Episode 65: Eastwatch

“Bad things are coming.”
–   Davos Seaworth

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Summary

Returns & Reunions
Gendry has finally stopped rowing! Finally making his return to the Game of Thrones, Gendry is reunited with Davos in his shop and proves eager to jump into the fray. When he travels North he meets his betrayers Thoros and Beric who sold him to Melisandre to be sacrificed in season 3. A fate Davos saved him from.
Gendry earns 1 Reunion point for meeting with Davos for the first time since he helped Gendry escape Dragonstone and 1 Reunion point for meeting with Beric and Thoros for the first time since they betrayed him.
Davos Seaworth earns 1 Reunion point for meeting with Gendry for the first time since he helped him escape Dragonstone
Thoros of Myr earns 1 Reunion point for meeting with Gendry for the first time since they betrayed him.
Beric Dondarrion earns 1 Reunion point for meeting with Gendry for the first time since they betrayed him.

Jorah follows his Queen to Dragonstone, now cured of greyscale and ready to join her service again. She readily accepts him and he is quickly made part of her council. Jon seems to flash some jealousy face when the two embrace, but Daenerys’ feelings for Jon do not go unnoticed by her longest serving Knight. Later he meets Tyrion who admits he missed him. He gives Jorah the coin once thrown at him by the slave master and wishes him luck in the battles to come.
Jorah Mormont earns 1 Reunion point for meeting with Daenerys whom he parted with believing he was destined to die, 3 Honors points for being given a position in Dany’s council despite her dismissing him on 2 previous occasions, and 1 Reunion point for seeing Tyrion again who he traveled with to Meereen.
Daenerys Targaryen earns 1 Reunion point for seeing Ser Jorah again whom she parted with believing she’d never see him again
Tyrion Lannister earns 1 Reunion point for seeing Tyrion again who he traveled with to Meereen.

Tyrion returns to King’s Landing seeking to set terms for a meeting between Jon, Daenerys, and Cersei. Fearful Jaime would not meet with him willingly he enlists Bronn to help facilitate the meeting.
Bronn earns 1 Reunion point for seeing Tyrion again for the first time since season 4.
Jaime Lannister earns 1 Reunion point for seeing Tyrion again for the first time since season 4.
Tyrion Lannister earns 1 Reunion point for seeing Bronn and his brother, Jaime, again for the first time since season 4.

The Dragon Queen and the Lion’s Men
Jaime and Bronn emerge from the water revealing they have escaped the battle with their lives. Jaime is not heartened though reflecting on the damage Daenerys accomplished with 1 dragon and the fact that she has 2 more. Bronn is also quick to mention he does not intend to face dragons again.
Daenerys gathers the remaining Lannister and Tarly men and gives them the option of bending the knee or being sentenced to death. Lord Randyll refuses to bend and denies her authority to send him to the Wall giving her no option but to kill him. Dickon also stands unwilling to allow his father to die alone. Daenerys burns them alive in an instant with Drogon and the remaining men quickly drop to their knees.
Jaime Lannister receives -3 Defeat points for Daenerys’ attack on his men and 1 Survival point for escaping the battle with his life.
Bronn receives 1 Survival point for escaping the battle with his life.
Daenerys Targaryen earns 6 Morghulis points for killing 2 minor characters, Randyll and Dickon Tarly, and 3 Alliance points for the remaining Lannister and Tarly men bending the knee.
Randyll Tarly receives -3 Defeat points for Daenerys’ attack on his men and -5 Death points.
Dickon Tarly receives -5 Death points.

Littlefinger and The She Wolves of Winterfell
In the great hall at Winterfell Lords Royce and Glover bemoan Jon’s decision to travel south and proclaim Sansa should be their ruler. Arya looks on, pleased Sana refuses, but later tells her the lords should be punished for speaking against Jon. Sansa tries to explain that they need their men, however Arya is suspicious as Sansa has “always liked nice things.”
Arya follows Littlefinger as he pays off a serving girl and meets with the Robett Glover, Yohn Royce, and later Maester Wolkan. He receives from him a letter which he hides in his locked room. Arya quickly picks the lock and finds the letter, written to Robb from Sansa back in season 1 begging him to come to King’s Landing and bend the knee. As Arya exits the chamber we see Littlefinger looking from the shadows having lead her to this discovery.
Petyr “Littlefinger” Baelish earns 3 Alliance points for using using others to misdirect Arya.
Yohn Royce earns 3 Alliance points for his part in Littlefinger’s plan to misdirect Arya.
Robett Glover earns 3 Alliance points for his part in Littlefinger’s plan to misdirect Arya.
Maester Wolkan earns 3 Alliance points for his part in Littlefinger’s plan to misdirect Arya.

Dark Wings Dark Words
Beyond the wall a flock of ravens flies over the marching army of the dead. With a look from the Night King the ravens let out a cry of distress and disperse. In the godswood at Winterfell Bran breaks from his trance and tells Maester Wolkan they need more ravens.
Bran Stark earns 1 Magic point for warging the ravens.
Night King earns 1 Magic point for repelling Bran’s ravens.

A Grand Plan
On Dragonstone Jon receives word of Arya and Bran’s return, but his happiness is quelled by Bran’s warning that the Night King is marching on Eastwatch. He insists he must return to the North. Daenerys notes that he does not have the men to which he asks again for her to join him. She counters that the second she retreats Cersei will move in, but Tyrion is not so sure. Tyrion thinks they could sway her to stay her hand if they have proof. Varys is skeptical, not only would this plan require them to catch a zombie, but also they must achieve an audience with Cersei. Tyrion believes he could sway Jaime who is the only person Cersei trusts. He would need to get to King’s Landing to which Tyrion and Jon look to Davos. He agrees to smuggle Tyrion in. Jorah says he will travel to Eastwatch to help catch a wildling, but Jon notes the Free Folk won’t follow him and declares he will lead the expedition.
Jon Snow earns 3 Alliance points for agreeing to the plan to trap a wight to show Cersei what the true threat is.
Daenerys Targaryen earns 3 Alliance points for agreeing to the plan to trap a wight to show Cersei what the true threat is.
Varys earns 3 Alliance points for agreeing to the plan to trap a wight to show Cersei what the true threat is.
Tyrion Lannister earns 3 Alliance points for agreeing to the plan to trap a wight to show Cersei what the true threat is.
Davos Seaworth earns 3 Alliance points for agreeing to the plan to trap a wight to show Cersei what the true threat is.
Jorah Mormont earns 3 Alliance points for agreeing to the plan to trap a wight to show Cersei what the true threat is.

Davos succeeds in smuggling Tyrion into King’s Landing. Bronn helps him meet with Jaime. Though Jaime still rages over Tyrion’s decision to murder their father, but listens when Tyrion brings terms from Daenerys that do not include bending the knee. Jaime goes to Cersei and confesses his meeting with Tyrion. Cersei reveals she is aware of his meeting and allowed it to occur having come to believe finding common ground with the Dragon Queen, if only for a short while, is in their best interest. But Cersei proves full of revelations when she tells Jaime she is pregnant.
Bronn earns 3 Alliance point for helping Tyrion to bring the terms of the Grand Plan
Jaime Lannister earns 3 Alliance points for convincing Cersei to meet with Jon and Daenerys.
Cersei Lannister earns 3 Alliance points for agreeing to meet Jon and Daenerys.

Davos brings Gendry to meet Jon Snow telling him not to disclose his true identity and be content to work in the Winterfell forge. Of course Gendry instantly introduces himself as Robert Baratheon’s bastard son. He readily agrees to accompany Jon North on his expedition to catch a wight.
Gendry earns 3 Alliance points for agreeing to the plan to trap a wight.

At the Eastwatch Tormund is skeptical about Jon’s plan and asks if he is truly ready to go back beyond the wall. Seeing there’s no talking him out of it he bring Jon to 3 prisoners who also wish to go beyond the wall; Thoros, Beric, and the Hound. The unlikely band set out on their quest with Jon leading the charge.
Jon Snow earns 2 Call The Banners points for leading the unlikely soldiers to battle the dead.
Tormund Giantsbane earns 3 Alliance points for agreeing to the plan to trap a wight.
Sandor “The Hound” Clegane earns 3 Alliance points for agreeing to the plan to trap a wight.
Thoros of Myr earns 3 Alliance points for agreeing to the plan to trap a wight.
Beric Dondarrion earns 3 Alliance points for agreeing to the plan to trap a wight.

Characters to Watch

Sam & Gilly
Sam tires of the Maesters constant skepticism regarding the army of the dead and now the claims of Bran who lived beyond the wall for years. He raids the great library of all works pertaining to the Long Night and takes one last look. He and Gilly leave the Citadel heading North, not knowing of the deaths of his father and brother. Side note: Gilly read an interesting fact in one of Sam’s books: A Prince “Ragger” got annulment and was married to another at a secret ceremony in Dorne. Could she have meant Rhaegar?

Euron, Cersei, and Jaime 
So Cersei is pregnant and planning to publicly acknowledge Jaime as the father. However, she has also promised to wed Theon’s Uncle Euron as reward for helping her defeat the Targaryen Queen…I see betrayal points in the future.

House Teams
Teams-7.5-Eastwatch

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