Game of Thrones delivered on its promised faster pace of season 7 with an episode so crammed with major events, reunions, a battle, deaths, and twists it nearly played like a season finale - yet this is only episode 2!
There is also talk of a way to kill dragons in Episode 2 of Game of Thrones.
"Stormborn" was a solid episode!
We started in Dragonstone, where Daenerys and her war council plotted about how best to attack Cersei. First, like Jon told the Northern lords, Daenerys has dragons and may be siting on a mountain of dragonglass, which we know can be used to kill the White Walkers. Daenerys and her advisers begin their planning to take over Westeros but Daenerys is slightly doubtful about Lord Varys, due to his changing loyalties.
The episode teaser shows that Jon Snow, King in the North, will arrive at Dragonstone and meet with Daenerys Targaryen, the Dragon Queen. Given that Dany spent nearly all of her screen time in episode two planning her assault on Westeros and Casterly Rock, this quick shot of her dragons could point to something more than just an aerial jaunt over Dragonstone. Could they both meet a tragic end in battle this season?
While that handy weapon may yet come into play, Qyburn has designed a giant crossbow for Cersei's pleasure.
We also see Sansa furiously stalking off somewhere in the snow (is it Jon or Littlefinger who has her so miffed?). Instead, she comes up with a plan everyone likes. That'll be the Unsullied army invading Casterly Rock, then.
Theon suffers a panic attack as he watches the carnage all around him and throws himself overboard. That's because Euron knows Cersei will relish in the opportunity to torture, if not outright murder, the woman who killed her daughter, Myrcella Baratheon. Nymeria sniffs around a little bit, gives Arya a meaningful look, and then takes her wolfpack and runs off, leaving Arya alone again-and reminding her that while you can reclaim your name and head back to familiar turf, once you've become a magical teenage assassin, there's really no going home again.
Having to face Euron's madness and Cersie's vengeance, Yara, Ellaria Sand, and Tyene Sand are surely facing horror unimaginable. The King's Landing-related action this week seems to stem from Euron swaggering (seriously, is that his one mode of walking?) through the streets of King's Landing and waltzing into the throne, probably to drop off that gift. And Arya's brief time with fully-grown Nymeria is majestic. Nymeria has her own pack, Arya has her revenge to carry out. We aren't asking what you think is going to happen on Game of Thrones, we're asking: what do you most hope to see happen? We have the preview for "Queen's Justice" and it teases plenty more drama between Daenerys and Cersei. But, as with the death of Joffrey in Season 4, a death that we thought we wanted was not joyful in its delivery.