At long last, winter is here! Episode one of the final season of Game of Thrones aired last night, and all your favorites were back in action. Arya! Dany! Stressed out Jon Snow! Tyrion, for like, one scene!
There actually wasn’t a lot of killing, sex, or ice zombies in the premiere, but there was a whooole lot of reunions between key characters, and people online had a lot of thoughts about them.
First, Arya and Gendry. After the stone cold Stark assassin spots Robert’s bastard riding towards Winterfell, the two have a flirty (?) reunion in the castle’s smithy. Back in the day, it seemed like this was more of a friend or sibling relationship, but this is Game of Thrones, so I guess you never know!
Arya also said hi to the Hound, who she previously robbed and left for dead. It was actually way more emotional/funny than like half these get togethers.
Jon Snow also linked with a bunch of old pals, including Bran, Arya, and Sam. In general, he seems a little burnt out.
Tyrion was in this episode for about 14 seconds. Among these moments, he reunited with his wife Sansa, during which she properly flamed him.
Back at the ranch (King’s Landing), Euron came back to ham-handedly hit on Cersei. It was… weird.
Also, Theon rescued Yara from Euron’s flagship. Greyjoys! Still relevant? I guess so!
Last but not least: Bran and Jaime. Bran did a lot of staring this episode…
…and he did s’more staring when none other than the Kingslayer showed up at the very end of the episode. This may feel like a million billion years ago, but you may recall that Jaime pushed Bran out a window all the way back in season one, which pretty much kicked the whole War of the Five Kings off in the first place. Awkward!
And now, we wait for episode two. Man, I feel old.
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