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In Game of Thrones, season 5, episode 2, “The House of Black and White” Arya (Maisie Williams) has arrived in Braavos, Cersei (Lena Headey) fears for Princess Myrcella’s (Nell Tiger Free) safely in Dorne now that Oberyn (Pedro Pascal) is dead. Brienne (Gwendoline Christie) attempts to fulfill her promise yet again and is met with resistance and Jon (Kit Harington) is given a tempting offer from Stannis (Stephen Dillane).
Arya’s upon her arrival in Braavos is delivered to the House of the Black and White via boat by Ternesio Terys (Gary Oliver). She walks up to the massive stone building with one black door and one white door and makes her appearance know, but is rejected by an elder gentleman. Her rejection comes even though she mentions her connection with Jaquen H’ghar (Tom Wlaschiha) and shows him his coin. The elderly gentlemen turns Arya away, however, she waits outside the House of Black and White for days through the cold and rain, reciting the remaining names of the people she is going to kill (Cersei, Walder Frey, Meryn Trant, Gregor Clegane, Ilyn Payne). Upon getting fed up she tosses her coin into the sea and makes her way to town where two men threaten to rob her. Arya is ready to battle when the men approach her and the same elderly gentlemen who rejected her at the House of Black and White shows up and scares the thugs away. Arya follows the elder back to the House of Black and White, for him to return the coin she tossed and turn into the man Arya knew as Jaquen. The man then goes on to tell Arya that, “a man is not Jaqen H’ghar” and later to Arya’s further questions that he is, “no one” and that is what Arya must become before they both enter the House of Black and White.
Tyrion (Peter Dinklage) is still drinking himself silly as he and Varys (Conleth Hill) depart Pentos and begin to make their way to Meereen by carriage. Tyrion wants out of yet another box he feels held hostage in, but Varys informs him there is a bounty on his head. Tyrion doesn’t care because there are other dwarfs in the world and Cersei couldn’t be trying to kill every dwarf until she finds him, but alas Tyrion is quite wrong.
Cersei and Jaime Lannister
Cersei requested Jaime (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) to their father’s office to reveal a gift from Dorne. The supposed givt is an ornate carved viper with Princess Myrcella’s pendant hanging its fangs. Cersei is beside herself and demands that their daughter be brought back from Dorne. Jaime isn’t ready to take such an action, which makes Cersei accuse Jaime of not being there for their children. He reminds her if he did claim them, they would have been killed in the streets, but he promises he will fix the situation with Myrcella. Cersei is not convinced.
If the perceived issues with Myrcella doesn’t have Cersei on edge, the fact that the Small Council won’t respect the decisions she brings to them doesn’t help matters. The Small Council are not happy with the announcements of who has taken over positions under King Tommen (Dean-Charles Chapman). They accuse Cersei of abusing her power as the Queen Mother. However, Jaime is making due on his promise to attempt to bring Myrcella home, by making a deal with Bronn (Jerome Flynn) that will allow for him to get another girl outside of Lolly’s (Elizabeth Cadwallader) hand.
Jon at the Wall is tempted by Stannis when he offers to make Jon, Lord of Winterfell, and legitimize him as Ned Stark’s (Sean Bean) kin. However, right after this offer, the election for the new Lord Commander of the Night’s Watch takes place and before the final vote can be cast for either Alliser (Owen Teale) or Denys Mallister, Samwell (John Bradley) nominates Jon. When the vote concludes it is tied between Jon and Alliser and Maester Aemon (Peter Vaughan) casts his vote for Jon Snow.
We finally make our way to Dorne in Game of Thrones, season 5, episode 2, “The House of Black and White,” where we see Ellaria Sand (Indira Varma) demanding an audience with Doran Martell (Alexander Siddig), the ruling Prince of Dorne. Upon getting his audience, she berates him because he has yet to take revenge on Cersei for Oberyn Martell’s murder. She suggests that they send Princess Myrcella back to Cersei piece by piece, but Doran refuses. Doran reminds her that Oberyn agreed to participate in the trail by combat and therefore his death was not murder. This displeases Ellaria and she blatantly threatens him, but Doran and his bodyguard, Areo Hotah (Deobia Oparei), allow her to leave.
Brienne and Pod (Daniel Portman) as the sit down to eat at and inn spot Sansa (Sophie Turner) and Littlefinger (Aidan Gillen). Brienne attempts to fulfill her promise which results in a small battle that Brienne must fight her way out of and Sansa and Littlefinger continue on.
Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) is attempting to gain control in Meereen after the murder of White Rat (Marcos James). Daario (Michiel Huisman) and Grey Worm (Jacob Anderson) find the man who has allegedly killed White Rat and Daenerys gathers individuals to find out what to do with the him. In the end, Daenerys decides to hold a trail, but before the trial can begin Mossador (Reece Noi) murders the man. With Daenerys trying to uphold the new law of the land, she has him executed in front of her new people and they turn on her by throwing rocks at her. This causes the Unsullied to go into action and protect her. Daenerys is distraught by what has happened, and later that evening she goes to her balcony and Drogon appears, but re rejects her as well and flies away.
Tonight, on Game of Thrones, season 5, episode 3, “High Sparrow”:
With the title of tonight’s episode being “High Sparrow,” it appears we will get to see Jonathan Pryce in this role and with Varys and Tyrion landing in Volantis, I wonder will we see Jorah (Iain Glen) and the Red Priestess (Rila Fukushima)?