As Game of Thrones S7 continues, we are back for another episode of our podcast!
In this episode we will talk about the second episode of season 7, that was aired on Sunday (23/07). We will have on episode each week, giving you a summary of what happened, possible spoilers, theories, opinion… The episodes will be released every Monday and the transcripts a few days later.
If you would like to listen to some more episodes about Game of Thrones, here is a list of episode we already released about it:
THE NEW KING IN THE NORTH – for beginners
GoT THEORIES (PART 1) – intermediate/advanced
GoT THEORIES (PART 2) – intermediate/advanced
The episode from last week: Season 7, episode 1
We also wrote a Blogpost about a book that is a prequel (the story happened before Game of Thrones) of the series:
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Good morning, everyone! And we are back for episode 2! What did you think? Did you agree (with) or like what happened in episode 2? And what did you think of our episode about episode 1? Do you think I forgot to talk about something special that happened in that episode or, I don’t know. Do agree, disagree… Do you think I gave maybe too many spoilers … I don’t know. Just yeah, your feedback is really, really important for us. Ok?
So today, we will talk about episode 2 and as you may have already noticed. What will happen today is the same that happened last week. We will give like a summary of what happened and at the same time we will already discuss maybe some theories , what I think, I will give you my point of view about a few things. OK?
So yes, we start episode 2 where we left of episode 1. At Dragonstone and we see Daenerys and Varys and Tyrion and they are discussing about the night Daenerys was born. And then we arrive at a point where Daenerys is questioning Varys and his loyalties. Because, I mean, he served under her father and then Robert and he was always involved in those plots to get rid of hose kings. And the situation gets a little bit … how can I say it… tense if you want. And then Varys tells her that he’s loyal to the people and that if he thinks that a king or a queen is not good for the people, then yeah, he will do something to change that situation. So, in the end, they get to some sort of an agreement that if he thinks that Daenerys is not really fulfilling her duties if you want , he will tell her instead of going behind her back. And trying to find someone else to replace her.
Then, what happens is that Melisandre arrives . Wow, I was not expecting that one. I mean, I was asking myself already where she was and what was going on with her, but I did not think that … at least not so quickly, you know. That she was going to arrive at Dragonstone so quickly. And then, of course, surprise surprise, she tells Daenerys she should summon Jon Snow because she thinks Daenerys as well as Jon Snow, they have a very important part to play in what’s going to happen in the future. So, exiting, exiting. I don’t know, what do you think? Is really the whole theory about the 3 dragons … is it gonna happen? Yes, no … but then again, if there are 3 dragons we need another person. Who would that one be? There are too many questions still. But so, yes, Melisandre tells her she should summon Jon and then Tyrion knows Jon a little bit a least and he says yeah, I agree with her. I cannot talk about what a God wants, but I know Jon Snow and if he really is the King in the North , you should summon him because he will be a good ally. An important ally. So they do that. Tyrion sends Jon Snow a raven , asking him to come and talk to Daenerys.
And we see that Jon receives this raven quite quickly even more so than the raven from Sam. Because the raven that Sam sent arrived a few days later only. Even though in the story Sam should have sent that raven way before Daenerys sent hers. So I don’t know what happened there. And the we see Jon discussing with Davos and Sansa what he should do. If he should answer and go or not because yeah, it’s a bit dangerous, right for him to just leave the north and go south specially because no one has any idea what Daenerys is planning. They all know her father was crazy but they don’t know her. But he trusts Tyrion and Sansa also says that Tyrion is different from the other Lannisters . that they can trust him. Because he was always very kind to her. And they are still married, in case you have forgotten. I did not! I really don’t know what’s gonna happen with Sansa. And then, they think it’s dangerous so Jn Snow doesn’t really know what to do. But yeah, it seems like he’s really accepting the advice from Sansa. So yeah, that cool and the we go back to Cersey.
And summons some bannermen and she’s talking about Daenerys and the fact that she’s a Targaryen, she’s crazy, she’s going to kill everyone and such things. And we see someone very interesting there: we see the … not the Tyrells, we see the Tarly. So Sam’s father and brother,they are there. And usually they are the bannerman from the Tyrells. But now the Tyrells are with Daenerys and against Cersey … so we see how Jamie in the end goes and talks to Sam’s father and says yeah, I’m so thankful that you came, because people respect you and they know a lot of people just came because you came and we need your support during the war that’s coming … and Sam’s father doesn’t really say what he’s going to do but when Jamie tells him that after the war he would be a perfect replacement for… what’s the name of… Olana. Olena… the Tyrell woman. Then he thinks like twice, you know. So I guess, maybe, yeah.. maybe Sam’s father is going to fight for Cersey against Daenerys. We will see. But he doesn’t really give like a definite answer. We will have to wait and see what happens in the future.
And then we see Jorah again. And there is a Maester who is examining him. And he tells him it’s too late, he should have cut his arm as soon as he was touched. But Sam just can’t accept that because I mean, he saw Sherine and he knows that someone managed to save Sherine and he asks the Maester. And the Maester says yeah, it’s very different, she was treated as soon as she was touched and she was a baby and he’s a grown man, it’s very different. And in the end, as he was leaving, he finds out that the man is actually Jorah Mormont. And as you may remember, Mormont was the name of the leader from the Nights watch. So Sam knew Jorah’s father. And I think that really got to him, you know. He was already very uneasy or he was not accepting already what was going on with Jorah and now that he knows he is Mormont’s son I’m guessing he will accept it even less. And as we see later yes, he really decided to do something about it. He didn’t really care for the consequences .
And then we see Cersey again. She is with that new Maester of hers. They go all the way down to where the dragon skulls are. A place where usually we don’t really see many people. But he takes her there to show her a new weapon he is developing and is like a huge bow or something. And so he demonstrates the weapon to Cersey and he show her that yeah, dragons can be big, but they can be hurt. They can be killed. And that’s what we see at that moment, right. How they destroy this huge skull.
And the we go back to Dragonstone and we see how Yara is telling Daenerys she should invade and attack Kingslanding now before Cersey has time to prepare. And the we see that lady from Dorne as well. She’s also saying yeah, we should do that. And the her a Tyrion sort of get into a fight because she killed his niece and he says well, they don’t do things like that in Dragonstone or Daenerys is not going to be a queen like that. And then Daenerys says that she’s not going to be the queen of ashes and this is something that Tyrion told her. So when she says that, Tyrion looks at her like wow, OK, she’s listening to me. That’s good. And she really is not her father. Because she does not want to be queen but have no one there to rule over, to listen to her. And that’s good. A good sign. So Alana (Olena), the lady Tyrell. She then tells a little bit about her granddaughter and how she was so loved and now she is just ashes. Because yeah, Cersey killed her. And she also says that the lords and the common people they are only going to obey her if they are afraid of her. And then later on she also compares Daenerys and she asks … she compares Daenerys to the common people you know, and she asks her if she’s sheep and she says well, you are not sheep. You don’t follow, you are a dragon, so you should lead. Because she’s telling Daenerys that she shouldn’t listen too much to Tyrion because he’s a very clever man but she should make her own mind. She should lead. And they they decide that they are not going to attack Kingslanding but they are going to make a siege around the city so that they won’t have food and this is going to happen with the Tyrell and Dorne’s army. They are not going to use the Dothraki or the Unsullied because then people would be against them. So they are going to use those 2 armies to take Castlery Rock. Because, yeah, the money from the government, let’s say it like that, is coming from Castlery Rock. Castlery Rock is the home of the Lannisters and so yeah, if they take the money, if they take Castlery Rock the family is going to lose power . so they decide to attack in 2 fronts. The unsullied and the Dothraki are going to attack Castlery Rock and the Dornish army and the army from the Tyrells are going to attack. Well, not really attack but yeah, be around Kingslanding and not let anything through. So people will go hungry.
And then, big big moment everyone was waiting for . Missandei and Greyworm finally had their moment together. I mean, they are finally spending a night together. I mean, this is something we could really see was going to happen right… because they like each other so much and he keeps telling her, she is his weakness. He didn’t have anything that he was afraid of losing before and now he has. So is just like when he was attacked he said I was weak I was afraid of dying. Not because of dying, but just because then it would mean I would never see you again. And I really had to see you again. I think it’s so sweet! And their relationship is so so sweet. I am very happy for them. And I am very excited to see how that one is going to be, you know. In the future. How they are going to be as a couple. So, what else.
O yeah, we go back to Sam and Sam is asking the Maester again about a way to treat Jorah and he says he thinks he found a way and then the Maester says no, it’s too dangerous. The guy who tried it , he died of the scales. I don’t remember the name of the disease but yeah. The disease that makes people become stone people, right. And then, of course, Sam doesn’t really listen to what the Maester is telling him and he says no. Jorah, you’re not gonna die today. I’m here to help you. And then Jorah asks him, have you ever done this before? He says no, but no one else is willing to try. So I’m your best shot. I’m your best chance. And it’s so sweet of Sam.But yeah, it seems … the procedure seems so painful! Poor Jorah! But I guess it worked, right? Because yeah, like I told you last week already, we see him… we are going to see him at Dragonstone or in Dragonstone. On the beach, while Jon Snow is there too. So we will see. What will happen now. But yes I’m guessing the procedure is going to work so Jorah can go back to his Khaelesi … because he was writing her a letter when Sam arrived. Because I’m guessing he was going to kill himself or something like this. Before he loses his mind. Sam is doing some pretty illegal things so I’m not so sure he really is going to finish his apprenticeship. Maybe. And become a real Maester because the process is obviously too slow for him. He needs answers now. He needs to be able to do things now. Because the White Walkers are coming and I think it takes like years and years to become a Maester. And he just doesn’t have time.
And then, what else happened. O yeah, we see Arya and she visits the tavern where Hotpie is working. And she’s telling him that she’s going to Kingslanding and then happens the one moment I was waiting for. He asks her why she’s not going to Winterfell. And she goes like: why should I go to Winterfell? There are other people there. And he goes: no. Jon Snow killed them. And he is now the King in the North. And the she has some trouble accepting and she says: no, you are lying! And he said: why would I lie to you? I have no reason to lie to you. Your brother is there and so, yay! She decided to go back home. I mean, the moment she leaves the tavern she’s still like torn between killing Cersey or going back home. But her heart was… talking louder maybe. So she decided to follow her heart and go home. And on her way home we have this one scene so many people were waiting for. She sees a Direwolf and she thinks, we think, it was Nymeria. But then again in the end she says: well, then it wasn’t you. Because the wolf or the Direwolf. A huge one by the way. Man, I would freak out if I ever saw a wolf that big! They don’t attack Arya but the wolf didn’t quite connect with her. But then again, if it’s not Nymeria, who would it be? Because it’s not Ghost and if I’m not mistaken all the other wolfs are gone. Oh no, there’s Bran’s wolf as well. Maybe it was Bran’s wolf then. I don’t know. Or is the wolf dead? Don’t think so. I think Arya’s and Bran’s wolves and Ghost , they are still alive. But well. So yes, we have this moment but not sure if it really was Nymeria or who it was. So yeah, they did not attack her but if it was Nymeria, Nymeria will maybe come back later when Arya really needs her , maybe. Who knows. It’s GoT, right? And what else happens…
Jon gets the raven from Sam and then now he decides he is going to visit Daenerys and he tells his bannerman. I don’t know how it’s been since last time we saw him talking to his bannerman but they are still all there. And of course everyone is like: no, are you crazy? It might be a trap. So you’re going but maybe you will never come back. And he says: well yeah, it’s a risk. But I have to take this risk. And even lady Mormont she’s against. She says : no, the winter is here, we need you here. But he says: I’m sorry. I have to go. And then he leaves Sansa in control. And again, as soon as he does that, we see Littlefinger’s face and he’s like: Yes! He has plans for Sansa. We will see if Sansa also has plans like Littlefinger or not. Because right now she’s kinda shady, right.
So we will have to wait and see but then, before Jon Snow leaves, we see him in the crypt. He is saying goodbye to his father and maybe even to his mum without knowing she’s his mum. And so Littlefinger goes down and starts talking to Jon Snow and he says: I love Sansa. And then Jon Snow got real mad at him. And he says: you leave my sister alone! If you touche her, I will kill her myself (oops!) I will kill you myself. He is very protective of his sister and he knows that Littlefinger is not really one to be trusted. But I don’t think Littlefinger’s gonna listen to him. Do you? I don’t think so. And in the end of the episode a very long episode, by the way. A whole hour.
We see Euron Greyjoy attacking the ships from his family, his niece. We see Euron and… people had already said that if we thought that the guy who kept Theon captive. If we thought he was already a bad guy, that Euron was gonna be like twice as bad. And that might be true. ‘cause the way he attacked Yara’s ships was very, very violent. It was extremely violent. And he really was not afraid to kill everyone and loose the ships as well. He was not interested in taking the ships back. He really just wanted carnage. I mean, he wanted blood. He was after blood. But now we know what he’s going to give as a gift to Cersey. Because he has the lady from Dorne and he has Yara. And I think also one of the daughters from the snake, Dorne there. She’s also still alive as far as I could see and tell. The other 2 were dead. But one has survived. So yeah, I’m guessing he’s taking all 3 of them to Cersey and Theon just escaped, right? I mean, he saw all of that and he was fighting until he saw his uncle and his uncle was holding Yara and he said: come on and save her. And he just couldn’t deal with the situation. Or maybe he decided that if … he saw that if he did that, he was gonna die as well. So maybe, maybe it’s not really because he was a coward. Maybe is because he thought they would have a better chance if he survives and then takes some extra people and then goes back and saves his sister. Who knows. But in the moment it really felt like he freaked out and he just jumped. And decided to save his own skin instead of trying to save his sister. And that’s where episode 2 finished. With Theon escaping and seeing Euron’s ship going away again.
So what do you think is gonna happen in episode 3? I’m pretty sure, from the scenes we saw Jon Snow is going to arrive at Dragonstone and what else. What else do you think we can expect from episode 3? And what did you think of episode 2? Were you expecting maybe even more excitement , more action? Or maybe you think it was a nice episode. I don’t know. I must say I was expecting a little bit more but the way it was was not a bad episode. It was a good one. I guess. The problem is, we only will have 7 episodes, right. So each episode really counts. But then again they need to build the story. We will talk again next Monday after episode 3. Again, thank you for listening! If you enjoyed it and maybe you think one of your friends or even if you are a teacher maybe if you think one of your students would like it and enjoy it. Please just share. I f you liked it as well just give us a like or a thumbs up… leave us a comment. Is always nice to hear what you guys think about the epsiodes. Be it on Stitcher, on our webpage or whatever, ok? or on Itunes as well. And yeah, I wish you guys an amazing week and I will talk to you next week on the next episode talking about episode 3. Bye, bye!