Game Of Thrones: 10 Things We Learned From "Oathkeeper"
10. Daenerys Forces Have Liberated Meereen
This episode launched phase two of Daenerys plan to free the slaves. Grey Worm (who we see taking English lessons from Missandei) leads a contingent of Unsullied to sneak into Meereen. Entering though the sewer system, they find a large group of slaves discussing Daenerys offer of freeing them. Some want to fight for their freedom, others are afraid of being killed and point out that previous slave revolts have failed. Grey Worm reveals himself and states that Daenerys is true to her word. One slave points out that they dont have weapons, prompting Grey Worms troops to unload bags full of weapons. Armed, the slaves revolt against their masters, and within hours, Meereen is free. Daenerys and her army are let into the city, and like the Yunkish slaves freed last season, the chant Mhysa as she passes through. Looking at the slave masters still alive, she remembers that 163 slave children were nailed to mile posts leading to Meereen. She orders that the same punishment be dealt to the masters, and soon they are all nailed by the hands to mile posts in the blazing sun, some still screaming from the pain. Ever since slaughtering the slave masters in Astapor, its been Daenerys personal mission not just to see slaves everywhere freed, but to punish those who owned other human beings. Since they crucified children to provoke her, she sees it as only fair if they get the same treatment. Barristan tries to tell her that injustice should sometimes be answered with mercy, but she wont hear any of it. She will answer justice with justice! It also looks like, unlike the other two cities, Daenerys will be sticking around as Meereens new ruler. While weve seen her lead before, this is the first time that shes in charge of an entire city. It will be interesting to see how she rules, and if she truly has what it takes to be a queen.
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