LAST SEASON on Game of Thrones, Part II: “Valar Morghulis” – Fire, Ruin & Promise


This is the image Season 2 left us with last year; a horde of White Walkers and wights marching on the Wall.

The third book in Martin’s fantasy saga, A Storm of Swords, opens with this scene. It was moved to the end of the second season of Game of Thrones to up the cliffhanger quotient for a finale, and that was probably a very smart decision judging by its reception.

Before Season 3 kicks off this Sunday on HBO, let me remind us all where we left off, and guide us back with some potent imagery from “Valar Morghulis”.

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LAST SEASON on Game of Thrones, Part I: “Blackwater” and Sound Design

Does everyone remember this moment? Explosive, practically living wildfire punctuating the climax of the Clash of Kings. Half of HBO’s budget for season two of Game of Thrones blown in one orgiastic fell swoop.

When I popped the disc for Season 2 in for a replay this month, I realized how much the last two episodes work together as two halves of one finale that complement each other in surprising ways. They couldn’t be two more different episodes from one another.

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Trailer: ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 2 Gets New Hotness. OH GOD BODY = READY.

So before some friggin’ Horse Racing Derby Wank show premiere tonight, HBO released a new Game of Thrones trailer. Kudos to OL regular Johnny Hall for bringing it to my  attention, and tracking it  down  like an electronic hawk to a source. Here it is for you.

Hit the jump to check it out. Fap with me.

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