Game of Thrones - The Spoils of War
WARNING - SPOILER ALERT!
If you are yet to watch Game of Thrones, Season 7 episode 4 then stop reading now and come back once you have!
You've been warned!
I don't think I've mentioned it before on this blog but it's clear on Instagram (@notrudehonest) that I'm a huge Game of Thrones fan and the latest Game of Thrones episode has me bursting with excitement for the rest of the season; the scene where Drogon breathes fire and creates a huge dent in the Lannister army barricade - pure gold! (no pun intended!)
Aside from the battle with fire breathing dragons and hunky Dothraki men fighting against puny and visibly shaking Lannister army men, there are other reasons why this episode was simply epic.
Sansa and Arya finally reunite - As loyal viewers (and readers!) we know that there was little love lost between the two sisters at the start of the series and we have witnessed how difficult, albeit in different ways, their journeys back to Winterfell have been. To see them happy to be reunited and embracing in front of their father's statue (their last argument before the war was refereed by him) was heart warming.
Arya's skilful duel with Brienne of Tarth - The Lady Knight has spent many years training and is of course very skilled so to see that Arya's abilities are nearly as good at such a young age was definitely a #GirlPower moment.
The chemistry between Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen, Mother of Dragons - Aren't these two just beautiful to look at? It's hard not to be a little sad that they can't mate due to their shared bloodline. Then again, kings and queens have been marrying relatives for years so who knows how that will go?
When Arya tells Sansa that Cersei Lannister is on her kill list, Sansa laughs in a "You can't kill anyone!" sort of way and the pause before Arya's sarcastic laugh in response, gives you just enough time to remember how she brutally killed Walder Frey in retaliation for the murders of her mother, Catelyn Stark, and brother, Robb Stark, at the Red Wedding.
When Brienne asks Arya who taught her how to fight, Arya replies "No one." which leaves Brienne thinking that Arya is being coy when in actual fact, she was indeed taught how to fight by No One.
Jon comes face to face with Theon Greyjoy - With everything that's been happening on GoT it's easy to forget that the last time Jon and Theon were together that were like brothers and that since then, Theon has helped to facilitate the destruction of house Stark and Winterfell. Luckily for him, he once saved Sansa's life so Jon won't kill him. For now.
Drogon's injury - The fact that Cersei has once again found a way to destroy her enemies would be admirable if only she wasn't such vile person! Hopefully Drogon will heal and Bronn's failed attempt to kill him will allow Daenerys to come up with a way to protect him and the others (Rhaegal and Viserion) in future.
Hell on Earth - Throughout the seasons it's been hard to decide who the rightful heir to the throne was or even if the kingdom ought to be disbanded in order to enable peace but it was even harder not to fall in like with the Mother of Dragons. Having said that, watching the destruction Drogon caused so easily gave us a visual representation of the Mad King's (Aerys II Targaryen) methods and it's hard not to wonder what life in King's Landing will be like with Daenerys as Queen and three dragons at her disposal. If Tyrion Lannister's expressions are anything to go by, we may all regret rooting for her one day and Jon Snow's comment of being "More of the same." might just be true.
Jamie Lannister's one man attack on Daenerys - Like Tyrion, we all knew it was a foolish attack but I can see why he felt it was a chance he needed to take. For the second time during this battle Dickon Tarly (how handsome is he eh?!) saved Jamie, putting him firmly on the Lannister side against his brother, Samwell Tarly, who will undoubtably be on the opposing side with Jon Snow, King of the North.
Game of Thrones has given us some amazing visuals when it comes to battle scenes but my favourite is still the 'Battle of The Bastards' and 'Hardhome' gets an honourable mention.
The Night King - who can forget those steely eyes? *shivers*
Wouldn't it be epic if after all this war, it's little Arya Stark that kills Cersei Lannister? The Seven Kingdoms disbands; Jon Snow continues to reign in the North, Daenerys Targaryen, with her southern-born army, reigns in Dorne (the only kingdom her ancestors couldn't conquer), Sansa takes over Highgarden and reigns as queen of the Reach (she really wanted to move there prior to her marriage to Tyrion), Tyrion returns to Casterly Rock as king of the Rock (his father said he'd never make him lord of his house), Arya becomes queen of Mountain and Vale (I reckon she'd love the Moon Door lol), promote the Onion King (Davos Seaworth) to king of the Isles and Rivers (he's good with waters and boats) and I'm not sure who to punish with those godforsaken stormlands but I'm open to suggestions for Storm King/Queen lol.
Daenery is unable to conceive so after her reign, who does she plan to leave her kingdom to? Now that Bran is the Three Eyed Raven, where is he supposed to live? Will he become one with nature (become a tree or a bird etc)? How the heck do we get rid of that slimy Littlefinger (Petyr Baelish)? When will Samwell Tarly be done in Oldtown? With Gilly and little Sam in tow, will he be able to return to Castle Black as Maester?
So many questions! If you have any answers or other theories, please feel free to leave a comment below or join the conversation in the forum.
P.S. Let's quickly give Lady Olenna Tyrell a round of applause for her amazing #NotRudeHonest final words to Jamie AFTER she drank the poison and knew he could no longer make her death a painful one. LOL! #Boss