Game of Thrones’ Season 7, Episode 6 Review: ‘Beyond the Wall’

The Party Goes Beyond the Wall

The episode starts out with Jon’s party north of the wall. Following Jon’s decision to capture a white walker and present it as evidence to Cersei, the team has ventured beyond the wall.

Tormund is naturally thrilled to be back ‘home’. When Jon tells him that Daenerys will only agree to help them if he bends the knee, Tormund reminds him of the last great king who refused to kneel; Mance Rayder. Just like Jon, he refused to bow to any ruler, and his pride eventually led to the death of almost all his people.

Gendry confronts Thoros and Beric for what they did to him. Back when Stannis was still alive, they sold him to the red priestess Melisandre, when all he wanted was to join the Brotherhood. The Hound reminds him, though, that he is still alive, and that is all that matters.

Jon and Jorah reminisce about Lord Commander Mormont. For a man who was honorable and just, it was unfortunate for him to have died at the hands of mutinous members of the Night’s Watch. Jon offers his sword, Longclaw to Jorah, because his father would have given it to him if he had not been sent into exile. Jorah declines it, saying he brought dishonor to his family, and that the Old Bear wanted Jon to have it.


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