Say it ain't Snow, "Game of Thrones"!
Mother's Day seemed like a perfect day to reveal that Jon Snow's mother is in fact Lyanna Stark, but instead HBO gave us the mother of all cliffhangers. After a young Ned Stark survived a run-in with the Kingsguard knights guarding the Tower of Joy during a Bran flashback scene, Ned started ascending the steps to the tower, making us believe the big moment would finally happen. But then, the three-eyed raven was all like, "Th-th-th-th that's all, folks." HBO basically pulled a "Walking Dead," leaving us -- and Bran -- with the biggest cliffhanger the North has ever seen.
The rest of the episode was equally as frustrating: Rickon Stark returned and is now a captive of Ramsay Bolton -- not to mention the young Stark's direwolf, Shaggydog, is now dead -- Tyrion was basically bored for a whole segment of the show, Tommen seemed to get brainwashed by the High Sparrow, and there was just a lot of political nonsense going on in King's Landing. Oh, and the now alive Jon Snow hanged Olly, Alliser Thorne and the other conspirators in his death, but the camera stayed on Olly just a little too long, leaving us all feeling uncomfortable as hell.
The one saving grace of the episode was that Jon Snow announced his watch has ended. Then he walked away like a boss. It's just too bad there wasn't an epic explosion behind him or something. Since Snow was dead for a super long time, it seems he can now be released from his Night's Watch vows. Hopefully, he can finally take his rightful place as King in the North.
As far as that Lyanna reveal, it looks like we might have to wait until Episode 5 to finally know what went down at the Tower of Joy, since the episode's description teases Bran learning a big secret. So it sounds like next week will still keep us wondering.
Here we Snow again ...
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