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Game of Thrones Re-Watch | Season 6, Episode 7: “The Broken Man”

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Rob Cesternino and Josh Wigler continue “Winter Was Here” with a re-watch of Game of Thrones Season 6, Episode 7: “The Broken Man.”

Rob Cesternino (@RobCesternino) and Josh Wigler (@roundhoward) launch their official Game of Thrones re-watch podcast, called Winter Was Here, in which they will look back on every single episode of the HBO series, week by week.

The podcast begins with a completely spoiler-free overview of Thrones and the Seven Kingdoms overall, before diving into the spoiler-filled territory, in which Rob and Josh reexamine the series through the context of seven seasons worth of material.

  • moe_maverick

    Looking ahead to the next episode as the Arya/House of Black and White saga is about to come to ahead, i’d Like to explore something that’s always bothered me.

    Jaqen H’ghar and his frequent presence around and tolerance of Arya.

    Once the waif is killed, he’s just going to let Arya go on her killing way with no regard for the time they’ve invested in her or consequence for the indiscriminate killing… whilst also letting her take a face or two for the road.

    And he’s all happy about… smiling creepily.

    What do you think of the theory… and I know it sounds far fetched but don’t dismiss it right away… That a faceless man made some type of deal with Ned Stark way back when he was in the dungeons and that Jaqen H’gar is actually Ned.

    Think about it.

    A faceless man somehow got caught by the king’s guard in King’s landing… seems unlikely. More likely that they deliberately got caught to get Ned.
    Then for whatever reason he makes a deal with Ned to take his place and makes Ned take an oath never to reveal his true identity to his family/anyone.

    Furthermore, Ned Stark who is all about honour, broke that honour when he plead guilty to the charges in front of Joffrey before he got executed. This was swept away as being done to protect his daughters… but it’s out of character for Ned.
    Perhaps it’s out of character because it wasn’t Ned

    Ned honours it as he honours all things and finds a way to keep a fatherly watch over Arya. It explains why Jaqen is bizarrely happy when Arya reclaims her identity.

    Nailed it