In the previous installment, “Eastwatch,” Jon Snow (Kit Harington) assembled an all-star team of warriors to pull off the plan proposed by Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) and Tyrion Lannister (Peter Dinklage): Bring an undead soldier to the Seven Kingdoms in an attempt to prove the White Walker threat to Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey).
Snow put together a veritable Westerosi Magnificent Seven, including loyal free-folk leader Tormund Giantsbane (Kristofer Hivju), Sandor “the Hound” Clegane (Rory McCann), a newly cured Ser Jorah Mormont (Iain Glen), the boozy priest Thoros of Myr (Paul Kaye), one-eyed Beric Dondarrion (Richard Dormer), and the hammer-wielding bastard Gendry (Joe Dempsie) to trek beyond the wall.
While there’s plenty going on south of the wall, including some sister-on-sister tension between Sansa Stark (Sophie Turner) and Arya Stark (Maisie Williams), the action looks to be centered around Snow and his band of misfits.
Here’s a look at the episode and some speculation on what could happen going forward on Game of Thrones.
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