Game of Thrones, Season 7, Episode 5: Eastwatch

We will be talking spoilers in this recap! You’ve been warned.

Before we get started here’s a quick recap.

Daenerys has Drogon burn Randyll and Dickon Tarly alive for failing to bend the knee.
Tyrion doesn’t love the wreckage Daenerys and Drogon caused in the Loot Train Battle, so he tries to make some kind of peace.
Cersei refuses to surrender to Daenerys, and basically threatens Jaime.
Jorah Mormont is back.
Gendry has a bigass hammer.
The Maesters don’t take the White Walker threat seriously, so Sam leaves The Citadel.
Gilly unknowingly makes a huge revelation.
Jon Snow leads a team of misfits to fight the dead.

This episode featured a lot of reunions with characters changing locations in a matter of scenes than they have in entire seasons. The end of the episode saw several characters join together for the expedition beyond the wall to capture a White Walker. While Gendry caught up with Beric Dondarrion and Thoros of Myr – the duo who handed him over to Melisandre. Placing them firmly on Arya’s kill list. Jorah’s history with Thoros has only been previously mentioned; in season three, he recounted how they had fought together during the Siege of Pyke during Balon’s First Rebellion which led to Jorah’s knightood. During the story, he mentioned Thoros’ flaming sword which, going by the trailer for episode six, it will come into play in the battle against the White Walkers. On the North side, Little Finger’s cunning plan has worked. He has planted a seed in Arya’s mind, by letting Arya find the note Sansa had written to Robb. And last but not least, finally it has been confirmed that Jon Snow is not a bastard. He’s actually the son of Rhaegar Targaryen and Lyanna Stark. An accidental discovery made by Gilly while trying to keep Sam entertained, sort of.

What were your thoughts on the episode? Did you catch something that I didn’t include in the post? Comment down below! Tune in every Sunday to watch Game of Thrones, and then after that come here and read our recap!

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