Following the carnage of last night’s episode, Tyrion (Peter Dinklage) and Arya (Maisie Williams) walk around what’s left of King’s Landing (separately) in disbelief. Tyrion tried to convince his queen to take King’s Landing in a less violent way, but she refused. Now, he’s seeing the true extent of her madness, and it’s horrifying. Arya is less familiar with Daenerys but, even so, she can tell the Mother of Dragons has completely lost it.
The Dothraki, however, seem undeterred by their queen’s brutal assault on King’s Landing and they continue to cheer for her and their victory against Cersei Lannister’s (Lena Headey) army.
Between the dark mis-en-scene, menacing music and Daenerys’s slow Night King–esque walk to address her subjects, it’s clear as day that her reign over King’s Landing and all of Westeros for that matter will be a bleak one. For now, all we can hope is that it’ll be a short one and that Jon (Kit Harington), Tyrion, Arya or Sansa will step up to take her place.
If you need us, we’ll be quietly processing last night’s episode for the rest of the day.