Momoa as Khal Drogo (left) and Conan of Cimmeria (right). One man, two barbarians.

Tonight’s episode of HBO’s GAME OF THRONES was written by the creator George R. R. Martin himself. And it was off the hook!

The show has been a slow build, and tonight Martin and Co. pulled the rip-cord. The result is one of the most thrilling, violent, fast-paced, and plot-twisting episodes since ROME’s second season.

Jason Momoa finally gets to cut loose as the barbarian horselord Khal Drogo. Upon watching it, one has no doubt that he will play a pitch-perfect Conan in the upcoming CONAN THE BARBARIAN movie.

This single episode of GoT had the bang of most Season Finales…but there is more to come. Tyrion, as usual, ends up being my personal fave of all the great characters. But it’s hard not to love the Kaleesi. Emilia Clarke is stunning and unforgettable as Daenerys Targaryen. The seeds of her great slave liberation are sewn right here as she curbs the bloodthirsty nature of the horse tribes.

So nice to see the author of the novels so essential and involved with the adaptation of his work.

Peace!

John

Emilia Clarke's version of Daenerys Targaryen steals the show on more than a few episodes.