The Highlights

“The Spoils of War” finally gave us one of the moments we have all been waiting for – and it did not disappoint in the least. The last ten minutes of the episode was so thrilling and intense that my heart is still racing. If you did not have goosebumps when you heard the Dothraki war cry, then you absolutely have no pulse. The anticipation of seeing Dany fly over the horizon on Drogon was palpable. Watching as the Lannister army fled in terror had me sitting on the edge of my seat. The way in which the entire battle was directed was phenomenal. One of my favorite parts of the entire sequence was the long shot of Bronn running from the Dothraki. The battle had us all hoping that Bronn wouldn’t die, then Drogon and finally Jamie. Speaking of Drogon potentially dying, my heart skipped a beat when I saw him crashing towards the ground, taken down by a wooden spear. So help me god if he is seriously injured – or worse – from that spear shot. Amidst all the pandemonium, Tyrion was able to spot Jamie, and although Jamie obviously couldn’t hear him, Tyrion was imploring him to get out of harms way.  That was a great scene in which we saw how much Tyrion cares for Jamie, even as he is plotting against his army. Will the two soon be reunited? It will be interesting to see how Jamie is saved.

Over in Kings Landing, the band is getting back together. Arya has finally arrived through the gates (with no help by the guards). It was a very heartwarming moment to see her and Sansa finally reunited. Of course she soon finds out that Bran has also made it back. Seeing the three Stark siblings together made the room awfully dusty, I have to admit. We also got a surprise reunion between Theon and Jon.

Speaking of Jon, you can cut the sexual tension between him and Dany with a knife. When he grabbed her by the hand inside of the cave, I thought they were going to do it right then and there. My lord! (no pun intended, but kind of intended).

The Low-lights

I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention the fact that this was the shortest episode of the entire series. It’s awfully hard to complain though. This has happened a few times in the past where I can’t justify adding any real low-lights. To be honest, I was going to include Bran here, but then he dropped the ‘chaos is a ladder’ line on Littlefinger.

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