Oh Dear Lord , What happened in this Ep .. Still cannot get my head around it tbh SO MUCH GOING ON ..
It all starts with :
Sansa (Sophie Turner) and Brienne (Gwendoline Christie) finally come face to face with littlefinger- should be called littlerat tbh demanding answers about why he chose to marry Sansa to dirty Ramsey. He explained that he was ignorant of Ramsay’s cruelty (PLEASE-YOU CAN TELL JUST BY SEEING RAMSEYS FACE) ; Begging Sansa to forgive him while offering her the support of the Vale in her attempt to retake Winterfell.
Sansa’s like “NO” and tells him to return to Vale .. However before leaving he reveals her great-uncle, Brynden “Blackfish” Tully has gathered men and that would be very helpful towards the “battle” to take back Winterfell.
Jon Snow, Sansa and Davos examine their odds of retaking Winterfell from the combined forces of the Boltons, Umbers and Karstarks. Jon states that the other Northern houses, such as House Mormont of Bear Island and House Manderly of White Harbor that have not declared for the Boltons yet-Sansa suggests that the Tullys will fight for the Starks as well, though she clearly LIED to Jon that she knows this from a raven (when she flipping went to see little-RAT , Sorry I’m going to call him that from now) sent to Winterfell while she was the Boltons’ prisoner.
Sansa orders Brienne to travel to the Riverlands and recruit Brynden. Jon, Davos, Sansa, Brienne, Melisandre , Tormund and Podrick Payne depart Castle Black
Btw that wildling Tormund who fancies Brienne ! Had me in stitches – they should be a couple bless them !
At the Kingsmoot, Yara claims the Salt Throne. However the men say they have never had a Queen and doubt her they say there is still a last remaining male heir, Theon. However Theon silences the men by backing his sister.
Just as the crowd begin to agree , here pops in Euron Greyjoy yes we really wanted you didnt we … NOT . He claims he should be king. Yara accuses him of killing Balon and Euron admits. He wants to conquer Westeros by marrying Daenerys Targaryen (as if she will say yes , babe) and will offer her the Iron Fleet. After his coronation where he was literally drowning, Euron decides to kill Theon and Yara . Eww hate Euron already !
Jorah (who I’ve got a slight crush on now ❤ ) tells Daenerys of his greyscale . He FINALLY admits he loves her – he says it twice which makes me want to leap into the TV and hug him but I cant cos yno – I’ll turn to stone an all ..
He’s about to leave but Daenerys demands him to find a cure and return to her so that he can be by her side when she conquers Westeros. Daenerys, Daario and the Dothraki depart Vaes Dothrak.
Arya (whos got her eyes back) continues to spar with the Waif . Jaqen H’ghar tells Arya about the history of the Faceless Men, who originated as slaves in Valyria and killed their masters before finding a new home in the Narrow Sea, where they founded Braavos. He then gives her another task informing her that she will not be given a third chance and suggesting that she will be killed if she fails. Arya observes her target, an actress named Lady Crane who is playing Cersai Lannister in a play recounting the death of Rob Baratheon and the execution of Ed Stark . Back at the House of Black and White, Arya questions Jaqen about her assignmen but Jaqen tells her off .. (his voice tho) reminding her that servants do not ask questions.
Tyrion and Varys summons the red priestess Kinvara who is soo gorgeous i cant explain. she is sure that Daenerys is the chosen one. (Which she is ❤ )
Right so here’s the best part, Bran and the Three-Eyed Raven observe a vision of the Children of The Forest creating the Night’s King by impaling a captured soldier with a dragonglass dagger. Back in the cave, Bran confronts Leaf about creating the White Walkers. She explains that she had no choice, as they were at war with the First Men. Is it just me or do they look like Tigress off the Hunger Games?
Bran decides to observe a vision without the Three-Eyed Raven. Rather than go to the past, Bran remains in the present, and witnesses a massive army of wights led by the Night’s King who literally touches him whilst in the vision. Bran wakes to find an icy mark on his arm where the Night’s King touched him, and the Three-Eyed Raven warns that he must leave as the white walkers can enter the cave.
Bran and the Three-Eyed Raven enter a vision to transfer the Three-Eyed Raven’s knowledge to Bran which was soo cool . Now Meera is shouting at Bran to wake up because Hodor is doing nothing . Bran splits his consciousness by both staying in the vision and simultaneously warging into Hodor in the present which again was awesome !
They reach the end of the cave and there’s this sealed door, with a lot of force Hodor narrowly manages to push it open. At this point Bran is having a vision of his young Father. Meera orders Hodor to “hold the door” shut against the white walkers while they flee.
Now what happens at this point had me like .. WHATTTT .. The past Hodor who’s name is Willis is standing there looking on .Bran can hear Meera saying Hold the door; because Bran is in the present, and past , the young Hodor hears the command and starts to have a seizure on the floor , the only sentence he is speaking is “Hold the door” he carries on repeating this until the words shorten to “holddthdoor” “Hold Door” which eventually becomes “Hodor”. OH MY GOD .. is this why he could only speak that name?
Did Bran go back in time and basically mess up Hodor’s brain – by accident ofcourse ? Ahh i’m confused but then I kind of sort of get it ..
That was exceptional!
Roll on Next week .
Have to admit tho – no one’s as loyal as Hodor !