Episode Six Of 'Game Of Thrones' Was Just Pure Drama And Trauma
Firstly, don't say that I didn't warn you - this article is likely to contain more spoilers than a supermarket full of Subaru's after dark.
Basically, it's been established in season seven of Game Of Thrones that just when you thought it couldn't get any better, they go and find a way to do it.
For those that managed to avoid episode six online - when pirates managed to get hold of it and post it online after it was available for one hour to on-demand HBO customers - it was certainly traumatic.
Episode four, described as one of the best episodes ever, saw the destructive power of one of Dany's dragons, but episode six certainly levelled the field as the Night King killed one of the beasts.
Admittedly it didn't take much to kill it - javelin throwers in the Olympics seemingly put in greater effort - but it still provided an epic moment.
Viserion (the dragon confirmed to have been killed by HBO) met a horrific end, which was made all the more believable by incredible visual effects, and arguably more blood than we've ever seen before on the show.
It was sad moment, not only for viewers but for Daenerys too, yet she did manage to get some comfort by gaining a pledge of allegiance from Jon Snow.
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She also got to see his battle scars after his clash with the Night's Watch, which probably confirmed her suspicions about Jon taking 'a knife in the heart' for his people - as Davos blunty put it.
That said, Dany managed to pull herself away, keeping her focus on her big showdown with Cersei (which we can assume is upcoming).
The episode also revealed some vital clues about just how vulnerable the wights are. It would seem that they can be destroyed, vampire style, if you kill the White Walker - the man who made them.
Beric Dondarrion showed he's got brains as well as rugged beauty by pointing out that if they succeed in killing the Night King, all the others will fall.
Plenty of questions were asked as a result of the episode though: Why did the Hound start throwing rocks at the wights after they'd been at stalemate for a day? Why did Jon turn away from Dany to keep fighting the wights when Drogon could have easily battled them away with fire or his tail? And why did Jon survive falling into freezing water and sinking?
The final episode, number seven, will be a whopping 81 minutes long - which can only mean that something truly epic is coming next week.
Game Of Thrones airs on HBO on Sunday's at 9pm.
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