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Game of Thrones, Season 7 Episode 3, The Queen’s Justice

Spoilers.

The episode starts off with Jon Snow meeting Daenerys Targaryen. The whole thing is set up to intimidate Jon Snow and let him know that him know who’s in charge. The funniest scene is when, after Missandei goes on and on with a bunch of bullshit titles, Davos Seaworth simply announces Jon Snow as “Jon Snow.” Then there’s silence. The message was that, unlike you, my king isn’t a bullshitter who’s full of himself.

After some time of being an asshole to Jon Snow and keeping him prisoner on the island, Jon Snow has finally passed Daenerys’ shit tests, and she allows him to mine the dragon glass and return with it to the North.

Euron Greyjoy does NOT get the reward of marriage that he had hoped for.

Although Cersei is an evil bitch, I enjoyed watching her dish justice out to the Dornish bitch.

Meanwhile, it looks like Danerys has fallen prey to some really crappy strategic advice (which was mostly Tyrion’s advice). All of her allies have been taken out. Her fleets are mostly destroyed, the unsullied are stuck at Casterly Rock while Jaime Lannister has taken over Highgarden and killed the old woman Tyrell (but not before she told Jaime that she was behind the poisoning of Joffrey).

So it looks like Cersei is sitting pretty, but I anticipate that her big mistake was not marrying Euron. Euron may decide to teach Cersei a lesson. He’s not that kind of man who likes being yanked around by bitches. He’s the one who does the yanking. Literally in the case of Yara, his neice.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

July 30, 2017 at 10:41 pm

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  1. IF that ridiculous surgery on Jorah Mormonts greyscale works that will embody everything wrong with what the show has become. What made the show fun and compelling was that they were willing to parallel reality in ways that upset and shocked you.

    Some scrappy bookworm successfully performing some insane surgery that would never work in the period that he read only about in a book while never having performed anything even remotely similar in real life because they refuse to kill off a character who used to be likeable and interesting when the the writing was still good is what the show has become.

    Magnavox

    July 30, 2017 at 11:14 pm

    • To defend the show, two more characters were killed off this episode.

      Jorah obviously still has some important role to play, otherwise he would have just died.

      • Yeah – how did his skin grow back though? Whatever – Jorah needs to be cured, he’s a named character so sense is out the window.

        Killing off the sand snakes was really funny – it actually made me root for the people who killed them purely because the Dorne plot was so nonsensical and bad. A weird multilevel reaction.

        Steve Johnson

        July 31, 2017 at 2:18 am

      • I didn’t see anyone actually die. Maybe they save that Dornish daughter chick. Maybe the Kingslayer’s hired swordsman buddy saves her, or she’s saved for him. The old Highgarden lady, yeah, she’s gotta go. And the Dornish mother, she’s gotta go too. But maybe Jamie prevails on Cercei to have mercy and play a longer game with regard to the daughter.

        CMC

        July 31, 2017 at 10:49 pm

      • The little sand snake babe is dead.

      • I agree that’s the way the smart money’s going, but, alas, she’s still standing and struggling when last we saw her.

        CMC

        August 1, 2017 at 8:34 pm

    • The greyscale surgery wasn’t ridiculous at all in comparison to whatever was done to save the Mountain. You think there was any successful treatment for gaping spear wounds to the belly before antibiotics?

      Not to mention Jon Snow being brought back from the dead.

      For you to have an issue with the greyscale stuff seems odd.

      Anyhow, in fiction, the point isn’t whether what happens is scientifically possible, but whether the dramatic accounting is sufficient. Spock comes back to life in Star Trek III, but at a cost: Kirk loses his Saavik, his son, and his ship (this was before they lost an Enterprise every other movie, so it was a bigger deal). Without that cost, the movie is crap, because the payoff isn’t earned.

      Dave Pinsen

      July 31, 2017 at 2:20 am

      • I have an issue with Jon snow coming back to life because the character sucks so much. That was handled clumsily with Mellasandra showing up only to do that and then dragging out a pointless mystery of whether or not he would need ressurected. But the actual process made sense and was consistent with the rest of the show.

        I think the greyscale surgery is the dumbest moment yet in a dumb show that used to be smart and interesting

        Magnavox

        July 31, 2017 at 1:24 pm

      • Infectious disease (incl infected wounds) seems to be a lot less prevalent the GoT universe than IRL. Come to think of it, has anyone (show or books) died of or even contracted an infectious disease besides greyscale?

        snorlaxwp

        July 31, 2017 at 3:42 pm

      • ” have an issue with Jon snow coming back to life because the character sucks so much. That was handled clumsily with Mellasandra showing up only to do that and then dragging out a pointless mystery of whether or not he would need ressurected.”

        Or you could just take the show at face value. The gods are involved and are working their will by bringing back the dead and other miracles for some plan that the Lord of Light has.

        Mike Street Station

        July 31, 2017 at 10:27 pm

      • Yeah I’m fine with accepting a supernatural element. But I want the show to be competent. If they’re going to have Jon Snow be a major character he should be interesting and compelling, not just favored by some god.

        Magnavox

        July 31, 2017 at 11:47 pm

  2. Another episode without The Hound. Booooring.

    Who exactly am i supposed to be rooting for at this point? Let’s be honest, the series ended with Ned Stark’s beheading. It’s been downhill ever since.

    Anonymous Funk

    July 31, 2017 at 2:21 am

    • Ned Stark died in the first book, that’s how George R.R. Martin intended the story to be.

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      July 31, 2017 at 6:35 am

      • Dude, I’ve read the books. More than once. They were effectively over with Ned Stark’s death. The TV series was over earlier in that first season, when they fagged up Renley. Then they stomped on it’s lifeless carcass with the Joffrey-loves-guns scenes. And they briefly resurrected it in order to piss on all of it one more time by having the Christian stand-ins jail Loras for homosexuality.

        I literally watch it to revel in how bad it is. And like i said, with no Hound, boooooooooring.

        Anonymous Funk

        July 31, 2017 at 11:24 am

  3. First, the Dornish fleet gets annihilated. And, now, Jaime’s army sneaks off to Highgarden to whack old lady Tyrell just before the unsullied attack King’s Landing. Does Cersei have a spy in Daenerys’ inner circle?

    Randyll Tarly just helped the Lannister’s whack old lady Tyrell. So he’s allied with Cersei. Meanwhile, his son Sam and Jon Snow are bros. And Sam just saved Jorah’s life. So it looks like Sam will end up on Daenerys’ side against his father who was a jerk to him.

    Will Daenerys fall for Jon Snow? He’s one of the few noblemen left. That would set the scene for conflict when Jorah returns.

    destructure

    July 31, 2017 at 11:02 am

    • “Will Daenerys fall for Jon Snow? He’s one of the few noblemen left. That would set the scene for conflict when Jorah returns.”

      Maybe Jon and Jorah can have a dance-off to see who gets to take Daenerys to the prom.

      peterike

      July 31, 2017 at 3:28 pm

    • Bran’s Tower of Joy flashback vision in season 6 implies that Jon Snow is the nephew of Daenerys Targaryen. Not that Targaryens are averse to incest.

      MEH 0910

      July 31, 2017 at 5:34 pm

      • Bran mentioned to Sansa that he needed to speak to Jon, and I assume that’s why. But I’m not sure how useful that information can be. Everyone accepts Jon as Ned’s son, but there is zero proof that Jon is a Targaryen. It’s not as if he can get a DNA test, and even if he could prove it, his legitimacy as King of the North rests on being the son of Ned Stark. Unless he can handle dragons I’m not sure what good it does to be a Targaryen.

        Mike Street Station

        July 31, 2017 at 10:34 pm

  4. The Euron stuff is becoming a bit unbelievable. He just swoops in and destroys everything in his path. Don’t those other ships have fire missiles to fight back? How is his ship kill ratio like 100 to 1?

    I wonder if Cersei’s “lemme torture them as long as possible” scheme might backfire and the Dornish broad escapes somehow. It’s always better to just kill your enemies when you have the chance, but Cersei likes her revenge long and brutal.

    Well, so far she’s winning every chess move in the war. Now the Unsullied have lost a ton of guys to win a castle that doesn’t even matter. And when do the darn Undead get to the Wall? Did they get lost in the woods or something?

    You really can’t ponder timelines on this show because they are utterly random.

    Didn’t we already know Diana Rigg killed Joffrey? I feel like I knew it. But I guess Jamie L didn’t, so that was the big reveal. People on Twitter were flippin’ out over that scene. I didn’t think so much of it.

    Speaking of Twitter, it’s amazing how much GoT tweeting is in Spanish. Like 30% or more of it.

    peterike

    July 31, 2017 at 11:20 am

    • Your given no sense of why one side wins over the others in these fights. But at least they’re not doing the bullshit of showing in detail why the bad guy should win only to have some giant unstoppable force swoop in on the side of the protagonists at the last moment. They’re just moving the pieces around the board to set up whatever perfunctory and boring ending they have planned out

      Magnavox

      July 31, 2017 at 1:29 pm

    • “The Euron stuff is becoming a bit unbelievable. He just swoops in and destroys everything in his path. Don’t those other ships have fire missiles to fight back? How is his ship kill ratio like 100 to 1?”

      Easy, the other army is led by girls and a eunuch. Plus, the ones loyal to Yara were all the cucks, while the best men were attracted to Euron, who is a natural alpha that can inspire men to build like they’ve never built before.

      Jeremy Cooper

      July 31, 2017 at 3:08 pm

    • Thorn lady admitted to Margery that she offed Joffrey. But Jamie didn’t know. I was disappionted that he didn’t stick his sword through her neck when she told him.

      Anonymous Funk

      August 1, 2017 at 12:29 am

  5. They are making Cersei seem like a super military genius and Euron has warp speed sailboats armed with cruise missiles, but it has to happen like this, they can’t have Dragon Momma swoop in and win it all in one day, that would be boring and they would have 5 more episodes with nothing to do.

    Jimbonobo

    July 31, 2017 at 1:02 pm

    • If someone in Daenerys’ camp is leaking information to Cersei then it makes more sense.

      MEH 0910

      July 31, 2017 at 5:25 pm

      • oh, man, wouldn’t it be great if if turned out that Tyrion was spying for Cersei??? Of course, if anyone, it will turn out to be that bald eunuch turd.

        Anonymous Funk

        August 1, 2017 at 12:30 am

  6. Other comment. The grrrrllll power part of Sansa walking around the castle and giving totally obvious “duh” recommendations was stupid. Hey, get more food it’s going to be cold! Hey, put leather on that armor to keep people warm! Like these people haven’t been living in the North FOREVER, but they never figured this out until Super Girl walks by and decides it in like two seconds.

    And yes, I did see other people on GoT review pages get all “go Sansa!” over this nonsense.

    And anyway, leather isn’t going to keep you warm, for goodness sake. FUR maybe, but not leather on top of metal. Though it’ll help stop an arrow.

    peterike

    July 31, 2017 at 3:26 pm

    • I thought the idea with the leather was protection from oxidation (i.e. from melting snow). And the reason they were making the breastplates w/o the leather covering was Jon had ordered them to make equipment as fast as possible b/c they need it imminently to fight the White Walkers, so it was Sansa undermining his authority again.

      snorlaxwp

      July 31, 2017 at 3:47 pm

  7. I thought this was the best episode of this season so far.

    One reason the show sucks besides the pc nonsense and bad writing is that most of the actors left playing main characters, especially the younger ones, are not good actors. Sansa, Jon Snow, the dragon girl, Bran; all bad actors. The older actors tend to be much better, but I still can’t watch Littlefinger without seeing him as Tommy Carcetti in The Wire.

    Jean Ralphio

    July 31, 2017 at 4:19 pm

    • Man does Bran suck and man do they have no idea how to write for that character. Though I am curious what his new role is going to be after he spend a whole season as characterless exposition machine.

      Magnavox

      July 31, 2017 at 5:35 pm

    • Good point. They really aren’t very good actors, that young bunch. Arya is pretty decent, though I can’t stand how she gargles her name every time she says it: “ayy-ya”.

      peterike

      July 31, 2017 at 5:41 pm

    • Dragon girl is the least compelling important lead character in maybe all of television history. Every time she’s on the screen, i am begging to know who-the-f-uck cares about her. I hope Cersei personally shoots dead all three of her dragons with one crossbow bolt at the very beginning of their very first major engagement.

      I didn’t watch The Wire until relatively recently, so he’s always been Little Finger to me. Actually, seeing him as LF-er might have enhanced his role in the Wire.

      Anonymous Funk

      July 31, 2017 at 10:34 pm

      • Daenerys was interesting the first season but since then everything has been way to easy for her and it just makes her boring. And the actress, in addition to sucking, was hired because she agreed to do nudity but then refused to do it anymore. I actually don’t like the nudity on the show but that just made me hate her character even more.

        Magnavox

        July 31, 2017 at 11:49 pm

  8. Here is a prediction:

    The Queen (accidentally) killed the Kingslayer with poison after kissing him.

    Imperial Energy

    August 1, 2017 at 5:24 pm


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