Game Of Thrones Season 7 Episode 3 – TOP 10 WTF and Easter Eggs
”He’s king in the north”..everybody, they finally did it. So, we got to talk about episode three.
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So, it was more about the coming together of people like you see Daenerys . Extending an olive branch to Jon Snow ,in the form of the dragon glass . And you literally see, Samwell shake Joris hand . Because I guess, the show has completely cured him . I don’t think they’re trying to say that Samwell might get greyscale. He seems a hundred percent cured people trusting one another . But the title of the episode the” Queen’s justice ” was all about final justice?”. So, Cersei gets her justice gets her gold from the Tyrells Daenerys is pursuing. What she feels like?.. is justice for the things that have been done to her her birthright?.
Do you know the things that I’ve endured. Which was kind of funny, because they kept not telling you the things that have happened to Jon Snow. Like they only tease you with the idea that he’s come back from the dead. But let’s do top- 10 WTF and book references. So there were a lot of things that they referenced from previous episodes. Like when,Tyrion and Jon came together let’s start with that number 10. Jon Snow and Davos landing on the beaches of Dragonstone . So the waves are crashing.
They want to make it feel as inhospitable as possible . Which is why, I love the look on all the DOS Rocky’s faces -“when they were up in Jon Snow’s grill “. Like yeah just try something . “Dude see what happens”- let me know if you laughed . With all those references that Tyrion and Jon fourth spat back at each other picked up a few scars.
Along the way just referencing Tyrion getting part of his nose chopped off during the Battle of Blackwater Tyrion . Referencing being on the other side of that battle. Fom sir Davos – the bastard of Winterfell. The dwarf of Casterly Rock – “how did a bastard become Lord Commander of the Nights Watch ?” , then become king of the north?
How did it’s Worf and a lannister become hand of the Queen to Daenerys Targaryen ?. One of the dragons swoops by them in John. Sees it for the first time . He had the same look on his face is – when he saw the night king for the first time. Eyes wide John the floor screaming silently -“oh my god”. In all the while you just have all these annoying one-liners from Tyrion . You never really get used to it . But what I really liked about this scene though is the way they filmed . It through that winding path so you get the idea for why they spent so much time on this staircase . When it’s outdoors , so it’s really well. Lit so everything looks that much more beautiful . Even though the interior, the throne room is really amazing. But you also get,- this really awesome motion . As they’re pushing the camera up the staircase .
Stark men, do not fare well-” when they travel south”. Which is a reference to the fact that every stark male that has traveled south has been killed. Since Robert’s rebellion. They also named drop. The Mad King burning his grandfather in his uncle alive twice. Just as with previous episodes, they continue to reference the events of Robert’s rebellion. They double down on a lot of that in the episode .Because – “you go through it again”, when Jon Snow is meeting with Daenerys.
Before we get to that there was that moment with Melisandre and Varys . Which is basically her just reminding him that-” they’re all going to die in this war for the dawn”. Even though , Varys is mostly thinking about the war in the south. Most of them like as, we saw in the episode have no idea what’s going on with the army of the Dead. What they really want for ?. Which is a little frustrating . But the look on varus’s face when Melisandre told him that, is so funny. They’ve been a couple weird things about bears to season. And that, he used to seem like he had one up on everyone else. He was always the one that had, the plan behind the plan. But now, all of a sudden people are telling him things – “that he looks like he’s learning for the first time”. Oh my god,-” you mean we’re all going to die?”. You mean, there’s a night king and White Walkers. So, I’ll understand if you’re a little dissatisfied with varus’s character.
This season, so far but number nine Jon Snow finally meets Daenerys. They have this hilarious introduction from miss and I. And then Davos is just like yeah- ” this is Jon Snow he’s king in the north”. He’s a bastard, that’s about it. But of all the fan fiction ,that’s been written about this moment. The first time that they meet, I feel like they were relatively truthful to the situation Daenerys is hell-bent on taking the Iron Throne.
She doesn’t know anything about the war for the dawn. So her reaction to that I felt like was pretty natural. Like you’re telling me that, this is mystery thing in the north that I’ve never seen and I need to take my army up there and forget about the thing that I’ve been planning to do for the last six seasons. “Hell no”. But then they slowly extend the olive branch. But I feel like it’s really hard for the show to win in a situation like this . Because you don’t really know what George are Martin was going to do with this scene . And no matter what you do people are going to cry with deep heart. So, I was actually pretty middle-of-the-road it could have been way worse.
But, it was really all about getting them and framed together. So like you filmed them really far apart. Slowly, she starts stepping forward and eventually the camera perspective switches. And you see, her step into frame with him for the first time. So that was what this whole moment was about just getting them in frame together . Then surprise you know ,Daenerys being completely overconfident-” I don’t need your help”. Just as Varys comes running in looking out of breath to tell her that . Yeah ,she definitely need some help because she just lost most of her fleet so number eight .
They fished Theon out and they call him a coward. Wait well ,everybody died but you survived how did you survive ?. If you didn’t run away, coward and you get that glorious warriors . Welcome reverse walk of shame from Huron. The sand snakes marching behind them . Everybody throwing stuff at them as they’re cheering her on on he rolls up to Cersei on the Iron Throne . And she just looks so excited like-” oh my god it’s Christmas” . Lena Headey has the best phases like she’s so subtle with it this balance of excitement and rage . On her face as you’re on just continues to taunt Jaime. Which is probably one of the funniest moments of the episode. As he just goes on and on laying it on so thick how do you think your sister likes ? It can you give me some advice does she like the finger in the bum ? and you can just see Jaime slowly blowing his stack so you kind of see how they’re setting the stage for Jaime to break with Cersei . Like, he’s not super into it. When they spend the night together . Then later in the episode, the Queen of thorns starts beating him in the face with it – she’s a monster she’s terrible she’ll ruin you.
He still hasn’t quite got to that point. So the mistake, that Jaime realized that was in the episode description was actually something that was a reference to Robb Stark. Which I’ll talk about in a second. But was anyone else surprised by how restrained Cersei was in the black cells with the sand snakes . I actually thought that ,she was going to be even more vicious because of what she did to the shame none. You have a zombie Mountain there she’s referencing Oberyn Martell of death belarius and is losing it. Then you realized ,as she sort of turns her attention to tying – “your daughter’s very beautiful like my daughter you probably love her the most like I love my daughter the most”. So she’s just going to force her to watch her slowly die from the same poison that they poison Marcella. Which seems very terrible but I actually expected the show to do something a little more graphic . I would say that bran might help her out ,just because he has a soft spot for tying in particular . But he’s all the way down in Highgarden so we’ll see how long it takes that poison to work. Its effects on her but number seven Cersei just like a boss is doing whatever she wants . She openly flaunts that she’s sleeping with Jaime to the help and then dominates .Thai CONUS Torres telling him that -“she’s not the underdog”, that she thinks he is so you kind of spot their strategic.
Mention of Highgarden. There’s a next richest people in the kingdom. And they’re your enemies right now so you cut to the end of the episode. As they’re loading the gold up oh yeah just like Cersei said – “Lannister will always pay their debts”. So now it seems like the iron bank is going to continue to fund the Lannisters war efforts .While Daenerys has lost half of her army and that doesn’t even include the special balista. The Qyburn is making to take down the dragons so Cersei is seeming like a pretty big badass right up until the end of the episode. When the Queen of thorns just snatches that right away from Jaime tell her I want her to know it was me.
But number six Jon Snow and Daenerys finally coming together them standing together much closer and frame . This is the closest they’ve ever been and you see how they’re slowly pushing them together . Like ok, you can have the dragon glass which I think is worthless right now. But it’s secretly super valuable to you we’ll see how long it takes for Daenerys to take her forces north. But there was this big speech that Tyrion gave Jon that was actually probably one of the better speeches in the episode . How he needs to give Daenerys something to believe in. It also at the same time Davos had that remark earlier where he said,- “the men of the north believed in Jon Snow that’s why they follow him “. So at some point this season Jon Snow is going to have to make Daenerys believe in him. Whether or not she actually believes in the White Walkers. It makes a much more personal thing than coming together. Like imagine us ,getting to a moment where Daenerys says something like-” I don’t really believe in all this craziness that you’re talking about north of the wall but I believe in you”. Like I care about you so think about where they are right now. How much distance they have to cover emotionally before they believe in each other in that way.
A lot of great subtle references and winks that Jon Snow’s secretly being a Targaryen. These the Dragons their names for my brother’s rhaegal and Viserion they’re dead now your brothers are also dead too. So, they sort of bond over their dead brothers such a great image of him being in frame with Daenerys and the Dragons at the same time.But number five not so much a WTF. But just a quick look at how Sansa is doing being an administrator Winterfell?. So like she understands that there have a really long winter coming? They need a lot more grain than they have right now. She understands what the cold is going to do to the armor so she knows how to plan ahead. If she gets that crazy speech from Littlefinger about how she should be paranoid ? and fight battles all over the place in her mind all the time . Then you will never be surprised,just as number four surprise surprise.
Brand rolls up super zen as she starts losing it. I love brains reaction – hello Sansa , just super calm . Like it’s no big deal.He’s creepily serene as they sit in the gods wood. And he tries to explain to her what the war for the dawn is how he’s the three-eyed Raven. He understands everything by accurately describing her wedding night just making her freak out a little bit. It kind of seems like everybody who got told something that shattered their reality. Daenerys learning about the White Walkers ,Sansa learning about the three-eyed Raven. They both had this maester ebro’s reaction where they didn’t outright say that the people telling them that were lying like you’re lying this is all bullcrap. But at the same time try to discount it like this sounds ridiculous. But if you’re being so insistent about it and you won’t shut up then maybe you’re speaking some truth. So it all comes back to proof like Jon Snow when he’s talking to Tyrion -“how do I prove to people that we need to focus on the threat of the White Walkers “.
Just keep that in the back of your mind they’re eventually going to have to literally prove it to people. But number three this episode brought to you by overconfidence. Daenerys wants to go after your on with her three dragons in that sit. What more do I need we’re invincible nobody could ever defeat us me that she’s ready to get the rug pulled out from under her as you go to Casterly Rock . It’s almost a non battle like literally was over in minutes . I did love the way that tyrion referenced creating the sewer system which is actually something right out of the books. But the back door was literally something that he concocted. So that he could smuggle whores in when he was older a friend of mine told me give me 10 good men and and I’ll impregnate the bitch. That’s actually a line right from braun meaning that we were probably getting ready to see him which we did during the high garden scene. But we didn’t get any speaking lights just sitting there right next to Jamie. So it was a pretty good reveal though when grey worm realizes that something’s wrong there. Should be more people where are all the Lannisters as you turn around and see Iran destroying the rest of their ships while you jump to Highgarden. So number two was the big high guard in battle. Which also was kind of not a big battle like you see them roll up with all those Lannister soldiers. Then boom you just cut to the end of the battle Jaime walking through Highgarden with all these dead Tyrell soldiers. Amount you see them packing the gold up but really the best part of this was number one of course the way the Queen of thorns goes out. When she’s talking to Jamie. So, one she tries to talk a little bit of sense to him even tries to get a last confession out of him – ” I won’t live to tell any of the secrets that you give to me “. And she notices that he’s wearing widow’s wail man he was terrible. I laughed so hard when she made fun to Joffrey . Then as Jaime is trying to be really civil and she takes the poison immediately in tells him the reality of how Joffrey died. It was just so beautiful the look on Jamie’s face,is he starts to lose it just a little bit. But behind that you see some of the seeds of doubt that she is sown in him Cersei is terrible she’s a plague. You will regret your role in spreading it just as much as I have ,but diana rigg was a great actress I’m sorry to see her go now’s as good a time as any to kill off the character .
They really want to take Daenerys as small counsel from her so she needs more help which is only going to push her closer together with Jon Snow. She will need the north very soon. But she still has the dragons she still has the Dothraki . In most of the unsullied you may have spotted that Robb Stark comment that Jaime made remember how he was captured by the Starks during the war of the five kings because of a mistake that he made. So when the episode description was talking about Jaime realizing his past mistakes and correcting them. This was the thing giving up the lesser target Casterly Rock in favor of the more valuable one Highgarden . So I think a lot of us saw that and we thought that it might reference something about a mistake with Cersei. But it seems like that hasn’t quite happened yet. But we’re slowly getting there she’s going to have to be a little more terrible before Jaime completely leaves her. But let me know in the comments what was your favorite part of the episode Jon Snow meeting with Daenerys. All the references to Robert’s rebellion your ancestor torrents dark bent the need to mind Aegon the conquerer. Even if they brush over it really quickly. It is a lot of fun to hear them reference stuff like that