Welcome to my Game of Thrones reviews posts which are an episode by episode guide of season 7. The entire post will be nothing but spoilers so don't read it if you intend to watch it! The format will be done as a house by house analysis, not a minute by minute report.
Jon, Sansa and Davos discuss the letter. Sansa thinks that Tyrion is not like other Lannisters but the risk to Jon is too great. Davos points out that her dragons would be the best way to fight the wights in the north. Arya pays a surprise visit to Hot Pie who is pleased to see her. He tells Arya that the Boltons are dead and that Jon is in charge at Winterfell and is King In The North, which makes Arya turn for home. Jon receives the message from Sam about the dragon glass and knows that he must get Dany to let him mine it and hopes to get her to ally with him to fight the White Walkers. Sansa is sure that it is a trap and thinks Jon needs to stay with his people, which his bannerman and Lyanna Mormont agree with. Jon decides to take Davos and take the risk of meeting Dany, leaving Sansa in charge. Littlefinger makes the mistake of declaring his love for Sansa to Jon, who threatens to kill him if he touches his sister. Arya is surrounded by a wolf pack and reaches out to Nymeria who lets Arya go but is no longer willing to be with her.
Randyll Tarly attends King's Landing at Cersei's summons and asks her how she intends to stop the dragons, which Qyburn answers by saying they are working on something. Jaime tries to persuade Randyll to be his general in the battle to which he is told that House Tarly swore an oath to House Tyrell and they are not oathbreakers. Jaime then offers him Warden of the South if he is loyal to his Queen. At the Citadel, the Archmaester tells Jorah that in six months the greyscale will destroy his mind and that he will give Jorah one last day. Sam is determined to risk his place and career to try a dangerous treatment which may cure him and Jorah decides to let him try.
Firstly, I never much liked the dumb Sand Snakes so I didn't care about their demise this week and it was interesting to see the psycho side of Euron Greyjoy instead of the clownish aspects that we've seen so far. I liked Ellaria until Myrcella was killed but perhaps now that she is going to be handed over to Cersei, I will feel sympathetic towards her again. How is the attack by Euron going to dent plans for a siege of King's Landing? If Yara's fleet were on their way to Dorne to collect Ellaria's forces, then the plan can still go ahead but the Dornish may have to go by land rather than sea as Dany's forces need their ships for the attack on Casterly Rock. The fact that Ellaria was asking Yara if she had been to Dorne would suggest that they were on their way there. I hated Randyll Tarly when he treated Sam so badly but he showed some steel when Jaime was trying to manipulate him.
This was the first moment when I didn't much like Dany. She is very cold to Varys who has been loyally supporting her since arriving from King's Landing and helping her to rule in Meereen yet she was warmer to Melisandre who tried to put Stannis on the throne by burning people. Her attitude of Jon kneeling to her before even meeting him does not make me greatly happy. She is becoming a bit too much like her father for my liking. I loved seeing the backbone that Varys showed when Dany was questioning his loyalty and I just love his character. Tyrion shows his worth bycoming up with the ideal plan which Euron then wrecks. The other person that I really don't like at the moment is Sansa. I'm tired of her undermining Jon in front of his men and not even trying to see things from his point of view. She is becoming the whiny bitch that I really disliked in season one and to be honest I wouldn't care much if she died.
Please let us see the demise of Littlefinger this season! Hopefully Arya will take care of him when she gets to Winterfell. I'm glad she visited Hot Pie but I'm also sad that Nymeria wouldn't go with her. Maybe the wolves will stay close as protectors until she reaches Winterfell. I also want to see Jaime leave Cersei and go north to Winterfell to hook up with Brienne but that was probably wishful thinking. My favourite thing in this episode was Sam going heroic and determined to save Jorah even if it ends his career at the Citadel. Watching him go rogue has been very satisfying and I hope that he can cure Jorah. Go Sam!!!