‘Game Of Thrones’ Season 6 Episode 8 Recap: The Blackfish & Daenerys, A Tale Of Two Sieges
“Game of Thrones” Season 6 episode 8 No One has just concluded. Where one siege met its end, one has begun. In Riverrun, the Blackfish fights to the bitter end for his home while in Mereen, Daenerys Targaryen returns to save hers.Advertisement
Warning: OBVIOUSLY CONTAIN SPOILERS. Don’t Read If You Haven’t Watched ‘Game Of Thrones’ Season 6 Episode 8!
“Game of Thrones” episode 8 begins in the Riverlands. Brienne of Tarth arrives with the letter from Sansa only to find the Lannister army besieging Riverrun. She asks for an audience with Ser Jaime Lannister where she reveals her plan to convince the Blackfish to surrender the castle and instead head north.
This plan fails however as Brynden Tully is as stubborn as ever which forces Jaime to resort to his other plan. He goes to the tent where Lord Edmure Tully is held the prisoner, talks with him and puts on the facade of a decent man.
The conversation quickly turns into insults and the Kingslayer later threatens to hurl Lord Tully’s son into the castle itself if he does not help to secure its surrender. He reluctantly agrees and uses his status as the rightful Lord of Riverrun to force the defenders to lower the drawbridge.
Despite The Blackfish’s refusal telling them that it’s a trap, the defenders obey Lord Edmure’s command and lowers the drawbridge. As soon as he enters he orders the Tully forces to surrender Riverrun to the Lannisters and arrest his own uncle.
After helping Brienne and Pod escape, The Blackfish refuses to go with them and chooses to die in his home joking about not having a good swordfight in years. A Lannister soldier later reports to Jaime that they found Brynden Tully but tells him that he died fighting.
While it may seem terrible for Edmure Tully to betray his own uncle, it was for the sake of his own child, the future Lord Tully. This coincides with the Tully words “Family, Duty, Honor” where always, family always trumps duty something Bran Stark questioned way back in “Game of Thrones” Season 1.
In Mereen, Tyrion Lannister, Missandei, and Greyworm are drinking and telling jokes. While they are all laughing, an alarm goes off, and Greyworm goes out to see ship bearing the slaver’s sails.
As the siege of Mereen begins, Greyworm blames Tyrion for causing it with his negotiations with the Masters earlier in “Game of Thrones” season 6. The Unsullied commander further chastises him on giving any further advice and tells him that they will stay and defend the Great Pyramid.
They then hear a loud rumbling as if a large company of men is marching in the halls. They prepare for the worst as one Unsullied check, they suddenly kneel as Daenerys Targaryen enters the room with Drogon seen flying outside.
With her return, the Masters will inevitably be beaten back and will begin to plan their next assault on Mereen. Given that he was the cause of the attack, Tyrion Lannister could face punishment from Daenerys and will probably be banished from Mereen, or worse.
There are two things he can do to should he be banished, one he can leave and suffer the same fate as Jorah, or he can go with Varys and return to Westeros as a sort of liaison when the invasion arrives. Either way, we will see more impact from the Imp come “Game of Thrones” season 7.