The fast paced action that was promised has begun! Euron the crazy pirate appears to be a worthy adversary for the time being. Now, Power Rankings:
1. House Stark (Last Week, #3)
Who makes it to Winterfell first, Arya or Bran? Meanwhile, Sansa gets what she wants, and Jon pays a visit to his Aunt. Throw in a couple of impromptu reunions, and it was a strong week for the North.
2. The White Walkers (Last Week, #2)
The Night King hasn't made his move yet, so I can't move him up. He still has dead giants, so I can't move him down either.
3. House Lannister (Last Week, #4)
It didn't take long, and Cersei has righted the ship. Euron is a powerful ally, Tarley is at least thinking about Jaime's offer, and they have a rudimentary air defense. A few valuable hostages helps too.
4. House Greyjoy (Last Week, #6)
It's good to be the king, even if you're the king of bird poop covered rocks. Props to finally getting rid of some of the show's poorer adaptations too.
5. House Targaryen (Last Week, #1)
Daenerys has lost the element of surprise, a good number of ships, and possibly Dorne. Plus I'm convinced she won't believe Jon when he tells her about the Night King. This invasion will be harder than she thinks.
6. The Brotherhood (Last Week, #5)
In the Game of Thrones Power Rankings, you appear in the episode or you drop.
7. The Night's Watch (Last Week, #8)
I am the sword in the darkness. I am the watcher on the wall. I am the scalpel that cuts the gross infection off your body.
8. House Arryn (Last Week, #7)
This was a bad week for the assorted allies. Not awful for the Vale though, since Sansa appears to be more popular with them than Jon. They stay on the rankings for now.
Also receiving votes: House Martell, House Tyrell, Hot Pie, Nymeria, Ser Pounce, icky scene transitions, and the unintentional humor of Theon peacing out.
(c) 2017 D.G. McCabe