Warning: This article contains spoilers from “Game of Thrones” Season 6, Episode 9. Stop reading now if you have yet to see this episode.
Last night’s “Battle of the Bastards” might have been the biggest event of Game of Thrones‘ sixth season, and it’s about time.
Episode nine finally delivers the goods we’ve all been waiting for after a few not so sultry episodes of pressed dialogue and side stories until the epic Battle of Winterfell. Yara and Theon Greyjoy actually make it to Daenerys without hiccups before their uncle and arranged an agreement (You go, girl!). Ramsay Bolton literally went to the dogs (Finally!) in the end of the “Battle of the Bastards.” Sansa and Jon finally get their revenge on behalf of their now deceased brother (Noooo!), and Daenerys has her own beautifully created special moment atop her beloved creatures; exterminating the enemies with brighter and larger fireballs of her own. Go ahead and bask in the relief of the good vibes and the return of the Starks at Winterfell while you can.
It seems as if this episode was a sort of gift for us fans (until the season finale next week), giving us the favored results we believe were well waited for. Other than the win-win-win situation we have going (so far), we were also delivered a substantial mini-speech when Daenerys was discussing the future of the Seven Kingdoms (and possibly flirting) with Yara Greyjoy at Meereen.
We’ll touch upon the potential sexual tension (you’ll probably only be able to cut with a Valyrian sword) between Daenerys and Yara in a bit. For now, let’s focus on these fantastic words that delicately, yet firmly were delivered leaving a hopeful taste in our mouths, both in the “Game of Thrones” world and our own.
Daenerys Targaryen breaks the mold as well as chains, openly supporting another potential queen and realizing that the previous generation was not the most modest or intelligent in thinking pragmatically about the future. She is open to individuals stating their case, however, reserves the right to break tradition for the better overall decision for the future. Our previous generations, being molded by tradition, have limited interpretation of the future out of fear as well a certain respect for the old ways. Out of respect for respect, this is a difficult thing to break. But when Tyrion’s deal of a seven year buffer period to abolish slavery was broken by the masters’ invasion, Daenerys not only had the right to lose the respect of the deal with the (now) enemy, but completely welcomed a new alliance and a vast majority of resources left to build from the broken to create a new, with the (rightful) Ironborns.
Speaking of which, now that we got that explanation out of the way, let’s dissect the fun dialogue between the witty Yara and the daring Daenerys. It all stems from the scene in Meereen in which they discuss Euron Greyjoy’s (Pilou Asbæk) intentions:
THEON: “The Iron fleet isn’t all [Euron’s] bringing, he also wants to give you -“
YARA (interjecting): “His’ big cock’, I think he said. Euron’s offer is also an offer of marriage, see, you won’t get one without the other.”
DAENERYS: “And I imagine your offer is free of any marriage demands.”
YARA: “I never demand, but I’m up for anything really.”
The suggest remark from Yara, who we know to be gay, raised a coy smile from Dany. This was just too fun to watch.
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