Let’s give Game Of Thrones props for not milking the Jon Snow-Daenerys meeting during the episode. I appreciate that they got straight to it. Everyone was so excited that about Jon Snow meeting Daenerys and people legit forgot to be excited about Tyrion and Jon’s reunion…which was just beautiful, by the way.
Is this Game of Thrones’ best episode ever? Of course not…but to be honest, it’s right up there. Tyrion was given some of the best lines in this episode. Olenna reminded us why she was a complete badass…and Cersei is fast becoming the Mad Queen.
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A lot of people are unhappy with Jon Snow and Daenerys first meeting…but let’s be real people, what did you expect? That they’d meet, look into each other’s eyes, instantly connect, have Game of Thrones style sex (Yes, that really a thing – look it up) and then take on Cersei and the Night King together? Yes, I believe we all expected that. While it was not exactly the union we expected, it was definitely one we deserved. If you ask me, I genuinely believe this was the best way to go, the more realistic way to go. They both have strong personalities and they are both fighting different facets of the same war (kinda), so this is the only real introduction that makes plausible sense. Although the other one would have been better.
I just have to say, I love Varys and his bald head…and how shady he is. I loved his conversation with Melissandre, but Melissandre was simply like, “I’ve done my part, I’ve brought Fire and Ice together.” And then, I also like how Melissandre hints at knowing how Varys will die. Dammit, George R. R. Martin – Spare my baby!
Props to the writer of this episode, the introduction between Jon Snow and Daenerys is Emmy worthy. Watch It!
There’s a lot to be said about the entire scene actually. Davos was at his best in this scene as well – The award for best wing goes to….
— King Jon Snow (@LordSnow) July 31, 2017
The long and short of it is that Jon Snow refused to bend the knee, lmao, what did she expect? Also, what did Tyrion expect?
— râf ☭ (@commienegro) July 31, 2017
This was basically the whole world when Daenerys told Jon she was the last Targaryen:
So much went to down in this particular episode – we said goodbye to one of our favourite characters of all time because…Thrones Y’all.
But before that…we get our glimpse of our favourite madman – Euron GreyJoy (God, help me – I don’t know why I love how insane this man is) as he paraded Yara, Ellaria and Tyene through the streets of King’s Landing. This gave Cersei the opportunity to carry out probably one of the most vicious revenge in the history of time.
When Cersei asks Ellaria why she took Marcella from her, we are briefly reminded that she is more than just a scheming queen; she’s also a grieving mother.
“I never got to have a mother, but Marcella did. She was mine and you took her from me. Why did you do that?”
The moment is brief though because immediately after Cersei kisses poor Tyene, poisoning her the way the young girl’s mother poisoned poor Marcella…The Long Farewell. Chaining the girl in the same crypt as Ellaria (who is also chained), doomed to spend the rest of her days watching her daughter die, then rotting, before her face collapses and then disintegrates.
“Make sure the guards change the torch every few hours, I don’t want her to miss a thing.”
Damn, Cersei. The worst part…they are chained within inches from each other. So close, yet unable to reach themselves.
At this point, we have to admit – we vastly underestimated Cersei. Well, I don’t know about you but I certainly did.
Then there’s more of Tyrion and Jon…Oh, I just love this two together. More!!!
Tyrion (to Jon): I came down here to brood over my failure to predict the Greyjoy attack…you’re making it difficult; you look a lot better brooding than I do. You make feel like I’m failing at brooding at failing.
Then we have a semi-tender moment between Jon and Dany when she allows Jon mine dragonglass from Dragonstone – Could this be the start of something beautiful?
Meanwhile, over at Winterfell, Sansa is doing a good enough job at managing the North in Jon’s absence. That’s pretty important. What’s also important is the advice Littlefinger gave her:
“One of two things will happen. Either the dead will defeat the living, in which case all our troubles come to an end. Or life will win out. And what then? Don’t fight in the North, or the South. Fight every battle, everywhere, always. In your mind. Everyone is your enemy. Everyone is your friend. Every possible series of events is happening, all at once. Live that way, and nothing will surprise you. Everything that happens will be something that you’ve seen before.”
But none of that is as important as what happens next….BRAN IS BACK! Wait…is he stoned? Forgive me but I swear he looks like a drugged out kid who just discovered drugs and is trying to form ‘deep’. Why Bran? Why?
The good news is that the Starks are returning to Winterfell…. ???????????? We are waiting for you, Arya.
Sansa gets emotional when she sees her brother and runs into his arms…but alas, Bran – who is probably high – doesn’t even hug her back. He literally makes no effort at explaining to her what it means to be Three Eyed Raven in the next scene. He does inform her that he can see everything that has happened and is happening – including her rape on her wedding night.
Yes, Bran…way to be creepy.
Jorah is healed. Samwell’s brave and experimental medical procedure did the trick. Bye bye, greyscale. Good Job, Tarly, you beautiful sonovabitch. Now go find your queen, Mormont! I’m already getting excited just thinking about the whole thing again.
Greyworm and the Unsullied attack Casterly Rock…and even though Tyrion had the perfect way for the Unsullied to sneak into the rock and take the castle, they were too late. Cersei, surprising us, was prepared for them.
Truth is, they won the battle at Casterly rock but Cersei and Jamie had already pulled most of their soldiers from there anyway; they left the rock with no food as well – meaning the Unsullied would actually have to give up the castle eventually.
Somehow, Cersei still managed to destroy Daenerys’s remaining naval fleet; with Euron’s help of course – he torched all Dany’s remaining ships.
So where did Cersei take her army to?
I was so happy to see Bronn again, We missed you old friend. I was also disappointed that Lord Tarly broke faith with House Tyrell. I didn’t want him to but it is obvious he made the right decision for himself by choosing to fight with The Lannisters. Prior to this, we thought Olenna Tyrell was practically indestructible.
I thought after all is said and done, after all the battles are fought and won, come what may…but Olenna will remain standing. Unfortunately, that was not the case.
We don’t see the actual battle but the aftermath is clear – the Lannisters won this round.
On the bright side, Olenna went out like the true badass that she is.
Jamie: There are always lesson in failures
Lady Olenna: Yes, you must be very wise by now.
????? yaaaas Queen!
Olenna then calls Cersei a disease and says she regrets her role in spreading it…as Jamie will eventually. I gotta say, this feels like foreshadowing.
Remember the prophecy? Cersei is destined to die by the hands of her younger brother. Most believe it’s going to be Tyrion but it feels to me like it’s going to be Jamie – I don’t know, it just feels right. Especially because right now, I assure you he cannot even fathom that possibility. Also Jamie is the younger twin – he is younger than Cersei by a few minutes.
Despite Cersei having very many – and quite frankly disturbing – ideas on how to kill Olenna. Jamie, the sensitive one, opted for a painless poison, which Olenna drinks with her wine, then swiftly goes “Oh by the way, I killed your son. I killed Joffrey.”
“Tell Cersei, I want her to know it was me.”
— READY FOR GAGA // 5 (@susdyfire) July 31, 2017
You can see the look on Jamie’s face – you can tell he regrets giving this woman a painless death. But she’s all like, Boy bye!
That ladies and gentlemen is how you go out. It is how you die as a bad ass character, it is how you reveal Joffrey’s murderer, it is how you end an episode.
I am truly saddened and disappointed the Olenna had to die (she should have been protected by one of those dragons); but since she had to – I’m glad she went out this way.
I can’t wait for the next episode: I can’t wait to see Dany’s face when she realises that she underestimated Cersei – she’s losing all her allies; I can’t wait to see Cersei’s face when she learns Olenna killed Joffrey, I can’t wait for Arya to return to Winterfell – will she still fit in with her family? I can’t wait for Jon to return to Winterfell with all that dragonglass, what will be his reaction when he sees Bran?
I just can’t wait!!!
Until then, you can catch the trailer for the next episode here:
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