Review of Game of Thrones Season 5, Episode 1: The Wars to Come

Nerd Perspective

Episode Info:

Written By: David Benioff & D.B. Weiss

Directed By: Michael Slovis

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Well, the wait is FINALLY over. Coming off of what was probably GoT’s best season so far, we find some of the central characters of Game of Thrones at incredibly interesting starting points for Season 5. Even when the storylines struggled to build up any momentum, the characters, at least, were experiencing moments of immense change, making their introductions this year stronger than in the average premiere.

Past premieres, especially “The North Remembers” and “Valar Dohaeris,” the premieres for Seasons 2 and 3, respectively, struggled with building up any meaningful momentum for their storylines. They were mostly just dropping by the major groups of characters, reminding us who was still alive and where they were, and (sometimes) telling us where they were headed. We had a few of those drop-bys in “The Wars to Come.” King’s Landing…

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