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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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Is Cersei Lannister Pregnant With Jaime’s Child: Eastwatch

The writers of Game of Thrones play this game with viewers. A lot happens in one episode and everything is not explicit. The bombshell that they dropped in today’s episode ‘Eastwatch‘ is that Cersei Lannister reveals to Jaime Lannister, by not so much in words but only gestures, that she is pregnant with Jaime Lannister’s child. But is Cersei Lannister pregnant? I have my doubts.



Is Cersei Lannister Pregnant Or Is She Faking It?

Cersei Lannister Pregnant

Cersei Lannister Places A Hand On Her Belly To Tell Jaime That She Is Pregnant

Jaime comes to meet with Cersei to tell her that he met with Tyrion Lannister. But Cersei has her own news to give to Jaime. She says, “Dead men, and dragons, and dragon queens, whatever stands in our way we will defeat it. For ourselves, for our house, and for this.” When she says for this, she points to her belly and Jaime is like WOAH!!!!

Cersei Lannister Pregnant

Jaime Lannister’s Reaction When Cersei Announces That She Is Pregnant

Jaime asks Cersei, “Who would you say is the father?“. Cersei replies, “You“. Jaime responds that people won’t like that. Cersei says, “What did father use to say about people?” Jaime replies, “The Lion does not concern himself with the opinions of the sheep“.

Cersei Lannister Pregnant

Cersei and Jaime Sharing Their Big Moment

But again, is Cersei Lannister Pregnant? She has reasons to lie about it.



Cersei Knows That Jaime Is Her Wild Card

In the episode earlier, Jaime breaks the news to Cersei that Olenna was the one to kill Joffrey. All these years Cersei theorized that Tyrion killed Joffrey. But she was wrong. Jaime makes her believe by the logic that Olenna is the one who would have benefitted from Joffrey’s death, not Tyrion. He asks her if she had a daughter whom she would like her to marry? Someone like Joffrey who was totally out of control or someone like Tommen who could be easily manipulated. It all starts making sense to Cersei then.

Jaime also confesses to Cersei that they cannot win against Daenerys’s Dothraki army and her dragons. Cersei feels that his grip on Jaime is getting loose. But she needs Jaime to see this war through. She is a manipulative shrew and she can go to whatever lengths necessary to keep her trump card, Jaime, close to her. By gesturing towards her belly she creates a moment for Jaime to believe that now whatever they do it’s not only for them but also for their baby who is allegedly on the way.

Cersei Tells Jaime That She Will Go Public About Jaime Being The Father

Cersei has calculated this in her head if she is lying about this. She can’t be serious about going public with this news. She knows what shame feels like from personal experience (her the walk of atonement in Season 5). She also knows that Targaryens used to get married among their siblings, so may be she will justify changing the rule for Lannisters by giving that as an example. But she also knows that announcing her pregnancy with Jaime being the father won’t be taken well by her army and by the people of Westeros. Especially, when she is contesting the throne against the mother of dragons. But then, Daenerys may also make out with Jon Snow which is also incest. So incest may just become the norm for Westerosis. I hope not!!




Here is another twist though. She warns Jaime in the end, “Never betray me again“. Jaime has What In The Seven Hells expression. Perhaps, in that moment, Jaime realizes what Cersei is doing to him.

So is Cersei Lannister pregnant or if she is going to the next level of shrewdness and dirty politics to keep Jaime in her pocket. I think of Olenna Tyrell’s last words to Jaime, “Cersei is a disease. She will be the end of you“.

To know what’s coming in the next episode of Game of Thrones Season 7 watch its preview. We will perhaps find out the truth.

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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.

The Truth About Rhaegar Targaryen

We saw in Season 6 of Game of Thrones that Jon Snow is not the bastard son of Ned Stark. We saw Lyanna Stark in The Tower of Joy when she tells her brother Ned Stark about her relationship with Rhaegar Targaryen. She makes Ned promise to not tell Robert Baratheon about Jon as Robert will kill him. Lyanna Stark dies after giving birth to Jon Snow and Ned Stark brings Jon back to Winterfell as his bastard son.



Will Jon Snow Come To Know The Truth About Rhaegar Targaryen?

The Truth About Rhaegar Targaryen

Drogon and Jon Snow in Eastwatch

 

Jon Snow is unaware of the fact that he is not Ned Stark’s bastard. He doesn’t know that he has Targaryen blood. He has no idea on the truth about Rhaegar Targaryen and her mother. But in the preview of Eastwatch, we see a shot where Drogon stands in front of Jon just like he did for Daenerys in Season 5 before she took her first ride on him.



The Truth About Rhaegar Targaryen

Drogon in front of Daenerys in Season 5

Will this be an indication to Daenerys that Jon will be one of the other dragon riders? There is already some chemistry brewing between Jon and Daenerys. Jon will most likely ride Rhaegal, the dragon Daenerys named after brother Rhaegar Targaryen who also happens to be Jon Snow’s father. The only person who knows about Jon’s true parentage is Brandon Stark, the Three Eyed Raven. We also see in the preview that Jon talks about Bran’s visions of the Army of the Dead advancing towards Eastwatch. Will Jon Snow also receive news from Bran about who his parents are? There are so many questions on the minds of the readers. It is hard to wait for the next episode. But meanwhile, let’s watch the preview again.

Let us see when Jon Snow comes to know about his true parentage and when we will see him riding a dragon. Join me tomorrow for a live analysis and commentary on Game of Thrones Season 7 Episode 5 ‘Eastwatch’.

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What Can Be The Top Moments of Eastwatch?

May be Jon Snow will come to know that his father is Rhaegar Targaryen. We definitely see Drogon standing in front of Jon. We see Jon talking about Bran’s visions of Army of the Dead marching towards the wall. We see Tyrion devasted at the aftermath of Loot Train Attack. Jamie Lannister’s faith still hangs in balance. Will Cersei hear the news of what happened to Jaime? So much excitement. Right? Follow me live tomorrow at 9 pm EST to know more when the episode airs on HBO.



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Jon Snow at Dragonstone in Eastwatch

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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

Game of Thrones Season 1

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.

Game of Thrones Season 3

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.

Game of Thrones Season 5

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.