On Game of Thrones’ latest episode, the dead still drive the choices of the living

On Game of Thrones, death has become a basic audience expectation. The showrunners have killed off audience favorites, heinous villains, and innocent bystanders alike. One reassuring thing to keep in mind while witnessing the constant murder throughout the show is that every character rolling in their grave still has a chance of pulling the strings of the living. In “The Queen’s Justice,” the third episode of Game of Thrones season 7, the dead kept coming up as influencers, which is particularly ironic, given the ongoing war against the dead throughout this show.

Spoilers for “The Queen’s Justice” and past Game of Thrones plotlines ahead

A long list of Westerosi ancestors laid the path for the fateful meeting between Daenerys and Jon…

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