Game of Thrones’ season two finale wrapped up tonight with ‘Valar Morghulis’ (Season 2, Episode 10) on June 3. Game of Thrones is a cool series, but if there’s one thing that seriously hobbles the series is it has too much story told in too little time. The series could benefit from a less lavish production and more episodes to do the sprawling fantasy tale justice.
In the finale it’s revealed Tyrion (Peter Dinklage) survived last week’s battle of ‘Blackwater’ only to be demoted by his own family for his heroism. Tyrion is stripped of his title as Hand of the King and doesn’t get any honors or hardly a “thank you” for saving their lives. Sansa is lucky enough to get out of her nasty betrothal to King Joffrey, but again refuses Petyr’s help to return home to Winterfell. With a character this stupid, she deserves to be bitten if she wants to live with vipers.
Theon Greyjoy (Alfie Allen), perhaps one of the nastiest characters in season two, amazingly escapes Winterfell with his life after his men from the Iron Isles decide dying in glorious battle for the “Prince of Winterfell” isn’t such a great bargain. Watching Theon get a solid knock to the head after delivering a grand battle speech was very satisfying.
We finally get some resolution on Daenerys’ (Emilia Clarke) stolen dragons. She goes to the House of the Undying which is controlled by a creepy vampire-like warlock. Perhaps the most touching scene in the finale is when Daenerys enters the hut of her deceased husband, Khal Drogo, who is also holding her dead son.
It definitely is a trick to distract Daenerys from her beloved dragons, but it is a wonderful scene to show how much she’s lost. Daenerys’ revenge on the creepy Undying warlock and the King of Qarth was long overdue. Revenge is best served very hot, preferably with dragon fire.
Game of Thrones leaves us with one hell of a cliffhanger that would be perfect for a teaser out of The Walking Dead. An army of White Walkers are marching on The Wall and there seems to be no stopping them. The rebellions and infighting over the Iron Throne seem ridiculous and petty compared to a massive army of arctic zombies.
The Prince of Winterfell
A Man Without Honor
The Old Gods and the New
The Ghost of Harrenhal
Garden of Bones
The North Remembers