Opening title sequence: King's Landing, Winterfell, The Wall, Braavos, Meereen, Dorne
I have a bit of an issue with the title sequence this week. I get that Jaime and Bronn were just kind of generally in Dorne, and hadn't actually gotten to any major landmarks yet, but I find it odd that it was included as "Dorne" in the title sequence, instead of Sunspear or the Water Gardens or something. Even when everyone was traipsing around The Vale, it still listed "The Eyrie". I just find it odd that they're listing the region instead of something more localized when they don't do that with other areas (even the Iron Islands got "Pyke").
This episode started a bit differently than most. Instead of a small chunk devoted to one area (or character), we get a brief scene where Jorah steals a boat and throws a bound and gagged Tyrion inside it.
We quickly switch gears to Jaime and Bronn, who are on their way to Dorne aboard a merchant ship. While gazing into the horizon, Jaime sees an island, and asks if it's Estermont. The captain says yes, that's the Sapphire Isle. Now here's where I have a problem with this. Tarth, Brienne's home (which is farther north, pretty much west of Storm's End) is known as the Sapphire Isle, NOT Estermont, which is a completely separate island. Now I don't remember if they had mentioned changing this in previous seasons, but it irked me. Bronn is also pretty irked, but mostly because he and Jaime are doing this alone. He (a little too quickly, if you ask me) figures out that Jaime had something to do with Tyrion escaping, and figures that Jaime is doing this mission himself as some sort of penance. Jaime says if he ever sees Tyrion again, he's going to split him in two for murdering Tywin, which had me all
because I was totally not expecting that. In the books, Tyrion leaves mad at Jaime, but on the show, they seemed cool. I understand that Tyrion killing Tywin is kind of a big deal, but it was still hard for me to believe that Jaime had jumped from affectionate, if not loving, older brother to "I will literally kill him" so suddenly.
, by Alex Green