It finally arrived. The first episode of the final season of Game Of Thrones, possibly the biggest, most popular, and most critically acclaimed TV series ever made. Fans had to wait a long time for it to finally air, and now that it has, let's have a little chat about some of the major talking points of episode one. Needless to say, SPOILER ALERT!
Winterfell is yours, Your Grace
The North sure is chilly. And I'm not talking about all the snow. Sansa's welcoming greeting to Daenerys was so icy cold that the Night King would shiver if he heard it. It's understandable why Sansa (and the rest of the North) aren't so welcoming of Daenerys. Jon even warned her that the North aren't so welcoming of outsiders, but the dynamic between Sansa and Daenerys is certainly something to look forward to, especially since Daenerys knows that Sansa doesn't like her but still expects her respect. Having Jon between them only makes it more interesting, especially now that he knows the truth about his true identity.
You know nothing, Jon Snow
Ygritte couldn't have been more right. Jon Snow has been the rightful heir to the throne all this while and he never even knew it. Though to be fair, we didn't know either until the end of last season. But now that he does know, what does that mean for Daenerys? Will she step aside and let Jon take the throne? Will she fight him for it? What will Jon - who willingly bent the knee for Daenerys - do now that he knows his true heritage? So many questions!
I don't know how to ride a dragon!
One of the coolest scenes of the episode was without doubt watching Jon and Daenerys riding the dragons through the North. Great cinematography and a great family moment between aunt and nephew 🤣
You're a cold little ***** aren't you?
Arya's growth throughout the show has been remarkable. From a scared little girl (ok she was never really scared) to a master assassin. The Hound summarised her current standing in the show brilliantly when they met again in Winterfell. She'll play a huge role in the upcoming battle for Winterfell, and I can't wait to see her in her in action.
The episode ended on a knife's edge with Jaime arriving in Winterfell and Bran staring him down. Jaime's reaction when he saw and recognised Bran was incredible. Looking forward to seeing how Jaime attempts to earn Bran's forgiveness, which I think will fit perfectly with his redemption arc.
There were of course other things that happened in the episode, like Daenerys meeting Sam, Cersei getting upset about elephants, and Theon rescuing her sister, but these were my highlights. What did you enjoy the most from episode one?