“It must’ve been the most dangerous place in the world.” — Tyrion Lannister
Bronn arrives with Brienne and Podrick to escort Daenerys’ assembly to the meeting site, the abandoned Targaryen dragonpit. Pod, Tyrion and Bronn use the walk to reconnect. Brienne falls in step with the Hound and informs him Arya is alive and safe at Winterfell. The guests collectively enter the pit, and take their sides.
Cersei enters the arena with her entourage. The Hound immediately recognizes his brother. All eyes remain on the queen as she heads to her seat, throwing Tyrion a look of complete hatred on her way. Cersei asks impatiently after Daenerys as the sound of wings grows louder. Daenerys makes her entrance astride Drogon; Rhaegal circles in the air. All parties present, Tyrion begins but is interrupted by Euron’s taunting. Cersei quiets the Ironborn king, and Tyrion continues: They will never see eye to eye, but on one point they must. Jon lays out the situation, “There is only one war that matters: the Great War. And it is here.” To emphasize the seriousness of the problem, the Hound unlatches the crate.
The wight springs forward, heading straight for Cersei. The queen recoils, as the Hound jerks the wight back on its chain. He slices the creature in two. Qyburn, fascinated, picks up the wight’s still-moving arm. Jon demonstrates how fire and dragonglass can stop the wights. Confirming the creatures can’t swim, Euron announces he plans to sail to the Iron Islands and wait out the war, and suggests Daenerys do the same: “When winter’s over, we’ll be the only ones left alive,” he says and exits.
Denouncing Euron’s cowardice, Cersei accepts the offer of a truce, on one condition: Jon Snow must promise not to choose sides. Honest to a fault, Jon shocks everyone by confessing he has already pledged himself to House Targaryen. “Then there is nothing left to discuss,” remarks Cersei, leaving. Brienne stops Jaime on the way out, advising him to forget loyalty and convince his sister to change her mind.
Tyrion and Daenerys are grateful for Jon’s pledge, but everyone agrees his decision not to lie caused more harm than good. With only one option left, Tyrion heads to speak to Cersei. Jaime waits outside as his little brother enters the queen’s office. Cersei and Tyrion discuss all there is between them: their father’s murder and how his death exposed the family; Tyrion’s sorrow for Myrcella and Tommen. The queen refuses to acknowledge Tyrion’s grief, and won’t accept her brother isn’t out to destroy the family. Exasperated, Tyrion suggests Cersei just end him there, but she does not. As she speaks of the Northern threat, Tyrion notices Cersei’s subtle gestures over her stomach and realizes she’s pregnant.
As they wait for Tyrion to finish with Cersei, Dany looks over the dragonpit, and discusses her family history with Jon. She tells him about the witch’s prophecy that she will have no children, and he teases her about this “reliable source of information.” The levity ends when Tyrion returns ... followed by Cersei and her Queensguard. The Queen of the Seven Kingdoms declares the Lannister armies will march alongside the rest and fight the Great War.