I’m pretty stoked about this one. There’s a shift, perhaps hard to spot now, that will have massive consequences. But it’s going to take time; Martin’s second-greatest skill is disappointing those around him.
From a writer’s perspective, I thought this was going to be a slam-dunk episode but it turned out to be quite a lot of work — for good effect. There are some nuances here that expand the characters. That’s what has me most excited about this one. There’s a chunk of esplainin’ but I think it works as the narrator is talking about how things used to be.
For your pleasure, ladies and gentlemen, I bring you Episode 13: Departure.