The episode starts off with a nice reunion between Tyrion and Jon Snow. It was great to see the two characters interacting with each other since it hasn’t happened since the first season. There has been so much change and growth between the two characters it’s interesting to see the two reactioning to the changes. It was also good to see the respect between the two characters. Daenerys on the other hand it would be a little more difficult. I respect the fact that Jon Snow did not bend the knee nor did Daenerys back down. While Daenerys was ready for Jon to bend the knee Jon saw the bigger picture that the White Walkers must be stopped. It was a cool moment for Davos telling Daenerys about Jon accomplishments and showing that Jon is no slouch. All of the great small moments of the episode lead to the big moment of Daenerys deciding that it would be wise to have Jon Snow on her side.
After last week’s ending it was good to see the direct results of the the battle. Theon cowardice was well known as he was rescued. Euron on the other hand returned as a hero as he mocked Jaime and hit on Cersei. But as Euron said he did what Jaime could not by capturing Ellaria Sand and her daughter. While doing this he also handled his problem by taking his niece Yara as a prisoner.
Even though it seemed dark it also fair in a strange way that Cersei killed her daughter the same way Myrcella was killed. It’s even more chilling that she has to not only watch it but live with that decision for the rest of her life. It’s also interesting that Cersei is more blatant about her relationship with her brother. She is more confident than she has ever been and maybe more dangerous than she has ever been.
Another good moment in the episode was watching Sansa in charge. It was good seeing her take charge but it was better seeing her reunited with Bran. It great to see all of the Starks finally getting back together. Interestingly enough Sansa immediately wanted Bran to take his place as the King of the North. Bran on the other hand has no plans of that as he is the three eyed Raven and sees the bigger picture. All of these characters are in completely different places than they were in the start of the show.
Speaking of people in different places in life, Sam has finally found his calling. He cured Jorah Mormont and now Jorah is on his way to Daenerys. She is gonna need all of the help she can get as the Lannister’s outsmarted them by giving up Casterly Rock to take over House Tyrell. One of the most powerful moments in the episode was Lady Tyrell’s conversation with Jamie. It was one of the best moments in maybe the show’s history as she not only told Jamie that Cersei will be the death of him but after he choose the noble act of giving her poison to a peaceful death, she tells him how it was her who poisoned Joffrey. Such a great moment and a perfect way to end the episode. One thing this season has done so well is stick the landing on the ending of the episodes.
Overall an excellent episode of Thrones and the pieces are starting to align.
Score 9.0 out of 10