This week’s winner, is Hamilton!
I’m kidding, and I know I made this same joke on the day after the Tonys last year, but seriously. Hamilton, congratulations, Lin-Manuel and crew. Not that you’re reading this.
Or if you are, um, hi? Call me? Or email me? Can you get me tickets? Anyway…Game of Thrones.
After getting schooled by The Waif last week, Arya ran to Lady Crane, who, by the way, I just realized looks a lot like Catelyn. That’s got to be on purpose. Anyway, she’s dead now because The Waif killed her and then Arya, cut the lights and delivered The Waif’s face to the temple, and then, in her most winningest moment ever said, “A Girl’s name is Arya Stark. And it’s time for me to go home.”
Many years ago, my friend Mouse and I decided that the ending of Game of Thrones/A Song of Ice And Fire we most wanted was “Arya comes back to Westeros and FUCKING KILLS EVERYTHING.” That looks like it’s going to happen now.
Runner Up goes to: Daveed Diggs, Renee Elise Goldsberry and Leslie Odom Jr. Congrats on your Tony wins guys! Renee especially, so glad the world got to see you do Angelica’s rap in “The Schuyler Sisters…”
Nah, for real, the runner up is Missandei, I’ll get into it more below, but she made me so happy this episode.
Missandei And Grey Worm Watch
GUYS! Drunk Misandei! She’s adorable. Missandei’s nerdy joke about translators? Perfect. Grey Worm doing hipster-esque anti humor? INCREDIBLE! Tyrion getting these two to have personalities around him if it kills him? A delight! The look of pure joy and love on Grey Worm’s face when Missandei is giggling at her own joke to the point of snorting? OMG it’s like they read my mind!
Sansa Agency Watch
No Sansa this week, but Brienne pushing The Blackfish, and her meeting with Jaime, all of it being great. And The Blackfish saying “She’s just like Cat,” was heartbreaking and wonderful.
Arya Bad Ass Watch
The scene where she cuts the candle so that she has an advantage over The Waif is insanely badass.
Bran Stark’s Excellent Adventure
No Bran this week.
King Tommen The Adorable
He is trying really hard to screw things up for Cersei, or well, Maergary is probably, because she is the one holding those strings. Tommen has outlawed trial by combat, which means, Cersei is going to have stand before an actual court, which likely will not go well for her.
Nothing, no Yara and Theon this week. But the masters showed up, so here’s hoping they get to Mereen soon and save the day. (I would love that.)