Missed Game of Thrones this week? Here are the top 3 revelations you need to know about Season 7, Episode 4.
Spoiler alert! The following contains spoilers from Game of Thrones Season 7 Episode 4, “The Spoils of War.”
Never bet against a dragon.
Daenerys Targaryen the Unburnt stayed true to her name in the fourth episode of Game of Thrones Season 7, nabbing a major victory in her war with Cersei by riding a dragon into battle and laying waste to her enemies. She also completely upended the status quo.
We ranked the top 10 characters from Sunday’s episode based on how well they’re winning the battle for Westeros, and their own survival. See our rankings from Episode 3 here, Episode 2 here, and the premiere here.
1. Daenerys Targaryen
Dany was never really as weak as she seemed, despite losing two battles in her war with Cersei. Those battles were lost by her allies and advisers. Dany doesn’t need help, especially when she is riding a dragon. The Dothraki aided in her victory against Jaime’s army, but it was the dragon that won the battle, both physically and emotionally, for Dany. It seems like there’s little to nothing in her way now.
2. Jon Snow
Jon Snow has the rare privilege of gaining power on this series while maintaining the moral high ground. His goal, to defeat the White Walkers and save humanity, is unimpeachable, and his methods are noble. He’s managed to gain dragonglass and get a step closer to allying with Dany, even if she might not be the best ally for him. Oh, and he got to knock his old tormentor, Theon, around a little bit.
3. Sansa Stark
Still ruling in Winterfell, despite the arrivals of her siblings. And though her outlook on Arya’s return may have darkened after watching her sword skills, Sansa is in command of her duties and her people.
4. Cersei Lannister
Cersei suffered a huge defeat on the battlefield, it’s true, but as Jaime and Lord Tarly pointed out before the battle, the gold is secure in King’s Landing. Plus, returning that gold to the Iron Bank of Braavos means she might have an investor, and she’s looking to hire mercenaries from Essos (the Golden Company).
5. Arya Stark
Arya’s homecoming was more a show of her new skills and power than an emotional reunion. Between giving…