“Blood of My Blood” had a lot to live up to after last week’s relevatory episode “The Door” (check out our recap here but suffice to say we’ll never say “hold the door” again without tearing up). It wasn’t quite as jam-packed as that midpoint episode, but it carried it’s own weight, covering the other half of the continents left out last week. There were still big revelations but it was quieter and more character-based.
For simplicity’s sake, these reviews will be formatted thus: by clicking Next, we start in the furthest north and go south – covering the Wall, the North, King’s Landing and the rest of the Seven Kingdoms – and then east, to the Free Cities of Essos and finally, the Dothraki Sea and Slaver’s Bay. I’ve linked to the various sections below if you prefer to skip around with the episode’s storylines. The storylines that were not touched on this episode are italicized.
- Beyond-the-Wall: Bran and Meera
- The Wall: Jon, Sansa, Tormund, Davos, Melisandre
- The North: Ramsay
- The Vale: Littlefinger
- The Iron Islands: The Greyjoys
- The Riverlands: The Tullys/Freys, Brienne
- King’s Landing: Cersei and Jaime, the Tyrells, the Sparrows
- The Reach: Sam & Gilly
- Dorne: The Martells