Spoiler Alert Thursday
They cancel “Human Target,” renew “House,” and give us this? Fox must really hate its audience.
In case it wasn’t clear, I really don’t like that woman.
At least the CW had the good sense to renew “Supernatural,” cancel “Hellcats,” and give us another 22 nearly identical episodes of “Nikita.” Because CW gives its audience what it wants, here are some backstage hijinks at the “Supernatural” set–Dean about to ingest Castiel’s “weapon of heaven.” For the fan-girls and fan-boys, of course.
I don’t understand how, but io9 claims that HP Lovecraft will figure in one of this week’s two “Supernatural” episodes.
With respect to new episodes this week, the “NCIS” season finale was a steaming pile–but it was nice to see Jack from “Dawson’s Creek” pull some sweet gymnastics moves when in cuffs. Likewise, “The Killing” was also a steaming pile, but that is to be expected. What is not to be expected–but apparently true–is that the show will most likely be renewed for a second season. Unbelievable. In case you were wondering, “The Office” is funnier without Michael. But everyone knew this or at least should have.
But all this is beside the point. The only thing you care about, dear readers, is what I thought about the most recent episode of “Game of Thrones.” In short, it was fantastic: we finally got a full episode of that violence we’ve all been waiting for–and our first taste of man-on-man sex. The most awesome part of the episode was when Tyrion beat a man to death with a shield. It wasn’t clear, however, why they were ambushed by dirty men throwing rocks in the first place. The creepiest part of the episode was when the eight year old Robin Arryn was feeding from his absolutely insane mother’s breast. The worst part was when The Mountain executed his horse after losing at the tournament. (And then freaked out more, attacking the un-armed Knight of Flowers who was subsequently defended by The Hound, who seemed happy to have the opportunity to possibly kill his older brother.) It must be hard being Jaime Lannister: bring an entire platoon of troops to take on a middle-aged man, Jorry, and two guards and you only win the fight because one of your men stabs Ned in the back of the leg with a spear during your duel–and, not that it matters to a man of your stature or wealth, but that middle aged man also kills a bunch of your guards.
What we learnt: Ser Hugh, the former squire of John Arryn and now deceased, was most likely the poisoner, although it remains unclear as to who is behind the plot–the Lannisters, Lord Varys, or someone else entirely. That Robert has a whole army of bastards around King’s Landing. The bastards in themselves are likely not significant, but, rather, their features: they all have dark hair and similar facial features. This sets the bastards apart from Joffrey, the heir to the throne, who is likely Lannister on both sides (as are likely the rest of his “legitimate” children). When Robert dies, the whole kingdom will fall apart: it is only “his fat body holding it all together.” There are a number of obvious successors: Joffrey, the presumed heir but who is likely illegitimate and thus has no claim to the throne; Renly, the younger brother of Robert, who is third in line but has the support of his lover, the Knight of Flowers and his family’s wealth which is said to rival that of the Lannisters; Stannis, the eldest of Robert’s brothers; and, of course, the crazy albinos, but especially, Daenerys Targaryen. Based upon Theon Greyjoy, we should expect his family to seek independence and given that the Starks–presumably Robb because Ned is unlikely to live long–seem to have no interest in the throne or in Southern politics, that they too will claim independence.
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