Warning: Spoilers Ahead
Before I focus on tonight’s new episode, let’s spend a little time on what happened in “The House of Black and White.”
I, for one, love that Jon Snow has been elected Lord Commander of the Nightâ€™s Watch. But not everyone is happy with his new position and itâ€™s very clear that Alliser Thorne is going to make trouble for him.
Although Daenerys made what she thought was the right decision in punishing Mossador, it quickly becomes clear that the freed slaves donâ€™t agree. Itâ€™s the first time since sheâ€™s been in Meereen that thereâ€™s open hostility against her â€”at least, from the slaves. There have been rumblings and the murders of the Unsullied have been unsettling, but the good will of the people seems to be against her now. Should she have spared Mossador? I don’t have an answer to that, but whatâ€™s clear is that being a ruler is going to be much more challenging that she thought.
In learning what it takes to be a fair and just Queen, I also hope DaenerysÂ decides to repair her relationship with Rhaegal and Viserion. It was nice to see Drogon return to her for a few moments â€” and at a time when she really seemed to need it. But now she needs to make amends with her other babies, who are growing up at an alarming rate. They canâ€™t stay locked up forever, right?
After being turned away from the House of Black and White, Arya is tracked down in the marketplace by Jaqen H’ghar. Iâ€™m really excited about this journey, because heâ€™s going to teach her his ways and I canâ€™t wait to find out more about hisÂ backstory. How he became who he is? Â When and how did he learn what he does? As long as thereâ€™s a price on Aryaâ€™s head â€” and it seems like there will be as long as sheâ€™s alive â€” it will be very valuable for her to learn to hide in plain sight.
Although Brienne seems reluctant to keep Podrick on as her squire â€” she reminds him sheâ€™s not a knight, after all â€” they embark on a journey to follow and protect Sansa. Sansa doesnâ€™t seem to want Brienneâ€™s help, but Brienne is still trying to honor the promise she made to Catelyn Stark.Â And in the meantime, Iâ€™m looking forward to seeing more of Brienne and Podrickâ€™s dynamic. I just really like their scenes together.
I thought we might be done with Bronn after he abandoned Tyrion. I understand why he did it, but I didnâ€™t like it. So when Jamie tracks him down and enlists him in mission to find his daughter Myrcella, I got excited.
I donâ€™t quite understand why Cersei is so worried about her though. Even though they might be upset by Oberonâ€™s death, if we know anything about Dorne it’s that they donâ€™t hurt women and children there. I do understand that Cersei wants her remaining children close, though. With Tommen assuming the throne, heâ€™s in more danger than ever.
Episode synopsis, from HBO:
In Kingâ€™s Landing, Queen Margaery enjoys her new husband. Tyrion and Varys walk the Long Bridge of Volantis.
Game of Thrones airs Sundays at 9/8c on HBO.
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