Game of Thrones Premiere Recap Season 7 Episode 1

Game of Thrones Season 7 Premiere Recap: Winter Soldiers

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Daenerys Stormborn of the House Targaryen, First of Her Name, the Unburnt, Queen of the Andals and the First Men, Khaleesi of the Great Grass Sea, Breaker of Chains and Mother of Dragons has a new clause to add to her official title: Mistress of Dragonstone (And Don’t You Forget It).

If there’s a more glorious sight on TV this week than Game of Thrones‘ khaleesi arriving at her family’s rightful home in Westeros, I haven’t seen it. And yes, I’m including Arya’s cold-open Frey massacre in the rundown — though that was pretty baller, too.

And then we had Cersei with her tantalizing potential alliance with a Greyjoy, and Jon and Sansa clashing over leading the North, and a white walker Wun Wun?! All in all, Thrones‘ long-awaited return didn’t disappoint. And the war? It, like the previously traveling winter, is coming.

Read on for the highlights of “Dragonstone.”

HOUSE STARK: ARYA-DON’T-PLAY EDITION | Even before the credits, we kick off the episode with a startling visual: Walder Frey, who’s presiding over a banquet hall full of his family members. Wait, what? Didn’t he get the sharp end of Arya’s knife last season? When the old man calls for a toast, everyone drinks — except him — and he congratulates them for being the men who perpetrated the Red Wedding. But “You didn’t slaughter every one of the Starks,” Walder informs them as they start to choke on what is clearly poisoned wine. “Leave one wolf alive, and the sheep are never safe.” Turns out, Walder is really Arya in disguise! Once everyone keels over and dies, Arya leaves, stopping to advise a servant girl: “Tell them winter came for House Frey.” Call that girl Emily Thorne, because she just got revenge.

Later, Arya comes across a gaggle of soldiers camping and having a merry time in the woods. (The show sure didn’t waste any time with that Ed Sheeran cameo, did it?) They gladly feed her and ask where she’s headed. “I’m going to kill the queen,” she says, and the guys think it’s a joke. It most definitely is not.

Game of Thrones Premiere Recap Season 7HOUSE STARK: A-LITTLE-FARTHER-NORTH EDITION | After Bran has another horrifying vision — this time of an army of white walkers, including the reanimated giant Wun Wun, marching — he and Meera finally make it to The Wall… where Dolorous Edd doesn’t believe that Bran is really Jon’s brother. But he lets the pair in once Bran remarks that he knows Edd fought at Hardhome with Jon.

Meanwhile, Jon has a two-point agenda in warding off the approaching threat: 1) find more dragonglass, 2) have women fight alongside men. (When some dude tries to challenge that last one, little Lyanna Mormont shuts him down. “I don’t plan on knitting by the fire while men fight for me,” she says. God, I love her.) Later, Jon and Sansa disagree about how they should handle the matter of families like House Karstark and House Umber, which used to be loyal to the Starks but which ditched and eventually supported the Boltons. She wants them to pay for their disloyalty and definitely doesn’t think they should get a castle. He doesn’t want to punish them — and he doesn’t like the fact that Sansa undermined his authority in front of everyone. Later, she urges him to be smarter than their brother and their father — both dead— were. “I loved them. I miss them. But they both made stupid mistakes and lost their heads for it,” she says. But all of that gets put on the backburner when a raven from King’s Landing arrives: Cersei wants Jon to travel there and kneel before her, or otherwise face her wrath.

“You almost sound as though you admire her,” Jon says, which is a very interesting observation, no? Sansa merely replies that she learned a great deal from Joffrey’s ruthless mama.

Game of Thrones Premiere Recap Season 7 HOUSE LANNISTER | In the map room in King’s Landing, Cersei wonders if Jaime is afraid of her. “Should I be?” he asks, which isn’t really an answer, so I’ll go ahead and say, “Yes.” She doesn’t want to talk about Tommen’s leap out of the window — basically, he was dead to her the moment he betrayed her for the High Sparrow’s carnival show — but she does want to discuss their need for allies to build a dynasty. First item on the agenda? Euron Greyjoy is on his way over for a little look-see.

Yara and Theon’s uncle shows up with a new ‘do and a desire to get back at his niece and nephew for running away with his ships. “Murdering them would make me feel a lot better,” he explains. There’s some Jamie-Euron back and forth, but what you need to know about this exchange is that Euron really wants to marry Cersei; in exchange, she’ll get use of his Iron Fleet. She doesn’t trust him and so turns down his offer, but he promises to return with a “precious gift” that will prove his worth.

HOUSE CLEGANE | The Hound, Thoros and Beric take shelter at an abandoned house during a snowstorm, and The Hound is hesitant to enter: It’s the house belonging to the dad and daughter that fed him and Arya a while back. (You remember? As thanks, The Hound beat down the father and left him for dead, then stole from them.) They’re both dead now, and from the position of the skeletons in the corner, it appears that the father killed the girl then himself rather than have them both starve to death. For what it’s worth, The Hound seems properly chagrined.

After building a fire, the two men discuss fate and such — Beric has no idea why the Lord of Light keeps bringing him back — but he invites The Hound to stare into the flames and see what he sees. And, surprise: The Hound sees something! The Wall, and a castle near the sea where “the dead are marching past.” Later that night, Thoros wakes up to find The Hound digging a grave for the skeletons. Did he know them? Thoros asks. “Not really,” The Hound replies.

THE CITADEL | Sam’s doing grunt work at the Citadel (that montage with the gruel, poo and dry-heaving was both hilarious and so, so gross) when he sees a book he wants to read, but it’s locked away behind bars — and the Archmaester says the younger man can’t access restricted books until he’s a maester himself. The Archmaester is also one of the only people there who believe Sam’s claim that white walkers exist, but he doesn’t think it’s all that troubling, because, “Every winter that ever came has ended.” I love that Old Sam would likely have accepted this… but New Sam steals some keys and liberates a couple of the special books so he can evaluate them for himself.

And guess what he learns? Dragonstone, aka the traditional seat of the Targaryens in Westeros, was built on top of a buttload of dragonglass. So Sam sends a raven to his pal Jon ASAP.

One more thing: Ser Jorah is at the Citadel, and his arm is fully greyscaled. “Has she come yet?” he begs of Sam. “The Dragon Queen?”

HOUSE TARGARYEN | Speak of the Daenerys! The girl we saw stripped physically and emotionally bare when this whole shebang started? Yeah, she’s a woman now, and she’s home. We watch as khaleesi and her troops land at Dragonstone and survey the castle; eventually, she and Tyrion wind up in the map room. “Shall we begin?” the queen asks her hand. Hell YES.

Now it’s your turn. What did you think of the premiere? Grade the episode via the poll below, then hit the comments with your Thrones-related thoughts!

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  1. Lauren says:

    Started really well, then nothing much happened for 50 minutes

  2. Jillie says:

    Are you sure that was WunWun? He didn’t die beyond the wall and the Walkers aren’t anywhere to have picked him up yet, I think that was a random giant….which is still pretty horrific on it’s own right.

    • Jb says:

      It was Wun Wun….he was missing an eye where Ramsy shot him with an arrow@ winterfell.

      • Juice Okay says:

        Why would Jon not have burned the body? Seems strange that Wun Wun would she be so fresh…

        • moonshyne says:

          Agreed, was odd to see that one with those ice blue evil eyes! And being a giant–a force to be reckoned with

        • Walkie says:

          Exactly. If that is Wun Wun that’s absolutely terrible writing. There’s no way Jon would have let him become a walker. They would have burned the body.

          • Amy says:

            Not just Jon. Tormund would never have allowed his friend to have the chance to become a walker.

      • Meeks says:

        Wun Wun was killed south of the Wall at Winterfell. There were the dead giants walking in that scene. Remember, there are many giants north of the wall.

        Also, has Dany ever been in Westeros? I thought her and her brother were in exhile in Essos.

        • vane_23@ says:

          Viserys used to tell her a detailed story of how her home was rocadragon, the red fortress, westeros, for her it is like a journey through all the stories her brother told her.

        • Therese Maureen singleton says:

          She was born on Dragonstone.

      • Gotwatcher says:

        Well that’s not right. Jon knows better to burn the dead. He did it before. Why would he not follow up now? Seems like directors forgot something here…

        • Molly says:

          OR the recap writer just made an inaccurate assumption. Wun Wun wasnt the only giant in the realm (or beyond it). He was simply the one we all knew best.

      • J Delaney says:

        Wrong eye.

    • Ben Glesner says:

      WunWun died at Hardhome; he was killed by White Walkers. But you’re right, it IS its own right.

      • Tim Eber says:

        WunWun did not die at Hardhome.

      • Jillie says:

        No, WW died at Winterfell. He broke down the gate and died in the courtyard at the tailend of the Battle of the Bastards. I’m also pretty certain Jon even instructed his men to burn the bodies…..and if he didn’t say it onscreen, he would have done so off. Jon is very well aware of what happens to a body left laying around….

        • french5851 says:

          I think that is the question… since he died during the Battle of the Bastards, and we KNOW Jon knows to burn the bodies, WHO gave the giant’s body back to the White Walkers?

          • Molly says:

            No one. Wun Wun isn’t the only giant around. He was the best known in the series, but he wasn’t the only one. They were a dying breed (pun not intended) but there were a others. In fact, we see some of them die in the battle at the wall. The Walkers had a few giants with them – the focus on one of them was just to illustrate the point. The fact that the recap writer opted to highlight the one character name we associate with giants doesn’t mean it really was that character.

          • AnnieM says:

            Like Molly said, Wun Wun was the only one we’ve known by name. If you watch the scene again you can see two other zombie giants in the far background, behind the main one that many of us (myself included) thought was Wun Wun at first.

      • Ben Glesner says:

        I now vaguely remember misremembering Wun Wun’s survival immediately after the Hardhome episode ended. But there IS a difference between ‘it’s’ and ‘its’!

        • Jillie says:

          So….someone points out your mistake and you respond by picking up on a grammar error made typing on a phone. Nice, Ben. I’m sure the world is a better place because of your policing online posts.

      • Wun Wun died on The Battle of The Bastards.

    • maggie says:

      Jon would know enough to burn WunWun’s body, along with everyone else killed at the Battle of the Bastards. There were other giants north of the wall, so most likely this was not WunWun.

    • luvprue1 says:

      Wunwun said that he and the other guy would go to the first white walker check point. If Jon was smart, he would have kept WunWun there as his guard. Darn , I was hoping wunwun would live and Marry Brienne.

    • Therese Maureen singleton says:

      It makes no sense to me. He died at Winterfell & I am sure they burned all the corpses. There were 3 giants in that shot.

    • Stef says:

      Can’t be Wun wun as he was shot in him right eye by Ramsey and the giant walker was missing his left eye

    • Abe Froman says:

      It was probably Mag the Mighty.
      He was killed in season four during the wildlings assault on the Wall.
      I believe two giants were killed during that assault, and since they were routed afterwards by Stannis’ army it’s unlikely that they were properly burned/buried.

    • Abe Froman says:

      It probably Mag the Mighty.
      He died in season 4’s Wildling assault on The Wall.
      Since their forces were routed by Stannis Baratheon’s army shortly after, it’s likely he wasn’t buried/burned.

      • Ryan says:

        We rewound and reeatched this scene probably twenty times because not only did it look like WunWun but the willing in front of him a couple shots prior looked eerily like Ygritte. There is no way it was but Bran was warging and since we are out of book territory now and in a whole new ballgame, I don’t know what to think anymore.

    • first, i thought it was Wun Wun..but no way Jon knowing what he does would leave his body without burn. So yeah..another giant..

    • J Delaney says:

      The thing is, Wun Wun lost his right eye. The giant marching with the white walkers is missing his left eye.

  3. George says:

    That was great. Pieces were set up fast for a crazy 5 more episodes to come this season. Small typo in the review incase you wanna fix it. You said Jon sent Jon a raven.

  4. Glenn says:

    That was like the best hour of my life. So glad to have game of thrones back :)

  5. Molly says:

    Little Bear may be my favorite character ever. I enjoyed the episode and I can’t wait to see what comes next……

    • vane_23@ says:

      We all love it like Lyanna Mormont, it closes the mouth to that lot of dinosaurs optusos, please someone tells Lord Royce that it is not in the valley but in the north and in the north sends Jon snow.

  6. Diggory says:

    Wasn’t the big white Hodor?

  7. 13 episodes left, and we get a 3 minute Poop montage.

    • chiguy79 says:

      Sort of my thoughts too. That went on longer than necessary, particularly given the limited time left. Minor nitpick, sure, but not inaccurate.

    • 👻 says:

      Agreed. The full point of getting scene could have been conveyed in a third of the time.

    • The Beach says:

      Yep, 30 seconds of that scene would have been plenty. I had to turn away about a minute into it….ugh.

    • J Delaney says:

      I agree, but Ed Shereen’s fans seem to be happy he was in GoT, even if it was only three minutes.

  8. Juice Okay says:

    Danny was stripped on the summer islands (South of Westoros). The last time she was at Dragon stone she was a baby.

  9. N says:

    I Think Euron will somehow kidnap Tyrion at Dragonstone and bring him as a gift to Cersei. Cersei will then agree to marry Euron and severely torture Tyrion which will set off Jamie, who will have to take down Cersei. The actor playing Euron has stated he intends to be the biggest villain of the series and theres no better way to do that then to bring Tyrion o Cersei.

    • Gdv says:

      Interesting…I was thinking Euron would go after Dany directly. But Tyrion makes sense too. My bf thinks he’s gonna bring back the night king (hence Cersei’s breathe of cold air in the trailer) but I don’t think they could survive south unless it was truly winter there already.

      • luvprue2 says:

        He wouldn’t dare go after Dany. She the mother of Dragons. Besides bringing Dany to Queen Cersei wouldn’t impress her. But bring her the imp would. I think if that was to happen Jamie would intervene.

    • Kevin Oleson says:

      No, that precious gift is the dragon horn to control dragons

      • Kevin Oleson says:

        He will take a dragon if not all of them and destroy their armada

        • LoveMyGoT says:

          ya we do see dragons burning sea ships in the season 7 trailers, but whether they are destroying Euron’s ships or Yara/Theon’s we can’t be sure. We do see Theon/Yara looking up in horror, and sparks falling around Theon in another scene, tho whether it’s their ships burning or their uncle’s we can’t be sure. Benioff/Weiss are very careful about letting important scenes being known ahead of time and have fooled us before by making a trailer seem to say one thing, when actually the reality is something quite different. Euron does bring a horn to the Iron Isles in the books, tho it was never proven to be a dragon horn. If he really does have one tho, that would make for one heck of a storyline. Tyrion was the first thing that came to mind when I was watching the episode, tho. Hope it’s the dragonhorn cause I do NOT wanna see Tyrion in freakin’ Cersei’s bloody hands.

      • AnnieM says:

        My first thought was Tyrion’s head, but yours makes more sense, since i doubt they’d want to kill off one of their most popular characters at this time.

    • i was thinking he was off to bring cersie a dragon

    • Lady O says:

      He’s going to Valeria to get a horn that brings down dragons

  10. Beckers0505 says:

    A really good first episode! Can’t wait for what’s to come…

  11. wwtbd12 says:

    I’m saying it wasn’t wun wun. He died at winterfell. Would have been no way for the night king to reanimate him. It showed other giants in the background, so I’m confidant it was done just to show they have giants on their side to boot.

  12. AngelWasHere says:

    I loved this show so much! Can’t wait to see what happens next.

  13. A girl says:

    It’s official, Ed Sheehan is my very favorite Lannister soldier. Totally unexpected win!

    Arya was an effective winter soldier as well. And I love the balance between her and The Hound as they tended unfinished business (that girl and her father did deserve better).

    I’m intrigued by the power to see the flames though, Sandor is better at it than Melisandre judging by what happened to Stannis. I’m beginning to fear for Tormund.

    • Kevin Tran says:

      I give kudos to Arya since she killed Walder Frey in last season’s finale for her redemption at the red wedding (this one’s for Catelyn and Robb Stark).

  14. ed2head says:

    President Trump praised the historical correctness of this episode, following Sunday golf and another week on the campaign trail.

  15. luvprue2 says:

    Awesome! I was confused when I first saw Walder Frey alive and giving a toast, then when he spoke about them leaving a Stark alive , I knew it was Arya.

    • Walkie says:

      Somehow Arya was able to not only have Frey’s face but also his hands and his voice. Quite the trick.

      • A girl says:

        She’s a faceless man. “Jaqen” was able to have the face and gender of a fellow faceless man right before he made her blind. Another faceless man to have Jaqen’s while Arya was led to believe that he was drinking poison.

        They can wear faces of people dead and alive. Arya is quite capable to be a better Walder Frey than Walder himself.

      • Mitchell says:

        Shh…don’t bother pointing out anything logical. This is GoT, after all…

      • maggie says:

        You believe that she can magically wear someone else’s face, yet draw the line at magically having their hands and voice as well. lol

  16. Jasper says:

    This was a pretty typical episode of Game of Thrones, with the exception of Arya massacring an entire room of people. I am worried that the “gift” that Euron referenced is the horn that allows him to control dragons (I can’t remember the name). If it is, that would be a major concern for Dany. It is interesting to see Jon compare Sansa to Cersei; it makes me wonder how long Sansa is for the show. Good setup episode for future events.

    • LoveMyGoT says:

      It’s true that in the books Euron brings a dragon horn to the Iron Islands and is convinced he can controls all the dragons with it, however, at least in the books, no one knows if the dragon horn controls one dragon or many dragons. I can’t even remember if it was a legitimate dragon horn or if “Euron just said it was such a thing. After all, who would challenge him on that? There hadn’t been any dragons around for some time. I think Tyrion would be Cersei’s ultimate gift as there is no one she has always hated more. Add blaming Tyrion for Joffrey’s death…….he definitely would be her greatest gift. She would torture him for sure and plan to kill him. That could prove to the catalyst for Jaime’s finally killing her.’

  17. GB says:

    “Speak of the Daenerys! The girl we saw stripped physically and emotionally bare the last time she was in Westeros?”

    Are you referring to when she was a baby being shuttled out of Westeros (although we never saw that on the show)? Or are you mixing her up with Cersei? I could be wrong, but I don’t think Daenarys has been to Westeros since she was a baby.

  18. Guest says:

    Jesus Christ on a piece of toast that was awesome! That opening..goodness! I was cheering Arya on; the north remembers, winter has come for house Frey! (And can I just completely freak out with you guys about the preview for next week with Arya and, fingers crossed, a certain wolf coming face to face!!) And Bran throwing all those three eyed Raven moves on Edd was great. Really hoping the Jon/Sansa tensions resolve quickly, it was almost painful to watch her kind of undermine him and him kind of just ignoring her advice. Im worried about what Euron’s gift to Cercei will be though! Dont even get me started on the subtle nod they did towards the books in regards to Sandor digging that grave for the family and him possibly being “the gravedigger” from the quiet isles! Loved the entire scene of Dany coming home, so beautifully done! Next Sunday can’t come fast enough!

    • Nelly says:

      Since jon is leaving winterfell around episode 3..and i really doubt he will be back by the end of the season..the whole sansa/jon storyline will be over really quickly. And to be honest i don’t see it as tension..they just don’t know how to talk or listen to each other..

    • Kevin Oleson says:

      Eurons gift is the dragon horn

      • KCC says:

        There was no mention of a dragon horn on the show. They have some set up to do to establish it’s existence and what it does if that’s the gift. My guess is the gift will be Tyrion or Ellaria. Cercei is all about revenge at this point and she sees them as being responsible for the death of 2 of her children,

      • luvprue2 says:

        I hope it’s not the Dragon horn. Besides Cersei will not be impressed by the Dragon horn ( if Euron has the Dragon horn, he will want to keep it for himself) however if Euron was to capture Tyrion that would impress Cersei. I think Neuron will bring her Tyrion.

    • LoveMyGoT says:

      omg! where can I see that preview of next week? they didn’t show it after the episode on HBOCanada (of course)………….. Arya and Nymeria together again….. dream come true. Off to google “season 7 episode 2 teaser/trailer/whatever ……..must.see.that.NOW. Thanks for the heads up!

  19. Kevin Tran says:

    I give it an A. Maisie Williams should get nominated as POTW soon.

  20. moonshyne says:

    Decent start..not as action packed as I thought but I did love seeing Arya get the revenge she so desperately deserved and yearned for. That was epic. The Red Feast. In name for the red wine that poisoned every last damnable Frey.

    Sansa is one to thinks the sweet girl we knew is gone and replaced by a cold ruthless Cersei-Ette.

    Winter has come at last! And with it will blow in the storm of a thousand years.

  21. luvprue2 says:

    I loved this episode, but it was sad to see Brienne sitting around with nothing to do. She must be a contract character. Because she really didn’t serve a purpose at all. There was absolutely no reason for Brienne to even be in this episode. I thought by now she would have been and met Hendry by now. Where the heck is Gendry anyway? Still growing?

  22. luvprue2 says:

    Did you see the way Euron Greyjoy looked at Robert Strong? I think he either know something, or suspect that Robert Strong is re-animated. I know that Euron Greyjoy said that he wants to marry Queen Cerseri because every king needs a queen, but what do you supposed is the real reason he wants to marry Cerseri? Jamie knows that Tommen committed suicide, but does he know why? Does Jamie know Cersei is the one who is responsible for killing the Margaery Tyrell and family?

    • Red Snapper says:

      I’m pretty sure Jaime knows. I don’t think he believes the Sept blew up on its own. I think it will take something bigger than blowing up the Sept for Jaime to turn against her and I shudder to think what that would be. It would have to something more personal or erratic or her truly becoming worse than the Mad King. The Sept was more cold and calculating. I truly hope that before it ends he sees past his more than brotherly love for her and sees her for who she really is.

      • luvprue2 says:

        A lot of people think Jamie will be the one to kill Cersei. I use to think that too. But now I think Arya will kill her while wearing Jamie’s face.

  23. Vicky says:

    I loved every second of the premiere… I was surprised to see the giants with the white walkers now im wondering if Ramsey Boltons going to come back as a white walker

    • LoveMyGoT says:

      Oh Vicky you are one sick puppy. ha! can you imagine how gross a Ramsey Bolton white walker would be? ewwwwww. It’d make for one hell of an image, but I’m pretty Jon would have all the dead people burned. He’s always been very careful about doing that especially after he saw them raised from the dead last season. Fewer zombies to fight later, but hell ya, that’s quite a picture you painted in my mind.!

      • KCC says:

        I didn’t think white walkers existed south the Wall. I thought there was some kind of magic keeping them north of it. Why didn’t the man and child the Hound buried become white walkers? I always assumed the North burned the bodies of the dead because they are close to the wall and did it as a precaution because of folklore.

        • Molly says:

          The Wall is supposedly keeping the White Walkers at bay – or rather the defense of the wall. Bodies don’t just rise in their zombie-Wight form. The ones we see at Hardhome, as an example, rise only when the Night King commands them too. So the man and child didn’t become Wights because there was no White Walker there to make it so. When “winter arrives,” however, and the army of the dead makes its way south, the dead child and man COULD have been recruited, so to speak if they were left as is.

          In all seriousness, the series has moved past the books and having read/watched both from the get go, it’s true that the series stands on its own quite nicely. However, there is benefit to reading the books (and various accompaniments that delve into the histories) for more background on this sort of stuff.

        • Vicky says:

          KCC…lol maybe that wasn’t even wunWun we will see but ewww Ramsey as a white walker now that’s scary lol

    • AnnieM says:

      His dogs were starving, so I’d guess they ate even his bones. Probably nothing left but maybe a skull. In which case he could roll around and bite people on the ankle. ;-)

      • Molly says:

        I wish there like buttOne for comments. I am laughing over the mental image of Ramsey’s zombie head biting ankles

  24. luvprue1 says:

    Did you see the way Euron Greyjoy looked at Robert Strong? I think he either know something, or suspect that Robert Strong is re-animated. I know that Euron Greyjoy said that he wants to marry Queen Cerseri because every king needs a queen, but what do you supposed is the real reason he wants to marry Cerseri? Jamie knows that Tommen committed suicide, but does he know why? Does Jamie know Cersei is the one who is responsible for killing the Margaery Tyrell and family?

  25. Kayla says:

    Loved (almost) everything! Loved the Arya scenes, Dany at Dragonstone and even the Hound. Far too much Sam though. Wish we could have seen more of Bran at the Wall. And can ravens fly in that cold? Ed better get on that!

  26. Raftrap says:

    Nothing really happened…and it was the best hour of television produced this year so far!

  27. LoveMyGoT says:

    1. Arya as Frey = Best.Opening.EVER. Made my heart skip a beat actually. I look forward to Arya killing Cersei. Not sure how that’s all going to end, but I hope to hell Arya herself makes it to the end of the series. She must survive.

    2. Lady Lyanna Mormont. ‘Nuff Fracking Said!!! The more Lyanna the better.

    3. Ya, I do think Jaime will end up killing his “mad sister Cersei” per the witch’s omen when Cerseit was a youngster. And yep, I also believe the “prize” that Euron Greyjoy will be to Cersei to gain her trust is her much-hated brother, Tyrion. I can’t think of anything (anyone) Cersei wants more than Tyron’s head on a silver platter.

    4. The Hound’s heart grows stronger and kinder as the days go on. I still want to see him kill his reanimated brother, the Mountain, tho.

    5. Littlefinger – ewwwwwwwww Just frickin’ ewwwwwwwwwww.

    6. Samwell Tarley – not only will he save the day with the information he’ll find in the Citadel’s books, he’s also going to find the cure for greyscale as well……. then he will be able to help Jorah get back to fighting for Denaerys where he belongs. (I expect Sam will eventually find out that Jorah is the son of the Night’s Watch Commander, the recently deceased Joer Mormont and first cousin of my hero, Lady Lyanna Mormont of Bear Island.)

    Can’t wait for next week, yet I dread it. No big deaths till closer to the end pls.

    • LoveMyGoT says:

      How could I forget Brienne and Tormund? They provide some much needed comedy in this series….. I do hope they get together near the end of the series (or just before the last big battle whatever that is), but not yet. All this Tormund pursuing Brienne with his wild flirtations is just too much fun to watch. Love it.

    • Therese Maureen singleton says:

      There are set pictures (who knows if they are real) of Euron bringing Cersei the Sandsnakes & Elaria Sand along with Yara Greyjoy.

    • Molly says:

      I think Arya kills Cersei. Maggie’s prophecy was given in Valaryian which is gender neutral. The term was interpreted as little brother, but it could just as much be little sister.

  28. Lazada says:

    The long wait is finally over.

  29. Esther Atsam says:

    The gift Euron is going to bring to Cersei is Elaria Sand and some sandsnakes. Elaria murdered Myrcella. I really like Jon and Sansa scene. Even though there were some tensions, it was ” light” and refreshing. No matter what she support him. I love this bound between them knowing their past relations, beside i’m craving to see Starks children interact, it’s always warm my heart.

  30. Red Snapper says:

    I thought it was great. A little slow but it set the season up nicely which is the norm for their premieres. The beginning with Arya was great. It took a second but I knew it was her. Man, I love Lyanna Mormont. I do think Jon needs to communicate with Sansa a bit better before the big meetings so it doesn’t appear they’re not on the same page. They should appear to be united even if they don’t agree on everything. Hopefully there will be even more Starks together soon with Bran headed south. The ‘precious gift’ Euron is off to get Cersei is either Tyrion or the dragon horn. I still think Jaime turning on Cersei is won’t happen until we’re closer to the end or whenever she surpasses the Mad King in madness. It’s a moment I’ve been waiting for since I first read the books. Sam finding the information about dragon glass is what’s going to lead to Jon and Daenarys finally meeting. I hope there is going to be more interaction between Sam and Jorah. They have a lot to talk about. The scene with Daenarys seeing Dragonstone, the home she never knew but always dreamed of, for the first time was pretty awesome. I am beyond excited for the rest of the season.

  31. Cynthia says:

    I think Euron will come back with Ellaria or one of the sand snakes. Tyrion is with Danaerys. No way Euron captures him.

  32. Richard says:

    The face part I can understand but how does Arya get the same voice and height as Walder Frey? And how can she kill three Freys (two even baked in a pie) and get rid of a complete body without anyone seeing her?

  33. Leo says:

    Arya using Jaimie’s face will kill Cereal and she will die thinking it was her brother, now that would be revenge.

  34. Simon says:

    Okay episode – I am a bit concerned that now that they off the books the writers are engaging in a bit of fan service : the opening with Arya, Lyanna, Ed Sheeran… It feels they are going for easy crowd pleasers over plot

    • I can kind of see where you’re coming from with Ed Sheeran but the inclusion of Lyanna and that Arya scene all made perfect sense within the narrative. Game of Thrones has always been pretty good at exploiting fan service. Like, just when it seems they are pleasing the fans, BAM something terrible happens. I bet Ed Sheeran will die horribly within the next couple of episodes and Lyanna won’t outstay her welcome unless it’s an organic part of the story. I can pretty much guarantee we’ll see more epic Arya scenes but that has less to do with fan service and more to do with the fact that she’s a great character and they’d want to juice her for all she’s worth.

    • KCC says:

      Arya exacting revenge for the Red Wedding is something the character would do and fits her plot. Jamie even listed the person or persons responsible for the death of the Frays as an unknown among the many Lannister enemies. As a plot devise it put Arya’s actions on their radar.
      Lyanna has been supporting Jon throughout so her supporting Jon over Sansa was logical and fits within the appearance of the potential rift between them. Also as someone that’s both a child and a girl, who better to support Jon’s call for everyone to join in the fight against the White Walkers.
      Ed Sheeran was an actor here. If not him some unknown would have played the part. If nothing comes of that scene between the soldiers and Arya then I might be little concerned that it was a casting stunt. But really? Ed Sheeran is the best they could do? Of all the celebrities that are fans of GoT?

  35. Walkie says:

    I get that Arya can wear a dead person’s face. But how does she have the ability to have his voice and his hands? Don’t quite get that.

  36. pblo78 says:

    Theone who survived at the party, It was not a servant, it was Walder´s wife.

  37. Ali Smeech says:

    Whole episode was great. Question though, how was that an undead Wun-Wun if he died at Winterfell during the Battle of the Bastards? Is there another giant that I am forgetting about?

    Also, just thought we should mention the whole Tormund/Brienne non-relationship. Their interactions just make my heart happy, lol.

    • Jillie says:

      Yes – there were other giants. In the show (and perhaps the books…I don’t recall for sure) Wun Wun is the only name we know, but he’s hardly the only giant. There aren’t many of them and apparently the Night’s King managed to pick up a few for his team along the way. In that shot last night, there are 3 different giants pictured in the march.

  38. Marc says:

    So I have a very wild theory, what if Arya kills Jaime to take his face in order to get close to Cersei so she can ya know, choke the life out of her?

  39. Gina says:

    I think Sansa learned all the wrong things from Cersei. Jon doesn’t want another blood bath. He needs allies, allies to fight the white walkers and possible the South. He doesn’t need infighting up north. But Sansa is trying to take a page from Cersei and kill everyone and their relative who might have snubbed her. Unfortunately Jon needs to watch out for Sansa.

  40. has another family used the map room that Daenery stands in now

    • french5851 says:

      Stanish and the Red Woman used that room

    • Molly says:

      Yes. After Robert’s Rebellion, Robert gave Dragonstone to Stannis. (Who wasn’t exactly excited about it because he had done a bang up job holding on to Storm’s End during the Seige. It was a better locale/castle/honor and Robert gave that one to Renly.

  41. pdwalt says:

    Euron is treacherous and crazy – he is going to take Casterly Rock – and if she still says no -sack it and burn it.

  42. MLO says:

    Loved the show – Arya cemented her spot as my favorite character! That said, we have precious few episodes this season – they need to step up the pace. As entertaining as Sam’s scene’s were, I would have rather they used the time to move the story forward

  43. Joe says:

    The look and feel seems much more this season, its saying, “EPIC”…I just wish I am not hoping that is the case and it really does happen. Do you wonder what is going to happen when Jon meets the Dragons…he is a Targaryen…is he The Father of Dragons? He certainly is Master of Dragonstone, will his Auntie agree?

  44. yuka says:

    Considering the wait and the hype I was disappointed. I enjoyed the episode but after the opening credits Nothing happened other than character moments. That’s 15% of the season. Well done Arya, yet would have liked to see you head North for Stark reunion.

  45. Stef says:

    It was not wun wun

    1… wun wun died at winterfell
    2… wun wun was shot in his right eye with an arrow
    3… the walker giant is missing his left eye
    4… Jon would have burnt all dead body’s

  46. Vicky says:

    Ramseys skull as night walker oh ha ha ha I can’t stop laughing hahaha

  47. Thomas J. Klaehn says:

    Jamie correctly predicted that Dany would land at Dragonstone. Why let her have a castle/base of operations for free? How hard would it be to send a ship with a couple of dozen barrels of wildfire and a few candles to get there before her? Even if Dany Is wildfire proof, killing her advisors and burning Dragonstone would sure slow her down.

  48. J Delaney says:

    this time of an army of white walkers, including the reanimated giant Wun Wun, marching…

    Anyone care to explain how Wun Wun lost his right eye but the giant marching with the white walkers is missing his left eye?