Meereen: Tyrion & Varys
Tyrion is amazing. This is about a non-controversial statement as one can make. With his Meereenese advisers Varys, Missandei and Grey Worm, they discuss ships’ burning, the slave Masters retaking Astapor and Yunkai as well as the dragons, who are refusing to eat without Dany around. He volunteers to visit them as a “friend” and I immediately think “wouldn’t it be nuts if we all expected Jon’s true parentage to be revealed and they suddenly revealed Tyrion had some long-lost Targaryen blood” (seriously, that’s a theory).
Dinklage of course kills his speech relating his childhood desire to meet a dragon (delivered to the dragons) and his father, typically, shitting on his dream. Tyrion unchains them, earning their trust.
MISSING THIS WEEK:
Littlefinger as well as Sam, Gilly and Little Sam were MIA again this week, along with Margaery Tyrell and her family. There were no updates from the Riverlands, where the Blackfish holds Riverrun in defiance of the treacherous Freys (of whom this week’s victim Walda was a family member). We also took a break from Dany while she is marched to Vaes Dothrak as well as the “Martells,” (technically, the actual Martells are all dead, but the Sand Snakes remain). They were presumably off killing any remaining family members they might have missed in Dorne.
Here’s the synopsis and preview for next week’s episode “Oathbreaker.”
“Daenerys meets her future. Bran meets the past. Tommen confronts the High Sparrow. Arya trains to be No One. Varys finds an answer. Ramsay gets a gift.”