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Game of Thrones: Inside The Episode “The Old Gods And The New” (S02E06)

Game of Thrones Review/Reaction: “The Old Gods And The New” Season 2 Episode 6 (Episode 16)

Here are some recommended Game of Thrones reviews (with links to the full article) that I’ve been following:

Huffington Post Review by Maureen Ryan: ‘Game of Thrones’ Recap: It All Hits The Fan In Westeros (And Beyond)’

“The first eight minutes of “The Old Gods” was a masterfully choreographed sequence of tension, chaos and dawning horror, which involved not just the nightmare of Ser Rodrik Cassel’s brutal death, but Theon’s realization that he was the kind of man who would — who could — behead a trusted family retainer in public, in front of children

The entire sequence was shot through with a genuine sense of menace and dread; we didn’t see the taking of Winterfell, but we didn’t need to, because we saw its aftereffects on the resident’s faces, their grim worry and sickening fear. Kudos to the editor of the episode as well, for the fluid, judicious pacing of this sequence, which, amid all the chaos, took time for a quiet yet powerful scene between Bran and Theon, and later, intercut a series of shots that perfectly illustrated Theon’s rapidly shifting emotions about killing Cassel.”

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