Episode Recap

“The White Queen” – Episode 5 – War at First Hand

Elizabeth has finally had a male heir to secure the York line, but Lancaster is back in power with Warwick placing a feeble Henry VI back on the throne. While Margaret Beaufort is a loyal Lancastrian, she laments “If it’s God’s will for Henry to be king, why does he put another obstacle in the way?” Edward sweeps into sanctuary, surprising Elizabeth in a joyful reunion and marveling at the sight of his son. George has fled France and Lancaster…

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The White Queen Episode Two – “The Price of Power”

It looks like cramming twenty years of the Wars of the Roses into ten episodes is going to be rather problematic. Elizabeth is already pregnant with the first of her ten York children by Edward. Warwick spends most of the episode plotting and calling Elizabeth a witch. Historically these accusations had yet to be made, but if Elizabeth is going to be an actual witch then I suppose we shall have to call her one. We get our first close look…

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The White Queen Episode Four Review – “The Bad Queen”

Where the hell is Hastings, by the way? Elizabeth is feeling guilty about Isabel losing her baby in the storm. Margaret Beaufort is being slightly hysterical somewhere. Warwick and George have made it to France, Isabel has lost her baby, and Warwick is planning to restore Henry VI and Margaret of Anjou to the throne. George has a sulk. Elizabeth gets wind of it and along with Jacquetta, convinces Duchess Cecily to lure George home to Edward and weaken the…

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End of Season 3

This was a fantastic season on Game of Thrones. I really enjoyed it–for better or for worse, it certainly had some of TVs most memorable moments. I’m sad the season is over so quickly. I wasn’t sure what to do or if people will keep reading this blog now that the season is over, but I really enjoy writing the posts so I’m going to keep blogging. To prevent spoilers, my blog posts will continue focusing on events depicted in…

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Game of Thrones Recap: Season 3, Episode 8

Tonight’s episode of Game of Thrones (Season 3, Episode 8 “Second Sons”) had three major events: Gendry’s disgusting leeching, Daenerys’ near assassination by the dashing sellsword Dario Naharis, and Sansa’s marriage to Tyrion. For the purpose of peering into the history behind this Game of Thrones episode, this post focuses on the Tyrion’s marriage. Tyrion’s noble behavior at the wedding feast reveals how he towers over the peers who laughed at him hours earlier as he struggled to put the…

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