This is probably the saddest episode since the Red Wedding. I hope you all have stopped crying after that ending because I know I haven’t.
This week’s episode starts with the reunion of Sansa and Peytr Baelish. The tension thick and Sansa is not holding back her clear anger towards him. She demands if he knows what happened to her, if he knew about Ramsay: “If you did know you’re my enemy.” Baelish at least has the decency to look somewhat uncomfortable and ashamed over what happened to her with Ramsay, but she is relentless in her interrogation. “He did what he liked with the rest of me, as long as I could still give him an heir,” she tells him, letting her horrific experiences be known. It’s a satisfying showdown and showcases Sansa’s growth into a strong woman.
Despite threatening to strike him dead, Sansa tells him to leave as she never wants to see him again. His illusions will no longer work on her and she doesn’t want his help in reclaiming the North. However, Littlefinger always seems to have something up his sleeve. He advises her to seek out her Uncle Brynden, the Blackfish, who had reclaimed Riverrun and has an army that could assist them. Looks like he has the key to unlocking this alliance.
In Braavos, we find the other Stark sister dueling with the Waif – who is still a cocky bitch I might add. Arya goes by “no one” but the Waif isn’t buying it: “You’ll never be one of us, Lady Stark.” The leading Faceless Man takes her to the Hall of Faces and recounts the history of the First Faceless Men. He gives her a vial and a task she cannot fail: “A girl has been given a second chance. There will not be a third. One way or another, a face will be added to the hall.” Will it be hers?
The scene cuts to a theatrical performance, a comedic reenactment of the end of Robert Baratheon’s reign and Joffrey’s succession to the throne. It’s not all that funny for some of us though. Arya, who is hiding among the crowd, appears uncomfortable as her father, Ned Stark, is portrayed as a buffoon. It pains her to re-live his death in such a comedic manner, a death that still bears pain with the rest of us.
But she is able to focus on her mission: Lady Crane. She discovers lady Crane only drinks rum and from a small bottle on her desk, which she will poison. Back at the Hall, Jaqen reminds her: “A servant does not ask questions.”
One of the biggest reveals this season is when Bran and the Three-Eyed Raven discover it was the Children of the Forest who created the White Walkers. We see a man tied to