. Why do I think she and the Hound might have an odd attraction to each other?
Game of Thrones' Jon Snow (Kit Harington) is still navigating the Wildings and their dirty little incestuous secret of concealing dead baby boys. Considering female infanticide is a real issue in parts of the real world still, I am glad the boys are in peril in this fictionalized fantasy romp.
Say what you will, show creator and author George R.R. Martin gives women a really powerful platform to show their stuff and celebrates their strength.
Then there is the sad plight of Theon Greyjoy (Alfie Allen). Nobody wants him! After feeling up his sister Yara on a horse ride, his horrid father Balon gives him one ship, the Sea Bitch, to attack a seaside village. Theon is bummed to say the least.
Meanwhile our beard royal relationship continues as gay Renly Baratheon (Gethin Anthony) is having trouble inseminating his lovely bride Margaery (Natalie Dormer). I'm not sure how they are going to do it, but an ancient form of a turkey baster will be how Renly gets his heir I sure. Incest bonus: Her brother will be part of the sexual arrangement too.
Game of Thrones airs Sundays at 9/8c on HBO.