Dude, I’m starting to think Ned Stark might be a leeeeeeeeeetle bit unobservant. Little Finger has been creepin’ on Cat and Sansa, has told Ned to not trust him, and then was all LOLLERSKATES if you have someone you trust completely you should send them to this specific location LOLLLLERSKATES haha you shouldn’t've said you had someone you trust completely INTERESTING THING TO FILE AWAY, amirite??? Anyways, so Ned went to the armory on the hill that Little Fingers told him about and found King Robert’s bastard by a blonde woman, and has begun realizing that Robert’s girth, build, and coloring are so powerful that it’s hella weird that him and Cersei’s kids don’t look like him.
Sansa is starting to realize that she’s been giving a shit stick to beat on a shit drum and if she doesn’t play along with a shit melody, she’ll be up shit’s creek without a shitty paddle. She asked her nurse what would happen to her if she only had daughters once she became Joffrey’s Queen, noted that everyone hates her, including Joffrey, and then asked why her grandfather and uncles had been killed in the throne room years before. The actress has my heart — she manages to convey Sansa’s rising panic while at the same time emphasizing that Sansa’s still thinking of the court, the court, the court! as the end-all of these machinations. The actress for Arya is also charming, though my friend and I LOL’d at what her teacher said about cats and their sneakiness. My cat is really easy to catch because she’s LAZY.
Daenarys is… growing on me. I still think she looks badly photoshopped into every scene she’s in, and my friend and I had an energetic debate at to whether that was an issue of camera contrasts, or make up. I think make-up, and that they went heavy with an opalescent shimmer on her breast-bone and cheeks so that she appears to glow a little in comparison to everything else. Anyways, she whacked her douche of a brother with a heavy metal belt in the face because he hit her, but noticeably didn’t tell him to not hit her slaves as well. Siiiiiiiiiigh.
Catelyn also totally GOT Tyrion — when they met at an end in the area of Westeros she’s from, she quickly reminded EVERY MAN IN THE ROOM that she was their kin/friend of their kin/uniquely of this area in a way the Lannisters never were, and got them to arrest Tyrion for her for trying to assasinate Bran. Speaking of Bran… Tyrion got the designs for a special saddle so that Bran can learn to ride, even though he can’t walk. That whole sequence where someone “helps” Bran by carrying him like that… gah. I can’t tell if the show is troubling stereotypes/mythos about the disabled or what, but I do know that Bran’s dignity was profoundly insulted, something interesting to see on the face of a little kid. Also: Jon made friends on the Wall. Yay? One of them is a weepy fat boy who has HIDDEN DEPTHS.
1. GOD, isn’t Catelyn just SUPER? She was so completely regal in EVERY scene, and that concluding moment where she asked these men whose loyalty she had to arrest the Queen’s brother? HOLY GUACAMOLE, Batman.
2. Ned sucks at playing detective.
3. If Sansa and Daenarys are both pawns because of their femme-dom, it’s interesting to see how/if they’ll be the lucky pawns that get promoted to Queen or are just expendable.
4. Arya is SUPER cute. <3
5. Finally, this show really needed more diversity in casting. There are a lot of stoic white guys with brown/dark hair, and I CANNOT tell them apart unless one of them starts talking. It’s like Glee and the bevy of white blondes, or BSG and the symbolic white blondes. Gaaaaaaaaaaaaaah.