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Game of Thrones “Oathbreaker” Recap and Reactions

WARNING: Spoilers ahead

“Game of Thrones” returned last night with its third episode titled “Oathbreaker,” where we saw new discoveries from the past, a living, breathing Jon Snow, and Dany still thinking her title is worth something with the old wives of Khal’s past. Silly Dany.

Recap by Catherine Gutierrez

This episode was slow-paced, but still delivered the “GoT” punches. The most interesting story right now is Bran going back into the past where he is slowly learning more about his father’s past (Ned Stark) with Bran’s aunt, Lyanna.

We were almost on the verge of possibly discovering Lyanna’s fate, when Bran had to leave. “Can’t we just stay a little longer?” is my thought process when the Three-Eyed Raven pulls Bran out every time it’s about to get good. Like Bran, we’re left asking ourselves, “What’s in the tower?” Is Lyanna giving birth to Jon Snow and Ned promising her that he’ll take him as his own? Have to wait one more week to unravel the mystery! Also, learning that Ned’s story of his infamous battle was not completely accurate, was definitely sad to witness a son’s realization that his father’s legend was not entirely true.

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Photo credit: HBO

Also, is “Game of Thrones” venturing into the time-change reality world? When Bran calls out for his father, it seems as if Ned could hear him. What does this mean? Is the Three-Eyed Raven lying to Bran about what he can change? Interesting, indeed.

The preview and description of “Oathbreaker” teased a gift for Ramsay. As we know it couldn’t be Sansa, so I really had no idea what gift Ramsay would want. Rickon Stark, the youngest Stark, never crossed my mind! Good play, GoT writers, good play. I was wondering where Rickon was. I actually had the audacity to think he was safe and we’d never hear from him until maybe the end of the series. Silly me. What will Ramsay do to Rickon and Osha? Is this apparent betrayal from Smalljon Umber, just another ploy? Is Ramsay actually being played for a fool. These are conspiracies being tossed around by fans, because we just can’t fathom another direwolf death.  Maybe Jon Snow and Sansa will head down to Winterfell and end Ramsay once and for all!

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Photo Credit: HBO

Also, we’re finally blessed with a “Karate Kid”-like montage of Arya Stark making her final transition into No One. I felt this was dragged on a bit too much, but the payoff feels like it’s going to be a good one. Since Arya has fully regained her eyesight and morphed into full bad-ass mode, who will she be sent out to kill? What will she do with her new acquired skills? Will she betray her new master and go rogue Arya Stark? Let’s hope.

One of the funnier moments is Tyrion desperately trying to make conversation with Grey Worm and Missandei. It is probably the most challenging thing he’s done on “GoT.” Developments in Mereen are slow, and so is Dany’s eventual rescue, but I’ll wait this one out.

Grey Worm and Missandei
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Cersei was back to her old self again, plotting, planning her revenge against everyone who mocks her shameful walk and talks bad about the Lannisters. This is the Cersei I’m used to. I’m not exactly sure Tommen has it in him to take down the High Sparrow and his followers, but with Cersei’s help, I think it can definitely prove to be a good showdown when they try and rescue Margaery from her own shameful walk.

Lastly, can we talk about Jon Snow’s final action as Lord Commander of the Night’s Watch? Him cutting that rope, finalizing his murderers’ fates, and then storming off was his equivalent to a mic drop. “My watch has ended!” Jon Snow out.

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Photo Credit: HBO

What are you most looking forward to in the next episode, “Book of the Stranger?” Tweet us @ShuffleOnline or leave a comment below! 

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