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Lady Olenna Shaded All Men, Won Game of Thrones

The second episode of Game of Thrones‘ seventh season served up plenty of action, but the most badass moment came courtesy of someone who barely lifted a finger. Lady Olenna Tyrell (played by Diana Rigg, a.k.a. Emma Peel of the ’60s series The Avengers—which means double badass points) appeared in Daenerys’ war council scene and let everyone have it.

When I say everyone, I mean it. When Dany declares that she doesn’t want to take Westeros with too much bloodshed, Olenna quips, “How do you mean to take the Iron Throne? By asking nicely?” And when the formidable matriarch finds out that one of the most dangerous parts of the plan requires her Tyrell forces, she inquires archly, “So, your master plan is to use our armies. Forgive me for asking, but why did you bother to bring your own?”

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But the best Olenna moment came when she decided to give the young queen a history lesson. “Peace never lasts, my dear. Will you take a bit of advice from an old woman?” she asks. (It’s not really a question, though, obviously.) “I’ve known a great many clever men. I’ve outlived them all. You know why? I ignored them. The lords of Westeros are sheep. Are you a sheep? No. You’re a dragon. Be a dragon.”

Ignore all men? I’m down with that. Daenerys seemed to like this advice, too. And Twitter loved it.

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