There's only two episodes left! He's traveling out there to face the White Walkers head on, accompanied by a very small group of allies; remember how quickly an entire Wildling village was decimated in the season five episode "Hardhome"? That's why something like Eastwatch feels like such a comfortable prospect. Game of Thrones doesn't typically succumb to the clichés of most fantasy epics, but this is very much a prototypical quest - much like Frodo and Sam's journey in The Lord of the Rings. It turned out really well and it was exciting to write because it's two characters we've only seen briefly together in season 4.
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If Cersei is pregnant, then perhaps the pregnancy will play a role in fulfilling the popular prophecy of the valonqar. Given the option I would much rather have her express her cunning by manipulating Jaime with a false preggers storyline, than putting forth another example of how women have no motivation without our precious womb, but I guess both options are regressive, and it does seem fair that she's already watched three of her kids croak. What did Jamie really expect? To pass the time, she offered to teach the Onion Knight how to read.
Jamie and Tyrion have a heart to heart amid the dragon relics. No character has been twisted up by his family like Jamie has. Circe says they die either way, so it's better to die fighting. But Gendry, Robert Baratheon's bastard son who was working as a blacksmith on the street of steel, has to get busy with his hammer to get Tyrion out of King's Landing. Jamie's love of Cersei, and his continued affection for Tyrion makes him the flawless bridge that his warring siblings can use to fight the bigger threat. They probably kept me in a job.
Sunday night's episode of Game of Thrones was a rapid fire reveal machine with character reunions and major plot points coming non-stop. The rest of the survivors bend to the will of their new queen and it is clear that Tyrion does not approve Dany's actions.
See those and more reactions below. This obviously says more about Tyrion's state of mind than Dany's.
My argument is that all of this was absolutely necessary. Dany addresses her prisoners of war, Drogon to her back. She's just being tough, which is what she needs to be to win.
Although Arya Stark (Maisie Williams) returned to her childhood home in last week's "The Spoils of War", the young wolf's homecoming hasn't been an entirely happy one. Tyrion's worries seem premature.
Speaking of monsters, the army of the dead is approaching Eastwatch, a location that was handily added to the opening credits this week.
Showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss previous year announced the shortened run of seven and six episodes for the final two seasons and confirmed the summer return for season seven, a departure from the usual April premieres. That could have been fun.
Bonus: On last week's "The Spoils of War" sparring scene between Arya and Brienne: "Their height difference serves our objective in the scene".
Jon Snow's continued absence is not appreciated but Sansa is gaining support among the Northern leaders. Arya may not be an imbecile but she has obviously fallen in the trap set up by Petyr Baelish.