'Game of Thrones' - 'A Golden Crown': You are the last dragon

A review of tonight's "Game of Thrones" coming up just as soon as possession is an abstract concept... "You don't fight with honor." -Lady Arryn

"No. He did." -BronnAny society - and particularly the sort of feudal monarchy of Westeros - has certain rules and strictures in place that people - particularly the people in power - expect to be there to keep them safe. Throughout the terrific "A Golden Crown," though, people either discover ways to work around those rules or are horrified to discover that the rules don't offer quite the protection they had believed. Take poor, pitiful, scalded-to-death Viserys. As the son of the deposed king - and the alleged descendent of the true dragons - he believed it was his destiny to sit on the Iron Throne and be loved, or feared, or preferably both. Instead, his plan to pimp out Dany to the Dothraki didn't at all go the way it was supposed to. Drogo headed east rather than west and treated Viserys like unwanted cargo, while his meek little sister went native, lost her fear of him, and got herself pregnant with a male child, to boot. You never quite feel sympathy for Viserys, but you at least understand why he would feel so confused and betrayed by recent events - and also why he wouldn't understand just the grave amount of danger he was placing himself in when he challenged Drogo and threatened the life of the Khaleesi and her unborn child in his tent.  Read More...



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