If I have to be honest, this might be my favorite non action episode of GOT ever. Jon finally tells Daenerys that he is a Targeryen and thus making him the rightful heir to the throne. Gendry lays the pipe on our girl Arya. Tyrion is scared. Brienne of Tarth makes me cry, and Podrick is the Thrones equivalent to Shawn Mendez. I don’t have enough words to explain the happiness that this episode brought me.
The episode starts with Jamie making his plea that he is there to fight against the White Walkers despite the fact that Cersei pulled a not surprising wildcard move and didn’t show up. Danny goes savage as always calling him out and also Tyrion when he goes to defend Jamie. She is questioning Tyrions loyalty to her against his defense of his brother…who Danny’s dad. Brienne pulls a power move and says she would fight along Jamie and that he has helped her along the way. Then Bran steps in as well as Jon to say they need as many men as they can to defeat the White Walkers. Danny agrees to let Jamie stay, but follows this by essentially telling Tyrion he is losing his touch. She soon forgives him and says that he is extremely vital, but we can all see, he is scared and with an unknown foe, one he doesn’t know how to outsmart, he is lost.
This is followed by an epic reunion of my guy Tormund jumping in and giving Jon the biggest hug in all of the Seven Kingdoms. Also he has bad news, Ned Umber got got by the Night King and he’s going to be there in the morning. Which set up the most epic anticipation of any show ever. This cuts to the most rag tag planning session of how to defeat an impossible foe that will be arriving by dawn. Hurricane Bran talks up and says their best strategy is for him to be at the Weirwood and for the Night King to come to him. Theon try’s to make up for all of the horrible things he has done by saying he will hide in the tree’s like Robin Hood and protect Bran. So they’re all going to die for sure.
The Night King has the connection to Bran, ever since the touch on Bran’s arm he has been chasing after him. Bran has all of the history of the world, as the Three Eyed Raven he knows all that has ever happened and all that will. Losing Bran means losing all history that is either known or unknown, like Jamie pushing his ass through a window after he caught Jamie and Cersei making babies. Theory – I still somehow think the Night King is actually Bran because their faces look a lot alike even though they have explained that he’s the first of the White Walkers from a long time ago.
After this there are long talks at a round table of Tormund, Jamie, Tyrion, Ser Davos, Podrick (the goat), etc. Tormund tells the story of how he got the name “Giantsbane” which I’ll leave to everyone’s viewing pleasure instead of writing it out. Tyrion is pouring everyone drinks at the fireplace talking about how he never thought he would end in Winterfell after his family had feuded with the Starks for so long. He also hilariously heavy pours Podrick some wine when Brienne says a half cup for him, not important but pretty funny. In a last ditch effort to tear our hearts out before everyone dies in tonights episode, Jamie Knights Brienne of Tarth and you can see the emotion on her face that this is all she has wanted all her life. Jon pulls his ultimate dumbass move and decides to tell Danny all he knows about how he is truly a Targaryen right before the fight. You see her reaction, the anger, the betrayal, and then a horn is sounded. It is time.
I am not spiritually ready for tonights episode. In the end I am now thinking that Jon is going to die and that eventually Danny might as well. I have no idea what’s going on anymore and honestly anyone could die at any minute. I decided to make a list of who I think will die in the most epic battle scene in all of cinematic history. So here we go;
DEAD: Jon, Theon, Brienne, Podrick, Davos, Beric (fire sword guy), The Hound, Varys, Night King, Jorah, Greyworm, Ghost, Rhaegal (one of the dragon’s), Gilly, and the little girl that said she would protect the crypt.