The episode begins with the Unsullied and Dothraki armies massing outside of King's Landing.
It's a menacing sight indeed.
For an army of men who can't feel pain nor attract a mate, their facial armor indicates a preoccupation with protecting their moneymakers.
Greyworm leads them, taking what meager advantages his position allows.
In this episode we see that Lannister helmets are interesting: They have butterfly-like swing-open eye protection.
Later we see most of the principals sitting down for a summit in the old dragon pits. They're forced to wait for Danaerys.
The Hound finally runs into his brother, Gregor.
Danaerys finally arrives, on dragonback, naturally.
The Hound produces the heavy box containing the wight they want to show Cersei.
After the wight is released and they cut it up into pieces, a curious Maester Qyburn picks up its severed hand.
What's weird is that after the proceedings, the mutilated, chained wight corpse is just lying there, and no one does anything with it.
Over at Winterfell, Sansa presides over a little courtroom drama.
Petyr Baelish is swiftly put to death, and bleeds all over the floor.
Over at Eastwatch, men man the guardposts atop the wall.
There's a communal horn mounted from a chain. When you see trouble, you're meant to blow the horn.
Trouble does indeed arrive, in the form of the Night King riding a zombie dragon.
Zombie Viserion just starts torching the wall…
…while the army of wights watches jealously.
As the wall begins to give way, the men manning it flee for their lives.
Alas, they don't make it, and the wall begins to break.
The last thing we see is the Night King flying and leading his army through the breach.
See you next season!
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