My Reaction – Game of Thrones “The Queen’s Justice” (Season 7 – Episode 3)

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I’m quite getting into these reactions posts now! Check out what I thought of the rest of the season so far by clicking here!
Anyway, on to episode 3, The Queen’s Justice! I get a feeling Dany and Cersei will feature big again this week. Let’s do this!

  1. Here we go! Starting at Dragonstone by the looks of it and Jon has arrived!!
  2. “It’s been a long road but we’re both still here.” For a reason, I hope?
  3. Jon is very trustworthy handing over all his weapons!
  4. “This place has changed!” Too right it has Davos. A change of ownership always brings a different feel to a property.
  5. Tyrion and Jon have a catch-up. Tyrion asks after Sansa while warning Jon that Sansa is much smarter than she lets on. I’d have to say the same and I think she’s going to have a much larger part to play in the grand game. “Stark men don’t fare well when they travel south.” “True, but I’m not a Stark!”
  6. That’s right Jon, those dragons are real! I know, breathtaking, right?
  7. It looks like the Red priestess is hiding. I don’t blame her after how she was banished fr0om the North! “I’ve brought ice and fire together” and off she pops to Volantis. Varys tells her not to return, but let’s be honest, much like Arnie, she’ll be back!
  8. Man, I wish they’d shorten Danys title… It goes on for quite a while! Meanwhile, Davos introduces “Jon Snow, King in the North!” It’s punchy… I like it!
  9. Dany get’s aggressive with her words!

    I never did receive a formal education, but I could have sworn I read the last King in the North was Torrhen Stark, who bent the knee to my ancestor, Aegon Targaryen.
    In exchange for his life and the lives of the Northmen, Torrhen Stark swore fealty to House Targaryen in perpetuity.

  10. Jon doesn’t care that ‘perpetuity’ means forever. He’s still King in the North and tells Dany that her claim to royalty lies purely in her name, which his father fought to overthrow due to his evilness. I’m sorry Dany, but I’m with Jon on this one unless you want to look at a coalition!
  11. Uh oh, looks like Jon is now an “open rebellion” to the Queen! Is this the start of a flourishing family rivalry?
  12. Wow, that was an intense scene! Dany and Jon brought the heat with that verbal tennis.
  13. Dany now learns the news that most of her fleet is sunken with her people and allies killed or captured by Euron, with only Theon surviving. And we cut to the rest of the survivors! Being paraded through the streets of Kings Landing by Euron Greyjoy.
  14. He’s such a cheeky chap, talking to his own niece about Theon.

    Did you see Little Theon’s face right before he jumped overboard? “Oh, no!” What a twat.

  15. And there he goes, showing off his confidence by riding into the throne room! I think the last person to do that was Tywin!
  16. Ellaria eyes up The Mountain as she walks past. Will she be the one to take him down in revenge of Oberyn?
  17. Looks like Euron is still serious about marrying Cersei as he tells her there’s only one thing he wants! You will have what your heart desires when the war is won. Best get buying your wedding hats!
  18. Ooft, a cheeky little dig at Jaime from Eurion! “Does she like it gentle or rough? A finger in the bum?”
  19. Off we go to the dungeons where Ellaria and her last daughter are being held.Cersei taunts them over the unnecessary death of Myrcella. Wait… Is Cersei going to kill Tyene?
  20. Cersei poisons her with “The Long Goodbye”! Now Ellaria has to watch her daughter slowly die as Cersei instructs the guards to change the torches regularly. This woman is just pure evil!
  21. Nothing beats slow murder like incestual urges! Jaime says no but doesn’t put up much of a fight. Doesn’t he know better by now?
  22. The Iron Bank is here to reclaim those Lannister debts! basically, the Iron Bank doesn’t think that Cersei has much of a chance now that she’s surrounded so they want their gold back. Cersei manages to talk her way out of it, as always.

    Give me a fortnight.
    Stay in King’s Landing as my honoured guest.
    And when you return to Braavos, I swear to you, my debt will be paid in full.

    Now that’s confidence!

  23. Jon tries to plead with Tyrion about the white walkers however with a sunken fleet on his hands he has other things to worry about. so Tyrion tells him Jon is being unreasonable with his demands. I suppose in retrospect he did just ask someone he’s just met to come fight a completely different war for him… I guess he’ll just settle for some Dragonglass instead!
  24. Jon would be smarter to compare the return of the dragons to the White Walkers. Both were fictional (or long gone) until recently. If dragons can be real, why can’t the Army of the Dead?!
  25. Minor success though. Dany will let Jon have the dragon glass and provide the resources to mine and forge weapons. Better than nothing!
  26. Snow! We must be in the north… Sansa seems to have everything in check, including making orders to start stockpiling food and giving armour a leather coat for warmth! She’s definitely grown loads!
  27. “Lady Sansa. At the gate!” Who is it?! BRAN!!! STARKS, UNITE!! And there was me with my money on Arya… Maybe next week we’ll see that reunion? It’s about time their luck was on the rise!
  28. Bran needs to speak to Jon. He’s the last living true born son of Ned but he doesn’t want to Lord of Winterfell as he’s now the Three-Eyed Raven. Looks like Jon can keep his King in the North title safe and sound for now!
  29. Bran reveals to Sans that he was watching her wedding to Ramsey… and the following events that happened after. I wonder if we learn that there’s a Bolton baby on the way?
  30. Old town with Sam. And it looks like Sam has healed Jorah! Jorah tells the Maester “I just started feeling better. I just assumed it must have been the rest or the climate!” Smooth moves, Jorah. Nice one for covering for Sam!
  31. “Tarley I need to speak to you in my study this evening!” Oh heck… Tarley is getting a slap on the wrist but also a congratulations at the same time for doing such a complicated and generally unsuccessful procedure. “I read the books and followed the instructions” Way to state the obvious, Sam! Regardless he still gets punished. Time to make copies of the old rotting scrolls!
  32. Dany wants to sink the Greyjoy fleet with her dragons in retaliation to her loss but her council warn against her doing so. Don’t want our Queen taken out by a stray arrow, do we!
  33. And we’re off to Casterly Rock with The Unsullied. Tyrion reveals that although Tywin built the castle, he built the sewers! He used this to build a secret tunnel to sneak his lady friends in, the little tyke! Time to pop up in a guard tower. And we’re in! Although The Unsullied are losing men they’re also making great ground, and Grey Worm climbs the castle walls, the castle is theirs!
  34. Gosh darn it! There’s always something in this show. They took the castle but the Greyjoy fleet was right behind them to sink the rest of Dany’s ships!
  35. This leaves one question though, where are the rest of the Lannisters? Oh, heading for the Tyrell’s. Uh oh!! Turns out misdirection is key. Jaime says that Casterly Rock isn’t really worth anything and The Lannisters now own Highgarden and presumably, their gold too! Jaime better get that back to Cersei so they can pay their debts!
  36. Jaime has a heart to heart with Lady Olena. Joffrey comes up in conversation and of course, Olena has to have her say “He really was a cunt, wasn’t he!” Olena = Bae!
  37. Oh Jaime. Don’t kill the honest ones! At least he’s giving her a painless death with poison rather than the torturous ways that Cersei wanted! Hang on… Is this a death bed confession to Joffreys murder? YES!!! I KNEW IT!!
  38. “Tell Cersei. I want her to know it was me!” Zing!!! There we have it, Lady Olena killed Joffrey. While we don’t see Olena pass before the credits roll, I’m assuming we’ll see her body next week. Man, I’m going to miss her straight-talking!

Summary

Ok, so while this wasn’t exactly an action packed episode, it was definitely an important one! There was a lot of plot movement which I feel is needed after two hard hitting episodes.

Highlights for me definitely have to be Jon and Daenerys in the throne room at Dragonstone. There was such heat between them while each fighting for their own cause and it led for some gripping viewing. Along side that, any scene with Euron. Don’t get me wrong, I’m on Jon’s side in the grand scheme of things, but he’s got such charisma that I just thoroughly enjoy any scene he’s in.

On the other side, I feel Bran and Sansa in the Gods Wood was a bit of a wasted scene. I think more could have happened or been explained to give Sansa a better idea of what Bran has been through.

Let me know what you thought of the episode in the comments below or via Twitter on @8dayssooner and let me know which parts you enjoyed most too! If you want me to do more blogs in this style, let me know and I’ll try and do them for the entire series.

Mike x

 

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