Warning: Spoilers ahead for the latest episode of Game of Thrones.
In the first truly good episode of Game of Thrones season 5, “Hardhome,” the apocalypse finally arrived.
The most striking image in an episode full of striking images — from Sansa’s backlit face-to-face with “Reek” to the White Walkers’ terrifying squad of child zombies — was the four undead horsemen atop the ridge outside Hardhome.
The real life legend of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse stems from the Christian Bible, but the sight of the four White Walker leaders astride their icy mounts no doubt had the same connotation for Jon Snow and the Wildlings as it did for viewers — even if they didn’t get the reference. Read more…