“Game of Thrones” Season 6 finished over a year ago, and we’ve been waiting for new episodes ever since.
We saw cubes of ice melt to learn the premiere date (during a Facebook Live stream which cut several times), but now that’s all from the past. Season 7 has now arrived. Winter is still here.
There were lots of surprising scenes during the first event (uh, Ed Sheeran showing up from nowhere to introduction some hot new paths comes to mind), but nothing staged the opening.
For a while now there has been a rumor that Arya (Maisie Williams) was not done avenging the Red Wedding. Although the young assassin murdered Walder Frey (David Bradley) and his sons in the Season 6 finale, the term was she would don Walder’s face in Season 7 and finish off the other Freys.
That’s exactly what happened, and individuals lost it.
Arya slays the Freys.
From the opening moments of the incident, Arya Stark shows up at a feast sporting Walder Frey’s face. Then, she makes an epic speech whilst poisoning the rest of the Frey men, saying lines like, “When you leave one wolf living, the witches are never safe,” and, “The North recalls”
It had been quite baller. Arya is quite baller.
Here are the other big moments from the premiere …
Euron gives Cersei a proposition.
Remember Euron Greyjoy (Pilou Asbk)?)
He showed up in Season 6, murdered Balon Greyjoy (Patrick Malahide) and ended up being the leader of the Ironborn.
Well, today he is back and asking Cersei (Lena Headey) for her hand in marriage, confirming the rumor he’d be teaming up with the Lannisters.
Can he marry Cersei? Meh, who knows? He promised her a present, however, so this is to be continued.
Bran reaches on the Wall, and now it may be coming downagain.
It’s a Bran-new afternoon for the youngest Stark left living.
Bran (Isaac Hempstead Wright) eventually makes it to the Wall in the Season 7 premiere and convinces the Night’s Watch to allow him pass.
Why is it a big moment?
Remember the Bran was marked with the Night’s King in Season 6 from the show. This allowed the Night’s King for beyond the magical protections around the Three-Eyed Raven’s cave, also many theorize when Bran strikes the Wall, it will take magical protections off that, also.
Arya tells Ed Sheeran she’s going to kill the queen.
OK, what the hell is happening here?
Ed Sheeran shows up in what resembles Lannister equipment, sings a song, also Arya’s like, “Yo, that was dope.”
Arya conserves the rando second by saying she’s led to King’s Landing to kill the queen. Everybody has a great laugh.
If the scene lasted, we’re 100 percent sure Sheeran would start singing about a castle on the mountain.
The Hound sees a fantasy from the flames.
Beric Dondarrion (Richard Dormer) and Thoros of Myr (Paul Kaye) show exactly the Hound (Rory McCann) exactly why the Lord of light chose them. While looking in the flames of a fire — at the home of a household he apparently robbed before– the Hound sees a fantasy, like “a mountain, it looks like an arrowhead, the dead are walking past”
Jorah matches Sam.
Fulfilling yet another rumor, ” Sam Tarly (John Bradley) comes across Jorah Mormont (Iain Glen) seemingly in a mobile in Oldtown. You pretty much just see his arm but Jorah’s looking rather rough thanks to that Greyscale. We’ll find out if Sam ends up supporting him.
Besides that, Sam’s having a pretty crappy time at the Citadel, literally cleaning up crap. But then, Sam goes Harry Potter and steals keys to sneak to the limited section of the library. There, he finds there is a whole lot of dragonglass beneath Dragonstone.
That might be pretty useful when it comes to taking on the White Walkers.
Dany makes it to Westeros.
Dany (Emilia Clarke) has already arrived!
The Mother Dragons eventually makes it to Westeros and arrives at the Targaryen ancestral home of Dragonstone. There is not a whole lot that happens here except Dany’s all like, “Shall we start?”
(She means shall we start taking over the Earth, basically.)
The White Walkers have giants.
Winter is still here, so are leaders in the White Walker army. They’re not at the Wall yet, but the spectacle just functions as a reminder that shiz is going down along with Season 7 is still on!
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