Most of us here at Ground Punch enjoy this little show called Game of Thrones. I know, you may not have heard of it, but it has knights and kings and queens and dragons and murder and incest, and people are pretty passionate about it! Season 7 is currently airing, and this is your opportunity to kneel and pledge fealty, and to join us in watching every week!
This week on Game of Thrones: “Jon and his team go beyond the wall to capture a wight. Daenerys has to make a tough decision.” Looks like we’re in for an exciting week in the penultimate episode of Season 7! Follow along with the live blog below, at 9:00 PM Eastern on HBO!
Also, hopefully we’ll get some other nerds in here next week as a new test run of Live Blogs continues in 2017 and beyond! Thanks for following along. See y’all next week! <3
Not that I would ever wish that something as big as the finale would leak, BUT LET THE FINALE LEAK LIKE RIGHT NOW SO I MAY WATCH. THANKS HBO. Going to be a long wait until next Sunday!
Ending with discussing that finale shot. Huge repercussions. Cannot wait to see. May not happen much in the finale, but excited to see what comes next season!
They’re falling in love! Beautiful Targaryen love!
Jon is the guy who jumps on the grenade! Is he going to become Captain America?!
Focusing on battle on the lake.
Inside the Episode now. At least they’re addressing creepy Arya!
Armies amassing! King’s Landing Sansa in a cloak! SO MANY FAMILIAR FACES IN ONE PLACE! THE LONG WAIT UNTIL NEXT WEEK!
NOW BRING ON THE TRAILER FOR THE FINALE.
There go those “three rider” theories and such, for the most part. BUT DANG. Not a totally insane episode like prior seasons, but great moments. ONLY ONE MORE EPISODE.
Fucked up dragon jaw is gross. BUT STILL. OH SHIT.
OH SHIT. OH SHIT. OH SHIT.
Them longing eyes between these two! Nothing like the bond between a nephew and his aunt!
Jon calling Dany, Dany! “Not Dany. How about, “my queen?”
“Do you understand?” Dany can’t get pregnant,… or so she thinks!
Dany now on board for the fight versus the Night King, at least!
Jon: “I’m, umm, sorry for your loss? Your dragon loss? I don’t think that there’s a card for this sort of thing.”
Back to the boat! NOW, some hot boat sex to warm Jon’s body!
Creepy Stark Siblings, Arya versus Bran. WHO WINS?!
You’d think that Arya should just put on spooky Walder Frey’s face to illustrate her point.
Sansa: “What are these?” Arya: “THEY’RE MY SLEEP MASKS.” davidcrossjokes
Sansa: “I didn’t know that Arya was so into Halloween!”
Dany seeing those scars, getting all sorts of excited!
Oh man! Is Dany going to cuddle Jon for warmth?! Better yet, can it be Tormund?!
Poor Jorah, looks so sad that Jon is back. Cock-blocked again.
Dany waiting for Jon. Waiting for ‘dem lusting eyes!
Jon would also still likely die from hypothermia. But, umm, magic and dragons and logic, and stuff!
SILLIEST ANIME DEATH 2017. Benjen had plenty of time to jump on that horse with Jon. Oh well.
Aww, Uncle Benny! What luck that he comes to save Jon at just the right moment after being gone for so long!
Oh good. Jon won’t be killed by wights or the Night King. HERE COMES HYPOTHERMIA!
Dany couldn’t legit, just turn around for like, 30 seconds to go roast the Night King? Kinda silly.
Okay, Night King with 1/2 pass completion. Is that a good sportsball stat?
Ugh oh. Jon down. Cliffhanger like with Jamie?
Y’all gonna sit around in one place, after Night King has a throw like that? GTFO of there.
Sliding into the water. HEART. BREAKING. SADEST ANIME DEATH 2017.
HOLY SHIT. WHAT A THROW. Viserion down. :'(
Love how perspective is exactly like the view Jamie had too.
OH NO. NIGHT KING WITH A SPEAR. Going to do what Jamie couldn’t?!?!
Also, I understand that Dany wants to lay down some cover fire, but, umm, GO BLOW FIRE ON THE MAN WHO LOOKS LIKE A SPOOKY ICE KING.
Drogon! Dany! Dragons!
There goes the last of the disposable wildlings, I think!
Hound, you glorious man. Game of Thrones, DON’T DO THAT TO ME.
OH NO. OH NO. SOMEONE SAVE TORMUND. FOR THE LOVE OF GOD.
Why would that wight waste time going to save other wight, instead of trying to murder Jon and the bros? IS THIS LIKE A “I AM LEGEND” TYPE THING?!
Okay, someone has to be dying in this encounter, right? As long as Tormund lives, that’s what matters. Jon Snow had a good run!
And now he fucked up. “Dumb cunt.” indeed. “Oh, fuck.”
Hound literally trying to kill wights with stones. “Dumb cunt.”
Dany headed to save Jon and the boys. HOP ON ONE OF THOSE DRAGONS, TYRION. DO. IT.
At least now we may get a nice little Jamie and Brie reunion in King’s Landing.
Since Dickon is out of the picture, time to ship Sansa and Pod!
Brie saying that it’s not safe for Sansa to be left with Littlefinger. Thank goodness she has sense. Arya can’t be that dumb, can she?
Ooo, an invitation to King’s Landing! I hope it’s for a fancy ball!
So, does Beric have to hire a new priest? Will Melisandre come back and do the job?! Lol.
There we go, Beric. Use that magic fire sword!
And no way can Thoros be the biggest death this episode, right? I AM PRAYING THAT TORMUND LIVES. OR ELSE.
And there goes Thoros. LIGHT HIS ASS ON FIRE AS A SOURCE OF HEAT NOW. Killing two birds/wights with one stone!
Aww, Hound was leaning on Jon for some extra heat at least!
Good, Gendry made it back to The Wall. Thank goodness! Send a raven, Davos!
WHY ARE THEY SITTING ON THIS ROCK IN COMPLETE DARK/COLD. LIGHT YOUR SWORD ON FIRE OR SOMETHING. HUDDLE CLOSER TOGETHER. SOMETHING. ANYTHING.
Gendry should have brought a hat. Hope his ears/nose don’t freeze off!
Oh good, Jon and the boys have a wight moat around their rock castle. PHEW.
Let’s just run across a lake while thousands of wights follow. Seems super safe!
Gendry with the marathon sprinting! Tormund getting his hammer, so at least previews weren’t spoiling a Gendry death. Yet.
(footfalls thundering). Here comes some trouble!
Also, super lucky that one wight wasn’t connected to that White Walker! *another eye-roll*
Jon with another White Walker kill on his resume. You go girl!
Phew! Good thing Tormund found an isolated chain gang of wights!
Well, here we go, now Thoros gets his chance to lean into some extended dialogue before he dies!
Why is Littlefinger attempting to bring Brie into this? She has more common sense than most, especially when it comes to Littlefinger.
Take a shot every time Littlefinger leans on something!
(skin sizzling) indeed!
Well, there goes Thoros. Then again, if Leo can survive a bear attack in Revenant, why can’t this magic man?
Hound freezing up, pun intended, because the GIANT RABID UNDEAD POLAR BEAR, happened to be on fire.
Good thing Jon brought disposable Wildlings with him!
“Do bears have blue eyes?” NO, GENDRY. THEY DO NOT.
OH GOOD. A SNOWSTORM. THIS WILL END WITHOUT ANY TROUBLE.
“We will discuss the succession after I wear the crown.” Don’t worry Dany, Jon’s magic nephew sperm will fix everything!
More long conversations with meaning when Ty and Dany aren’t just teleporting around! Much better than the last few episodes.
Dany lusting after heroes who do stupid things!
“We can keep others alive.” Beric giving much more of a, “I MAY DIE THIS EPISODE!” speech.
Also, don’t give Tormund so many great lines just to take him away! I’m scared!
Tormund + Brie 4ever.
Back to the North! “Gingers are beautiful. We are kissed by fire, just like you.” TORMUND MVP.
Arya just has to be pushing Sansa’s buttons to try to draw out Littlefinger, right?
Name-dropping our glorious savior, Lyanna Mormont! Also, if Lyanna Mormont isn’t Azor Ahai, at least let her be Lightbringer?
Arya bringing out ‘dem receipts! Littlefinger’s plan working. Arya can’t be this dumb though, right?
I would love to see Sean Bean come back in a dream sequence or a flashback though. BRING THAT HANDSOME FELLOW BACK.
Back to Winterfell! Sansa and Arya reminiscing. Littlefinger is sure to be leaning on a wall somewhere close.
Jon trying to give Longclaw back to Jorah. Jorah refusing. Hopefully one of them doesn’t die because they don’t have it!
Jon and Jorah talking about Jorah’s father. Look what happens when characters don’t just teleport across Westeros! They can actually have engaging conversations!
Always have to worry about characters getting additional screen and speaking time though. Who’s going to give their big speech and get offed this week!?
Callback to Mance Rayder that many pointed out previously, never bent the knee. “How many of his people died for his pride?”
“Walking’s good, fighting’s better, fucking’s best.” TORMUND MVP. If that man ever dies, before he weds Bri, I will riot.
Tormund is also the best.
Hopefully a hair less jumping around this week, mostly just focusing on Jon and the boys up North!
And here we go, intro sequence done, episode starting now!
Flashback to Jon getting Mormont’s sword. Probably also going to come up this week!
Flashback to Sansa being forced to write letter. Must be important this week! *Eyeroll*
Side note, I also have to start watching Ballers, at some point.
Okay, episode is up on HBO Now, now!
And, I won’t say that I have watched the leak of this episode, but I won’t say that I haven’t! Regardless, going into this episode with as blank of a slate as possible! Hah.
T-minus about 15 minutes or so until the episode airs! The app on PS4 usually adds the episode 2-3 minutes before the official 9:00PM ET, so get ready!