You guessed right. This is a spoiler and we’re deeply sorry to have to do this to you but we could not resist.
One long year after, HBO’s Game of Thrones returned to television for its seventh season and although we had been exposed to about three trailers from the new season, it turned out there was no way to prepare for what went down in Episode 1 last night.
For those who are yet to see the premiere episode called Dragonstone, here’s everything we know and think you should too (we promise to spare you some details just so we won’t totally ruin the experience when you do get to see it):
A certain Stark lady is out for blood: It’s no other than Arya. Remember season 6 climaxed with her murdering Walder Frey’s sons and serving them to him in a neatly made pie for dinner before she slit his throat. So she got to use more of the skills she learned with the faceless folks and in the opening scene of season 7, she used Frey’s face to poison the rest of his household. No one was spared. Job done, next stop…
The mother of dragons has arrived home: The journey that lasted seasons has now come to a fruitful end and Danaerys Targaryen has arrived her ancestral home in Westeros with full force. This was the closing scene in the premiere episode and we see her asking Tyrion Lannister, “Shall we begin?”.
From us to the Khaleesi, “Yes we shall”.
Jon Snow is preparing for war: The King of the North is back in Winterfell and is busy in the new episode calling shots for a White Walkers war that is ahead. Snow is taking no prisoners this time as he is recruiting every available individual, gender regardless. Every person aged between 10 and 60 will be trained for this war and he has the approval of Lyanna Mormont.
We’re in this together, all of us.
Ed Sheeran did make an appearance: Just not the type that would impress his fans. The Shape of You singer was out in the woods singing with a group of soldiers when Arya Stark who is on her way to Kings Landing to kill more people (Cersei Lannister especially) happened on them and got off her horse for quick banter.
We’s honestly hoped Ed Sheeran would feature as a warrior or something that would make us more proud. This singing-in-the-woods Sheeran was blehh and we hope it’s the last of him on the show.
Between Euron Greyjoy, Cersei and Jamie Lannister: The latter two are talking war against Danaerys and Cersei has no patience for her brother Tyrion who thrives in the camp of her enemy and Jamie is double-minded about everything.
Meanwhile, King of the Iron Islands, Euron Greyjoy has similar plans and proposes to forge an allegiance with the Lannisters in battle against the mother of dragons. He also has eyes for Cersei as he flirts, “Ever since I was a little boy, I wanted to grow up and marry the most beautiful woman in the world, so here I am with a thousand ships and two good hands,”. In that line also lies a massive shade for Jamie who long lost one of his hands.
Everyone is talking about Euron’s outfit in this scene too. It’s amazing how he went from the scruffy, ambitious uncle who will fight Theon and Yara Greyjoy to finish TO the sassy, fresh-from-the-runway dude he is now.
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