“Winterfell” is full of references to the pilot of the series.
Finally ! After two long years of waiting, Game of Thrones has made his return that night. The most eager have followed the launch of the final season of the series HBO live at 3 o’clock in the morning on OCS, or replay with the breakfast story to spend a Monday serene without fear of spoiler. It must be said that the event is of size : the show the highlight of the decade, and probably the most ambitious in the history of the small screen, starts his conclusion. Until the end of may, the world will be divided into two categories : those who watch Game of Thrones, and others.
As you might expect, the first chapter of this farewell tour, entitled “Winterfell”, has been both very comforting and very frustrating. Because if it was found with a great pleasure our favourite characters (and those that we love to hate), and discovered with delight the new generic, everything was going a little too fast in this establishment rich in events which, paradoxically, we had the impression that it wasn’t happening much. This is what has been retained from this first episode under the sign of reunion who has made several nods to the pilot of the series, released in 2011.
The great meeting of the Stark in Winterfell
While Walkers White road to the south after you have opened a breach in the Wall, everyone gathers at Winterfell, the HQ of Stark. Started by Jon Snow, who brings with him Daenerys Targaryen, his huge army and his two dragons, under the gaze of a young boy who climbs on a tree to admire the scene. Reference is not veiled to the arrival of Robert Baratheon and Cersei in the first season of the show.
This is the opportunity for Jon to find Sansa, who reigns over the place since his absence and shines through his foresight, in contrast to her “brother”. The reunion is warm with Arya, that he had not seen since the very first episode of the series ( !) and Jon is excited to see that she still has Needle, the sword that he had offered (it recognizes to be served “once or twice”). But things have changed : and Arya became close to Sansa and praises his intelligence and his sense of family.
Bran, for his part, is no longer quite himself and not drop hardly be polite. It reminds us, quite rightly, that the King of the Night is on, and reveals to Daenerys that he now controls one of his dragons.
Sansa and Tyrion
Become Hand of the King, or rather Queen Daenerys, Tyrion Lannister found his former wife, Sansa. The two have experienced many hardships. The last time they were seen was during the season 4 at the wedding of Joffrey Baratheon and Margaery Tyrell. A bad memory for Tyrion, who was accused of poisoning his nephew, a little less for Sansa, who seems to be remembered with delight the ignominious death of Joffrey. It mocks also the naivety of Tyrion who tells him that the army of Cersei arrives as reinforcements. “I, who admired your intelligence,” insists the lady of Winterfell.
Cersei and Euron
And for good reason ! Cersei Lannister, more cynical than ever, following his own plan, and rejoices altogether when Qyburn tells him that the Wall fell down. Cersei is ready for anything, even sleeping with the arrogant Euron Greyjoy, who dream of him “putting a Prince in the belly” at the same time. Theon took the opportunity to liberate his sister, Yara, who was captive of Euron, before leaving to join the Stark in Winterfell.
Cersei does not lose sight of his goal : to rule over whatever’s left of the world after the battle against the Walkers White, and to kill his two brothers. For this, she put on a good old Bronn, interrupted while he batifolait with three prostitutes, recounting it through the menu on the destiny excruciating the soldier played by singer Ed Sheeran (“he had the face burned out, it no longer has eyelids”). Because the symbolic account in Game of Thrones, Bronn will have to do it with a crossbow, the weapon used by Tyrion against his father Tywin…
Jon and Drogon
During season 7, Jon Snow had made the acquaintance of Drogon, and that it was well past since he had not finished charred and had even been able to pet him on the muzzle. This time, it is past at top speed from the trip with Daenerys, who was invited to set up Rhaegar. Drogon on the other hand has moderately enjoyed seeing Jon kissing his mom.
Jon and Sam
While he has learned by Daenerys that she had killed his father and brother (had to bend the knee), Samwell Tarly is seen to press by Bran to reveal to Jon his true identity, which was revealed to us during the season 7. Jon learns, therefore, that it is actually called Aegon Targaryen, and that his parents are Lyanna Stark and Rhaegar Targaryen. A moment unfortunately attenuated by the rhythm and the richness of the episode.
Bran and Jaime
The “encounter” the most short but the most intense development took place in the very end of the episode, when Jaime Lannister, he also happened to Winterfell, as he crossed the gaze of Bran, which is the ultimate nod to the pilot of the series. Promoted new crow with three eyes, Bran has certainly changed, but it does not seem to have forgotten that Jaime was made a cripple when the son of Ned Stark was surprised in full having sex with his sister Cersei. Bran will there be to want to take revenge ? Without this gesture, it would not have become what it is today, and what makes him a major asset in the face of the onslaught of Walkers White.
- The dragons do not like the North, it cuts the appetite.
- Lyanna Mormont, still as bad ass, humiliates Jon in the middle of a meeting.
- Walkers White, these artists misunderstood, yet reproduces their famous spiral, this time around the poor Lord Char.
- Tormund and Beric Dondarrion is alive.
- Arya and The Bloodhound are leaving it looks like.
- The discussion between Tyrion and Varys we had missed it !
- Gendry is there income for only forge weapons ?
The creators of Game of Thrones know the end “from the season 3”