Most of us have been watching this show long enough to know what last night’s episode was all about. Newer viewers may have seen joy, comradery, and love on the screen as they watched last night. We, veterans to the show know exactly what we were watching last night………DEATH!
Game Of Thrones writers have become the masters of taking the viewers on an emotional roller coaster. History tells us that last night’s celebration and pretty lighthearted episode full of some of our favorite characters, was nothing more than a retirement party for some of those same characters. Sorry to say, but I believe Lady…well Ser Brienne Of Tarth’s time being among the living has come to an end. The scene of Jaime making her a knight and the pure joy of seeing Brienne finally earn what she thought was impossible, pretty much sealed her fate in my eyes. Brienne is on an all-time high. It really can’t get any higher for her. Hate to see it, but in all likelihood it’s a rap for Brie. She won’t be making the crossover to the dead alone next week……in my opinion. Gendry also had a pretty good night last night. As creepy as the sex scene between him and Arya was to me. (We all pretty much watched Arya grow up. I understand that she’s done many grown-up things like killing multiple people, but it’s still hard for me to see her as an adult out here having sex and all.) I believe Gendry and Arya’s night together was about more than sex. Gendry revealed to Arya that he was Robert Baratheon’s bastard son. The king’s blood flows through his veins. I believe Arya will get pregnant by Gendry and fulfill Robert (Gendry’s dad) and Ned’s (Arya’s dad) greatest wishes. The two friends always wanted their families to join. That was what the marriage between Sansa and Joffrey was originally supposed to be about. With that whole thing coming full circle, I believe Gendry’s watch has ended. There’s really no more reason for him to remain alive if you really think about it. The prophecy has been fulfilled.
Jon Snow revealed a truth he learned from Sam last week to Dany. That he’s not actually Ned Stark’s bastard child. He is actually Rhaegar Targaryen’s (Dany’s older brother) son. That means that him and Dany are cousins? Aunt and nephew? I’m not sure, but those two are related! Instead of being shocked that she’d slept with, and fell in love with her relative, Dany’s main concern was that Jon is now the rightful heir to the Seven Kingdoms. Dany’s reaction led me to believe that she is about to go full Targaryen. Burn them all! My belief is that Dany is going to pull her armies in the middle of the fight with the dead, knock Jon off, and then go wreck shop at Cersei’s. Dany’s quest for the throne is much more important to her than any of the other stuff currently going on. Even while the dead is at Winterfell’s front door, Dany’s biggest concern is her right to the Iron Throne. Crazy! That whole Dany and Jon story might go the other way though. Jon May end up killing Dany. Either way it goes, I don’t see both of them coming out of this war alive. Sorry.
I believe Brandon Starks’ watch has ended too. But Brandon Stark has been dead for awhile now. He is now the Three Eyed Raven. Bran is willing to use himself as bait to draw the Night King away from his Army and hopefully make it easier to be killed. The belief is that, because the Night King is the leader, if you can kill him, the rest of the dead will just die since he’s the one who turned them. Bold Strategy, good luck with that. But yeah, Bran’s ass is as good as grass. Can’t say I’ll be sad to see his little weird ass go.
Jorah Mormont and his little cousin, Lyanna Mormont had an interesting little conversation that I believe was put into the script for a reason. Jorah was trying to get Lyanna to go underground with the women and children during the upcoming battle. Jorah told her that she was the last of their name and she should ensure her safety so their family’s name will live on. Lyanna wasn’t trying to hear that shit. She told him she was going to fight alongside her peoples. Brave, but considering the fact that little Lyanna Mormont has no battle experience whatsoever, I’m fully expecting her to get her body hauled off out there on the battlefield, ironically leaving Jorah as the last Mormont. If you recall, Jorah’s dad disowned him and told him that he could no longer use the family’s name. Now he will likely be the last of his name among the living. Interesting.
There are a few more people I think will die next week (Greyworm), but I won’t mention too many names or bring a bad omen on anyone else. All in all, last night’s episode was more interesting and more insightful than a lot of people on social media gave it credit for being. OR maybe I just put way too much thought into this shit. WE WILL SEE NEXT WEEK!