themuse.jezebel.com - 6 days ago
The Boss-Ladies in Game of Thrones Have Gone Fully Savage
WEST SIDE KILLA.
Images via HBO. The Season 7 premiere of Game of Thrones was both more and less than we wanted, functioning mostly as an episodic prologue to the shitstorm that will presumably rain down on our dearly beloved characters later in the season. As a “where are they now,” it functioned fairly well, though, and especially interesting was how it showed the women characters are, after years of violence and submission, are rising up and about to fully wreck shit. If an opening scene were a statement shoe, Arya’s use of her Many-Faced talents to pose as Walder Frey and murk out his fam would be this studded Gucci bootie from Spring 2008. At the end of last season, the look of probably psychopathic satisfaction that overcame her sweet visage as Walder pumped blood from his jugular seemed like foreshadowing, and her vengeful obliteration of House Frey—and, later, her dispassionate declaration that she is traveling to King’s Landing to “kill the queen”—indicated that something’s askew in Arya’s internal monologue. Does wearing someone else’s freaking FACE SKIN too much turn you cold? Seems like maybe!
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