Battles, deceit, sex, ‘Thrones’

Luis Guzman, Freelancer

It’s felt like an eternity since the last time we saw the Game of Thrones television series, but Sunday it returned and it continued with the storylines that have captivated the masses.

For those of you who need a refresher, here is a quick rundown of what happened last season:

-Tyrion and Varys are in Pentos after escaping King’s Landing and contemplating joining Dany’s cause.

-Dany is handling problems with the Sons of Harpy in Meeren, a group who oppose Dany’s rule in the city.

-Jon Snow is dealing with the arrival of Stannis Baratheon and the red priestess Melisandre.

-In King’s Landing, the Lannisters are dealing with the death of Tywin and a power struggle between House Tyrell and House Lannister.

-Arya is journeying to Bravos.

“Burning Man” set the stage of what might come this season, which could make for one of the best seasons for GoT.

Storylines changed dramatically with the deaths of Tywin Lannister and Sandor Clegane, as well as the arrival of Stannis Baratheon at The Wall.

There wasn’t much that happened other than reminding the audience of what last season left off with, but that doesn’t mean it wasn’t a good episode.

It gave the audience hope for the next episodes.

There are still those juicy plots and schemes that the audience loves to hate.

It is exciting to see some of the new characters such as the Sand Snakes, the hotheaded bastard daughters of Oberyn Martell.

One of the burning questions is if Dany will ever find one of her missing dragons and what will happen after Arya arrives at Bravos.

“Burning Man” hints on what could possibly happen, especially the scene in the beginning with Cersei Lannister.

The dialogue is witty and fresh, especially with the scenes with Tyrion and Varys as they talk about life on the run.

The world of GoT looks beautiful as ever, from the extravagant set of the Great Sept in Kings Landing to the exotic lands of Meeren.

It will be interesting to see what the show will do since it will be deviating from the books.

The show has been deviating more and more from the books from the previous seasons, causing mixed reactions.

However, I don’t think it will stop people from watching GoT.

Audiences have been hearing “Winter is Coming” since the beginning of the season and it’s almost here.