Well, as we hoped would happen, Game of Thrones celebrated the coming of winter by bringing some serious heat. At nearly 80 minutes, “The Dragon and the Wolf” was the series’ longest to date, and it packed in what it could from the very beginning. Most of that was revelation rather than spectacle, but by the time the credits rolled, much of the show’s ambiguity had fallen away, leaving viewers with a clear view heading into the show’s eighth and final season.
(Spoiler alert: If you’re not caught up on the current season of this show and don’t want to be spoiled, stop reading now.)
To run through things in the simplest fashion: The Snow/Targaryen caravan brought their wight to King’s Landing, and after some precarious intra-Lannister negotiations, Tyrion finally persuaded Cersei to stand alongside the others against the army of the dead.
After Euron turned tail and fled to the Iron Islands (or so we thought), the man we came to know as Reek really put the [...]