True to the episode's name, SO many queens got their deserved justice during the latest "Game of Thrones"
Last night, Game of Thrones episode “The Queen’s Justice” aired on HBO and boy did it live up to its name. So yeah, watch out: many spoilers ahead!
We’re just three episodes into the seventh season but Daenerys Targaryen and Cersei Lannister’s war is already well underway, and so far things aren’t going well for the Mother of Dragons.
As the title suggests, Cersei finally had the opportunity to serve justice to a person who wronged her years prior. But she wasn’t the only one serving up justice in one shape or form.
There was also Dany, who learned the hard truth about negotiating with a stranger after her initial meeting with Jon Snow didn’t end with him blindly bending the knee.
But most importantly, Lady Tyrell aka the Queen of Thorns got to exact her own revenge on the Lannisters in her final moments.
These were the Queens who served up some Justice during Game of Thrones‘ “The Queen’s Justice:”
Last night, Cersei finally took revenge on Ellaria Sand for the murder of her daughter, the innocent Myrcella, in the Season 5 finale. The young princess, who was murdered by a poisoned kiss, died in the arms of her father Jaime as they sailed back to King’s Landing, having escaped Dorne. After Euron Greyjoy promised to deliver a “gift” to the queen, it was clear that Ellaria and the rest of the Sand Snakes’ days were numbered.
Being the ruthless woman that she is, Cersei doesn’t just torture and kill her new gifts — Ellaria and Tyene — she exacts the darkest revenge we’ve seen on GoT. Qyburn creates a poisoned lipstick for Cersei and she kisses Tyene, forcing Ellaria to watch as her daughter dies in front of her. Cersei then tells her former rival that she will ensure Ellaria has a long life in the dungeon next to her daughter’s rotting body. Talk about some hardcore justice.
While Cersei served up some justice in a brutal eye for an eye (and then some) situation, Dany came face to face with Jon Snow, in a long-awaited meeting. The icy first encounter may have been disappointing to viewers who desperately want a Stark/Targaryen alliance — they are family after all — but it seems that things will thaw once they get to know and trust each other.
Rather than writing Jon off as an enemy, Dany made a move that was just by allowing Jon and Davos to mine the dragonglass — in effect giving herself the time to get to know the King of the North. Honestly though, we think good things will come for them in future episodes.
It’s hard to upstage the terrifying theatrics of Cersei Lannister, but the Queen of Thorns stole every scene she was ever in. While Grey Worm was taking Casterly Rock, Jaime and the Lannister troops took Highgarden in a swift move. It was clear that Lady Tyrell wouldn’t make it out of the episode alive once we saw her watch the invasion from her balcony, but the last remaining Tyrell died as she lived — on her own terms and with the last word.
As she sat opposite Jaime, who had presented her with poisoned wine, Olenna dropped some truth bombs on the Kingslayer, telling him that Cersei will bring the end of him. She lamented how doomed he already is, and reminisced about another person she saw die from poisoned wine. That person being Joffrey, who’s death she was behind. Like a boss, she chugged the wine and smugly said to a horrified Jaime,”Tell Cersei, I want her to know it was me.”
And with that, “The Queen’s Justice” ended with a bang. And we’re sure there’ll be a lot more where that came from in Sunday’s Game of Thrones.