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I May Destroy You
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The cinematic, fast-paced "You Win or You Die" thrusts the plot forward while hinting at painful moments looming for fans.
Okay, raise you hand if you saw that coming. Really? 'Cause even with Baelish's little porn-assisted monologue, I didn't.
What a terrific episode (probably my favorite so far), and especially in the way it turned the spotlight on the characters who are villains in Ned Stark's version of the story.
Now that it's in motion, its momentum gets more undeniable week by week. And "You Win or You Die" was the series' most thrilling and thematically rich hour to date.
All in all another fine episode, let down only by the absence of the Imp Tyrion (Peter Dinklage).
Pluses: Khal Drogo called Dani "moon of my life." Aw. Direwolf appearance (Ghost). Hilarious woman-on-woman porno-coaching from Littlefinger.
The Littlefinger scene: So much to unpack! He is turning out to be one of my favorite characters.
[This episode] sees the consequences of this "game" continue to reach their bloody fruition. If there's a theme for this week, betrayal is certainly one of the top contenders.
There was a real sense throughout the episode that things are being set up for an almighty showdown, and it's coming soon.
The action has been steadily climbing since eppy one, and we're finally getting some of the fruits of that labor.
So much happened in this episode... it wasn't until the credits rolled that I realized we hadn't seen Tyrion at all. And I didn't even mind.
The hour went very quickly, and yet the landscape of Westeros and the Free Cities changed forever.
I can't finish this article without talking a little more about that devious Littlefinger. I know we're all supposed to hate the guy, but I can't help but love him.