It’s back! Game Of Thrones has finally returned and winter has truly arrived! After a fiery end to season 6, and a battle to end all battles, season 7 has certainly got some standards to live up to. The hype is real for this new season, and with the end of the show in sight, there’s plenty of action to come. This is an episode review and discussion so please expect plenty of spoilers ahead.
‘Dragonstone’, A Great Start To S7
Here’s a little run down of what went down, (if it’s even possible to keep it little!).
The opening scene was ace! With ‘dead’ Walder Frey proposing a toast to all his loyal subjects, who he unexpectedly invites, you have to smell a rat. The poison starts flowing pretty quickly and we get a juicy dose of Stark revenge. Welcome back, Arya. After too long in those weird faceless chapels, I’m glad she’s crossing names off the list.
We’re instantly whisked off to the North with a big reminder that the White Walkers are coming (and they have giants!). Brann and Meera also make it to the wall. The King Of The North is rallying his troops at Winterfell and despite some bickering with his sister, Jon Snow looks ready for Winter. We’ve still got Lord Baelish sneaking around Sansa, Tormund setting his sights on Brienne and Lyanna Mormont’s still kicking ass.
Between emptying poop buckets and dissecting bodies with Jim Broadbent, Samwell Tarly seems to be making good use of himself. Doing a Potter and breaking into restricted section, he discovers the elusive Dragon Glass is located at Dragonstone (surely the clue is in the name?). Seriously smelling a deal to be made with a certain Mother Of Dragons here, as she has just landed back at her birthplace.
Seriously smelling a deal to be made with a certain Mother Of Dragons here, as she has just landed back at her birthplace along with Tyrion, Varys, Missandei and Grey Worm. Jorah Mormount is still on the scene at the Citadel and it looks like the grey scale is hitting him hard.
Cersei and Jaime are now the only Lannisters left (that matter), and despite having the Iron Throne, are looking like losers already. The pirate Euron Greyjoy looks to be their Obi Wan (only hope), but Cersei’s playing hard to get. Odd’s on that Tyrion’s head is the gift that she’ll be looking for. Can’t wait to see how Cersei strikes when she gets cornered.
The Hound’s still showing his softer side and getting messages from the flames. Looks as though the Lord of Light may have a larger part to play in the battles to come.
This leads me to the totally random Ed Sheeran appearance, which I forgot was coming. His cameo has received a wave of mixed, mainly negative reviews which I have to say was pretty needless. They may have been a clunky reference to Gendry on his boat, but I’m not sure how that would work with him being the new guy’s father, but who knows…
Shall We Begin?
The killer quote to end the first of episode. It was a good start to the season and did the season premiere trick of catching us up with everyone. I’m hoping the fast pace is kept up throughout this season, and we were barely allowed to come up for air during season 6. Everything’s building and I’m hoping for a fiery, bloody and brutal season 7.
I’m most looking forward to more bloody battles, as it really doesn’t get much better than the ‘Battle Of The Bastards’ in my eyes. But alongside the epic scenes and CGI, I’m looking forward to some sinister tricks and villainy from the bitch Queen Cersei herself. Definitely Team Lannister at the moment, but out of the big three houses, I think she’ll fall first.
Can’t wait until next week, see you next time once we’ve all finished episode two!