Game of Thrones Season 5 Review (SPOILERS)

WINTER IS VERY CLOSE

Game of Thrones stars Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen, Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister, Lena Headey as Cersei Lannister, Kit Harrington as Jon Snow, Sophie Turner as Sansa Stark, Maisie Williams as Arya Stark, Natalie Dormer as Margaery Tyrell, Gwendoline Christie as Brienne of Tarth and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and many others.

Season 5 picks up straight away after the end of Season 4. Arya makes her way to Braavos and learns how to become a faceless person from Jaqen H’ghar so she can blend in and we see Arya train throughout the season before she is ready. Then she ends the season killing Meryn Trant (so a name is off her list) by using the magic to be someone else but this displeases Jaqen who fakes killing himself and Arya goes blind. It is unclear if this is a punishment or part of the training and if this blindness will be permanent but we will have to see next season.

Sansa spends the season back in Winterfell which is being run by the Boltons, and of course Reek is there. Sansa is forced to marry Ramsey Bolton and we get one of the most shocking scenes in Game of Thrones history on the night after the wedding when Ramsey rapes Sansa with Reek watching them. It was a truly powerful scene, that caused the internet to explode. It is setting up a good scene where Reek or Sansa killing Ramsey. Or maybe Brienne who keeps missing Sansa, which is very frustrating. Reek ends up killing one of Ramsey’s maids and jump off the winterfell walls with Sansa looking to escape Ramseys grasp.

Daenerys spends the season ruling over Mereen and having her army being attacked by the Sons of harpy who end up being burnt alive who flies in to save the day and Drogon takes Dany and flies away with her. Ser Jorah makes a return with a gift for Dany which happens to be Tyrion who was on his way to Dany anyway. It is amazing to see Dany and Tyrion together but as I said Dany flies off so it didn’t last very long.

Jamie sails off to go and get his Daughter back in the boringest story of the season where nothing happens all season really until the end when Marcella may have been killed but we did not see her dead so she might not be dead.

Cersei starts the season in a high place enjoying Tommen ruling over the kingdom but she soon becomes second best after Tommen marries Margaery. Cersei doesn’t like this so she hires the high sparrow who pretty much takes over Kings Landing and he arrests Margaery for lying and Cersei for incest. Cersei ends the season having to walk naked through Kings Landing and being humiliated and we know she is going to come back with revenge next season now she has Zombie Mountain.

Stannis spends the season plotting on how he is going to take Winterfell from the Bolton but his men aren’t used to the cold weather and some men decide to flee so he decides to you some more blood magic by sacrificing his own daughter, in the scene that made everyone stop routing for him. The magic only gets rid of the snow but most of his men have disappeared but Stannis goes ahead with the attack and obviously loses but Stannis realises he has nothing to live for anymore. We see him on the ground wounded and Brienne turns up to kill him and we see her swipe but once again we did not see his dead body so is he actually dead?

Jon has a big season as he is appointed commander of the Nights Watch and decides to save some wildlings beyond the wall but when he goes he is met by a massive group of White Walkers and as he tries to get some Dragon Glass he meets one of the White Walkers who comes at Jon and it isn’t looking good for him the suddenly out of nowhere Jon picks up his sword and manages to stop the White Walker and destroys and manages to escape Hardhome. But when he returns he finds out members of the Nights Watch are not happy that Wildlings are living south of the wall. Then Olly comes running in saying that a Wildling knows where Benjen is so Olly takes it to him but theres just a cross saying Traitor and Jon turns around and is stabbed by members of the night watch!!! JON IS DEAD!!! WHYYYYYYY!!! He has to come back to life! Melisandre will bring him back! She has to! I refuse to believe he is gone forever!!

Season 5 was a mixed season, some points it was slow but I feel like the show got better each episode! I really can not wait for the show to return but it is still a year away from that.

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