So, Game of Thrones finally gave us a glimpse of the things we’ve been asking for and Twitter wasn’t ready.
During Sunday’s ”The Spoils of War,” Arya received a lackluster reunion. Honestly, had Jon been there to greet here, things would have been much better. Instead, there’s a frosty reunion between Sansa and Arya, and Bran is still on his bulls—t, so his reunion with Arya is cryptic and weird.
However, one of the highlights of Arya’s return to Winterfell is a sparring session with Brienne of Tarth, where the two ladies show off their flawless swordsmanship.
There’s a bond forming between Brienne and Arya, reminiscent of Arya’s relationship with her former instructor and world class sword fighter, Syrio. But, if that happens, prepare to see Sansa’s already frosty demeanor turn to jealousy.
Littlefinger is still a creep. He’s given Bran the same Valyrian steel dagger that was used in an attempt to kill him and, later, Bran passes the dagger on to Arya.
Arya, by the way, definitely wants to kill Lil’ Finger. And, Bran is totally aware that the creep is up to no good — peep the “chaos is a ladder” comment Bran makes, a throwback to the same comment Littlefinger made to Varys in season three.
There’s a reunion between Jon and Theon, who’s life is only spared because he saved Sansa. Anyway, Jon has bigger fish to fry.
And, finally, we get to see Cersei and Qyburn’s dragon spear thingy put to use, when Dany attacks Jamie’s army. The Dothraki are scary enough, but Dany riding up on the back of Drogon was insane.
Bronn, who has had it up to HERE, fires Qyburn’s contraption after Drogon has nearly devastated the entire army and, honestly, the Lannisters are screwed. Bronn’s second shot lands a hit, but it’s really not enough to do serious damage to Drogon. If anything, the dragon looks super annoyed.
Still, the epic battle gives us the episodes epic final scene: Jamie being saved by someone — really hope it’s Dickon, but it’s likely Bronn — and a shot of The Kingslayer’s surprised face as he sinks to the bottom of a lake.