Seven is an important number for many reasons in the world of Game of Thrones but I don’t think you will need seven guesses to work out the meaning of this episode title. The Dragon and the Wolf is the epic finale of the seventh series of Game of Thrones, if you haven’t seen it yet I would highly recommend doing so. Spoilers below.
Given the events of the last seven series I would never have expected to see Jon Snow in Kings Landing but here he is alongside the remaining part of team Danerys. Tyrion got to have a nice catch up with Bronn and Pod while the Hound saw Brienne for the first time since they tried to kill each other over Arya back in series 4.
Finally the moment came for them all to meet and it was everything I thought it would and more. Danerys met Cersei for the first time while the Hound eyed up his brother the Mountain. However the coolest moment was when they unleashed the captured undead solider. It very nearly won them over, that is until Jon went and revealed he had already bent the knee to Danerys.
This left Tyrion to go and smooth things over with Cersei which many considered to be a suicide mission. There was a great moment between Jamie and Tyrion as they said bye to each other before meeting with Cersei. Lena Headey and Peter Dinklage are incredible in their scene together and it appears he was successful in getting the crowns full support, although I do wonder what else they might have discussed off screen.
Euron seemingly ran away when he saw the demonstration of the undead but as we find out later he has really gone to pick up the Golden Company. Cersei reveals her plan to betray Danerys and has a great scene with Jamie who couldn’t believe that she would go back on her word. I also really liked the shot of Jamie leaving kings landing by himself as the snow fell and I can’t wait to see what he does next.
Back in Dragonstone team Danerys discusses the next step of the plan while Theon has a great heart to heart with Jon Snow. Theon was also given the chance to redeem himself with the ironborn with a fantastic one on one fight scene. This was his main part of the episode and it certainly seems like they are setting him up to rescue Yara from Euron in the eighth and final series of Game of Thrones.
Speaking of the Game of Thrones we have Littlefinger still trying to create chaos between Sansa and Arya. There is a nice little scene between Littlefinger and Sansa which seems to work in his favour when Arya is called before the lady of Winterfell. However the look of surprise on Littlefinger’s face when Sansa called him out was priceless. Chaos elevated him so far but there seems to be very little that can get past the Starks these days.
Last but not least Sam Tarly makes it to Winterfell when he reunites with Bran. Together the two of them work out that Rheagar Targarian and Lyanna Stark got married in secret and their son Jon snow is actually named Aegon Targarian. Meanwhile Jon and Danerys are hooking up on their way to White Harbour unawares of their shared heritage.
The finale then ends with a short sequence up at Eastwatch where Beric Dondarrion and Tormund are surveying the land beyond the wall. Suddenly the army of the dead appear and stop just as suddenly. The Night king then rides in on an undead Viserion and brings down the wall in an epic manner with his Icy breath.
The Great war is finally here and while i have no idea how long we will have to wait for it yet, I know that it is going to be one hell of a final series.