Another Sunday night means another episode of Game of Thrones has aired. The last episode featured one of the most epic battles in the entire series and ended with Jaime Lannister sinking to his death. I thought that Jaime Lannister would drown due to the weight of his armor and he would never be able to reunite with Cersei or his dwarf brother.

I couldn't have been more wrong.

The episode began with Bronn pulling Jaime out of the water and saving him from drowning to death. The rest of the episode was build up to the arrival of winter. It looks like both the community and the characters will now have to start saying Winter is here rather than Winter is coming.

Other highlights in this episode include the touching reunion of Daenerys Targaryen and Jorah Mormont along with the tense negotiations between Tyrion and Jaimie. Gilly unknowingly found out information that supports Jon Snow being the rightful heir the throne of Westeros, while we finally got the return of Gendry featuring a wicked hammer, and a rag tag team of warriors all heading out beyond the wall to face the undead.

Many fans are more excited about what is to come, but this episode was still important to watch. Gilly discovered that Prince Rhaegar Targaryen, son of the Mad King Aerys, had an annulment to Elia Martell. Rhaegar would then remarry in secret to Lyana Stark, who would then give birth to Jon Snow.

This information will give Jon Snow something to legitimize his claim to the throne over Daenerys Targaryen. This reveal was something that Sam, unfortunately, just completely ignored. Since Jon has Targaryen blood, it would also explain why he was able to pet Drogon, a feat that only Daenerys and Tyrion have been able to do prior to this.

We also see that Littlefinger is scheming to turn the Starks against one another, though I have to ask why they haven't killed him yet. He betrayed Ned Stark, married Sansa to the despicable Ramsey, and Sansa and Arya are continuing to be manipulated by him. If Arya were smart, she would just assassinate him in cold blood and be done with it.

Of course, there is the other big question:

Will Cersei and Daenerys have an armistice?

Daenerys may be cruel, but she isn't completely mad yet. She is willing to let Jon Snow extract dragon glass, and she even sent Jorah Mormont to help, so she does believe the threat is real. Daenerys is willing to cease hostilities to deal with the immense white walker threat. Cersei knows Daenerys could take the Iron throne is she wanted to let so's hope that Cersei uses common sense and realizes that this white walker invasion takes priority.

Overall this was an excellent episode with a big revelation regarding Jon Snow's heritage. It also helps to build hype for the arrival of winter which, judging by the preview, will be quite cold and deadly.

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