Wow. Season 7 Episode 2 of Game of Thrones was nuts. I can’t believe that there are only 5 episodes left this season. As is the new norm, I gave ‘Stormborn’ a 2nd watch and I’m here with some reactions and observations. I’ll say spoiler alert but you’re an idiot if you didn’t know that by now.
Loyalty, Loyalty, Loyalty
The episode started at Dragonstone where a giant storm was going on. Tyrion and Varys are in the War Room with Daenerys and the men exchange comments about how the storm resembles the one on the day that Dany was born. Daenerys pounced on the opportunity and started inquisiting Varys about his allegiance. After serving for King after King, Varys admitted that he does what he has to in order to survive. In fact, it was Varys that sent the assassin out on Dany in Essos. Normally a closed book, Varys was completely transparent with Daenerys and with some pleading from Tyrion, Dany made Varys swear to never conspire behind her back and to tell her to her face if he feels like she is failing the people. After Varys agrees, Dany comes back and swears to him that “If you betray me, I’ll burn you alive.” Classic Targaryen threat.