Cast & Crew
Queen Cersei Lannister
Ser Jaime Lannister
Ser Jorah Mormont
Prince Joffrey Baratheon
Lady Olenna Tyrell
Great Master No. 1
Elder Meereen Slave
The Night King
Craster's Wife No. 2
Craster's Wife No. 3
Between Jon and Bran, Craster?s Keep?aka, where Gilly and her non-zombified Ice Baby are from?is the new hot spot for unwanted Stark children. (Not including: Rickon, Arya and Sansa?Jeez, there are a bunch of Stark kids left, when you think about it!)
Hectic pace, too many characters and storylines per usual, but a well drawn roundup to build tension and push ahead.
The show has begun departing significantly from the books on which it is based, which means 'Game of Thrones' has more of an anything-can-happen feel than ever before.
I'll say a word in praise of director Michelle MacLaren. I don't recall her previous two Thrones episodes standing out much, but tonight she brought the assurance and panache that she so frequently bestowed upon Breaking Bad.
Last week, we were still reeling from the Purple Wedding, but things are picking up speed again.
Thanks to the expert direction and writing (not to mention the many notable performances), "Oathkeeper" often doesn't feel like the treadmilling episode it is.
Given how much this show is doing right, though, I'm ready to call it [Jaime-Cersei sex scene] a false note and move on.
Another episode that's light on action and big on actions.
This was a welcome instance of the show's tendency to cut through the haze and keep the character arcs and conflicts clearly delineated.
It was not a terrible episode overall, but it was an inconsistent, occasionally disappointing, and often frustrating one.