“Game of Thrones” Season 6 episode 9 was highly anticipated mainly because of the battle between House Stark and House Bolton. However, viewers were treated to a display of girl power as Daenerys Targaryen, and later on Yara Greyjoy, showed why men are not the only ones who can play the game.
Most who remained undistracted by Game 7 of the NBA Finals expected to be in the north once the episode of “Game of Thrones” Season 6 episode 9 began. They were instead pleasantly surprised to be in Mereen.
Dany is still dealing with the invasion of the Masters, and she is intent on burning Yunkai and Astapor for their treachery. Fortunately, Tyrion Lannister succeeded in persuading her to parlay with the masters.
The masters, believing she came to surrender arrogantly mocked her that she will leave Mereen with nothing. Daenerys Targaryen, however, has other plans as Drogon, who has greatly increased in size, suddenly swoops in.
She mounts the dragon and flies to the Slaver’s fleet calling Rhaegal and Viserion out of the dungeons to join them. Meanwhile, in the gate, the Sons of the Harpy are surprised by the arrival of 100,000 Dothraki screamers lead by Daario Naharis.
The three dragons proceeded to burn the masters’ ships showing their overwhelming firepower. The masters yield and when asked who among them must be killed, they offer up Yezzen zo Qaggaz but Grey Worm instead cuts the throats of both masters in one swift motion.
Later, Theon and Yara Greyjoy arrive in Mereen and are met by Dany in the Great Pyramid. After Tyrion and Theon discussed what had happened since their previous meeting, the Mother of Dragons questions them regarding their proposal.
In what is perhaps the most emasculating conversation in “Game of Thrones,” Daenerys Targaryen and Yara Greyjoy talk about their terrible fathers and bring about change in their world’s patriarchal society.
Even as Yara reveals that her uncle plans to bring 1000 ships to Mereen, Daenerys still decides to put her trust in the Greyjoy siblings, further implying that she doesn’t need a man to help her take Westeros.
Will the Daenerys Targaryen and Yara Greyjoy alliance the one to take the Seven Kingdoms? To be the first women to sit on the Iron Throne and the Salt Throne respectively, feminists must be losing their heads off at the thought of these two playing the “Game of Thrones.”