Game of Thrones Recap: Young Men With Big Jobs

At the beginning of this season, I wondered who would emerge as the new center of Game of Thrones, now that Ned Stark was dead. I had assumed it would be fan-favorite Tyrion or, failing that, Ned’s son Robb. But now, with only three hours left in this installment of the series, I’m surprised to find that — of all people — Theon Greyjoy has become the heart of the show for me.

Part of this is thanks to the fact that, of all the major story lines this season (and there have been, by my latest count, about 397), Theon’s has had the most consistent presence and the clearest arc: It’s rare that we shift to a Theon scene and I think, Oh, that’s where he’s been all this time. Read More...


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