Game of Thrones Episode (4×05) Review – “The First of His Name”

Posted May 7, 2014 by @Angelized_1st in Entertainment, Game of Thrones, Television, TV Reviews / 0 Comments


The Women of Game of Thrones Learn Some Hard Lessons This Week

The spectacular fourth season of HBO’s Game of Thrones continues moving right along with “The First of His Name.” In episode 405, Tommen ascends the thrones as king just as the Lannisters discover they’re broke. Apparently Tywin can no longer find the gold bars floating in his toilet, and is desperate to make a deal with the Iron Bank of Braavos for some financial relief. Thanks to their bankruptcy, the Lannisters are singing a different tune as far as the Tyrells are concerned, and Cersei seems fine all of the sudden with the prospect of Margaery marrying her adolescent son and becoming king. The Lannisters aren’t the only ones with heavy crowns on their heads. Daenerys discovers that cities she’d freed from slavery are now falling back into corruption and infringing on the civil rights of their citizens just as Daario has acquired her a navy to set sail for Westeros to reclaim her crown. Arya and the Hound continue their deadly comedy hour, and poor Sansa is forced to watch Littlefinger marry her aunt Lysa. Not sure if her tears were from hearing her aunt scream during sex with Petyr, or from the idea of marrying her sickly cousin Robert. Meanwhile, Jon and his Band of Brothers kick some mutineer booty, narrowly missing his lil’ bro Bran slink off into the Wilderness. There weren’t any White Walkers, Tyrion’s still in the dungeon, the Wildlings have yet to storm the castle, and a Stark reunion was thwarted, but “The First of His Name” had me so glued to my seat, that I didn’t even notice until the episode ended. So let’s dive in and discuss the episode! (Cont…)


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