Are you one of the millions who waited more than a year for the new episode of Game of Thrones? Well, kudos to you mate because there’s a brand new season and this episode is definitely just the tip of the iceberg. Let’s take a look at all the interesting things that happened during this episode.
First off, we get Jon Snow doing his thing as King of the North and preparing for the coming onslaught of the White Walkers. Jon is doing pretty well with the king stuff but lo and behold, here’s Sansa Stark trying to undermine him with his decisions. It’s like he needs more leadership lessons after managing The Night’s Watch and winning a war against Ramsay Bolton huh? Well, that part ends with Jon planting his foot firmly on the traitorous Houses of the North without following Sansa’s violent and bloody suggestion.
And speaking of The Night’s Watch, we also get Samwell Tarly and his new life in The Citadel. During the last season, Samwell decided to become a master in order to find out what these White Walkers tick and how to make them bite the dust. The thing is, Samwell had no idea he’ll start at the very bottom in his quest to become a full-pledged master. Instead of searching for vital information that can win the war, Samwell is regarded as an emergency plumber and are task to clean bathrooms, dirty food bowls, and assist in lobotomizing dead bodies. Maybe Samwell would have an easier time if Westeros had a modern plumbing system to keep everything orderly and neat, eh?
We also get a glimpse of Cersei Lannister’s plan to defeat her enemies in Westeros, which includes almost every kingdom. Of course, there’s the exception of Euron Greyjoy and the Iron Islands. Euron, who’s really trying his very best to win Cersei but fails, promises to gain her trust by delivering a most precious gift to her. What that gift is, we’ll eventually find out in future episodes. Plus, you’ll also appreciate the banter between Jaime Lannister and Euron. Who knew that a conversation between sworn enemies can be so full of wit?
Arya Stark also plays a vital part in this first episode. At the start, she can be seen disguising herself as Walder Frey and poisoning every Frey of the Twins as retribution for the Red Wedding. The next time she pops up, she seen hanging out with Lannister soldiers with a pretty popular musician making a cameo – Ed Sheeran! Heck, he even sang a song and ate rabbit with Arya on the show.
In another part of the episode, The Hound can now be seen hanging out with Beric Dondarrion and his outlaws. They make shelter inside an abandoned house while staring at flames and stuff. The highlight here folks is how The Hound gets a glimpse of the undead army and the eventual fall of the wall.
Last, but definitely not the least, we see Daenarys Targaryen finally setting foot on Dragonstone after a long journey with her entourage consisting of Tyrion and Varys, among others. We are treated with the last Targaryen dramatically entering the castle and observing a huge map of the continent she’s planning to conquer. At the end of the episode, Daenarys says “Shall we begin?” to Tryion, signalling the start of her conquest campaign.
Now, these are just some of the first episode’s highlights. In a way, we’re just at the tip of the iceberg folks. Do remember to share with us your favourite part of the first episode of Game of Thrones’ seventh season in the comments below.