Meereen: Tyrion & Varys
The Masters’ envoy to Meereen arrives, having received Tyrion’s text message from last week. Led by Tyrion’s former slave owner Yezzan zo Qaggaz and Razdal mo Eraz (a nice return for an actor from late Season 3). Tyrion offers them a deal: he will allow slavery to exist outside of Meereen in Slaver’s Bay for seven further years until its extinction in exchange for their word to stop funding the rebel group Sons of the Harpy. The two sides tentatively agree
Then he has to deal with the former slaves and both Missandei and Grey Worm, former slaves themselves, are both called to defend his actions which they do, through gritted teeth. Afterward, they make their displeasure known to Tyrion. I sympathize with their positions and we would all love to live in a world where Peter Dinklage solves, like, world hunger. But that’s neither this world nor Westeros (Ok, it’s Essos, but you get me).
As much as I love Tyrion politicking, the events at Vaes Dothrak this week may me doubt further when the travails of Meereen will matter at all, other than a training ground for Dany’s awesomeness. If that’s the case, it would be incredibly reductive to her subjects, who were kinda hoping for a longterm savior, not a short-term fling. Maybe they can all tag along to Westeros?
MISSING THIS WEEK:
Bran? The Martells? Sam & Gilly? Arya? Bueller?
NEXT WEEK: The Door
“Tyrion seeks a strange ally. Bran learns a great deal. Brienne goes on a mission.Arya is given a chance to prove herself.”