We have a sneaking suspicion that after this season ends, our favorite characters will be spending significantly less time in Essos (Arya has just announced plans to return to her ancestral home, and how long is Dany really supposed to bide her time now that she controls all the Dothraki). And that’s kind of a shame. Kind of because, while nearly everything that happens in Essos is significantly more boring than nearly everything that happens in Westeros, all of the furniture in Essos is significantly better. Case in point: this collection in a previously unseen room in the Great Pyramid of Mereen:
Ooh, look at those chairs. We would be tempted to call them midcentury modern, but we're not sure how centuries work in the Game of Thrones universe.* One thing is for sure: they are exponentially more elegant, understated, and functional than anything you would find in a Westerosi castle. Plus, look at these windows:
Beautiful. If any windows and/or furniture gets destroyed during the Siege of Mereen, we should boycott the show. Meanwhile, in Westeros...
Jamie has a really nice tent, you know, as far as tents go. It has decorations, screens, and it’s pretty spacious. But it’s also not that exciting because you kind of expect Jamie to have a nice tent. Jamie probably isn’t particularly enthusiastic about his nice tent, so there’s no reason that we should be. The tent also has a very nice table, however, which is slightly more interesting. How does that table get to the siege? It definitely does fold up. Was there a wagon just for Jamie’s table?
Also, we get a peek at Arya’s new apartment. It’s a little depressing. Good thing she’s moving out.
* Research reveals that the known history of Westeros extends over 12,000 years, however, nothing is mentioned about the history of furniture design. Let’s just throw a dart at the map and call it mid-Reyne-Tarbeck rebellion modern.