Welcome to our first Game of Thrones weekly recap! Before we get into tonight’s episode, let’s set some ground rules. Firstly, I haven’t read the books, and so I’m coming at this purely from the perspective of someone who has only seen the show. For the sake of spoilers, I also ask to keep the comments similarly focused on the HBO series.
That bit of housekeeping out of the way, let’s discuss tonight’s premiere. There’s lots of change afoot from a production standpoint. For starters, we get our first flashback of the series. We also got a taste of director Michael Slovis’ style, having come to Thrones from Breaking Bad, you could feel his flourish on scenes like Tyrion’s arrival in Pentos shot through the air holes of his crate.
Even with these changes, there is a lot of the familiar to be found in tonight’s episode, “The Wars To Come.” The fifth-season premiere was a strong start, shuffling the board for several characters without too much of a big shake-up.
Let’s discuss what went down, AFTER THE JUMP …