What an incredible episode all about bravery and big reveals. If anyone holds a door for you today, say thank you and try not to cry
Was this possibly the most tragic death so far? In terms of body count, Red Wedding it was not, but watching Bran and Meera escape into the snowy night as Hodor was torn to shreds by White Walkers was one of the hardest things Ive seen yet in this show up there with Sansas wedding night and Oberyns skullsmasher showdown with The Mountain. If anyone holds the door for you today, say thank you and try not to cry.
This was an episode of huge reveals, most of which even the book readers didnt know yet the major one being that the Children of the Forest created the White Walkers to protect themselves from mankind eons ago. Details like this, plus the origins of Hodors name, are why the Game of Thrones universe is adored: its so rounded, so well-planned. The Door was a fantastic reminder of what a great storyteller George RR Martin is the fact that he has been sitting on these reveals since book one is incredible.
Being entirely Kings Landing-less, The Door was more focused than previous episodes, and felt weightier for it. As well as an episode of big reveals, The Door was all about bravery. Sansas fury at the reappearance of insufferable Littlefinger was brilliant her pitiless determination to get that weasel to admit he knew what Ramsay would do to her was incredibly satisfying to watch. Though she has paid a price for her development through a long line of horrific men, Sansa is turning out to be one of the more interesting characters. Elsewhere, Theons brave defence of his sister in the face of her inevitably failed pitch for leadership of the Iron Islands signalled a new and improved version of the Theon of old, while Jorahs resigned admittance to Daenerys that he has both greyscale and the hots for her resulted in less drama than expected.
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