After a season that’s been light on world breaking events, this week’s episode of Game of Thrones, “Hardhome” delivered on eof the biggest moments in the history of the show so far. The wait for winter is finally over and the White Walkers have arrived in truly terrifying fashion, as they slaughtered what’s left of the Wildling army. The Cast Beyond the Wall is here to discuss the game changing defeat by the elusive Night’s King and how it reframes the story for the entire series.
Before getting to that event though, we talk about the hotly anticipated pairing of Tyrion Lanniester and Daenerys Targaryen in Mereen. After five years of build up, the two deliver a couple of the best scenes of the season far and we take a moment to review why their family histories make them a surprisingly great fit.
“Hardhome” also takes a moment to catch up with Arya in Braavos as she prepares to take on her first assignment from the Faceless Men. We try to decide if she’s really ready to go full Batman after a few months of training in the House of Black and White. It’s been a slow burn for everyone’s favorite water dancer, but her time to prove herself has finally come.
Finally, we take a moment to discuss Sansa’s discovery of the truth about Bran and Rickon. After being beat up by the monstrous Ramsey Bolton all season, she’s finally starting to discover the drive that she’ll need to survive the darker path she has ahead. Theon may be broken beyond repair, but after learning the truth about her family, it looks like she’s about to become stronger than ever.
Tune in to the latest instalment of The Cast Beyond the Wall below and enjoy!