Directed by Jeremy Podeswa, “Game of Thrones” Season 7 episode 7 titled “The Dragon and the Wolf” aired on HBO on Aug. 27, Sunday. Here are some of the highlights of the finale of the series’ penultimate season:
- It was confirmed in no uncertain terms that Jon Snow (Kit Harington) is Aegon Targaryen. This means that he is the rightful heir to the Iron Throne.
- While sailing northward on a boat, Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) made love. Bran Stark (Isaac Hempstead-Wright) and Samwell Tarly (John Bradley-West) discussed how Jon Snow is the rightful king and the nephew of Daenerys Targaryen.
- With blue flame, the Night King (Vladimir Flurdik) melted the Wall, which came tumbling down. After a long wait, the army of the dead was marching.
- Arya Stark (Maisie Williams) ended Petyr “Littlefinger” Baelish (Aidan Gillen) by slicing open his neck with his own dagger. This was when the Stark children were playing him all along.
- Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey) chose to let her new allies fight the dead on their own. She prepared to sabotage Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen’s attempts to unite all the Seven Kingdoms against the White Walkers.
The other characters featured in “The Dragon and the Wolf” include Jorah Mormont (Iain Glen), Lord Varys (Conleth Hill), Missandei (Nathalie Emmanuel), Jaime Lannister (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau), Podrick Payne (Daniel Portman), Qyburn (Anton Lesser), Euron Greyjoy (Pilou Asbaek) and Gregor “The Mountain” Clegane (Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson). Watch a preview of the episode here: