If Game of Thrones were a videogame, the characters just earned the ability to Fast Travel. In “Eastwatch,” the fifth episode of season 7, characters jet from Dragonstone to King’s Landing and all the way up to the titular Night’s Watch fortress. Ravens spread from Winterfell throughout the Seven Kingdoms. Two opposing royals seek a deal – and many old friends are reunited.
James Hibberd, our man in Westeros, has a full recap of the episode, and a conversation with the actor making a long-awaited return to the show. And on this week’s episode of EW’s Game of Thrones Weekly podcast we dive deep into an episode filled with unexpected incidents and slow-building tension. Listen to the episode below!
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