Game of Thrones season 7, episode 1

Game of Thrones: special episode n. 1 (S7, Ep 1)

We are back!

And what better way to come back than talking about Game of Thrones S7 ep 1?

In this episode we will talk about the first episode of season 7, that was aired on Sunday (16/07). We will have on episode each week, giving you a summary of what happened, possible spoilers, theories, opinion… The episodes will be released every Monday and the transcripts a few days later.

If you would like to listen to some more episodes about Game of Thrones, here is a list of episode we already released about it:

THE NEW KING IN THE NORTH –   for beginners

GoT THEORIES (PART 1) – intermediate/advanced

GoT THEORIES (PART 2) – intermediate/advanced

We also wrote a Blogpost about a book that is a prequel  (the story happened before Game of Thrones) of the series:

GOT PREQUEL – A KNIGHT OF THE SEVEN KINGDOMS

Hope you enjoy it!

The audio for the intro and outro is a production by Rameses B. Go and check out his amazing work on Soundcloud! HERE

Good morning, everyone! Long time no see, right? But well, as I explained to you in the other podcast already, we are coming back! And what better way to come back than with Game of Thrones! Game of Thrones is back, that’s right and we are going to have special episodes every  single week about GoT. I know I’m gonna go crazy with it, but GoT just deserves it, doesn’t it?

So, what did you think of episode 1 of season 7? Did you like it? Didn’t you like it? Did you think that… some people thought it was maybe a little bit boring. I didn’t, really. I must say, I loved the episode. I know besides the whole thing with Arya not many things… exciting things happened during this episode. But I really thought it was very important what they did because it’s like they were preparing the ground, you know. Like they were giving us a, I don’t know, a review of what was going on and so now we know exactly where everyone that is important, let’s say ti like that. Where everyone is right now and so now they can start to develop. And besides, I mean, depending on what you have been seeing and reading after the episode, a lot of people have been looking fro clues inside this episode for things that will happen or might happen and yes, as GoT goes… yes, there might be quite a few clues. Let’s say it like this, to things that maybe will happen. Like yeah, we have already found everywhere inside GoT.

But, so yeah, before we continue, let’s just do some sort a summary of all the main things that happened inside GoT, OK? So it starts with Arya. What a first scene!! Wow! I mean, many people who did not really look for spoilers were quite lost when they saw Walder Frey again, right. Because, come on! She killed him in season 6. So what the hell is he doing back on the show? But then, people who knew that … well, how can I say it. That, I mean, he had his contract for another season but he was already dead. So, a lot of people were already speculating  that she would become Lord Frey so that she could kill hos whole family and that’s what she did, right? I mean, come on! They all trusted him, I mean, to a certain extent. They were his family. So yeah,she killed the guy and then she used his face to kill his entire family. I mean, she did not kill them one by one because the family was obviously way too big. But the of course she used Lord Frey to poison the whole family. And that was cool maybe. I don’t know. But yeah, the way she did it. She was very clever.

And then, I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but the opening has changed as well. I mean, now we only stay in Westeros. So we don’t have the other continents anymore. And we have a few new places. For example now we see Dragonstone, The Twins, we see the Citadel and Oldtown. And those are things we did not see before. So, what does that mean? Why are some of those places in the opening now? That might also indicate that some things will change this season. That we will focus in a few new families, a few new people, maybe.  So yeah, very excite

Then we have another big moment.  Bran arrives at the Wall. And he enters it. They let him pass. So, does that really mean now that because Bran has passed and entered and crossed the Wall that the White Walkers can cross it too? I don’t know. Maybe. And then we saw, of course, the Night’s King with the White Walkers. They are coming, right? And they are coming with the storm. Is like they are bringing the storm with them.  And then that reminds us of something Jon Snow  said, that yeah, they are bringing the storm. So yeah, we will see what that… how that will go.

Then, staying with Jon Snow. We see him talking to his bannermen and he’s asking them all to talk to the Maesters and look for Drahonglas because yes, they need to prepare. He knows. They are coming. And then he also tells everyone to prepare boys and girls or men and women between  1 and 60 to fight. Ok? So they all have to prepare for the war and of course then some guy says: No, come on, I’m not going to prepare little girls. To fight. And then, oh Lady Mormont! Don’t you love her! She is such an amazing little girl! Really, I just wish she was a little bit older, so she could marry Jon Snow and they could rule the 7 Kingdoms together. I mean, come on! If she was older and Drogo was still alive and things like this. Yeah, GoT would have been over like in 3 seasons.  We would not need 8 seasons  for this whole war to be over. Because, I mean. Come on, she is just a  great little girl. So. Coming back. She said that she was not going to seat around knitting while men were fighting. She was going to do that too. And because she said that, everyone else had to agree sort of, otherwise they would seem like cowards or something like this. So yeah, she saved the day yet another time.

And then he talks to the Wildlings right. Because they need people to go and stay at those abandoned castles near the wall. And the guy, I forgot his name now. He said, the one who is in love with Brienne. He says they are gonna go and they are gonna do that. What else. Oh, of course. Then there is this whole discussion about the Karstarks and the Karholds because they betrayed the family, right. And then Sansa gets involved. And she says: No, they should lose everything! Because, yeah, they betrayed us… and Jon Snow says: no.  So, what do you think that means? Do you think that because Sansa did something like this she’s like preparing a coup. Because, I don’t know if you saw, but man, the face of Little Finger when she was meddling and the whole thing. He was soo happy! So, I really don’t know . maybe Sansa really is just trying to help him. Or maybe  she is planning something. ‘cause I don’t know. It’s GoT. Everything is possible, anything is possible. So, who knows. I mean, yeah, maybe like she said latter, she really just wants to advise him. But I guess we will have to wait and see. But what do you think, mhm? Does she have good intentions or bad intentions?

And then, what else happened. Yeah, well. Let’s go then to Cersey! Cersey is painting that huge map of all the Kingdoms  and blah blah blah. And then Jamie arrives, right? And the they talk and she keeps telling him: they have enemies everywhere and she is walking and showing us where the enemies are and the families… and then she asks him if he’s afraid of her.  And I love his answer. He gives the question back: Should I be afraid of you? And yes, there has been a lot of talk about how she’s going to die because yeah, the Maggie already told her, right, a brother, a little brother is gonna kill her. And so yeah, first everyone thought it had to be Tyrion, right. But now, yes, slowly slowly a lot of people think that it might actually be Jamie. Maybe yeah, maybe she’s going to become so crazy or so much like the Mad King, that he will feel he has to do that. He will have to kill his loving sister. Who knows! Who knows! That’s one of the reasons why I love GoT so much! We never know!

And then, one thing that I also thought was very interesting, was that she thinks Tommen betrayed them by killing himself. What do you think? Isn’t that a bit strange, sad, sick? I don’t know.  I mean, come on. The little boy, ‘cause he was still a little boy, he was so sad for what had happened. He killed himself. And she goes and she says: no, he betrayed us. So I will not cry. They are dead, I’m alive. We have to keep moving.

And then we go to Euron Greyjoy. We are still with Cersey and he arrives with his fleet of 1000 ships and then, of course he offers his ships but in return he wants Cersey to marry him. Ans he knew it. She knew what he wanted when he came but she was very clever. She said: no I cannot trust you so I will refuse your offer. But she knows she needs him and he knows that too. So he tells her OK, I will bring you a gift that is so special you cannot refuse me. I think I already know what that gift is. Do you? Do you have any idea what this gift may be? Little spoiler here: I think it’s a person. From all the spoilers I already saw, heard it will be a person or a few people, maybe.

And then we got o the Citadel and we meet Sam again. So Sam is at the Citadel. He is learning to be… well, yeah, he’s learning to become a Maester  and he finally found a way that’s not the right one but he finally found a way to learn more about the White Walkers. He found a way to trick people and enter that forbidden or something like this. A library. The restricted one and so now he is learning about them and he discovers that Dragonstone has  a mountain full of Dragonglas. So he says: well, I have to tell Jon Snow, because they need Dragonglas. They need something. But while he is going through that one book, we also see a few things like a dagger and some things like this. And some people think that that one dagger that we see there is the same dagger people used, that guy used to try and kill Bran. So what would that mean? Where is that dagger, by the way. Does anyone remember? I think it was Tyrion who had it last, because it was supposed to be his, but the it was Little Finger’s. I don’t know. But what does that mean? I mean, something that’ so old and the to be there, well.. then again everything in GoT is somehow connected so we will have to wait and see. And the we also find out that Jorah is at the Citadel! And there is still no cure. And he is doing a lot worse. I mean, his whole arm is like covered in scales but then I also saw somewhere in a video that apparently in that same book that Sam was reading, they talk about using Dragonglas as a cure. So maybe that’s where Jorah is gonna get his cure because, spoiler alert here! Yeah, we saw some pictures of Jorah in, at Dragonstone, OK? Whe Jon is there as well. So yeah, I’m guessing he will at least maybe not get better, I mean, not cured completely, but yeah some Maester already found a way to stop the disease with little princess Shireen. So maybe yeah, maybe it’s Dragonglas, maybe something else. We will have to wait and see. But yeah, I’m excited to see how that happens and I’m pretty sure it’s gonna be Sam doing it. So yay, go Sam!

Then we see Arya again and Ed Sheeran. I really don’t know why so many people are being so mean to the guy. He was great! He was singing! He didn’t really do anything else. I mean, there wasn’t even a chance for poor acting or something like this. And really, I don’t understand what the big fuss is all about. Poor guy even had to delete his twitter account because yeah, there were too many hatters. They needed someone to sing, why not get him? So yeah, we see Arya, she just killed the Freys and then she is on her way to Kingslanding to kill the queen and she tells then that and everyone laughs. But what do you think? Is Arya still going to Kingslanding or maybe is someone, one of those soldiers maybe gonna tell her. Her family is back in Winterfell? Because I really think, she thinks her whole family is dead or yeah, disappeared or yeah she doesn’t have anyone left. So do you maybe think that if she finds out they are alive she’s going back home? I hope so. Because yeah, come on, going to Kingslanding  trying to kill Cersey … Oh, maybe it’s Arya who looks like Jamie  and then kills the queen. That would be cool too. But well, OK. back to episode 1.

Yeah, very cool. We see  the Hound, Clegane. He’s, of course, still alive and now he is with that guy who does not die. What’s his name again? Dandarion. And they are going somewhere. We are not so sure. Then they stop at one house, a small farm, where… the Hound and Arya have been in season, I don’t know, 4, 5 something like this. And they took all the food from those people away. And, because he said he knew  they were gonna die anyway. And of course they arrive there and they are dead. Because I mean, yeah, they didn’t have anything left after the Hound stole from them. And so he’s not feeling very good about being there and he’s like haunted   by what he did. And then they keep talking and he questions why it is that the Lord of Light keeps Dandarion. Because he’s nothing special! He said I don’t hate you, but you are not special. So why did he chose you to do that, to come back. And that’s a very interesting question, because I mean, he also almost died, right? So maybe he’s asking Dandarion but he’s asking actually about himself. Because yeah, Arya left him to die and … but he’s not. So maybe he is, yeah… he’s questioning why God or whoever kept him alive. And then, you all know he’s very afraid of fires. Because his brother burnt him when he was little. But then they convince him to go and look inside the fire and then he sees the White Walkers and he sees where they are gonna cross and things like this. And so yeah, maybe now that’s where they are heading. Maybe they think that’s their job. They have to stop the White Walkers. So yay! Maybe we will see all of them together. That would be very cool, right. Clegane, and Jon Snow, and the big boss of the Wildlings now, that I keep forgetting his name, but well. So yeah, I’m very excited to see what’s gonna happen with the Hound.

And then , yes, it was about time! Daenerys finally arrived at Dragonstone! It was a moving moment. A very nice scene. And I loved the way they stopped it. She says: let’s begin; let’s get started. So yeah, I really think that’s what the first episode was all about, you know. Really settling and showing us and now yeah, now things will get started. And yeah, one of the things I thought was quite cool and yeah, they keep doing that in GoT. Is the fact that Sam is sending Jon word that he has to go to Dragonstone and that will give him the excuse to go there.  And that’s where he will meet Daenerys. Because he will have to convince her  to dig the Dragonglas and maybe even ask her dragons to make some new Dragonglas, right. Who knows.

Like I said in the beginning, I really really liked this episode. I think it was very important to show us and… it’s been also a  very long time, right. So I think it was important to just know and remember where everyone is, what’s going on with everyone. So that now yeah, now things can get started. And I am very, very very curious to see what’s gonna happen in the next few weeks. So, again. We are going to have a new episode every single week now, only about GoT.  So I know this week this episode is coming a little bit late, on Wednesday, but the next few weeks is going to come out on Monday. But so, what will happen is: the episode comes out, but the transcript will only be available a few days later, OK? Guys, I’m sorry but it’s just not possible to do the episode … well:  watch, record and do the whole transcripts so quickly. Ok, so you can already enjoy the episode , listen to it but then yeah, then the transcripts are going to come out a few days later. I will try and have them until Friday but I cannot guarantee, ok. maybe they are just going to be like a week later. So that I can finish them on the weekend.

So yeah, if you liked it please thumbs up and share, comment, tell me what you thought, what you think is gonna happen, just if you give spoilers, please, just right first: spoiler alert what you think is gonna happen, OK? and I will see you next week for episode 2! Have an amazing week, bye bye!

 

 

 

 

About the author: jdb

She is a language teacher since 2001, an English teacher since 2007 and an on-line language teacher since 2011. She is the founder of the OLC Clube, your Language Club. Jennifer loves watching movies and series, reading, travelling, meeting new people,learning about other cultures and world history, learning in general and teaching.

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