Just a week after Game of Thrones gave us one of the most empowering episodes of the entire series, on tonight’s episode we end up reverting back to the “gut-wrenching” punches this show is known for. I’m still trying to figure out if that’s good or bad…
***WARNING SPOILERS BELOW***
Sansa receives a letter from Little Finger asking her to meet at Mole’s Town. When they first meet, Peter believes that he has come to rescue her and to take her with him. However, he soon realizes that she does not need saving, at least not anymore.
“Did you know about Ramsay? If you didn’t know you’re an idiot. If you did you’re my enemy. What do you think he did to me?”
Shocked by her inquisition, Little Finger tries to deflect her questions by assuring her that if he would have known, he would of never left her. But this is not good enough for someone who has been through hell, and without any second thoughts to his “rescue” proposal, she tells him to go away. Before he does though, he suggests that she should seek her great uncle Brenden who has taken back Riverrun. Oh and also reminds her that Jon is only her half-brother.
Jon and Sansa leave Castle Black to begin rallying up the north against the Boltons.
Over in Pentos, Arya gets a second chance to prove that she is No One. The Many-Faced God demands that Lady Crane, an actress, be added to the Hall of Faces. While on a reconnaissance mission, Arya witnesses a play that depicts everyone on Kingslanding, including her father, as a fool. This does not please a girl who is trying to be No One. She reports back to Jaqen H’ghar that she plans to poison her rum.
With the help of Theon, Yara tries to claim the Salt Throne. Unfortunately, their uncle Euron Greyjoy takes up that position. This leaves the two Greyjoy siblings to run away from their land, with some loyal soldiers, before their uncle gets a chance to murder them.
Mr. Friendzone got to mention the elephant, or in this case dragon, in the room. Jorah Mormont finally confessed his love for the mother of dragons, as well as his impending doom with greyscale. When it seems as though he will be banished one more time, Daenerys commands him to find a cure so he can come back to her when she takes the seven kingdoms.
Tyrion seeks to convince a red priestess, Kinvara, to help in reasserting the support of the people for the Daenerys Targeryan. She assures both Tyrion and Varys that they all support the same person, because Daenerys is the one who was promised. Knowing that Melisandre supported Stannis as the one who was promised, Varys tries to diminish the priestess’ faith. However, Kinvara is able to make Varys quite uncomfortable when she mentions the voice he heard when he got his male member chopped off.
Bran learns that the Children of the Forrest were responsible for the creation of the White Walkers. They did so to protect themselves from the men who were destroying their trees and murdering their people.
While the old guy in the tree is sleeping, Bran’s curiosity gets him to take a peek into the tree, which puts him right in the middle of the White Walker army. Before he is able to get out off his vision, the Night’s King leaves a mark on him. The three-eyed raven tells Bran that he has to leave because the Night’s King will now be able to enter the cave. But before they do they go back into one of their visions in Winterfell when Hodor was young.
As the White Walkers and their army approach the cave, Meera tries to make Bran snap out of his vision. Although she doesn’t succeed, she is able to reach inside his mind to get him to warg into Hodor.
Zombies begin to enter the cave and defeat some of the last remaining Children of the Forrest. A White Walker even comes in, but Meera is able to defeat him with dragon glass. Unfortunately, they can’t defeat the army by themselves, so they have to make a run for it.
Summer and the last Children of the Forrest stay back to allow Hodor, Meera, and Bran enough time to get the back door open. They both die. 😦
They are able to escape the cave, but Meera instructs Hodor to hold the door so that the army won’t follow them. As Bran and Meera make a run for it, Hodor stays back repeating Meera’s last words. Inside of Bran’s vision it is revealed that Bran causes Hodor to have a seizure by using his warg powers on him. This leaves Hodor repeating “hold the door,” which turns out is actually an acronym for Hodor. But just as we were getting to know more about Hodor, he gets overrun by the zombie army. [Enter ugly crying face here.]