So Thrones season 7 has now wrapped up with the season finale and let’s jump right in shall we – war. The army of the unsullied is in file and ready for action outside Kings Landing as Bronn and Jamie look on for the castle walls, both pondering on the battle to come, while the Dothraki come swooping in and add to their numbers, Bronn doesn’t seem to confident.
Meanwhile at sea, Tyrion, Varys and some of Danys cohorts travel to Dragonpit for the meeting between leaders, The Hound goes below deck to heck on the Wight and well, it’s…. still a wight. At Kings Landing, Cersei enquires about Danys whereabouts but is informed everyone but her is headed to Dragonpit, including Tyrion, she opts to go as well before giving the mountain orders to kill Dany, Jon and Tyrion if anything goes wrong.
Tyrion, MIssandei and Jorah head to Dragonpit and discuss why it exists, as a place to house dragons in times gone by. Bronn, Brienne, Podrick and some Lannisters arrive to escort Jon and co to the meeting and The Hound spots Brienne and vice versa, awkwaaard. And speaking of awkward, the two converse over their past meeting and how they only fought over protection of Arya, The Hound is surprised to hear Arya’s still alive at Winterfell but as Brienne points out, the livewire Stark doesn’t need much protection anymore.
Tyrion tries to get Bronn to side with Dany but he’s not playing any dice. And now for the actual meeting, which is tense as you can imagine before a word is even spoken and holy re-unions Batman, Tyrion and Cersei, Theon and Euron, Jamie and Brienne, The Hound and The Mountain to name some, this meeting is full of people who want to kill each other, as you do. Where’s Daenerys, Cersei wonders…… and there she is, swooping down atop one of her babies and making quite the entrance, shocking Jamie a bit and Cersei too I’m sure, though she stays calm on the outside.
And as expected, the meeting is far from cordial, Tyrions opening statement is interrupted immediately by Euron who mocks both him and Theon but is asked back to his seat by Cersei (what a twat btw), anyway the conversation continues with the plans being laid out for a truce, though Cersei is doubtful of the truth behind Danys plans, not believing in the army of the dead which is perfectly reasonable, though she just saw a dragon and has a dead bodyguard at her side…. Anyway talking is getting nowhere as Tyrion points. so out comes The Hound with the Wight which is let loose, immediately charging for Cersei and making the point clear to everyone that hasn’t seen a Wight before, it’s dealt with by The Hound and then by Jon who points out how to kill them.
And… settle down, Euron is scared to say the least and opts to just get out of dodge pretty much, leaving everyone else to it, he says Dany should the same (what a twat!) but maybe not so surprisingly, even Cersei agrees to having a truce but wants Jon to remain in the North and not come south, Jon refuses as he’s already pledged to Dany, Jon dude you could have just lied… as Tyrion later points out. Angering Cersei who then retracts the truce and storms out of the meeting, Brienne tries to get Jamie to talk sense to Cersei but he points out that there’s not much use in trying anymore. Danys crew discuss how they’ve failed to gain any ground and how Jon should have just agreed to the terms but it’s no use now, Tyrion volunteers to go and talk to Cersei to smooth things out and that should be interesting.
An awkward re-union
Tyrion accompanied by The Mountain goes to Cersei, talking to Jamie first of all and while this seems like a terrible idea, it just could work. The two have a heated exchange as expected over past events and the state of the Lannisters, all Tyrions fault apparently and both sides have their valid points but Cersei refuses to just have Tyrion killed, though she could at any point. Things are complicated to say the least and Tyrion realises she’s pregnant, a point could be made about the future for her future child and a valid point at that.
Jon and Dany discuss the events of the day in Dragonpit, going over dragons of the past, after the dragons of old grew less influential, so did the Targaryens as Dany says, though Jon points out the noble family isn’t done with just yet. And result, Tyrion comes back to the pit with Cersei and co, annoucing she’ll pull her armies back to Kings Landing, agreeing to march some of her army north to fight the dead, importantly pointing out that she’s agreed to help out, which should matter after the war against the dead is over, what did Tyrion say I wonder….
In Wintefell, Littlefinger and Sansa discuss current events, including Jon leaving to go and help Dany, with Littlefinger implying Sansa could and should take the throne, though she seems doubtful over doing this, Sansa ponders over Aryas motivations in her actions and while we don’t know what this is, Littlefinger has an answer, “assume the worst”, lovely chap. And his plan is in motion, laying out a plan for Arya that may not really exist, this is all fictional of course and Sansa shouldn’t believe it but she seems to… Littlefingers plan seems to be working. In Dragonstone, Dany agrees to Jons plan to sail north to Whiteharbour with Jon, showing a united front to the Northern lords, though Davos has concerns over her safety.
Theon has a word with Jon over what Jon did at Dragonstone, being true and honest, Theon muses over his past actions and regrets over doing them, though Jon is forgiving and has choice words for Theon, reminding him who he is and what he did in the past doesn’t matter anymore and Mr greyjoy sets about to try and save Yara, the only person who came to try and save him from the cruel Ramsay Bolton. Theon tries to convince some of his soldiers to sail to Euron and try and save Yara and after a bloody battle and display of courage, he convinces the men to sail with him.
Back up north… and back South
Arya summons Sansa to the great hall where she stands accused…. Sansa and Bran sit at the high table while Sansa reads off the accusations of treason and murder, is it game over for Arya…… mic drop, no it isn’t, the accusations are for Littlefinger aka Lord Baelish who seems shocked and this whole thing was a ruse to out him. He denies the accusations stating no one was there to see what really happened with Lady Arryn, Ned Stark etc and he’s true… but Bran was, sort of, he’s the three eyed Raven now so he kinda knows everything, no way out for you now Littlefinger! The lying, scheming manipulator begins to panic as his plans are laid out, he wants to be escorted back to the Vale but is denied, his pleading gets a bit desperate but you know, what else do you expect to happen to you after all you’e done to the Starks and he is summarily executed by Arya, a huge character gone but good riddance.
And while seeing a cowering character die is always a bit cruel, in the world of Thrones you live or you die by your actions. In Kings Landing, Jamie prepares the expedition north for the Lannister family but what do you know, Cersei still wants to let Dany and Jon do their thing up north and stay in Kings Landing (the fool!), taking back land they’ve lost. Jamie is staunchly against betraying the truce but Cersei stands firm, The Golden company is the next step and the Iron Bank has enough money to get 20,000 soldiers on their side, it turns out Euron has sailed to retrieve the army and isn’t just running away. And after a tense encounter with the Mountain by her side, Jamie leaves Kings Landing, disillusioned and feeling betrayed, where is he off to I wonder?
Samwell arrives at Winterfell with his family, meeting the now woke Bran, learning of his new powers, Sam wants to offer his assistance but Bran brings a new bomb shell, the fact that Jon is the son of Rhaegar and Lyanna, he’s not a Snow or Stark but he’s a Sand, R+L=J indeed. And Bran sees this in a vision, Rhaegar didn’t kidnap or rape Lyanna in fact and that whole story was a lie. Jons real name is ‘Aegon’ Targaryen.
Aboard a ship, Jon goes to make love to….. Dany, his relative, his aunt technically speaking. But yeah wow, this isn’t news to a lot of fans but Jon is the true heir to the Iron Throne being a Targaryen but no one knows this apart from Sam and Bran, huge news that could disrupt their alliance and partnership and cause further tension.
Sansa and Arya muse over recent events in Littlefingers death, discussing their current roles, Arya the executioner, Sansa the lady and they look like they’re back to normal as sisters, as close to normal as they can get anyway. Bran is warging and in some crows and is by the wall, manned by Tormund and Berric and there they are, the army of the dead marching forth but wait they can’t get through the wall but an ice dragon can, breathing magical fire on the wall and down it comes in quite spectacular fashion, the dead are coming, led by the Night King on a dragon….
And well there is, we are at the last season of Thrones and with a pretty fantastic finale, it’s been… fun re-capping the episodes week by week and it certainly flew by, there’s a lot to wrap up and look forward to in the 8th and final season in, 2019, apparently?
. What good will the Golden company be for Cersei when and if the Dead win the North?
. What will Jamie do now that he’s officially done with Cersei? Plan to kill her and stop her plan?
. Is Cersei the master schemer in this episode, is she even pregnant or did she use that as a lie?
. What will Sansa and Arya do when they find out the Dead are coming?