*Warning : This article contains spoilers , proceed with caution*
The new episode of Game of Thrones is out and it has some revelations about what the future holds for certain characters. Jon Snow is in action on his very first day after his resurrection. Arya has finally learned to master the ways of the Many-Faced God. Tension is building up in at King’s landing. Tyrion is helping Meereen stop the civil war.
So who was the Oathbreaker in this episode? What revelations in this episode are important for the future? Let’s discuss the 5 main parts of the latest episode of Game of Thrones
Yes, Jon Snow is finally back. No, he has not become one ruthless evil killing machine as predicted by some of the fans. He’s beat up, frightened and confused at first, and seems to have aged. But there’s no darkness to him. He’s still the same righteous Jon Snow of the previous seasons. He stormed out of Castle Black saying, “My watch here has ended”. So does it mean he broke the oath of the Night’s Watch. Is he the Oathbreaker? If you think he is, then you are wrong.
The oath of the night’s watch reads
“Night gathers, and now my watch begins. It shall not end until my death. I shall take no wife, hold no lands, father no children. I shall wear no crowns and win no glory. I shall live and die at my post. I am the sword in the darkness. I am the watcher on the walls. I am the shield that guards the realms of men. I pledge my life and honor to the Night’s Watch, for this night and all the nights to come.“
So as soon as Jon Snow was stabbed to death, his oath was over. He was no longer a part of the Night’s Watch, which means he didn’t break any oath.
And now we know Jon Snow means business. He is probably going to Winterfell as he thinks Sansa is held captive there. So we might soon see a showdown between Ramsay and Jon, and we all know whom to support. Now accompanied by Melisandre and Sir Davos, Jon Snow will become the center point of many things in the upcoming episodes.
Things are getting pretty intense at King’s landing. Cersei is in no mood to play games and has gone into full war mode. Cersei, Jaime, and Gregor go to the Small Council, where Kevan Lannister is meeting with Grand Maester Pycelle, Mace Tyrell, and the Queen of Thorns. In typical Queen of Thorns style, she completely steals the scene, cracking jokes about the Lannisters and not batting an eye. “You’re not the queen because you’re not married to the king,” she tells Cersei, as if speaking to a child. “Though I realize that gets confusing in your family”. BURN CERSEI BURRN!
On the other hand, High Sparrow played with young King Tommen’s brain and if the latter falls into the trap then he might make The High Sparrow more powerful by appointing him in the council. The High Sparrow may have an army at his beck and call, but it’s his silver tongue that makes him so powerful and so dangerous.
Finally, finally, we can see something positive happening to Arya Stark. Arya has learned to become a nobody and also pulls off a daredevil-ish stunt against the girl who keeps hitting her after every word. Impressed by this she is given a chance to redeem herself and get her eyes back by drinking the potion of the many faced-god. And Kaboom! She has her eyes back. Our old Arya Stark is back.
No matter what happens, what I feel is that she won’t become a nobody completely. There is a reason she hid her sword, there is a reason she didn’t give all the names on her list. She will be a half nobody and half Arya Stark, a deadlier combination.
Tyrion and Varys Make a Deadly combo
Although not much of a talking point of the show, the small scene shows what Tyrion and Varys are capable of when it comes to politics. What Dany couldn’t achieve during her time, they both are achieving it without problems. It seems like the sons of Harpy are actually funded by outsiders to crumple the Queen and her empire. It took Varys only some time to find out who are those (Master of whispers for a reason). And now Tyrion has a big decision to make, whether to go all guns blazing on them or whether to take things slowly.
Ramsay Bolton and His Gift
One of the main highlights of the show and probably the reason why the episode was named as Oathbreaker. House Umber took an oath to protect House Stark and were considered the most loyal house. But they broke the oath and betrayed House Stark by taking sides with Ramsay. And not only this, they presented Ramsay with the youngest Stark, Rickon. Now what will happen to Rickon, only time will tell, but we can’t expect anything good from Ramsay can we?
The Tower of Joy
And finally, the battle of Tower of Joy. For those of you who don’t know, this battle marked the end of Robert Baratheon’s rebellion and declared him as the new king. So basically, Ned Stark goes in search of his sister Lyanna Stark, who was “kidnapped” by Rhaegar Targaryen. We might finally see the origin of Jon Snow ( R+L=J, anyone?) in the next episode.
While this wasn’t as exciting an episode as the last couple, it was still packed with goodies. Seeing Jon Snow back from the dead answers some questions and opens the doors for others. Bran’s vision was probably the most exciting moment of the episode for me.
What did you guys think of the episode? Let us know in the comments below!