Winter is just over one week away from our television screens, and Thronies should be prepared, because a reduced episode count doesn’t mean there’s going to be less action during Season 7 of “Game of Thrones.”
HBO has released the descriptions for the first three episodes of Season 7, and combined with other things we already know will happen (or think we know), they’re very telling about everything that will unfold throughout the season.
Here’s everything we know about the first three episodes of Season 7 so far:
Episode One, “Dragonstone:”
Dany (Emilia Clarke) arrives home in the first episode of Season 7 of “Game of Thrones.” Photo: HBO
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 (Emilia Clarke) 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 (Kit Harington) faces a revolt in the North on Season 7, Episode 2 of “Game of Thrones.” Photo: HBO
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 Gilen) 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 they know, he is still Ned Stark’s b*****d son.
Episode Three, “The Queen’s Justice:”
Jaime (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) learns from his mistakes on Season 7, Episode 3 of “Game of Thrones.” Photo: HBO
Description: “Daenerys holds court. Cersei returns a gift. Jaime (NIkolaj Coster-Waldau) 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, which also led to their final son, Tommen’s suicide.
“Game of Thrones” Season 7 premieres Sunday, July 16 at 9 p.m. EDT on HBO
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