Review of Game of Thrones: Season 5 Episode 2 “The House of Black and White”

Nerd Perspective


By the end of “The House of Black and White,” just about every main character now is moving forward in interesting ways, and some pretty big steps have already been taken in a couple of the major storylines of the series.

I really liked last week’s episode, “The Wars to Come,” but that premiere did leave some storylines just short of really having a proper beginning. It’s great to see those storylines get some forward momentum here. Not only do Cersei, Jaime, Brienne and Arya get their respective plots rolling here, they do it in ways that reveal some of their character. Cersei’s attempt to grab the power that used to be her father’s was a fun scene, but her insistence that she be the only one with the power (and her arrogance in thinking that it will all go smoothly) led to the probably unnecessary alienating of a possible…

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