*****SPOILER WARNING *****
HBO has released pics for the fourth episode in ‘Game of Thrones‘ Season 7, ‘The Spoils of War‘, and it looks like we’ve got a Jon Snow / Theon Greyjoy reunion on our hands.
While we can’t be sure, of course, it definitely looks like Jon, Daenerys, and their respective followers are down on the beach to meet Harrag (superbly played by Aussie actor Brendan Cowell, despite having 30 seconds of screen time so far) and Theon.
The audience never got much insight into Theon and Jon’s relationship – the last time they saw each other was Season 1, Episode 1, before Jon left for the wall – but these two did grow up together. Theon was a bit of a shit to Jon (“The runt of the litter. That one’s yours, Snow”) but maybe they had some kind of affinity for one another after being treated almost like equals in Winterfell, but still below the main Stark children. (If any hardcore book readers out there feel like correcting me in the comments, please go right ahead.)
However, that was all before Theon betrayed Robb and took over Winterfell. He also pretended to murder Bran and Rickon, and even though Jon knows his younger half brothers (or cousins, as it were) aren’t dead, it doesn’t excuse the fact that Theon did some pretty shitty things that the ever noble Jon would have no goddamn time for.
Things are going to get interesting. Except for Theon, who’ll probably get hit.
Elsewhere – are Daenerys and Missandei [ed’s note: please forgive the grievous error of accidentally calling my girl ‘Melisandre‘] having girl chats about Grey Worm?
Please, for the love of god, give us this HBO.
As for the rest of the images:
Cersei and Tycho Nestoris (of the Iron Bank) are observing her map…
… Jaime and Bronn just saw something not good (a dragon, perhaps?)…
… Creepyfinger continues to lurk on balconies…
… which hopefully Brienne and Podd are going to do something about…
...and Sansa is chilling by the Weirwood, looking shocked. Learning of Jon’s true parentage, perhaps?
The teaser also promised glimpses of the catspaw dagger, hopefully answering the question of who the bloody hell has it?
Hopefully Arya, holding it about six inches deep into Littlefinger’s neck.
NB – as much as I personally WISH it was Arya, if you look closely that’s quite a square ring on that rather adult-sized hand, similar to one Littlefinger has previously been seen sporting. God-freaking-dammit.