TV Show: Game Of Thrones
Episode Title: The Queen’s Justice
Original Air Date: July 30, 2017
Episode Number: 7×03
Daenerys holds court; Cersei returns a gift; Jamie learns from his mistakes.
Jon and Daenerys finally meet and it was a bit anticlimactic, I thought. Maybe my expectations were sky high, but I guess their meeting was just that: a meeting, with very little fanfare. I laughed SO HARD when Missandei rattled off all of Daenerys’ titles and then cut to Jon and Davos looking unsure what to say or do. And then Davos says “This is Jon Snow. He’s King in the North.” And then cut to Tyrion’s reaction with this look of bemusement on his face. That was too fucking hilarious.
Good for Jon for not bending the knee (at least for now) and insisting that there’s no time for this pomp and circumstance and that children should neither be punished for their parents’ sins nor should children be beholden to their parents’ oaths. At least he’s consistent in that regard. I think Daenerys will eventually come around and believe that the White Walkers are real and that the army of the dead will come down from the north and then she’ll ally herself with Jon.
Jon is successful in his mission to start mining for dragonglass thanks to Tyrion convincing Daenerys. How soon until he gets back north? Will he stay in Dragonstone for the duration of this season? Really liked his scenes with Tyrion especially their first scene together when Tyrion asked him if Sansa misses him terribly. I know it was a terrible joke, but I laughed nonetheless.
Cersei is 2 for 2 with beating the Dornish army and the Greyjoy fleets. She might have lost Casterly Rock, but as Jaime said, it’s not that important as a stronghold for now. The Unsullied are stuck there since Euron’s fleet were seen destroying the Unsullied ships. Yikes.
Daenerys is 0 for 3. What will she do next? She really needs a war adviser because she’s getting completely decimated in battle. Good thing Ser Jorah no longer has greyscale (it’s a miracle) so we should expect to see him at Dragonstone soon.
Sam curing Jorah really was a miracle. How did Jorah’s skin look like that already after the greyscale was peeled off of him? How many days/weeks have passed since then? I laughed at Sam’s reaction when Ebrose the archmaester told him that he has to copying all those worn and tattled manuscripts/works. “What? You were expecting a reward?”
Anyone else dislike the actor playing Euron? He definitely is chewing the scenery, but instead of it being enjoyable, I just find it very annoying and it distracts from the plot. His preening and smiling and whatever else he was doing during that procession made me roll my eyes so hard. Someone needs to kill this idiot and do it soon.
Cersei killing Tyene, Ellaria’s last daughter, by kissing him with poison was cruel, but expected. There was no way she wouldn’t kill Tyene right in front of her own mother. Eye for an eye, tooth for a tooth. I shudder to think what Cersei will do to Ellaria. Will she give her to the Mountain just like she did with that nun last season (or was it the previous season)?
I think I enjoyed the Bran/Sansa reunion more than the Jon/Daenerys reunion. Not gonna lie, I got choked up when it was revealed that it was Bran at the gates and then when Sansa hugged him. It’s too bad Bran ruined the reunion right away by not returning the hug and then later on by recounting what happened during Sansa’s wedding. What the fuck was that? Jeez, Bran! Just because you’re the Three-Eyed Raven now, doesn’t mean you can’t have some manners.
Sansa giving out smart orders and wise counsel to his advisers was fantastic to see. She is a natural at leading. Now if only she would give Littlefinger something else to do to keep him preoccupied and away from her, that would be very nice.
Lastly, Lady Olenna died the same way she lived: like a badass motherfucker. This is actually very reminiscent of what happened in the last episode of Orphan Black (episode 5×08). Loved that Olenna revealed she was the one who poisoned Joffrey. Jaime’s reaction was priceless and I can’t wait until Cersei finds out. Pity that Jaime is back to being Cersei’s lapdog and that he’s nothing but that. Olenna is right. His love for Cersei will most likely his downfall.
Quote of the episode: “I’ve brought ice and fire together” by Melisandre. Would have been interesting to see her hang around and to see Jon and Davos’ reaction to seeing her again. That’s why she hid when they arrived. They would have most likely killed her. Wonder where she’ll end up going now.