Power Rankings-Kill the Boy

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This week’s episode was named Kill the Boy for the kid that still lives in Jon Snow.  As Amen Targaryen said, it’s time he kills the boy and becomes the man.  Brienne and Podrick arrive at an inn not far from Winterfell.  She asks a servant to get a message to Sansa that if she is ever in trouble, she should light a candle in Winterfell’s highest tower, and help will arrive. Later, at dinner, Ramsay forces Reek to apologize to Sansa, for murdering Bran and Rickon. Roose announces that he and Walda are expecting a child, which if male, may threaten Ramsay’s claim to Winterfell. Ramsay and Roose later discuss the former’s mother, and Roose reveals that Stannis will soon march on Winterfell.  News of the events in Meereen reach Sam and Maester Aemon.  Aemon tells Jon that he must “kill the boy and let the man grow”, indicating that as Lord Commander, Jon must do what he feels is right.  Afterward, Jon meets with Tormund Giantsbane and frees him. He then offers to allow the wildings to settle south of the wall, in return for an alliance with the Nights Watch. Tormund tells Jon that in order to unite them and forge an alliance, Jon must accompany him to speak with the wildlings. When Jon presents his plan to his men, they reject it.  However, Jon decides to go forward with the plan regardless.  In the library, Sam tells Gilly about how he had always wanted to become a Maester before joining the Nights Watch. Stannis then enters and asks Sam about dragonglass, which is capable of killing White Walkers. He mentions that Dragonstone has large supplies of dragonglass, and that Sam should continue researching the White Walkers’ weaknesses. Later, Stannis tells Ser Davos that they will march toward Winterfell in the morning. Davos suggests waiting for Jon to come back with the wildlings, but Stannis decides against it.  Though badly wounded, Grey Worm survived the battle with the Sons of the Harpy.  However, Ser Barristan Selmy had succumbed to his wounds.  Daenerys orders the leaders of the great families of Meereen to be brought before her.  She has her dragons Viserion and Rhaegal burn and eat one of the leaders, and imprisons the others.   Daenerys meets with Hizadr in his cell, and informs him that she will reopen the fighting pits, and that in order to make peace with the people of Meereen, she will marry him.  At sea, Tyrion deduces that Jorah is taking a shortcut through the ruins of Valyria. They see Drogon fly overhead before they are attacked by a group of stone men, who are people afflicted with greyscale and turned feral by the disease. Tyrion is forced overboard but is saved from drowning by Jorah, and the two set camp on a small sandbar. Jorah leaves to gather firewood, and checks his wrist to see that he has been infected with greyscale.

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theStream.tv Fan Show Network presents Behind the Throne: Power Rankings.  Sign in each week, for review and rankings about the hit HBO television series. Game of Thrones is a dramatic and adventurous television series created by show runners David Benioff (Troy, X-Men Origins:Wolverine) and D. B. Weiss (Lucky Wander Boy).  It is an adaptation of A Song of Ice and Fire, George R. R. Martin’s series of fantasy novels, the first of which is titled A Game of Thrones.  Set in the fictional Seven Kingdoms of Westeros, the series chronicles the violent dynastic struggles among the realm’s noble families for control of the Iron Throne.  Throughout the seasons, there have been so many talented actors to bring the multifaceted and complex characters to life.  They are including, but not limited to: Sean Bean (The Lord of the Rings trilogy, National Treasure), Richard Madden (Cinderella), Kit Harington (Pompeii), Gwendoline Christie (Star Wars: The Force Awakens), Lena Headey (300, Terminator: The Sarah Conner Chronicles), Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Mama, Oblivion), Peter Dinklage (X-Men: Age of Future Past, Elf), Charles Dance (Dracula: Untold, Last Action Hero), Aidan Gillen (The Wire), Ciaran Hinds (There Will Be Blood), Carice van Houten (Black Book), Natalie Dormer (The Hunger Games: Mockingjay-Part 1 & 2), Emilia Clarke (Terminator Genisys), Jason Momoa (Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice), Iain Glen (the Resident Evil films) and Michiel Huisman (Nashville, Orphan Black).  The first narrative arc of the show follows a civil war among several noble houses for the Iron Throne of the Seven Kingdoms; the second covers the rising threat of the impending winter and the legendary creatures and fierce peoples of the North; the third chronicles the attempts of the exiled last scion of the realm’s deposed ruling dynasty to reclaim the throne.  Game of Thrones has attracted record numbers of viewers on HBO and obtained an exceptionally broad and active international fan base.  The series has won numerous awards and nominations, including a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Drama Series for its first four seasons, a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Television Series – Drama, a Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation in both Long Form and Short Form, and a Peabody Award.  The show premiered on HBO in the United States on April 17, 2011. Two days after the fourth season premiered in April 2014, HBO renewed Game of Thrones for a fifth and sixth season.

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