It has been a joy to watch Daenerys Targaryen grow from a meek girl sold to the Khal to being the Queen of Dragons and Breaker of Chains. Who isn’t rooting for her to sack the city of Meereen? However no matter what she does viewers will always have one thing on their minds. When will Dany turn her gaze towards her rightful seat on the Iron Throne? Freeing slaves is an admirable act, but we are all really waiting to see some Lannisters dealing with dragon fire.
The promo for tonight’s episode, titled First of his Name, features Dany and her war council finally discussing if she could take King’s Landing. First of his Name feels like a reference to the crowning of King Tommen. As we saw last week the new King is the type of boy to name his cat Ser Pounce. He’s light years away from Joffrey. He also feels like the perfect King for Dany to topple.
Also tonight Sansa and Littlefinger finally reach the Vale. We will get to see more of the creepy Lady Lysa. How will she react to Sansa’s arrival? The other major shoe to drop will take place at Craster’s old home north of the Wall. Jon Snow is leading a group of the Watch to silence the rebellion that ended up killing Lord Mormont. Last week Bran, Hodor, and the Reed Twins were caught by the crows now holding Craster’s keep. Bran could complicate Jon’s plan to kill the out of control group. Either way though expect tons of blood to be spilled beyond the Wall.
Date: Sunday, May 4th
Episode Title: First of His Name
Start Time: 9:00 pm ET
Online Stream: HBO GO