House of the Dragon – Inauguration Day

Ah, the penultimate Game of Thrones episode. Kinda goes without saying, House of the Dragon has A LOT to live up to. Episode 9 has been historically (in)famous for shaking up the chessboard. Big battles ensue, major players get GOT, and the season-long machinations are executed with precision, finally. “The Green Council” doesn’t quite do all three here—and that makes it its own game-changer.

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Game of Thrones: ‘A Dance of Dragons’

game-of-thrones-season-5Episode nine has built itself quite a reputation in Game of Thrones’ history. It’s given us some thrilling sequences like the Battle of Blackwater, and the Attack on the Wall. It also ushered in two of the most painfully horrific, game-changing events in the series: Ned Stark’s execution, and the infamous Red Wedding. So how did season 5’s penultimate episode stack up amongst the rest? Well, let’s talk about it. Continue reading