It is now the third week of the ten weeks’ worth of episodes for season 7 of “Game of Thrones” on HBO. Much has been happening as the War of the Five Kings on Westeros, now a War of the Two Queens goes into a critical stage. While the belligerents involved – Queen Cersei Lannister (Lena Heady) and Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) obsess over victory against their human foes, King of the North Jon Snow (Kit Harrington) tries to get them to stop fighting and look to the north. After all, winter is here and with it, the White Walkers that seek to end all life in the world. But as Episode 3: “The Queen’s Justice” tells it, nobody is listening.

And some viewers have their own separate complaints with the show creators and the network, about 'Confederate.'

An important meeting and mirrored vengeance

For the third chapter of HBO’s seventh season of “Game of Thrones,” there are three settings of primary interest and three of secondary ones. The money scene, as has been hyped on previews and promotional photos, is the long-awaited first meeting between Jon and Daenerys, aunt and bastard nephew unbeknownst to them both.

While the Mother of Dragons is blind to the coming end times, focused only on gaining the Iron Throne, Jon does gain an ally for his “True War” in Tyrion Lannister (Peter Dinklage) who lets him have the resource he needs to fight the White Walkers.

Meanwhile, in King’s Landing, Queen Cersei exults over having the Dornish leadership as her prisoners. To avenge their murder of her daughter Myrcells, Cersei copies the method of poisoning on Tyene Sand (Rosabell Laurenti Sellers) in the Black Cells, with her mother Ellaria (Indira Varma) bound and helpless to comfort her child.

Varma reveals in an interview that this was her last appearance for “Game of Thrones,” leaving the fate of her character darkly ambiguous.

Added controversy

With four episodes left in the HBO show this season, and more characters left to kill off, there is the empty-fort gambit that catches Daenerys’ army, seizing a Casterly Rock that has been stripped of all supplies and now surrounded by Euron’s Iron Fleet.

In Oldtown Samwell, Tarly (John Bradley) may have just cured the Greyscale disease of Jorah Mormont (Iain Glen), who might now return to his Dragon Queen. Bran Stark (Isaac Hempstead Wright) has also returned to Winterfell in the North, but his new disposition creeps out his sister Sansa (Sophie Turner).

Finally, Jaime Lannister (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) and his army defeat the Reach. He gives Olenna Tyrell (Diana Riggs) a mercy poisoning, but not before she reveals her responsibility for the death of King Joffrey. And with that, Westeros is no more ready for the White Walkers as before.

The “Game of Thrones” goes on, with the next episode of season 7 this coming August 6. During the HBO airing, however, social media got busy with many protesting posts over “Confederate,” the next series from “Thrones” show-runners D.B.

Weiss and David Benioff, set for 2019.

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