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Blood of my blood

‘Blood of My Blood’ is the sixth episode of the sixth season of HBO’s fantasy television series Game of Thrones, and the 56th overall. In the pics we see the moments when Samwell Tarly, Gilly, and Little Sam arrive at Horn Hill, the seat of House Tarly.

The first female-male role reversal occurs when stupidly Mace Tyrell asks his mother Olenna ‘What’s happening?’ He cannot see something so obvious. His mother angrily replies: ‘He’s beaten us. That’s what’s happening’ referring to the High Sparrow. The writers always put Olenna as a very clever woman and her son, the head of House Tyrell, as a goofball.

The second inverted message belongs to another order of magnitude. In the huge semi-desertic area known as the Dothraki Sea, there is a dialogue between Daario and Dany that perfectly portrays Dany’s figure. Daario tells her that she is not made to sit on a throne, but that she is a born conqueror. With a horde of Dothraki following them faithfully, I couldn’t help but think of the figure of Alexander the Great in the wake of successful conquests that Dany has left in several seasons: Astapor, Yunkai and Meereen (in the eighth season she would also conquer King’s Landing, Westeros’ capital).

Then Dany, mounted on her dragon of course, gives a conquering harangue to this horde of ‘Mongols’ so that these coloured savages invade Westeros, on the other side of the sea, kill their white enemies ‘in their iron suits and tear down their stone houses’. As expected, with a roar of Dany’s dragon the stupid episode ends.