Game of Thrones: Book of the Stranger (Season 6, Episode 4)

Fire, death and war – it’s just another day in Westeros…

Heavy Spoiler Warning: If you haven't yet seen Episode 4 of Season Six it is strongly advised that you do not read this article.

Finally we have a Stark reunion! Finally Dany has remembered that she is a bad-ass! Finally Sansa is taking control! Suffice to say that there were a lot of cheers from me during this episode. Part of me half expected and dreaded the idea of Jon Snow wandering off from Castle Black just before Sansa arrived. It would have been too much to have the Stark’s miss each other once again and thankfully they didn’t opt for that but instead gave us a lovely, tender reunion. Thankfully though it wasn’t dragged out long as Sansa and Jon quickly clash on how to deal with the Bolton problem; Sansa finally begins to become the leader she should have been long ago and it’s glorious to see.

Meanwhile Dany took control of her imprisonment in the way that only she could, burning her enemies to the ground is one thing, but emerging from the flames looking for all the world like a fire god certainly will win her the devotion of yet another army. It’s the kind of action which she normally reserves for a season finale and so, given how early on this power move took place, I”m desperately hoping this means that she is going to finally begin building traction and find a way across the sea. It’s interesting to have her being seen as a goddess of sorts and Jon Snow being seen as a god like figure by the wildlings, you can see foresee them winding up as the two uptmost key figures in deciding the fate of Westeros by the time the show concludes.

It’s a statement which has been reiterated almost everywhere but Game of Thrones is having an incredible run right now. As the game moves into its final phases it’s good to see the return of Littlefinger, one of its key players. How he tries to play Jon and Sansa given what he did to the later will be interesting to see, and it’s also going to be interesting to see just how he functions with an army behind him. He is continually moving up the ladder, but will he ever be able to command enough respect and power to make his play for the iron throne.

So what did you think of the latest episode? Let us know in the comment box below!

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