Jon is headed to Dragonstone, not King’s Landing, to see an invader, not a king sitting on the Iron Throne. The last time a King of the North met with an invader, Torrhen Stark bent the knee to Aegon the Conqueror, avoiding the charcoal crisp fate of other kings who thought they could resist dragons.
Killing Jon a second time is a ridiculous plot twist. On the other hand, that seems to be happening more and more often in the show. And Melisandrei is now at Dragonstone, so she is always available for another magic performance.
The most interesting part of the long-awaited and expected meeting between Jon Snow and Danerys to me was the prospect of Snow finding Theon Greyjoy in her small council.
Conveniently, the show runners created a contrived plot device (1000 Ironborn ships sitting in Blackwater harbor remain completely unseen by Danerys scouts and then magically appear in a sneak attack while Yara is getting it on with Ellaria) with the intended action of giving Euron his special gift for Cersei. As disappointed as I was with these inconsistencies, the show runners are brilliant at tying up loose ends:
- Obara Sand, universally known for being one of the worst written and acted roles in the show is finally gone. I would have said dead, but her acting was so wooden it was hard to know if she wasn’t a special Dornish version of a Wight from the very beginning.
- Theon melts down, jumps overboard, and will be absent from the big Jon-Danerys meeting, eliminating the possibility of Jon turning Theon into a kraken shish kabob.