“Try not to get yourself killed.”
– Arya Stark
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While we know that Varys has been working for the Targaryen cause for sometime now, Dany has always seen him as a threat working for her enemies. Varys is able to convince her he is worthy of her trust. She similarly accepts the allegiance of Lady Melisandre and follows her advice to summon Jon Snow after Tyrion adds that he thought Jon a good man when they traveled to the Wall way back in season 1. Later Dany & Tyrion lay out their plans for the invasion of Westeros to their allies. Yara & Theon will use their fleet to escort Ellaria and the Sand Snakes back to Dorne to rally their forces. They will combine with the Tyrell strength to take King’s Landing, while the Unsullied attack the Lannister seat Casterly Rock. However with Euron’s attack of the fleet escorting the Sand Snakes Daenerys loses a large portion of her fighting
Daenerys earns 6 Alliance points for accepting Varys and Melisandre, 2 Call the Banners points for beginning her invasion of Westeros, -3 Defeat points for Euron’s victory over her fleet thwarting her siege of King’s Landing.
Varys earns 3 Alliance points for earning Daenerys’s trust.
Melisandre earns 3 Alliance points for earning Daenerys’s trust.
Tyrion earns 2 Call The Banners points for his part in planning the invasion of Westeros.
Missandei comes to Grey Worm’s chambers to wish him goodbye and forces him to confront his feelings for her. The two share an intimate moment and Grey Worm allows Missandei to see his body for the first time showing his trust in her.
Missandei earns 3 Alliance points for solidifying her relationship with Grey Worm.
Grey Worm earns 3 Alliance points for solidifying his relationship with Missandei.
In the North Winterfell receives Daenerys’s summons. While Sansa and Jon seem to agree Tyrion is trustworthy, they deem it too risky to appear. However that changes when Jon receives word from Sam that Dragonstone sits atop a mountain of Dragonglass. He explains he must go as they Daenerys and her dragons in the war to come. Sansa strenuously objects, but Jon plans to leave the North in safe hands, Hers.
Sansa Stark earns 3 Honors points for being given command of the North.
It is revealed that Jorah is at the citadel being treated by the Maesters for his grayscale. Sam accompanies Archmaester Ebrose as he informs Jorah his case is too advanced and there is no hope. He gives him a day to settle his affairs before he is shipped to Valyria, but implies suicide may be a better option. Sam refuses to allow the only son of his deceased Lord Commander, Jeor Mormont, die. He undertakes a dangerous and banned procedure in the hopes of curing Jorah.
Jorah Mormont earns 3 Alliance points for Sam’s attempt to save him.
Samwell Tarly earns 3 Alliance points for refusing to give up on Jorah.
On the Road
Arya is still on her quest to kill Cersei when she makes a surprise visit to Hot Pie. He tells her of Jon’s victory at the battle of the bastards causing her to reconsider her mission to King’s Landing. She heads North and meets another old friend, Nymeria. The wolf does not follow her former master and at first Arya seems heartbroken, but then smiles, pleased that Nymeria has her freedom.
Arya Stark earns 2 Reunion point for reuniting with Hot Pie, her traveling companion seasons 1 through 3, and Nymeria, her beloved wolf she has not seen since season 1.
Hot Pie earns 3 Return points for his surprise appearance on screen and 1 Reunion point for reuniting with Arya for the first time since season 3.
The Narrow Sea
Yara, Theon, and their Fleet are escorting Ellaria & the Sand Snakes back to Dorne when they are attacked by Euron and the Iron fleet. Yara, Theon, and Euron jump into battle killing enemy soldiers. Tyene as well, but Yara tells her to go below deck and protect her mother. All earn 1 Morghulis point for killing in battle. Obara & Nym take on Euron, killing any who get in their way, but are ultimately killed by Euron. Ellaria and Tyene are soon surrounded by Ironborn and captured. Yara too is defeated by Euron. When taunts Theon daring him to come save his sister, Theon responds by diving into the water below.
Ellaria Sand receives -3 Defeat points for losing the battle with Euron and -1 Capture point for being held captive.
Tyene Sand receives 1 Morghulis point for killing in battle, -3 Defeat points for losing the battle with Euron, and -1 Capture point for being held captive.
Obara Sand receives 1 Morghulis point for killing in battle and -5 Death points for being killed by Euron.
Nymeria Sand receives 1 Morghulis point for killing in battle and -5 Death points for being killed by Euron.
Yara Greyjoy receives 1 Morghulis point for killing in battle, -3 Defeat points for losing the battle with Euron, -1 Capture point for being held captive, and -3 Betrayal points for Theon abandoning her.
Theon Greyjoy receives 1 Morghulis point for killing in battle, -3 Defeat points for losing the battle with Euron, and 1 Survival point for escaping Euron.
Euron Greyjoy earns 3 Victory points for defeating a large portion of Daenerys’ forces; 7 Morghulis points for killing Obara, Nym, and in battle; and 3 Capture points for apprehending Ellaria, Tyene, and Yara.
Aeron Greyjoy earns 3 Victory points for supporting Euron in his cause and commanding the Ironborn to follow him.
Harrag earns 3 Victory points for taking part in Euron’s battle.
Characters to Watch
Randyl Tarly, Jaime Lannister, Queen Cersei, and Qyburn
Cersei demands loyalty from the Tyrell bannermen, but receives a wary response. Jaime seeks to forge an Alliance with Randyll Tarly appealing to his hatred of foreign savages. He seems hesitant to betray Olenna, but does not outright dismiss the notion. Meanwhile Qyburn unveils to Cersei a weapon he claims capable of killing a dragon.
Petyr “Littlefinger” Baelish
He hasn’t really done anything yet, just a lot of looks, some prodding statements to Sansa, and a little provoking of Jon. He’s definitely up to something as we know his eyes are forever fixed on the Iron Throne, but his interaction with Jon is interesting. It recalls one Littlefinger had with Ned in season 1 and we all know how well that worked out for Ned…