As "Game of Thrones" is now through its first half of the seventh season, the level of intensity is reaching a tipping point. The war is ruining the entire Westeros, even though there are some entities trying to bring in a certain level of peace and stability. But, as always, such bold endeavours will require some great sacrifices in this maelstrom of war Westeros has been since the very beginning.

Working on his relationship or alliance with Daenerys Targaryen, Jon Snow seems to have gained her support in his quest to bring down to Westeros a hard piece of evidence that the army of the dead is a real danger, and the biggest threat to all livings in the land of the Seven Kingdoms.

Jon Snow leads a sinful group

Regardless of the stakes and the future benefits of a war-free Westeros, Jon has gathered few volunteers to follow him in his quest. Even so, he has surrounded himself with people that have nothing left to lose. The list includes Jorah Mormont (Daenerys' long time aide who was cured by Samwell Tarly in the Citadel), the Hound, Beric, Brotherhood Without Banners' leader and its drunk priest Thoros, Robert Baratheon's bastard son Gendry and Tormund Giantsbane, the leader of the Free Folk. It's an eclectic mix indeed, but all the hopes for a peaceful resolution of the conflict stand in their hands and their surviving skills.

Deciding to lead this fringe group, Jon Snow, the King of the North, takes a radical decision.

Winterfell is boiling under his long absence with many still questioning his decision to travel South to meet Daenerys at Dragonstone. The group he commands is nothing but a moral compass with every individual inside of it having a fair share of sins to be redeemed. Walking through the blizzard, their silhouettes are fading away in the final scene of episode 5.

It's easy to anticipate that at least one of them won't be there to make the return journey. The unknown part resides in a single question: Who?

A desperate alliance may be the only chance

If Jon Snow will procure that hard piece of evidence that will shred every piece of doubt regarding Army of the death existence, the unlikely alliance between Cersei Lannister and Daenerys Targaryen may see its dawn.

But there is a lot to digest from both sides in order to reach that point. In the meantime, it's gonna be interesting to follow Lannisters' plans to neutralise Daenerys leverage. Moreover, Littfefinger is up to something in Winterfell and it seems that he caught Arya Stark in the middle of his shady plot.