'Game of Thrones' Recap: A trip to 'The House of Black and White' begins the future for some

April 20, 2015 11:46 AM

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Season 5 of Game of Thrones represents a whole new shift in the stories of Westeros, Essos, and everything in between. Its first two episodes, especially “The Wars to Come," reminded us of the very recent or soon to be past. Quests and conflicts have reached their conclusion and this is what is left for all our characters. But “The House of Black and White” was more focused on planting the seeds for the future. When one thing ends, another begins.

Perhaps there is no storyline in “The House of Black and White” that was more focused on the tarnished dreams of the past and the forever shrouded accomplishments of the future than Jon’s. After mercy-killing the burning Mance in the previous episode, Jon is offered a proposal by Stannis to reward h...

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