Seriously, I need a break from all things Trump. All that I will say is that Trump wouldn’t last a minute in King’s Landing – And, as we see, walls don’t work.
Last night’s premiere reminded us of who everyone is and was. Let’s go through them. (These are just my opinions. Feel free to disagree and share your thoughts!)
Jon Snow: Several seasons ago, I realized that GoT is Jon Snow’s story. I’m not sure if he’ll end up on the Iron Throne, but it definitely belongs to him. He’s still one of the few that understands what’s heading their way. He’s way past titles and protocol.
His scene with Sam was one of the most powerful. The question is what he’ll do with the information. Obviously, Bran wants it out.
Sansa: It’s amazing how she went from one of my least favorite characters to one of my favorites. Has anyone in GoT been with worse people and survived?
Out of all the characters she’s learned and grown the most. Her scene with Tyrion showed that. She’s past him on gamesmanship. In Game of Thrones, Sansa has learned the game, and as Arya states, “She’s the smartest person I’ve ever met.”
Ayra: I have no idea where her story is heading. Please let me know what you think! I am lost.
She’s the one who reminds Jon to not forget they’re family. That line struck me as important. She (along with Sansa) doesn’t trust Daenerys. Unlike a lot of relationships in GoT (Jon -cough- Daenerys) their reunion/relationship was emotional and believable.
Note: If it comes down to choosing between Sansa/Arya and Daenerys, I’m going with Sansa and Arya. Mainly because while Daenerys was out wandering the desert and focusing solely on claiming the Iron Throne, Sansa and Arya were surviving and playing the game.
Daenerys: I can’t think of another GoT character who gets more credit than they deserve than Daenerys Targaryen. She’s proven to be a horrible ruler, and if it weren’t for the dragons she’d be long gone. Actually, I think her days are numbered (once she gives birth?), since controlling her dragons was her one strength. But now we have the Father of Dragons so her one claim to fame is gone.
And I doubt it’s a coincidence that they make Daernerys obsessed with stupid protocol, rather than the White Walkers. If I hear her say “bend the knee” one more time…
Does anyone think Jon and Daenerys have chemistry? Do you feel the luv? I don’t, and I’m trying to decide if that’s deliberate or simply bad directing.
Yeah, I’m a hater. But… come on! Has anyone in GoT made as many mistakes as Daenerys and lived?
Cersei: She has lost everyone. All she has left is the Iron Throne. On some strange level I grudgingly admire Cersei – mainly because she has been playing the game, with both hands tied behind her back, from the second we met her.
But let’s face it, hanging out in King’s Landing won’t end well for her. She’ll have to make a move. To the North to fight? To the Iron Islands? (That’s my guess) Like Arya, I’m not sure where her story is headed.
The Greyjoy’s: Obviously, Euron is our new villain. Do we have time for a new villain? Sure, if everyone ends up retreating to the Iron Islands. The more I think about this, the more I think all our characters (who survive the first attack) will be reunited there.
Jamie: Jamie is an interesting character. Let’s face it, he’s pretty awful. We tend to forget all the horrible things he’s done due to the few ‘nice’ things scattered throughout his story. IMO, he’s the weakest of character – allowing himself to be a pawn in his sister’s game. Basically, Jamie has never played the game.
The scene with him seeing Bran across the courtyard was great. It reminds us of who Jamie was.
Bran: Oh mercy. I have no idea. Bran has a lot of information that he doles out sparingly. Is he the game master? Is his role to fulfill some sort of prophecy?
He’s definitely wants Jon to know he’s the rightful heir to the Iron Throne. There’s a reason for that.
Tyrion, Varys and Davos:
Okay, I loved the scene with Tyrion and Sansa. The tables have flipped on that relationship. “And you believed her?” was the moment everyone realizes Tyrion’s mistake with Cersei.
I love these three characters, but they need to move past simply serving their queen. I have no doubt they’ll see the bigger picture and expand their influence soon enough. Fingers crossed!
The Night King: Your guess is as good as mine. Doesn’t he need human children to continue his line? So is killing everyone really the end game? We know so little about the Night King so… I have no idea.
Sam: Poor Sam. Daenerys killed his family (that was a really strong scene) and he has to tell Jon the truth. Another great scene. Jon trusts Sam, probably more than anyone else in his life so he shouldn’t dismiss the info. But who knows. You know nothing, Jon Snow!
Sam also draws the contrast between Jon and Daenerys. Jon relinquished his King of the North title for the safety of his people, and Sam asks if Daenerys will do the same.
Okay, I’ve left out a ton.
Like will Bronn follow Cersei’s orders to kill her brothers? Never sure with him, but if he realizes his gold will be useless then he might switch sides. I admit to loving his unpredictability.
Will Tormund, Beric, and Dolorous Edd reach Winterfell before the Night King? And given what he did to the little lord of House Umber, he’s obviously already ahead of them.
The Hound and Ayra’s reunion was perfect. He should be proud of all she’s learned from him.
I guess Gendry is going to stay a blacksmith.
Final thought: The opening scene of Daenerys and Jon entering Winterfell was the same as the opening scene in episode one. Make of that what you will.