BY MONIQUE JESSEN @moniquejessen
Take the themes of love, power and revenge – stir in two gruesome murders, a prophecy of death and enough sexual innuendo to burn down the whole of Westeros – and there you have the first episode ofGame of Thrones season 5 (spoiler alert).
Everyone’s favorite naughty dwarf, Tyrion Lannister (Peter Dinklage), is safe after killing his dad and his lover and getting smuggled out of Westeros by Varys (Conleth Hill). Varys tries to persuade Tyrion to follow a new leader: “Westeros needs to be saved from itself,” Varys says. He seems to favor the white-haired beauty Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) as a contender for the throne.
But the Mother of Dragons is having a tough time with her “children,” as the dragons remain caged up in an underground basement and one is still on the loose. Further, one of her elite Unsullied warrior-eunuchs gets killed by a gold-mask-wearing assassin, part of a new rebel group, The Harpies.
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