'Game of Thrones' Season 1, Episode 7 Recap

As I wrote a couple of weeks ago, I thought the fifth episode of 'Game of Thrones' was very strong, but, given how talky, clumsy and static some earlier episodes were, I half-wondered if the relative strength of both the fifth and sixth episodes was a fluke.

This week's excellent outing, which saw the stakes raised in satisfying and suspenseful ways, proved that it was not.

There are still the occasional rough patches, to be sure. Even the masterful Tywin Lannister scene contained a couple of dialogue clunkers ("I need you to become the man you were always meant to be"), and the Littlefinger bordello scene may require a dissertation-length digression on how some female characters are being portrayed on the show. Read More...



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