Game of Thrones ‘Dragonstone’ Review

Shall we begin?

As close to god damn perfect as TV can be the Game of Thrones season 7 premiere proved to be a satisfying payoff to a year of waiting.

An opening scene depicting Arya in Walder Frey’s face murdering the rest of his family kicked things off showing that the Stark’s are well and truly meaning business this time.

Stark power struggles as Jon and Sansa are still new to the whole ruling thing. Looking back it’s amazing to see how far these characters have come and now as Sansa wants to immediately go after Cersei whereas Jon is more worried about the white walkers their perspectives clash and Little Finger looks like he’s trying to use that to his advantage.

Cersei redecorates with a full map of all the people that hate her, Jamie looks on helpless as she alienates everyone and ignores intrinsic war problems like hunger and that one lady with the three fire breathing lizards with wings. Euron Greyjoy also pops up again as the sassy pirate he always should have been and I’m excited to see where that alliance goes.  I’m interested to see how long Cersei has left on the show. As one of the primary antagonists in Westeros, her death will remove a significant amount of the conflict.

I’m interested to see how long Cersei has left on the show. As one of the primary antagonists in Westeros, her death will remove a significant amount of the conflict.

Sandor Clegane makes an unexpected but welcomed return with the Brotherhood without Banner, the Hound’s ultimate quest to embrace his humanity has found him in one of his several love/hate relationships and I’m kinda here for it.

Across the sea, Sam is an apprentice Maester which look most entry level jobs these days involves a lot of manual work with a very tentative link to the field he wants to work in. He works out that the Dragonglass is at Dragonstone just as Stannis had said all those years ago and he sends a raven to Jon immediately.

And who should be making their way to Dragonstone but Daenerys herself with her fleet of ships and Tyrion by her side it’s a beautiful sequence acted in complete silence as she steps back in Westeros for the first time since childhood.

I’m anxious to see how this season plays out, there are plot points that have been seasons in the making and are about to explode this season, I hope things are burnt through too quickly.

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