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Game of Thrones Preview: “Eastwatch” 

Game of Thrones Preview: “Eastwatch”
Photo Credit: Macall B. Polay/HBO
Photo Credit: Macall B. Polay/HBO

Riding high after last week’s fiery triumph over the Lannisters, Daenerys is moving full steam ahead in her quest for the Iron Throne in this week’s episode of Game of Thrones, “Eastwatch.”

In the trailer for this episode, we see Daenerys addressing the surviving Lannister soldiers, requesting that they either bend the knee or die. And although Tyrion has been integral to much of her strategy, he looks pretty hesitant about the direction Daenerys is heading in. Dany has already made her share of mistakes, but it’s unclear if her aggressive approach is going to have long term success.

Although Dany and Cersei are fighting of the throne, Jon Snow is focused only on what’s happening to the north in “Eastwatch.” The title of this week’s episode refers to the eastern most castle on The Wall, which was featured in one of Bran’s visions. He saw the Army of the Dead cross The Wall at Eastwatch and has been wanting to tell Jon since he arrived at Winterfell. It seems the message finally made it to Jon, who we see in the trailer explain the situation in Dragonstone. Very early this season, Jon sent Tormund and the wildlings to man the castle in Eastwatch, so maybe we’ll finally get to see the freefolk who have been almost completely absent this season?

Photo Credit: Helen Sloan/HBO

Jon Snow will also be coming face to face with Daenerys’s dragon, Drogon this episode. Although he’s seen them fly overhead, we think this one will be a little more personal. And we can’t help but wonder, will Drogon recognize Jon as a Targaryen?

Game of Thrones airs Sundays at 9/8c on HBO.

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