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Game of Thrones Season 8 Filming Beginning Soon: Maise Williams Arrives in Belfast

Game of Thrones Season 8 Filming Begins October

Maise Williams Arrives in Belfast For Game of Thrones Season 8 Filming


Game of Thrones Season 8 Filming Begins in October

Fantastic news for those awaiting the next season of Game of Thrones. Game of Thrones Season 8 filming is about to begin this month. Our favorite Maise Williams (Arya Stark) has arrived in Belfast for the GOT8 filming. 
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Game of Thrones Season 8 Filming To Begin Soon

A few days earlier Nikolaj Coster-Waldau dropped a hint for the filming to start in October. Thanks to Ray Jorden, a twitterati we now know that Maise Williams has been stopped in Belfast, Northern Ireland, which houses a production center of Game of Thrones. 

 



Maise Williams may have been called in earlier because of all the fighting sequences she needs to be trained for in the upcoming battles of the long night and the great war. 

We will see other actors dropping by soon. This production center houses the famous set of Winterfell castle.

The Importance of the Belfast Game of Thrones Set in Game of Thrones Season 8

The Game of Thrones production crew has been working on the set quite hard. 




Winterfell is going to be a central place of a rendezvous for all of the remaining Game of Thrones cast to fight the long night and the great war. There are going to be several reunions there between the surviving GOT characters. I am pretty sure that there is going to be a battle scene at Winterfell between the Night King and his army of the dead (not to forget the undead Viserion) and Daenerys, Jon Snow and their allies. So we will see a lot of Game of Thrones characters pouring into Belfast over the next few days. 

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Is The Night King Headed To Isle of Faces Or Winterfell Or Both?

Is Night King Headed To Isle of Faces?

In the final moments of Game of Thrones‘ seventh season, we saw the Night King bring down the Wall at Eastwatch-by-the-Sea and then crossing into Westeros with the army of the dead at his back. There are a couple of places the Night King might be heading while mounted on undead/wight dragon Viserion, along with his army of the dead.

Can he be headed to Isle of Faces? Possibly, yes. The Isle of Faces is an island located at the center of Gods Eye, an immense lake on the south-eastern edge of the Riverlands and the north-western edge of the Crownlands. The castle of Harrenhal lies on the coast of the lake to the north of the isle.

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Isle of Faces on Westeros Map

The Isle of Faces has significant importance for the people of Westeros. It is regarded as a sacred place where the Old of Westeros . According to a myth, it was here that the Children of the Forest and the First Men signed The Pact, the treaty that ended centuries of warfare between the two peoples.

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The Pact Between The Children of the Forest and the First Men

Priests of the Old Gods known as the Green Men dwell here since the Andals invasion. According to legend, the island is filled with weirwood trees. Each of the trees has a face, carved in witness to the signing of the Pact. Rumor is that the Green Men keep the common folk of Westeros away from the Isle of Faces with magic. The Night King might want to use the magical powers of the Isle to give life to his undead army. Game of Thrones series has mentioned Gods Eye a few times inwhere the isle of faces resides.



Night King Headed to Winterfell and then Isle of Faces?

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Army of the Dead forms a Stark Sigil at Eastwatch

There was this a tiny detail in Game of Thrones Season 7 finale where army of the dead while crossing the wall at Eastwatch formed a Stark sigil. Some people have theorized that Brandon Stark is the Night King which the actor Isaac Hempstead Wright who plays Brandon Stark has rejected. What if the Night King is Brandon Stark? Anyway, the first stop for the Night King after taking Castle Black will most likely be Winterfell. We will most likely witness a battle between Jon Snow, Daenerys and her dragons and the Night King and his undead dragon.


To go more crazy, Night King (who is Brandon Stark?) will march upon Winterfell and then King’s Landing. He will kill all the main surviving characters of Game of Thrones and then go to the Gods Eye where Isle of Faces is and revive all those who are dead. A win in the end for Westerosis. So basically Brandon will totally annihilate the army of the dead and bring everyone back to the living.

Let’s see if this crazy theory plays out this way. What do you all think? Leave your comments.

Samwell Tarly: Most Likely To Find A Way To Defeat The Night King

Samwell Tarly is an unsung hero of Game of Thrones. When he came to the Night’s Watch as a recruit everyone thought that he is no good. But his intellect has carried him on in Game of Thrones. Judging by what he has been able to do so far there is a huge possibility that he will find a way to defeat the Night King.



Why Samwell Tarly Could Be The Person To Find A Way to Defeat the Night King

Samwell Tarly was recently at Citadel. His main purpose of going there was to study and find a way to defeat The Night King and his army of the dead. Sam has a track record of discovering things through his knowledge and love for books.

Way To Defeat The Night King

Samwell Tarly Trying To Convince The Archmaester About The Threat From White Walkers Advancing Towards The Wall

Sam Found Dragonglass and Its Use

Sam found dragonglass and a horn at the Fist of the First Men in Game of Thrones Season 2. He kept that stash with him before the White Walkers attacked the men of the Night’s Watch. On his way back to the Wall he rescued Gilly and her son from Craster’s Keep and killed a White Walker with dragonglass. He was the first one to discover that White Walkers can be killed with dragonglass. Later on, in the Citadel, he found that tons of dragonglass is sitting at Dragonstone, the power seat of the House Targaryen.

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Sam Tarly Finds Dragonglass and A Horn at The Fist of The First Men

Sam Found The Horn That Can Be Dragonbinder

According to Sam, the horn he found at The Fist of The First Men is the one that can be used to tear down the wall but in the books, there is another horn known as the dragonbinder. Euron Greyjoy has this horn at Kingsmoot and he tells the Iron Born that dragonbinder can be used to control dragons.

“That horn you heard I found amongst the smoking ruins that were Valyria, where no man has dared to walk but me. You heard its call, and felt its power. It is a dragon horn, bound with bands of red gold and Valyrian steel graven with enchantments. The dragonlords of old sounded such horns before the Doom devoured them. With this horn, ironmen, I can bind dragons to my will.”Euron Greyjoy at Kingsmoot



The Night King now has an undead dragon, Viserion, which has given him his own weapon of mass destruction. So this may be something that Sam will discover later on to use on Viserion and maybe this is not the horn that Sam thinks it is.

Sam Took Books And Scrolls From Citadel That Can Have Information On Defeating The Night King

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Sam and Gilly in Eastwatch

In a rant in the episode Eastwatch, Sam tells Gilly that the information to defeat the Night King is sitting and rotting somewhere on the shelves of the Citadel so he decides to take the matters into his own hands. Sam Tarly leaves the Citadel with a stash of scrolls and books which can help him in learning ways to ultimately defeat the Night King. He is capable of finding that information as he has found important information before by using his skills and his love for reading such as dragonglass sitting at Dragonstone and a cure to Jorah’s greyscale.

Also, Sam has the sword ‘Heartsbane‘ in his possession which is Valyrian steel. I am pretty sure that Heartbane will play a role in the Great War as well.

We have high hopes from Samwell Tarly. I am pretty sure that he will find a way to defeat the Night King.

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LIVE ANALYSIS: GAME OF THRONES SEASON 7 EPISODE 6 BEYOND THE WALL

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What Can Be The Top Moments of Beyond The Wall?

In the photos, we see the Suicide Squad, Jon Snow, Gendry, Beric Dondarrion, Thoros of Myr, The Hound, Jorah Mormont, Tormund, and a few wildings taking off on their excursion beyond the wall to capture a wight.



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The Warriors of the Long Night – Jon Snow, Jorah Mormont, Tormund, Beric Dondarrion, Thoros of Myr, Gendry, and The Hound

This was a brilliant idea of Tyrion Lannister to show to Cersei that the army of the dead exists and to get an armistice with Cersei. I would say it’s quite stupid and may be Tyrion’s biggest blunder. We see some bromance in the pictures between Tormund and Hound. What are they talking about? Maybe Brienne.

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Tormund and Hound Bromance

We also see Daenerys worried and talking to Tyrion in the pictures and in the preview. There is a huge possibility that Daenerys would have to fly her dragons beyond the wall to save the suicide squad. We may also see some Jon and Daenerys moments. Okay, so the wait is almost over. Join me live and until then check out Beyond The Wall preview.

Tyrion Lannister Just Made An Epic Blunder In Game of Thrones Season 7

Tyrion Lannister has made many mistakes since the Game of Thrones Season 7 started. He has ill advised Daenerys on many fronts. His advice can cost Daenerys the claim to the Iron Throne, her dragons, and maybe her life, and can start the Great War between the living and the dead. Let’s take a look at all the damage he has done so far.



Bad Counsel by Tyrion Lannister in Stormborn

In the episode Stormborn, Tyrion strongly advises Daenerys to not attack King’s Landing.

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Tyrion Lannister Advising Daenerys Against Attacking Red Keep




In his opinion, conquering Westeros would be easy for Daenerys. But he doesn’t want her to be the queen of ashes. He thinks that with the Tyrells and the Dornish on their side they can win the Iron Throne without turning King’s Landing into a slaughterhouse. But Yara Greyjoy, Ellaria Sand, and Olenna Tyrell do not like Tyrion’s suggestions. Olenna doesn’t think that being nice to people and being loved is gonna help Daenerys claim the Iron Throne in Westeros. Olenna advises her to be a dragon and to not be a sheep. Yara and Ellaria want to attack King’s Landing but against everyone’s wishes, Daenerys decides to go with the advice provided by Tyrion Lannister.

Tyrion suggests that the army that attacks the Red Keep should be Westerosi. He argues that Cersei will try to rally the lords of Westeros by appealing to their loyalty, their love for their country. If they besiege the city with the Unsullied and Dothraki, who are foreigners in Westeros, we will prove her point. He suggests that Yara Greyjoy’s fleet should ferry the Dornish army to the Red Keep and the Dornish and the Tyrell army should lay a siege on King’s Landing which would lead to Cersei bending the knee ultimately.

Well, nothing goes the way Tyrion thought in his head. When the Greyjoy fleet is going to Sunspear to get the Dornish army, they are attacked by Euron Greyjoy’s armada. Euron captures Ellaria Sand and Yara Greyjoy and takes them to the King’s Landing. Not only that, Euron destroys almost all of the Greyjoy fleet. His advice cost Daenerys losing the house of Dorne and the Greyjoy fleet. 

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Euron Captures Yara and Ellaria At The Naval Battle

Daenerys Loses House Tyrell in The Queen’s Justice

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The Unsullied Take Casterly Rock




Another master plan of Tyrion Lannister was for The Unsullied to take over Casterly Rock, which is the power seat of the House Lannister. According to him, Cersei will be ready for The Unsullied but he knows a secret passage to the castle of Casterly Rock through the sewers which only he knows. If The Unsullied entered through that secret passage they can get into the castle and fight the Lannister army. According to Tyrion, The Unsullied taking over the Casterly Rock was a sure shot win for Daenerys but again, Cersei and Jaime Lannister were two steps ahead of Tyrion.

Jaime and Cersei, instead, abandon Casterly Rock before The Unsullied arrive, and take over The Highgarden, the power seat of the House Tyrell. Highgarden has fertile lands and that will guarantee food for the Lannisters for the long winter. Jaime also takes over the gold of the House Tyrell to pay off the debt owed to the Iron Bank. Lady Olenna is poisoned to death by Jaime. So, again because of the bad counsel of Tyrion Lannister, Daenerys loses another powerful ally in the South, House Tyrell.

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Lady Olenna And Jaime Before Her Death

Most Epic Blunder By Tyrion Lannister

The most epic bad advice that perhaps Tyrion has given to Daenerys Targaryen is in Game of Thrones Season 7 Episode 5 ‘Eastwatch’. In Eastwatch, Jon receives a raven from Brandon Stark about Army of The Dead marching towards Eastwatch by The Sea. Jon says that he needs to go back to Winterfell right away and prepare his bannerman for fighting the dead unless Daenerys wants to join them. Daenerys says that if she comes with Jon Cersei will take Westeros.

Tyrion then comes up with another genius thought. He says that Cersei will agree to a truce if we prove that Army of the Dead is real. He asks Jon if it’s possible to capture a wight from beyond the wall and bring it to King’s Landing. Tyrion thinks that they can get the support of the Lannister army to fight the Great War if they can manage to have proof. Jon thinks that can be done and leaves with Jorah Mormont, Gendry, and Ser Davos to go to the Eastwatch. At Eastwatch, Jon comes to know that Beric Dondarrion, Thoros of Myr, and The Hound have also come to Eastwatch to fight the dead. The Hound saw a vision in the flames of the Army of The Dead stationed at a mountain shaped like an arrowhead and he saw them marching towards Eastwatch.

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Suicide Squad – Jon Snow, Jorah Mormont, Gendry, Tormund, Beric Dondarrion, Thoros of Myr, and The Hound

What Can Be The Consequences of Tyrion Lannister’s Disastrous Advice

Jon Snow, Tormund, Jorah Mormont, Beric Dondarrion, Thoros of Myr, The Hound, and Gendry along with a few other wildlings are now out on a mission beyond the wall to capture a wight to bring back to the King’s Landing. Now, let us examine the consequences of this suicide mission suggested by Tyrion Lannister. The Night King has hundreds and thousands of dead marching with him. Do you think this party of seven to ten people have any chance of making back to the Eastwatch safely? What are the odds they have against hundreds and thousands of dead white walkers? Almost, nada in my opinion. This time they don’t even have ships to save them unlike at the Battle of Hardhome against these dead people and the Night King.



The risk is too great. There is a strong chance that Daenerys would have to go to the North to save this suicide squad. Her other two dragons won’t have any riders to guide them if she goes. According to the stills, from the second preview of Game of Thrones Season 7, it seems like Daenerys will end up going there as we see a lot of Dragon fire beyond the wall.

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Still From The 2nd Preview of Game of Thrones Season 7

There is also some speculation by the fans that one of her dragons will die fighting the dead. The Night King will revive that dragon and he will have an ice dragon. Goosebumps!! That can finally give the Night King and the Army of the Dead a way to break the wall. Remember, dragons have magical powers. So there is a risk of the suicide squad dying along with Jon and Dany and the dragons. That’s a lot to risk just to prove to Cersei that the White Walkers exist. And we know the power hungry monster that Cersei is. I don’t think Cersei will agree to any armistice even after seeing the proof of the Army of the Dead. Rather, she can even think of using the Army of the Dead to wipe off her own enemies.

I think Tyrion has gone too far this time. Somewhere in the corner of his heart, he wants House Lannister to not be annihilated completely by Daenerys. He still feels that Jaime will come around, if not Cersei. But his foolish advice can just provide the Night King and the Army of the Dead an entry to Westeros. His counsel might just start the Great War between the living and the dead. Long Night is coming, folks!



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Game of Thrones Solved The Mystery Behind The Marriage Of Lyanna Stark

This Sunday’s episode of Game of Thrones scored major points. There wasn’t any war scene or much violence but there were some important revelations. It looks like Game of Thrones gave a big clue to the viewers about the relationship of Rhaegar Targaryen and Lyanna Stark. Looks like that Jon Snow is after all the rightful heir to the Iron Throne. 



Mystery solved about Marriage of Lyanna Stark To Rhaegar Targaryen

Samwell Tarly is frustrated from his conversation with the Maesters in a scene earlier in the show. The Maesters are discussing the raven sent by Brandon Stark about Army of the Dead approaching the Wall. But Archmaester tries to dismiss the raven by calling it a ploy by Daenerys to drive armies of the Southerners to the north so that she could conquer Westeros. Archmaester also considers the slight possibility of the raven being true but says that is very unlikely that there is any army of the dead. Sam gets very frustrated about Archmaester not believing him when he says that he has seen the White Walkers. Sam ultimately gets dismissed by the Archmaester. 




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Samwell Tarly Trying To Convince The Archmaester About The Threat From White Walkers Advancing Towards The Wall

Sam is seen next in the episode with Gilly.

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Sam and Gilly in Eastwatch

Gilly is reading some factoids from some High Septon Maynard. She asks Sam, “what does an annulment mean?“. Sam replies, “It’s when a man sets aside his lawful wife“. Gilly keeps on reading,  “Maynard issued an annulment for a Prince named Rhaegar and remarried him to someone else at the same time in a secret ceremony in Dorne“. That’s it, folks! There you have it. So Prince Rhaegar is Rhaegar Targaryen. Maynard issued an annulment for the marriage of Rhaegar Targaryen and Elia Martell. Also, remember the Tower of Joy where Ned Stark found Lyanna Stark. That Tower of Joy is in Dorne. For all this time everyone thinks in Westeros that Lyanna Stark was killed by Rhaegar Targaryen and his army. But now it has become quite clear that Rhaegar Targaryen and Lyanna Stark got married in Dorne by High Septon Maynard.




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Samwell Tarly Misses Some Very Important Information

Sam Tarly completely missed what Gilly told him and instead starts his own rant about all the mundane tasks he has been assigned at Citadel and tells Gilly that he has had enough of it. Oh dear Samwell, you just missed something so important that could make your very dear friend Jon Snow a rightful heir to the Iron Throne. Not only that, this information is critical to the fact that Jon Snow can also ride a dragon. We need more dragon riders. You just listen to your lady, Sam. Listen to what your woman just told you. Pay attention!!!!

Jon Snow Has A Rightful Claim To The Iron Throne

Jon Snow has heard insults throughout his life of being the bastard son of Ned Stark. Despite that, he has risen to a higher purpose, to fight for his people, and most importantly, to fight for the living. Now when he finds out that he is not a bastard but a legitimate child of Rhaegar Targaryen and Lyanna Stark what is he gonna do? Get into the war of Game of Thrones or continue his mission to fight for the living. My guess is the latter.

Jon Snow once told Sansa that he doesn’t enjoy being the King of the North. He never wanted it but his people chose him. Imagine what would people ask him to do if they come to know that he is true ice and fire. He has both Stark and Targaryen blood running through his veins. He is actually the rightful heir to the Iron Throne, much more so than Daenerys Targaryen. Rhaegar Targaryen was the heir after Aerys Targaryen and going by idiotic patriarchal norms of the society, he has a more legitimate shot at the Iron Throne as compared to Daenerys.

How His Lineage Can Help Jon Snow In Fighting The Army Of The Dead 

The song of ice and fire is ultimately not about fighting for the Iron Throne. It’s about the fight between living and dead. It’s about the prince or princess that was promised. Jon Snow has already risen to that occasion. He is off again to the far north with his squad to take a wight back to the South to make the likes of Cersei Lannister believe that White Walkers are real. That the Army of the Dead is real.

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The Squad – Jon Snow, Jorah Mormont, Tormund, Beric Dondarrion, Thoros, Gendry, and The Hound

His lineage is going to play another important role. Once he comes to know that he has Targaryen blood, that will cement his confidence that he can ride a dragon. He already bonded with Drogon in Eastwatch. Dragons will play a role in the fight of the Long Night.



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Jon Snow Bonding With Drogon

This bond and the knowledge of Jon Snow being a legitimate child of Lyanna Stark and Rhaegar Targaryen will be crucial for him to ultimately defeat the Night King. Let’s see if we get to see the marriage of Lyanna Stark and Rhaegar Targaryen as a flashback in the upcoming episodes of Game of Thrones

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Preview: Game of Thrones Season 7 Episode 6

So folks there we have it!




The preview of Game of Thrones Season 7 Episode 6.

 

To know more about what happened in the episode Eastwatch visit the live streaming of analysis of Game of Thrones Season 7 Episode 5 HERE.

Why is Eastwatch by the Sea Important?

Game of Thrones Season 7 Episode 5 is named ‘Eastwatch’. Viewers and fans are wondering why is Eastwatch by the Sea important? 



Eastwatch by the Sea – Relevance and History 

Eastwatch by the Sea

Eastwatch by the Sea in the map of Westeros

Nights Watch mans Eastwatch by the Sea castle. It is located at the far eastern end of the wall. It also serves as a port, just like the Kings Landing, White Harbor, and Gulltown, on the eastern coast of the continent of Westeros. It is also the point where the Great Wall drops into an inlet of the Shivering Sea called the Bay of Seals. Right now, it is manned by Cottor Pyke, and also includes Borcas, head Stewart of Eastwatch, and Dareon, a newly made Stewart of Eastwatch as its residents. In short, Eastwatch by the Sea is the point where the wall meets the sea. Eastwatch is the closest castle to Hardhome, the Wildling village where Jon encountered the White Walker army in Game of Thrones Season 5 Episode 8.

Mentions of Eastwatch by the Sea in Game of Thrones

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Jeor Mormont tells Jon Snow that four wights in the snow were found by Cottor Pyke’s men near Eastwatch. Unlike the men at Castle Black, they had the sense to burn them. Dareon is assigned to the Stewards and is sent by Maester Aemon to Eastwatch.




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Tyrion Lannister dumps Janos Slynt onto a boat headed for Eastwatch by the Sea.

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When Jon Snow infiltrates the wildlings, he is asked by Orell that which of the nineteen castles along the Wall are still being manned by the Nights Watch. Jon replies that only Castle Black, Eastwatch by the Sea, and the Shadow Tower are still being manned.

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Stannis Baratheon advises the recently elected Lord Commander of the Night’s Watch, Jon Snow to appoint Alliser Thorne as commander of Eastwatch, during his stay at Castle Black. Jon, instead, appoints Alliser Thorne as the First Ranger in recognition of his service.

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Dragonstone 

Jon Snow, in the episode Dragonstone, asks that the Wildling army, now led by Tormund Giantsbane, head to Eastwatch by the Sea to stand as the first line of defense against the oncoming White Walkers.  The Hound also sees a terrifying vision while staring into a fire alongside Beric Dondarrion: “The Wall… It’s where the wall meets the sea. There’s a castle there. There’s a mountain, looks like an arrowhead. The dead are marching past, thousands of them.” 

Eastwatch

That brings us to the upcoming episode of Game of Thrones Season 7. Eastwatch by the Sea is going to play a pivotal role in the fight between the army of the dead and the living. That will be the first face off between the Wildlings being led by Tormund Giantsbane and the army of the dead. Tormund is definitely going to need a lot of help soon. I just hope that Daenerys agrees soon to help Jon Snow with her dragons and Dothraki army.




Okay, so this was a history lesson for Eastwatch by the Sea. To catch up on what happened in episode 4 click here. Watch the preview of Eastwatch before the episode airs on HBO on Sunday at 9 pm EST. 

 

Game of Thrones Season 7 Episode 5 in Pictures and GIFS

A Look at The Pictures of Game of Thrones Season 7 Episode 5 ‘Eastwatch’

Pictures and GIFS of Game of Thrones Season 7 Episode 5 'Eastwatch'

GIF of the Preview of Game of Thrones Season 7 Episode 5



The pictures of Game of Thrones Season 7 ‘Eastwatch’ are interesting. The preview of Game of Thrones Season 7 Episode 5 ‘Eastwatch’ was released last Sunday. The above GIF is an illustration of the preview.

Official Pictures of Eastwatch 

Today, HBO released official pictures of ‘Eastwatch’. Here is Eastwatch in pictures.

Pictures of Game of Thrones Season 7 Episode 5 'Eastwatch'

Daenerys Talking to Lannister and Tarly enemy after The Loot Train Battle

Daenerys wants the remaining of the Lannister and Tarly enemy to bend the knee. She says in the preview, “Bend the knee and join me. Refuse or die“.



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Tyrion Lannister in Eastwatch

Tyrion seems to be so torn between his love and worry for Jaime and the Lannisters and his pledge to serve Daenerys. He is definitely feeling some heat. He is also not happy about how Daenerys is treating him. Daenerys also warned Varys a few weeks ago about facing grave consequences if he ever betrays her. I think that someone is betraying her and Varys here is possibly trying to influence Tyrion against Daenerys.

Pictures of Game of Thrones Season 7 Episode 5 'Eastwatch'

Tyrion and Varys in a deep discussion in Eastwatch

Pictures of Game of Thrones Season 7 Episode 5 'Eastwatch'

Jon Snow at Dragonstone in Eastwatch

Jon Snow is probably looking at Daenerys returning on the back of Drogon. In the picture below, Daenerys is looking at Jon Snow with some admiration, passion or confusion.

Pictures of Game of Thrones Season 7 Episode 5 'Eastwatch'

Jon Snow and Daenerys at Dragonstone in Eastwatch

Pictures and GIFS of Game of Thrones Season 7 Episode 5 'Eastwatch'

Varys in Dragonstone in ‘Eastwatch’

Varys, in the picture above, is contemplating on something, possibly, the news from Bran about Army of the Dead marching towards Eastwatch.




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Sam and Gilly in Eastwatch

Sam and Gilly in the picture above are discussing the scrolls and manuscripts that Archmaester asked him to print in ‘The Queen’s Justice’.

Pictures of Game of Thrones Season 7 Episode 5 'Eastwatch'

Cersei in deep thoughts in ‘Eastwatch’

Cersei is mulling over her sinister plans to take over Westeros in the picture above. Maybe she got the news of the Loot Train Battle and now she is rethinking her strategy. Viewers are waiting for the face to face battle between her and Daenerys. That would be an epic one of this season.

 

Cave Paintings At Dragonstone: Their Meaning?

In the episode today, we saw several cave paintings at Dragonstone. Jon Snow takes Daenerys inside of a cave at Dragonstone. Remember, Daenerys gave permission to Jon to mine dragonglass beneath Dragonstone.



Possible Meaning of Cave Paintings at Dragonstone?

The cave looked like one of the French caves where prehistoric men lived and painted on the walls.

Cave Paintings at Dragonstone

Paintings by Children of the Forest at Dragonstone

However, in this case, it’s not prehistoric men in Westeros but the Children of the Forest who drew these paintings. According to D. B. Weiss and David Benioff, it’s supposed to be something that’s very evocative of the thousand of years that have passed since the caves were first explored and the paintings were first made. It is something that is also quite relevant to the current storyline because it’s about how the First Men and the Children of the Forest, two disparate peoples at war ultimately united to fight the common enemy.



Cave Paintings at Dragonstone

Paintings of the First Men by Children of the Forest

There are a number of symbols on the wall. Some of them are supposed to remind us of patterns we’ve seen before. Especially, the first two geometric patterns on the show which was a weird array of body parts that the White Walkers made. First one seems like the greek symbol phi.

Cave Paintings at Dragonstone

Geometric Pattern of Phi Made By White Walkers In The First Episode of Season 1

Cave Paintings in Dragonstone

Geometric Patterns of Phi and a Spiral By Children of The Forest

One of the things that one learns from these cave paintings is that White Walkers didn’t come up with those images. They derived them from their creators, the Children of the Forest.

Cave Paintings at Dragonstone

Another Geometric Pattern of Spiral of Body Parts by White Walkers

Cave Paintings at Dragonstone

A Spiral Painting by Children of the Forest at Dragonstone

These patterns must have had some mystical significance for the Children of the Forest. One can’t say what they signify but spiral patterns are important in a lot of cultures in our world and it makes sense that writers would want it to be important in the Westerosi culture as well.



Cave Paintings at Dragonstone

Paintings of White Walkers Made by Children of the Forest

To know more about this episode visit here. To see whether we will see White Walkers in the next episode check out its preview.