Warning: Huge spoilers for “Game of Thrones” season seven, episode five, “Eastwatch.” If you aren’t caught up on the series or the season, read at your own risk.
After another long week, season seven episode five of “Game of Thrones” finally arrived with more scheming and reunions.
There’s a lot to remember, between the fermented crab and the return of Gendry, so we highlighted the episode’s biggest moments.
Here’s our recap of “Eastwatch:”
Daenerys tells the survivors of the Loot Train Battle that they can bend the knee to her or die. But Randyll and Dickon Tarly are too stubborn to surrender, despite their fluctuating loyalties.
Tyrion opposes her decision, but they did betray Olenna Tyrell, so they kind of deserved it anyway. Less Mad Queen, more punishing people for being rude.
Jaime and Bronn manage to make their way back to King's Landing safely because they're really good at holding their breath.
Their stories aren't over yet.
Tyrion doesn't love the wreckage Daenerys and Drogon caused in the Loot Train Battle, so he tries to make some kind of peace.
Tyrion arranges a meeting with Jaime in King's Landing in an attempt to get Jaime to convince Cersei that they need to prepare for a common enemy: the army of the dead.
The reunion between the two brothers is intense since Tyrion killed their father, Tywin, back in season four, but Jaime is probably willing to do anything to avoid another battle with a dragon at this point.
It's Jon Snow, and this could be a hint that the King in the North will eventually ride one of Daenerys's other dragons. Probably Rhaegal.
Oh, and also on Dragonstone: Ser Jorah Mormont returns to service his Khaleesi, greyscale free.
Despite the fact that Cersei has never fought a battle herself, and has not seen the destruction of a dragon with her own eyes, she has zero interest in giving up in the war against Daenerys. Even though Jaime, who is visibly shaken at what he's seen, attempts to convince her otherwise. Jaime also tells Cersei that Olenna Tyrell killed Joffrey. She struggles to believe it's true, because she thinks Tyrion is a monster just like their father did.
When Jaime tells her about his meeting with Tyrion she says, 'never betray me again,' which is definitely a threat, and might make Jaime reconsider where his loyalties lie. But she's also pregnant with their child.
Davos smuggles Tyrion into King's Landing so he can meet with Jaime. In doing so, we get to see the smuggler side of Davos. He also picks up Gendry, Robert Baratheon's bastard son. Gendry very willingly joins Davos on the journey back to Dragonstone, and proudly introduces himself to Jon Snow and shows off his skills with his war hammer, saving Tyrion.
First, Arya witnesses the lords of the North and the Vale complain to Sansa that their king is not in Winterfell. He's busy! Doing really important things! How can they not know this?
Arya basically suggests to Sansa that she should threaten to behead any men who betray Jon, but Sansa's not having it. Then we see Arya following Littlefinger around. She sneaks into his room and finds a message in his mattress. It's a message written by Sansa (but actually by Cersei) when she was a captive in King's Landing, asking Robb to bend the knee to King Joffrey. But it seems that Littlefinger wants her to find it, and it looks like his spy skills are a little bit better than Arya's, for now.
The maesters don't take the White Walker threat seriously, so Sam leaves The Citadel. And Gilly, despite getting talked over by Sam, unknowingly makes a huge revelation.
Although Sam tries to argue that the maesters should take the message from Winterfell seriously, they say they need to look into it more. After stealing some books, Sam, Gilly, and Not-A-Baby-Anymore Sam leave The Citadel, probably heading North to Winterfell.
Before they leave, Gilly reads about annulments in a book. She discovers that someone named Rhaegar annulled a marriage and married another woman. Sam talks over her before they could think on this harder, but this is definitely Rhaegar Targaryen and Lyanna Stark. AKA: Jon Snow's parents.
Jon once again unites a group of people who kind of hate each other but have a common enemy: The Hound, Jorah Mormont, Tormund, Beric Dondarrion, Thoros of Myr, Gendry, and Davos.
Except Davos doesn't hate anyone, he's just a lovely guy with a lovely attitude all the time.
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