This week’s episode of Game of Thrones gives us essentially their own version of the Suicide Squad. Off the bat the episode did a great job with the group banter. Any grievances they may have had before were being hashed out before the big battle. The banter between Tormund and the Hound was especially amusing. Especially when they started talking about Brianne of Tarth. This relationship also proves to matter later in the episode as the Hound saves Tormund’s life.
The episode also did a great job of showing the division between the sisters. It’s good that Arya was calling Sansa out for her treason. It’s also apparent that Sansa is very arrogant about her role in the Battle of the Bastards. While she indeed helped a great deal, one she had a vested interest and two if she would have told Jon about the Knight’s of the Veil earlier lives including her brother ‘s may have been saved. LittleFinger is doing a great job of manipulating both of them to get what he wants. But there is a good chance that this will 100% backfire on him.
The conversation between Tyrion and Daenerys was very solid indeed. It was amusing to see her comment on her attraction of Jon Snow. If nothing else Tyrion is very good with strategy and seeming to come up with plans for the plans of his sister.Tyrion also brought up an interesting point that since Danny can’t have kids when she is gone who will take over the Throne.
The highlight of this episode is of course the journey to bring back a White Walker. Which had many great moments including a battle with a a White Walker Bear! That wasn’t even the worst of there problems as they ended up being surrounded by an army of White Walkers with the only this protecting them from imminent death was the thin ice they stood on. The only chance they have is the hope that Gendry can get a raven to Daenerys in time. Fortunately for them she showed up in a big way to save them with all of her dragons!!! It was an epic scene made more epic by the tragedy that happened as the Night King killed one of her dragons in a very sad moment for the show. It was on the other hand an important moment as it showed Daenerys that the not only that the White Walkers are a threat but they can in fact kill her dragons. Unfortunately the dragon wasn’t the only one lost as we lost Benjen Stark as he showed up to save Jon from certain death. The biggest moments of the episode was surprisingly a quiet one as Danaerys declares war on the Night King and Jon calls her his queen. It will be interesting to see the results of this as I’m quite sure many in the North won’t be happy with this decision. They will have bigger problems to worry about as the The White Walkers have a new weapon that could easily sway any battle in there favor.
Score: 9.0 out of 10