Game of Thrones Episode 1 Instant Take: “Winterfell”

Game of Thrones Episode 1 Instant Take Winterfell

Game of Thrones Episode 1 Instant Take: “Winterfell”

After nearly two years of waiting Game of Thrones returns with the first episode of its final season. All our favorite characters meet in familiar settings and viewers finally get the reunions and reckonings they’ve been waiting for.

Will the northerners accept a Targaryens as queen? Will John Recognize Arya and Bran after being separated so long? Is the Hound still pretty ugly? Get the roll call run down and our first reactions to the shows final season premier in this weeks instacast and come back Tuesday for our season premier deep dive for Game of Thrones Season 8 Premier, “Winterfell”.

Storyline for “Winterfell”:Episode 1:
Jon, Daenerys, and her armies arrive in Winterfell where Bran informs them that the White Walkers have broken through the Wall. In response, the Northern lords and their allies rally around Winterfell, although they remain suspicious of Daenerys and the promised Lannister reinforcements. At King’s Landing, Cersei is not worried about the breach in the Wall, as Euron has returned with the Golden Company. Euron recites his deeds to convince Cersei to have sex with him. At Cersei’s bidding, Qyburn hires Bronn to assassinate both Tyrion and Jaime. Theon infiltrates the Iron Fleet and rescues Yara, who heads for the Iron Islands to take them back from Euron, while Theon decides to return to Winterfell. Back at Winterfell, Jon reunites with Bran and Arya, while Sansa remains suspicious of Daenerys. Sam learns that Daenerys executed his father and brother, and is upset by this. He also tells Jon about Jon’s true identity as Rhaegar and Lyanna’s son, and as the true heir to the Iron Throne. Tormund and Beric inspect a devastated castle, and encounter Edd and members of the Night’s Watch. The occupants of the castle, now revealed to be House Umber’s ancestral home Last Hearth, have already been wiped out by the Night King, who has left a message for the living. Jaime arrives at Winterfell and encounters Bran in the courtyard.

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1 Response

  1. Mike says:

    Just watched GoT S8 ep1 and listened to your instacast.

    You had me howling with your interpretation of the dragon riding and the theme tune to Aladdin. However, I wonder if the point of that scene wasn’t trying to re-confirm the feeling between the two but was it to show that the dragons are allowing him to ride them (i.e. proving he is a Targaryen) and that the Dragon wasn’t ‘winking’ at him but that it was recognising him for what he is?

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