'Game of Thrones' Recap: 'Kill the Boy'

Dany's getting married (again!) as Sansa meets her psycho new family

Photo: HBO

Ser Jorah’s gets greyscale! Sansa reunites with Theon! Stannis marches toward Winterfell! Tyrion sees a dragon!


Grey Worm (Jacob Anderson) is unconscious in bed. Missandei (Nathalie Emmanuel) looks very upset even though this is pretty much the same amount of conversation she usually gets from Grey Worm.

Meanwhile Dany (Emilia Clarke) is in her throne room, looking really pissed about Ser Barristan (Ian McElhinney) getting murdered last week. Clearly she’s a Game of Thrones book reader. Daario (Michiel Huisman) suggests pulling back their troops to the pyramid district and then attacking outward. I get distracted a little here because I just love that Meereen has a pyramid district; it sounds like some fancy ZIP code with high property taxes and great schools.

Dany decides instead to round up the heads of the major families and has them brought to her dragons’ den lair – including her own adviser and suspected reggae enthusiast Hizdahr zo Loraq (Joel Fry). This is exciting because Dany has lately been in “How do I make people love me?” mode, so we’re excited to see her shift back into badass Mother of Dragons mode.

She forces the lords to slowly march toward her two chained dragons, Rhaegal and Viserion. It’s like they’re being forced to walk the plank, but instead of sharks and water, there are dragons and fire. Only Hizdahr doesn’t totally lose his composure.

This is pretty risky for Daenerys because she doesn’t really know how her dragons are going to react because she can’t actually control them. She’s betting they’ll react the same way they acted toward her in the season premiere. The dragons could just be sleeping like bears at a zoo. Or they could waddle up and give one of these guys a great big happy lick and totally blow her whole fearsome image. Thankfully, they torch one of the great family heads on cue and rip him into two pieces. Aw, it’s so nice that they share!

Dany decides not to sacrifice any more of these guys. “I don’t want to overfeed them,” she quips, as if they’re giant goldfish. But she’s made her point to them, which is simply: Don’t f— with me.

Continue reading the full recap of the fifth episode of Game of Thrones season 5 at EW.com.

RELATED VIDEO: The Game of Thrones Cast Reveals Secrets from the New Season

Game of Thrones airs Sundays (9 p.m. ET) on HBO.

Related Articles