Building on the events of the last episode: Daenerys’ flight from Meereen on-board Drogon, Stannis’ child-sacrifice and Cersei’s incarceration this finale really sings.
Building on the success of last week, the showrunners stuck to the format: designating the final half hour to a great set piece to move everything forward, or skyward.
After seven slow and tempestuous hours, the Game of Thrones wheel finally begins to turn.
In what is actually a fairly uninspiring and tepid episode Thrones continues to stumble towards its season finale.
Five down five to go. Monday’s episode might be a tad slow for some but the episode strikes it just right by pairing down the storylines allowing them to pick up momentum.
The third hour of season five delves deeper into the mechanisms of Kings Landing and The House of Black and White.
As with episode one there’s an awful lot of exposition due to the vast number of storylines.
Episode one of the latest series delivers a strong start to what will be an interesting season.