This is probably the first episode in a while where I wasn’t quite sure what to think once it ended. While most of it I already knew about, thanks to the book, there was a little part at the end that left me bewildered, befuddled and in a state of shock. I’ll give some major props to the writers since they don’t seem intimidated by the material they’re adapting at all. Too many times we’ve seen source material ruined because the powers that be don’t have the balls to faithfully adapt it for the screen. The same definitely cannot be said here. They did go through with killing Ned after all. Although they didn’t have much of a choice in that, but still.
This week does without the shenanigans in Pyke and north of the Wall, which means, sadly for me, no Jon Snow. However, this week also marks the return of the King of the North himself, Robb Stark which is a huge bonus. Garden of Bones is one of those episodes that gives you loads of information, without saying very much at all. It may not have seemed like much on the surface, but once you put a little thought into it and peek behind the curtain, you’ll see that this episode contained quite a bit.