Game of Thrones Episode 1 Theories: “Winterfell”


Game of Thrones Episode 1 Theories: “Winterfell”

What’s on viewers’ minds after the powerful debut of Game of Thrones Season 8? Why Dany and Jon must die, why the dragon riding scene was important, Cersei’s baby, over-reliance on Bran, and whether the Night King will skip Winterfell and go straight for King’s Landing. Plus why is everyone letting Bran be a cryptic weirdo, why Dany is the only royal fit to rule, why Dany is unfit to rule, the timing of Sam’s big talk with Jon, Smalljon Umber vs Ned Umber, and casual misogyny. With more than 60 emails and voicemails submitted for this episode, it’s a power-packed edition of On The Throne.

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Storyline for Episode 1: “Winterfell”
Upon reaching Winterfell with their combined armies, Jon and Daenerys learn the Army of the Dead has breached the Wall and the Night King commands the undead Viserion. The Northern lords and their allies rally around Winterfell, but distrust Daenerys and doubt Cersei’s pledge. At King’s Landing, Euron returns from Essos with the Golden Company and entices Cersei to consummate their union. On Cersei’s orders, Qyburn hires Bronn to assassinate Tyrion and Jaime. Theon rescues Yara, who then sets out to retake the Iron Islands, while Theon returns to Winterfell. At Winterfell, Jon reunites with Bran and Arya, and later learns to ride Rhaegal. Sam meets Daenerys who reveals that she executed his father and brother. After Sam and Jon are reunited, Sam tells Jon his true identity is Aegon Targaryen, king and rightful heir to the Iron Throne. At House Umber’s seat of Last Hearth, Tormund and Beric encounter Edd and other Night’s Watch members. They find the castle’s occupants dead and Ned Umber’s body used as a gruesome message from the Night King. Jaime arrives at Winterfell where Bran is awaiting him.

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1 Response

  1. Thomas Jørgensen says:

    I’m on King B’s side here.. Daenarys still acts like a spoiled brat.. all she cares about is her supposed claim to the throne while, everyone else is more concerned about THE DEAD TAKING OVER THE WORLD. How does this have anything to do about gender??? seriously!? Joffrey was even worse. And Bolton? Just because they were obviously evil, does not change a thing. Spoiled; as in they were all born into power, and brat; as in they act like self centric assholes.. pardon my language, but i don’t think it’s fair to use the sexist card just because the character happens to be female.. one thing game of thrones does well is to shows both male and females as heroes AND villains.

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