After the one week wait we are finally here!
The show begins with Daenerys Targaryen and Jaime having ‘THE TALK’.Awkward.
As Daenerys recounts Jaime’s past atrocities and Cersei’s current betrayal,Jaime stands in front of everyone steeled faced with a golden hand to show.
He is way past asking for forgiveness.Whatever he did was to protect his family and he would do it again if he has to.Ballsy move.
Tyrion tries to defend Jaime,but seems like a Lannister advocating for another Lannister just doesn’t roll with enemies.
Sansa also reminds everyone of how Jaime confronted her father Ned Stark and hurt him.But the biggest personal blow is dealt by Brandon Stark/Three eyed Raven quoting “the things we do for love”.This line was said to Bran by Jaime in S1E1 just before Jaime pushed him out of the tower.
Everyone must think that Bran is a crazy talker but the audience knows better that he makes the best quip in cold north.Jaime is officially most terrified of Bran now.Period.
Jaime says that it is all about survival now,a truth that his twin sister just doesn’t get.Lady Brienne vouches for Jaime,narrating her own journey and experience with him.Jaime’s touched.She is too good for him.
Sansa accepts Brienne’s proposal earning quite a look from Daenerys.Jon as always wants more men to fight so he is cool with it too.Daenerys concedes reluctantly.
Tyrion gets quite a earful from Daenerys for his judgment of Cersei.He had it coming.
Gendry is shown doing some important blacksmith-ing in the forge.No royal people seem a wee bit interested coming down to boost workers’ morale.Human resources,where are you? Well Arya Stark does show up time to time but we all know it’s for Gendry.And of course to collect her order too.A man and a weapon.
She shows up again asking about her weapon.Gendry overtly suggests that she should stay down in crypts where it will be safer.Arya’s pissed of men telling her what to do so she does some interesting dragon knife throwing to demonstrate her skills.Gendry’s impressed.She is fine woman after all.
Arya inquires about the wights but gets a dusty reply from Gendry.It seems like he is not interested in meeting them again.
Next we see Jaime approaching Bran in Godswood.Too late for damage control buddy.
Jaime apologizes to Bran.Bran doesn’t accept the apology.Because he is not Bran anymore,is he? Or may be he is still Bran but doesn’t care that the person in front of him crippled him.
Jaime does not understand why Brandon is so chilled about everything he did to him.Bran just says that if he tells everyone the truth,they would kill him before he could fight the real fight.He is not angry at anyone anymore.
Jaime asks him if he will tell everyone after the war is over? Bran asks him in return how does he know there is an afterwards? One of them is definitely going to die in the battle and the other will take the secret to the grave.I wonder who is who?
The Lannister brothers meet again! The circumstances couldn’t be more tensed.Everyone around throwing a scornful look at the duo.
Talking about Daenerys,Tyrion backs her up while Jaime is seems skeptical of their relationship.
The conversation moves on to Cersei.Tyrion says that he thought pregnancy will make Cersei take better choices in life,which it didn’t.
Jaime affirms that Cersei has always been good at lying and deception,which we can all agree to.And Tyrion just tells him he is just too much in love with the wrong woman,
While Tyrion is contemplating about death,Jaime is looking faraway at Brienne.What is his intention?
We catch a glimpse of Podrick who has improved a lot at sword-fighting.Or maybe he is looking good because he is picking on a newbie.We may never know.
Jaime clicks a conversation by saying that Podrick has improved much under Brienne’s supervision.Brienne doesn’t take it to heart.
Jaime asks Brienne about her battle position and she flows in the details.She cuts in middle and asks him what is his deal.He just says that he wants to serve under her command.Brienne agrees to that.
You better not get my Brienne killed on battlefield,one handed man.
Next we see Jorah giving human relations advice to Daenerys.How will that go now?
Power play is implicit in Sansa and Daenerys conversation.They never seem to explicitly acknowledge each other.This shows how bitter family histories can be to spoil new ventures.
Daenerys tries to bond with Cersei but seems that Sansa has built an unbreakable wall around her to keep out the intruders.
They discuss about Tyrion,Cersei and women ruling over others.But the most spicy topic is Jon.
Sansa comes out and says she knows Jon loves Daenerys and she feels that it is affecting his judgment.
Daenerys confesses that her prime goal is to sit on the iron throne.Yet here she is helping the Winterfell survive the Long Night.She says Jon has changed her more than Sansa could know.
Sansa seemingly understanding the situation thanks Daenerys for her help in the war to come.
After Daenerys cracks a joke about Jon’s height,Sansa takes the serious tide asking Daenerys what will happen to North’s freedom after she takes the iron throne? Daenerys is not pleased with the query.
Theon Greyjoy arrives to Winterfell.We seem him meeting Daenerys and Sansa.
Theon tell Daenerys that his sister is free and is on her way to take back the Iron Islands in her name.
He turns to Sansa and says he is here to fight for Winterfell.Sansa’s emotions come pouring out as she embraces him.
They both have a shared traumatic past which seems to have deepened their relationship emotionally.
We see Ser Davos serving food to common people.Man! You just don’t get to see good times like this in GoT.Gilly is there helping fellow women find their way to crypts.We see a little brave girl promising to protect the people in crypts.
We see the Wildlings and Brothers of the Night’s Watch reuniting with Jon and Samwell.
They tell Jon that Night King has already defeated the Last Hearth and Umbers are gone.The White Walkers will reach Winterfell before dawn.
Even in the tense times,Tormund is intensely looking for Brienne.Good pinch of love.
The strategy meet is on.The aim is to kill the Night King to end everything.
Bran tells everyone that the Night King will first come for him.He can track him with the mark he left on his arm.He wants to kill Bran to erase the world’s memory.
Bran says that he will stay in Godswood to lure the Night King.Theon pledges to protect Bran.
Not to mention,Tormund’s flirtations are good.We all die together.Greyworm and Missandei would disagree.They are already making plans for vacation after the war.
So far the only one I am glad to see is Ghost.Survive my boy!
Also it seems like Samwell is restless to get the truth out about Jon being Aegon.
Then Ed arrives and we see a reminiscing Night’s Watch moment.
Jon reveals the truth about his lineage to Daenerys.She just can’t seem to accept the truth about Jon.Would you believe Jon if you were in her place?
Will Jon claim his identity or remain loyal to his queen? Will he remain the honorable man Ned Stark made him or embrace his new duty? What would happen when everyone finds out?
There is no time for them to explore these questions or speculate on their answers.The Army of the Dead is upon us.Winter is here.