It has been almost one week already since we had the premiere of Game of Thrones Season 7.
To be ready for the episode 2 of this season in the coming hours, we have prepared for you a quick recap of what happened in the first episode to bring you up to speed. On top of this, we have added at the end, a new official trailer that was released for Game of Thrones Season Seven at the 2017 Comic-Con International: San Diego.
Caution: Spoilers ahead!
Season 7 – Episode 1: Dragonstone Recap
- The episode starts with a much satisfying scene of Arya taking revenge on House Frey by being disguised as Walder Frey and poisoning all House Frey men with wine leaving only Kitty Frey as a witness. Arya presents a spine-chilling speech that ends with the famous term “The North Remembers”
- Arya then completes her journey and meets some Lannister soldiers where we’re faced with a cameo appearance of “Ed Sheeran”. She tells the soldier that she intends to kill the Queen as a joke.
- The Hound along with the “Brotherhood Without Banners” companions take shelter in a farm that he once visited along with Arya. The father and daughter at the farm are found dead and The Hound after seeing a revelation in the fire, buries the dead bodies at night.
- the White Walkers are shown to be marching towards the wall. Soon after, we see Bran Stark and Meera Reed arrive at the wall. They’re let in being persuaded by Bran’s knowledge of the White Walkers.
- At Winterfell, Jon Snow and Sansa Stark prepare for the fight with the White Walkers. Jon is frustrated by Sansa undermining his power. She explains that she doesn’t to repeat the mistakes done by their father and brothers which got them killed. Cersei sends Jon Snow a raven to surrender and swear loyalty to her but he thinks that the Lannisters aren’t a threat in winter. Littlefinger makes another advance at Sansa.
- At King’s Landing, Cersei and Jaime Lannister contemplate on what has happened and the way forward. Soon after, Euron Greyjoy arrives with his ships from the Iron fleet and proposes to Cersei asking also to join forces against Khaleesi and Tyrion. Cersei denies his request for being non-trustworthy. He promises to come back with an invaluable gift.
- In Oldtown (which coincidentally now appears in the map as part of the opening credits ) Sam is seen to be doing mundane and repulsive chores as part of his training to be a Maester, while trying to get access to the restricted access of the library. Sam then, gets access to the restricted area and from the books he read finds that there’s dragonglass under dragonstone. He send this information to Jon via a Raven. Jorah Mormont is seen to be in isolation due to his greyscale.
- Finally, Daenerys Targaryen and her fleet arrive at Dragonstone. While alone with Tyrion Lannister, Khaleesi asks him “Shall we begin?”
This episode received the highest number of viewers in the history of the show at 10.11 Million viewers.
Below is the trailer released at Comic-Con 2017 ahead of Season Seven’s second episode screening. Enjoy!
IMDB score: 9.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes score: 95%
Run Dates: 2011 -present
Series Cast: Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke, Kit Harington