“Game of Thrones” fans will be well rewarded for their long wait between Seasons 6 and 7. The premiere of the final season, on HBO, aired on Sunday, July 16, 2017, at 9 p.m. ET.
Since the first season, viewers were warned that “winter is coming.” Now that the Citadel sent out a white raven announcing winter has arrived, viewers will see that it is truly the winter of powerful women in “Game of Thrones.”
Daenerys Targaryen Arrives at Dragonstone Her Birth Place
At the end of Season 6, “Game of Thrones” fans were left watching a massive armada crossing the narrow sea heading home and then toward Kings Landing in Westeros. Daenerys Targaryen and her army include:
- Massive dragons;
- Soldiers: the Unsullied;
- Calvary: the Dothraki, and their horses;
- Yara Greyjoy with her navy.
Interestingly, Tyrion Lannister, now the Hand of the Queen, in not only an expert strategist but he knows how his sister, Cersei, thinks. For the Mother of Dragons, this will bolster her battle in reclaiming the Iron Throne.
Jon Snow Is the New King in ‘Game of Thrones’ and His Sisters Play a Big Role
In Season 6, there was a meeting of the Northern Houses at Winterfell. They named Jon Snow the King of the North. Sansa Stark is likely to be the quasi-Queen. Together they will reunite the houses and rebuild their army’s battle-worthiness.
But what about Petyr Baelish and Sansa? He murmurs his negative advice and obfuscates his intent. Petyr watches her with a knowing smirk across his face. How does Littlefinger’s storyline play out in the final season of Game of Thrones?”
Arya Stark is making her way home, but not before going to Kings Landing, she tells some of the King’s Guard during the first episode of the 7th season of “Game of Thrones.” In response, they laughed.
However, there is little need to fear that she is in little danger. Her fans know how well she can take care of herself. Arya, is, after all, a master assassin. Viewers are sure to see her kicking butt in the Northern battle against the Night King.
In the city, Cersei Lannister systematically eliminated her competition and now sits on the Iron Throne. King’s Landing is the heart of the “Game of Thrones” and Westeros. The current queen, her twin brother, and deceased husband usurped the kingdom from Daenerys’ father.
The Mother of Dragons arrival at Dragonstone did not take place until the last few minutes of the first episode of the season. Daenerys, demonstrating her finest queenly demeanor, entered the gates of the castle. She strolled through, with Tyrion respectfully a few paces behind.
“Game of Thrones” viewers are not privy to her strategy to retake her birthright. However, the interactions between Cersei and Daenerys are likely to be entertaining.
The final words in Season 7, Episode 1 came from Daenerys, “Shall we begin.” Indeed, the fans at a Portland, Oregon “Game of Thrones” viewing party shouted out a reply, “YES! We love you, Dani! Kill Cersei!”
By Cathy Milne
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