Instant reaction post: “Game of Thrones” S6, Ep3 ‘Oathbreaker’

Ser Davos, Melisandre and Jon in 'Oathbreaker'
Ser Davos, Melisandre and Jon in ‘Oathbreaker’

When I got on Twitter this morning, I noticed that “Olly” and “Rickon” were trending (to my dismay, since I wanted to avoid spoilers). I also saw a headline that said someone with “blind faith” was going to die, accompanied by a picture of Ser Davos, Melisandre and Jon Snow, which led me to believe that either Ser Davos or Melisandre was going.

Thankfully my latter prediction was wrong — because for once, they didn’t accompany a spoilery image with an equally spoilery headline! — but I kinda guessed that Rickon was coming back. Since I had read an article earlier about Maisie Williams (who plays Arya) revealing that Rickon was returning to the show. I guess Olly trended because he died young and defiant, and Jon felt so awful about his betrayal and having to kill him for it that he ended his Watch. (Not sure who’s the person with “blind faith” who died, but it should be either Olly or Ser Alliser.)

I take offence to the episode being called ‘Oathbreaker’ though, because Jon fulfilled his oath up to the death part, so he did not break it.

Night gathers, and now my watch begins. It shall not end until my death. I shall take no wife, hold no lands, father no children. I shall wear no crowns and win no glory. I shall live and die at my post. I am the sword in the darkness. I am the watcher on the walls. I am the shield that guards the realms of men. I pledge my life and honor to the Night’s Watch, for this night and all the nights to come.”

Anyway, on to my thoughts during the episode:

Why is Jon totally naked? Didn’t he have a cloth covering his privates when we last saw him?

Melisandre’s faith seems totally renewed.

Poor disillusioned Jon! :'( Nothing worth living for in life anymore, and nothing after death.

“I saw your pecker. What kind of god would have a pecker that small?” Tormund lightening things up. :’D

Edd is the last one (besides Sam) of the original gang that used to include Grenn and Pyp. :'( Jon really has too few friends.

Why are Sam and Gilly on a ship? I thought Oldtown is somewhere on the same continent?


Bran and the Three-Eyed Raven in 'Oathbreaker'
Bran and the Three-Eyed Raven in ‘Oathbreaker’

I thought that Dany was going to undergo some sort of horrible initiation with the other widows a la Mean Girls. It was more civilised than expected.

Missandei’s unimpressed face when Tyrion referred to himself as the great man he spoke of earlier!

I thought that old man (Qyburn?) was going to poison all those little children! But Varys’ secret has now been uncovered. Should have guessed! It’s like Sherlock’s Baker Street Irregulars. No one notices children listening.

Qyburn and Varys' little "birds" in 'Oathbreaker'
Qyburn and Varys’ little “birds” in ‘Oathbreaker’

For someone who has lasted so long in King’s Landing politics, shouldn’t Grand Maester Pycelle be more aware of his surroundings than to go off spouting nonsense like that? The door opening was so loud.

I bet Cersei and Jaime have never been so ignored.

How did the High Sparrow manage to defuse Tommen’s anger with all that rubbish??? I rewatched that part, and I still don’t get it. How naive can Tommen be?

Arya’s training montage!

Has Arya really become “No One”? :-O

Arya (No One?) in 'Oathbreaker'
Arya (No One?) in ‘Oathbreaker’

OH NO! Rickon and Osha are back, and they’ve just been handed over to the sadist and psychopath!!! :-O:-O:-O

Weren’t there more people who stabbed Jon?

Olly, defiant to the last, because from his perspective, his actions were right. Ser Alliser too — though he was an arrogant bastard, he also did what he thought was right.

Jon has finally ended his watch! After being so disillusioned by his Night’s Watchmen who just didn’t get him. :'( On the flip side, it leaves him free to march down to Winterfell and kill Ramsay! And then join in the fight for the Seven Kingdoms that he has been left out of for so long!