Spoilers Ahead on Game Of Thrones Season 7 Premiere
“Shall we begin?” Game of Thrones Season 7 Premiere entitled “Dragonstone” is immensely satisfying. After an extra long hiatus, it’s just a treat to get back into the Game of Thrones universe. The producers have promised a faster pace. One down and only 6 more to go this season. Even though there wasn’t a tonne of action in this premiere, the measured pace felt perfect for what it was trying to achieve. Okay, maybe for some viewers the pot montage is a bit much, I found it amusing.
“Blood of my Blood” is a fitting episode title. Of course, it’s a direct reference to Dany’s speech to her Khalasar. It also relates to Sam’s kin and his new makeshift family of little Sam and Gilly even though they aren’t blood relatives. Family is a thread which also connects to Bran’s storyline where Uncle Benjen makes his return.
The connective tissue throughout “The Door” is about explaining origins. It’s a common thread between many scenes: The children of the forest created the Night King. Jaqen H’ghar explains that the faceless men were once Volantis slaves. The red priestess sheds light about the night Varys became an eunuch. Hodor’s origin and why he repeats the same word is finally revealed. Some of these exposition points serve to deepen the mythology and address long-standing mysteries, while some may also prove to be significant in setting up future events.
Game Of Thrones Season 5 Episode 10: “Mother’s Mercy” Review (Spoilers)
It’s been said before that no one is safe on Game Of Thrones. Season 5 finale entitled “Mother’s Mercy” lived up to that adage. In what is arguably one of the most shocking deaths to date, we say farewell to another major character that’s been on the show from the very beginning.