A lot of really cool things happened on last night’s Game of Thrones. Nothing quite as game changing as last week, but most of it was fairly interesting, and gave us some insight into characters and motivations. But, in spite of the awesomeness of Podrick and Tyrion’s conversation in Tyrion’s cell, Sansa’s escape at the hands of Littlefinger, and Samwell Tarley installing Gilly as a maid in a brothel (to save her from be raped by the men of the Night’s Watch? Or something, Sam’s logic is flawed here…) This week’s character winner is Tommen Baratheon (Lannister).
Tommen is now the King, and he’s decided that he’s going to be a better king than his brother. He’s also, frankly, kind of adorable. Look at that baby face!
Now granted, a trained monkey would be a better king than Joffrey, but it’s nice that Tommen understands this. He’s weaker than Joff in a lot of ways, and as he’s younger, he’s going to be easier for his mother, uncle, “uncle”/father and grandfather to control, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Also, the conversation he has with Tywin regarding what makes for a good king and why he must marry is one of the best talk based scenes the show has ever done.
The mood was almost immediately destroyed by Jaime raping Cersei on the floor of the sept next to Joffrey’s dead body.
Stay classy, Game of Thrones, always stay classy.
But congratulations King Tommen, may you quietly rule Westeros until Daenyrs gets her act together and kills you with dragon fire.