Episode One, “Dragonstone”
Dany (Emilia Clarke) arrives home in the first episode of Season 7 of “Game of Thrones”.
The description for the episode reveals that “Jon (Kit Harington) organizes the defense of the North; Cersei (Lena Headey) tries to even the odds; and Daenerys comes home.”
When the show returns, it appears that things will pick up just shortly after where they left off on the Season 6 finale, with Jon as the King of the North in Winterfell, and once again working to prepare and warn everyone around him about the War that’s coming now that Winter has arrived. However, knowing his previous luck with convincing others that they need to be ready to fight because White Walkers do exist and the Night King is coming to get them all, he will likely have a battle ahead.
As for Cersei, now that she is the Queen sitting on the Iron Throne, she likely won’t allow anyone to try and take that power from her, and while she did manage to get rid of most of her enemies in one fell swoop by unleashing wildfire on the Sept of Baelor, she still has others who will likely try and take her down. Now that her children are also all dead though, she will have nothing to lose and be more ruthless than ever, meaning the rest of her remaining enemies could find themselves dead before the episode ends.
Finally, after six years of waiting for Dany to finally get out of Slaver’s Bay and make her march towards Westeros to reclaim her birthright, we saw her doing just that. With a fleet that is backed by House Tyrell of Highgarden, House Martell of Dorne, and some of House Greyjoy of the Iron Islands, she finally has enough to do what initially set out to. And though she was only sailing home before, she will finally arrive, and since the episode is titled “Dragonstone”, it’s a safe bet that the spot formerly occupied by her family will be the one she lands on.
Episode Two, “Stormborn”
Jon faces a revolt in the North on Season 7, Episode 2 of “Game of Thrones”.
Description: “Daenerys receives an unexpected visitor. Jon faces a revolt. Tyrion (Peter Dinklage) plans the conquest of Westeros.”
Episode two will likely see the reaction as news of Dany’s arrival begins to spread through Westeros, and the news she is there will likely be something that makes Cersei wary. The other part of Maggy The Frog’s prophecy back in Season 5 after she was warned that her children would all die was that she “would be queen for a while, but then comes another, younger, and more beautiful, to cast you down and take all you hold dear.” If she learns of Dany’s arrival, or that Tyrion is with her, it could bring some new tensions in King’s Landing.
Meanwhile, Jon will also face some unexpected pushback. Though the Lords of the North all banded behind him as their leader when he defeated the Boltons, there is someone who may be leading a move against him in their own search for power—Sansa (Sophie Turner). Littlefinger (Aidan Gillen) has made it clear to her he wants the Iron Throne with her as his queen, and may be cultivating more seeds of doubt in her mind about her half-brother’s ability to rule, and his legitimacy, since as far as they know, he is still Ned Stark’s bastard son.
Episode Three, “The Queen’s Justice”
Jaime (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) learns from his mistakes on Season 7, Episode 3 of “Game of Thrones”.
Description: “Daenerys holds court. Cersei returns a gift. Jaime learns from his mistakes.”
Episode three will likely take the action away from the North and focus more on what is going on in Dragonstone and King’s Landing, as the two queens each rule over their people. The interesting part is the description for Jaime, who has been trying to somewhat repent for the sins he committed in Cersei’s eyes. His sister blamed him for their father’s death since he let Tyrion go that night, and he also faced blame when he returned home with their daughter, Myrcella, only to reveal that she was dead. Now, he may once again be trying to make things right for their relationship, even though the tension is likely there between them from Cersei’s killing spree.
“Game of Thrones” Season 7 premieres Sunday, July 16 at 9 pm EDT on HBO.
1. “The powerful have always preyed on the powerless. That’s how they became powerful in the first place.”
– Tyrion Lannister, season five, episode one
2. “If you ever call me ‘sister’ again, I’ll have you strangled in your sleep.”
– Cersei Lannister to Margaery Tyrell, season three, episode eight
3. “Stick ’em with the pointy end.”
– Jon Snow to Arya Stark, on swordplay, season one, episode two
4. “Let me give you some advice, bastard. Never forget what you are. The rest of the world will not. Wear it like armor, and it can never be used to hurt you.”
– Tyrion Lannister to Jon Snow, season one, episode one
5. “That’s what I do. I drink and I know things.”
– Tyrion Lannister, season six, episode two
6. “A lion doesn’t concern himself with the opinions of a sheep.”
– Tywin Lannister, season one, episode seven
7. “Power resides where men believe it resides. It’s a trick. A shadow on the wall. And a very small man can cast a very large shadow.”
– Lord Varys, season two, episode three
8. “The next time you raise a hand to me will be the last time you have hands.”
– Daenerys Targaryen, to her abusive brother, season one, episode four
9. “It’s easy to confuse ‘what is’ with ‘what ought to be’, especially when ‘what is’ has worked out in your favor.”
– Tyrion Lannister, season five, episode nine
10. “Chaos isn’t a pit. Chaos is a ladder. Many who try to climb it fail, and never get to try again. The fall breaks them. And some are given a chance to climb; they cling to the real or the gods or love. Only the ladder is real. The climb is all there is.”
– Petyr “Littlefinger” Baelish, season three, episode six
11. “When you play the game of thrones, you win or you die.”
– Cersei Lannister, season one, episode seven
12. “In the name of Renly of House Baratheon, First of His Name, Rightful King of the Andals and the First Men, Lord of the Seven Kingdoms and Protector of the Realm, I, Brienne of Tarth, sentence you to die.”
– Brienne of Tarth, to Stannis Baratheon, season five, episode 10
13. “If you think this has a happy ending, you haven’t been paying attention.”
– Ramsay Bolton, season three, episode six
14. “Winter is coming.”
– Ned Stark, season one, episode one
15. “A mind needs books like a sword needs a whetstone. That’s why I read so much.”
– Tyrion Lannister, season one, episode two
16. “You know nothing, Jon Snow.”
– Ygritte, season four, episode nine
17. “The things I do for love.”
– Jaime Lannister, before pushing Bran out the window, season one, episode one
18. “The night is dark and full of terrors.”
– Melisandre of Asshai, season two, episode one
19. “I think mothers and fathers made up the gods because they wanted their children to sleep through the night.”
– Davos Seaworth, season three, episode eight
20. “There is only one god and his name is Death, and there is only one thing we say to Death: ‘Not today.'”
– Syrio Forel, season one, episode six
21. “You’re going to die tomorrow, Lord Bolton. Sleep well.”
– Sansa Stark, on the eve of the Battle of the Bastards, season six, episode nine
22. “Happy sh–ting.”
– Tormund Giantsbane to Davos Seaworth, season six, episode nine