Game of Thrones has come again, and it is a tantalizing glory to behold. The best show on television proves that it is exactly that, even if this week’s Season 4 once more lets the Rains of Castamere crash down upon all those who still mourn the dead.
Entitled “Two Swords,” this Game of Thrones begins as literally that: the forging of two new blades from one previous Valyrian goliath that is no more. And it is an anguished scene, because even the most casual viewer should recognize the weapon that has been desecrated is Ice, the heirloom of House Stark. A ceremonial sword that has been in the Stark family for four centuries, it was there in the Series Premiere when Lord Eddard Stark carried out Northern justice on a Night’s Watch deserter, and it was with him again at the end of all things when Ned’s head deserted from his body. But even after such bloodied and sacrilegious misuse, it belonged still to Robb Stark by rights. Instead, it is harrowingly crafted into two new, smaller weapons of death for the family that would seek to see the Starks’ legacy remain in ashes….http://www.denofgeek.us/tv/game-of-thrones/234441/game-of-thrones-two-swords-review-season-premiere