It’s the most wonderful time of year again, Game of Thrones is back! There are spoilers ahead for the Season 7 premiere, “Dragonstone,” so if you haven’t watched it yet, what are you doing here? Shoo.
There’s a really great viral tweet that reads: If Lyanna Mormont had three dragons this show would have been over two seasons ago. This is true. The current Lord (and ‘lil lady) of Bear Island does not have time for your shit, Men of the North, because she has better things to do. During the season premiere, she once again proves that while she might be just a kid, she is not one to be messed with. Lyanna will have none of it. Goodbye.
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Winter has come to the North, which means Jon Snow is extra sad now, and trying his best to just be a good king and ruler. This proves to be more challenging than he imagined, as everyone—including Sansa—is questioning his every move. One person who’s not is Lyanna, because she fully supports his decision to train everyone from 10 to 60 in combat—and this includes THE WOMEN.
No, say it isn’t so! Not the women of the North! Lolz, come on, if all the other ladies up there are anything like Sansa, Lyanna, and Arya, they’ll easily claim the Iron Throne by themselves. (Hasn’t it already been established that the women are the rightful ones to inherit Westeros?)
However, Jon’s decision to train women is not met with open arms. One dude interrupts, “You expect me to put a spear in my granddaughter’s hand?” Jon doesn’t even have time to respond before Lyanna jumps in.
“I don’t plan on knitting by the fire while men fight for me,” she shoots back. “I might be smaller, and I might be a girl, but I am every bit a Northerner. And I don’t need your permission to defend the North. We’ll begin training every man, woman, boy, and girl on Bear Island.”
Maybe the best part of this scene is the smile that slowly creeps across Davos’ face. He’s so proud of that girl, and so are we.
To recap, what did we just learn, again, on Game of Thrones?
You do not mess with the ladies.