[S5E7] Death And The Maiden
Qetsiyah needs to pass to the Other Side, but before she does, she informs Bonnie that from now on, whenever a supernatural creature dies, they will pass through her since she is the anchor and she will feel every death. Before she passes through her, she warns her that it hurts. Qetsiyah passes through Bonnie and Bonnie screams in pain.
[S5E7] Death and the Maiden
Stephanie Hall of KSiteTV gave a good review to the episode saying that the show continued "the pattern of solid episodes this season. [...] Though not the most intense episode, it was a generally enthralling and contained more enjoying quips than usual." Hall gave a positive feedback to Sonnenshine, the writer of the episode: "Lightening up all of the drama and deaths of this episode were great and humorous lines of dialogue. Writer Rebecca Sonnenshine included a perfect amount of sass, most notably with Tessa, to break the intensity."
Qetsiyah needs to pass to the Other Side, but before she does, she informs Bonnie that from now on, whenever a supernatural creature dies, they will pass through her since she is the anchor and she will feel every death. Before she passes through her, she warns her that it hurts. Qetsiyah passes through Bonnie and Bonnie screams in pain. The episode ends with Stefan burying Silas. Stefan thought that by killing Silas it would make the pain go away but the memories are still there haunting him and he collapses in pain.
The synopsis teases at the possibility of Amara assisting Bonnie with crossing back over into life? Despite dying as a human, Amara was once an Immortal and the hand maiden of Qetsiyah or Tessa, whatever you call her! So maybe the true love of Silas has a few tricks left up her sleeve? This is "Vampire Diaries" and one should never doubt the power of a doppelgänger!
In the courtyard of Castle Black, Sam eulogizes Aemon before lighting his funeral pyre, declaring for all to hear that he was the blood of the dragon - "but now his watch is ended." Ser Alliser quietly warns him that one by one, Sam is losing all his friends. Afterward, Gilly is attacked in the dining hall by two brothers, but Sam and Jon's direwolf, Ghost, come to her rescue. Sam is badly beaten, and Gilly tends to his injuries. Still in grief at Aemon's death and impressed by Sam defending her, Gilly climbs on top of him and they have sex.
Elsewhere, Ragnar meets his end and the news slowly makes its way back to Lagertha. Astrid consoles her lover after the death of her former husband. When Björn returns home, he and Astrid become lovers, perhaps to spite Lagertha (Astrid was upset that she does not fully reveal her plans while Björn is tired of being told what to do).
Astrid is a strong shield maiden, who's inspired by Lagertha. She's intelligent and gives the impression of being loyal to her Queen. Astrid has shown to be slightly envious of Torvi as she as Lagertha's counselor.
The End of Aemon: Peter Vaughan is a lovely actor, and I appreciate the show keeping in his deathbed rambling about Egg. His scenes and the eulogy performed by John Bradley were very affecting.
Nymeria Warrior Queen: I still marvel at how the one perfectly natural and peaceful death in a world full of senseless and brutal deaths can be so moving. It was beautifully realized.
Very little is known about this woman. Presumably, she was rounded up and sent to the Rachel and Leah Center to be indoctrinated when Gilead came to power and was eventually assigned to the household of Commander Fred and Serena Joy. Given she later killed herself, she may have been suffering from depression due to her dire circumstances and loss of freedom. It is revealed that this Offred, like her successor, was coerced into an emotional affair with the Commander and that Serena was infuriated when she found out. Shortly after, the Handmaid hanged herself from the chandelier in her room, with her body being discovered by Cora, one of the two Marthas inside the house. It is hinted that, besides finding her oppressive life unbearable, this Offred also feared what Serena would do to her in revenge for the affair, and so she committed suicide to spare herself from the very real possibility of either a slow and humiliating public execution, being mercilessly tortured by the Eyes, or worked to death in the Colonies.
As a result of the first Offred's suicide, the chandelier is removed from the room, and the glass in the paintings on the walls are removed as well to prevent her successor from attempting suicide as well. Offred finds the phrase her predecessor carved and the small act of rebellion brings her some comfort. When Offred asks the Commander about the first Offred, he reveals she committed suicide, simply stating that "Serena found out" (about her secretly visiting him). The Commander seems somewhat saddened but doesn't take any responsibility for the woman's death and it is unclear if he actually cares about the woman, or if he was more disappointed over losing his 'lover'; either way, he clearly sees the new Offred as a replacement for her, in more ways than one. When Rita finds Offred sleeping in her wardrobe, she initially panics, dropping a tray of food and screaming, until Offred wakes and assures her she's fine, Rita apparently believing Offred had taken her own life as her predecessor did before her.
Elijah is Dianna's husband and her children's father. The two of them met at Hayley's wedding and began a dating relationship that lasted a month before he proposed and the two became engaged. They had a rocky engagement but after she became a hybrid married on December 31st, 2013. The two were separated in 2019 when he had his family compelled from his memory and he was involved in her apparent death. The two have since reconciled and live together with their daughter.
Grace is Dianna's half-niece by her marriage to Elijah. The two are very close due to Dianna being Grace's guardian for the first 5 years of her life due to her mother's death and her father's imprisonment. The two have remained close with Dianna residing with Grace and assisting in her rearing. 041b061a72