The Battle of Winterfell is upon us. The April 21 episode of ‘Recreation of Thrones’ featured a steamy hookup, Jon Snow dropping a bombshell on Daenerys, and everybody getting ready for the Battle of Winterfell.
Jaime stands earlier than Daenerys, Sansa, Jon Snow, and the remainder of Winterfell after his arrival. Daenerys nonetheless holds a significant grudge in opposition to Jaime for killing her father, The Mad King. Jaime has come to Winterfell with out Cersei’s troops and Daenerys is pissed about that, too. “She lied to me as properly,” Jaime says. He admits Cersei by no means had any intention of sending her troops north. Daenerys asks Jaime why he’s right here. “I promised to battle for the residing,” he says. “I intend to maintain that promise.”
Tyrion speaks for his brother. Sansa, then again, surprisingly agrees with Daenerys. She doesn’t belief Jaime. Jaime refuses to apologize for his previous misdeeds. Home Stark and Home Lannister had been at struggle and he says he’d do all of it once more. “The issues we do for love,” Bran quips out of nowhere. Jaime is shaken over Bran’s phrases, that are the identical phrases Jaime mentioned to Cersei earlier than pushing Bran out the window in season one.
“This goes past loyalty,” Jaime continues. “That is about survival.” Brienne stands up for Jaime as properly. She tells Daenerys and Sansa how Jaime defended her and misplaced his hand within the course of. She additionally reveals to Sansa how he fulfilled his oath to Catelyn to guard her by Brienne. Brienne says she’d battle alongside Jaime. Sansa trusts Brienne along with her life so she desires Jaime to remain. Jon Snow desires to let Jaime keep as properly. He wants all of the troops he can get. When everybody has left the room, Bran continues to be staring again at Jaime. Daenerys is 50 shades of offended at Tyrion for believing Cersei. If Tyrion can’t see past his sister’s manipulation and lies, then she’ll discover one other Hand of the Queen.
Arya goes to see Gendry, who’s wanting all scorching and bothered, to get an replace on her weapon. They begin speaking concerning the White Walkers. Gendry is clearly scared, as everybody ought to be, concerning the battle. He’s seen the White Walkers. He is aware of what they will do. Arya’s not afraid to stare loss of life within the face as soon as once more. “I do know loss of life. He’s received many faces. I stay up for seeing this one,” Arya says whereas throwing daggers completely. When Arya walks away, Gendry seems to be very impressed.
Jaime goes to see Bran on the weirwood tree. “I’m sorry for what I did to you,” Jaime tells Bran, who just isn’t offended with Jaime in any respect. Every thing that has occurred has led to the place they’re now. Jaime had a task to play on this story. Later, Jaime chats with Tyrion whereas strolling round Winterfell. They focus on Cersei and Jaime believes Cersei isn’t mendacity about being pregnant. Tyrion is aware of he was fooled by his sister and Jaime thinks he was, too. However that’s not the case. Jaime’s all the time recognized precisely who Cersei was and he liked her anyway. Tyrion is satisfied he’s going to die at Winterfell and jokes that no less than Cersei gained’t get to homicide him. As Tyrion is chatting away, Jaime is staring down at Brienne getting ready for the battle. Brienne asks Jaime why he’s actually right here and why he hasn’t insulted her in any respect since he received right here. “I’m not the fighter I was,” he tells Brienne. “I’d be honored to serve beneath your command if you happen to’ll let me.” This can be a defining second for Brienne and Jaime. They’ve come thus far.
Daenerys tries to get by to Sansa and get on the identical web page. Sansa reiterates that Tyrion is an efficient man. “He by no means ought to have trusted Cersei,” Daenerys says. Sansa claps again, “You by no means ought to have both.” Then the dialog shifts to Jon. “He loves you, you realize that,” Sansa says. She doesn’t suppose Jon is performing in his greatest pursuits. “Males do silly issues for girls,” she continues. Daenerys brings up a strong level. Her fundamental aim for her complete life has been to take again the Iron Throne. Now she’s on the opposite facet of the world preventing Jon’s struggle. “I’m right here as a result of I really like you brother and I belief him and I do know he’s true to his phrase,” Daenerys tells Sansa. Sansa asks what occurs after the struggle. “I take the Iron Throne,” Daenerys rapidly says. That’s not the reply Sansa desires to listen to. “What concerning the north?” Sansa asks. Sansa’s loyalties are crystal clear as soon as once more. She desires the Starks to rule over the north and nobody else. Earlier than this catfight will get any worse, Daenerys and Sansa get phrase of one other arrival — THEON! “I need to battle for Winterfell, Woman Sansa, if you happen to’ll have me,” Theon says. She tears up and hugs him.
Tormund, Beric, and Dolorous Edd arrive from Final Fireplace. They inform Jon the useless received there first. Tormund’s fundamental query? “Is the massive girl nonetheless right here?” he asks, speaking about Brienne. The crew gathers round Jon to debate the plan of assault. “Our enemy doesn’t tire. Doesn’t cease. Doesn’t really feel,” Jon says. This won’t be a typical battle. The aim is to get to the Evening King. Jaime doesn’t suppose the Evening King will ever expose himself. “He’ll come for me,” Bran says. “He’s tried earlier than many occasions with many Three-Eyed-Ravens.” Bran explains that the Evening King desires an limitless night time and to erase the reminiscences of the residing. Bran reveals the Evening King all the time is aware of the place he’s due to the mark on his pores and skin. Bran desires to lure the Evening King out into the open and can look ahead to him within the Godswood. Theon chimes in saying he’ll stick with Bran and defend him.
Daenerys desires Tyrion to remain within the crypt through the battle. Tyrion has fought earlier than and desires to do it once more. “You’re right here due to your thoughts,” she tells him. “If we survive, I’ll want it.” Tormund decides to wreck the temper by saying, “We’re all going to die. No less than we’ll die collectively.” When everybody walks out, solely Bran and Tyrion are left. Tyrion desires to listen to about Bran’s story earlier than they die.
Arya comes throughout The Hound whereas wandering round Winterfell. Beric reveals up and Arya admits that he’s off her kill listing. She leaves The Hound and Beric behind as a result of she doesn’t need to spend her ultimate hours with them. She goes to follow along with her bow and arrow. Gendry brings her the weapon she requested for. Arya desires to know what Melisandre wished with him all these years in the past. He explains the unusual scenario, how she wished his blood for a spell as a result of he’s the bastard son of Robert Baratheon. Arya asks about his previous with girls. She desires to know what number of girls he’s been with. He tells her three girls. Arya is aware of her life might be ending very quickly. “I need to know what it’s like earlier than that occurs,” she tells Gendry earlier than kissing him. They strip one another down and he sees the scars on her physique. “I’m not the Crimson Lady. Take your individual bloody pants off,” Arya says earlier than they’ve intercourse.
Tyrion, Brienne, Jaime, Davos, Podrick and Tormund all collect by the hearth for his or her final night time earlier than the battle. Tormund tries to flirt with Brienne when he sees Jaime. All of them begin ingesting. Tyrion admits that he thinks they’ll survive the battle. The topic of knights is introduced up. Tormund is shocked that Brienne just isn’t a knight. When Brienne explains that girls can’t be knights, Tormund says, “F**ok custom.” Amen, brother. Jaime realizes that any knight could make one other knight so he decides to knight Brienne proper then and there. That is all she’s ever wished. Jaime is the primary to say her title — Ser Brienne of Tarth, Knight of the Seven Kingdoms.
Sam provides Heartsbane to Jorah, who vows to make use of it in his father’s honor. Missandei and Greyworm kiss earlier than he heads off to battle, whereas Arya and Gendry lie in mattress collectively. Daenerys goes to see Jon within the crypts. He’s standing by his mom’s statue. She begins to speak about Rhaegar. She nonetheless solely is aware of the story Robert instructed everybody, that Rhaegar raped Lyanna Stark. “He didn’t,” Jon says. “He liked her.” He explains Rhaegar and Lyanna had been married in secret and had a son. Lyanna made her brother, Ned, promise to guard her son. “My identify… My actual identify is Aegon Targaryen,” Jon tells Daenerys. Daenerys can’t imagine what she’s listening to. Jon says that Bran noticed it and Sam confirmed it on the Citadel. She doesn’t need to imagine this. “It’s true, Dany. I do know it’s,” he says. The belief falls over her face. Jon is the final male inheritor of Home Targaryen. He has a declare to the Iron Throne, a stronger one which she does. Earlier than they will focus on this any additional, they hear the decision that the battle is about to start. Everybody will get into place for the battle forward. The ultimate second of the episode options Tyrion staring out on the darkness. The Evening King’s military is shut.