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Game of Thrones  Season VII*65*Eastwatch**Matt Shakman

Season VII65: Eastwatch

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Bronn heaves Jaime onto the riverbank, unsure what the Lannister was trying to accomplish by charging Daenerys and her dragon. “Ending the war,” Jaime says. He realizes they have little hope of defeating the Dragon Queen, and Cersei needs to be informed at once.

Tyrion surveys the destruction on the battlefield. Making his way to Daenerys, he looks on as she offers her captives a choice: Bend the knee or die. Many drop to one knee, but Randyll and Dickon Tarly, and a few others, remain standing. Randyll flatly refuses to call Daenerys his queen, but unsuccessfully tries to convince his son to surrender. Ignoring Tyrion’s suggestions the Tarlys take the Black or spend time in a cell, Daenerys sentences the two to die. Impassively, she watches as Drogon incinerates the men. The other dissenters immediately fall to their knees.

Tyrion Lannister

Jaime Lannister

Jaime returns to the capital and informs Cersei they are outmatched by Daenerys — and tells her about Olenna Tyrell’s confession. Cersei determines their only option is to fight and die, or submit and die, and her choice is clear.

Bran wargs into a flock of ravens and flies over the Wall. He “sees” the Army of the Dead slowly marching forward; the Night King at the center. The king looks up at the birds, aware he’s being watched. Bran quickly returns and tells Wolkan they need to send ravens.

“I’m her Hand, not her head. I can’t make decisions for her.” – Tyrion Lannister

Drogon

Watching Daenerys fly back to Dragonstone atop Drogon, Jon Snow is caught off guard when the dragon lands nearby and rushes toward him. Dany watches with interest as Jon slowly reaches towards Drogon. Instead of biting off Jon’s hand, the huge creature allows Jon to gingerly stroke his snout. Dany explains they are not “beasts” to her, but her children. Jon is uncertain about Daenerys’ decision to attack the Lannister troops — there will be no one left if the living continue to kill each other — but knows he cannot argue much, given his recent battle with the Boltons. Daenerys is surprised by the return of Ser Jorah Mormont, now cured of his greyscale. Embracing him, she happily accepts Jorah into her service again.

Concerned by what he saw at Blackwater Rush, Tyrion relates the situation back to Varys. The two men feel that with the right counsel, Daenerys will not become her father, but Tyrion knows he must have a lengthier discussion with the young queen. Varys holds up the sealed message he received for Jon Snow — a message containing “nothing good.”

Hit with the implications of Wolkan’s letter — Arya alive and Bran too, somehow seeing the oncoming Army of the Dead — Jon insists he must return home and ready his men. Daenerys maintains she cannot send her armies north as Cersei will find a way to take advantage at the first opportunity. Tyrion makes a bold suggestion: Ask for a temporary truce by proving the Army of the Dead exists. Jon thinks a few men can capture a wight and bring it to King’s Landing. Jorah volunteers, and Jon is adamant he go as well. To get an audience with his sister, Tyrion takes on the task of secretly meeting with Jaime.

Davos rows Tyrion in a dinghy to a hidden cove of Blackwater Bay, and each heads off with his own agenda. Bronn leads Jaime down to the dragon skull room in the Red Keep under the pretense of training, but instead reveals Tyrion. Jaime is displeased to see his younger brother, but remains to hear out his proposal.

Davos and Gendry

Davos returns to the Street of Steel to find Robert Baratheon’s bastard, Gendry. More than ready to leave King’s Landing, Gendry grabs his war hammer and leaves the forge. Tyrion is hesitant to bring the stranger along, but changes his mind when Gendry proves useful, killing a pair of suspicious Gold Cloaks. Ignoring Davos’ advice to keep his parentage a secret when they get to Dragonstone, Gendry immediately introduces himself to Jon as Robert’s bastard son, and volunteers to help with the mission north.

Daenerys and Jorah Mormont

As Jon, Jorah, Davos and Gendry wait to embark Jon’s ship, Tyrion hands Jorah the coin he was given by the slaver Yezzan as “payment,” and suggests he take it for luck. Jon wishes Dany “good fortune in the wars to come” and departs.

“I’m tired of reading about the achievements of better men.” – Samwell Tarly

A group of maesters discuss Wolkan’s letter in Archmaester Ebrose’s office. Sam arrives with his latest transcriptions, keeping silent until he realizes the men are discussing Bran Stark. Pointing out how miraculous it is a crippled boy managed to survive beyond the Wall, Sam suggests the maesters listen to what he has to say; Westeros will take the threat seriously if the Citadel backs it as truth. Ebrose decides to write back to Wolkan asking for clarification, and dismisses Sam.

Gilly and Samwell Tarly

In their Oldtown chambers, Sam and Gilly sift through the rotting manuscripts awaiting transcription. Adding to to Sam’s frustration, Gilly excitedly reads off information from a High Septon’s diary, stumbling over the word “annulment.” Fed up with the busywork, Sam makes a decision. Returning to the restricted area of the stacks, he grabs scrolls and books, and gives the Citadel library one final look before readying his family for a new journey.

“You’re thinking it right now. You don’t want to be. But the thought won’t go away.” – Arya Stark

Sansa handles the lords of the North, who are unhappy about their absent king. Arya watches as Sansa does nothing to rebuke Lord Glover for questioning whether Sansa might be the better ruler. Sansa diplomatically tells the men Jon is doing what he thinks is best. In Sansa’s chambers afterwards, Arya pointedly notes she knows what Sansa really wants, even if Sansa won’t admit to it.

Petyr Baelish

From the shadows, Arya watches as Littlefinger moves through Winterfell. She observes Wolkan deliver a scroll Littlefinger requested from Maester Luwin’s archives. Arya secretly enters Littlefinger’s chambers and searches for the scrap of parchment, finally retrieving it from Littlefinger’s mattress. The scroll bears Sansa’s signature. Arya exists and relocks the door, unaware Littlefinger has been watching her and wanted her to find what she did.

Jaime enters Cersei’s room as Qyburn is leaving and confesses he met with Tyrion. Cersei’s calm demeanor catches him off-guard, but he relays Daenerys’s request. The queen reveals she already knew about the meeting, and thinks a temporary truce may be worthwhile for the sake of their House… and child. Jaime is shocked but pleased when Cersei says she doesn’t care who knows it’s their child. Their happiness is real, but Cersei warns her brother: “Never betray me again.”

“You really want to out there again? You’re not the only ones.” – Tormund Giantsbane

Sandor Clegane

Jon, Gendry, Davos and Jorah explain the mission to Tormund. The wildling is disappointed Brienne has not joined them, and understands why Davos won’t either — he’s not a fighter. Down in the Eastwatch cells, Tormund shows Jon the pack of men he found also heading north, and Jon recognizes the Hound. Gendry, seeing Beric Dondarrion, immediately says these men are not to be trusted — they once sold him to a Red witch. Jorah also recognizes Thoros, who then exposes him as a Mormont, the son of the man who hunted Tormund. Despite the hostilities within the group, Jon agrees with Beric that ultimately, they are all on the same side.

The gate to the Eastwatch tunnel is raised, and the men step beyond the Wall.

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Season VII65: Eastwatch

➲ Synopsis

Jaime and Bronn return to King's Landing. Daenerys burns Randyll and Dickon alive for remaining allegiant to Cersei, forcing the other captives to pledge fealty to the former. Varys and Tyrion share their concerns for her cruelty. Jorah arrives at Dragonstone and reunites with Daenerys. Wolkan alerts Jon and the Citadel about the approaching wights to the Eastwatch by the Sea. Jon decides to travel beyond the Wall and capture a wight in order to convince Cersei for a temporary alliance. Seaworth smuggles Tyrion inside King's Landing, where he secretly meets with Jaime and offers the armistice, which Cersei accepts, informing Jaime that she is pregnant. Seaworth rendezvouses with Gendry and returns him to Dragonstone. With the Citadel ignoring Wolkan's letter, Samwell leaves with Gilly and Little Sam, stealing several books. Jon, Jorah, Seaworth and Gendry, joined by the Brotherhood and a group of the Free Folk led by Giantsbane, pass the Wall. At Winterfell, Baelish learns that Arya is watching his insidious activities.

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  • Jon Snow( Kit Harington )
  • Jon Snow
  • Son of Lyanna Stark and Rhaegar Targaryen, Jon is unaware of his true parentage, as Lyanna’s brother Ned raised Jon as his bastard son. Jon joined the Night's Watch where he served as steward to Lord Commander Mormont. After Mormont’s death, Jon was elected Lord Commander of the Watch, and made the unpopular decision to ally with the wildlings and save them from the White Walkers. For that, he was murdered at Castle Black by his own men, but to the awe of everyone, Jon was brought back to life by the Red Priestess Melisandre. Restored as Lord Commander, Jon executed his murderers before abdicating his command and passing it on to Edd Tollett. He swore off all fighting, until a reunion with his long-lost sister Sansa persuaded him to retake Winterfell. With a rag-tag army of Northern allies and the crucial last-minute support of the Vale, Jon led the Starks to victory in the Battle of the Bastards and reclaimed their childhood home. Impressed with his leadership, the Northern houses proclaimed him King in the North. Jon met with Daenerys Targaryen in hopes of forming an alliance, and has returned to the North armed with the dragonglass Dany permitted him to mine. To convince Cersei Lannister of the looming threat, Jon plans to lead a small band of men beyond the Wall and return with a wight to prove the existence of the army of the dead.

  • Sansa Stark( Sophie Turner )
  • Sansa Stark
  • Sansa's naïveté didn't help her in King’s Landing, where her former fiancé, Joffrey Baratheon, routinely abused her. After her engagement to Joffrey was dissolved, Sansa was married to his uncle Tyrion Lannister, who treated her with the utmost respect. She fled to the Eyrie with Littlefinger’s help after Joffrey’s murder, and protected him following the murder of her aunt Lysa. Sansa returned to Winterfell to marry Ramsay Bolton, but fled the castle with Theon Greyjoy during Stannis Baratheon's failed attack. Brienne of Tarth came to their rescue during their escape, and she now serves as Sansa’s protector. Sansa reunited with her half-brother Jon Snow at Castle Black and the two took back Winterfell in the Battle of the Bastards, thanks to Sansa’s recruitment of the Knights of the Vale. Although Sansa objects to Jon leaving the North to meet with Daenerys Targaryen, she has accepted the responsibility of holding Winterfell in his stead.

  • Tyrion Lannister( Peter Dinklage )
  • Tyrion Lannister
  • As acting Hand of the King, Tyrion hatched the plan that saved King’s Landing from Stannis Baratheon’s attack. Convicted of murdering his nephew King Joffrey, Tyrion escaped execution with help from his brother Jaime, and fled King's Landing after killing his former lover Shae and his father. Tyrion found his way to Meereen to serve Daenerys Targaryen, and ruled the city in her stead. He remained beside her when Dany returned to Meereen and crushed the masters’ rebellion for good. Grateful for Tyrion’s wise counsel, Dany named him her Hand and he returned with her to Westeros. Tyrion has been an advocate for Daenerys's alliance with Jon Snow. He returned to King’s Landing in secret to persuade his brother Jaime that the greater fight is in the North.

  • Cersei Lannister( Lena Headey )
  • Cersei Lannister
  • The only daughter of Tywin Lannister, Cersei was involved in an incesturous relationship with her twin brother Jaime even before she was married off to Robert Baratheon. Cersei’s plan to empower the Faith Militant backfired when she herself was imprisoned and accused both of murdering Robert and of incest - with her cousin Lancel. Cersei finally confessed to the one charge of incest, and as forced to atone by walking naked and in shame back to the Red Keep. Rather than face a trial, Cersei conspired with Qyburn to eliminate her enemies by detonating a secret cache of wildfire beneath the Sept of the Baelor. Her last living child killed himself after learning his wife died in the explosion. With no one to stop her, Cersei had herself crowned Queen of the Seven Kingdoms, and took her seat on the Iron Throne. Now pregnant with Jaime’s fourth child, she is devoted to her family’s survival.

  • Jaime Lannister( Nikolaj Coster-Waldau )
  • Jaime Lannister
  • The twin brother of Queen Cersei, Jaime is plagued by his nickname, “The Kingslayer,” which he earned after killing the Mad King during Robert's Rebellion. Jaime gained a friend in Brienne of Tarth during their journey back to King's Landing, but he lost his sword hand along the way. After his brother Tyrion was convicted of murdering King Joffrey, Jaime helped Tyrion escape, inadvertently allowing Tyrion to confront and kill their father. Following a failed mission to bring Princess Myrcella home from Dorne, he returned to King’s Landing and with the backing of the Tyrells, attempted to liberate Queen Margaery from the High Sparrow. This act of war led King Tommen to remove Jaime from the Kingsguard and assign him to reclaim Riverrun. Eager to rejoin his sister, Jaime negotiated a surrender with Edmure Tully, but he returned to King’s Landing to find Cersei on the throne. Giving up his family home of Casterly Rock, Jaime led the Lannister army to Highgarden, and allowed Olenna Tyrell to drink poison rather than suffer execution. In return, she confessed that she killed Joffrey. After a spectacular defeat by Daenerys, her Dothraki, and her dragon, Jaime met with Tyrion to discuss a ceasefire to deal with the threat of the Night King. Although conflicted about what people would say about them, he was happy to learn of her pregnancy.

  • Beric Dondarrion( Jerome Flynn )
  • Beric Dondarrion
  • Lord of Blackhaven, Beric Dondarrion arrived in King’s Landing to compete in the Tournament of the Hand given in honor of Ned Stark, then Hand of the King. After Gregor Clegane terrorized the Riverlands, Lord Beric was tasked by Ned to bring him justice. A follower of the Lord of Light, Beric has been brought back to life several times by a Red Priest, Thoros of Myr. After hanging the men who raided Brother Ray’s community, he offered Sandor “The Hound” Clegane to travel north with the Brotherhood. The group now plans to help Jon Snow beyond the Wall.

  • Davos Seaworth( Liam Cunningham )
  • Davos Seaworth
  • A reformed smuggler who lost the tips of his fingers on one hand as punishment for his previous misdeeds, Davos is also known as “The Onion Knight.” He served as Stannis Baratheon's Hand although his opinions often ran contrary to those of Melisandre, the Red Priestess who also advised Stannis. At Stannis' request, Davos returned to Castle Black and was there when he learned of his king’s fate and Jon Snow's murder. Davos rallied Melisandre to resurrect Jon, and joined the Stark cause. He was brokenhearted to learn of Shireen’s murder and called for Melisandre’s death. Davos accompanied Jon to Dragonstone to ally with Daenerys Targaryen, and retrieved Gendry from King’s Landing. He returned to the North with Jon, Ser Jorah and Gendry, though chose to stay behind at Eastwatch while the others ventured beyond the Wall.

  • Samwell Tarly( John Bradley )
  • Samwell Tarly
  • Bookish and sensitive, Sam was forced to join the Night’s Watch by a father who sought to disinherit him. Traveling north as part of the Lord Commander’s expedition, he fell in love with Craster’s daughter Gilly and has watched over her and her son in the wild and at Castle Black. Sam had determined to leave them with his family at Horn Hill, but instead took them with him to Oldtown, along with his family’s Valyrian steel sword, Heartsbane, which Sam stole before they left. Although Gilly and baby Sam were not welcomed at the Citadel, Sam felt immediately at home in its vast library. In defiance of Archmaester Ebrose, Sam attempted a treatment he discovered in an ancient book to cure Jorah Mormont’s greyscale. When the Citadel maesters refused to acknowledge the existence of White Walkers, Sam packed up his family and abandoned his training.

  • Gilly( Hannah Murray )
  • Gilly
  • One of Craster's daughters who bore him a son, Gilly escaped the mutiny at Craster’s Keep with her newborn and Samwell Tarly. She nursed Sam back to health after he was injured defending her from assault, and the two became lovers. Gilly and her baby were escorted by Sam to his family home at Horn Hill, where he planned to leave her while studying at the Citadel. After Randyll Tarly learned Gilly was a wildling and banished Samwell, the family of three has fled. In Oldtown, Gilly began to read the books Sam brought home from the Citadel. The family left the city together when Sam became frustrated with the maesters.

  • Gendry( Joe Dempsie )
  • Gendry
  • Robert Baratheon's bastard son, Gendry trained as a blacksmith in King’s Landing. Upon leaving the city to join the Night’s Watch, he met and befriended Arya Stark on the road north. The two separated when Melisandre brought Gendry back to Dragonstone as a sacrifice for Stannis Baratheon. He escaped death when Davos Seaworth set him free. Davos rediscovered Gendry back in King’s Landing, and enlisted him to join the mission beyond the Wall.

  • Randyll Tarly( James Faulkner )
  • Randyll Tarly
  • A legendary soldier, Randyll Tarly had no patience for his son Samwell’s studious nature. He forced Sam to join the Night’s Watch, making his second son Dickon heir to Horn Hill. When Samwell returned to his family’s castle with Gilly, Randyll was disgusted to learn she was a wildling and banished Sam for good. After being promised the title Warden of the South in exchange for his loyalty to Cersei, Randyll fought alongside Jaime Lannister’s army at Highgarden. He and Dickon were both incinerated by Drogon when they refused to submit to Daenerys Targaryen.

  • Dickon Tarly( Tom Hopper )
  • Dickon Tarly
  • Second son to Randyll Tarly, Dickon had interests that were more in line with his father’s. This trait endeared him to Randyll, who forced Sam to renounce his birthright so that Dickon would inherit Horn Hill. Dickon accompanied his father to the capital when Cersei summoned her noblemen, and was killed when he refused to bend the knee to Daenerys after the battle by the Blackwater River.

 

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