“My only venture at this moment is reestablishing control of this continent and every person on it,” says Queen Cersei (Lena Headey) in the preview for episode four of season seven of “Game of Thrones,” which premieres Sunday night, August 6 (watch above). Everything is coming up Cersei so far this season. Her chief rival for the Iron Throne, Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) began the season with dragons, armies, and powerful allies, but after three episodes … well, at least she still has the dragons.
In episode two, “Stormborn,” Daenerys was riding high until her comrades Yara Greyjoy (Gemma Whelan) and Ellaria Sand (Indira Varma) were ambushed at sea and captured by Yara’s evil uncle Euron (Pilou Asbaek). Euron then delivered his prisoners to Cersei as a gift to prove his value and loyalty to her. If that wasn’t bad enough for Daenerys, episode three, “The Queen’s Justice,” saw her Unsullied army sail to victory against the Lannister stronghold of Casterly Rock only to be stranded there after their fleet was destroyed by — you guessed it — Euron Greyjoy. Meanwhile, the Lannister army unexpectedly attacked Highgarden, where they laid waste to House Tyrell, including the family’s matriarch Olenna (Diana Rigg).
“All my allies are gone. I’m losing,” says Daenerys, quite astutely. So she declares, “Enough with the clever plans.” But what does that mean? Will she abandon her tactical maneuvering in favor of an all-out dragon assault on King’s Landing? Look for more clues in the trailer above.