Once inside, Daenerys follows the sound of a crying baby. The first room she enters in the throne room at King’s Landing – but it’s fallen apart, with no roof, and it’s snowing. She reaches out to touch the throne, but before she does, she hears the sound of the crying baby again and follows it. A gate opens to another snowy vista, where Daenerys finds a tent. In the tent are Khal Drogo, and a baby with a hairpiece!
Hair Club for Men baby!
Daenerys immediately suspects dark magic, even though Khal Drogo is his old sassy self. As little time as we spend with Daenerys, this is a terribly sad scene. She gets just a few moments of the family she dreamed of, with her dead husband and dead baby. I actually got a little teary when Drogo said, “If this is a dream, I will kill the man who tries to wake me.” I got those sad tingles.
too sad for snarks.
Using some inhuman power I do not possess, Daenerys drags herself away from Drogo and Rhaeger, the baby. She is rewarded by finding her little dragon babies, all chained up. They’re actually really cute in this scene, crying for their mommy!
I love their hard little grumpy eyes!
So, why does the creepy multiplying bald magician want the dragons, and Daenerys with them? Their magic is stronger with the dragons, and the dragons are stronger with Daenerys there. The warlock has underestimated Daenerys’ use of obedience school; she commands them to spit flame, and they burn the warlock up. That was kind of easy, but whatever, I liked it.
Daenery’s isn’t done, though – she has to take revenge, on Xaro, and on her handmaiden, who is in bed with him! This is the same girl who taught her how to do sexes. Darn, I liked her. She opens Xaro’s vault, which is actually empty, and traps him and the handmaiden inside. That is going to be a long, slow death. She then loots Xaro’s castle for ship-buying money. The Dothraki, who seem to multiplying seeing as they get killed every week, are all too happy to take all the gold and jewels.
Melisandre and Daenerys aren’t the only ones rocking magic this week. Yes, there’s a little big of MAN magic! Arya and her escaped friends – Gendry and Fatty – are making their way through ambiguous landscape when they find Jaqen Hagar waiting for them. Jaqen wants Arya to come with him, to Braavos – to learn to be a Faceless Man; to follow the Red God; to kick mystical ass. Since she won’t go – she has family duties – Jaqen gives her a coin. If she ever needs to find him again, she must simply give the coin to a man from Braavos and say “Valar Morghulis.” Jaqen then turns around, and his face has changed completely! (Arya says he dancing master was from Bravoos… do you think it was Jaqen, with a different face? Or whatever we call this guy now?)
something’s different about you… did you take that stupid silver streak out of your hair?
Beyond The Wall
Qhoren Halfhand has finally brought his plan to fruition. He breaks free of the guards and attacks Jon. Jon looks shocked at first, but eventually retaliates. After a well-placed yo mamma joke, Jon stabs Qhoren real good. As Qhoren dies, he reiterates his Night’s Watch oath. The King of Bones releases Jon’s bonds. They are all clearly impressed. A lot of people were probably confused by this scene, and wondering why Jon killed Qhoren, and why Qhoren attacked. I believe Qhoren actually wanted Jon to kill him, in order to earn the wildlings’ trust – to get Jon on the inside. Otherwise, once they got to Mance Rayder’s camp and were tortured for information, they’d probably both just be killed anyway.