Game of Thrones: Season 5, Episode 9 "The Dance of Dragons" - Review

Jun 10, 2015
The penultimate episode of 'Game of Thrones' has arrived, and upon watching you know what that means for the show: shocking deaths, war and some fucked up shit to happen. 

This fifth season transcends from being very slow to becoming great again to making very horrible decisions for one of its main characters. To be frank with you, I freakin' hate this episode. A really big disappointment considering the past four penultimate episodes of the show was its main highlights in their respective seasons. There were some good moments, but I wasn't sold enough to how it actually ended. The pay-off was frustrating.
Stannis. Why Stannis?!?! After all those sweet moments with Shireen, the scene goes switches 360 degrees for some of the worst character mistakes on the show: offering your sick daughter to the Gods. This seem like a very desperate move for Stannis' perspective, after having some of his men and horses burned by Ramsay's 20 Good Men (correct me if i'm wrong about this.). A reasonable decision but who the fuck would fuckin' do that. Cersei would never, ever make that happen. Neither Roose Bolton on his sadistic son.
After those talks about her not being part of the stone men from previous episodes, and letting her away from being hurt. Why?!
And we got to that fighting pit raid. The battle between Jorah and some other slayers in the pit was awesome. I already saw the Sons of the Harpee ambush coming in. It's good news, he finally got reunited with Daenerys. But Drogon came out of nowhere without some kind of warning or what not. That last moment with Daenerys riding Drogon and flying through the sky was bullshit. She didn't even brought her friends with her to save them from the Sons. 
Arya finally seeing Meryn Trant was a fine touch. Those scenes at Dorne was sloooooow (Can Jamie go away now from this city?). All in all, it was a disappointing episode, especially coming after the fantastic "Hardhome" episode 8. 

The geek rates it 6/10. Fuck you Stannis. And you Melisandre.

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