Missandei smiles as she has a private conversation with Daenerys on the beaches of Dragonstone.
Their first meeting is all any GoT fan could have asked for. As Davos said, if they don't deal with the real threat to the north, it won't matter which skeleton sits on the Iron Throne to rule over a kingdom of the dead.
The two nearly come to blows but luckily Varys steps in and interrupts the squabble.
Euron Greyjoy takes a victory lap through King's Landing, being cheered on by the peasants as he drags Yara Greyjoy and Ellaria Sand behind him as prisoners. We saw Indira Varma's Ellaria Sand chained in the Red Keep and facing a grim future. That was back in Season 3, and we haven't seen him since.
Sam continues to do perform wonderful feats of medicine, and will probably find the key to defeating the Night King in those scrolls Measter Ebrose is making him copy. Tyrion, who happens to like Jon a lot, promises to bring up the dragonglass mining operation the next time he speaks with Daenerys.
"[Showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss] called me, but I kind of knew already".
Meanwhile, at Winterfell, Sansa is sorting out how much food they have there and how long it will last if all of the North has to shelter there with them.
It opens with Cersei leading the Iron Bank's Tycho Nestoris into the map room, crowing that her "only venture at this moment is re-establishing control over this continent and every person in it". She was happy to relinquish that role of Bran, until he went all Three-Eyed Raven on her and she was again left wondering if she's the only sane member of House Stark (wait until she gets a load of Arya's new face-swapping party trick). From spending sleepless nights thinking of ways to exact her revenge, and more schemes to punish those who stepped all over her - Cersei visibly gets more powerful.
Maybe it was inevitable that we'd get a taste of the old Tyrion.
Tyrion made a bold move himself, with his brilliant move to take Casterly Rock by utilizing a secret tunnel he'd built when his father dishonored him by putting him in charge of sewer design.
The episode ended with some major twists: Daenerys' taking of Casterly Rock was undermined by the fact that much of the Lannister army was elsewhere: bound for Highgarden, where the episode concludes with Jamie offering Olenna Tyrell a painless poison death.
And Myrcella's death wasn't the only one of Cersei's children she avenged in the episode, titled "The Queen's Justice", though neither Cercei nor her brother, Jamie, knew it beforehand. However, it clearly came as a shock to Jaime.
From the day she debuted on Game of Thrones, Olenna Tyrell has been a force to be reckon with.
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