Spoilers ahead from "Game of Thrones" Season 7, Episode 3, "The Queen's Justice."
Dany and Jon who? "Game of Thrones" Season 7, Episode 3 included the long-awaited first meeting between Daenerys Targaryen and Jon Snow, but it was the end scene death that left fans cheering for "The Queen's Justice," with that queen being The Queen of Thorns.
There was more than one death-by-poisoning in Episode 3, but there's only one savage Queen of Thorns, and by the gods, Lady Olenna Tyrell's (Diana Rigg) death speech to Jaime Lannister cemented her place in GoT history as a legend. Only The Queen of Thorns could get the last word after being poisoned, revealing to Jaime that she was the one who orchestrated the death of his son, King Joffrey.
She calmly dropped that bomb after Jaime successfully led his army in a surprise takeover of Highgarden. She knew she'd be dying, and Jaime let her know that he decided to give her a painless death, unlike what Cersei Lannister had planned. Olenna appreciated that, then used the time between drinking the poison and death to reveal that she -- not Tyrion -- was to blame for Joffrey's death. She also wanted to make sure Jaime told Cersei.
It was an episode filled with vengeance, including Cersei orchestrating her own poisonous revenge against Tyene, as mother Ellaria Sand watched on, as helpless to save her daughter as Cersei was to save the poisoned Myrcella. That scene was powerful on its own, but it was clear by the end of Episode 3 that the title "The Queen's Justice" belonged to The Queen of Thorns.
GoT fans love a savage mic drop win, and they ate up Olenna's death scene like so many lemon cakes:
OLENNA TYRELL IS THE REALEST G EVER IN LIFE!!! The Sophia Petrillo of Westeros is EVERYTHING! #GameofThrones— Awesomely Luvvie (@Luvvie) July 31, 2017
BUT NOW JAIME KNOWS THAT TYRION DIDN'T KILL JOFFREY THIS IS THE START OF HIS EPIC TURNAROUND. #GameofThrones— Faith D'Isa (@FaithNoMoar) July 31, 2017
Olenna uses her last moments and last words to confess to killing Joffrey. SHE IS MY FAVORITE PERSON ON THIS SHOW. #GameofThrones— Awesomely Luvvie (@Luvvie) July 31, 2017
"Game of Thrones" will somehow continue without her. Next is Episode 4, and it looks like it will include another Stark reunion. Watch it Sunday at 9 p.m. on HBO.
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