(Watch for spoilers, as always.)
Arya Stark: I think it is fair to say that there was enough badassery crammed into little Arya Stark tonight to create a quantum singularity in the middle of Harrenhal.
Apparently people are “shipping” her and Gendry. Arya is ten years old, maybe eleven. They aged the characters up for the TV show so they could show Daenerys naked, but that still makes Arya twelve at the oldest. Ew.
I hope they show more Jaqen. Pun retroactively intended.
Bronn: He has to be the most endearing sociopathic killer of all time. He and Tyrion are quite the a grim comedy duo.
Theon Greyjoy: They’re building this up quite nicely. (If you haven’t read the books, un-read that last sentence…)
Qarth: Judging from the map during the opening credits (which I didn’t really notice last week), Qarth is not quite where I thought it was. Not that I had much information to go on.
Doreah: In one of what is becoming more and more departures from the books, Doreah rather conspicuously did not die of dehydration in the Red Waste. Since she is both interesting and hot, I can’t blame the producers for keeping her around. It’s intriguing how Daenerys is consciously dispatching her as a sex spy.
Pyat Pree: Fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck. That dude is creepier than I imagined. He clearly owes a bit to some other creepy scifi/horror icons.
Notice how he looks a bit like Rev. Kane from Poltergeist 2:
And the Gentlemen from “Buffy the Vampire Slayer:”
And, of course, Bob from “Twin Peaks:”
Good luck sleeping now…