Instant reaction post: “Game of Thrones” S5, Ep2 ‘The House of Black and White’

Ellaria Sand & Areo Hotah in 'The House of Black and White'
Ellaria Sand and Areo Hotah in ‘The House of Black and White’

This post is late cause I didn’t have time to watch the second episode yesterday. But here it is now.

Braavos! We see it at last!

Jaqen H’ghar! I totally forgot that that was “A Man”’s name. (Or not, as he later says.)

Arya must have an iron constitution — she doesn’t seem hungry or dehydrated at all after sitting in the elements for a day.

Brienne and Sansa are in the same inn! Are they going to meet?

They are going to meet!

They met!

Wow, Brienne is REALLY TALL. Littlefinger is like a hobbit beside her.

And once again, Brienne is rejected by the people she swore to protect. :'( But probably because she doesn’t know what else to do with herself, she continues to try to protect them anyway.

Bronn looks fine in that cloak! I mistakenly thought the girl he was marrying was supposed to be fat, not dumb though. But Jaime looked even finer sitting on that wall.

We’ve reached Dorne! Prince Doran looks like a decent guy. Like Oberyn was, actually, even though he had a vengeful spirit.

Prince Doran Martell in 'The House of Black and White'
Prince Doran Martell in ‘The House of Black and White’

Tyrion is in another box, hah. I love how calm and dry Varys is in the face of Tyrion’s bitterness and self-pity.

What does the Master of Whispers do? Take charge of the city’s spy network? I thought Varys’ spies were his own, not the city’s…

Which other episodes have we seen Kevan Lannister in, besides the first episode of this season? I don’t really remember him.

That was a beautiful and eloquent speech, Samwell Tarly.

Jon became Lord Commander of the Night’s Watch! 😀 I thought horrible things would happen as usual and Ser Alliser Thorne would be elected.

The pigeon that Arya killed moved so slowly it looked kind of fake. But anyway, she finally meets A Man!

Just wondering: what language is Dany speaking now? Is it still Dothraki? Do all the people in Meeren, Yunkai etc speak Dothraki? I thought only the Dothraki speak Dothraki…

Once again, she finds out just how difficult it is to rule a people. It was chilling the way they suddenly turned on her and started hissing.

I was wondering if Drogon was going to be back to help Dany reestablish her authority. But looks like he rejected her too. Dang, what’s she going to do now?