Game of Thrones Episode 3 Review: “The Queens Justice”

Game of Thrones Episode 3 Review: "The Queens Justice"

Game of Thrones Episode 3 Review: “The Queens Justice”

Man, the Lannisters are good … a little too good. Breaking down Season 7, Episode 3: “The Queen’s Justice,” we think there’s a traitor at Dragonstone. And Big D has all the evidence to prove it.

Also, Gene identifies two key items we’re likely to see play a huge role later this season. Rog embraces his inner Littlefinger. And we give you a rundown of all the Valyrian steel weapons in Westeros and discuss Gene’s worst nightmare: Jon Snow riding a dragon.

Game of Thrones Episode 3 Summary: “The Queen’s Justice” is the third episode of the seventh season of HBO’s fantasy television series Game of Thrones, and the 63rd overall. The episode was written by series co-creators David Benioff and D. B. Weiss, and directed by Mark Mylod.

At Dragonstone, Jon Snow and Davos Seaworth meet with Daenerys Targaryen, whom Jon asks for aid in defeating the White Walkers, but Daenerys iterates her desire to take the Iron Throne instead. In King’s Landing, Euron Greyjoy returns bearing gifts to Cersei Lannister, in the form of Ellaria Sand and Tyene Sand. At the Citadel, Samwell Tarly and Archmaester Ebrose examine a now healed Jorah Mormont. In Winterfell, Sansa Stark is reunited with her brother Bran Stark. At Casterly Rock, the Unsullied infiltrate and capture the castle, but Euron’s Iron Fleet arrives, and begins destroying their ships, leaving them stranded. Meanwhile, Jaime Lannister leads the Lannister army to take Highgarden.

The title of the episode refers to Cersei Lannister exacting vengeance, her own way of justice, on both the Sand Snakes and Olenna Tyrell. “The Queen’s Justice” received positive reviews from critics, who considered the long-awaited meeting between Daenerys and Jon, the agonizing fates of Ellaria and Tyene Sand, Sansa and Bran’s reunion, the bait-and-switch scene concerning Casterly Rock and Highgarden, and the final performances of Diana Rigg and Indira Varma as highlights of the episode. In the United States, it achieved a viewership of 9.25 million in its initial broadcast. This episode marks the final appearances of Diana Rigg, Rosabell Laurenti Sellers and Indira Varma.

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  1. August 15, 2017

    […] the deep dive podcast following “The Queen’s Justice,” Gene neglected to include Theon among his list […]

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