Sunday, April 14, 2019

Game of Thrones (HBO): Season 8/Episode 1


8.1 Winterfell
As Daenerys and Jon march into Winterfell, everyone is in awe of her dragons, but reluctant to treat her as their queen. Sansa extends her hospitality, albeit with veiled hostility. The Dragon Queen is well aware that she is not wanted, but she has a war to win and a kingdom to claim. Arya is reunited with Jon. As the remaining houses rendezvous in Winterfell, Euron sails to King’s Landing with a captive Yara. As he keeps himself busy wooing Cersei, Theon sneaks in to rescue his sister who plans to retreat to the Iron Islands to prepare it as a safe haven that no White Walker could reach. Cersei has her Hand give Bronn a bow as a present which she wants him to use to assassinate her brothers should they survive their adventures up north. Daenerys personally thanks Sam for curing Ser Jorah, but has to admit how she was behind House Tarly’s fiery demise when they refused to bend the knee. Agitated, he finally tells Jon the truth about his Targaryen lineage. Arriving in Winterfell, Jamie meets the blank gaze of Brandon Stark.


The Zombies are nowhere to be seen. In their defense, it was probably exhausting to tear that wall down so maybe they decided to take a break and convene at some random pub to chill and watch the season premiere of Game of Thrones. Wow, that’s so meta. Or maybe the Wall just doesn’t have HBO. REUNIONS! So many of them, but since it’s been a very long hiatus, you don’t even get to remember who last met whom when or where. Personally, the reunion between Baby Girl Stark and Wolf Dragon seems to be the most emotional. It’s been ages and they have grown so much, not just physically. But perhaps the most intriguing reunion that caught us all off-guard was that between Baby Boy Stark, now the ever aloof Three-Eyed Raven, and Prince Charming. And then I sat there clueless with my eyes glued to the screen trying to figure out why this meeting is important, until it hit me. Like, fuck, the last time these two met was in Season 1, Episode 1, when he pushed him off a tower window. Damn. Full circle, guys. Full circle.

“If you want a whore, buy one. If you want a queen, earn her.” –Cersei Lannister

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