Welcome to my Game of Thrones reviews posts which are an episode by episode guide of season 7. The entire post will be nothing but spoilers so don't read it if you intend to watch it! The format will be done as a house by house analysis, not a minute by minute report.
Littlefinger gives his dagger to Bran and swears to look after all of Catelyn's children. Meera says she wants to be with her family when the White Walkers come as Bran doesn't need her now. Bran coldly agrees and she is angry that he only manages to say thank you after being prompted over his reaction. Bran admits he is not really Bran anymore and Meera thinks that the real Bran died in the cave. Arya arrives at Westeros to a happy reunion with Sansa but Sansa laughs when Arya mentions her kill list, not believing her. Bran, however, knows about the list and gives the dagger to Arya. Pod is getting his arse handed to him by Brienne when Arya asks to spar with her and everyone is surprised when Arya does so well. Sansa is concerned, Brienne is impressed and Littlefinger is amused.
Dany is excited to hear all the details about Missandei and Greyworm but is interrupted by Jon, who shows her the cave paintings of the Children of the Forest and the First Men fighting the White Walkers together. Finally, Dany believes him and says she will join the fight in the North if he bends the knee to her, but he fears his men will not like it. Varys and Tyrion tell her about the attack on Highgarden and she asks Jon his opinion. Jon says if she burns cities, she is no better than previous leaders. Missandei tells Jon and Davos that she follows Dany freely and she would be allowed to leave if she asked.
Theon and his men reach Dragonstone and he is shocked to see Jon standing on the beach. Jon says it is only because he saved Sansa that his life is being spared. Theon asks about Sansa's safety and says he needs help to get Yara back from Euron, only to be told that Dany is not here at the momont..
Jaime's troops remove everything of value from Highgarden, with Bronn and Randyll Tarly overseeing the operation. Bronn has been paid in gold for his services to Jaime but he still wants the promised castle and Jaime says after the war he can have his pick of them. The Iron Bank are pleased that Cersei is about to settle the Lannister debt and are anxious to provide her with more funding for the war, while Cersei is also trying to do a deal with the Golden Company. With the gold safe in King's Landing, Randyll wants to get the rest of the supplies across the river before dark. Dickon admits it was strange to fight Highgarden men that he knew and that the smell of the dead was terrible, which Bronn mocks him for.
It is then that Bronn hears the sounds of hooves and the Lannisters rush to take up defensive posts as the dothraki close in. Bronn tells Jaime to flee but he won't abandon his men and that is when Dany arrives on Drogon. He burns the men to allow the dothraki to charge, burning people and supplies all over the battlefield. Jaime tells Bronn to get to the weapon as he fight, and is saved by Dickon. After losing his horse and his gold, Bronn makes a run for the weapon and the first shot startles Dany but misses. The second hits Drogon and Dany is forced to land to attend to him. Tyrion watches the scene with horror and hopes that Jaime will run. Instead, he charges at Dany in the hope of killing her and is right in front of Drogon when he starts to breathe fire. From nowhere, someone knocks him into the water and out of the range of the fire...
This is more like it! A much better episode all round with some good scenes and a nice battle! I loved Arya's arrival at the gates and her conversation with the men. An awkward reunion with Sansa occurs but she takes Bran's new creeyness in her stride. Poor Meera! Not much of a bloody thank you, was it Bran??? Her brother and Hodor died for you and you don't seem to care! Loved Brienne sparring with Pod and Arya. I so much want to see Arya sparring with Tormund at some point! He would teach her a few dirty tricks to add to her skills. And will somebody just kill Littlefinger already???
At last, Dany agrees to help Jon fight the White Walkers but did she have to insist that he bends the knee to her first? I was a bit annoyed at her going on about Jon's pride getting in the way as the Northerners are her people too and she shouldn't be using them as bargaining chips! I very much enjoyed the scenes leading up to the battle, with Dickon confessing that fighting was harder than he though. Yes, Sam is better off out of all that, don't you think??? I loved the battle with Dany and Drogo causing chaos-the scenes of Drogon zooming across the battlefield with fire spewing out were visually stunning! I admit I was in a bit of chaos as I watched, not wanting Bronn and Jaime to die but wanting Dany to destroy the Lannister army.
And what about that cliffhanger??? No, Jaime must not die until he has killed that bloody sister of his!!! I assume it was Bronn who tried to save him...so I'm not sure that he is going to survive this. Gah, I hate having to wait a whole week!!!