In a previous post, I published a dialogue between a relative and me, regarding Dorne and the wild Sand Snakes. We asked a number of questions, the main one being whether there is anyway that the Sand Snakes can be compelling on the show, or if they are doomed to begin with.
After last night’s episode, I’m afraid the answer is no. No, the Sand Snakes cannot and will not be a compelling storyline.
Saddest of all, I was very excited about the idea of Jaime and Bronn going on a trip to Dorne. I thought it made for better story than the plodding tedium that made up the Dorne storyline in the novels.
Is there still hope? Perhaps. I think the way that this story can be corrected is via Prince Doran and his tough enforcer.
But it’s hard to say how disappointed I am by the scene. If you don’t get why I didn’t like it, my reason is basically that a) apparently Jaime had no plan other than “let’s wear disguises and tell her to leave, and b) the Sand Snakes coincidentally attempted their cheesy assassination at the exact moment that Bronn and Jaime snuck in, in their disguises?
Let’s see if Prince Doran can get things back on track. But for now, I’m not too thrilled with this storyline. Just like in the books. At least we haven’t had hours dedicated to one character (who isn’t in the show… yet?) just so his story can end with “and then a dragon ate him.”