Put aside Bran's green dreams, throw away Sam's flirting with Gilly, forget Brienne's grand entrance and even disregard Tyrion's Machiavellian masterpiece of entrapment (OK maybe don't forget that one...it was sheer brilliance)...let's just put this week's episode of Game of Thrones into perspective…
That pretty much sums up the highlight of the show for me. Seriously though, Renly and Loras are the only couple that are alive (for now), together and happily in love. And they look so very good together. I'd use the term 'graceful' to be precise. I think Renly + Loras needs a tribute (in preparation for next week I fear)...perhaps Coldplay's Viva La Vida?
I used to rule the world
Seas would rise when I gave the world
Now in the morning I sleep alone
Sweep the streets I used to own
I used to roll the dice
Feel the fear in my enemy’s eyes
Listen as the crowd would sing
“Now the old king is dead! Long live the king!”
One minute I held the key
Next the walls were closed on me
And I discovered that my castles stand
Upon pillars of salt and pillars of sand
I hear Jerusalem bells a ringing
Roman Cavalry choirs are singing
Be my mirror, my sword and shield
My missionaries in a foreign field
For some reason I can’t explain
Once you go there was never
Never an honest world
And that was when I ruled the world
Way to go Margaery Tyrell. She is EXACTLY how I hoped they would portray her. Better than the book. Let's face it...girl is my idol. I'd be doing exactly the same thing if I were lucky enough to be in her shoes...or gown...or lack thereof. She pretty much has my dream set up going. In yet another clever change from the book - Shae is now Sansa's handmaiden. This move will make Season Three all the more palatable.
Next week: Perchance a glimpse of the haunted Harrenhal?? And THE PEACH!!!
P.S. Let Loras and Renly have at least one more week of bliss...for mine and every female fangirls' sanity.