We are back with another hyped up episode of Game of Thrones.
Last time we saw Arya, she was in pretty bad shape. Being stabbed in the gut can do that to you. Good thing she has at least one friend in Bravvos. Arya shows up at Lady Crane’s doorstep (the one she was supposed to assassinate) who is kind enough to tend to her wounds and offer her a place in her troupe. Arya refuses and tells her she plans to go “west of Westeros” where all the maps end. To help her recover, Lady Crane gives Arya a sip of milk of the poppy, sending her to a deep sleep. Looks like our little Stark will live to fight another day.
Over in Westeros, the Hound is on a hunt for the bandits who killed the village he was staying in and his friend, Ray. As brutal and snarky as ever, the Hound cuts down some of the Brotherhood Without Banners. The only one missing is the one in the yellow cloak, Lem Lemoncloak. He will hunt again.
In Meereen, the city is thriving as the Red Priests and Priestesses bring together the common folk to Daenerys’ cause, painting her as the Chosen One. On that note, Varys takes off for a mysterious expedition. While I think more Varys and Tyrion moments would have been cool, twas not meant to be. With Varys gone, Tyrion is left with Missandei and Grey Worm for awkward small talk, both of whom are not big drinkers or jokers. But they give it a go. Before they get too comfortable, a fleet arrives. “The Masters have returned for their property,” Missandei says.
In King’s Landing, the Sparrows deliver the High Sparrow’s orders for Cersei to see him. When the Sparrows try to use force, the Mountain gets in the way. When Lancel, Cersei’s cousin, gives her to choice to come with him or there’ll be violence, Cersei chooses violence upon which the Mountain rips off the head of one of the Sparrows.
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Meanwhile, King Tommen decrees there will no longer be trials of combat as it is brutish and a scheme devised to avoid their fate by the gods. This decrees takes away Cersei’s trump card – who would be able to defeat the Mountain in battle? Looks like Cleganebowl has been dissolved. But a rumour Cersei has had Qyburn look into seems to be reaping more than she expected.
At Riverrun, Podrick and Bronn have a heartfelt reunion. Pod reveals Brienne has been teaching him martial arts, but Bronn’s dirty tactics tell him he hasn’t been trained well enough. Back in Jaime’s tent, Brienne and Jaime parley, recounting the violent history of the Tullys, Starks, Freys and Boltons. Brienne offers a deal: Let the Blackfish and his men to ride north and help