Daenerys making a presentation of negotiations with herself and the master of Yunkai was brilliantly (and beautifully) done.
Because it really was a presentation. She is fierce, but also fair. She wanted to make the atmosphere welcoming and allow the master to say his piece, but also make it known that she has no plans on backing down from her offers and her requests. Because regardless she is determined to free the slaves from Yunkai, one way or another. And of course it wasn't going to be that simple, but she wanted a fair chance of a meeting to let him know precisely what she's about and what is gonna go down. I just love how her tactic is basically to intimidate him. Starting from his way to meet her, surrounded by the thousands of Unsullied, to seeing her inside the tent with her three dragons on one side of her, and her advisers on the other, and with Missandei announcing who Daenerys is with all her titles. Hell, she even nonchalantly feeds her dragons before him, allowing them to fight over the piece of meat thrown in the air, just to show that she has the upper hand in this situation. She will play pleasantries for a while, but shit will get real and she will devise a plan on executing it to achieve her goal in the end.
Not to mention that we finally got to see ALL THREE DRAGONS TOGETHER: Drogon, Viserion, and Rhaegal. AND DAENERYS STROKING AFFECTIONATELY ON DROGON AFTER HE SUCCESSFULLY FRIGHTENED/INTIMIDATED THE SLAVE MASTER IN DEFENDING HIS MAMA (AND THE WAY HE PURRRS, OMG.) ♥ ♥ ♥ Plus, Jorah and Barristan being the biggest fanboys of Dany will never not be the best thing ever.
ALL THE DANY LOVE OKAY. LOVE HER. AND THAT DRESS LIKE HOLY SHIT I WANT IT SO BAD IT WAS BEAUTIFUL. *__*
(Plus, how appropriate was it to air this episode on Mother's Day? I mean, Mother of Dragons. Srsly.)
Other things in this episode:
** JAIME AND BRIENNE! THE BEAR PIT! HIM SAVING HER! :DDDDDD
** Margaery and Sansa. ♥ I kinda ship them, okay? Like, Margaery was totally flirting with her with handing her the rose, wasn't she? Particularly with the like "...And pretty girls." Which I mean, seriously. I know that the Tyrells are seen as the most sensible House, and clearly have no objections to same-sex coupling. So, idk where my thoughts are leading to, but it honestly makes me want Margaery to save Sansa from everything and they can both live happily ever after in Highgarden. Is that too much to ask?
** Oh, Shae and Tyrion. ;__; I mean, it's a complicated situation and of course Shae wouldn't be okay with what's happening. It just makes me sad because I adore their relationship that has developed on the show and knowing how it all ends makes me not want the season to continue and I just want them to make up and just go to Pentos and live happily ever after (sensing a theme here?) But because they did a positive change to the way Shae is portrayed on the show, I'm hoping that what happens will also be changed as well. I want her to survive, of course, but if she does suffer the same fate as in the books I want the way it happens to be altered. Can that happen, please? Out of all the changes they've done on the show can they make it so she either a.) doesn't die (and escapes with Sansa in the process) or b.) if she does, make it so that she doesn't die as in the books, because that would be so depressing as hell. :((((
** The scene with Tywin and Joffrey was so great, particularly because it was two douchebags trying to out-douche the other, and it ended with just Joffrey being intimidated by his grandfather. Gotta love that, tbh.
** Okay we get it, Ramsay Bolton is a sick twisted bastard who gets off torturing people. But did we have to add that unnecessary scene? I mean, he could have castrated Theon without having a scene like that, tbh. (Furthermore, why are there people out there who are insisting that it wasn't rape? smh)
** You know, now that Gendry knows that he's of royal blood, does that mean there's a possibility that Arya/Gendry may actually happen somewhere down the line? Can this be a thing? I mean of course Arya has her own arc happening, but it makes me wonder if they're setting that up to really happen because, I'm not gonna lie, I kinda want it to.
** JON & YGRITTE. She was too adorable basically being in awe with the things she doesn't know about. Being fascinated by a windmill and questioning things like what "swooning" is and basically just being adorable all around. I just. ♥