But we can at least also look forward to the return of Sam and Gilly at Oldtown, poring over more papers that, like Sam's discovery of the dragonglass under Daenerys's castle, might hold the key to saving the realm. We're getting another powwow between the Mother of Dragons and the King in the North this week, one that Jon will apparently arrive at with some objective. Arya quickly gains the upper hand time and time again (looks like the nine million years she spent in Braavos were good for something, right?), and Brienne is obviously impressed, but she's not the only one watching the duel. There were many parts of the episode that I thoroughly enjoyed, but the fight simply takes the cake. Has he mined enough dragonglass to head back north yet?
So when we recently caught up with Shepard on the set of a top-secret amusing or Die project, we asked the 42-year-old actor to take on our Wildfire Fast Five quiz - and apparently he's a big fan of the smoldering sexual tension between Daenerys and Jon.
Five-time Pro Bowl NT Wilfork retires with Patriots
He signed a one-day contract with New England and officially retired as a member of the Patriots . And I must say, he was also dripping sweat, but that was sweat I very much enjoyed sharing.
At least we get one smile in this batch, and it comes while Varys has a drink with his old friend in front of the Dragonstone throne. His kindness to Arya "humanizes" the soldiers we did see roasted, and "helps you feel for the men who are shaking in terror as their death is upon them". Considering Tyrion will make it all the way back from Blackwater Rush to Dragonstone she will have certainly heard what happened to her brother and army.
Viewers then travel to King's Landing where the Iron Bank declare their support for Cersei, once she pays her debt she plans on hiring the Golden Company mercenaries to bolster her army.
We'll (hopefully) find out soon enough if this theory is correct, and if Rodgers can add another win to his résumé. Or maybe it's because we have so many plot threads that need resolution that we're galloping faster and faster towards the end with each episode. "It's like a souped up drone, a small helicopter", Matt Shakman, who directs episodes four and five of the latest season, said.