#Review: It wouldn't be 'Game Of Thrones' if it didn't start with a DEATH in the 1st episode itself

Also, here are the highs and lows of the first episode...

Monday, April 15, 2019 | 11:25:49 AM IST (+05:30 GMT)
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It is here. It is finally here. Almost two years of waiting is finally over as the premiere episode of the final season of Game Of Thrones (GOT) was released. As you would always expect GOT to be, the 1st episode is usually the build-up to the rest of the season and this was also the same. However, just like Bran said in the episode, "There is no time for all this", this build-up shouldn't last too long. 

Nevertheless, here are the 6 Highs and 4 Lows from the episode.

Before you go ahead, this obviously is a FULL-OF-SPOILERS article. And come on, by now you know you have got to be fast and watch the episode ASAP!


Season 7's biggest highlight was the main reunions that is showed. But we know that the best were always supposed to be saved for the last and one of them was Jon's reunion with Bran. Of course, given Bran's 'I-am-not-really-Bran-anymore' idea continued, it was still a pleasant high to have this shown.

The reunion we have all been waiting for. And boy, did it live up to that! Jon and Arya's reunion had everything. From the sheer joy of looking at each other after all these years, pure sibling love, a slight disagreement and a subtle hint. Arya may not smile much anymore but she is the adorable little Arya again when around Jon.

I said this to a friend while discussing Game Of Thrones a while ago. I believe and feel that the most important story arc will be surrounding Samwell Tarly and it will happen when you least expect it. He probably will be amongst the primary most important person at the end. 

The same continued with a fantastic performance by John Bradley. As Samwell learns about his father and brother being killed by Daenerys, his conflict of emotions was a sheer delight to watch. That was immediately followed by telling Jon THAT thing and it also involved so many layers. 

Samwell, my money is on you!

Honestly, it wasn't entirely an high for me to witness Jon and Dany's romance as they flew off on their dragons to share a kiss and probably have sex. But two things led me to include this in the highs category. 

One was watching Jon aka Aegon Targaryen riding a dragon as he struggled with it and two was the resemblance of their isolated romantic saga to that of Jon and Ygritte's. I certainly felt a hidden easter egg here as Dany's lines were similar to that of Ygritte's. Does that mean Dany will achieve the same fate as Ygritte's? Cannot wait to see that!

It wouldn't have been Game Of Thrones if it wasn't for a death, right? Of course, not a death the fans would go berserk about. Lord Umber (the little one) died after having a couple of moments earlier in the episode. Killed brutally apparently by The Night King, it also delivered the only and fantastic scare of the show.

The most awkward reunion that was awaited was that of Bran and Jaime. Even with a small moment of just looking at each other, Jaime and Bran said a lot by keeping quiet too. But that's the beauty of Game Of Thrones, isn't it? Small moments deliver the largest impact.


Bronn being offered to kill Jaime and Tyrion? Nah! I am not quite sold on that. Of course, it intrigues me and everyone to see the many possibilities of the idea now that Jaime and Tyrion are both against Cersei. But Bronn, who has the most amazing makeshift into principal cast, last season did not quite get the launch of this season he deserved.

Is it just me or am I being unfair to still not be impressed by Euron too much? After a whole season and the first episode of this season, I am still not sold by the idea of Euron being as vicious as the many villains before. Of course, all credit to Pilou Asbaek who does a great job as Euron but it is just the writing of the character that disinterests me, for now. Oh and yes, Euron and Cersei have sex.

I continue to find Dany the most arrogant character there is currently in the whole setup. All the 'she-is-the-best-chance-to-save-the-world' saga is fine with me but the pride and arrogance that Dany exhibits time and again is unnerving. That smile she put when her Dragons flew over Winterfell cringes you.

Sansa continues to Miss Annoying yet again! Her animosity with Jon is fine with me but her hatred towards Dany and the reason for that being not looking the big picture of being together allies for defeating the Night King is annoying as always.

Inspite of these few lows, the premiere episode of the final season of Game Of Thrones does live-up to the 2 year long wait and gets you perfectly prepared for the final five episodes to come.

Aegon aka Jon now knows, Jaime has met Bran, Cersei is still mysterious. 

We cannot wait for next Monday already.

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Posted on: 4 days ago
Who is this bullshit writer who thinks dany deserves to die
You are just plain bullshit

Edited on:15 April 2019 at 5:05pm

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Posted on: 4 days ago
who the hell u idiot are, a bloody India-forum bullshit writer, who asked ur opinion. Its like a beggar is giving advise to mukush ambani about business. LOL
I dont think anyone asked your bloody opinion about what worked or did not work for u. Idiot big time. Who the hell u r ???? Kunal Nirmal Kothari

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Posted on: 5 days ago
First of all Sansa don't have any animosity towards Jon or else she would've been Queen in the North not him.It surprises me how people can't see beyond those flashy things.Of course Swords,Dragons,Killing people is cool and all.Sansa is so boring she just care about her people and them starving during the long night just use the sword and kill everyone problem solved or go Dracarys that would make her the good queen and less annoying.Most important thing Daenerys isn't helping them because she's good at heart and all the crap North is one of the 7 kingdoms she wants to rule over.

Edited on:15 April 2019 at 9:48am

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Posted on: 5 days ago
I agree with this well-written analysis.
Dany is always so smug. And Sam is right- Jon gave up the crown for the North (to save people) but Dany will never do that.
Sansa has never been my favorite (in books and tv show).
Since this is the 1st ep, not a lot happens in terms of plot development but the characters and their dynamics/reunions are explored quite well.
The rest of the following eps should pick up pace.

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