Game of Thrones, you never let us down. This season’s third episode, “The Queen’s Justice” aired last night and all hearts were broken.
The title of the episode was a little ambiguous to start off with. We were not sure which queen it was referring to.
For those who were rooting for Daenerys, you might need to take a seat.
“The Last Targaryen”
Just as we thought, the exchange between Daenerys and Jon was f*cking intense.
In the beginning of the episode, Jon Snow and Ser Davos Seaworth arrive at Dragonstone to speak with The Mother of Dragons. Daenerys was expecting knees to be bent and allegiance to be sworn, but that was not the case.
They are welcomed by Tyrion Lannister and Missandei, fresh out of her romantic encounter with Grey Worm. Tyrion and Jon poke fun at each other and set on their way to meet with Dany.
I think what made this scene even better was Jon’s reaction to seeing the dragons for the first time. As for Jon and Dany, their interaction did not go as smoothly as we thought it would.
From passive aggressive attacks over their ancestor’s history of backstabbing to arguing about which cause to fight for, Jon and Dany were not meeting eye to eye on any subject.
What was even worse was that it seems as though Jon is now Dany’s prisoner for the time being.
His ship was taken and he has no way of going back home. However, Tyrion assures Jon that he is not being held captive; instead, he finds out why Jon is there to begin with. For those that haven’t seen the white walkers, it’s hard to take Jon’s word, but Tyrion trusts in The Bastard of Winterfell and advises Dany to help him.
Dany gives in to Jon’s requests on mining dragonglass and even gives him men to help him do so.
Though Jon does not want to fight in Dany’s war, it doesn’t seem as though he has a choice judging by the teaser for next week’s episode.
The Kiss of Death
Out of all the ways Ellaria Sand could’ve chosen to kill Cersei’s daughter, Myrcella, back in season 5, she chose to use the poison The Long Farewell and sealed Myrcella’s fate with a kiss.
After Euron Greyjoy captured Yara’s fleet, he parades his victory through the streets of King’s Landing. Along with Yara are Ellaria and her daughter, Tyene, chained as prisoners.
We knew what was expected out of Cersei when she finally had her hands on Ellaria. However, we did not expect her to repay the favor by kissing Tyene with lipstick covered in the same poison that killed Myrcella. Talk about poetic justice.
What was even more shocking was Cersei ordering Qyburn, her trusted evil scientist advisor, to make sure that the torches are changed so that Ellaria would not miss the effects of the poison on Tyene. Her death seems imminent at this point.
Though we couldn’t help but feel sorry for Ellaria, at this point, Cersei is at her most ruthless. She will not stop until all her enemies are dead or at least caught up in her wrath.
Cersei took it one step further at the end of the scene when she made love to Jaime, her brother. She is not to be trifled with.
A Successful Siege?
After going through battle strategies, planning the siege, and even Tyrion’s revelation about the sewers and his hidden passage through Casterly Rock, it seemed as though Daenerys’ Unsullied army would easily talk the Lannister family stronghold.
And it so happened to be true, except this victory will only be short-lived. Grey Worm was tasked to take the Unsullied to Casterly Rock and they proved themselves victorious.
However, it seemed as though Cersei was expecting this and was well prepared. With only a few soldiers manning the castle, Grey Worm knew something was wrong. When he looked at the sea, he realized that they were outsmarted.
Euron’s Iron Fleet decimated the Unsullied ships. In the early stages of this battle for the Iron Throne, I think it’s safe to say that Cersei has proven herself a worthy adversary.
Will Grey Worm and the Unsullied make it out alive?
Just as we were losing hope on one of our favorite characters, Samwell Tarly seems to have done the impossible. Jorah Mormont has been cured!
Through all the doubts and discerning remarks that Archmaester Ebrose made to Sam about helping poor Jorah, Sam just said f*ck it and did his best to aid Mormont. After observing the patient, Ebrose states that the infection “no longer appears to be active.”
We can only hope that it means Jorah is good to go, without worrying about dying from greyscale. Now that it’s clear that Jorah is in good condition, he needs to start heading back to Daenerys ASAP! Cause it seems as though she needs all the help she can get.
We only wish that Sam can finally man up and swear at Ebrose for being a dick.
And The Best for Last, Olenna Tyrell
“Tell Cersei. I want her to know it was me.”
And with that line, Olenna Tyrell, played by Diana Rigg, made her grand exit from Game of Thrones. We have to admire this old lady. She not only chugged the drink she knew was laced with a special poison, she went out in style.
The Lannister army made its way to Highgarden, explaining their absence at Casterly Rock. The army took the castle and in the middle of it all was Jaime, making his way to a helpless Olenna.
As they talk about Cersei and what a monster she has become, Olenna cannot help but bring up the past by mentioning Joffrey and the way that he died.
At this point, I’m sure viewers were still holding on to their last hopes of seeing Olenna come out of this alive. However, her fate was sealed when she drank her cup like a boss.
She reveals that Joffrey’s death was her doing. She does not give the satisfaction to Jaime; instead she embraces her death and has her moment.
There are only four more episodes until the season ends which begs the question: why couldn’t it just have been the standard 10? Damn you, Game of Thrones!