The fifth episode of season 7 of Game of Thrones should have been called “Repercussions and ‘They Know'” instead of “EastWatch.”
Daenerys decision to show her ‘power’ by burning Randyll and Dickon alive (against Tyrion’s better advice) for not bending the knee can add more problems and cause many people to continue associating her with the mad king. The ‘breaker of chains’ wa never someone who forced people to do her bidding, neither has she ever forced people to follow/fight for her, however, her recent change in personality, it makes her look like a power-hungry mongrel like her brother and her grandfather were. Also, with Varys now considering if her actions are worthy of a befitting and kind queen, it stands to reason that she has derailed from the good they all saw in her.
After arriving back in Dragonstone, Drogon – the most terrifying and rebellious of her dragons – allowed Jon snow to pet and touch him. It’s possible that Drogon felt the Targaryen blood in Jon and sees Jon as family. Little wonder why Danerys was amazed and shocked at the same time.
The struggle to ascertain power between both Queens – Cersei and Danaerys – is getting to both of them, as Cersei also, surprisingly threatened to kill Jamie – her lover and the father of her unborn child – if he betrays her again (obviously that was because he let Tyrion Lannister both enter and exit Westeros).
Sam’s decision to leave the Maesters learning area may do more harm than good. Not because of his determination to help, but because of his lover and child he is carrying with him. As they can end up being ‘food’ for the White Walkers.
The biggest twist of the episode came when Littlefinger pulled a Littlefinger stunt and tricked Arya into discovering a letter by Sansa which read,
Robb, I write to you with a heavy heart. Our good king Robert is dead, killed from wounds he took in a boar hunt. Father has been charged with treason. He conspired with Robert’s brothers against my beloved Joffrey and tried to steal his throne. The Lannisters are treating me very well and provide me with every comfort. I beg you: come to King’s Landing, swear fealty to King Joffrey and prevent any strife between the great houses of Lannister and Stark.
The letter was written when Ned Stark was staring at treason charges and Cersei told her that the only way to save her dad was to write the letter to get her brothers to come to Westeros (to kill them pbviously, unknown to Sansa), However, it is still unknown if Arya would fall for it and either kill Sansa (for being a traitor). Either way, Baelish is obviously stepping up his game to become Lord of Winterfell.
The last scene shown was of Jon snow, Jorah, and Gendry, the Hound, the Brotherhood, and a group of the Free Folk led by Tormund going on a Suicide Squad kinda mission to capture a White Walker and prove to both Cersei and Danerys that the undead army exists.
So do you think they will all survive? And if you don’t, who among the Suicide Squad do you think will join the ever growing list of ‘Valar Morghulis?’