That was a fast moving episode. I love the little rat pack headed north. Some of my favorite characters all heading out together. What is the play there though? Run into the horde and try to lasso a walker to take back for the meeting? lol Honestly this is a very dangerous move. How do they plan on taking a walker hostage? I did love the montage of Bran warging into the crows to see the army marching...forever marching...I think the show will end and they will still be marching.
That was a cool little meeting though...everyone seemed to know someone on the other side. Jon knew Clegane, Mormont knew Thoros, Gendry knew all of them. I guess we will see Thoros flaming sword in the next episode. At least I imagine we will.
Tyrion going back to Kings Landing was extremely dangerous.
Gendry is back...all be damned. I did not think they had time to re introduce him. Instead of Jon and Dany maybe it will be Gendry and Dany? He really is the legit successor to the throne and has been since Robert died in the show. Robert was the last real king the show has seen and ******* or not Gendry is next in line. I like how Gendrys weapon of choice is a hammer like his dad. Nice little call back because we have not see any major characters with anything other than swords...minus the viper I guess. I like how Davos said he was wondering if he was still rowing...that is what everyone has been saying since he left...'When is Gendry coming back?'...'prolly still rowing away!'
Everyone keeps talking about Dany and Jon having the rightful place on the throne, but honestly Gendry has the best claim of all of them. Robert over threw the Targaryens and was the king for many years...the claim from any Targaryen at that point is a false one really. Roberts heir is the rightful claim and that is Gendry.
I think Cercei is lying as well. And how exactly did Jaime 'betray her'? By going to train with Bronn and getting tricked into seeing his brother? By not killing him or bringing Tyrion back to Cercei? I guess that would be it.
LF playing the woman without a face? I expect quite a bit more out of Arya than getting played by LF. I paused the scene when she opened the scroll, but the edges were blurry...I am pretty sure it is the scroll she was forced to send to Winterfell by Cercei. I do not think that was his first thought when he was told Lewin kept every scroll a couple episodes ago. I would bet money his mind did NOT go back to the letter Sansa wrote...he was thinking about a letter he wrote I am sure.
Dany has to know something is up now that she saw Jon pet her dragon. Has anyone ever got that close to one of her dragons and lived? I do not recall ever seeing anyone get that close before.
So is Sam heading to the wall? Is he going to his home? Doubt he goes home...Winterfell? That would be my guess. I think Sam knows Jon is there by now right? He sent him a raven about the dragon glass. Quite a distance to travel. He dismissed Gilly when she almost fully gave away a huge piece of the puzzle with Jon about Rhaegar getting annulled and then secretly marrying (Neds sister)
What is LF's play is all I keep thinking about. He is going to side with the winner or the person he thinks will win and then somehow try to weasel into the throne himself. Who is that though? Who is it to him more importantly. If I could figure out what his end play is maybe I could rationalize all his scheming other than just to be a nuisance.
Things are moving very fast in the show. I do not mind it as much, but it does seem like a pretty drastic change. Things used to move so slow now things are picking up. Major characters are all meeting up for the final show down.
I was a little disappointed how they just cut to Bronn pulling Jaime out of the water a mile or so down from the spot he went in, but at least they did not let that little nugget linger.
I liked the opening credits this episode and how they added East Watch..that was cool I thought.
2 more episodes left for gods only know how long. The breaks in between this show are incredibly long usually, but hopefully this next break will not be as long since they are shorter.
Cercei is going to totally back stab Dany and that is how the playing field will level out a little. Cercei will meet with Dany and see the walker Jon brings from north of the wall...will think it is a big scam, but play a long like she is going to help and abandon them all and try to take over everything while it is empty. Maybe she spies Tyrion there at that meeting and simply sees red and does not give a crap about the marching army of the dead...either way she will be the reason the dead make it past the wall and it will be her undoing.