Aside from episodes such as ‘The Red Wedding’ as well as ‘Blackwater’, This weeks episode, ‘Hardhome’ was one of the most intense, action packed episodes of the 5 season show ‘Game of Thrones’. Covering five of the ‘Game of Thrones’ story lines, audiences around the world are shocked.
In Meereen, the long journey of Tyrion has finally come to an end when he meets with Daenerys for the the first time. Across the Narrow Sea, the large separation between Westeros and Essos, Tyrion has traveled with companion, Ser Jorah Mormont, and faced many evils including the Stone men of Valyria as well as being kidnapped by slave traders. This episode consists of the conversation and understand that Dany and Tyrion come to about the idea of ruling as well as devotion.
Across the Narrow sea and far up north, we see Winterfell. Sansa, still married to Ramses, learns the truth that comes from the lips of “Reek”. Her two brothers, shamefully admitted by Reek, are still alive. This not only gives Sansa hope but also the fire and will to escape her hell.
The final and most important story line in this episode was Jon Snow’s voyage to seek help from the Wildlings. He is initially successful in his goal to unite the Wildlings, however this goes astray when the White Walkers arrive. Involved in one of the best battle battles of the entire show, Snow barely escapes with his life after battling one of the White Walkers. The episode quietly ends with Jon Snow and his fellow companions escaping to the ships while watching the White Walker’s undead army rise up from the ground. Jim Dondero thought that was a huge part of the show.