While the “Game of Thrones” finale last season cemented the birth of Theon Greyjoy’s terrible new identity Reek, the second episode of 4 did a stellar job of further establishing that this is who he is now. He no longer acts like Theon, and the nuisance otherwise known as Ramsay Snow has him eating out of the palm of his hand.
Is there any real hope that Theon could find himself again? It’s strange to root for redemption for a guy who murdered innocent people during season 2, but we understand the temptation since we legitimately believe that there is some good in there. The problem is that he is completely reliant now on help from someone else … including possibly his sister Yara. We saw her last season proclaim that she wanted to do something to rescue her brother, and Alfie Allen commented on the future of this particular story to TVLine:
“Well, you’ve just got to wait and see, but there’s more to come from Yara, definitely. Gemma Whelan does a fantastic job of doing it ,and yes, I’m really glad that I get to do stuff with her… I mean, yes. She comes back to save me. So we will see what happens after.”
So there is at confirmation that the Yara story is not being abandoned. As for when it could be, the thing you have to remember here is that “Game of Thrones” does not force itself to air storylines for a character every week. We could see much more from Reek in Sunday night’s new episode, or it may be another week or two later before we see what happens next. We love Allen’s portrayal, even if things got a bit too gruesome last season, we we’re interested to see what happens next.
Ratings update – We also thought we’d throw in here that the second episode drew 6.3 million viewers, and while that is shy of last week’s record, it is a huge improvement on the second episode of last season.
If you’re looking to try and make further sense of the crazy events from last night’s “Game of Thrones,” then be sure to click here to see what Jack Gleeson himself had to say about the end of Joffrey’s reign of terror. Also, be sure to sign up for some throne-worthy TV updates via our CarterMatt Newsletter.