This post contains SPOILERS and speculation from all aired episodes of Game of Thrones, including last night’s Season 5, Episode 3, “High Sparrow.” Enjoy!
Show/Episode: Game of Thrones 5x03 “High Sparrow”
Ship(s): Margaery/Tommen, Brienne/Podrick (broship), Ramsey/Sansa (gag),
We open with Arya, sweeping the floors at the House of Black and White. She expresses frustration to Jaqen, that she’s doing chores when she wants to be taught how to be faceless like him. There’s some serious Mr. Miyagi type stuff going on here. She insists that she’s ready to be a faceless man. Jaqen insists she cannot do that until she gets rid of Arya Stark (meaning all of her things she has with her). So she dumps it all in the water with very little fanfare. The only thing she is reluctant to part with is her sword, Needle. She keeps it, hiding it under some stones. It’s her last tie to her father, after all. Jaqen finally comes for her, leading her down a staircase to dark room where she helps to wash a body
In King’s Landing, Margaery marries Tommen and Cersei looks more than a little annoyed, especially given the new Queen’s popularity with the people. The new husband is very eager and she’s very indulgent and I can’t help but think this is a far better outcome than Joffrey had. Tommen thinks its a bit odd that he doesn’t feel more guilty for benefiting from his brother’s death and Margaery plays along. It’s fascinating watching her work her magic on this poor, sweet kid. He eats right out her hand, lapping up her praise and encouragement and the lies she speaks so easily as she praises Cersei. Of course, what she’s doing is sowing seeds of discontent. Also: please tell me that the not-dead corpse under the sheet that Qyburn was fiddling with was NOT the Mountain because I might have a big problem with that.