So, I promised Asynca to make her a sketch for being my first patron. I’ve been this 2 weeks traveling and I haven’t got that much time to think and draw, but a Lannister always pays his debts. It’s not that much, but here it is some Widowtracer inspired by Uprising.
Hope you like it ^^
PD: It can be confunsing, but it says “Nice hat, chérie”. It’s a comma, a traitor comma.
“Confess. Confess. Confess. Confess it felt good beating me, starving me, frightening me, humiliating me. You didn’t do it because you cared about my atonement. You did it because it felt good. I understand. I do things because they feel good. I drink because it feels good. I killed my husband because it felt good to be rid of him. I fuck my brother because it feels good to feel him inside me; I lie about fucking my brother because it feels good to keep our sons safe from hateful hypocrites. I killed your high sparrow and all his little sparrows, all his septums and all his septors, all his filthy soldiers, because it felt good to watch them burn. It felt good to imagine their shock and their pain. No thought has ever given me greater joy. Even confessing feels good under the right circumstances.”
House Lannister of Casterly Rock is one of the Great Houses of Seven Kingdoms, and the principal house of the westerlands. Their sigil is a golden lion on a field of crimson. Their official motto is “Hear Me Roar!” However, their unofficial motto, equally well known, is “A Lannister always pays his debts.” The Warden of the West is a Lannister by tradition.
GoT Afterthoughts 7x04 The Spoils Of War (Jonsa Edition) SPOILERS
Ugh …so much drama with the leaking of this
episode. It was extremely hard to keep myself unspoiled, but I managed (mostly).
I know a lot of you have been waiting for this recap, so let’s get down to
Wow. This episode felt so rushed! For the life of me,
I will never understand D&D’s logic for cutting this season and the next
short, for all the content they need to cram into them.
So, with that being said, we start this weeks episode
off in High Garden (or is it Highgarden?). The Lannister and Tarly soldiers have
cleaned out High Garden’s riches and food supply and have a caravan headed back
to Kings Landing. Jamie gives Bronn his big bag of gold because “a Lannister
always pays his debts” but Bronn still wants his castle. lol After poking fun at
Jamie’s sour mood despite their victory, Bronn goes with Lord Tarly and Dickon
to assist in getting the rest of the harvest. Winter is here, and food is
Side note: I love Bronn. Jamie and Tyrion should
totally adopt him when this is all over.
Back in Kings Landing, Cersei is again meeting with
the Iron Bank dude, who’s happy to continue supporting her ventures, as long as
they get their money. She assures him his gold is on the way.
We head to Winterfell (yay!) where LF is busy being
fucking creepy, as usual. He gives Bran the dagger that the cutthroat tried to
use to assassinate him in the first season. He proceeds to blow smoke up Bran’s
ass about how he will always protect Cat’s children and blah blah blah, sweet
Jesus Petyr, we are tired of hearing the same lame shit come out of your mouth!
(at least, I am). He tells Bran it’s the dagger that essentially started the war
of the 5 Kings and that in a way, it made him what he is today.
Some very interesting things I gleaned from this
When Bran asks him if he
knows who it belonged to -I believe this was a rhetorical question. I think Bran
knows exactly who it belonged to.
LF is shook when he says the
word chaos and Bran claps back with “chaos is a ladder.” Mmhmm.
That is the weapon LF will
die by. Without a doubt. (and it’s sweet poetic justice).
“I’m not Lord Stark” -another
reminder that Sansa is the heir to Winterfell, as Bran will probably slip
further into his 3ER role until that’s all he is and Bran no longer exists.
Meera interrupts. She wants to go home and see her
family before the Others come. Meera is hurt by how cold and distant Bran is
after all she sacrificed for him, and Bran confirms what I said last week -he’s
NOT Bran anymore. The more he hones his powers, the more the parts of him that
are Bran will disappear -which is why he’s so void of emotions. It’s not trauma
(although he’s been through and seen some pretty traumatic shit), it’s just the
part of him that was Bran is literally dying as the 3ER takes over.
And Arya is home!!!!! Omg omg omg!!!
What is it with poor Arya and gate guards keeping her
out? Okay, just seeing Arya’s face as she glances around Winterfell and looks at
the banner -it made me so emotional, my husband laughed at me. He’s a dick, what
can I say?
The guards let Sansa know about the girl at the gate,
and how she’s gone now, and once Sansa hears who the girl asked for, she knows
it’s really Arya and exactly where to find her. She heads to the crypts and
there’s Arya in front of Ned’s statue.
This was a beautiful reunion! I know it wasn’t nearly
as emotional as Sansa and Jon’s -and frankly, I don’t think any of them are
going to be, and I believe that’s intentional, but for the Stark sisters -it
suited them, and who they are, and who they’ve become. There’s no hate or
animosity here …they even tease each other a bit, and it’s just so lovely and
ashgdhjxugyfkcufyskfjcjcaa I AM SO EMOTIONAL!!!!! And we got not just one hug,
but two!!! TWO!!!! I said before that D&D had better make this reunion worth
while, and for me, they delivered. I love how Arya said that their stories
aren’t over yet.
A few things that stood out to me in this scene:
Arya telling Sansa that being
Lady Stark suited her. I’m not sure this is foreshadowing or just Arya giving
her sister some kudos. Either way, it warmed my heart.
Sansa bringing up Jon, and
not only how excited he was about her reunion, but how thrilled he’ll be to see
Arya too -this served two purposes: Sansa again, bringing up Jon at a time she
feels vulnerable/safe, and at the same time validating Arya and how important
she is to Jon.
Arya mentions her kill list,
and Sansa thinks she’s joking.
Sansa tells Arya that Bran is home too, and we head
out into the Godswood. No matter how unemotional Bran is, it’s beautiful to see
my Starklings all together in one place again! ❤️ My heart literally grew three
times its size!
After a brief hug, Bran tells Arya that he saw her at
the crossroads and that he thought she’d go to Kings Landing. Sansa offers that
Bran has visions now, and Bran says that Cersei is on her list of names. The
look on Sansa’s face puzzled me for a minute -because she looks a bit worried,
but then she kind of smirks a bit when she asks Arya who else is on her list.
Now, I think that the writers want us to think that Sansa suspects she *might*
be on that list, but I’m telling you now that’s utter bullshit. Lady Stark has
taken over her new role in every aspect and that includes mothering her two
younger siblings. I believe her look comes more from a parental place of
worrying, and I bet the next few episodes will prove me right -ahem, did I not
call the whole Bran is no longer Bran thing last week? Thank you.
As Bran pulls out the dagger and gives it to Arya,
this only further confirms my feelings. Immediately, Sansa is suspicious. Why?
Because she knows LF better than anyone, and she knows he doesn’t do anything
that won’t benefit himself. I suspect she is both worried for her siblings, and
thinks LF is trying to sway Bran into taking the Lordship so that he can ask for
Sansa’s hand in marriage while Jon’s away. It’s the only thing that makes sense
to me in regards to LF visiting Bran earlier in the episode. I also think this
is all more fodder for fake ass Starkbowl too -to confuse the viewers.
Some things that stood out in this scene:
Bran gives the dagger to
Arya. Arya is going to be the one who kills LF -Bran knows, he’s seen it, and
that’s why he gives the dagger to her.
My heart -when he says it’s
wasted on a cripple and Sansa looks down sadly.
Okay, our Starklings are headed back within
Winterfell, and OMG my heart is exploding! And Brienne’s heart, too! Podrick
tells her she kept her vow to Catelyn and she should be proud, and you can tell
that she’s not used to being complimented. As usual, LF is creeping in the
shadows like the human embodiment of a bloodsucking tick.
Another side note: Podrick is also a precious
dewdrop! Put him in the same category with Davos.
Now we’re at Dragonstone ..dun dun dunnn. Sigh, well
come on, let’s get it over with. We start this scene with Missandei insinuating
that GW kissed the kitty and Jon interrupts them from below to bring Dany into a
cave. Well, how clever. *eyeroll* I mean, you seriously have to laugh at
Jon wants to show Dany the dragon glass before they
begin mining it, and it is quite lovely. Jon tells her he wants to show her
something else, and the two of them head farther into the cave alone. Cramped
quarters, and Dany seems winded from the walk up, because she’s literally
Maybe the airs really thin?
Jon explains that the hieroglyphics on the walls are
from the Children of the forest, and Dany seems awed to be standing in the same
place. She passes the torch by some stick figures resembling the Children and
the first men, and Jon narrates how they fought together against the common
enemy, as her torch falls on the drawings of the WW’s.
Ummm …….. no?
I mean, I’m pretty sure the Children made them to
kill the first men originally, right? But Jon doesn’t know that, and he needs
Dany on his side, so go ahead and improvise Jonny baby. 😉
Now, I’m assuming that this scene was meant to be
romantic because of the sudden romantic music playing in the background and the
open stares between them in the soft torchlight. Kit’s doing that soft half
puppy/half fuck me stare, as Dany sashays slowly towards him.
“I will fight for you. I will fight for the north.
When you bend the knee.”
Annnnnnd there goes Jon’s erection. If he had one … hahahahah! He tells her again that he can’t, and then Dany drops the BIGGEST hypocrite
bomb EVER - “aren’t his people more important than his pride?”Really?No
seriously, REALLY? Who’s prideful here? Someone get that girl a mirror because
she has some serious soul searching to do!
But here’s the thing -I went into this scene
expecting to be beat over the head with romance tropes and vibes (according to
what I’ve seen you all post over the last few days) and I truly didn’t see/feel
it. It’s not that I didn’t want to … I was really actually trying to, but I
felt more like they were once again trying to show us a juxtaposition on who
these two people really are.
They emerge from the cave and Tyrion and Varys have
good and bad news -they’ve got Casterly Rock …but not really. Naturally, Dany
is pissed. She demands that Jon and Davos remain while she has her tantrum. She
implies that Tyrion is working against her, then gazing ominously out to sea at
her Dragons says she’s going to fly them to the Red Keep. When Tyrion advises
her against it, she asks Jon’s opinion. He doesn’t want to be involved but she
Jon gives her really good advice, actually. He tells
her to BE DIFFERENT. He tells her to be what her people think she is, and not
just more of the same shit they’re used to. He tells her not to use her
Now we’re back to Winterfell and Brienne is training
Podrick again. Where’s Brienne’s cheerleader, Tormund? I half expected him to
pop out from behind a wagon with heart eyes. lol Arya wants to train with Brienne -she
obviously admires her, and I ship them -my new brotp. 😍
They quick shoot up to Sansa and LF on the
battlements and the grain is brought up again. Food is a big theme in this
episode, as it’s mentioned in the beginning with Jamie, Dany also mentions
feeding her army during her tantrum, and now Sansa, too.
She stops in mid sentence to watch what’s unfolding
below with Arya and Brienne. She gets a worried look and side eyes LF when Arya
mentions Brienne swore to serve both of Cat’s daughters (again, more writers
bait to instill fake mistrust between the sisters -it’s more likely that Sansa
mistrusts LF and what’s currently motivating him).
This fight scene is AMAZING! Two strong, beautiful
women -individually talented in their own ways …this is the shit I live for!!!
Arya looks and moves strikingly like Jon (before he took on Ned’s persona) -(wo)man bun and all!
Again, Sansa with her odd looks, and her side-eyeing
of LF …they are laying it on thick.
Also, Gendry better watch out -Podrick’s got some
serious heart eyes for Arya.
We head back to Dragonstone, and Davos and Jon are
strolling the grounds (aren’t you supposed to be mining, mofo???). Again, I’m
going to break away from everyone on the romance vibes here -I think that Davos
is being facetious. When he asks Jon what he thinks of Dany, he never tells us
what he feels, and when Jon says “she has a good heart”, Davis replies with
“yeah, I’ve noticed you’ve been staring at her good heart”, implying that Jon’s
been looking at her tits. Where’s the romance in that? That’s not love -that’s
physical attraction. Let’s not mix the two just yet.
Jon immediately rebuffs Davos with -“There’s no time
for that” the convo switches gears to the NK and how many men they’ve got up
north. And then Davos jumps back to “good hearts” deliberately and LOUDLY, as
they approach Missandei. This seems odd to me … I’ve already speculated that
Jon may go undercover lover on Dany as he did to Ygritte, and many have
disagreed with me -but I kind of feel like that might be what they are setting
up here …
Missandei greets them “Ser Davos, Lord Snow” -and
immediately Davos puts the brakes on that shit, “it’s King Snow, or is it King
Jon?” (I love Davos). We go over the
concept of bastard, which leads to how Missandei got to be an advisor to Dany.
And here again, I feel is another play on words to show how distrustful of Dany
both Jon and Davos are (yet managed to fool everyone into thinking it’s ringing
romance bells and trying to convince Jon how precious the D is) -Davos reminds
her that she’s still “serving” Dany (reminiscent of what the Masters in Meereen
said to GW) as to which Missandei replies that she does it freely. Jon is
skeptical (and really, so am I) and asks if she wanted to leave and sail home to
Narth tomorrow …? Missandei is insistent that Dany would drop her on a boat
and wish her good fortune.
Jon (still skeptical): “you believe that?”
Ohhh, he struck a nerve. Missandei very passionately
declares “she knows it” and says that all who followed her (Dany) from Essos followed
her because they believe in Dany and chose her as queen (ya know, except for
those who didn’t). Davos says “would you forgive me if I switch sides?”And
again, I can’t help thinking how
deliberate that line is -Davos is smart and he’s a good talker (as shown
throughout the entire series), and I really feel like he’s playing them. I could
be wrong, but my gut is really just telling me that something is off here.
Ahhh, and the scene I’ve been waiting for that
conveniently comes after all this fake Dany romance BS -a Greyjoy ship is
spotted just off the coast! Props to both my boys here, because they played up
the tension and emotional angst nicely. Jon moves forward slowly, and then Theon
T: Sansa ….she alright?
The minute her name is on Theon’s lips, Jon’s chest
begins to heave and he lunges forward and grabs Theon by the front of his shirt,
vehemently stating that “what you did for her is the only reason I’m not killing
WOOT WOOT the murder kitten strikes again! Kit is
sooooo good with these emotional facial scenes, my God! Do any of you really
doubt this ship????
Jon is fucking in love with Sansa -it is so clearly
evident that when he realizes his Starkcest is showing, he abruptly releases
Theon, and shoves him away -just in time to zoom in on Davos, and guys -HE
KNOWS! DAVOS KNOWS!!!
He (Davos) cleverly shifts the subject to Theon’s
fleet and Yara. Euron’s got her. Theon asks where Dany is and they inform him
she’s not there.
We jump back over to Jamie and his troops. They are
finishing gathering up the harvest (food again) and Lord Tarly suggests flogging
any slackers. Jamie is against this -the writers emphasizing yet again that he’s
a good man/leader -which is emphasized FURTHER when he chats with Dickon about his
feelings on his first battle. Dickon admits it was hard killing people he
literally grew up with, and Jamie shows empathy -“they didn’t deserve to die,
but Lady Olenna decided to support the Targaryen girl, so here we are”. Jamie
may have been a great warrior, but he despises killing innocents, and in
essence, that’s what a lot of these soldiers are -men forced to fight for the
ones who rule them, with really no say in the matter. The scene with Arya and
the Lannister soldier boys makes so much more sense now.
A side note: Bronn literally laughed out loud at
Dickon’s name! lmao
Bronn and Jamie hear hoofbeats, the Dothraki army is
coming, and sure enough, Dany’s leading them on Drogon. Now, I’ve seen people’s
thoughts on this scene floating around Tumblr for days (TAG YOUR SPOILERS lol),
but I was NOT prepared for how visually horrifying it truly was.
Another very important side note: the Khaleesi theme
song that’s usually played for most of Dany’s inspiring scenes, has been given a
VERY ominous twist. Go back and listen. It’s an important detail that many of
you might have missed. 😉
The Lannister army scrambles to make a barrier of
shields and Dany literally blows them away, ordering Drogon to dracarys the shit
out of them. The Dothraki break through, and while they’re keeping the soldiers
busy, Dany rides Drogon up the wagon line, literally torching all the wagons
filled with food! WTF??
They have the giant crossbow with them, and Jamie
tells Bronn he has to wield it, because you need two hands. Probably thinking
that he doesn’t get paid well enough for this bullshit, Bronn races for the
weapon, but a Dothraki develops a hard-on for him and gives chase through the
burning camp. Bronn loses his horse and his gold, but makes it to the
weapon. Finally riding himself of his
Dothraki admirer, he searches the smoke filled sky for Drogon, as Tyrion looks
down at the carnage from an overlooking cliff. He has what I perceive to be a
regretfully sad/shocked face, as equally sad music plays in the background. The
Dothraki warrior beside him comments that “his people can’t fight”.
They zoom in on Jamie watching the soldiers around
him burning to death, and then Drogon reappears and is headed straight for him.
He yells for his men to take cover, as Bronn releases an arrow and just barely
misses the dragon. He reloads, as Dany zeroes in on him, ordering dracarys as
Bronn lets the next arrow fly and it hits Drogon under the wing, I think? Drogon
is injured, but recovers just in time to stop in front of the weapon and bathe
him in fire, as Bronn dives out of harms way.
Drogon lands and smashes the weapon with his tail,
and Dany dismounts to pull the spear from him. Jamie sees an opportunity to take
Dany out, and like a gallant knight, races towards her, while Tyrion watches
from the cliff, pleading for him not to do it. NOT because he cares about Dany
-no, his fear is all for his brother here, I’m sure of it.
Unfortunately, Dani and Drogon see him before he gets
close enough, and dracarys again -but Bronn leaps out and knocks Jamie off his
horse and they both fall into the water and sink below the surface.
The episode ends with Jamie in heavy armor, sinking
like a rock to the bottom of the lake.
No guys, Jamie is not dead. Bronn isn’t wearing heavy
armor and Bronn will save him. I promise. Jamie’s story isn’t over yet -he’s got
a very important role to play in the coming battle ….
A few things to point out that should have been
Dany didn’t take Jon’s
advice. If any of you have any doubts on dark!dany, you can toss them out the window -this episode was in NO WAY intent upon bathing her in a good light.
Tyrion is going to jump sides
really soon -and probably Varys, too.
Dany just burned most -if not
ALL of the harvest, and now we understand the emphasis on food this episode, and
the parallel of Sansa who, ya know -actually gives a fuck about feeding her
I have more thoughts on this episode that I’ll share
tomorrow, but I know you’ve all been waiting for this a long time. What can I
say? I’m thorough, I’m sorry! Thanks for tuning in, and I’ll see you next week
with more GoT Afterthoughts.