Last week, Jon Snow returned from the dead. What does this mean for the rest of the Night’s Watch at Castle Black? Daenerys finds herself at a Dothraki camp, while her city of Meereen goes through some changes.
Warning: Spoilers are coming.
Castle Black went through the most changes this week as Jon Snow returned from the dead. One of the biggest questions viewers had was if this was the same Jon Snow from before. Could he have changed somehow, coming back from the dead?
Luckily, everything seems in order for Snow in this new episode. At first glance, he seems to be himself. There’s no change in him. When he was asked about what the afterlife is like, Snow said there was nothing. More than anything else, that experience may have shaken up Snow’s worldview.
The biggest moment this week came at the end of the episode, when Snow stepped down as Lord Commander of the Night’s Watch, handing over the reigns to Eddison Tollett. While there have been a few men that have stood beside Snow, including Davos, Tollett is the new man for the job. Both he and Snow think alike, so Snow can trust him. Tollett will stand with the Night’s Watch and with the Wildlings as well, which could be a pretty big problem in the near future, considering that Ramsey Bolton is looking to head up there from Winterfell.
Where does Snow go next? Well, he can easily walk away from his duties at Castle Black, since he led them until he died, but the moment fans are really waiting for was hinted at in tonight’s episode in a flashback by way of Bran visiting the past. Many fans have theorized that Snow’s mother is actually Lyanna Stark, and today would have been a great day to reveal it, considering it is Mother’s Day. However, Ned Stark made it to the Tower of Joy but didn’t get inside before the Three-Eyed Raven pulled Bran out of the memory. Hopefully, we’ll get the answers we need next week.
Other Notable Moments:
- Bran learns that Ned didn’t beat the Kingsguard Knights in the same way he told the story to his sons. Bran learns he won’t be stuck in the tree like the Three-Eyed Raven and can leave when he learns “everything.”
- Cersei isn’t done with the High Sparrow and his followers. Even though she was shamed and walked through the streets naked, she will still have to stand trial.
- Arya completes her training and gains her eyesight back, after drinking from a pool of water at the House of Black and White.
- Overall, it was an average episode, but it does set up a lot of different stories for the future. It’s a bit hard to follow everything that happened last week. The big thing we’re all waiting to see is Ned Stark’s past at the Tower of Joy and whether or not Lyanna is actually Jon’s mother.
What did you think of this week’s episode? What were your favorite moments?