The latest Game Of Thrones episode ‘The Queen’s Justice’ was filled with stuff to talk about. Whilst I think it lacked a little ‘oomph’ compared to the previous two episodes, it’s fair to say that it’s all going down in Westeros. This episode certainly had plenty of death, drama, and stone cold revenge – what else could you want?! Despite awkward sibling reunions and the quickest city siege ever, there was certainly a lot to enjoy about this episode.
The Main Stage
I think the predominant feature of the episode has to be the final meeting between Jon Snow and Daenerys. Two of the three big players in the ‘Game of Thrones’, Jon Snow miraculously shows up at Dragonstone in a journey that would have normally taken 5 episodes. After some initial bickering and trade-off on who has the longest name, by the end of this episode, it seems as though the two have sort of come to an agreement. Despite not getting the loyalty she craves, the Mother of Dragons is at least allowing the Dragon Glass to be used for weapons.
Plenty of good little exchanges to be had at Dragonstone this episode. Varys and Melisandre seem to be sharpening their tongues over something, not sure where that;s going to be quite honest. Loved Jon and Tyrion’s little brooding session together, it’s long awaited reunions like that which make this season so damn good.
Felling Cersei’s Enemies
The ruling Queen is certainly having a great time at King’s Landing at the moment. Between openly bedding her brother, leaving enemies to rot in her dungeon and a dragon-felling weapon to boot, she’s sitting quite comfortably on her Iron Throne. Euron is certainly making himself a worthy ally, even if Jaime is constantly the butt of his jokes.
‘The Queen’s Justice’ saw the end of a great GoT character. Hat’s off to Olenna Tyrell for going out in true style. She was very lucky not to have her head removed from her shoulders by the Widow’s Wail as she announced her role in Joffrey’s poisoning. Although for a wily player in the Westeros games, I’d say she did pretty well.
Plenty To Talk About
- Bran’s Back… Yay? As one of the few living Starks returns to Winterfell, I thought there was a certain disappointment that Sansa was greeting Brann and not Arya. In the midst of the bizarre and plainly awkward reunion, the high and mighty Three Eyed Raven decided to bring up the rape on her wedding night, charming.
- Casterly Rock? Completed It Mate. Amidst a Peter Dinklage voiceover, it seemed as though Greyworm and his Unsullied took the Lannister stronghold in the blink of an eye. Felt a little cheated not have been given a full siege, but I guess these budgets can only go so far!
- Sorah’s Split. Looks like the dream team of Jorah and Sam is to be suspended. Now cured of his grey scale (maybe), Jorah is back after Ms. Stormborn, leaving Sam to start clearing up riddled papers – let’s hope he learns something more in there.
Here’s hoping for more action and a Sansa/Arya reunion next week!