“I’m her Hand, not her head. I can’t make decisions for her.” – Tyrion Lannister
Watching Daenerys fly back to Dragonstone atop Drogon, Jon Snow is caught off guard when the dragon lands nearby and rushes toward him. Dany watches with interest as Jon slowly reaches towards Drogon. Instead of biting off Jon’s hand, the huge creature allows Jon to gingerly stroke his snout. Dany explains they are not “beasts” to her, but her children. Jon is uncertain about Daenerys’ decision to attack the Lannister troops — there will be no one left if the living continue to kill each other — but knows he cannot argue much, given his recent battle with the Boltons. Daenerys is surprised by the return of Ser Jorah Mormont, now cured of his greyscale. Embracing him, she happily accepts Jorah into her service again.
Concerned by what he saw at Blackwater Rush, Tyrion relates the situation back to Varys. The two men feel that with the right counsel, Daenerys will not become her father, but Tyrion knows he must have a lengthier discussion with the young queen. Varys holds up the sealed message he received for Jon Snow — a message containing “nothing good.”
Hit with the implications of Wolkan’s letter — Arya alive and Bran too, somehow seeing the oncoming Army of the Dead — Jon insists he must return home and ready his men. Daenerys maintains she cannot send her armies north as Cersei will find a way to take advantage at the first opportunity. Tyrion makes a bold suggestion: Ask for a temporary truce by proving the Army of the Dead exists. Jon thinks a few men can capture a wight and bring it to King’s Landing. Jorah volunteers, and Jon is adamant he go as well. To get an audience with his sister, Tyrion takes on the task of secretly meeting with Jaime.
Davos rows Tyrion in a dinghy to a hidden cove of Blackwater Bay, and each heads off with his own agenda. Bronn leads Jaime down to the dragon skull room in the Red Keep under the pretense of training, but instead reveals Tyrion. Jaime is displeased to see his younger brother, but remains to hear out his proposal.
Davos returns to the Street of Steel to find Robert Baratheon’s bastard, Gendry. More than ready to leave King’s Landing, Gendry grabs his war hammer and leaves the forge. Tyrion is hesitant to bring the stranger along, but changes his mind when Gendry proves useful, killing a pair of suspicious Gold Cloaks. Ignoring Davos’ advice to keep his parentage a secret when they get to Dragonstone, Gendry immediately introduces himself to Jon as Robert’s bastard son, and volunteers to help with the mission north.
As Jon, Jorah, Davos and Gendry wait to embark Jon’s ship, Tyrion hands Jorah the coin he was given by the slaver Yezzan as “payment,” and suggests he take it for luck. Jon wishes Dany “good fortune in the wars to come” and departs.