Critic Consensus: Though "Mockingbird" mostly sets the table for future events, it remains chock-full of action, suspense, surprise, and raw human emotion.
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Critic reviews for Mockingbird
"Mockingbird" manages to keep the larger story moving ever forward and provide for some terrific character moments. And that ending, oh, that ending...
It wasn't that it was a bad hour -- far from it. But it was, save for one dramatic drop at the end, a traditional filler episode.
This was a logistical bridge episode, positioning for the future but with an unusual glimpse of various characters' vulnerabilities.
Did Littlefinger have a stroke? No, though it might seem that way, since the actor, Aidan Gillen, has begun talking exclusively out of the right side of his mouth.
Last week's episode of Game of Thrones highlighted the elusiveness of justice in the Seven Kingdoms. This week's episode, served as an answer to that question. Yes, there can be justice, but it's subjective and handed down only by the strong.
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