This week's super dramatic episode featured another during the battle which left Jaime Lannister's fate unclear. Aerys was the last Targayen king of Westeros (AKA the Seven Kingdoms) and sat on the Iron Throne.
"They felt that they weren't up to it", Shakman said. Yet what has really made this flurry of episodes soar is the interaction among the characters, as the paths of key players who moved along parallel tracks have repeatedly intersected.
Here we can see the exact moment the Lannister army realized just how hosed they were.
Littlefinger was clearly shaken by the remark.
So it's a odd and somewhat traumatic gift. Bran, sorry, we mean The Three Eyed Raven talks purely in cryptic mutters.
It's a great moment for Bran, who promptly ruins that moment by shrugging off his longtime companion Meera Reed.
Arya Stark (Maisie Williams) is bent on revenge.
The present-day focus, however, was on one of the brother, Ned Stark and his wife Catelyn who were the parents to Robb, Sansa, Arya, Bran and Rickon.
The Stark ladies are also not left out has they perhaps have the most interesting transformation which has led to the new #GameOfThrones fan theory about Arya and Sansa, pointing to the flawless culmination of their growth.
As for Arya, her reunion with Sansa in the Winterfell crypt was far more emotional but after seeing her little sister spar with Brienne, we reckon that the Lady of Winterfell is starting to take Arya's kill list far more seriously.
The big payoff in this episode is the long-awaited meeting between Daenerys, now settling into her throne at Dragonstone and Jon Snow, King of the North. HBO is continuing to work with the police and cyberscurity experts in investigating the matter and we honestly hope that these hackers get caught soon. The only thing saving some of them (like Littlefinger) is the fact she doesn't know what they did. Taking a cue from Mance Rayder, Jon still refuses to kneel to a southern ruler despite the approaching undead army. And then this morning I was thinking about it, and maybe it wasn't as good as I thought.
Will Dany help Jon with the White Walkers? They are now on the road to becoming allies in war-with Daenerys offering up her dragon glass for Jon's defence against the Night King.
Jaime's Not-So-Victory: Dany did not consider it for long.
Bronn connects with Drogon, hitting but not killing the dragon, which brings Daenerys and Drogon down from the air. Not only did he survive the carnage going on around him, he actually managed to get a shot off on Drogon. It's not enough - Drogon destroys the weapon, but he's wounded enough that he needs to land for a bit. It seems smart to do the same in her homeland. Toppling into the water hardly seems a fitting death for Jaime, though. But his armor is too heavy to swim, and he sinks.
Sure, we wanted the living to defeat the dead at Hardhome, but it's not like we had worked up years of disgust and hatred at the Night King like we had with Ramsay.
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