|Created by||:||David Benioff and D. B. Weiss||Producer||:||D. B. Weiss, Carolyn Strauss, Frank Doelger, Bernadette Caulfield, George R. R. Martin||Production company||:||Television 360, Grok! Television, Generator Entertainment, Startling Television, Bighead Littlehead||Original network||:||HBO|
"The Dragon and the Wolf" is the seventh and Last episode of the seventh season of HBO's fantasy television series Game of Thrones, and the 67th overall. It was written by series co-creators David Benioff and D. B. Weiss, and directed by Jeremy Podeswa.
In King's Landing, Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke), Jon Snow (Kit Harington) and Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey), along with their advisors and loyalists, meet to discuss the impending White Walker threat on Westeros. Cersei is presented with a wight, a member of the White Walker army, and agrees to fight alongside Daenerys and Jon, but with the condition that Jon bends the knee. Jon refuses, having already pledged his loyalty to Daenerys, and Cersei rejects helping them. However, Tyrion Lannister (Peter Dinklage) meets in private with Cersei, and is able to get her to change her mind and pledge her support to fight the White Walkers. Later, Jaime Lannister (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) begins preparing the Lannister army, but Cersei stops him, revealing that she was lying about helping them, causing Jaime to leave in disgust and begin heading north. On Dragonstone, Theon Greyjoy commands the Ironborn loyal to his sister, Yara, to save her from Euron Greyjoy (Pilou Asbæk). At Winterfell, Littlefinger (Aidan Gillen) is found guilty of murder and treason, and executed by Arya Stark (Maisie Williams) and Sansa Stark (Sophie Turner). Later, Samwell Tarly (John Bradley) meets with Bran Stark (Isaac Hempstead-Wright) who discuss Jon's birth, revealing his Targaryen lineage and naming him the true heir to the Iron Throne. Beyond the Wall, the White Walker army arrive at Eastwatch, along with the Night King riding on his wight dragon, Viserion, who demolishes a segment of the Wall, allowing the dead to pass into Westeros.
"The Dragon and the Wolf" had a positive critical reception, from critics who listed the meeting at the Dragonpit, the full revelation of Jon Snow's lineage, Cersei's lack of cooperation to defeat the White Walkers, Aidan Gillen's performance as Littlefinger, and the compromising of the Wall as highlights of the episode.