This post contains spoilers for Season 7 Episode 3 The Queen’s Justice, Game of Thrones
Top 3 Moments In ‘The Queen’s Justice’
Another week and another episode of Game of Thrones. Welcome back and we are here bringing you the top three moments of The Queen’s Justice, the third episode of season 7 Game of Thrones. Every week during the premier of the seventh season I will post the top three moments from the previous weeks episode so keep checking back!
If I had to label this episode I would have to say it acts as another build up. We are almost half way through the season and I feel like nothing extremely exciting or interesting has occurred.
Some good news is Sam was not exiled for performing the greyscale procedure but rewarded with some dusty old scrolls. Ser Jorah can now head towards Dragonstone and help out with his Queen’s plan to take back the Seven Kingdoms. This is good because after this most recent episode team Targaryen needs all the help they can get. This also means that whatever Qyburn was doing to get himself kicked out of the Citadel must have been off the charts terrible.
Let’s see what made the list this week.
1. The Meeting of Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen
This meeting went as well as it could have. No death or burning people alive. Jon and Daenerys are realizing they have a lot more in common than they think. Besides the similarities in their DNA they both had to create and earn the power around them. It still seems like no one has made the connection between Jon’s parentage yet and there is evidence of this when Davos refers to Jon as a bastard. It makes you wonder if they follow with what George’s said about a bittersweet ending in the way that no one ever figures out that Rhaegar and Lyanna are actually Jon’s parents.
It was entertaining to see Jon trying to convince people of the White Walkers. He absolutely sounds like a crazy old man who is trying to convince the world that aliens exist.
Jon Snow is an undead man trying to save the living from an incoming army of the undead.
Kind of ironic huh?
The last thing I wanted to mention about Dragonstone are the current military plans coming out of there. Dany needs to utilize her dragons a lot more as well as ride them. She could have easily scouted the enemy forces from a safe distance to see where the bulk of the Lannister army was stationed. She is going to need dragon riders and right now is the best time because there are no enemy dragons to worry about.
2. The Last Words of Olenna Tyrell
It was sad to see the Queen of Thorns go down this last episode. Olenna was over sixty years old and by Game of Thrones standards that’s competitive. She went down in her own spectacular fashion by giving Jamie a thorough verbal beat down.
“I’d hate to die like your son.
Clawing at my neck, foam and bile spilling from my mouth, eyes bloodred, skin purple.
Must of been horrible for you, as a Kingsguard, as a father.
It was horrible enough for me.
A shocking scene.
Not at all what I intended.
You see, I had never seen the poison work before.
I want her to know it was me.”
Jamie has direct confirmation that yet another one of his children was murdered because of the consequences of Cersei’s actions.
Jamie has no comeback and walks away defeated.
To say Jamie is a disappointment this season is an understatement. He is fully under the control of Cersei and in her bed again. Hopefully this is setting up the downfall of Cersei by his hand. We will never know if he would have tried to stop the destruction of the Sept of Baelor because he had no idea of the plan. Will the show runners make him out to be an anti-hero or another villain this season?
3. The Reunion of Bran Stark and Sansa Stark
All we need now is Arya to make the trek up north and Jon to get back from Dragonstone, then we will have everyone for a full family reunion! Part of me thinks that the full Stark reunion won’t happen until the last episode. That will set up the final season and the fight against the Night King.
Meera herself looks extremely fatigued and underweight. It has been a total of 30 episodes since Bran, Meera, Jojen, Hodor, and Summer crossed North of the Wall at the end of season three. During that time they lost Jojen, Summer, and Hodor all to undead wights so some trauma is to be expected.
Bran: “I can see everything, everything that’s ever happened to anyone, everything that’s happening right now.”
It’s easy to assume that Bran is exhausted after all he’s been through north of the wall. He understands now he has an important role to play so he needs to practice at using the weirwood net and his powers as the three eye raven. Bran probably should have picked another event instead of Sansa’s wedding to Ramsey to prove his current powers to her. Sansa walks away crying and leaves him alone at the weirwood tree in Winterfell.
Speaking of weirwood trees and plugging in, they will have to build Bran some sort of hut or underground cave near the weirwood tree if he has to physically touch it to connect to it. He would spend hours inside the weirwood net and winter is coming so it’s about to get cold!
Other Events in the North
One thing that was not pleasant to see up in the North was the newfound confidence Littlefinger has gained since Jon left Winterfell. He is now more bold with Sansa, escorting her around the grounds and gives her some crazy mind turning advice.
“Fight every battle, everywhere, always, in your mind. Everyone is your enemy, everyone is your friend. Every possible series of events is happening all at once.”
Sounds like Littlefinger took some acid or he could be back up to his regular scheming. He is trying to get into Sansa’s head because he realizes the lack of power he holds in the North and will try to do something about it. Sansa needs to “be a wolf” and take out the threat before any issues pop up.
Thanks again for checking out the Top 3 Moments of episode three, The Queen’s Justice. The odds are evening out a little more and things are getting tense. Check back next week for another Top 3 Moments part four.
How do you think the stranding of the unsullied on the West coast will play out? What will be Danerys’ next move after this string of defeats? Do you think we will get a major event for the middle season episode? Let us know and comment below.
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