After a determinative victory that saw Dragons Queen Daenerys an army of Lannister kingdom in her first battle on Westeros soil, the new teaser trailer for next week’s episode is certainly giving us the idea that Daenerys is taking a few too many features from her father, the “Mad King” Aerys.
Her apparent lust for power definitely seems to have Varys shook, as we see him telling Tyrion, “You need to find a way to make her listen.”
“I’m not here to murder — bend the knee and join me, or refuse, and die,” she tells the few Lannister soldiers who survived her flamethrower routine.
Now Jon is namedropping little brother Bran like it’s no big deal — informing Dany and her advisors that the new 3-Eyed Raven had a vision of the Night King and his army on the move — apparently by sending a flock of ravens across the Wall to spy on the White Walkers.
It seems clear that Sansa must’ve sent a raven to keep Jon updated about the goings-on at Winterfell, but it’s still kind of nuts to see Jon mentioning his brother so casually when they’ve been separated for so many years.
The King in the North has some experience with warging thanks to his adventures with the wildlings, but we wonder if Dany’s crew will be so quick to believe the cryptic updates of a kid hundreds of miles away or if she just thinks everyone in the North is kind of delusional.
We’ll find out when episode 5 of Game of Thrones Season 7 airs next Sunday.