We’re already in the two episodes of Game of Thrones’ final season, and it feels like we just watched the remaining characters have one last hurrah before everything comes spiraling down. There were no deaths this episode! Not one person died. A KNIGHT OF THE SEVEN KINGDOMS
Fortunately, despite all of the violence that didn’t happen in this episode, there were plenty of funny and brutal one-liners to go around. There was also some sex. And some drinking. It was kind of like Game of Thrones Animal House moment, right down to everyone’s uncertainty about their futures.
This episode games of Thrones opens with the brief trial of my future betrothed, Jaime Lannister. He’s looking incredibly dashing. It’s wild just how well he wears unbathed. Sadly, I’m the only one who thinks so. Daenerys isn’t happy to see him. She wastes no time berating him, either, scolding Jaime and Cersei for not holding up their end of the bargain.
“I don’t see an army. I see one man — with one hand. Even Bran, Winterfell’s local sociopath, manages to get a jab in at Jaime. His actions from the show’s first season when his family essentially tore through Winterfell, Bran not-so-subtly calls out.
Just because they gained another fighter doesn’t mean Daenerys is a happy camper. Daenerys will “find another Hand who can. Nothing’s going right for the poor Lannisters. Tyrion’s fighting with Daenerys and Jaime’s fighting with, uh, everyone but Brienne, who stands up for him.
Is anyone else concerned that Arya is just kind of cool with Gendry making subpar swords? Where is his mentor? This is a terrible apprenticeship program. Someone should change up the rules of this internship if any of them survive the war.
Bran is the only one who can see the future, is constantly disappearing when there is a horde of zombies approaching. He apologizes for pushing Bran out of the tower window all those years ago, but Bran says he’s totally good and that Jaime’s murder attempt let Bran go on his vision quest in the first place. When he asks whether Bran could try to return to some state of normalcy after the war. The episode wasn’t all about Jaime, but it was certainly mostly about Jaime.
“She never fooled you. You always knew exactly what she was. You loved her anyway. Why the brothers even get a chance to joke around with each other, letting Tyrion reference one of the show’s most famous lines.