The Broken Man: Game of Thrones Season 6 Episode 7 Recap

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On last week’s episode of Game of Thrones, no one died, Tommen showed he’s a dumbass, everyone is going to Riverrun and Arya is done with Bad Ass Bootcamp. Also, Drogon is back and Dany wants to sail to Westeros with 1,000 ships she ain’t got.

Let’s get into the latest episode.

Middle of Nowhere

We see someone chopping wood like it owes them something and the camera pans up to show us Ser Sandor Clegane aka The Hound!

Hound

Last we saw him, Brienne of Tarth had left him for dead after an intense fight. Folks have been wondering if he really died so this is perfection. An old man walks up to the Hound and says he found him on the verge of death, with bones sticking out his body. His name is Ray and he seems to have taken in the Hound into his commune of misfit toys. He asks the Hound what kept him from dying, and the reply he gets is “Hate.” That’s as legit a reason as anything else. Then he tells the Mount’s brother that God is basically not done with him yet. You better come through and PREACH this sermon.

Ray gathers his group and does a Super Soul Session that Oprah would be proud of. He talks about how he used to be a soldier, killing, burning and hating on command. He was a tool of violence and he did it well. But there’s redemption after that, and we don’t need to spread violence because it is a disease. The Hound is listening to all this, and is seemingly affected by it. Right then, three men on horses show up. They’re from the Brotherhood without Banners, which worships the Red God. The men ask the group for steel or food and Ray says they have none. Their group is usually short of food too. The men depart, sneering and foreboding.

Later on, The Hound is chopping more wood when he hears people screaming. He goes to the camp and sees that everyone has been killed. Ray has been hung up on a wooden structure they were building, like a rag doll. The Hound takes his axe, because it’s on like Donkey Kong now.

Hound axe

King’s Landing

The High Sparrow finds Margaery deep in the Book of the Mother, quoting scriptures and whatnot. Margaery is about to star in Sister Act part 3: The Faith. I see you Sis Mary Clarence! The Head Scientologist then gets all in her beeswax, saying Tommen’s ol’ punk ass told him that Margaery ain’t giving him the pannie drawls. She says since she’s all holy now, she ain’t got the temptation and he reminds her that her duty is to give the crown an heir. MIND YOUR BUSINESS, OLD MAN! Rude. Before he leaves, he alludes to the fact that the Septons might come for her grandmother. “You must teach her the new way as she taught you the old. Or I fear for her safety, body and soul.” You better not come for the Sophia Petrillo of Westeros! Keep your paws away from the Queen of Thorns, Sparrow!

Margaery goes to see her grandmother, Lady Olenna Tyrell, as one of the Septon nuns hovers over them. The Queen tells granny that she should stop coming for the Crown, because it is an attack on her. And that if she loves her, she will leave King’s Landing. The Queen of Thorns balks but her granddaughter stands firm and hugs her. Margaery puts a piece of paper in Olenna’s palm and leaves. When she’s alone, Lady Tyrell opens it to find a drawn rose.

Tyrell Rose

That was her granddaughter’s way of saying she is Tyrell ALL DAY ERRDAY. No worries, she’s scheming.

Cersei walks into Lady Olenna’s chamber, and Westerosi Sophia says she’s leaving King’s Landing, and if Lannister was smart, she would too. Before those damb Scientologists throw her back in jail. The Queen of Thorns reads Cersei her rights too.

“Our two ancient houses face collapse because of you and your stupidity… I wonder if you’re the worst person I ever met… You’ve lost, Cersei. It’s the only joy I can find in all this misery.” LMAO! Why is everything she says so amazing and shady? Why is she my shady mentor? Why do I love her so dearly? Because she is the Queen of No Fucks Given.

Riverrun

Jamie and his troops show up at Riverrun, with Bronn, our favorite sellsword.

Jaime Bronn 1 Jamie Bronn 2

When they do, they watch Walder Frey’s men threaten the Blackfish from outside, talmbout they’ll slit Edmure Tully’s throat if he doesn’t yield the castle. Bryden Tully looks them in the eyes and tells them to kill his nephew if they want. He gives no dambs. The pitiful ass Frey men do nothing, so Jamie rolls up to them and basically calls them some punks. He tells the lead Lothar that if he is gonna make threats, he better follow up with it, and then bitch slaps him. HILARITY. Frey’s men are pitiful as hell, so it takes nothing for Jaime to take control. All he does is tell them and the siege is now his army’s. Also, he demands they go clean Edmure up and give him new clothes.

Anywho, Jamie says he wants to talk to Blackfish face to face, and he gets the chance. The two men verbally spar and Blackfish tells him that he is not giving up that castle, and them troops he brought can’t get in. In fact, he has enough rations to stay in it for two years so Jamie can feel froggy if he wants to. The entire time, he calls Jamie “Kingslayer.” Because ain’t no shade like Westeros shade.

Jaime Blackfish 2 Jamie Blackfish 1

Basically, the only reason Blackfish even went to see him was because he was bored. Wasn’t no wifi in Westeros and sitting in a castle all day can get mind numbing real quick.

On the Run Tour

Theon and Yara’s runaway from the Iron Isles is going well and they’ve made a stop at some brothel. The Ironborn are getting their heaux shit on, but Theon is basically rocking bagginfoaf because our boy got PTSD. He isn’t partaking in any of the shenanigans. Finally, Yara takes break from getting pannies from woman to shake her brother into being brave. She tells him to chug some beer and get rid of whatever all that shit he went through is. She has no use for him if he’s gonna be cowering and he #minuswell slit his wrists if he’ll do that.

Theon Yara

If they are to succeed at getting to Meereen and getting Daenerys to become allies with them, she will need his help. So get drunk, get off your ass and be the Theon Greyjoy you can be. “I need you. The real Theon Greyjoy. Not this rat shit pretender.”

Recruitment Season

Ser Davos, Jon Snow and Sansa are on a mission to man up, increasing their army so they can take Winterfell back from the Boltons. First they go to the Wildlings and ask them to fight. They pushback, wondering why they should and Tormund reminds them that Jon literally died for daring to make sure they’re safe. Now he’s in front of them, rocking a man bun but he lost his life for them once. The giant Wun Wun is the first to stand with Jon, and the Wildlings follow suit. They’re down.

Next stop is the Bear Islands, where House Mormont resides. It is ruled by 10 year old Lady Lyanna, who was named after Lyanna Stark. She is also a bad ass, because she was not there to play games with them.

Me when I get a text message that just says "hey."

Me when I get a text message that just says “hey.”

Her uncle was Lord Commander Mormont, who chose Jon Snow as his heir apparent, making him Lord Commander and giving him that valyrian steel sword. The little lady wonders why they’re there, because yes, the Mormonts are loyal to the Stark but she ain’t see no Stark in front of her.

“As far as I understand, you’re a Snow and Lady Sansa is a Bolton. Or is she a Lannister? I’ve heard conflicting reports.” 

ALL THE SHADE. That is an eclipse, even. They are there to ask for the Mormont army, and Ser Davos speaks up and she takes a liking to him. He tells her that they aren’t just warring between the houses. It’s between them and those dead ass wights and the White Walkers. This gets her attention and she allows him to continue. They need all the support they can get to grab Winterfell back and since the Mormonts have been allies of the Starks for 1,000 years, they need them.Lady Lyanna’s advisor wants to tell her something and she stops him in his tracks. She says House Mormont is in. They will pledge their army. How big is it? A large 62 soldiers. But she says each one is the equivalent of 10 regular men.

Ser Davos to Lyanna

COME THROUGH, SQUAD. Also, Lyanna Mormont is the TRILLEST. LOVE HER.

Then they head to House Glover and that does not go well. Lord Glover is already skeptical and when he hears that they will be fighting alongside Wildlings, he tells them to GTFO his face. Sansa speaks up and says the Glovers have pledged loyalty to the Starks and he reminds her how that ended up last time. They lost folks in the Red Wedding too, and his wife and child got taken as prisoners. The Stark name ain’t rocking with the same honor it used to. This is an uphill battle. He ain’t going, bruh.

At the camp, Davos, Jon and Sansa take inventory of what they got. 2,000 Wildlings, 62 Mormont men, andddd 1 giant. Sansa thinks they need to find more men but Jon says they’re gonna have to make this number work. Tim Gunn would be proud.

Braavos

Arya walks up to a man who is playing a game and drops a bag of coins on his table. She wants to go to Westeros, and he says he leaves in the morning. She can be a stowaway in one of those crates. She drops another bag of coins and says she wants an actual cabin. He agrees, and she picks up her coins and says she’ll be there in the morning.

She stands on a bridge when an old woman comes up to her and says “Sweet girl.” When she turns around, she gets stabbed and the woman turns to The Waif.

Arya Waif 1 Arya Waif 2

Arya gets one hit in and rolls over the bridge into water, and where she dove in turns red from her blood. NOOOOOO!!! I wasn’t readdyyyyy.

Arya comes out the water elsewhere, sputtering. She is bleeding badly, and walks through Braavos clutching her stomach. People are just looking at her, no one even tryna help, and our girl looks truly helpless. For the first time in a long time.


HEAL ARYA, FATHA GAWD!!! Lawd, she ain’t ‘posed to go out like this. And I know she won’t. She still has that Kill List to handle, and it is very important to me. Also, our girl was slipping. She shoulda been on her Ps and Qs. She knew The Waif would be coming for her. Be on your A game ALWAYS! Now she’s all stabbed and no one is helping her. I’m hoping Lady Crane somehow comes to her rescue. When someone saves your life, you owe them. #LettucePray.

Whew. But one theory I read is saying that maybe Arya and The Waif are the same person, like Fight Club. It made my brain melt but it makes sense. The Waif might be the part of Arya that she needs to kill off, and it isn’t til she’s dead that she can truly step out and pursue her destiny. The Waif being the part of Arya that she needs to kill in order to really follow the path she should. The part that doubts her, tells her she ain’t good enough and waits for her to fail. The moment Arya stepped into the House of Black and White, she’s been the voice over her shoulder waiting for her to misstep. In the war that’s happening, Arya has NO ROOM to doubt herself. So I could see The Waif being that part of her consciousness and Jaqen wanting her to kill it before she moves on.

Remember that time Arya was fighting the Waif? Right. We only see one of them.

Remember that time Arya was fighting the Waif? Right. We only see one of them.

We never see anyone else interact with the Waif, besides Arya and Jaqen. This could be interesting and I kinda want it to happen like that. Next week’s episode is called “No One” so this might be resolved then.

This episode is called “The Broken Man” which is no doubt about the Hound. I wonder where he’s headed next and who will be on the end of that axe first.

Riverrun is getting crowded and Brienne will reach it in the next episode. Her and Jamie will reunite. I can’t wait to see that play out.

And can they have a Lyanna Mormont spinoff? That little girl is EVERYTHING and I am here for her! I need MORE Lady Lyanna in my GOT life. How can this happen? Can she get her own show?

Lyanna Savage

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  • Nathan Tipton June 6, 2016, 11:09 am

    I’ve already figured that Margery is gonna withhold her panny power from Tommen until he can’t hardly stand no more, and then she’s gonna be all “If you want to get all up in my rose bush, the High Scientologist needs to find his head mounted atop the Red Keep. BE TOLD.”

  • Alovelydai June 6, 2016, 11:25 am

    Hmmm…I thought Theon was The Broken Man.

    • Awesomely Luvvie June 6, 2016, 11:30 am

      Oooooo him too. Good point.

      • Christie June 6, 2016, 12:01 pm

        You could say that they are all broken in this episode. Jamie Lannister is broken and being served, Theon, The Hound, Arya just got real broken, the Starks are broken trying to get more fighters… just a thought.

        • MissKris June 6, 2016, 1:05 pm

          True story man…. True story. 👍🏾

    • MissKris June 6, 2016, 1:03 pm

      I did too, for sure. But I guess it refers to both.

  • Milaxx June 6, 2016, 11:25 am

    I don’t care how it happens. That head Scientologist has gots to go.

    • Stephanie June 7, 2016, 10:11 pm

      With a quickness

  • IfYouEverComeBack June 6, 2016, 11:37 am

    Man I missed Bron’s shady ass. I wonder who Sansa sent that Raven too. Talk on the internet is that she sent it to Littlefinger, I doubt that, but who knows. In all honesty Arya getting stabbed seemed. Like a dream sequence to me more than some Fight Club mess. We shall see next though. The hound is about to light someone’s ass up!

    • Milaxx June 6, 2016, 12:42 pm

      LittleFinger was my first thought as well. I’m wondering if she learned from him how to use folks and is trying to somehow plot LittleFinger against Blackfish & get rid of them both.

      • Tarah June 6, 2016, 7:33 pm

        But Blackfish is her Uncle. You’d think she’d want to help him and join their armies against the Boltons.

  • Tiffany June 6, 2016, 11:46 am

    Sansa is also sending a raven to Littlefinger, which can’t end well. This was a man who all but sold her to the Boltons, now since she’s desperate for more men she needs his help?! I hope it doesn’t backfire on her.

    • milaxx June 6, 2016, 12:46 pm

      I don’t think they actually show who she is sending a raven to. Most people just assume it’s LittleFinger.

    • Maria June 6, 2016, 1:36 pm

      Every thing always backfires on her dumb a** lol.. this does not bode well. Le sigh.

  • Christie June 6, 2016, 11:56 am

    You make GOT so much better. I love your posts! And YASSS to Lady Lyanna. A ten year old just OWNED! Best character in a long time. I think The Hound is gonna go find himself some Men Without Banners and trip across the one and only Lady Stoneheart. It is time.

  • Colored Francie June 6, 2016, 12:20 pm

    I think one of the reasons Arya looks extra-special helpless is because she now knows she can’t trust anyone (she should have known this before – she’s seen what the Faceless Men can do!) Every potential person could be Jaqen or the Waif. Here’s hoping part of her training was self-surgery, cuz if they suspect she survived, they’ll probably take the shape of a healer.

    I suspect that the men who killed Al Swearingen and his followers were NOT from the Brotherhood without Banners. I thought the Brotherhood was about protecting the smallfolk. That gang Probably just uses their slogan so people are more open to them pillaging.

    Lady Lyanna Mormont is along for the ride in the battle for Winterfell, which I don’t think is a good idea. Ramsay better not get ANYWHERE near her.

  • TheBarberLady June 6, 2016, 12:24 pm

    I gotta see fight club.
    Im on the Arya/The waif are one theory. The books kind of elude to this but they are just as shady as the series with the cliffhangers and G R R Martin just will not give up that last book.
    I thought the broken man was Theon, too cause bruh got his ass handed to him on the regla and he could not deal! He was a complete asshole, drunk with power, thought he killed the Stark kids which was the beginning of his comuppance. Theon is gonna try to be as hard as his sister but he cant cause while his sister is a real goon, he is just a bitch who preys on the weak. At the end of the episode he was the only man to remain broken. He will stay broken until he gets killed.

  • Maxine Shaw, attorney at LOL June 6, 2016, 12:25 pm

    I believe the children are our future
    Teach them shade and let them read the way

    May all the gods (old and new) look over Lyanna Mormont.

  • paintgurl40 June 6, 2016, 12:42 pm

    Love your recaps Luvvie! You’re right, that is an interesting theory about Arya and The Waif. Jacqui doesn’t interact with anyone either. When folks are in the House of (whatever that is- Illusions?), they don’t speak. They’re praying, crying, and then they drink from the death well and then it’s the BIG SLEEP. The mailman don’t even come by to bring a light or water bill. Maybe he’s imaginary as well.
    I was starting to like Sansa, but she got right back on my nerves. She sent that note to Littlefinger. She’s so focused on having a mega army to show Ramsey that she’s got the juice, but it’s going to backfire on her. Unless Littlefinger becomes one of the “casualties” in the upcoming war.
    I was excited to see the Hound again. He’s going to pay a visit to the Brotherhood. He’s not going to let that slide.

  • Serenity June 6, 2016, 12:46 pm

    I like Lady Mormont…. Which means she’s gonna die next week….

    Can someone tell me what the hound was building?

    • milaxx June 6, 2016, 2:33 pm

      He was chopping firewood.

    • NoneyH June 6, 2016, 2:58 pm

      I think they were building a sept. A seven sided church.

      • Serenity June 6, 2016, 5:42 pm

        Thanks

  • LeAnn Kaattari June 6, 2016, 12:47 pm

    Let me say this about the name Leeann. It’s not a popular name, and definitely not one that you’ll see on a keychain in a souvenir shop, mostly due to all the different ways to spell it ( Leanne, Lianna, Leigh Ann, etc., etc.). I must also say that I’m SO damn pleased that a majorly bad ass character in this series shares my name, no matter how we spell it!

  • Skegeeace June 6, 2016, 1:06 pm

    “Maxine Shaw, attorney at LOL” is the BEST screename I’ve seen in a while.

    • Maxine Shaw, attorney at LOL June 6, 2016, 4:09 pm

      Ride the maverick!!!!

  • Pinky June 6, 2016, 1:08 pm

    Love your recaps. Love Lady Lyanna also.

  • shanda June 6, 2016, 1:11 pm

    I need HBO to become the Netflix of cable television, so I can watch all the episodes in one long marathon of do nothingness!

    • Ash June 6, 2016, 1:46 pm

      http://Www.hbonow.com . I been watching on there so I don’t corrupt the children with boobies lol. First month is free! (not a paid endorsement. I just support all tv being streamable as it should be )

    • Farrod June 8, 2016, 12:41 pm

      You need Kodi…

      • Von June 16, 2016, 3:21 pm

        Yes gawd–Kodi all day. Makes me ask, “HBO-who?” ‘Cause I ain’t payin’.

  • Lee June 6, 2016, 1:17 pm

    I really thought Arya was gone be waiting for gal. They showed her getting her sword last episode so i was waiting with my metaphorical popcorn to see Arya kick that girls ass and poke a few holes in her.

    I forgot Arya’s a Stark and fifteen bad things gotta happen to them before they get one good thing.

  • LuxuryCarr June 6, 2016, 1:30 pm

    Arya and Waif are the same person. I read the theory, it blew my mind….I can’t unsee it. They are both equally hateful. Why does she want Jaqen’s life job so badly? It sucks.
    I liked the Hound, so glad he’s back, with his hateful ass.
    Margery is also my girl. I love watching her play chess while everyone is playing tic tac toe.
    There’s a part of me that wants Theon to rise up. Get his life back. But…then I remember…he was nothing but a fuckboy before….literally.

  • PashaO June 6, 2016, 1:34 pm

    The thought of Arya being The Waif, just spun my head. Interesting idea.

    Either way, I hope that actress comes through and says her careless ass. Why was she not on her guard? KMT.

    I enjoyed all the shade throwing in this episode. It was also special not just because of the return of Bron and the Hound but also because Tommen was not in it! I think I hate him more than Joffrey TBH.

  • Vicki June 6, 2016, 2:01 pm

    What if that wasn’t Arya getting stabbed but Jaqen testing the Waif? He told her not to let Arya suffer…

    • milaxx June 6, 2016, 11:29 pm

      I read that Arya may have been expecting an attack and had padding under her clothes which is why she was wounded but not killed.

  • Shar June 6, 2016, 2:04 pm

    Always look forward to your recaps to put things in prospective for me. Yaassss, Lady Oleana – Super Shade queen, Yaassss Lady Lyanna Mormort – Jr. Shade Queen and Arya/The Waif senario I’m so here for! #LettucePray

  • 1Chiq June 6, 2016, 3:01 pm

    Lady Oleanna Tyrell is the shady love of my life. She gives me everything and then some. I HOWLED when she read Cersei especially because it was all FACTS. Then instead of saying goodbye she simply put her head down in a “dismissed” posture. Please Lord let someone read Cersei next week. It brings happiness to a very sad episode!

  • JEA June 6, 2016, 3:55 pm

    I so love Lady Oleana for all her Cersai shade….she gives me all the life I need when she sends her eclipse….lol. Now there’s a miniature shader and I’m just waiting to see her in all her glory in the some upcoming episodes…here’s hoping. As for Arya, I’m hoping the only reason no one came to her aid was because she wasn’t really stabbed…just like she was fighting the air thinking she was fighting the Waif ( in the above depiction).

  • Nevacare June 6, 2016, 5:29 pm

    I think the Arya stabbing was a roose (blood bag)..She knew they’d be coming for her she wouldn’t have been in plain sight. She walked along holding her stomach as a spectacle totally not her style

  • Nevacare June 6, 2016, 5:36 pm

    The prophecy says Cersei gets killed by her brother.. I wouldn’t be surprised if Jamie kills her instead of Tyrion. I think Cersei accidentally kills Tommen & Jamie snaps because of it. We never found out what secret the High Sparrow told Tommen. I could also see the Mountain killing Tommen. I think Tommen dies this season.

  • Nevacare June 6, 2016, 5:47 pm

    Not sure yet if Tyrion or Meera Reed is the 3rd Targaryen .Jon is definitely the 2nd. Every body wielding a Valyrian Steel sword will be called to arms to fight the white walkers therefore Sam will reunited with Jon..The Knights of the Vale will save the Starks at Winterfell so Little finger tries to parlay that into a power play. After Danerys takes King’s Landing Tyrion begs her to spare Jamie. The rest I haven’t figured out yet.

  • kristy June 6, 2016, 6:02 pm

    You know, given that there are like 376 main characters, The Hound got a LOT of air time this week. This makes me think he’s gonna have one of the biggest moments on the show. (Just don’t ask me when or for what.)

  • Ash June 6, 2016, 7:46 pm

    Oh snap at that gif of Arya fighting ….. No One!! Omg!!

    AND that explains why ppl in Braavos were staring at her while she walked through the markets. She wasn’t bleeding? Probably? Right? I mean I found it strange no one reacted at all. Not even to kick her and take her coins, being as opportunistic as it is!

    Whaaaaaaat!! Mind: blown.

  • Ashley June 6, 2016, 8:24 pm

    I think the scene with Arya fighting the air was because she was blind and didn’t know the waif had left,or at least,that’s how I perceived it. Not because she was fighting herself. Surprisingly,i wasn’t that shocked when she was stabbed and i don’t think i would be if she died (though that’s probably not going to happens since GRRM’s wife made him promise not to kill off Arya),watching the show for six seasons has numbed my feelings towards important characters dying. Are you listening George Martin? Not after Rob Stark. Not anymore. . .no more tears from me. Anyway, we’ll see what happens next. . .luv frm Nigeria

  • BETTY June 6, 2016, 9:25 pm

    Gonna go against the crowd and saying Sansa sent her letter to the Manderlys, the only other large house we haven’t seen yet. Ramsey mentioned them in his evil speech saying with them they would be unstoppable.
    The Brotherhood is supposed to protect the small folk so that killing seemed wrong and last we saw they were being led (*cough cough) by Beric Dondarrion and the red priest. I don’t think it was them but the hound hunting for them will be a way to bring them back on the show and their leader (*cough cough).

  • Ana B June 6, 2016, 11:34 pm

    Lady Lanna apparently has been taking on line classes at Highgarden University “Throwing Shade 101” with professor Lady Olenna Tyrell

    Star pupil in the making

  • Casey June 7, 2016, 6:31 pm

    All I know is they BETSNOT kill off Arya, and if they eventually do, I need them to “Jon Snow” her azz back. ijs

  • Nevacare June 12, 2016, 8:05 pm

    Arya will kill the waif…I think my Hound being the chosen one theory is picking up steam

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