Whispers of Winter

May 14, 2019

For the first time in eight seasons, I am torn as I embark on my second-to-last “Game of Thrones” recap and review. In honor of all those we lost on Sunday and for the sake of maintaining loyalty to the characters whom I have devoted so much time and energy to over the last several years, I’m ...

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It took four weeks, but it finally hit me during Sunday’s traumatic episode that the greatest television series that ever was or will be is not only coming to an end, but an inevitably tragic one. And then, a week after HBO spent $15 million on a historic, record-breaking battle, a Starbucks coffee ...

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The number of contenders for the Iron Throne has dwindled sufficiently over the last few seasons of “Game of Thrones,” but just when Cersei Lannister thought Daenerys Targaryen was the only one left standing in her way, in rolls Bran Stark with some news that’s bound to cause drama from all sides ...

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Despite there only being about a dozen conversations in the HBO series’ longest episode to date, the stunning and record-breaking battle for Winterfell left us with plenty to ponder as we await the final three episodes of “Game of Thrones.” It also left us with a death count much lower than ...

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The second installment of the final season of “Game of Thrones” served effectively as an ode to all of our favorite living characters, and any fan who felt it was disappointing or anticlimactic is no true fan. Ramsey warned us years ago: if you think this has a happy ending, you haven’t been paying ...

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Hours prior to the Season 8 premiere of "Game of Thrones," I decided to create a “GoT Death Pool” with my friends and family, complete with a list of characters and our individual predictions for whether each of these characters would be alive, dead or a wight by the end of the series. Shortly ...

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  Spring has officially sprung, but winter is far from over for the record-breaking 17.4 million viewers smart enough to tune into HBO on time for the epic final season of “Game of Thrones.” And after 595 days of waiting, the premiere of Season 8 thankfully did not disappoint. For those of you ...

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There is a glaring hole in recent Game of Thrones seasons that needs to be addressed: the ability of Valyrian steel to destroy White Walkers has not been acknowledged since before Jon Snow’s death. In fact, it hasn’t been mentioned since the Season Five finale when Jon Snow reveals this ...

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Groundhog Day. The day a tiny mammal’s shadow tells us when winter will come to an end. Me? I prefer my weather forecast in the form of a white raven (the telltale changing of seasons in Westeros). For a few days, rumors spread that Game of Thrones will not return for its final season until ...

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When Sunday’s season finale of Game of Thrones commenced with a haunting mash-up of the iconic Lannister and Targaryen theme songs, fans knew they would be hanging off the edge of their seats in agony for a record-breaking 79 minutes and 43 seconds. A potential “Red Wedding” scenario was ...

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The second-to-last episode of each Game of Thrones season is traditionally the most intense, and the heart-stopping 71 minutes of Season 7, Episode 6 was no different. *Note: Until Jon’s bloodline is revealed, we’re just going to ignore the incest thing. Jon heeds some unexpected counsel. Jon ...

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In comparison to last Sunday’s mid-season episode, this week’s “Game of Thrones” was somewhat anticlimactic—but even still, there was never a dull moment. Jon is the rightful heir to the Iron Throne. Although Sam ignored Gilly’s ramblings, she discovered a crucial fact among his growing pile of ...

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Despite having the shortest runtime of the series, Sunday’s Game of Thrones was the most adrenalin-inducing episode since “Battle of the Bastards.” For the first time, we saw two of the series’ greatest characters pitted against each other in battle and for the first time since Season One, all the ...

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