Due to a family emergency, there is no recap this week. Instead, please enjoy these curated recaps:
- Game of Thrones season 6, episode 3: 5 winners and 5 losers from “Oathbreaker”
- TOWER OF JOY: WHY GAME OF THRONES’ NED STARK FLASHBACK IS SO IMPORTANT [fan-theory spoilers]
I did see the episode. I thought the combination of Bran’s flashback to young Ned’s sword fight in front of tower and Jon Snow’s resignation from the Night’s Watch was potentially quite revealing.
In my mind, Game of Thrones always ends like a Bollywood musical. The hero and heroine kiss while back-up dancers sing and twirl. Of course, this won’t happen. (As Ramsay once told Theon, “If you think this has a happy ending, you haven’t been paying attention.”)
Nonetheless, when Jon quits the Night’s Watch in the same episode as R+L=J is dangled so tantalizing close, in my deluded mind, it clears the way for a highly romantic and heroic ending: Jon and Daenerys marry and rule Westeros together.
The name of the episode is curious. Oathbreaker. Game of Thrones‘ episode names usually imply a thematic grouping. So, who broke their oaths?
Jon Snow, presumably, did not break his oath because he died. His watch ended when he died.
If there is any truth to R+L=J, did E keep his promise to R? Is that the broken oath?
I strongly suspect Arya is lying to Jaqe’n Hgar about being nobody. But, is that an oath?
To the Dothraki, Daenerys may have broken her implied oath to live as a widow at the Dosh Khaleen temple.
Are there broken oaths that I’m missing? Thoughts?