My thoughts on episode 5
There was a few things in the most recent episode that I wasn't a big fan of.
First off, the whole tunnel chase scene just reminded me of crappy action movies.
I don't think it fit in well with the tone of the show.
Having swarms of zombies/monsters crawling all over the walls after the heroes just seems like an unnecessary trope to me.
Certainly giving the children of the forest magical fire grenades didn't seem necessary.
Also Hodor's sacrifice was pretty meaningless, other than making everyone excited about his name origin and showing off Bran's powers.
But now that Bran has the mark on his arm, the white Walkers are totally cool with him escaping.
Once he gets south and crosses the wall, looks like its go time for their southern invasion.
Why would they kill him and waste that.
Also - did I miss it or was there any explanation as to why they have turned against their creators?
The wights and the tree people seemed all to happy to go straight to killing each other, which seemed strange after in the same episode explaining that one of them had created the other.
Finally - Sansa is an idiot.
Just 6 seconds after telling littlefinger that she doesn't trust him at all, she believes some bullcrap story she gives her about her uncle.
And then lies to Jon about it, so she knows its likely to be full of crap.
Anyway - now that we have passed the books Monday night is one of my most eagerly anticipated nights of the week.