So, how many of you caught last night’s premiere of the fifth season of Game of Thrones? Exciting, wasn’t it? I was wondering how they were going to handle the storyline of Tyrion going overseas and if they were going to make it explicit early on that he was on a path to wind up working with Daenerys or if they were going to leave him floundering in misery for a season the way he was lost through most of A Feast For Crows and about half of A Dance with Dragons. I was also glad to see Varys come straight out for once.
The players at Castle Black positioning themselves for the role of Lord Commander of the Night’s Watch is going to be fun to see over the season though Mance’s death was sad (I kept hoping for some kind of last minute reprieve for him). Dark Sansa is shaping up to be a lot more interesting (and a lot less annoying) than Sansa from the books. I’m also wondering how big a player Arya is going to be this season and if we’re going to see more from Balon and Yara Greyjoy.
At the end of the last season, the dragon Drogon had killed a little boy and that caused Daenerys to lock the other two away. Drogon is still at large but now the other two dragons are a bit upset and unruly and their “Mother” can’t keep them under control. I’m wondering how that’s going to impact her ability to use them both as a martial tool and an inspirational tool in the wars to come as she moves to take control of Westeros (if she ever moves to take control of Westeros).
Cersei is still the Queen Bee of King’s Landing and is proving herself to be an unfit ruler and an unfit mother (as well as the kind of woman you really shouldn’t marry). Is this the season when she finally gets what’s coming to her? Are the rest of you looking forward to that as much as I am?