Book of the Stranger is the fourth episode of Game of Thrones series 6 and mostly focuses a lot on the women of Westeros including, Sansa, Margery and Danerys who is still across the seas in Essos. There was a lot going on in this episodes with reunions, a bit of fire and some deaths, I mean what would this show be without at least a few people heading off to meet the stranger.
In Westeros there is a religion called the Faith of the Seven, the Stranger is one of 7 aspects of a single deity that make up this religion and represents death and the unknown. The Book of the Stranger is then perhaps a rather apt title for this series with all the deaths that occur within it plus book readers are now also entering the unknown.
At the end of last week’s episode we saw Jon confront his murders and end his watch but the question we all wanted to know the answer to was what would he do next. I mean his watched has technically ended but even he doesn’t know what to do, that is until Sansa arrives at Castle black and the two of them have one of the most amazing reunions that I have ever seen on Game of Thrones.
Watching them catch up was really nice to see, Jon might not know what to do next but Sansa wants to retake Winterfell and Ramsey’ pink letter might just force their hand. Ah well at least they will have support from the Vale, Petyr Baelish pops back up there to intimidate Lord Royce a little and to convince the young lord of the Vale to support Sansa in her efforts to retake Winterfell.
The last time the lords of the vale joined in the fray, an entire dynasty fell so I can’t wait to see what there support will help achieve. Meanwhile in Kings Landing we finally got to see Margery do a lot more than just sit in a cell, her conversation with the High Sparrow was interesting to watch and it was good to see her strength when meeting with her brother Loras who is also still a prisoner of the faith militant.
Back in the Red Keep King Tommen alerts his mother Cersei to the impending trouble that Margery faces which results in Cersei scheming alongside the Queen of Thrones and the Hand of the king. While it is great to see that they will finally be taking some action on this front I can’t help but feel that the High Sparrow is setting them up and that things are going to get a lot worse before they get better.
While all this is going on Tyrion is still across the narrow see in Meereen, this time trying to negotiate with the wise masters who are believed to be helping the sons of the harpy. Luckily we haven’t had any attacks from them for a while, me thinks that there is something more going on here but I guess that it won’t be too long before we find out.
Meanwhile Daario Nahari and Jorah Mormont finally enter Vaes Dothrak in the search for Danerys who has been hanging out with the ladies of the Dosh Khaleen. I though that Daario was a bit harsh to Jorah when they were nearing the holy city but at least he saved him when it counted.
Deanery’s refusing to come away with them straight away wasn’t much of a surprise and I was eager to find out what she had planned. It was fortunate that I didn’t have to wait long to see her unwavering strength in front of the the assembled Kahls as she set them on fire, watching her walk out the fire was very reminiscent of the scene where she burnt Drogo’s body but this time she really will be a force to be reckoned with.
If you enjoyed this episode then let me know in the comments, it would be interesting to see what you thought of it or what you think might happen next. Also please do check out the reviews I have done for the first three episodes as well.
Episode 1: The Red Woman
Episode 2: Homecoming
Episode 3: Oathbreaker