Game of Thrones Winner: “The Wolf and The Lion”

So last weekend while I was hanging out with Chrissy and Glen, we watched two episodes together. It was pretty great, and I love the two of them so much, and watching with other people was a whole lot of fun.

Once again, a lot of things happen in this episode, though most importantly a lot of things get talked about in this episode but if there was one thing that the three of us agreed on quite clearly, it was that Loras Tyrell, The Knight of The Flowers, was the winner today.


Loras did some cool stuff in this episode. He unseated the mountain, he caught Sansa’s eye, and then he has that awesome scene where he tells Renly that he’d be a good king.

We talked about Renly a lot. I pointed out that I feel like Renly is that super cool guy, you know, he walks into a place, and you’re just blown away by how cool he is. Chrissy thought that it’s really Loras who’s the cool one. I think this speaks to the fundamental difference between the men we like, where as I prefer someone who’s going to smirk and be witty, Chrissy likes someone with a little more sincerity.

I am extrapolating. We didn’t really talk about that, but it’s evident by the people that we’ve dated over our friendship and the man she married.

Who is very sincere and lovely. (Hi Glen! Love you!)

Anyway, congratulation to Ser Loras Tyerll!

Runner up goes to Catelyn, who got Tyrion to The Eeyrie, even though, that wound up not going super great for her, but it’s a victory at the moment.

Missandei And Grey Worm Watch

We didn’t spend any time with Danerys this episode, so there’s not even an analogy to make here.

Sansa’s Agency Watch

Sansa really didn’t want Loras to get killed, and Loras gave her a flower. None of this is agency, exactly, but it’s better than nothing, I guess. She still has emotions and dreams at this point, which is a nice little change from later.

Arya Badass Watch

Arya was off chasing cats, which is, in and of itself, pretty bad ass. She also climbed around in a dragon skeleton, and then overheard people talking about her family being in danger, which in Arya world is not OK. She immediately goes to her father, but the guards won’t let her through. She immediately rattles off her identity and will not accept anything else.

Who Was Jaime A Dick To?

Well, Ned, trying to arrest him for taking Tyrion, right? That was a dick move, and fighting him in the streets of Kings Landing, also a dick move. But, well, it’s Jaime, so he is who he is.

And he was once again a dick to Jory, putting a sword through his eye, as Jory did his duty trying to defend Ned.

RIP Jory, you were a good guy, and you will be missed.

4 thoughts on “Game of Thrones Winner: “The Wolf and The Lion”

  1. I’m internet famous! Lol. You may be right about the sincerity vs snark thing. I also seem to remember discussing how Loras is the Nick Carter type and Renly is the AJ type…


    • I have long considered you the Matt Mira to my Chris Hardwick, my friend.

      We talked about a lot of things that night, and I’ve been harping on BSB a lot lately, so it would make sense if we put it that way.


  2. You know, having read the books and watched the show, I still have no recollection of Jory, except for the fact that he got stabbed in the eye at one point. I feel like he was never that interesting of a character, and then once he died, no one ever mentioned him again.


    • Yeah, part of what’s fun about rewatching with such focus, and not in a binge situation is that I can notice things like Jory being around, for Jaime to kick, until he isn’t.


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