Game of Thrones fans have been itching for an epic battle since last season’s Battle of the Bastards, and Sunday night’s episode did not disappoint. In fact, it may have been the great battle ever seen on the small screen.
Here’s how the “loot train battle” unfolded:
While Jaime Lannister and the House Lannister army were returning to King’s Landing after plundering Highgarden, she ordered the Dothraki to intercept them. And she decided to lead them into battle astride her dragon, Drogon.
Here are the five most OMG moments in the battle.
Dany and Drogon appear on the battlefield
As if the thundering Dothraki weren’t intimidating enough, the sight of a giant dragon (a beast all believed to be extinct) soaring above the horsemen was a sight to behold.
Dany ordered Drogon to breathe fire upon the Lannister army, incinerating the soldiers to ash. Drogon later set the caravan ablaze, destroying the spoils of war.
After realize normal arrows are unable to piece Drogon’s hide, Jamie orders the sellsword Bronn to man the Scorpion, a giant ballista designed by Qyburn.
In one of the most graphic scenes in an already graphic battle, Bronn makes his way towards the weapon, but is thrown from his horse after the beast’s leg is severed by a Dothraki warrior.
Bronn somehow makes his way through the chaos to the wagon holding the Scorpion. He singlehandled positions and loads the weapon, striking Drogon with a bolt that knocks him out of the air.
Drogon is felled, and plummets towards the ground while Dany is still on his back.
With Drogon disabled and Dany on the ground, Jaime sees a window to slay the Targaryen usurper. Grabbing a spear, he rides towards Dany, but right before he reaches her Drogon breathes a fireball at him.
Luckily for Jaime, Bronn knocks him into the lake, avoiding the dragonfire. Jaime seems to have many lives; earlier in the episode Dickon stabs a Dothraki warrior that has gotten the better hand of Jaime.
How injured is Drogon? What is Jaime’s fate? And how many more horses will have to die? We’ll have to wait until next week to find out.
Correction: A previous version of this article said it was Dickon, not Bronn who saved Jaime at the end. It also said Drogon destroyed the Tyrell gold, but the loot made it back to King’s Landing.