After a fiery efficiency two weeks in the past, “Eastwatch” represented the calm earlier than the storm for Game of Thrones season 7. So much of massive moments got here out of that – together with an enormous reveal about Rhaegar and Lyanna – and the episode concluded with a ragtag bunch of seven setting out on a extremely harmful mission.

Thanks to a mistake on the half of HBO’s European subsidiaries, pirates had entry to episode 6 – “Beyond the Wall” – since Wednesday. Now that everybody has had an opportunity to view the penultimate episode of season 7, owing to a shortened run… that was intense, proper?

Here are the high 5 moments from this week’s episode, in line with us. Spoilers forward for Game of Thrones season 7, episode 6, ‘Beyond the Wall’.

Tormund’s barbs, vocabulary enlargement, and love
As the Magnificent Seven/ Suicide Squad walked North of the Wall, Gendry questioned aloud how individuals managed to remain heat in these elements. For a southern lad who has spent most of his time in King’s Landing, it appeared a pure query.

You’ve to maintain transferring, Tormund stated. Walking is sweet, combating is best, and having intercourse is greatest. Jon remarks that there aren’t any dwelling girls round for a thousand miles, to which Tormund replies: “You’ve to make do with what you’ve got”, with a significant look in direction of Gendry.

Later, he’s again to speaking about his love for Brienne. “I want to make babies with her,” he provides. There’s been no reciprocation but, however we’re now clearly rooting that Brienne does really feel one thing, if solely to maintain Tormund round longer.

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Arya’s story about her father
Even although stepping into the story is a approach for Arya to deliver up Sansa’s letter – and her personal frustration at being unable to save lots of her household – from last week, it’s a beautiful reminiscence in itself, one that would use retelling even in these trendy instances of ours.

Given she took 20-50 makes an attempt to hit a bullseye, it’s clear that this occurred earlier than the first episode, by which she embarasses Bran Stark whereas he’s practising. After she received the bullseye, she heard clapping, solely to show round and discover her father standing above her.

“I knew what I was doing was against the rules, but he was smiling so, I knew it wasn’t wrong,” Arya provides. “The rules were wrong. I was doing what I was meant to be doing, and he knew it.”

The proven fact that it’s half of a feud forming Arya and Sansa makes it a bit unhappy, although. We had hoped that the Stark sisters could be clever sufficient to see via Littlefinger’s scheming, however evidently not.

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Time coming to a cease
After the captured wight alerted the others to their presence, the Magnificent Seven – minus Gendry – ran in direction of a clearing, being chased by hordes of the lifeless. The clearing turned out to be a lake frozen over, which cracked upon beneath the weight of the wights. Although lots of initially drowned in, they finally appeared to understand the futility, and stopped.

Given by the exchanges between the remaining males, it appeared a day or two had handed. In that point, Gendry ran again to Eastwatch, a raven flew hundreds of miles to Dragonstone, after which Daenerys flew together with her dragons to Beyond the Wall. It’s doable that they waited greater than that – a Reddit user has even bothered to do the math – nevertheless it all appears goal constructed to suit a storyline the writers devised.

Instead, given Bran’s capacity to understand issues taking place elsewhere, it’d have made far more sense for him to make use of his Three-Eyed Raven talents to see the bother Jon and his crew have been in, after which alert Daenerys a lot faster. It’s extra plausible, and rather a lot cooler.

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Dany and Jon’s coronary heart to coronary heart
An injured and battered Jon woke as much as discover Daenerys by his facet as they travelled again to Dragonstone. He referred to as her Dany, at which she smiled as a result of nobody had referred to as her that shortly. Jon was additionally sorry about shedding one of her dragons youngsters, the solely ones she’ll ever have, she reminded him.

More importantly, each perceive one another’s facet. Now that the Dragon Queen has personally suffered at the arms of the Night King, she agrees to defeat him along with Jon. The King in the North, for his half, says he’s able to name her ‘My Queen’. Daenerys is moved that he’d give her that respect, regardless of his individuals selecting him as their chief.

“I hope I deserve it”, she says whereas shedding tears. Maybe Bran shouldn’t reveal his true parentage in any case? That’s going to trigger some awkwardness on this relationship in multiple approach now. The scene appeared goal constructed to culminate in the two ending up sleeping with one another, however the Game of Thrones writers selected to not go in that path. For now.

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Night King is a javelin professional
While the trailers had advised us Jon Snow and his pals would journey North of the Wall, nothing may’ve ready us for Daenerys and all three of her dragons flying in to save lots of the day. But solely two made the return journey to Dragonstone, with the Night King claiming one for himself.

When he walked over dragon fireplace, it appeared he was going to fireside at Drogon. But he selected to have a go at Viserion, with a throw that might put all Olympic athletes to disgrace. Instead of following a parabolic movement, the spear flew straight into Viserion. It appears the magical powers of the Night King are on par with the scorpion weapon devised by Qyburn.

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Either that, or the present has deserted the pretense of any logic. While how he conquered the dragon appeared far-fetched, the second Viserion’s eyes opened to disclose a blue color was undoubtedly cool. So a lot of this season has been about levelling the odds, and now the White Walkers have an ice dragon.

Will undead-Viserion spit out blue fireplace like Godzilla, and assist deliver down the Wall? We’ll (hopefully) discover out subsequent week in the Game of Thrones season 7 finale.

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