dragonstone.jpg Arya makes her way south. Jon organizes the defense of the North. Cersei tries to even the odds. Sam adapts to his new life in Oldtown. Daenerys comes home.

Director: Jeremy Podeswa
Writer: D.B. Weiss

Following a narrow escape from Jaqen H’ghar and the Faceless Men, Arya utilizes the talents she learned from the Many-Faced God to take out the last remaining members of the Frey clan. At Winterfell, Sansa Stark and Jon Snow butt heads over whether the King in the North should rule with a gentle heart, or with a heavy hand. In King’s Landing, Cersei is running out of options, and has to turn to the traitorous Euron Greyjoy for help. Samwell Tarley continues to train to be a Maester in the Citadel to gain information to defeat the White Walkers. Last but definitely not least, Daenerys and her dream team from Westeros are finally back in her ancestral home of Dragonstone.

This episode has set the stage for the beginning of the biggest battle in the history of this series, spanning three major contenders for the Iron Throne. It’s also left us with a lot of unanswered questions. Is the mysterious prisoner at the Citadel none other than Jorah Mormont, Daenery’s long-time admirer whose fate is currently unknown? What treasure does Euron Greyjoy intend to bring to Cersei to prove his loyalty? Will tensions between Sansa and Jon settle into place, or Petyr Baelish’s interferences again be the downfall of the King in the North? Only time will tell who will rule the Seven Kingdoms.

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