Woah! Game Of Thrones strikes again with a killer second episode of the seventh season. Generally, with GoT you get varying speeds across episodes, but here they’ve got their foot well and truly on the gas! SO many things are happening in Westeros and beyond, and I’m really feeling like we’ve got a truly epic season still ahead of us. Here is my ‘Stormborn’ episode review!
The Battle For Westeros Begins!
As the cogs of war are starting to turn, we got a taste of our first big season 7 action sequence. Sorry to jump straight to the end of the episode, but it was just too good! The Greyjoys, Tyrells, and the Dornish are fully behind Daenerys and setting sail for King’s Landing. However, Uncle Euron has other plans, storming the fleet and burning the ships. A great, even if slightly disorientating, battle to start the Great War.
I guess this means the tables are turning slightly more towards Cersei, with Qyburn producing a dragon-felling crossbow and presumably Euron bringing the Queen her enemies to toy with. However, with her daughters being slain on the ships, I don’t think Ellaria Sand is going to come quietly. Above all, I think Theon needs to show his face at King’s Landing after jumping ship rather than saving Yara from capture, what a wimp!
Meanwhile, Greyworm and his Unsullied are after Casterly Rock, which I reckon will be a truly epic Jaimie Lannister-led battle for sure. Greyworm’s scene with Missandei was pretty cute, although saddened by the thought that he probably isn’t coming back.
Remember The North
Really looking forward to seeing how things play out in the North. With Jon and Sansa clashing heads over every decision, I think Little Finger certainly sees his chance to strike. He and Jon also don’t see eye to eye, and the new King of The North does need to be careful. Baelish is probably high on the list of people-not-to-piss-off-in-Westeros, so tread carefully, Jon Snow.
Jon’s already received an invitation from (cousin?) Dany to pay a visit, although I don’t think he’ll be skipping out of Dragonstone with his glass anytime soon. Think Khaleesi may be getting a bit demanding and too big for her boots. Olenna Tyrell seems keen for her to follow in her aged footsteps, but we’ll see how that plays out.
Also loving how the team friend zones are coming together in Jorah and Sam. With a pretty gross attempt at removing greyscale, I think it’ll either come back ten times worse or Sam will also be cursed with the same disease – we will see! I definitely think these two will certainly aid the Snow/Targaryen negotiations when it comes to it.
So, we’ve got Melisandre appearing in Dragonstone looking to serve (I’m sure Davos will be happy for the eventual reunion). I really loved Varys and Daenerys’s dialogue during that opening scene, really well-written and loved the resentment and ultimately respect being thrown around. Played well in the meeting with Melisandre, although I don’t think it’s a smart move having her lurking around.
Arya’s seeing many old faces (ha!) with Hot Pie still cooking in the tavern, also a pretty epic encounter with Nymeria, her old dire wolf. Seemingly turning down the offer to return to Winterfell, Nymeria and Arya share a moment. There’s huge meaning to Arya’s ‘that not you’ line which fans have certainly picked up on.
Loving the pace of this season so far! Great action, dialogue, and continual forward movement. Can’t wait for next week, in the mean time, feel free to leave a comment below.