TV Review: Game of Thrones – Season Six Episode Five “The Door” SPOILERS
“Hold The Door…”
Oh my. If previous events on Game of Thrones had the power and the gusto to make the hardest of people break down and cry, then this week’s episode more than deserves its’ place in the Game of Thrones hall of fame for a final scene which ranks up with the most heartbreaking scenes in the entire history of the show so far. The Red Wedding? Intense and shocking. The fall of the Viper? Left me shaking for days on end. The revelation of Hodor? Genuinely sob-inducing, a scene which brought all the ambiguity regarding the origin of Hodor to a close whilst letting go one of the shows’ most beloved characters in the most heroic way possible; holding off a wave of white walkers in order to protect Bran who finally realised his part in a Doctor Who-esque bootstrap paradox which was to blame for Hodor’s minimalistic range of speech. Powerful to say the least, “The Door” proved to be the best episode of Season Six so far, with its’ final scene ranking up there with the best of them over the course of the shows’ run whilst continuing to highlight why we just can’t stop watching. Hodor is gone, yet the force and origin of the White Walkers was both reminded and explained this week, with the most patient army in existence still warning the audience that they are there to stay. And oh yeah, another direwolf is gone too. Damn.
Elsewhere, Braavos proved their own evening entertainment was the best place to go to for a quick recap of events which occurred in Season One, much to the despair of Arya whose newest assassination target was at the centre of the acting circle responsible which also included a rather strange cameo from Richard E. Grant, a cameo immediately recognised after hearing his distinct and overly British, lavish voice. Awkward scene of the week was seen within the North when the reunion between Sansa and Littlefinger was greeted with a less than warm response, whilst the Iron Islands gave way to a new King, one with blood lust for both remaining direct Greyjoy siblings. In Meereen, Tyrion was greeted by the areas’s own version of Melisandre, one who obviously shops in the same aisle as her Northern familiar, and one who decided it was best to remind Varys of his early experience of becoming a eunuch. Nice. Finally, Dany was at last grateful for the heroic attempts of Ser Jorah, who in return produced the ever-growing rate to which the greyscale is taking over, something of which a tearful Dany orders him to fix before it finally takes over and becomes too late. “The Door” proved to be a excellent episode of Game of Thrones, one that most definitely proves to be the high watermark for the season so far and ultimately one that concluded with perhaps the saddest event in Game of Thrones thus far. So long Hodor, it’s been emotional.
Overall Score: 10/10
Posted on 25/05/2016, in Uncategorized and tagged A Song of Fire and Ice, Aidan Gillen, Emilia Clarke, Game of Thrones, HBO, Lena Headey, Maisie Williams, Natalie Dormer, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Peter Dinklage, Season Six, Sophie Turner, TV Review. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.