I had this whole thing sewn up and then we got to the end of the episode and I realized that this was a different episode than I thought it was, and that’s why this week’s winner is Sam.
Sam killed a White Walker that was coming to steal Little Sam, who is not yet named Little Sam. But still, killed a White Walker, and he’s pretty much the only character to have done that at this point.
Runner up goes to Daario Naharis though, because he meets his new girlfriend. And this is the old, hotter Daario. But you know, whatever, either way, he’s totally up on the win list for that.
Missandei And Grey Worm Watch
Missandei gets threatened with rape a bunch in this episode where we meet the Second Sons, and Grey Worm offers to cut out the Titan’s Bastard’s tongue. I mean, he does this for Dany, but I think he also does it a little bit for Missandei, because I mean, he loves her right?
Sansa’s Agency Watch
Sansa marries Tyrion. He also gives her a little bit of agency back, by you know, not raping her on her wedding night. I also noted a change from the books that I’d forgotten about. In the books, Sansa refuses to kneel at her wedding so Tyrion can put the cloak on her, and Joffrey winds up having Ser Dontos make himself into a footstool for Tyrion, but here, Sansa kneels. It’s an interesting change, that I think speaks to one of the big differences between book and show Sansa. Show Sansa is a lot softer.
Arya Badass Watch
Arya almost hits the Hound on the head with a rock. She changes her mind.
Robb Is A King And Kind Of Bad At It
No Robb this week. After next week, no Robb ever again. *SOB*