Game of Thrones: "The Queen's Justice" Review
Warning: Full spoilers for the episode below.
The “Foreign Invader” hosted the “Northern Fool” this week on a very eventful, emotional, and critical episode, as Jon Snow finally stood face to face with Daenerys Targaryen, Casterly Rock made its debut (after only being mentioned for seven years), a couple characters met death at the hands of poison, and two more Starks reunited for the first time since Season 1!
Now, it’s saying a lot about “The Queen’s Justice” that Sansa and Bran’s reunion felt, overall, like the least important thing to happen this week. I mean, just last year Sansa and Jon’s big hug was a Season 6 standout. But Sansa finally seeing Bran after so many years was sort of a downer moment, as surprising as that sounds. Firstly, Bran’s now gone completely psychically cold. He’s sort of monotone and emotionless now. Secondly, he’s no one’s favorite Stark and never has been. Thirdly, there was an Arya fake-out here. She didn’t appear this week (or did she? I have a theory), so we’re still not sure what direction she took after meeting Nymeria. So for a second, we thought we might be getting an Arya/Sansa reunion. Yup, seeing Bran after that glint of hope could only be a deflating moment.