Game of Thrones Ep.17: A Man Without Honor
Edge of your seat excitement in this week’s installment! One of the main characters reveals themselves to be “A Man Without Honor” in the suspenseful Episode 17 of Game of Thrones. Who is it? Review the episode and watch the preview to find out.
Game of Thrones Episode 17: A Man Without Honor Video
Daenerys is frantic to get her dragons back and demands Jorah find them, in true queenly fashion. Jorah, however, meets up with the mysterious, masked woman once more, who believes he loves Daenerys and warns him never to betray her again. Upon approaching the Thirteen, Daenerys witnesses Pyat Pree and his identical projections take out every one of the elite members, except for Xaro (the King of Qarth?). Daenerys attempts to flee but Pyat stops her with his strange magic, telling her to go to her dragons in the House of the Undying.
Beyond the Wall Jon Snow keeps getting teased and taunted by Ygritte, the red-headed wildling, and makes a potentially dangerous mistake in revealing to her that he is the son of Ned Stark. Ygritte continues her verbal harassment until a chance presents itself to slice her rope and run off to a band of wildlings that now surround the lone Jon Snow.
As if Harrenhal hasn’t had enough blood shed within its crumbling walls, Tywin Lannister orders a number of his guards to be hanged because he thinks that whoever murdered Amory Lorch was trying to kill him. Arya, ever present in the Lord’s dining chamber, is made to eat the mutton that Tywin dislikes while he tells her it’s the last war he will ever fight. When Arya asks him if he’d ever lost a war, Tywin responds, “Do you think I’d be in this position if I’d ever lost a war?” He is then curious about how she knows so much about the ancient tales of dragons and heroes and reminds her that she should be more convincing in her role as a commoner. Arya, as always, has an answer for everything.
Arya’s sister, Sansa, runs into Sandor Clegane in the halls of the palace at King’s Landing and thanks him for saving her. He brushes off her gratitude and Sansa asks him why he’s so hateful. “You’ll be glad of the hateful things I do someday when you’re queen and I’m all that stands between you and your beloved king,” the Hound tells the girl. Later, she blossoms from a girl into womanhood, terrified that she will now be able to have Joffrey’s children. Despite Shae’s help and protective instincts, word gets out to Cersei. In a rare moment, Cersei shares some “womanly wisdom” with Sansa, about weakness, loving, and being a mother. Soon after, she displays her own concerns about Joffrey in front of Tyrion as they fret about the approaching army of Stannis.
The eldest Stark has to leave his own mother at the camp to deal with the men who want to kill Jaime Lannister since they caught him after his escape. Robb is away at the Crag with Talisa and Jaime escaped by murdering Alton who was in his pen, and strangling the jailer to get his keys. Catelyn and Brienne have an angry mob on their hands, and a man intent on stirring up anger when probably, at this point he should just remain quiet.
Theon Greyjoy is on the hunt, proving himself to be wolf-like after all. He’s furious to find out that Osha escaped with Hodor and the two youngest Stark boys and throws yet another tantrum, kicking and hitting one of his guards. He traces the refugees to a farm and, true to his mantra, “It’s better to be cruel than weak,” he showcases the charred bodies of two young boys back at the castle of Winterfell.
Trina’s Take: Arya Stark and Lord Tywin are two peas in a pod! Their evolving relationship is so fascinating to watch, especially because they are both so shrewd and courageous, even if they are mortal enemies. Jaime Lannister is finally showing that he has some cahones, even though he is treading in very deep water that keeps getting deeper. I can’t wait to see what is going to happen when the battle begins to rage at King’s Landing!