Game Of Thrones Recap: S6E6 ‘Blood Of My Blood’

The Dothraki Sea: Daenerys and Daario

Dany belatedly realizes she’s going to need at least 1,000 ships to cross the Narrow Sea with her armies to Westeros (thank god some Greyjoys are on the way!). She rides ahead, seemingly on a whim. The show, like with Jon’s resurrection, does a good job of building tension out of obvious moments and this was another.

On the back of her dragon steed, she gives the horselords a speech any leader could be proud of. It’s pretty much an amped-up version of the end of the fourth episode when Dany burned all the khals but Emilia Clarke is so good, Drogon the dragon so immaculately crafted (and huge!) and the Dothraki speech writing so compelling, that it works, especially as this week’s conclusion.

MISSING THIS WEEK:

  • This episode made a point of covering the half of Westeros left out last week. As such, Jon and his entourage were missing, with previews showing his mission of gathering the Wildlings and Northerners to be the focus of next week’s episode
  • There was no Ramsay, Littlefinger or Greyjoys this week. The first is a relief, as we’re just counting the days until he dies (probably in episode nine), the second is disappointing and the third understandable since the two factions of Greyjoys are both on long-term missions to reach Daenerys half-a-world away.
  • No Meereen this week either and that means no Tyrion. The lack of central characters like the Northern alliance and this group contributed to the episode feeling a bit underwhelming, a fact compounded by the wallop last week left. This was not a bad episode, but it was necessarily less climactic and more table-setting.
  • Five episodes and counting. Still don’t miss Dorne.

NEXT WEEK:

Here’s the synopsis and preview for episode seven “The Broken Man.”

“The High Sparrow eyes another target. Jaime confronts a hero. Arya makes a plan. The North is reminded.”

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