In a way, the long-awaited Game of Thrones Season 7 premiere began in surprising fashion
In another sense, however, it delivered just the kind of jaw-dropping bad-assery that fans have come to expect from TV’s most obsessed-over series.
We kicked things off with, a pre-credits sequence featuring … a flashback?
As the pre-episode recap reminded us, Walder Frey died in the Game of Thrones Season 6 finale after noshing on pie made of his sons.
Of course, fans who recall Arya’s shape-shifting abilities likely sensed something was afoot from the start, and sure enough, what looked to be Walder was actually the most vengeful Stark in disguise, crossing a whole lot of names of her list at once.
The scene almost felt like showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss offering an apology to fans for the extra-long wait between new episodes.
We’ll take it.
From there, Dragonstone (a title that would prove to be loaded with meaning) updated us on the goings-on across Westeros at breakneck speed:
White Walker giants! Bran back in civilization! Political strife threatening to tear the Starks apart!
“No punishment for treason, no reward for loyalty” Sansa mutters at one point, indicating to the audience that she’s plannng on taking a harder line against enemies than her King in the North brother, Jon Snow.
Sansa is clearly bearing the emotional scars of the abuse she suffered from a succession of monsters, as she even goes so far as to compare Jon to Joffrey while admonishing him for his leniency with supporters.
Jon is briefly outraged, but Sansa remains his most trusted advisor, and the Stark siblings are able to keep things civil … for now.
At that point, Jon, concerned about threats from the North, receives an ominous message fro the South
He and Sansa have different concerns for good reason – he’s come face-to-face …read more
Source:: The Hollywood Gossip