This was a week filled with relatively mediocre episodes for most of the shows I watch. Sadly, New Girl is still on hiatus, but it’s thankfully returning to our screens this week. Once Upon a Time introduced us to a new side of Belle and broke my heart in the process. Castle wasn’t at its best this week, bringing up some serious relationship issues for Castle and Beckett that seemed to spring out of nowhere. And even Parks and Recreation felt a little stagnant, especially for the last episode before a season finale.
I suppose it’s okay that this past week was pretty uneventful for most of my favorite TV shows because Game of Thrones ended last Sunday’s episode with a moment so epic it would have dwarfed anything else I saw on TV this week no matter what else happened. When I read A Storm of Swords, I knew Daenerys freeing the Unsullied was going to make an amazing onscreen moment, and it turned out to be even more powerful than I’d imagined it would be. From the way Emilia Clarke sounded speaking Valyrian to the chills-inducing moment of the Unsullied pounding their spears for their new leader, I found myself wanting to stand up and cheer for this young woman who went from being a pawn in her brother’s plans to the Mother of Dragons and the true queen of Westeros. I haven’t watched anything that triumphant in a long time.
What was the best thing you saw on TV this week?