The Game of Thrones meeting that nobody is talking about but is massively important
This will be very interesting.
As every Game of Thrones fan will know, attributes like integrity, strength and loyalty can get you far, but ultimately, they won't get you the Iron Throne. Ned Stark, Robb Stark, Stannis Baratheon and a host of other contenders have all been honourable, but they're dead.
As Cersei Lannister said "when you play the game of thrones, you win or you die," because climbing the ladder of chaos in Westeros is all about managing your relationships with those in power while concealing your true intentions.
With this in mind, the upcoming episode should be an absolute doozy because we're in for a very special meeting.
Obligatory spoiler alert warning.
We're eagerly awaiting the meeting between Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen, but the supporting cast could ultimately prove to be vital in terms of how any relationship between the King in the North and the Mother of Dragons goes.
For the sake of the Seven Kingdoms, we hope it goes well because Jon needs that dragon glass and Dany needs a powerful ally in The North.
In Jon's corner, we have Ser Davos Seaworth.
Noble, loyal, intelligent, pragmatic and an incredibly skilled right-hand man that perfectly suits Jon's style of leadership. As virtuous and decent as he is, the Onion Knight isn't above getting involved in personal squabbles especially when it comes to somebody that he deeply cares about, Princess Shireen.
As we all know, after being influenced by Melisandre, Stannis sacrificed his only daughter to the Lord of Light in a desperate bid to strengthen his forces before the siege of Winterfell began. It didn't work and Ser Davos was left brokenhearted after losing a girl that he loved like his own daughter.
In the last episode, we saw Melisandre giving advice to Daenerys in Dragonstone, but Jon Snow and Ser Davos are on their way and the conversation between the Red Priestess and the Onion Knight will be very interesting, especially since Daenerys lost her own child to black magic.
Yep, it seems like ages ago but that detail could be massively important.
Cast your mind back to Season 1 when Dany and Khal Drogo had a child named Rhaego.
After agreeing to participate in a blood magic ritual to save her husband from an infected wound, Dany ultimately goes into premature labour and the vindictive witch/godswife took the ultimate price.
After the black magic ritual is performed, Khal Drogo was left in a vegetative state and Daenerys' child is born with scales "like a lizard, blind, with the stub of a tail and small leather wings like the wings of a bat. When I touched him, the flesh sloughed off the bone, and inside he was full of graveworms."
Bearing this in mind, it's safe to assume that Dany isn't a fan of witchcraft, magic and the murder of innocent children.
Paging Melisandre and what Ser Davos might say about the red woman's involvement with the murder of Princess Shireen.
Given that Dany has fashioned her popularity and image based on the fact that she's a 'breaker of chains' and champion of decency, we wonder how she'll react to this news about her latest ally?
As we said, things are about to get very interesting.