Ah, Game of Thrones. How you whet our appetites for the episodes to come.
So far in season 7, we've had the somewhat slow premiere (Dragonstone) and the somewhat thrilling second episode — Stormborn.
Episode three carries the Daenerys-themed titling further with 'The Queen's Justice'.
Of course, the queen being referred to here could be Cersei, but we somehow doubt that — despite her having scored a victory (or as she says, drawing first blood) against Dany at the end of episode two.
Stormborn ended with two of Dany's allies being put out for the count by the pirate-with-princely-ambitions Euron Greyjoy. In the trailer for The Queen's Justice, released by HBO, we see the victorious Greyjoy get a hero's welcome at King's Landing. While he gets his fill of mass appreciation, Cersei sits smugly on the Iron Throne, possibly more reconciled to the idea of marrying Euron (who, as he pointed out in his proposal, does have 'two good hands').
We also see Sansa furiously stalking off somewhere in the snow (is it Jon or Littlefinger who has her so miffed?). There are foreshadowings of a battle to come — Greyworm and the Unsullied, as well as the Dothraki, must put into motion Tyrion and Dany's plan to attack Casterly Rock. How well that will go down is for DB Weiss and David Benioff to know, and for us to find out.
And most importantly of course — there's that epic Dany-Jon meeting. We see his boat landing at Dragonstone (we wonder if Ser Davos will relive his merry times with Stannis Baratheon as he accompanies Jon for his meet-and-greet) and then Tyrion leads them up the long walkway, all the way up to the throne room — where Dany awaits.
Knowing HBO and GoT, we wouldn't put it past them for this to be just the scene that episode 3 will end with when it actually airs. Sigh. Now all we can do, is wait.
Game of Thrones season 7 streams on HotStar every Monday at 7.30 am, and every Tuesday on Star World at 11 pm.
Published Date: Jul 24, 2017 12:37 pm | Updated Date: Jul 24, 2017 02:46 pm