'Game of Thrones' Cave Painting Holds a Clue About Jaime

Thursday, 10 Aug, 2017

Jon has to bend the knee.

This story contains spoilers for "The Spoils of War", the fourth episode of Game of Thrones' seventh season.

Was Tyrion Lannister's behavior in the last episode an indication that he might betray Daenerys Targaryen, the queen he serves, in favor of his brother, who is the only Lannister that regards him as a family?

Scorched earth: Tyrion Lannister surveys the damage on the battlefield. It's important that his wagon train arrive safely back at King's Landing: he looted crucial grain supplies to help Cersei during the coming winter.

As Daenerys' dragons get bigger and bigger, she interacts with them more often.

Daenerys has gained the upper hand on her foes and given the show's usual trajectory, she could use being taken down a notch or two.

In the wake of the battle, we were left with some serious cliffhangers.

Assuming Jamie isn't going to end up drowning in the river he was knocked into (he's not), then it would appear Daenerys forces are going to have some rather high-value targets in their custody. This battle also allowed us to see Joffrey and Tyrion for who they truly were - Joffrey sinking from the task at hand and abandoning the battle at a crucial time, while Tyrion delivers a rousing speech to lead the king's forces against the invaders. But as with everything White Walker-related, you always have to wait so long to hear from them again that it's hard to get too invested. Drogon wrecked house last night by roasting the red and gold (minus Bronn and Jaime). Moments later Tyrion spots his brother, Jaime. He maybe referring to save the mother of Dragons to not to become another ruthless monarch. Danaerys pulled the arrow out.

But Daenerys can acknowledge this drawback in her chief adviser and still keep him on as an asset. The episode is titled "Eastwatch". "Eastwatch" refers to a place we've never seen in the TV series.

Clarke shared a photo from the HBO hit's set on Instagram with fellow actor Kit Harrington, who plays Jon Snow. Throw in some snarky albeit sensible repartees by Tyrion and Ser Davos' hilarious, gushing encomiums for Snow and we had a ideal premise for a bunch of third-graders squabbling for their turn at the swing (a point actually emphasized by Snow between their argument, when he stated that they were quarreling like kids instead of helping each other to fight the White Walkers).

The people on Arya's list still breathing are Cersei, The Mountain (Gregor Clegane), The Hound (Sandor Clegane), Melisandre, Thoros of Myr, Beric Dondarrion, and Ser Illyn Payne. Jon Snow and all of the allies must take everything they've learned, and must have the support of Daenaerys and her three dragons to have any chance at stopping them. This has now, turned out to be the new slogan for the King in the North!