10 Thoughts on Game of Thrones Season 7 Episode 6 - Beyond the Wall

So, I was out of the country for the last two episodes of Game of Thrones. But I have caught up and am here now with my thoughts on the sixth episode of the series. I hope you enjoy them. PS: there will be spoilers of the final two episodes of the season.

1. Bonding beyond the wall.

I wasn’t quite sold on the beyond the wall storyline. I was never a fan of the scenes beyond the wall in previous seasons, but this I liked. Although there was fighting and drama, it was the brotherly conversations that I loved the most. Gendry being picked on by everyone for whining, then whining saying he wasn't whining. And that moment between Jorah and Jon was touching. I respect Jon for wanting to give back his sword to Jorah, but I also understand why Jorah cannot take it. It seems that all of the men are getting on like a house on fire, which is what they could have done with.

2. Sisterly love.

Two people that are not quite getting on so well are Sansa and Arya. Of course, they have never quite seen eye to eye. But, you would think as sisters, that they would band together in winter. It does not look good, the note from Sansa, I grant you that. But Sansa went through awful trials and tribulations and I think that she can be forgiven one letter, that she was forced to write. I sincerely hope that they can get past their differences to rule together.

3. Dick, I like it.

Now, Tormund and Brienne are a couple that I think everyone has shipped since the minute that they hit the screen. They even feature as a sub-plot in my Petyr/Sansa Fanfiction, that you can find here: https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12022757/1/Little-Wolf

But it is in this episode that we first see signs of Tormund and Brienne potentially being a thing. And the widling is not subtle. His obvious admiration for her, combined with his “want to make babies with her” comment leaves nothing to the imagination of his feeling for her. Hearing him speak about having a woman to come back to made me so happy, reminding me of WW2 movies where the soldiers all have sweethearts. We also see more of Tormund being a sweet, sassy man in this episode. He is “kissed by fire” by being a ginger and gives Jon some well seasoned wisdom about bending the knee. Definitely more Tormund in season 8 for me, please.

4. Daenerys, the cold bitch.

Of course, the character of the stormborn girl has changed over the seasons, but this season is the most drastic, I think. She refuses to accept her faults. Losing her temper by arguing about how she doesn't lose her temper. Sometimes I think that Tyrion will leave her, but I think so long as he thinks that she can grow into her role, he will stick with her. Hopefully having Jon around might soften her temper a little.

5. Stuck on thin ice.

It has been a while since we had a large, dramatic fight scene between the humans and the white walkers and this one did not disappoint. If only the Hound hadn’t have chucked that bloody stone! If the Dragons had not come, along with Daenerys, then I am sure that they would have not made it out alive.

6. Brienne making her way south.

I am a little confused about Brienne heading down South. I can understand that Sansa needs a representative and that she trusts Brienne, but after everything with Petyr Baelish (we will get to that in my next post) I wonder if Sansa sent her away so that Brienne could not be persuaded by Baelish that Arya needed to be killed. Whatever the reason, a reunion of Jaime and Brienne is definitely one I am looking forward to. But don’t get too friendly, because Tormund is coming.

7. One dragon down.

Now someone should have told Cersei that all you need to defeat a dragon is a decent javelin thrower. No big, bulky contraptions to deal with. Just a spear and a good arm. This was one of the first truly painful moments in this series, especially as Daenerys sees her dragons as her children, it was the equivalent of a child dying in front of their mother. I sat screaming at the TV, for her to leave without Jon Snow. He was too busy trying to be a hero, that he would have gotten another one of her dragons killed.

8. Bejin!!!

I have been waiting for Uncle Benjen to come along again and come along he did. It seems that he was in the right place at the right time. I hate the thought of him being a white walker, but I think it is safe to say that he might of joined the army of the dead after sacrificing himself for Jon. I am curious, though, as to how Benjin survived so long beyond the wall. That is definitely an idea for a miniseries HBO *wink wink*

9. Sansa seeing the faces.

It was only a matter of time before Sansa found out about Arya’s little talent. But I can imagine finding a bag full of dead faces in your sister’s room to be unsettling. It made me uncomfortable, the arguments between Sansa and Arya in this episode. It seems so unnatural for them to be fighting. But I can understand Sansa being apprehensive about her little sister’s new hobby, I definitely would be.

10. Jon bending the knee.

So, no more bend the knee memes. Most people got what they wanted with Jon bending the knee, if only in words, to Daenerys, or Dany, as he says. It might be an unpopular opinion, but their love story is not one that I am invested in in the slightest. I think things are going to get weird once the whole Jon being a Targaryen comes out. But, then again, Daenerys’ parents were siblings, so maybe not so weird after all. But, for me, their romance is very secondary to the other plots of the series, such as the white walkers and the tensions between the North and the South and the fight for the iron throne. Also, just a request: can we have approximately 10x more Varys, thankyou.

So those were my thoughts on the penultimate episode of the seventh series of Game of Thrones. We have a white walking dragon, a unified North Rebel alliance, and a potential alliance between the North and the South. However, with all things Game of Thrones, I doubt that it will go quite to plan.

Tell me, what did you think?

Until then,
Stay peachy,
Paige x

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