*OPEN SESAME* When One Door Closes…

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Game of Thrones smacks you in the face with this! What a riot this episode was. I felt unhinged when I first watched it, I think I’ve got a handle on it. Sort of. Mostly.

Gosh- where do I even start with this one? There were so many awesome elements to this episode. This turned out to be an episode of major reveals and fantastic drama. Hold tight, cos this is about to get *spoilery*

All the Starks are in fine fighting form. Sansa shows her teeth and goes for Littlefinger at last- something I’ve been waiting for with baited breath since the season began. Arya’s training picks up pace. And (the honorary ex-Stark) Theon allies with his sister- against the fairly psychotic Euron (seriously- what kind of nutcase admits to killing his brother? And what kind of nutcases then elects said-nutcase as king?? Gah- the Iron Islanders are bonkers!)

And what of the actual door in question? Well aside from tepid metaphors I could make about doors equalling new opportunities, there was only one real mention of a door. But what a massive deal that door turned out to be. Because we finally got to see what caused Hold-the-door to be Hodor- which I *never* would’ve seen coming in a million years! I mean, Bran freakin’ broke Hodor’s mind with his power!

Time becomes very Doctor-Who-esque here as Hodor’s beginning and end become one and the same moment.

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Bran witnesses the horror of his own actions, seeing his ability to Warg going terribly wrong. Everything slots into place and we finally understand why Hodor took it so badly when Bran took him over before- it was foreshadowing this tragic end- and it is likely that a part of Hodor’s brain knew what it foretold. He always knew what Bran’s journey would mean for him- but he couldn’t stop it because it was inevitable.

So another powerful episode from Game of Thrones! What did you think of it? Let me know!

(And I apologise profusely for the terrible puns)

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10 thoughts on “*OPEN SESAME* When One Door Closes…

  1. Anushka H. says:

    This episode was absolutely fantastic! I couldn’t stop sobbing at the end and hodor’s story and that entire warging thing bran did in the end is a lot to wrap my head around. Even though bran’s storyline became interesting, I can’t help think that bran’s kinda a shitty person.

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    • theorangutanlibrarian says:

      Oh I know- it was so distressing and tragic!!! He’s never been my favourite character and I get what you mean- he literally uses people :/ it’s really awful :/ but as you said, his storyline got interesting all of a sudden, so I’ll forgive him :p

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  2. Kat Impossible says:

    The Hodor story broke my heart!!!!! I am not okay with it and I am so scared of him becoming a white walker now.

    As for Sansa, always love her of course, but I think she hurt Jon’s feelings a bit when they were talking strategy and she said he doesn’t have the Stark name. Then she mended it with making him a wolf cloak … but … I am scared of what it means that she is keeping Littlefinger a secret from him. Also Littlefinger’s remark that he is her half-brother. I don’t want that relationship to get messed up – IT IS THE ONLY THING THAT’S MAKING ME HAPPY!

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