59

My mother and I watch Game of Thrones:

Varys, to Tyrion: What have you done?
Me: Oh, like Varys didn’t know the passage ended in Tywin’s bedroom. He totally set it up.
Mom: Varys was the one who let Tyrion out? I thought Jaime said Barys.
Me: Barys.
Mom: Yeah.
Me: Who is…?
Mom: I don’t know. I didn’t want to interrupt, I was just going with it.

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58

My mother and I watch Game of Thrones:

Jon: I don’t know how the free folk do it.
Giantsbane: What?
Jon: Say farewell.
Mom: They step over them.


57

My mother and I watch Game of Thrones:

(Sobbing former slave presents Daenerys with the charred skeleton of his child, which he adjusts)
Mom: Oh yeah, straighten out the skull.
(silence)
That was a bigger skeleton than a three year old.


56

My mother and I watch Game of Thrones:

(Oberyn fights The Mountain)
Mom: Why do they have him dancing like that? It’s just silly.
(silence)
And talking like that. “You killed my father. Prepare to die.”


55

My mother and I watch Game of Thrones:

Littlefinger, to Lysa: I have only ever loved one woman…
Mom, imitating him: Dakota Shepard.
Me: Yeah!
Mom: You’re sick.


54

My mother and I watch Game of Thrones:

(Between episodes, we have an argument about whether or not Tyrion knew about Jaime’s deal with Tywin: she insists he did. I insist he didn’t.)

Mom: We just don’t agree.
Me: No, you’re just wrong.
(Silence. We begin the episode)
Tyrion, to Jaime: That deal we made, it was everything father wanted.
Me: Shit.
Mom: (smiles, rewinds, plays it again)


53

My mother and I watch Game of Thrones:

(a deserter drags a crying woman through the yard)
Mom: Is that the girl who’s traveling with Bran?
Me: I don’t think so.
Mom: I guess she’s just a regular abused woman.