Game of Thrones Season 8 is finally out and fans have been glued to their screens since 6:30 am when it went LIVE worldwide. While some may have a tough time recollecting the details and significance of certain scenes in the first episode, we’ve got it all packaged for you.
WARNING: Spoilers ahead!
The episode begins with Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen returning to Winterfell with the Unsullied, Dothraki and two dragons. The bandwagon is joined by Varys and Tyrion Lannister who is Hand of the Queen. The meeting of allies takes place along with Sansa Stark (who doesn’t like the new Queen). There is an uproar over Jon giving up the title of King of the North, and with the tension among other allies, Tyrion manages to convince why it is of paramount importance.
Meanwhile Cerseim in Kings Landing, is awaiting a fleet coming from the Iron Islands headed by Euron Greyjoy, who has held Yara as his prisoner. Euron woos Cersei and they end up in bed together. This scene may feel normal to some, however it cannot get past true fans as the previous season had Cersei mention that she is pregnant with her brother Jamie’s child. Now we have her sipping on wine and having sex, which only hints that she has lost the child.
Furthermore, in a turn of events, Theon manages to rescue Yara. Since he wants to join the Starks, Yara lets him go while she heads to the Iron Islands (their home) to arrange for retreat as the dead army cannot cross waters.
Back in Winterfell, Jon and Daenerys ride the dragons amid a picturesque view of snow capped mountains, who then share a passionate kiss. Sansa questions Jon, if he bent the knee for his people or because he loves Daenerys.
Samwell Tarly who is busy reading in the Library is visited by the Dragon Queen and Ser Jorah Mormont (whose life he had saved when he was infected by Greyscale). During the interactions Daenerys reveals to Samwell that she executed his father and brother as they refused to bend the knee.
Sad and hurt, Samwell runs into Bran, who tell him to explain Jon the truth about what he is. This leads to an intense conversation between Jon and Samwell who Jon learns that he is Aegon Targaryen, son of Rhaegar Targaryen and Lyanna Stark. Sam then questions Jon, that if he can give up the crown for his people, would Daenerys do the same.
The episode ends with Jamie Lannister entering Winterfell and having a brief look with Bran (reminding us of the very reason why the chain of events took place since Season 1).
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