The time has come. The ‘Game of Thrones’ season 7 finale is finally here. HollywoodLife.com is making sure you don’t miss anything that happens in the final episode of this season. Read our recap now!
Grey Worm and the rest of the Unsullied army have arrived in King’s Landing. They’re ready to fight for their queen if need be. Jaime and Bronn look over at the thousands of soldiers Daenerys has on her side. Needless to say, they’re a little intimidated. Considering how Daenerys obliterated the Lannister army during the loot train battle, they should be. Dany’s Dothraki army soon shows up as well.
Jon Snow, Davos, Tyrion, Theon, and Varys arrive to King’s Landing by boat. Jon Snow has never been to King’s Landing. He wonders why anyone would ever want to live in such a small, congested place. Tyrion names a number of reasons why, including that the wine is much better in King’s Landing. The Hound is also on board and goes down to check on the wight they’ve brought along. He’s still kicking and screaming. There’s one person who is not on the boat: Daenerys.
Cersei wonders why Daenerys isn’t on the boat. Everyone is headed to the dragon pit, but without Daenerys there’s really no point in the meeting. Before Cersei heads down there herself, she tells The Mountain to kill Daenerys first, then Tyrion, and Jon Snow last if anything should happen. Jaime is appalled at Cersei’s latest plan. On the way to the dragon pit, a number of reunions happen. Brienne sees The Hound for the first time since she thought she killed him. The look on her face is pure shock. Brienne sort of apologizes for trying to kill The Hound. She was only trying to protect Arya. The Hound says he was only trying to do that, too. Aw! He DOES care about Arya! Podrick and Tyrion also share a sweet moment.
At the dragon pit, Tyrion comes face-to-face with Cersei for the first time since Joffrey’s trial. Jon Snow crosses paths with Cersei for the first time since before he left for the Night’s Watch in season one. The Mountain, Jaime, and Euron are by Cersei’s side as a show of protection. Jaime eyes Brienne and Theon eyes Euron as they walk by. The Hound confronts his brother, The Mountain. “You’re even f**king uglier than I am now,” The Hound tells his brother, who doesn’t say a word. “What did they do to you? Doesn’t matter. It’s not how it ends for you, brother. You know who’s coming for you.” Does this mean Cleganebowl is on for season 8?!
Cersei immediately asks where Daenerys is. Tyrion says she’ll arrive soon. The awkwardness between the Lannister children is deafening. Suddenly, everyone hears Dany’s dragons. Daenerys shows up on Drogon. like a badass. She walks up and takes her seat without saying a word. Cersei tries to drag Daenerys for her tardiness, but Daenerys is not having any of it. Euron interrupts Tyrion and tells Theon that he has Yara. If Theon doesn’t submit to him now, then Yara dies. Tyrion refuses to let Euron take control of this meeting. Jon Snow steps up and reveals everything he knows about the Night King’s army of the dead. He tries to convince Cersei that the threat is serious, but she doesn’t believe him.
The Great War Is Going To Be Dark & Full Of Wights
The Hound brings out the wight. He opens up the wooden box and the wight lunges for Cersei. The Hound slices the wight in half, but the wight continues to scream and fight. Jon shows Cersei that the only way to kill the undead is by burning them or using dragonglass. Cersei is understandably terrified. “There is only one war that matters,” Jon Snow says. “The great war. And it is here.”
Cersei’s not the only one who is scared of the undead. Euron is extremely spooked and tells Cersei he’s going back to the Iron Islands to protect himself. What a coward. Shockingly, Cersei accepts Daenerys’s offer of a truce. Daenerys promises that she’ll stay out of King’s Landing until the Night King and his army are defeated. But Cersei decides to twist the knife just a little bit. She wants Jon to stay in the north and not choose sides between her and Daenerys. Cersei believes that Jon is like his father, Ned, and will honor her conditions. But Jon is not Ned’s son. “I cannot serve two queens,” Jon Snow admits. “I have pledged myself to Queen Daenerys of House Targaryen.” Jonerys shippers, are you screaming yet? Cersei storms off.
Pretty much everyone, including Daenerys, is pissed that Jon Snow didn’t agree to Cersei’s terms. They didn’t come all this way for nothing. Jon Snow refuses to make false promises. His heart lies with Daenerys! Once everyone leaves the dragonpit, Daenerys and Jon have an intimate conversation. Jon assures Daenerys that her family’s line is not ending with her. Dany brings up — yet again — that she can’t have children. “Who told you that?” Jon Snow asks. Daenerys replies, “The witch who murdered my husband.” Jon comes in with the million dollar response: “Has it occurred to you she might not have been a reliable source of information?” Bless you, Jon.
To try and mend things with Cersei, Tyrion agrees to go talk with her. The Mountain walks Tyrion to Cersei’s room and runs into Jaime, who wishes him luck with their older sister. Tyrion and Cersei’s conversation is tense, to say the least. Cersei blames Tyrion for Tommen and Myrcella’s deaths. “I am more sorry about the children than you will ever know,” he says, before figuring out that Cersei’s pregnant again. Cersei’s hatred of Tyrion is apparent, and Tyrion even dares Cersei to kill him. She could end him. Right here, right now. The Mountain is just inches away and could kill Tyrion in a second. But Cersei can’t kill Tyrion. She just can’t. After a short recess, everyone reconvenes back at the dragon pit. Cersei pledges to help until the great war is won.
‘How Do You Answer?’
Over at Winterfell, Littlefinger continues to try and manipulate Sansa against Arya. He attempts to make Sansa think that Arya only came to Winterfell to kill her so she could become Lady of Winterfell. Sansa acts like she believes that is Arya’s plan, but she has to just be playing him, right? Sansa’s not that stupid.
Jon Snow, Daenerys, Tyrion, and the rest of the crew head back to Dragonstone. Theon and Jon Snow have a heart-to-heart. Jon Snow is the man Theon wishes he was. Theon wants to be brave just like Jon. He wants to be his sister’s hero. Their talk inspires Theon to take action. Theon goes down to the water and asks the remaining Iron Islanders to help him find Yara and set her free. He fully admits he’s been a coward. One of the men begins to beat Theon to a bloody pulp. Theon refuses to give up, though. He gets the upper hand in the fight and kills the man. The rest of the men join Theon in their quest to save Yara.
Sansa has Arya brought to the Great Hall. Bran sits by Sansa’s side. Littlefinger is practically salivating over in the corner. Just when you think Sansa is about to lay down the law with Arya, things take a dramatic turn. “You stand accused of murder and treason,” Sansa says. “How do you answer these charges… Lord Baelish?” OMG! Littlefinger denies everything, but then Bran brings up what Littlefinger said to Ned back in season one. Sansa sentences Littlefinger to death. Littlefinger begs Sansa to reconsider. “I loved you more than anyone,” Littlefinger cries. Sansa does not change her mind. “Thank you for all your many lessons, Lord Baelish. I will never forget them,” Sansa says to Littlefinger like the true queen she is. Slay, girl! Arya quickly slices Littlefinger’s throat with his own dagger in front of everyone. YAS, MY QUEENS!
Later, Sansa and Arya reflect on the day’s events. “You did the right thing,” Arya admits to Sansa. While Arya was the one to kill Littlefinger, Sansa’s the one who sentenced a man to death. “I never could have survived what you survived,” Arya continues. Sansa replies, “You would have. You’re the strongest person I know.” Despite their differences, Arya and Sansa will always have each other. They’re family. “When the snows fall and the white winds blow, the lone wolf dies, but the pack survives,” Sansa says, echoing her father’s words.
The Rightful Heir
Over in King’s Landing, Cersei reveals her true plan to Jaime. She’s not going to help Jon Snow and Daenerys after all. She’s going to let them all die and rule the Seven Kingdoms without a fight. Jaime begs Cersei to reconsider. Cersei admits that Euron didn’t actually bail. He’s going to Essos to pick up The Golden Company, a mercenary group that she paid for with the Iron Bank’s gold. Cersei tells Jaime that if he rides north to fight the undead, he’ll be committing treason. She also threatens to have him killed. “I’m the only one you have left,” Jaime says. Like Tyrion, Jaime dares Cersei to give The Mountain the order to kill him. She nods her head at The Mountain, but Jaime doesn’t believe she’ll ever really let it happen. He walks away and heads out of King’s Landing as the first snowflakes fall in King’s Landing. Let’s hope he joins forces with Tyrion!
Sam and Gilly arrive in Winterfell. Sam goes straight to Bran, who’s ready to talk all things Jon Snow. “He needs to know the truth,” Bran says. “About himself.” He reveals to Sam that Jon is the son of Rhaegar Targaryen and Lyanna Stark. Bran thinks Jon’s last name should be Sand, the last name given to bastards born in Dorne, but Sam knows something Bran doesn’t. He remembers what Gilly said about Rhaegar getting married again. Bran flashes back to Rhaegar and Lyanna’s wedding. “Robert’s Rebellion was built on a lie,” Bran says. “Rhaegar didn’t kidnap my aunt or rape her. He loved her. And she loved him.” Bran also reveals Jon Snow’s birth name: Aegon Targaryen.
This scene coincides with Jon Snow going to Daenerys’s room on the boat. Rhaegar loved Lyanna, and now his son has found his one true love. Jon Snow and Daenerys end up having hot boat sex. FINALLY! Jonerys reigns supreme! Tyrion, looking a little disappointed, watches as Jon Snow goes inside Dany’s room. He knows exactly what’s happening between them. Is he jealous?
The episode ends with the Night King riding Viserion, who now breathes blue fire, and destroying the Wall. Tormund, Beric, and the rest of the men at Eastwatch run for their lives. Once the Wall falls, the Night King’s army of the undead walk begin to walk into Westeros. The great war is here, you guys. Hear our discussion about all things Game of Thrones by listening to our HollywoodLife podcast!
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