Game of Thrones season 7 episode 2 was an episode that once again brought you perspectives from across the Seven Kingdoms, but what had us the most excited were its various, fantastic reunions.
Let us begin in Dragonstone, which is where the most exciting assemblage of characters took place. Daenerys and Tyrion played host to a wide array of new guests, whether it be Ellaria Sand, Yara Greyjoy, Theon, or Lady Olenna Tyrell. Each one of them came with their own philosophy as to what should be done, and there was a great deal of encouraging that the Mother of Dragons not wait another day before deciding to attack King’s Landing. As it turned out, she had no such interest. Tyrion advised her that going on an all-out assault was not going to be the right way to go about business, given that you have to find a way to rule while also having people to rule. This was a story very much about timing, and also finding the right method in which to attack.
Seeing these characters all come together was basically a dream come true for any longtime fan of the show, given that this is something that we’ve been waiting to witness with this franchise for years.
To think, there is also still another potential arrival coming: Jon Snow. Tyrion sent a raven north advising him to come to Dragonstone and bend the knee. However, Jon and Sansa didn’t think that it would be worth the overall risk … at first. It wasn’t until learning that Dragonstone (fittingly) had dragonglass, courtesy of a note from Sam, that he started to change his mind. This material was valuable to defeating the White Walkers, but no one among his people wanted to listen to him. was out on an island, and within that moment he reminded all of them that since they elected him, they have to deal with his decision. He appointed Sansa in charge while he was gone, and he also threatened Littlefinger with his death thanks to the overall creepy vibes he was sending in the direction of his sister.
As a result of all of this, Jon was out on an island, but while standing in front of his people, he reminded all of them that since they elected him, they have to deal with his decision. He appointed Sansa in charge while he was gone, and he also threatened Littlefinger with his death thanks to the overall creepy vibes he was sending in the direction of his sister.
We certainly have a feeling that Jon is needed down at Dragonstone now, given precisely what’s going down close to there: The arrival of Euron Greyjoy and his men. Violence erupted, and so many people at the Iron Islands quickly realized that fire and wooden ships don’t mix. Unfortunately, Euron still managed to kidnap Yara while Theon resorted back to his cowardly ways and took off into the ocean.
Where we’re left at the end of this episode is a state of chaos, with Euron and his people quickly finding their way towards Daenerys and some of her people. This is not an episode that ended in a conclusive way for any of the characters, but it absolutely sets the stage for more insanity when episode 3 resumes.
As for other stories of note…
Ser Jorah is back!
Speaking of reunions, how about the one featuring Samwell Tarly and Jorah at the Citadel? He was desperate for a way to cure his grayscale, and it just so turned out that he found the right person to help … albeit in secret, using a controversial procedure that he was advised not to take on. They did this both in secret and in quiet, and it looked as though it was the most painful thing ever.
Can someone send a fully-healed Jorah to Dragonstone, stat? Somehow, this dude seems to survive everything.
An awkward reunion
We never expected to see Hot Pie back on the show! Unfortunately, he wasn’t quite ready for the sort of person Arya had become. He was responsible for telling her about Jon serving as King in the North, and also for awkwardly hitting on her. This probably was the funniest scene in the entirety of the season to date.
Arya hit the road once more as a means of getting to Winterfell (Hot Pie changed her mind as to her destination) but found another distraction in the woods. This time, though, it (thankfully) wasn’t Ed Sheeran — instead, it was a flock of wolves led by (another reunion) Nymeria! Arya’s direwolf is back! That’s been a minute, hasn’t it? She encouraged her companion to join her on the journey, but that was met with the entire pack seemingly taking off. (We have a feeling that’s not it for them, though.)
Our final verdict
Another great episode. Writing aside, the sight of so many characters coming together was awe-inspiring and had us giddy. The battle at the end was exciting, and Game of Thrones, even without delivering a jaw-dropper tonight, gave us everything we wanted. Grade: A-.
Take a look at season 7 episode 3
Our full preview article is online over at the link here, and we do believe that there is quite a bit in the way of great stuff worth checking out there! (Photo: HBO.)