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"The Lords of Westeros want to burn the countryside," says guerrilla fighter Thoros of Myrto runaway Stark child Arya Stark at one point. Maybe we should look to the ladies to put out the fire. "Dark Wings, Dark Words" – itself written by a woman, Vanessa Taylor – continued the season premiere's deft handling of its myriad storylines in large part by centering the action on the actions and reactions of women, exploring how they handle political and physical power, and whether or not they should employ what they've got to help the have-nots. The result was an episode that felt sort of like a reversible jacket: It's the same as it was before, but you're seeing a whole new side of things.

All the recaps of season 3 episode 2 are talking about women empowerment:

If that's the theme of this season, it's going to be a great season.