'Game of Thrones Review: — No One — Season 6 Episode 8 ends sieges and faces assassins. Even the stalled Daenerys plot in Essos seems to finally be paying off, if only because she’s got her long-promised Dothraki horde. His 'redemption arc' is becoming more of a squiggle, Find your bookmarks in your Independent Premium section, under my profile. Ron Hogan is a freelance writer from Louisville, Kentucky who got an English degree from a college no one has ever heard of. Welcome to the end of the world, Westeros, at least. Follow. prophecy that Cersei will be killed by one of her brothers, You may not agree with our views, or other users’, but please respond to them respectfully, Swearing, personal abuse, racism, sexism, homophobia and other discriminatory or inciteful language is not acceptable, Do not impersonate other users or reveal private information about third parties, We reserve the right to delete inappropriate posts and ban offending users without notification. Join the Newsletter! This third strand had waned a little in season 6 as he returned to Cersei's side, but showed glimpses of returning in episode 8 as he was reunited with Brienne, about the only character who can appeal to his sense of guilt and honour. Game of Thrones season 8, episode 6 review: a dagger in the gut of a once-great series 1. That’s chivalry, albeit in a different way from the type Brienne and Jaime have between one another. A white falcon and crescent moon on a blue field. Gamd of Thrones episode 8 review: The inner turmoil of Jaime Lannister. Yes, they have fought in the past, and they’re possibly still going to fight since Brienne serves the Starks and Jaime is a Lannister, but throughout the episode, their scenes are wonderful in their interplay. Our journalists will try to respond by joining the threads when they can to create a true meeting of independent Premium. Everyone in Westeros has the capacity for evil; even noble Brienne fought dirty to best The Hound. The Hound killing some more people? After dropping out…, review of the previous episode, The Broken Man, here, nine questions we’re pondering from No One, here. Cleganebowl forever! Her whole defence against the High Sparrow has been predicated on her access to Qyburn’s Monster, AKA FrankenMountain, and her plan to have a trial by combat. If you’re The Hound, cutting off heads and genitals with an axe (this is another scene everyone’s going to be talking about), then you’re good because you’re getting revenge on the thugs who killed your friend. Read Ron’s review of the previous episode, The Broken Man, here. Brienne might be on Jaime’s good side, and it’s clear that he cares about her on some level, but as Edmure says, Jaime is still an evil man. This review contains spoilers. Similarly, everyone in Westeros has the capacity for good. Join the Newsletter! Cersei is even capable of occasionally doing good things; as Jaime says, her love for her children is her most redeeming feature, and it puts Cersei in the company of Cat Stark, who once freed none other than Jaime Lannister and who started Brienne’s mission to serve the Stark family. Game Of Thrones: What's West of Westeros? ... Get the freshest reviews, news, and more delivered right to your inbox! Opinion columnist covering culture. Alyssa Rosenberg. Arya has learned a valuable lesson. TV Review: Game of Thrones, Season 6, Episode 8 "No One" June 12, 2016 by: J.A. A silver trout on a red and blue background. Opinion by . His 'redemption arc' is becoming more of a squiggle In some genuinely shocking news, Stark siblings Jon and Sansa have actually been reunited in episode 4 of Game of Thrones season 6. Three stalks of yellow wheat on a brown field. The sixth season of Game Of Thrones has been a course correction for the fifth season (and before). I find his love for Cersei a little hard to get on board with at times, given how objectively abhorrent she is, but it's interesting to see a character being so unpredictable from season to season. At her core, she’s still Arya Stark of Winterfell, but now she knows just what to do when it’s time to stop being chivalrous and start slitting throats in the dark. In a show where there are routinely massive action sequences (this episode features at least one battle involving dozens of ships), the way Game Of Thrones is able to boil things down to a personal level is remarkable. The Twins and the bridge, on a grey field, surmounting an escutcheon of blue water. You can also choose to be emailed when someone replies to your comment. Find more by Ron daily at Shaktronics and PopFi. A red lion with a forked tail on a silver field. A white ironwood tree on a black field embellished with a black sword. Jaime is nothing if not honourable, and yet he’s also the guy who shoved a child out a window and who has committed terrible atrocities in the name of the only love that means anything to him: his love for Cersei. A sword and falling star on a lavender field. Game Of Thrones muses on honour, duty, love and home while spilling its cast's blood. A black three-headed dragon on a red field, reversing the colors the Targaryen heraldry, as is the custom for bastard children. 6.8 No One. It seems only fitting that I review Game of Thrones Season 8 Episode 6 as I started with Game of Thrones Season 1 Episode … What is hype may never die. Yellow suns on rose quartered with white crescents on azure. Read more What is the rumour Qyburn confirms for Cersei? For more on the series finale, here's why that A Song … Please be respectful when making a comment and adhere to our Community Guidelines. 'Game Of Thrones' Season 8, Episode 6 Review: A Good Series Finale That Could Have Been So Much Better Erik Kain Senior Contributor Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own.