The third episode of Season 7 of “Game of Thrones” – The Queen’s Justice, was delivered marvelously. The episode showed the meetings and reunions that fans of the show have been waiting for so long. Daenerys Targaryen and Jon Snow have finally met, Jon and Tyrion Lannister have met again, and in Winterfell, Bran has come home and is reunited with Sansa.

The Queen’s Justice also showed how present events are highly driven by the events from the past seasons. The queen being referred to in the episode’s title is Queen Cersei. She finally got what she wanted the most, justice.

The father’s daughter

While Daenerys, Jon and everyone else were separating themselves from the parents and ancestors, Cersei was embracing it and stole the show with her clever plans and revenge. Cersei spent a night with her brother, Jaime. Even when someone knocked on the door and Jaime told her that no one could see them in bed, she coolly replied “I’m the queen of the Seven Kingdoms. I’ll do as I please.”

Cersei got a visit from Tycho Nestoris from the Iron Bank, and she wisely foreshadowed the attacks that Tyrion planned.

After realizing that the Iron Bank is betting on the stronger side, she convinces them Nestoris to side with the Lannisters. She also promised that the Crown’s debts will be paid and remind him that “the Lannisters always pay their debts.”

Two amazing strategies came into play this episode. The Unsullied attacked Casterly Rock, whose gates are known to be impregnable, until Tyrion’s secret passages.

The Unsullied defeated they Lannister army and realized that it was not the full army.

Instead, Cersei sent Jaime and the majority of the Lannister army to assault to Highgarden – the home of House Tyrell, the richest House. The assault wasn’t long with the scene cutting instantly to its brutal aftermath and Lady Olenna Tyrell in a room waiting for her death.

Now, Cersei has taken House Tyrell’s gold and will use it to pay the Iron Bank.

As remarked by Nestoris, Cersei truly is Tywin’s daughter, she’s learned a lot, and there is something worth admiring about her.

An eye for an eye

Back in Season 2, Myrcella was sent to Dorne to ally with them through marriage with Prince Trystane. In Season 5, Jaime went to Dorne to take Myrcella back after the death of Oberyn in a trial by combat. Before they left, Ellaria took her revenge (for Oberyn’s death) by poisoning Myrcella with a kiss on the lips. Just when Jaime and Myrcella were having a tender moment, the poison has taken effect, and she died in Jaime’s arms.

In this episode, after Euron paraded Ellaria and her daughter Tyene through King’s Landing, he brought them to Cersei's feet as gifts.

They were locked up, gagged and chained to opposite walls just inches apart. Cersei remembered the death of Oberyn Martell, raising Myrcella and how Ellaria murdered her.

After losing all her three children, Cersei knows that the best way to hurt a mother is through her children, with that she may have just devised a very cruel torture method. She kissed Tyene with the same poison Ellaria used on Myrcella, The Long Farewell. Cersei told Ellaria that she would be kept alive to watch Tyene as she slowly dies, as her beautiful face turns to bones, and to contemplate the things she’s done.