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Season VII61: Dragonstone

➲ Full History

In the feast hall of the Twins, a very-much alive Walder Frey addresses the Frey men, toasting to their bravery at the Red Wedding and to the future of their house. The celebration takes a turn, however, when one by one the Frey men collapse from the poisoned wine. Arya Stark pulls off the face of Walder Frey and instructs Walder's young widow to, "Tell them winter came for House Frey" before leaving the corpse-strewn room.

Arya rides through the woods and comes across a group of young Lannister soldiers tasked with keeping the peace in the Riverlands. Arya warily accepts their offer of food and listens to them chat about missing their homes and families, all the while plotting how to kill them. When they ask why she’s headed to King’s Landing, Arya casually mentions she’s going to kill the queen. After a moment’s silence, the soldiers all burst into laughter. Arya soon joins in: Nobody is going to die here today.

In a vision, Bran watches the Night King leading his White Walkers and the massive Army of the Dead, comprised of wildlings, Night’s Watchmen, Thenns, and even giants. Bran Stark emerges from warging as he and Meera Reed arrive at the tunnel through the Wall to Castle Black. Surprised by Bran’s knowledge of his own personal history, Dolorous Edd raises the gate and allows the strangers to enter.

Sansa and Littlefinger

“I learned a great deal from her.” – Sansa Stark

Jon Snow, the King in the North, addresses his lords in the Great Hall of Winterfell. He urges the houses to train everyone, regardless of age and gender, to fight the impending war, and asks every maester to scour records for mentions of dragonglass. Tormund agrees to have the Free Folk man the abandoned Night’s Watch castles along the Wall, and volunteers to go to Eastwatch-by-the-Sea. The conversation turns tense when Sansa publicly disagrees with Jon’s decision to allow the Umbers and Karstarks to keep their homes, but Jon holds fast to his decision, and young Ned Umber and Alys Karstark swear their loyalty. Sansa is displeased, and Littlefinger watches everything.

Sansa and Jon Snow

Afterwards, Jon tells Sansa not to undermine him in front of the other lords and ladies. Sansa counters that listening to her may be a wise idea. Maester Wolkan arrives with a message from Cersei: Bend the knee or suffer the consequences. Sansa warns her brother not to underestimate the Lannister queen.

Brienne of Tarth trains Podrick Payne in the Winterfell courtyard as the wildlings prepare to depart for Eastwatch-by-the-Sea. Lord Baelish approaches Sansa on the walkway and tells her he only wants her to be safe and happy. In no mood for Littlefinger’s repartee, Sansa cuts him off as Brienne approaches. Brienne voices her concern that Littlefinger is only sticking around because he wants something, but Sansa knows exactly what Baelish wants.

“You think I listened to father for 40 years and learned nothing?” – Cersei Lannister

In the Red Keep, Jaime Lannister finds Cersei pacing a floor painted with a map of Westeros. Guessing Tyrion and Daenerys will land at Dragonstone, Jaime tries to convey the danger to House Lannister, but Cersei shrugs off his concerns.

Sam and Gilly

Euron Greyjoy’s ship, the Silence, sails into Blackwater Bay with the rest of the Iron Fleet. Jaime, disdainful of a Greyjoy alliance, wants to know how it benefits Euron. Cersei’s answer surprises him: a queen.

Euron makes his case to Cersei as she sits on the Iron Throne, but she declines his proposal. Knowing she has little reason to trust him, the King of the Iron Islands promises to return with a priceless gift to prove his worthiness.

“It’s where the Wall meets the sea. The waves are frozen…There’s a castle there.” – The Hound

Sandor Clegane and Thoros of Myr

Beric Dondarrion, Thoros of Myr, the Hound and the rest of the Brotherhood Without Banners continue to make their way north. Seeking shelter from the wind and snow, they take refuge in an abandoned farmhouse. The Hound recognizes the home: he and Arya sheltered there before he stole his host’s silver. Inside, the group finds the skeletons of the farmer and his daughter; Beric posits the pair was starving, and the father took their lives to end their suffering.

While eating, the Hound questions the Lord of Light's interest in Beric, but Dondarrion doesn’t have an answer. Thoros suggests the Hound look into the flames of the hearth. The Hound objects at first, but curiosity gets the better of him. Carefully looking into the blaze, he is stunned to see a castle along the Wall, and the Army of the Dead marching past a mountain shaped like an arrowhead.

Thoros wakes up in the night to the sound of shoveling outside. He discovers the Hound burying the skeletons of the farmer and his little girl. Thoros grabs a shovel to help, and stays while the Hound stumbles through a prayer.

“Everyone in the Citadel doubts everything. It’s their job.” – Archmaester Ebrose

Wearing an acolyte’s robes, Samwell Tarly trudges through his chores in the Citadel infirmary, scrub room, privy, mess hall, and library, where he eyes a gated section of restricted books. Later, while assisting Archmaester Ebrose with an autopsy, Sam requests access to the restricted section, hoping to find information to use against the White Walkers. Unlike other maesters, Ebrose believes Sam is telling the truth about what he's seen, but he denies Sam’s request. With no other option, Sam steals a set of keys from a sleeping maester and slips several of the restricted books and scrolls into his bag.

Sam and Gilly

In their shared room above an Oldtown tavern, Sam and Gilly pore through the books. Sam pauses on a page with a map of Dragonstone revealing a rich lode of dragonglass on the island. Sam immediately writes to Jon.

The following morning, Sam returns to his duties at the Citadel infirmary. A hand riddled with greyscale reaches for him from one of the cells. A voice – Ser Jorah Mormont’s – asks if the Dragon Queen has come yet. Sam stutters he hasn’t heard anything and scurries off.

Daenerys and Tyrion

Daenerys Targaryen, Tyrion Lannister, Missandei, Grey Worm and Varys approach her family’s ancestral home of Dragonstone in a skiff. As her dragons fly overhead, Daenerys lands on Westerosi soil for the first time since she was an infant, and runs her hand through the sand of her birthplace. She enters the castle, tearing down the Baratheon banners left by Stannis, and passes through the audience chamber. Without saying a word, Tyrion follows her into the map room. The pair look over the abandoned table covered with ship and sigil pieces. Daenerys turns to her Hand and asks, “Shall we begin?”


Season VII61: Dragonstone

➲ Synopsis

The white walkers march towards the Wall, where Tollett allows Brandon and Meera inside. At Winterfell, despite Sansa's disapproval, Jon secures the loyalties of Houses Umber and Karstark, who fought alongside Ramsay in the Battle of the Bastards. At the Citadel, Samwell steals books about dragonglass and learns of a large reservoir in Dragonstone, deciding to write to Jon. Samwell finds Jorah in a cell. At the Twins, Arya poisons all the Frey bannermen to their deaths. In the Riverlands, she meets a group of friendly Lannister soldiers, who take her intention to kill Cersei as a joke. Thoros shows Sandor the vision in fire. The latter begins believing in the Lord of Light. In King's Landing, Jaime tells Cersei of the crucial need of allies. She welcomes Euron, who proposes marriage to her in exchange for his Iron Fleet and a chance to kill Theon and Yara. Cersei declines due to mistrust, with Euron promising to return with a suitable "gift". At Dragonstone, the home of House Targaryen left unoccupied by Stannis, Daenerys arrives with her army and dragons.


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Episode 61

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➲ People
  • Jorah Mormont( Iain Glen )
  • Jorah Mormont
  • The son of the late Lord Commander of the Night’s Watch, Jorah originally joined Daenerys Targaryen’s company to spy on her in exchange for a pardon. He became committed to her cause and her person, but was banished when the queen learned of his betrayal. Jorah came across Tyrion Lannister in Volantis and presented him to Daenerys in an attempt to earn back her trust. After helping save her from an attack by the Sons of the Harpy, he traveled north with Daario in search of their queen, all the while hiding his infection of greyscale. Once Dany secured command of the Dothraki, Jorah revealed his disease and left to find a cure. His search brought him to the Citadel, where he has been quarantined in a cell.

  • Euron Greyjoy( Pilou Asbæk )
  • Euron Greyjoy
  • Balon Greyjoy’s younger brother Euron returned from years at sea to claim the Iron Islands as his own – by killing his brother. He unapologetically confessed to the murder at the kingsmoot and was still elected King of the Iron Islands. His plan to seduce Daenerys Targaryen with the Iron Fleet was stymied when his niece Yara and nephew Theon allied with her instead. Euron is at work proving his worth to Cersei.

  • Thoros of Myr( Paul Kaye )
  • Thoros-of-Myr
  • A native of the Free City of Myr and a Red priest for the Lord of Light, Thoros was dispatched to the Seven Kingdoms to convert the Westerosi king. Fond of drink, he soon abandoned his faith and became renowned as a tourney fighter, warrior, and carouser. He joined Beric Dondarrion on his mission to arrest Gregor Clegane and became Beric's right-hand man in the Brotherhood. His faith in the Lord of Light was renewed when he was able to resurrect Beric – multiple times. He encouraged Sandor “The Hound” Clegane to travel with the Brotherhood.

  • Lyana Mormont( Bella Ramsey )
  • Lyana Mormont
  • A strong-willed girl of 10, Lyanna rebuffed Stannis Baratheon’s call for troops from her homeland of Bear Island. Ser Davos Seaworth was able to convince the girl to support the Stark cause with the 62 fighting men of her house.

  • Archmaester Ebrose( Jim Broadbent )
  • Archmaester Ebrose
  • A Citadel archmaester, Ebrose is highly knowledgeable in medicine and the human body. He oversees several of Samwell Tarly’s duties, and is stern but affectionate to the new trainee.

  • Alys Karstark( Megan Parkinson )
  • Alys Karstark
  • Harald Karstark’s 16-year-old daughter. Proving her loyalty, Alys bends the knee to Jon Snow and in return is granted her family’s ancestral home of Karhold.

  • Ned Umber( Harry Grasby )
  • Ned Umber
  • The 10-year-old son of Smalljon Umber, Ned bends the knee to Jon Snow to demonstrate his family’s loyalty, and in return he is granted his family’s ancestral home of the Last Hearth.


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