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Game of Thrones, Season 6, Episode 9: Decor Recap

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Whoever was the city planner for Meereen left much to be desired

As this is the second to last episode of the sixth season of Game of Thrones, it makes sense that we do not visit any new locations. However, we do spend some time in some of our old favorite locations, giving us an addition chance to reflect on them. For instance, Winterfell still exists. Looking good, Winterfell! Or, well, "good" might be a little charitable. Looking bleak and inhospitable as ever, Winterfell!

We also get some nice satellite (dragon-cam) imagery of Meereen (possibly for the last time?) and we have to say, the layout of this city does not make a whole lot of sense. Apparently everybody who was in charge of Meereen pre-Daenerys was a real piece of garbage, so city planning was probably the least of their problems, but still, had they ever heard of a grid? Being partially on fire only makes Meereen look marginally more chaotic.

In addition, we have what we very much hope is the last—or at least one of the very last—scenes in the throne/stairs room of the Great Pyramid of Meereen. We have spent so much time in this room at this point that we are basically inured to it. There was a point where it very much impressed us, but that moment has passed. The stairs are still nice. It could use some more furniture.

And finally, we would like to give one last shoutout (especially since it seems like Davos might finally put two and two together and murder her next week) to Melisandre, who always makes every space her own, whether it’s a small stone room in Storm’s End, a small stone room at Castle Black, or a small tent just outside of Winterfell the night before the bloodiest, most disgusting battle in the history of the Seven Kingdoms. Melisandre has a real eye for decorating, by which we mean she always puts that just-barely-reflective mirror on her desk, and we respect her for it.

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