Game of Thrones Episode 2 Review: “Stormborn”

Game of Thrones Episode 2 Review: "Stormborn"

Game of Thrones Episode 2 Review: “Stormborn”

Give three rabid Game of Thrones fans 24 hours to research Season 7, Episode 2: “Stormborn.” Then keep them awake till 2 a.m. before letting them record what they discovered. This Deep Dive is a weird one, and it covers some weird stuff: generational legacies, Daenerys’ possible descent into tyranny, changes in the opening credits, Randyll Tarly’s military background, why Euron Greyjoy’s ship is called Silence and … Theon’s moment of heroism? Have a listen, then write us at hosts@shatontv.com for Thursday’s Small Council listener mail episode.

Game of Thrones Episode 2 Summary: “Stormborn” is the second episode of the seventh season of HBO’s fantasy television series Game of Thrones, and the 62nd overall. The episode was written by Bryan Cogman, and directed by Mark Mylod. The title of the episode refers to both Daenerys Targaryen, who was born during a terrible storm, and Euron Greyjoy, who declares himself to be “the storm”.

The episode’s main plot focuses on Daenerys planning her conquest of Westeros; at the behest of Melisandre, she orders Tyrion to summon Jon Snow, who agrees to meet with her despite the objections of Sansa and several other supporters. In King’s Landing, Cersei Lannister warns her bannermen about Daenerys’s impending invasion. Meanwhile, in the Narrow Sea, the Greyjoys and Sand Snakes are attacked by Euron Greyjoy’s Iron Fleet, with Yara Greyjoy and Ellaria Sand being taken as hostages.

“Stormborn” received praise from critics, who considered Euron Greyjoy’s raid on Yara’s Iron Fleet, the assembly of Daenerys’ allies at Dragonstone, and Arya’s reunion with her direwolf Nymeria as highlights of the episode. In the United States, it achieved a viewership of 9.27 million in its initial broadcast.

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