Show/Episode: Game of Thrones 5x07, “The Gift”
Ship(s): Samwell/Gilly, Dany/Daario
This post contains SPOILERS for all aired episodes of Game of Thrones, including last night's Season 5, Episode 7, “The Gift.” Enjoy!
We open at the Wall, with the new leader of the Wildlings being set free by Jon Snow. The other lords look on disapprovingly. They let him know they think his mission is foolhardy, reckless, and disrespectful. Jon doesn’t really care what they think. He says good-bye to Samwell, mounts his horse, and rides off with the Wildling army towards Winterfell.
Master Aemon is on his last legs, and Samwell holds his hand as he passes and later the knights put him to his final rest above a funeral pyre. Quite possibly, he’s the only person I’ve ever seen die of natural causes on this show. Some randy knights come on to Gilly and Samwell comes to her defense and gets soundly beaten for his troubles. But he gets back up. Before he has a chance to get beaten again, he’s backed up by Ghost, a dire wolf who scares the baddies off. Then he passes out, prompting Gilly to nurse his wounds.