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Season 1: Episode Recap

Now that Season 1 is over, I want to do  a general “season recap” that approaches the show from various angles.  Using my 10 episode reviews to keep me organized, I went through the details as well as my impressions of each hour.  In doing this Episode List Recap, I decided that Fire and Blood and The Golden Crown were the most flawless episodes.  The three episodes between those two were also phenomenal, but I thought Episodes 7/8/9 each had something missing.

I think the acting was amazing in every episode.  I could have listed it under “The Good” for each segment.  Also, “The Good” section is by no means exhaustive; if I wrote down every praise I sing for this show, this post would be far too long!

*This post contains spoilers for each episode of Season 1 of Game of Thrones*

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Episode 7: You Win or You Die

Cersei and Ned in King's Landing

These episodes are only getting better and better.  Because we got a large dose of exposition earlier in the season, we are really able to move forward with all the different plot threads that Game of Thrones offers.  This episode consisted of little actual action and a lot of “behind-the-scenes” type maneuvers, but it was fantastic.  Several moments gripped me emotionally, especially the ending of Robert, Ned and Dany’s storylines for this week.  We are in the thrust of Season 1’s crescendo, and I can’t wait for the last three installments.  If ASOIAF newcomers think things were intense in Episode 7 they have no idea what’s ahead.

*This post contains spoilers for Episode 7 of Game of Thrones, and one instance of obscene language.  Please refrain if either bothers you.

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