This week on Game of Thrones: Theon Greyjoy and Grand Maester Pycelle reveal their true colors; Sansa Stark discovers a frightening new capacity for seething contempt; Jon Snow is not cool with rampant incest; and Arya Stark does Gendry a solid. Also, boobs.
And the awards go to…
Doubletalk Award: Lord Varys
Looks like the eunuch might be trustworthy after all, despite a propensity for euphemisms and doubletalk that would make most upper-mid-level corporate drones proud. He's also fond of riddles, especially the one he poses to Tyrion: “Three great men sit in a room: a king, a priest, and a rich man. Between them stands a common sellsword. Each great man bids the sellsword kill the other two. Who lives; who dies?” Tyrion says it depends on the sellsword, but Varys insists, “Power resides where men believe it resides. It is a trick, a shadow on the wall. And a small man can cast a very large shadow.” In a phrase, Varys might have nailed the essence of Clash of Kings. As for me, my money's still on the dragons.