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Game of Thrones EastWatch, Ep. 5, Season 7 Fan Chat, 9pm ET Sunday

Written By | Aug 11, 2017

WASHINGTON, August 11, 2017 – Eastwatch is the title of the fifth out of six episodes for Season 7 of Game of Thrones. If this season is like seasons before it, this next to the last episode should be the one to watch.

And considering how dynamic the last episode, Loot Train, was with all the dragon fire and destruction, that means Sunday night is going to be a night of breath holding and cries of shock and awe.

Or not.

Join the CommDigiNews Game of Thrones Chat, during the show and after, here:

The GOT Episode 5 trailer offers a few key clues, including the prediction that “…bad things are coming.”

On Game of Thrones, episode titles are a real tell as to what’s to come. “Eastwatch” refers to a place we’ve never seen in the TV series. It is the location of the eastern most fortress along The Wall manned by the Night’s Watch, the northernmost point of Westeros where it meets the Narrow Sea. In the novels, it is “Eastwatch-by-the-Sea.”

At the beginning of Season 7 when Jon Snow decides to travel to Dragonstone, he sends Tormund and his wildling troops to man Eastwatch and defend it. In the trailer, Jon reports his brother Bran, AKA the Three-Eyed Raven, has seen the Night’s King heading for Eastwatch. Is this where the Westeros forces led by Jon and Danearys will make their stand against the White Walkers?

And will Jon be riding his own dragon mount?

‘The Hound’ Sandor Cleghane also saw Eastwatch in his vision when he looked into the flames. The Brotherhood of Banners may also be heading there to play a significant role in whatever standoff occurs.

The first battle with the White Walkers and the Army of the Dead at Hardhome wasn’t too successful. Jon Snow and all the allies must take everything they’ve learned, and must have the support of Danaerys and her three dragons to have any chance at stopping them.

This outcome is not yet assured. Tthe Mother of Dragons insists the King of the North “bend the knee,” and he’s still not there yet. Jon hasn’t completely convinced a skeptical Danaerys the threat of the White Walkers is real, cave paintings aside.

Samwell Tarly could find more clues to help the King of the North battle the White Walkers at The Citadel. Photo: HBO

It is also worth noting Sam and Gilly make an appearance in the trailer, with many great books in front of them. It was Sam who learned about the stores of dragonglass at Dragonstone. What other intelligence might he discover that could be useful?

But my biggest question is where is Lady Lyanna Mormont. Cousin to Jorah Morment, she has the same sense of allegiance, alliance, and fearlessness.

She has proclaimed she will stand with Jon Snow to protect the North and fight the NightWalkers. And it’s time for her to rise.

Will she meet Jorah at Eastwatch?

“Game of Thrones: Season 7, Episode 5 – “Eastwatch” airs Sunday, August 12 at 9 p.m. ET on HBO.

Gayle Lynn Falkenthal, APR, is President/Owner of the Falcon Valley Group in San Diego, California. She is also a veteran boxing observer covering the Sweet Science for Communities. Read more Media Migraine in Communities Digital News. Follow Gayle on Facebook and on Twitter @PRProSanDiego. Gayle can be reached via Google +

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Gayle Falkenthal

Gayle Lynn Falkenthal, MS, APR, is President of the Falcon Valley Group, a San Diego based communications consulting firm. Falkenthal is a veteran award-winning broadcast and print journalist, editor, producer, talk host and commentator. She is an instructor at National University in San Diego, and previously taught in the School of Journalism & Media Studies at San Diego State University.