Game of Thrones Round Table: So. Much. Incest.

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The wall is officially not keeping the Night King and his band of minions out of some much-loved locations. 

That was the big takeaway from Game of Thrones Season 7 Episode 7, but there was a lot to love about the episode. 

Below, TV Fanatics Carissa Pavlica, Christine Hinton and Robin Harry discuss that big death, Cersei's motives, what's coming next and so much more. 

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Littlefinger is dead. React!

Carissa: It's not THAT he's dead that suits me, but how the Stark sisters came together and pulled one over on the cunning creep that was worth my time.

As he stood smugly watching from the sidelines, he was so confident he had perfectly laid the trap for Stark against Stark and once again he would come out on top.

The look on his face when he realized he had finally lost at his own game and his simpering pleas for forgiveness were futile. Arya's justice was too swift.

Christine: Wow, that was satisfying. As Carissa said, it wasn’t just that he was killed, it was that Sansa and Arya turned the tables on him and he never saw it coming.

The sisters Stark proved that they are a force to be reckoned with. I also loved that they did it in front of a room full of people who will definitely think twice before trying to betray or underestimate them. 

Robin: I wanted this to happen so badly, so I was positively ecstatic. I loved everything about that scene. When Littlefinger was saying, “none of you were there, none of you know,” I was shouting at my TV, “OOOH!! OOOH!! BRAN KNOWS!! BRAN KNOWS!!”

I loved the surprise on his face, the tears Sansa shed, the smug look on Arya's face. I loved that his death was unceremonial, I loved that he groveled. I couldn't imagine a more fitting death for the man that singlehandedly destabilized a continent for his own gain. 

Littlefinger Wants Power - Game of Thrones Season 7 Episode 4

What's your take on the way Cersei lied about being part of the short-term alliance?

Carissa: I'm not even sure Cersei knew she was lying until she did it. She couldn't plan for it, as she had no knowledge of what was going to be said at the meeting nor what was going to be dumped before her.

Anybody who trusted Cersei, though, was wrong to do it. She's not a woman of her word, which was apparent from our very first meeting with her. 

Christine: Lying is like breathing for Cersei. She is loyal to no one but herself. I almost wondered if she’d kill Jamie in the end rather than let him go. But for me, the bigger lie was her stringing along Euron Greyjoy and Jamie at the same time.

Euron wants to marry her. Jaime wants to be a father to his child. With Cersei calling the shots, I doubt either will ever get their wish.

Robin: Listen, if that's what it took to get Jaime the hell away from Cersei, then thank goodness she lied! Cersei, as usual, is short-sighted and can't see past her own power-hunger and her contempt for the world.

Her lies and manipulation allowed Jaime to see how much of an afterthought and pawn he is in Cersei's life. He left her, you guys. That's all I ever wanted for him. Next stop: Brienne!

What's Her Plan? - Game of Thrones Season 7 Episode 7

How did you feel about Jon and Dany finally hooking up?

Carissa: I'm not sure I like the term "hook up" as it was much more than that. They have a deep respect for each other, and although they have known each other for only a short time, their experiences have been quite intense.

Unfortunately for them, they also likely feel a profound pull to one another they cannot explain, but we can. Nonetheless, I look beyond the "incest" people see now because royalty has always had iffy rules on it, and what are Jon and Daenerys if not royalty?

They should rule together if given the opportunity. It would be marvelous.

Christine: I love these two together. They could be the ultimate power couple, and I believe they have real feelings as well as a very real attraction to one another. Can we just forget we found out they’re related? Because these two are so hot, I really don’t care. 

Robin: I'm going to bypass the "shipping" aspect and just talk about how incredible that whole scene was. I LOVE how they juxtaposed Bran's exposition of Jon's history over the intensity of Jon and Dany. 

I loved how Bran's description of Rhaegar and Lyanna's love for each other was timed perfectly with Jon and Dany's intense faces. I thought it was perfect how Jon flipped Dany under him right as Bran declared Jon/Aegon Targaryen was the actual heir to the iron throne.

There was just soo much in that scene above the intensity of Jon and Dany's feelings towards each other, and I loved every second of it. Also, someone please thank Kit Harrington's personal trainer for me. 

What's Next? - Game of Thrones Season 7 Episode 5

Where do you think the Night King will attack first now that he and his team of undead creatures have obliterated the wall?

Carissa: I would hope they'd blow right by all stops and head right to Cersei where they killed her. But they'll likely obliterate any and everything in their path. It will all be new to them. Wouldn't they consider it all enemy territory?

Christine: I’m hoping that Winterfell isn’t first up, but it is one of the farthest points north. Cersei certainly deserves to have to face the undead, but I doubt that will be their first stop, especially since she’s running off to the islands to wait this out.

I’m also wondering if Bran’s three-eyed raven schtick will help keep the Night Walker away, or draw him like a beacon to Winterfell's doors. 

Robin: I'd say either Castle Black or Winterfell. Winterfell is certainly the most relevant place in the north at this point, and Bran's connection with the Night King is probably drawing him that way.

Where's Brienne? - Game of Thrones Season 7 Episode 6

Are Tormund and Beric dead?

Carissa: Maybe Beric gave Tormund his life after all the chaos settled. It seems doubtful many survived that disaster, though. They'll be playing that on Seven Kingdoms Television for years to come!

Christine: I really hope Tormund somehow survived. He had some of the funniest lines all season, and there’s so little humor on this show that I always enjoy him. 

Robin: NO WAY they kill Tormund off-screen. I refuse to accept that. 

Does Theon stand a chance in getting revenge on Euron?

Carissa: Will they really spend any time on it for Game of Thrones Season 8? It seems more likely the end of Theon's journey was getting his symbolic balls back. 

Christine: Well, he’s apparently grown back some balls, but can he acquire more brains too? He’s never been the sharpest tool in the shed, and he’s going to need a hefty dose of balls and brains to rescue his sister. I’m not optimistic. 

Robin: Theon on his own doesn't stand a chance against Euron, but hopefully he gets help. Honestly, there is so much other more important stuff going on, I don't really care if he does or not. 

Grade Game of Thrones Season 7.

Carissa: I'd give it a B.

Christine: I give it an A. It’s the best season we’ve seen in a long time. Lots of action, heartfelt homecomings, and lots of twists and epic reveals. Just having Arya and Sansa team up pushed it over the top for me. 

Robin: I'd give it a A-. There were some really questionable plot decisions this season; military plans that made no sense, characters acting contrary to some of their most fundamental character traits, the vaguery, and inconsequence of the passage of time.

That said, even those missteps allowed for some fantastic visual story telling, awesome battles, enjoyable character pairings, some great growth (Jaime!!) and it ultimately got everyone together like we've been looking forward to. 

What do you want to happen on Game of Thrones Season 8?

Carissa: I want Cersei to die. I'd like Jaime to kill her just moments before his own death. I want Jon and Dany to rule on the Iron Throne together, although it's more likely he will die, leaving her with a child. One of the Stark sisters has to live, right?

I wonder if the end will be Bran seeing all with his power instead of it happening. I don't know. I've been enjoying the ride more than plotting too much ahead.

Christine: I know it’s too much to ask, but I’d love to see Sansa, Arya, Jon and Dany all come out on top. I absolutely want to see Jamie kill Cersei when he realizes she’s using that child to manipulate him.

I hope the dragons live and the army of the dead actually end up dead. But Game of Thrones isn’t known for its happy endings, so I’ll be holding my breath through every last episode. 

Robin: Littlefinger's death and Jaime escaping Cersei's clutches were 2 out of 3 on my GoT wish list. My third and final wish is Cersei dying a horrible, lonely death, preferably by Jaime's hand.

Also, I want Tyrion to get some of his levity back; I really, seriously miss his snark and humor.  Also, Carissa, I think Dany will die (in childbirth, that's a theme on this show) leaving Jon to rule and raise an heir. 

Over to you, Game of Thrones Fanatics. What do you think of the twists and turns?

Hit the comments below!

Paul Dailly is the Associate Editor for TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter.

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