Having heard rumblings through social media (and one slightly devastated friend at a club meeting, who graciously spoiled nothing) that the most recent episode of Game of Thrones was going to be a doozy, we decided that – despite the later than preferable hour – we better go ahead and watch it last night lest we find out what all the fuss was about before seeing it first hand. And since our morning show on CBS did mention the spoilers (albeit briefly, thank you Charlie Rose) this morning, I guess I’m glad we did, despite the obvious drawbacks. So, if you have/do read the books, it’s probably obvious already that we haven’t/don’t (which is unusual for my Wifey, who almost always reads things before we see them.)
Well, not wanting to be a spoiler myself, all I can say is thank goodness for being able to watch a little Soup on demand afterwards to TRY to erase the last moments of GOT from my mind before bed. Now the question I keep toying with is, would it have been better to have been totally unwarned of the roughness approaching in the final moments of the episode, or am I relieved that it made me hyper aware of the foreshadowing – which was plentiful – being laced through the episode? It made the experience kinda like seeing Romeo & Juliet for the umpteenth time, knowing that you can’t stop the wheels turning, and that, no, just this once it isn’t going to turn out well…
Since I don’t want to spoil anything for anyone that hasn’t seen the episode yet, I’m taking the opportunity to use the episode as inspiration for sharing a few posters I designed instead. Both were for use onstage in two different shows 4 or 5 years back. The first I made for a production of RENT (I did the prop design/coordination for that project) & the second I made for a production of Search and Destroy (I designed sets on that one.) You’ll probably note the reuse of the red spatter layer in both, which is the only thing the projects really had in common. That is, of course, what also makes them apropos for sharing now. And you can’t really say I’m spoiling anything, because if it weren’t already the title of a movie, I think There Will Be Blood would be the subtitle for Game of Thrones. Don’t you?
Enjoy! (And if you want to avoid hearing spoilers on the GOT episode before you see it, you should probably do it soon. Though I do recommend preselecting something fluffy to watch afterwards…)