“Game of Thrones” saw Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) return to a familiar land this week, but her circumstances are drastically different this ti...
‘Game of Thrones': Daenerys Takes Charge of Her Future
At Castle Black, Jon Snow (Kit Harington) is preparing to leave the Night’s Watch, but his plans are interrupted when Sansa (Sophie Turner) arrives with Brienne (Gwendoline Christie). They share an incredibly emotional reunion — good pre-hug dramatic pause! — marking the first time any of the Stark children have been together in quite some time.
After Jon says he will guard over Sansa from now on, she tells him they must retake Winterfell. Turner is wonderful in the scene, as Sansa finally begins find her strength.
Later, we finally get some much needed time with Littlefinger, Petyr Baelish (Aidan Gillen). He continues to exert his control over Robin Arryn (Lino Facioli), which makes him the de facto ruler of The Eyrie. He convinces Robin to assemble an army to march on Winterfell and save Sansa.
Across the Narrow Sea, Tyrion (Peter Dinklage) invites the leaders of the other cities in Slaver’s Bay to make peace in Meereen. He tells them that he will allow the cities to phase out slavery over several years. The proposal does not go over well with the former slaves, unsurprisingly. He explains that slavery is awful, but so is war, and that he can’t stop both on the same day.
In Vaes Dothrak, Jorah (Iain Glen) and Daario (Michiel Huisman) slip in under cover of darkness to find Daenerys. But when they find her, she doesn’t want to leave. Rather, she has a plan. A hot plan.
And back at Kings Landing, Margaery Tyrell (Natalie Dormer) has another meeting with the High Sparrow (Jonathan Pryce), in which he reveals that his own experiences, and his regret after a major rager, led him to try to live a more righteous life. He quit partying, so everyone else has to quit partying, too, basically. Pryce’s acting talent is on full display in the scene, as he reveals his truth to the captive queen.