Last week I complained about how quickly paced the episode was. Events moved so quickly from location to location that the viewed were treated to nice case of whiplash. This week visits several places, but at least we’re given time to absorb what exactly is happening in each place. The tension is rising as we head into the back end of the season and with only four episodes left, I imagine it’s going to continue to build.
The Old Gods and the New had me from the first scene. While I was expecting it, and was prepared for the anger it would bring, I didn’t expect the episode to jump in with both feet. I should know by now that the writers don’t hold back and Vanessa Taylor, who penned this episode, started this episode out with a bang.