Game of Thrones Delivers Despite Lackluster Ending to Third Season
Game of Thrones’ season 3 finale wasn’t as jaw-dropping as the previous two season finales, but it would have been hard to top the penultimate episode, “The Rains of Castamere.” While watching Daenerys surf diving among the recently freed Yunkian slaves wasn’t the end to the season I wished for, “Mhysa” still managed to deliver a few good gems, and managed to set up season 4, which is based on the second half of A Storm of Swords. Despite the lack of cliffhanger I’m sure most fans will still anticipate season 4, which dreadfully won’t begin for another year.
“The disgraced daughter and the demon monkey. What a perfect match.” Tyrion and Sansa began the episode trying to make the best of a bad situation, but by the end it appeared any hope for a happy marriage was most likely lost. These two people were forced together due to the political advantages their union would provide the Lannister family, and discovered that their opinions about the other may have been wrong. Sansa isn’t the stuck-up young lady Tyrion previously believed (and us along with him), but has a naughty sense of humor. While she may not be knowledgeable about the sexual arts, she is quickly becoming learned in the ways of the court, and realizes that forging a friendship with her new husband will make her life much more enjoyable. As for Tyrion, Sansa has come to realize that he’s not a monster like she originally believed. Though he is a Lannister, he has a tender heart and is extremely smart and witty. These great gains Sansa and Tyrion have made in their relationship were waylaid by the end of the episode after Sansa learned of her mother and brother’s death. Like Tyrion, I believe we’ve all given up hope that this possible alliance will blossom into the powerful union it could have become. (More…)