SEASON 7 EPISODE 2 "STORMBORN" - RECAP
- First of all, I really liked the parallel that there was a storm at the beginning of the episode (Daenerys’ arrival on the island), and that there was a huge storm the day she was born on Dragonstone. Another very fascinating parallel was that the storm during Daenerys’ birth was so intense that it destroyed the Targaryen fleet; and in this episode, the Targaryen fleet was destroyed by Euron who said last season that he “is the storm”..
- I really liked the conversation between Daenerys & Varys because it showed that Daenerys would be a good ruler, as she would listen to the needs/wants of her people through Varys and wouldn’t just do her own thing. - Seeing Tyrion plan out the battle strategy was amazing; I loved seeing him finally being able to show his cleverness in a position that he deserves, where he’s actually being listened to, as opposed to King’s Landing where everyone disrespected him. His & Dany’s plan of attacking Westeros from all sides is genius, especially considering Cersei’s only allies at the moment are a few Southern houses. Can’t wait to see how this plays out, especially the battle at Casterly Rock. - I love that she’s also learning to be more forceful & assertive, and to paraphrase Lady Olenna, “being a dragon.” I loved that so much.
- Next we see Daenerys incredible scene with Melisandre! I was freaking out at this point because we got 100% confirmation that the Azor Ahai prophecy can refer to a boy or a girl, AND Melisandre thinks it could be both Dany AND Jon so she convinces Dany to send for Jon!!!! I just couldn’t believe this was happening!!! I’m so happy. They both need allies at the moment, and they’re perfect allies for each other.. ice & fire! And, yes, Daenerys wants Jon to bend the knee (which means swearing loyalty & making him say that she’s his queen), because she IS conquering Westeros, and she’s being the dragon that she is.
- I also love that Tyrion vouched for Jon & said how he knows that Jon is a good person, which is what truly convinced Daenerys to send for Jon.