After last week’s fairly humdrum episode (save for the last ten minutes), Game of Thrones really picked up the pace on Sunday night with a brilliant and insanely tense episode full of bloodthirsty zombies, Daenerys and her dragons, and the Night King being a total badass.
I know, I know -- I keep saying every episode is insane and amazing, but each week just keeps getting better and better. I can't help it.
Now, I’m not going to recap the entire episode, but I will talk about one specific event, as well as the events leading up to it, that made all viewers drop their snacks and softly mouth: “What. The. Actual. Fuck.”
Warning: Major spoilers!
Halfway through the episode, we see Jon Snow leading an expedition North of the Wall to capture a Wight, bring it back to Kings Landing, and show it to Cersei to prove the army of the dead is 100 percent legit.
However, Jon and his zombie-kidnapping squad's game plan of locating a wight, trapping it, and seamlessly bringing back home kind of falls apart when they become surrounded by ragingly evil zombies, with absolutely no way out. Uh oh.
But just when Jon & Co. think they’re totally fucked, Daenerys and her dragons come to save the day and start roasting shitloads of zombies with dragon fire. Woohoo! She’s the real MVP.
Dany saves Jon, Jorah the explorer, and the rest of the gang, and everyone makes it out alive… except for one of her three dragon, Viserion.
Turns out The Night King is an Olympic gold medalist in Javelin, and he throws a magic ice spear straight into Veserion’s chest with the speed and accuracy of a professional sniper, bringing Viserion down like a fiery sack of rotten potatoes.
Wow, that was wild, right? But guess what – the craziness isn’t over yet. In fact, it’s just starting.
In the final scene, we cut back to Snowtown, where the army of the dead is making a coordinated effort to pull poor ol’ Viserion’s gigantic dragon corpse out of the icy water.
But then…holy shit! His eyes pop open! He’s alive!
Just kidding. He's definitely not "alive. "He’s a zombie now. His eyeball looks like blue raspberry Dum Dum, just like The Night King, and that badass zombie bear that Snow and co. had to eff up earlier in the episode.
Well, shit. Looks like the army of the dead just acquired a very valuable dragon that will make them a lot more powerful than they already are.
We'll see how everything wraps up next week during the Season 7 finale. Until then, my friends.