#winterishere: For we are die-hard fans of Game of Thrones and nothing is more special than this time of the year.
I’m so glad we launched the Entertainment section on our blog, because it gives me the chance to write about things I’m crazy about, and one of them is Game Of Thrones. I’ve been waiting for the new season and it’s finally here!
I’m in India, by the way, so while a lot of you do this on Sunday night, I get to watch it on Monday morning.
Should we get to it then? Here’s what happened on GoT Season 7, Episode 1, Dragonstone
Reverse Red Wedding
The show starts with a recap relevant to the episode, but if you were too excited like me, it didn’t really register.
The show opens with Walder Frey. Why is Walder Frey, alive, overlooking a banquet again? While he’s being overly nice to his troops and allies, I had a feeling something great was about to unfold. And it did.
Turns out, Arya Stark was using his face and had called in all of Frey’s troops to poison them. Her speech about killing the Stark family, the young wolf, his mother, wife, and the baby was chilling.
She poisons everyone, except one of Frey’s daughters (and wife). “When they ask you what happened, I want you to tell them The North Remembers.”
I had a huge smile on my face. Call me a sadist but I love a revenge plot on a Monday morning.
Arya is going to King’s Landing, to kill Cersei Lannister
Now, all of us were hoping to see Arya going up North to Winterfell, to reunite with her step-brother Jon Snow and sister Sansa Stark–and cry our hearts out. But no, she is not.
She is found going towards King’s Landing and stops to chill with a few soldiers, including Ed Sheeran. That’s right, singer Ed Sheeran does a cameo in Game of Thrones, Season 7 and also sings for about 30 seconds. Needless to say, his singing is better than his acting.
The soldiers are nice to her: they obviously don’t take her seriously but she’s busy sizing them up, looking where their weapons are, extracting information.
The scene ends with her saying “I’m going to kill Cersei” followed by her sub-psychotic laugh.
The Wall: The Night King, The Army of The Dead
Moving on, we do about a minute of a snow storm which enables eerie music and ba da boom, the Night King, making his way through towards the wall. It was really sad to see some of the characters we loved, especially the giant wildlings who are now a part of the army of the dead.
By the way, did you hear the theory that Jon Snow may become the Night King to keep the world from ending? Comment if you’d like to discuss, please.
Speaking of the wall, we see Mira Reed and Brandon Stark making their way to the wall.
Getting ready for the war at Winterfell, The Starks’ Disagreement
Jon Snow is seen coming straight to the point. He’s totally in prep mode and asks to get people, all people, women, and children to start preparing for war. He also asks the wildlings to take over Eastwatch, which is the next war is bound to happen.
He also asks the wildlings to take over Eastwatch, which is the next war is bound to happen.
We also see Sansa and Jon, arguing like idiots, making Littlefinger snigger in the corner. While both arguments are in order, it’s great to see Jon’s character evolve, put his foot down and says “my decision is final.”
While both arguments are in order, it’s great to see Jon’s character evolve, put his foot down and says “my decision is final.”This is also the first time Sansa Stark is seen giving sane advice to anybody, so I could see why she’s insistent on what she’s saying.
While Jon is worried about The Night King and what’s happening up North, Sansa is obviously well-versed with Cersei’s ways and warns Jon that the Queen Mother always gets her revenge.
Relationships have gone sour: Jaime and Cersei Lannister
Honestly, I expected Jaime to not even talk to Cersei after what she did last season and he’s the only one mention that their children are dead and Tommen committed suicide. But he loves her. Apparently.
Cersei, who’s through her strategy, is in true survival mode and is ticked to find that Tyrion is now counselling Daenerys Targaryen.
Keep in mind that both Cersei and Jaime have been trained by Papa Tywin and are well-versed when it comes to war, strategy, and alliances. According to many GoT theories, the Lannisters with killing the Tyrells, taking over High Gardens.
And as for their alliance, we see the disgusting Euron Greyjoy meet the duo.
His speech about loving his own kin bleed shows his character whereas his desire to bed Cersei made me as angry as it did Jamie.
He leaves, promising Cersei a gift that’ll make her trust him. Theory suggests him killing Sandsnakes to get Cersei happy.
Citadel: Sam Weill and Dragon glass
You’d think that after all that Sam has been through, Sam would be treated better. But no, good things don’t happen to him. A gross montage of his daily tasks later, he seeks permission to use the Citadel Library and read up on dragon glass.
We find out that Dragonstone has a mountain full of it. He immediately starts writing to Jon Snow and also sets up the plot for Jon Snow to meet Danaerys Targarean.
PS: We also see Jorah, come out of his hiding to inquire about Dany. Sigh.
Daenerys Targaryen and Dragonstone
The last five minutes of the show are dedicated to strong visuals when Danny sets foot on the land she left when she was a baby. Very powerful scenes music interplayed with mixed emotions of homecoming, authority, and dominance are emoted very well with Emilia Clarke without saying a word.
Many scenes like her entering the throne room or sifting her hand through the map table that was built by Aegon The Conqueror are historically very significant.
At the very end, Dany turns to Tyrion “Shall we begin?”
Ding, ding, ding.
A lot of my friends and I agree that unlike all the other seasons, a lot happened in the first episode. That’s also because they have to cover a lot of ground and this season is only seven episodes long.
What was your favourite part of today’s episode? Tell me in the comments’ section,