Watching Jon dive for cover from the dragon was the second-best part of this episode. The look on his face was priceless. Well done, Kit Harington. (I must say, I am sad Ghost wasn’t there for that. The wolf’s reaction could have been instructive, or at least funny.)
This episode brought Jon and Daenerys together, finally. Book readers have been waiting for this moment for like 20 years. It went just about like I pictured, although I’m a little surprised that Tyrion (or Varys) didn’t bring up the obvious solution to Dany and Jon’s political predicaments: get hitched, y’all. This situation is the reason royal marriages exist.
Meanwhile, Cersei is kicking Dany’s forces all over the map. I’m thinking this season is the one where Cersei falls, so likely all this stomping of Dany’s forces is just set-up for the big reversal of fortunes at the end of the season. Which may come at the hands of the newly-cured Jorah Mormont, since he’s supposed to be the military guy and he’s on his way back to Dany.
I hope it isn’t. I’d much rather Jon cement his usefulness to Dany by proposing a winning solution, since Jorah has been a Nice-Guy PoS throughout the run of this show, but I expect this’ll be Jorah’s redemption.
A lot of the rest of the episode was filler. The Dornish bunch got what they had coming, and Oleanna was killed, although she went out thorns and barbs to the end.
Man, between Oleanna and Euron, this was not Jaime’s episode. Speaking of, the best part of this episode was the look on Jaime’s face when Euron asked how Cersei liked it in bed. Let’s have a round of applause for Nikolaj Coster-Waldau for that one, folks.
We got to see Sansa being sensibly in charge, which was nice, because someone should be, and she got to reunite with Bran, who’s gone all creepy mystic on us. I can’t wait for when Arya turns up and Sansa finds out that despite all the hell she’s been through, she’s actually the one who came out of it mostly okay.
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Next Week: Banking and killing, apparently?