Spoilers are ahead for the latest Game of Thrones episode Eastwatch, if you haven't caught up then please come back when you have.
There are always such great performances in the Game of Thrones universe, it is always going to be hard to pick one specific performer of the week, but I decided to take a crack at it anyway. This week was no exception; Jaime (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) was great when he was pulled out of the lake by Bronn (Jerome Flynn) to see the devastation from last week's episode, and Cersei (Lena Headey) brought it in her enemies speech.
Dany's (Emilia Clarke) show of complete strength but moment of weakness when Jon (Kit Harington) spoke about his new plan to go capture a Wight where both great scenes to watch, Jon's interaction with Drogon was probably my favourite moment of the episode, Arya's (Maisie Williams) face reading techniques were so good that they lead me to think she knows exactly what Littlefinger (Aiden Gillen) is up too, and Sansa's (Sophie Turner) reaction to her sister reading her mind in both shock and awe will stay with me.
Littlefinger's conspiring was spot on this week as he thinks he has the upper hand but that letter will probably be his downfall, Tyrion (Peter Dinklage) walking the field of battle looking a mixture of sadness with a pinch of guilt actually broke my heart, Jorah's (Iain Glen) return to his Khaleesi brought a tear to my eye, and The Hound (Rory McCann) still having a complete disregard for any sort of religion (even though he saw what was in the flames) was a great moment in the episode.
Davos (Liam Cunningham) going back to his old reaving ways and bringing our new favourite bastard Gendry (Joe Dempsie) back to Dragonstone to meet Jon Snow (along with a callback to the banter between Ned Stark (Sean Bean) and King Robert (Mark Addy) from the first season) almost made him my performer of the week.
My performer of the week has got to be Gilly (Hannah Murray) for uncovering some vital information while Sam (John Bradley-West) sat and sulked about not being given any relevant information. Gilly has uncovered the annulment between Rhaegar Targaryen and his wife Elia Martell which was all written down by High Septon Maynard.
Now the first time I watched it I couldn't make out what she was saying, she didn't pronounce his name correctly so I watched the scene again, this time with subtitles, and it's as clear as day (sorry if the pictures a bit fuzzy had to take it on the TV). Rhaegar annulled his marriage to Elia and remarried someone else in a secret ceremony in Dorne at the exact same time. The show has now confirmed that Jon is NOT a bastard!
I feel like I've been waiting for this moment forever, the weight has lifted, and we finally have ourselves a legitimate contender to the throne. I wonder what Dany will do when she finds out his lineage or the rest of the North for that matter. Next week we will get to see Jon and the rest of the Magnificent Seven take on the Army of the Dead, maybe he won't survive long enough to find out the truth.
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