Game of Thrones dropped the titles and synopsis for their first 3 episodes of the highly anticipated, and uber-hyped up, season 7. With less than one week until the premiere, and subsequent over load of Thrones references (you’re probably reading this while sitting on your own Iron Throne), we put together a recap of what to look forward to in the first three episodes.
Episode 61 – “Dragonstone
The seventh season looks like it will begin by diving into the Jon Snow, Cersei Lannister, and 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/Mother of Dragons (depending on how you know her) story lines. The synopsis reads:
Jon (Kit Harington) organizes the defense of the North. Cersei (Lena Headey) tries to even the odds. Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) comes home.
(Written for television by David Benioff & D. B. Weiss; directed by Jeremy Podeswa.)
Now, I know everybody is looking forward the very passionate speech Jon Snow will deliver to rally the people of the north together, or a twisted strategy for world domination Cersei will lay out, but this episode is about one thing and one thing only…
*cue Diddy’s rendition of “I’m Comin’ Home”*
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Khaleesi is coming home! And she is bringing fully grown dragons! And Tyrion is coming with her! And so is Varys!
Let’s be honest, we have been waiting six freaking years for this moment, and it’s finally here! I can not wait for the final 3 minutes of the episode with dragons flying everywhere and Tyrion bantering with Varys while Khaleesi delivers another huge moment. I fully expect goosebumps and a massive freak out when the credits hit.
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Episode 62 – “Stormborn”
Okay, with the big moment out of the way, and all of the Thronies pandering taken care of, the second episode of the season looks like it will be full of the dense details that book readers love.
Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) receives an unexpected visitor. Jon (Kit Harington) faces a revolt. Tyrion (Peter Dinklage) plans the conquest of Westeros.
(Written for television by Bryan Cogman; directed by Mark Mylod.)
Two straight episodes with the same set of characters, minus Cersei, assuming there isn’t a surprise appearance from one of our favorite side story lines (I see you Hound). That being said expect this episode to be heavy on details, and I’ll bet my Valyrian sword on an all time plotting session between Tyrion and Varys.
This also almost certainly be the point where Jon Snow leaves Winterfell to Sansa, the question is does he head to back to the wall, or does he take a detour before heading north?
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Episode 63 – “The Queen’s Justice”
Game of Thrones has earned a reputation for moving in peaks and valleys, blowing huge amounts of production costs on individual episodes, and using those in between episodes to set up more huge moments. This synopsis seems to be the ‘dullest’ if that term can even apply to Game of Thrones, of the three episodes.
Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) holds court. Cersei (Lena Headey) returns a gift. Jaime (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) learns from his mistakes.
(Written for television by David Benioff & D. B. Weiss; directed by Mark Mylod.)
That being said, the King’s justice refers to old Ned losing his head, and I would assume the Queen’s justice is no more kind. So somebody is losing their head, and that is always something to look forward to. The question is, which Queen? Cersei sits on the iron throne, but Daenery’s is back in town, and probably getting reacquainted with some old family friends.
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There is one other element to this episode: Jaime learning from his mistake. Which mistake? This guy has played the victim in between a rock and a hard place for roughly 3 years now, so he has an awful deep bag to pull from if he is looking to redeem some poor life choices.
Season 7 premieres July 16th at 9pm EST on HBO.
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