Game of Thrones Review: "Eastwatch"

Game of Thrones Review:

Season 7 has set up some incredibly high expectations about what makes a great episode of Game of Thrones, and while I'm tempted to say "Eastwatch" was just ok, it's worth remembering what we would have given to have seen Gendry three seasons ago.

Check back during the week as we'll update this preview with new information as it's released. Clearly this is just Jon's Targaryen heritage manifest. It's always seemed like somebody from the core group, whether it's Sansa, Arya, Bran, Jon, Dany, or Tyrion, would have to become the bad guy. What we didn't know - unless you've been trolling the R+L=J fanfiction boards - is that Rhaegar apparently had that marriage annulled in order for him to marry another woman.

Let's take a look at the Winterfell first where Littlefinger is trying to create a misunderstanding between Sansa and Arya.

Bron leads Tyrion to meet Jaime in the crypt where the dragon skeletons are kept. We realized that Davos could either be sitting, waiting by the boat, twiddling his thumbs or he could go and look for the guy who ended up being nearly like a surrogate son to him.

Believe it or not, "Game of Thrones" Season 7 is already nearly over.

His royal status only grew in his absence, though: The Season 5 deaths of Stannis and his daughter Shireen left Gendry as the only living person in Westeros carrying the Baratheon blood line. Jaime once freed Tyrion and now he could be faced with the same dilemma, although at what cost?

If the sea is frozen, the army of the dead could find a way to get around the Wall. His army had been decimated by Daenerys atop the biggest of her dragons, Drogon, and her attacking Dothraki hordes. It is going to be a fight with Daenerys.

One thing we all know about Cersei Lannister: She loves her children.

Again, that might be too dark, but this would be a major unexpected revelation from inside the Tower and it's one of the only reasons I can think of for why we haven't seen that revelation from Bran's perspective yet.

After a week away from Old Town, it looks like we will be visiting with Samwell Tarley and the Citadel this week. Maybe I'm a sociopath, but her logic still makes sense to me. But Jaime's more concerned about the fact that Drogon really did some serious damage, which means, Jaime must return to King's Landing to tell Cersei what's happened.

But here's my big question on this plot point: why do the white walkers move so slow?

Teams Jon and Dany are on a mission to convince Cersei of the threat of the White Walkers, so Jon, Jorah, Gendry and a few wildlings - plus the Brotherhood and the Hound (having turned up at the wall and locked in jail earlier) - have gone North to capture a Wight to take Cersei as proof so she'll join them.

But given what we've seen on the show so far, with the deaths of Cersei's three children and multiple "younger, more beautiful" candidates challenging Cersei for the Iron Throne, the show's writers seem to want to keep Maggy's sinister prophecy intact.