season, and now taking care of the rest of his bloodline in a move that was so exceptionally cool that someone should just give her a dragon and be done with it.
Jon and Sansa attempt to rule the North but are overshadowed by an eight-year-old girl who should really be in charge of pretty much everything.
The Hound just needs a hug. Poor Sandor Clegane. He’s bested by Brienne, left for dead, turns to a life without violence, only to become extremely violent, and now he’s hanging out with Beric and his band of religious nut cases whose roles are still very unclear in the grand scheme of things. They appear to be moving North, even dropping by a past haunt of the Hound’s in the process. We’re already seeing a very different Hound than those first few seasons. He’s certainly not tender, and it’s highly unlikely that he’ll opt for a snuggle rather than chopping off someone’s nether regions, but there’s a heart there where there wasn’t one before. We’re watching him find purpose and his visions in the fire, while a little convenient, might be the guidance the Brotherhood Without Banners need.
Jon and Sansa attempt to rule the North but are overshadowed by an eight-year-old girl who should really be in charge of pretty much everything. Lady Mormont is a little powerhouse who constantly embarrasses and shames the Northern Lords, and has more balls than the lot combined. Aside from that, there’s still tension between Sansa and Jon, mostly caused by Little Finger hanging around being his usual creepy and pervy self. Preparations are underway for the North to defend Westeros against the coming storm, but if they really thought about it, they could just stick Lady Mormont in front of the Night King and he’d probably turn tail and run.
I don’t know that the Greyjoy fleet will be all that much of an advantage against White Walkers, Daenerys and her dragons, or the sheer killing power of Arya Stark, but you go ahead and play with your boats.
Cersei and her dealings with Euron Greyjoy wasn’t all that surprising. As she clearly outlined to her brother, the Lannisters have no friends, no allies, and everyone wants to kill them. The ONLY option left for them was Euron Greyjoy who, until this point, hasn’t really made much of an appearance. Although, props to him for building an entire fleet in record time. I don’t know that the Greyjoy fleet will be all that much of an advantage against White Walkers, Daenerys and her dragons, or the sheer killing power of Arya Stark, but you go ahead and play with your boats.
After Cold Hands ditched Bran and his companion (whose name I can never recall) at the end of the last season, the pair reach the wall (finally). It doesn’t take much more than a few creepy words from Bran before Ed and the Night’s Watch let them through the wall. We can only assume Bran is heading to Jon as he now knows the truth of who Jon Snow really is.
Daenerys finally lands on the mainland and realizes the people of Westeros appreciate a really good 'stairs' workout. Her return to Dragonstone, where she was born, seems a fitting place for her to setup camp. There wasn’t a great deal to go on in this episode so I’m sure we’ll be seeing much more of the Mother of Dragons in coming episodes as her plan for global domination unfolds. Of course, this is all without her knowing what’s really going on in the North or that Jon Snow is her cousin, so those will present some interesting spanners in the works, especially since we now know what lies beneath Dragonstone.
Which brings us to the book-stealer himself, Samwell “I’ve got a healthy gag reflex’ Tarly! Poor Sam’s tenure at the Citadel is not going so well, in that he’s nothing more than a poop-scrubbing servant. The logic of Sam becoming a maester, something that appears to take a long time to achieve, seems misplaced. Jon sent him there to learn more, so are we to believe Sam will live out the rest of Game of Thrones at the Citadel sneaking information out when he can? Seems like a lack luster character arc for someone who, up until now, has had an interesting story. However, Sam’s discovery that there’s a hefty amount of Dragon Glass under Dragonstone is the connection required to get Jon and Daenerys into the same room so maybe he still works as a plot device.
Leading us to the question of the week: Taking into consideration that we now know who Jon’s parents were . . . does that make Jon Snow fire proof?
STRAY THOUGHTS OF AWESOMENESS . . .
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