The Aug. 13 episode of ‘Game of Thrones’ was a game-changer. Jaime’s fate was revealed, Jon Snow headed beyond The Wall, and Gilly discovered a huge secret about Rhaegar and Lyanna!
Bronn is alive and so is Jaime! Thank goodness! After saving the Kingslayer, Bronn berates Jaime for going after Daenerys and her huge, fire-breathing dragon. Jaime’s not allowed to die until Bronn gets his castle. Bronn’s going to make sure of that. After getting so close to Daenerys and Drogon, Jaime is understandably terrified. Daenerys has three dragons, and she only used one to completely obliterate the Lannister army. Couple the dragons and the Dothraki army, Jaime realizes this is a war he can’t win for Cersei. Jaime makes his way back to Cersei after the Lannister army’s humiliating defeat. He breaks the news about Olenna’s confession regarding Joffrey’s death.
Tyrion walks among the ashes after the loot train battle. You can tell he’s looking for Jaime, but he can’t find his brother anywhere. There’s a part of Tyrion that definitely hates this destruction that Daenerys is responsible for. He didn’t sign up for this. Daenerys makes a bold speech to the remaining Lannister soldiers. She gives them two choices: bend the knee or die. Many soldiers bend the knee immediately, but Randall and Dickon Tarly do not.
Tyrion tries to save Randall’s life by asking Dany to send him to The Wall. “You cannot send me to The Wall,” Randall says to Daenerys. “You are not my queen.” That settles his fate. Dickon steps up ready to die as well. Tyrion begs Dickon to reconsider, but Dickon refuses to bend the knee. Tyrion attempts to reason with Daenerys one last time, but she won’t let up. Dickon and Randall have a choice and they’re choosing to die. Dickon and Randall are burned alive by Drogon. Rest in peace.
Who Knew Dragon-Petting Could Mean So Much?
Jon watches Daenerys arrive home on Drogon’s back. He comes face-to-face with Drogon for the first time. Jon reaches out and pets Drogon like it’s not a big deal he’s petting a FREAKING DRAGON. This is even more proof that Jon Snow is a Targaryen! Jon is amazed at how close he is to a dragon and so is Daenerys.
Bran has a terrifying vision of ravens flying over an army of White Walkers and the Night King. He decides to send a raven to the Citadel to warn them of the danger that’s coming. The maesters laugh at Bran’s warning. Sam advises the maesters to tell people that the threat of the dead is very real. I’m not defending the maesters, but how can these old men fear something they’ve never seen before?
Tyrion takes a moment to de-stress after the battle. He has a chat with Varys, who is holding a message for Jon from Winterfell. Even though the message is meant for the King of the North, Varys has read it. Duh, this is Varys we’re talking about. The note reveals that Arya and Bran are alive! Bran reveals in the note he has seen the Night King and his army marching towards Eastwatch. Jon is adamant about going home. He’s willing to fight the Night King with the army he has. Daenerys isn’t willing to send her army, not with Cersei still being a problem. Tyrion proposes that Jon Snow bring a wight to King’s Landing and prove that the threat of the Night King is real. That way everyone can help in the fight against the Night King.
Like he promised, Jorah Mormont returns to Daenerys after finding a cure for greyscale. Daenerys is overjoyed by Jorah’s return. There is no one more loyal to Dany than Jorah. The look of love in his eyes when he sees Dany is too much. He offers to go north and find a wight with Jon. Not going to lie, Jon seems a little jealous of how much Dany cares for Jorah.
A Lannister Reunion & GENDRY
Tyrion and Davos head down to King’s Landing. Bronn brings Jaime to Tyrion for a secret chat. Jaime is still holding a grudge against Tyrion for killing Tywin. Tyrion wants to push that aside for now and talk about making a deal. He tells Jaime that Daenerys is willing to let up on the aggression if Cersei agrees to certain terms. Daenerys will win this war if Cersei doesn’t consider this offer, Tyrion warns. Jaime knows this, too.
While Tyrion is talking with Jaime, Davos goes through the streets of Flea Bottom and finds GENDRY! He is looking hotter than ever. Gendry is ready to go wherever Davos plans on taking him. He’s indebted to Davos for saving him from Melisandre back in season three. Gendry and Davos are waiting on Tyrion by the boat when two Lannister soldiers walk nearby. Tyrion, who is not being inconspicuous at all, walks right by the soldiers. The soldiers see a dwarf in their midst and start asking questions. Gendry kills them with his WARHAMMER before the soldiers can really pick up that they’re staring at Tyrion Lannister, a wanted fugitive.
Jaime goes to Cersei with Tyrion’s offer regarding Dany’s armistice. Cersei already knows that Jaime met with Tyrion. She has eyes everywhere. Cersei admits that she’s not totally against the offer, but she’s got other more important things to deal with right now. Cersei reveals she is PREGNANT! “Who will you say is the father?” Jaime asks. She replies, “You.” She hugs Jaime tightly and warns him not to betray her again. But is she really pregnant or just lying to keep Jaime on her side?
A Secret Marriage
When they make it back to Dragonstone, Davos introduces Gendry to Jon Snow. They hit it off nicely. Gendry wants to help Jon Snow in any way he can. Jon Snow, Jorah, and Gendry all head north to Eastwatch.
Meanwhile, Sansa is trying to hold down the fort at Winterfell while Jon Snow is away, but it’s not easy. Their supporters are getting restless, especially since Jon Snow has seemingly bailed on them. Arya does not approve of how Sansa just allows their supporters to insult Jon. Arya believes Sansa cares too much about what other people think of her. “I’m sure cutting off heads is very satisfying, but that’s not the way you get people to work together,” Sansa snaps at her younger sister. Sansa’s got a point, Arya.
Later, Arya witnesses Littlefinger being shady. Is Littlefinger the one who’s been fueling this aggression against Jon Snow? Probably. Arya is watching Littlefinger’s every move. She overhears Littlefinger tell someone that he wants to keep a certain record secret. Naturally, Arya goes snooping. She finds a letter from Sansa stuffed inside his bed.
This letter is the one Sansa wrote to Robb in season one after being threatened by Cersei. Cersei basically implied that Sansa could help her father if she wrote this letter to her brother. In the letter, Sansa encouraged Robb to swear his loyalty to Joffrey. Littlefinger was in the room when Cersei coerced Sansa to write the note. Littlefinger knows that Arya’s been watching him. He’s trying to turn Sansa and Arya against each other!
While Sam is working at the Citadel, Gilly’s just perusing through pages. She asks Sam what an annulment means. She mispronounces Rhaegar’s name, but she discovers something game-changing about him. Rhaegar got an annulment and remarried someone else in a secret ceremony in Dorne. That person has to be LYANNA STARK! This means that Jon Snow is not the bastard son of Rhaegar. He’s actually the rightful heir to the Iron Throne! Sam doesn’t even pick up on this AT ALL. Sam decides to leave the Citadel and Oldtown to go north with Gilly and little Sam. Thank goodness that Gilly is coming along. She’ll remember this epic piece of information when the time is right!
Upon their arrival at Eastwatch, Jon Snow and Davos meet with Tormund to talk about their plan. The Hound, Beric, and Thoros of Myr are sitting in a dungeon together at Eastwatch and offer to accompany Jon beyond The Wall! Jon allows the trio to come along with him on his journey to catch a wight. This badass group of men head out into the snowy abyss in the episode’s final moments. Will they all come back alive?
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