'Game of Thrones' recap: The Best Laid Plans

Nothing in Sunday night's tense episode ofGame of Thrones went according to plan. Jon Snow becoming a ranger? King Robert assassinating Dany? Ned Stark kicking out the Lannisters? Nope, nada, forget it. If Thrones is a roller coaster, Episode 7 was the first (but not the last) hairpin turn, with the game board overturned and a new king taking the Iron Throne.

Let's start by watching an animal getting butchered, shall we? If any of my fellow bachelors out there like to eat dinner while watching Thrones, this probably wasn't the best episode for you, unless the sight of Tywin Lannister gutting and skinning an elk/stag/whatever (Shadowdeer?) is your idea of a juicy appetizer. Killing animals has been a recurring element in this show, one that's been met with a lot of debate on the boards. It made the scene extremely graphic and doubtless caused many to turn away, but also added a whole other level of brutal intensity to the scene. Read More...



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