Game of Thrones S05E01 Recap: The Wars to Come


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With a new season of Game of Thrones comes an updated title sequence at the start of “The Wars to Come,” reminding us of all the places we can go in the world of Ice and Fire in Season 5. The dramatic ending of Season 4 left Tywin Lannister dead and his son Tyrion on the run after murdering him. The Stark family remains in disarray with Rickon Stark still missing, Bran Stark far North of the Wall with the mysterious three-eyed raven, Arya Stark on a ship bound for Braavos after the death match between Brienne of Tarth and Sandor Cleganne, and Sansa Stark staying with Petyr Baelish after he murdered her aunt Lysa Arryn. At the Wall, Stannis Baratheon’s army arrived in time to save Jon Snow and the Night’s Watch, but there are still many Free Folk left to challenge the Watch, as well as the problem of the White Walkers. Daenerys Targaryen’s dream of taking back the Seven Kingdoms for House Targaryen has become increasingly distant, as she has begun to lose control of Meereen and her dragons. “The Wars to Come” shows us the aftermath of Season 4, while giving us a glimpse of the path Game of Thrones will take us on during Season 5.

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