Thursday, June 30, 2016
It's July 6th at the time of this writing, if you were wondering.
In any case -- Season 6 of Game of Thrones was spectacular! I am currently spoiling the sixth season in LEGO on my Instagram, one shot from one scene from one episode every Sunday.
For this entry, we are in the second half of the fifth season of Game of Thrones. Odd-numbered seasons seem to be downer seasons, in which the intended antagonists have the upper hand. Season 5 is no different. The intended protagonists are mostly down on their luck anyway, but there's something about odd seasons ...
In "Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken," Ramsay Bolton rapes Sansa Stark on their wedding night, while Reek (Theon Greyjoy) is forced to watch. With LEGO minifigures, you can make caricatured renditions of on-screen characters that more-or-less reflects the personality of the character. In other words, I'm a bit proud of the cobbled-together Ramsay, who is greenish and sunken-eyed and mischievously malevolent-looking. In an earlier photo, I made Ramsay's father Roose with a vampire head. And so are the Boltons, metaphorically sad to say.
In "The Gift," Samwell Tarly tries to save Gilly from two Night's Watch would-be attackers, but he fails miserably. The direwolf Ghost actually saves the day.
In "Hardhome," Jon Snow -- the bastard who knows nothing -- finally knows something when he kills a White Walker with his Valyrian Steel sword, Longclaw.
In "The Dance of Dragons," Daenerys Targaryen rides her dragon Drogon, and ditches her crew in the process -- until sometime in the sixth season. Spoilers, I know.
In "Mother's Mercy," Jon Snow dies, assassinated by mutinous brothers of the Night's Watch, including Ser Alliser Thorne and Ygritte's killer, Olly. Don't worry; Jon comes back from the dead two episodes later. Unfortunately, in real-life time, the wait was almost a year.
I'll spoil the first half of Season 6 -- in LEGO, of course -- as soon as possible.