Film and TV

Game of Thrones: "The Ghost of Harrenhal"

Oh, what "shadow"-related quote to introduce this week's GOT recap? The possibilities are endless...

But darkness makes me fumble
For a key, to a door that's wide open - The Police

No? How about

Because the night belongs to lovers
Because the night belongs to us - Bruce Springsteen

That was Stannis and Melisandre's prom song, I bet. For me, I prefer

We're running with the shadows of the night
So baby take my hand it'll be all right. - Pat Benatar

The program description for last night's episode began in delightfully understated fashion: "When the Baratheon rivalry ends..." Oh, it ended all right. And the fallout looks to be bad news for everyone except Stannis, that humorless, table sexing lout.

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Peter Vonder Haar writes movie reviews for the Houston Press and the occasional book. The first three novels in the "Clarke & Clarke Mysteries" - Lucky Town, Point Blank, and Empty Sky - are out now.
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