For those of you who might wander over here to my blog to see the “24” summaries I usually write, I just wanted to let you know what’s going on during “24: Legacy”.
Now that Jack Bauer is no longer part of the show, there’s not going to be any live blog over on Dave Barry’s blog. Since that’s the case, I’ve decided it’s probably best for me to discontinue the summaries as well, and devote that time to other projects.
I hope you enjoyed the summaries that I did for previous seasons, and thanks for reading them.
Apparently there’s going to be a return of a well-known “Breaking Bad” character:
Reminder! The fourth series of Sherlock starts January 1st, 2017! Check your local listing for the PBS station near you that will be showing it!
SPOILERS AHEAD – You’ve been warned
Tonight’s episode could be a real crazy one. I’m just going to jump in here and list a few things that might happen.
First, a cold open for the show, meaning no titles right at the beginning, with a big surprise reveal Something in the books hasn’t happened, and I’ve been waiting to see it happen for four seasons. The Frey’s got away with a lot in The Red Wedding. Well, now it’s time for payback, and someone’s mom is still really ticked off. Look
for a surprise visit from Catelyn Stark.
Cersei’s going to stand trial for her crimes, and she’s not going to go quietly now that everyone in town has turned against her. This is going to be one of those, “If I can’t have it, no one can”, things. Look for her to light King’s Landing up with Wildfire.
Jon’s in for a visit from the Night King, I’d wager, and that will be the main concern of everyone for the last two seasons. I’m looking for the Night’s Watch and The Wall to be overrun with the army of the dead. They’ll be headed straight for Winterfell and Jon Snow.
Speaking of Jon, I’m still in the camp that he’s half Targaryen, because of Ned’s sister. That would mean he’s half sister to The Mother of Dragons. I guess that would mean he’s the Uncle of Dragons.
Melissandre is going to have a run in with Davos; we’ve already seen that in the previews. Her true self will likely be revealed.
One thing that’s really be unnerving. When the Army of The Dead comes, they’ll be bringing people we’ll remember. Undead Wun-Wun, Ygritte, and lots of Night’s Watch. Not sure if that’ll happen tonight, but …yikes…
Edit: Via Twitter, John writes: “If Jon Snow is son of Rhaegar, he would be the nephew of Daenerys.”
ok ok…Jon Snow, Cousin of Dragons
First, before going into any theories about next episode, a few words about last episode.
Arya survives! Just not exactly like either of the theories in the previous post suggested. From the look on Jaqen’s face at the end, it appears that he had been trying to prepare Arya with the necessary skills to survive out in the real world, rather than actually becoming a Faceless Man. At least, I like to think that. It’s really tough to read Jaqen, which I guess is the whole point of his character in the first place. Sure hope this isn’t the last time we see him.
We have really little to go on here other than there’s going to be a big battle, that Jon doesn’t want to be brought back if he dies, and that Davos sees something behind him while he waits to light a signal fire.
So, I’m sitting here thinking, what would make this episode great? Well, Ramsay Bolton dying would be #1 on the list for me. Hate that guy. What would be a great way for this to happen? Jon Snow battling him? Nah, nothing exciting about that. Sansa striking him down? Yeah, satisfying, but nothing really big.
A good story has characters getting into deeper and deeper trouble, and finally find a satisfying way out of all the mess.
What do you think of the following scenario?
Jon and Ramsay’s armies face each other and start the battle (duh…we see that in the preview). Thing go OK for Jon at first, but as things progress, things start turning in Ramsay’s favor. Just as things look really grim, Ramsay realizes he’s being attacked from another army. Who’s doing the attacking? The Night King’s army, with all the men from The Wall as part of his army. Ramsay and the rest of his army get killed in a big, big way. Of course, they’d have to get around Jon’s army first…
I know it might be a bit early for this to all happen in the story, but seeing Ramsay taken out by the army of the dead would sure be memorable.