OTV - Game of Thrones

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Welcome to the start of a new weekly feature designed to stimulate further discussion of your favourite television series.

Naturally, HBO's Game of Thrones, now in its fourth season, occupies centrestage as the fantasy series takes more jaw-dropping twists and turns that keep fans glued to their seats.

Enjoy our take on scenes and lines, while keeping up to date on what''s hot, cool or good for binge viewing.

Of course, we would like to publish your comments on these series. Just e-mail them to editorial@jamaicaobserver.com using OTV as the subject.


Game of Thrones: "First Of His Name"

Season 4 Episode 5

Genre: Fantasy

Airs on HBO on Sundays @ 8:00pm

Rated R


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Gorgette's Take

The episode was tame, but revelatory. I am annoyed by the constant stuggles of the Starks: The near-meets of Jon and Bran, Sansa bouncing around from one set of crazies to the next and Arya's frustration from being the "guest" of the dastardly Hound. But I anticipate a truimph at some point.

Bran's "gift" is becoming a little scary. The scene where he made Hodor crack Locke's neck was an eye-popper... an unexpected exit; I thought Locke would have been alive a bit longer. Daenerys Targaryen made a cameo... blah, blah, blah - Where are the dragons?!.

Cersei continues to exhibit signs of schizophrenia: One minute she hates Margaery the next she "loves" her -- maniacal. However, her crazy pales in comparison to Sansa's aunt Lysa -- to whom she was delivered by Lord 'Littlefinger' Baelish for "safe-keeping". He also married Lysa to further his agenda -- I believe it involves an improvment in social status and an amassing of wealth. Litterfinger is just about the most manipulative of all the characters and we love to hate him. Tomorrow should revert to the usual shock and awe.

Best Line

I saw you die tonight. I saw your body burn. I saw the snow fall and bury your bones. -- Jojen Reed to Karl Tanner


Jon Snow would acquire the requisite ruthlessness to be better able to terminate his enemies with more efficiency.

Best Scene

Caster's Keep burning to the ground.

Rating: 4/5


Jeanette Lewis, public relations manager, Flow

Best Scene: Bran takes over Hodor's body and kills Locke as Jon Snow and the men of the Night's Watch slaughter the mutineers at Craster's Keep.

Best Line: "We maybe faced with an alarming number of weddings soon. I won't even know what to call you. Sister.......or Mother?"

Said by Marjery Tyrell to Cersi Lannister

Wish List: A reunion of the remaining Stark family members

Rate the Episode: 3.5 out of 5. There were few jaw-dropping moments in this episode, although many scenes either served to reveal new insights into key characters.

Rating: 3.5/5


Winter is soon upon us, and we are halfway through season four. It is a great honour to talk about one of TV's best series. I do hope you enjoy the discourse even almost as much you enjoy watching the show. So find a good seat, preferably a throne, and let the games begin.


Hodor! A simpleton with the strength of a giant is the makings of good fantasy, but to have him controlled by a crippled boy is, well... just fantastic. Bran using his special abilities to make Hodor break free of his chains and snapping the neck of his kidnapper is my scene stealer. SPOILER: Very noteworthy is the biggest revelation to date in the series that 'Littlefinger' was behind the killing of Jon Aryn and most of the key plot points in the series.


Daenerys: Who told you to take their navy? Daario: No one. Daenerys: So why did you? Daario: I heard you like ships.


'Littlefinger' needs to become no fingers, and toes, and limbs...

Rating: 4/5





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