From epic reunions to unexpected showdowns, Sunday night's episode of Game of Thrones was on fire - literally! - and we're breaking it all down onWesteros Weekly!
WHAT an episode! So much to handle, we'll get what we can out of the way before we talk dragons, scorpions, and Jaime f'in Lannister. Although, now that they have figured out a way to get an entire cavalry of insane warriors to stand on their horses and shoot a bow and arrow we're not going to accept anything else.
Following weeks of questionable advice and devastating losses, Dany finally mounted Drogon and led her Dothraki against the Lannisters. Cersei wants a bigger army and a bigger fleet, all of which can be bought with money from the Iron Bank.
Their conversation is interrupted when Bran's travel companion Meera enters to tell him that she will be leaving Winterfell and returning to her family.
Deaths: The soul of Bran Stark, in the cave, in deference to the Three-Eyed Raven.
While the guards bickered, she glanced at a wolf sigil on their banner, and disappeared.
It's been six years and six seasons since Stark siblings Sansa and Arya were both in the same scene together. Sansa laughs about it, so Arya does as well.
DS: Bran, Sansa, and Arya have all made it home, and yet their home feels different, even risky, as conflict brews in Winterfell. Assassins are one thing, but someone who can see into the past is Littlefinger's worst nightmare.
Know how you might accidentally step on your dog's tail and your dog lets out the saddest, lowest, most heartbreaking whine because your dog is like, "how could you do this to me??". Later, Bran gives the dagger to Arya. With Brienne and Arya, two of the best-trained fighters in Westeros, standing on the grounds of Winterfell, it feels like their home has never been safer. In fact, she's so frustrated with Arya beating her that she kicks the Stark in the chest, but she immediately recovers.
"He didn't beat the Hound", Arya replies.
While everyone else in Westeros is off riding dragons, warg-ing or calling a specific family member "a f*cking idiot", Sansa is up in Winterfell TRYING to get some grain figures in order (remember guys, winter IS here).
Of course, maybe we won't have to worry about any of this at all, since no one seems to be all that concerned that the White Walkers are coming. Deep inside the dark caverns beneath Dragonstone were walls covered in pre-historic drawings of the First Men and the Children of the Forest fighting as one against their common enemy - the White Walkers.
I think it's safe to say that a lot of us weren't keen on waiting till Sunday and chose to watch it early, thanks to hackers and of course, the internet. Though she is set on using her dragons to take the kingdom, Jon tells her that it's best to not follow in the footsteps of those that have destroyed cities.
It appears that the scene between Jon and Mance Rayder at Castle Black is continuing to dominate proceedings because in a nice throwback, Dany actually reciprocated the exact words that Jon said to the leader of the Wildlings.