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Monday, August 14, 2017

Game of Thrones 7.5: Reason Breaking Out All Over

Game of Thrones 7.5 tonight was a rare episode indeed in which reason seemed to be breaking out all over - just in time for at least the beginning of a united front against the dead of the north.

Among the most memorable rapprochements - actually a meeting for the first time, literally, hands on - was Jon and the dragon.  If he survives his trip to the north - which he pretty much has to, given all that rides on this character - what we saw tonight might well be prelude to his riding one of the dragons, as Daenerys rides another in the skies.

Cersei and Jaime were pretty amazing tonight, too, with Cersei actually seeing the logic, or her own logic, at least, of an alliance with Daenerys.   And it was actually sort of good, even given the perversion of it all, seeing the two of them of together.  I was glad that I was right that Jaime would survive his brave charge into the dragon's fire.

Sam's leaving the library was a brave move, too.  The forces of life will need his wisdom in the fight ahead.  You can't save the world sitting in a carrel.

And the episode ended with one of the best scenes this season, too - and there've been plenty of them. But Jon and Mormont and the Hound and the Wildling walking north of the Wall - in many ways, the best that humanity has to offer.  And a big step indeed to Jon astride a dragon fighting the dead, fire melting ice, though the dead are more than cold, and their power will take more than just flames to overcome.

And see also Game of Thrones 6.1: Where Are the Dragons ... Game of Thrones 6.2: The Waking ... Game of Thrones 6.5: Origin of a Name ... Game of Thrones 6.6: The Exhortation ... Game of Thrones 6.7: Giveth and Taketh ... Game of Thrones 6.8: Strategic Advantage ... Game of Thrones 6.9: A Night for the Light ... Game of Thrones Season 6 Finale: That Library

And see also Game of Thrones 5.1: Unsetting the Table ... Game of Thrones 5.8: The Power of Frigid Death ... Game of Thrones 5.9: Dragon in Action; Sickening Scene with Stannis ... Game of Thrones Season 5 Finale: Punishment

And see also Games of Thrones Season 4 Premiere: Salient Points ... Game of Thrones 4.2: Whodunnit? ... Game of Thrones 4.3: Who Will Save Tyrion ...Game of Thrones 4.4: Glimpse of the Ultimate Battle ... Game of Thrones 4.6: Tyrion on Trial ... Game of Thrones 4.8: Beetles and Battle ...Game of Thrones 4.9: The Fight for Castle Black ... Games of Thrones Season 4 Finale: Woven Threads

And see also Game of Thrones Back in Play for Season 2 ... Game of Thrones 2.2: Cersei vs. Tyrion

And see also A Game of Thrones: My 1996 Review of the First Novel ... Game of Thrones Begins Greatly on HBO ... Game of Thrones 1.2: Prince, Wolf, Bastard, Dwarf ... Games of Thrones 1.3: Genuine Demons ... Game of Thrones 1.4: Broken Things  ... Game of Thrones 1.5: Ned Under Seige ... Game of Thrones 1.6: Molten Ever After ... Games of Thrones 1.7: Swiveling Pieces ... Game of Thrones 1.8: Star Wars of the Realms ... Game of Thrones 1.9: Is Ned Really Dead? ... Game of Thrones 1.10 Meets True Blood

And here's a Spanish article in Semana, the leading news magazine in Colombia, in which I'm quoted about explicit sex on television, including on Game of Thrones.

And see "'Game of Thrones': Why the Buzz is So Big" article in The Christian Science Monitor, 8 April 2014, with my quotes.

Also: CNN article, "How 'Game of Thrones' Is Like America," with quote from me

"I was here, in Carthage, three months from now ..."

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