At last, an easy one!
After days of having to think which song to choose, TwinDaddy‘s 25-day song challenge provided respite.
The last song I heard was the song I was singing, just now, which was Rains of Castamere. Which is understandable, since this week’s Game of Thrones was a kickstarter on its own. Having addressed the arcs of Jon Snow-Bran and Sansa-Littlefinger and Dany-the-conqueror, it is time for another set of complicated storylines, and “The Laws of Gods and Men” feels like another season starter.
It is clear to everyone that Peter Dinklage is one of the best things to happen to our televisions and that every scene he’s in is a testament to that fact, but his growling explosion at the end of this week’s episode was something we viewers rarely ever see. It felt personal, his hatred raw, and George R. R. Martin may be a great author but one cannot write the emotion that Peter Dinklage pulled on that scene. What’s even better is that his rant ended perfectly, and I’m not talking about his surprising request. No, his last line wasn’t what made the scene, but the look between the two Lannisters, Tyrion and Tywin, as the first notes of Rains of Castamere segues into the credits. Peter Dinklage may have owned the scene, but no one puts Charles Dance in a corner.
Naturally, I dug out and played my entire Game of Thrones playlist.