Written By Ryan Fu @fu_beatz
Listen I served time in the military, so I know about commitment and duty which I believe I would have been an excellent Man of the Night’s Watch with the exception of not having sex because I’ll jump on anything with a heartbeat. I know that it’s hard to be a solider but it’s even harder to be a leader because you have other men depending on you because their lives are on the line. I have admit I never thought of myself as a hero or would do anything heroic but once you’re in the fray you find things about yourself that you have never thought you would do, which in some cases you either runaway from danger or you run towards it. Tough men become children while children become men. Surprisingly, I was the type that was looking for a fight. With that being said I never had to go to war with my girlfriend, literally.
The episode opens up with Jon Snow and Sam having a Sex and the City moment talking about love, sex and makeup. Meanwhile the girl kissed by fire, Ygritte is sharpening her arrows for the hearts of Crows especially for one Crow. Some of the wildings think Ygritte doesn’t have the balls to kill her former lover but Ygritte tells everyone if you want to get hit by the train, then get on the train tracks as she pounds her chest and stomps her feet like Lebron James. Fuck I love her.
Before the fight Sam makes a promise to his “not” baby mama that he will protect her and come back to her. Personally, I think Sam can do better because I think that wilding chicks is kinda needy, she’s always like, “oh, my baby. My poor baby,” in my annoying English voice.
The fighting starts with the Men of the Knights looking like they are not ready to fight while the Wildings are ready to fuck some one up. It was pretty cool to see huge giants and woolly mammoths in a fight. The whole time I was looking at the giants, I kept thinking about Harry and the Hendersons.
The wildings brake through the first wall and true combat begins. We see leaders act like leaders, leaders who can’t lead and leaders that were born to lead. Jon Snow is man like his father, born to lead men into battle. Jon shows off his leadership quality beating back the wildings into the wild but he couldn’t save everyone.
In the beginning of the battle, Ygritte is like a killing machine acting like Legolas putting arrows into Crows time in and time out. But when the moment comes to kill Jon Snow, she hesitates. Maybe because she wanted to savour the moment of killing Jon or that she couldn’t kill Snow because she still has feelings for him. In war or in a fight when you hesitate that’s when you’re most vulnerable which was the case for Ygritte as she gets an arrow in her back. She collapses in Jon’s arm and tells Jon they should have stayed in that cave. He says they’ll go back there, but she says, “you know nothing, Jon Snow” and dies in his arms.
Once again another great episode, which I still love the way the show has the balls to kill characters in order to move the plot and have a better show but fuck it really sucked watching Ygritte dying tonight. She was my one of my favorite females characters but I was glad to see that she died on her own terms and as a free woman. As a solider or warrior you never have control on how you meet your end but if you could die doing you love or believe in, then it’s a good death. In Bushido, a Japanese word for the way of the samurai life, they believe a “good death” is its own reward. Hopefully, when my time comes, I’ll show my warrior sprint.
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